Can you name another woman that had an impact on you as a leader?
My grandmother, Mary H. Thompson, was my example of a leader. Her life, love and respect of family gave me an example of what it means to be a leader. She went from picking cotton & tobacco in the fields of North Carolina to owning several properties in New Jersey, all while being a single mother of 8 children. In my eyes, she is the greatest example of a Boss.
What is your vision of a leader?
A leader to me is someone who knows how to get things accomplished even if means personal sacrifice. A leader doesn’t have to be the smartest in the situation but knows who is. She isn’t afraid to utilize other’s abilities and follow direction. A leader is confident in being themselves. They can’t and won’t let their morals and self-worth be compromised.
What are your current goals?
I am currently working towards an Associate’s degree with a minor in nutrition. I want to be full service life coach. I want to show everyone that we are loved and that love starts with self emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
What is one thing you wish you had done differently?
I don’t wish I would have done anything different. My life is comprised of many different situations that made me the person I am today. I love me, and I know I am an extraordinary.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken?
My biggest and best risk would be moving to Maryland. When my wife and I were deciding where to start our life together, we had many options and opportunities. After much prayer and conversation, we settled on Baltimore. Honestly, it has brought me closer to God and helped me form a network of family and friends that support, challenge and love me to life.
How do you stay motivated?
My motivation is my connection to the God in me and my knowledge that my life serves a purpose. I firmly believe that I was put on this planet at this time to positively impact everyone. God doesn’t make mistakes. She only sends out love, and I am one piece of the love puzzle.
What is your measure of success?
I measure success through my own feelings of positive personal connections in this world. I work daily to leave a legacy of love.