Today we’d like to introduce you to Shavannah Moore.
Shavannah, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am an Entrepreneur, Life Development Coach, Philanthropist, Author, Visionary, Wife and Mother! I am on a mission to kill the status quo for every minority woman and mom and what we’ve been conditioned to believe for generations. I have set out on a quest to Empower & Inspire Women by helping them find their voice and become the best version of themselves in their career/business. I’ve transformed my own personal and professional life by embracing my calling to teach, coach, heal and lead on purpose!
I was born on May 4th in Durham, North Carolina. When I was three years old, I was sent to live with my grandmother, who was a role model and a positive influence in my life. My grandmother was a habitual giver to the community, so early on, I learned the value of serving in the community. As a quick study, I adopted the characteristics of my grandmother, which would serve a valuable purpose in my adult life. At the age of thirteen, I relocated to live with my mother and younger siblings in Raleigh, North Carolina. The lifestyle was new for me. I went from living in a small family-centered country town to a larger city and in poverty conditions. I began to feel a sense of loneliness while heading down a road of destruction. I gained a sense of independence with my mother by taking on the role of helping as a caregiver to my little sister, which included daily cooking and household responsibilities.
I’ve always had a sense of entrepreneurship as a young girl and experienced being a part of an all-girls singing group, which failed to thrive due to a lack of commitment from the group members. However, I continued to reach for the stars by working a variety of odd jobs and conducting home-based businesses to obtain income. I hit a severe hardship after becoming a teen mom and giving birth to my first child. Encountering homelessness, I reached out for assistance from my local community advocacy, where I noticed that help was scarce. My local community lacked resources for families that were struggling, even while employed. This is where my non-profit was birthed!
As a young adult that was experiencing several challenges and a victim of childhood molestation, homelessness and abandonment, I soon realized I was headed down the wrong path. An epiphany during isolation caused me to re-evaluate who I was within and what the calling was in my life. Surrounding myself with positive and success-driven professionals that were not associated with my current lifestyle, I began to rebuild myself by adjusting myself mentally, spiritually, and physically.
I finally made the decision to live my best life while inspiring others to do the same. I believe that my past is what made me the woman I Am today, and I use that as fuel to motivate and empower other people to flourish! This is where the journey begins.
Has it been a smooth road?
Absolutely NOT. In addition to the challenges I faced growing up, I’ve also had several challenges during my Entrepreneur journey, including but not limited to depression, wanting to commit suicide, losing everything, sleeping out of my car and almost losing my mind.
I just thank God that my determination and desire to keep going was stronger than my desire to quit. I knew at that moment, the assignment was bigger than ME. This is the only time you experience these types of obstacles in life. Look at all the great Leaders we look up to today: Oprah, Tyler Perry, Jay-Z, Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, etc. Their rock bottom became the foundation of their success!
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
As a Global Empowerment Speaker, Life Development Coach and Master NLP Practitioner. I specialize in helping Leaders accomplish specific goals and overcome obstacles to personal growth.
I am known for helping women build their confidence, find their voice and share their story with the World while creating a lifestyle they love! The foundation of EVERYTHING I do and teach is Mindset & Story and this is what sets me apart from anyone else in my industry. I really get to the root of the issues to anything that happens in our lives and that is always MINDSET FIRST. We uncover your limiting beliefs, who you REALLY are (Core Values) and Then we can work on the rest! This will ensure you are living the lifestyle you truly desire to live and not the lifestyle that everyone expects you to live. This is what I’m most proud of!
Additionally, I believe with my whole heart that our Stories are the Foundation to a wildly successful life/business. So essentially, I love helping Women master their mindset and monetize their Story to create their best life! #YourStoryMatters
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
ABSOLUTELY! I love Atlanta and I feel that Atlanta is truly a place you can thrive! If you have the mindset, desire, passion and the drive to succeed, you will flourish in Atlanta!
- Website: www.shavannahmoore.com
- Instagram: @Shavannahspeaksmoore