Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m Shemika L. Moore, MBA. I’m the Founder and Career Coach of Moore Impactful Career Consulting, LLC. I am a detail-oriented, compassionate, creative and committed leader with over 15 years’ experience in Workforce Development and Career Coaching. I always seek to help organizations meet its goals by developing employees who are a confident and skilled individual, along with passionate about helping individuals who not only seek to achieve career success but looking for more joy and fulfillment.
I’m also a Southern-Bostonian Belle born in Carrollton, GA, raised in Boston, MA and currently transplanted in Providence, RI. I’m someone who’s always active some way, somehow in the volunteer-world-of-giving-back by giving my time since middle school age. Volunteering has always just been a passion (in my blood), something I “just” do and have always enjoyed. Who honestly doesn’t like giving back to our communities?
But, lately my focus and energy is in developing my career and business to ensure I’m achieving my mission, values and vision.
What was your first job and how did you get it?
I started INROADS the end of my sophomore year in college. This program helped me gain the skills I needed to be successful in my career up to this day and one reason I decided to start my business. The first job I worked in the MetLife Auto & Home Corporate Law and Compliance Department during my internship and was hired full-time with the company after graduating from Johnson & Wales University. I was truly impacted by this program and still in contact with my mentors developed during that time. INROADS is the nation’s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. By providing the skills, support, and network students need to obtain an internship at a top company, INROADS prepares students to lead and contribute from Day 1! I definitely recommend high school and college student research and join this program. It’s was impact your life is such an amazing way!
How did you decide and get to your career today?
I love training and development, continued learning and providing resources to those looking to succeed. And, I always wanted to teach after my time at MetLife Auto & Home, so I decided to pursue a nontraditional experience by working at Job Corps in Rhode Island. For about 4 years I ended up working with 16 – 24 years old by becoming a Business Office Administration Instructor, along with helping to prepare them for the workforce and finding jobs. From that point on my career developed in the Adult Education industry in forms of Workforce Development positions, teaching and career coaching. Honestly, I didn’t have a career plan at the time and I tell most, I kind of just fell into my purpose! It’ been a journey and learning experience but it has led me to impact a lot of lives.
What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?
Oh goodness, I have learned too much throughout my career so far and still learning. I’m such an overachiever and at one point in my career, I was on team “Doing Way Too Much” with work, volunteering and life. So I would tell her to slow down!! You don’t have to achieve everything “overnight” and truly enjoy your successes instead of running from one goal to the next. Celebrate, relax, ask for help and most importantly take care of you first. The tasks will always be there! The volunteer work will always be there. So spending the much needed self-care time to get to know you and what you want out of your career, relationships, life and define your own success. Most importantly, know the value of your skills and don’t give it away for free!
I remember my mentor giving me some of this advice in my 20s and of course, I didn’t listen. So, I also say LISTEN to your mentors! They know what they are talking about and probably know you better than you know yourself because he/she has invested the time and energy in seeing that you grow positively personally and professionally.
In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?
Personally, I see myself married with a child, empowering my community, traveling more and enjoying family and friends. Professionally, I look forward to impacting, empowering and learning with my clients to ensure they are achieving their goals; developing Moore Impactful Career Consulting services and training, along with extending my entrepreneurship experiences.
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