Spotlight Series: Meet Co-Founder of WorldCeres Inc. & Career Coach Michele Lee Clarke-Ceres

1. Tell us a bit about yourself

I am the Co-Founder of the international consultancy, WorldCeres Inc., a Career Coach and Soft Skills trainer. I am also the Host & Creator of and have over 25 years of experience in government, international affairs and education. I was born and raised in NYC and I am fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. I also have a working knowledge of French and Catalan. I am an online contributing writer, stand-up comedian, actor and First-Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. So, I like to wear many hats!

2. What was your first job and how did you get it?

My very first job was working for a well-known and prominent campaign consultant in NYC which I landed through word of mouth. It was definitely a challenge and short-lived but it taught me a lot about New York City politics and started my career in it.

3. How did you decide and get to your career today?

I’ve held quite a few interesting, high-level positions but ultimately, they were geared towards executing someone else’s dream. It is now time to fulfill my dreams - while helping others as well. Being a career coach and a Soft Skills instructor is a start in that direction.

4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?

One piece of advice I would have given a younger me is: don’t let anyone try to convince you that you are less than - ever. The best career advice I have been given: Well it wasn’t really advice. I’ll never forget, early in my career an individual said to me that I shouldn’t try to aim higher and that there was nowhere for me to go! Needless to say, I knew they were wrong and it drove me to succeed.

5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?

I see myself living my life to the fullest with my family, staying healthy and traveling for business and pleasure. Most importantly, always staying consistently connected to God.

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