A POWER-HOUSE voice that ignites audiences at the CORE
Not many people have the willpower to pull themselves up by the bootstraps. 17 years ago, Simply made a life-changing decision to dive headfirst into the unknown chapters of transformation in order to pull herself up by the bootstraps. Overcoming parental abandonment, physical and emotional abuse while in kinship foster care, three stints of homelessness, and four years of abusing drugs all while continuing to professionally help other vulnerable populations reach their fullest potential.
In the process of conquering and overcoming these traumatic experiences, Simply realized that only with “CRAZY FAITH” and focused resilience, they would and could pursue their life’s passion by doing the opposite of what was the norm taught while living in the chaotic streets of the South Bronx. The fast forward hustle and quick schemes of the inner city that she used early on in life to get by, were later turned into profit building tools for personal and professional development.
Out of the confines of a musty furnished room that became home to Simply and her then young child, Simply single-handedly crafted and envisioned what is now Simply Speaks LLC. From welfare and section 8 housing to PH.D student, Simply is a non-binary professional speaker who captivates audiences with high-energy messages on self-preservation and resilience.
Simply called this musty room home.
The second stint of homelessness
But Look Closer. They made a makeshift office for the vision to continue unfolding !
A graduate of the National Speakers Academy ( NSA NYC Chapter), Simply has a 10-year background with Toastmasters International Speakers Association (Dutchess County Chambers of Commerce) where she became the VP of marketing. In this leadership role, Simply took the club to another level of 'helping the community' when they made the decision to spearhead the clubs first ever youth leadership program for minority youth leaders residing in the inner city of Poughkeepsie, New York.
Today, Simply travels speaking and presenting her resiliency programs. When Simply is not traveling time is dedicated to her other business DSP Training Solutions, another training & development business that supports Direct Support Professionals to work effectively with individuals with intellectual disabilities. In addition to being a full -time business owner, Simply is marketing her newly released book Global Warning , Intuition & Instinct: The Uprise of The Resilient Woman.