DOZ Issue 40 February 2019 - Page 27

When you work for someone else, they want you to be mindful of other people I don’t have to be mindful in my own things you know I can be who I am freely. So, yes, I love giving back. You know, I know how they feel. I know how they feel because I was once her. I remember people coming in and donating their time and coaching us and all that kind of stuff. Some people took it, some people didn’t, but I remember being in those shoes Let’s talk about your magazine. The MizCEO society has a magazine so tell us about it. F or the MizCEO magazine, absolutely. I wanted to create a platform where women who may normally not be able to be picked up by different national media outlets could be picked up so that it opens up more doors for them. So, the MizCEO magazine is for the entrepreneurial woman by the entrepreneurial woman, and we have great content from all over the world from different contributing writers. I am always looking to help women. I just want them to have a voice, and this will be another voice for digital as well as on-demand print. Okay. When did you start this? T his happened in March of this year 2018. So, we’ve gone on for six months; we’re in 42 different states and in seven countries. So that’s exciting. Yes. That’s exciting, and that’s amazing. Awesome. If people want the magazine where do they go? T hey can go to MizCEO.com, or they can reach out to me, it doesn’t matter. (She laughs.) Jessica, you have a coaching programme, Etiquette Fit for A Queen. What was it that made you decide to create this coaching programme and so far, how has it helped women? W ell, it is for the abused and battered and recovering woman. So, whether they’re recovering addicts or they’re in a transitional home. And you know, like I said, the first time I ever heard of a coach was when I lived in a battered women’s shelter. So, I make sure that I go back, and I give back and I coach women, whether I’m coaching them financially on how to save money, the type of account they want to get and all of those good things, just to be able to help the woman get to that next level. And someone actually recommended me for my programme and that’s how I received the Barak Obama Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, which is a high honour. So, yes, I love giving back. You know, I know how they feel. I know how they feel because I was once her. I remember people coming in and donating their time and coaching us and all that kind of stuff. Some people took it, some people didn’t, but I remember being in those shoes. So, what do you find most fulfilling about being able to go back to the shelter for battered women and give back? What do you find most fulfilling about inspiring and empowering those women to be all that they can be? ou know what? To me, it’s like when a person knows that Y 27 you can identify with them that’s when they’re more prone to listen to you. So, for them to be able to see me walking in my purpose? It’s a beautiful thing to be able to give somebody hope because I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hopeless before. I’ve been hopeless when I didn’t think I was going to make it. I know how they feel, to not know if you’re going to make it or not. So, when you get people who actually care to come alongside you, that’s a whole different story. You feel if they could make it, I can make it through this; I’m going to make it through this, this is not the end of my story. A light bulb comes on. I know. And it’s a lot better when they know that the person talking to them can relate to what it is that they’re going through A bsolutely! Absolutely! That they’re not just coming up and trying to get their community hours done. Yeah. Absolutely. Well done, Jessica. Well done. W ell, again, to God be the glory. Because there’s a scripture that talks about after you’ve been converted go back and strengthen your brethren. So, I guess this is a good time to ask, what effect if any does being a Christian have on the work that you do? (S he laughs) It has everything to do with the work that I do. There’s one scripture that pops into my head that whatever you do in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord. I’m a businesswoman, and as the believer, I believe that the best CEO is the CEO of the world, the one who created everything. There’s even one parable that Jesus talks about where the master, he gave different one’s talents, one took his talents, and DOZ Magazine | February 2019