Hey Networkers, guess who we have in “The Conversation” this week!
This week we have Jessica Williams, Mommy Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Educator and Creator of The Mommy Experience
And you already KNOW we asked her, “what do you do?”
Hey Jessica, thank you so much for chatting with us here at MNA! Let’s start with what exactly your business and personal brand is.
Thank you so much for having me! I empower people to recognize their strengths, and I transform that power into action. I coach teens and millennial mothers.
That’s amazing. There needs to be more positive empowerment nowadays! What from your personal journey made you decide you want to start this as a business?
As a new mother, I found myself with a range of emotions, and I began to battle depression, loneliness, sleep deprivation, etc. I had a full-time job, grad school classes, church responsibilities, and community outreach. Each day, I grew increasingly overwhelmed and I could not fathom living this way for the rest of my life. I was no longer chasing my dreams and I lost my passion for a lot of the things that I loved. That is when I begin praying, and after months of meditation and fasting, The Mommy Experience was birthed. I just wanted to create a safe space with a tribe of women that understood the challenges of MommyHOOD but were still striving every day to chase their dreams. After the first event, The Mommy Experience catapulted. Today, through this brand, I am able to assist mothers in need. Through grants, fundraisers, and ticket sales, I have been able to help single mothers pay for groceries, past due bills, and other necessary expenses. In addition to The Mommy Experience, I coach mothers online, I am an educator, youth pastor in Fayette County and work with two charities in the Metro Atlanta area.
In addition to all the work you do for others, is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with and that inspires you?
I would like to collaborate with @koereyelle and @ronnebrown! They are both so incredibly inspiring, uplifting, and business savvy. Koe has been influential in my desire to take a leap of faith and quit my teaching career to become a full-time entrepreneur. Ronne is just so transparent and inspiring. She is the ultimate mommy mogul and that is what I aspire to become.
What advice can you give to other entrepreneurs that may have started where you were?
Get a mentor and step outside of your comfort zone. Do not be afraid to attend networking events alone. Do not be afraid to speak to strangers! Marketing and Networking is the only way to reach your maximum potential.