I kept my dreams to myself for years because I did not want to hear another person say to me who I could not be and what I could not do. However, my inner-faith was much stronger than the discouraging voices in my environment. Many of my early mentors were strangers with whom I shared a common bond. I “met” them in books, radio, film and read/or television. I became a student of their life stories and inspired to dare to dream.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” – Anonymous
So, I decided then, when I believed in something with all my heart I was not going to ask permission nor be paralyzed by the absence of the perfect situation. Thus, I stepped forward in faith: sometimes into the light other times into the darkness when I emerged bloody but unbound.
With a love of learning, it was natural to pursue and complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Juris Doctorate in Law. Being a life-long learner continuing education was organic, especially in media production, teaching for understanding, business principles, digital marketing, creative and screen writing. My pursuits resulted many recognitions including an Emmy Award, a TV and radio talk show, an editor-in-chief of a business magazine, adjunct professor in business and media, broadcast television and Olympic marketing executive and advocate for the underserved.
Humanity is a priority. I am a passionate advocate for affordable housing, living wages, foster children, animal protection and music in the schools among others.
These experiences have brought about insight and energy with a direct connection to the heart of people who have blazed their own trails. Numerous clients have expressed delightful astonishment over epiphanies and other relevant recollections that resulted from their interviews.
My work has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Ebony, George, Essence, NBC/Universal, Fox, U.S. Olympic Games publications and more…
“Dreams don’t have deadlines.” – Milana L. Walter