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Shmeka Gibson

Entrepreneur | College Professor, Psychology

Shmeka Gibson is a business owner and the mother of two daughters. Shmeka has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a Focus in Inferential Statistics. Shmeka is a college professor and teaches anything in the field of Psychology. Shmeka has over 15 years of experience in clinical/counseling psychology, data analytics, grant writing, HR, project management, business coaching/consulting and organizational development.

Innate Success Corp. provides a variety of business options, tools and resources needed to develop business owners, organize business practices, enhance the leader traits in individuals, and promote potential business leaders. Innate Success Corporation provides contract services to organizations in need of organizational infrastructure development and program management, research and applying to funding opportunities and data analytics. Innate Success also offers a business mentorship program for start-up companies. Shmeka is an author of 3 books entitled Changing the Mindset, and the host of her own radio show, with WDRB, called “Mindset Shift with Dr. Gibs.”

What would you say to a business owner that is currently struggling?

  • Take a break to evaluate your current business practices.

  • Identify and/or pray for understanding of your purpose.

  • Set some goals using the SMART goal process.

  • Trust the process and be patient.

  • Identify a mentor, coach, or consultant to help synthesize and organize your thought.

  • Network to build some positive business relationships.

  • Invest in yourself.

What 3 things does anyone starting in your industry need to know?

In today’s season, we have many coaches and consultants. I would recommend that anyone interested in going in this field of work must have:

  • A passion for helping people.

So many people enter the social services field without a heart, and they just look at the money. Many times, the very person that needs your support may not have the financial resources and, in many cases, those are the best relationships and success stories.

  • Education and experience.

It is very disheartening to see people that enter this field without experience and education. When I say experience, I mean more than personal experiences. We must work with others to gain understanding from many perspectives and learn to address many different scenarios. Also, do not enter a field of coaching that is not your expertise, (for example, a coach/consultant should not be providing services to people with trauma if they have never worked with the population or have a degree/license, etc.)

  • A Plan

If you enter the field of coaching and consulting without a plan of action, then you will have challenges with your business. Develop a model that you can use based on previous works experience, education, and research, this will help you establish a program model that will separate you from others in your eld.

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