Blog Contributors

MALIKA.2014Malika L. Anderson is the CEO and Founder of Real Woman’s Guide LLC, a Professional Training and Development Company for Women in Transition. Malika is a Published Author, Dynamic and Powerful Keynote Speaker, A highly sought after Business Consultant and an Entrepreneur who owns and operates multiple enterprises. A gifted and highly skilled Visionary, Trailblazer and Pioneer with twenty five years’ experience in Corporate Business, Executive Management, Leadership, Business Consulting, Intl. Business Markets and Entrepreneurship. Training Women in the Corporate Workforce, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and Leaders with World Class Training and Professional Development. With a dual expertise in Business and Psychology she helps women in transition to identify their strengths, gifts and skill set so they can breakthrough barriers that have been keeping them stuck and advance to new levels of success. With the 21st Leader in mind her Co., Real Woman’s Guide, LLC is changing the way people think and do business today. By providing real and relevant training and professional development opportunities Malika is bridging the gap between today’s Corporate Workforce, Emerging Small Business Markets and modern day Entrepreneurs. Infusing her Entrepreneurial genius and her servant’s heart into today’s Business Marketplace and its Leaders Ms. Anderson is helping people in multiple industries in the U.S. and abroad to Excel in Business, Life and Leadership.

ShontayBShontay Blakeney is a woman with a heart for God who loves her family and enjoys helping people. She became involved with Passion to Purpose in 2012 at a time in her life when she really needed direction. Passion to Purpose proved to be a tremendous blessing in her life. She has overcome many life challenges and allowed her passion and experiences to develop purpose. Shontay strongly believes that every obstacle and good thing you experience is for your purpose. Use it! She is the co-founder of the non-profit Women in L.O.V.E. Inc.; an organization geared toward the uplifting of women of all ages, and is working on several other non-profit and business ventures.
A native of South Carolina, Shontay received her high school education from Walterboro High School. She graduated with Honors from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and has experience in Information Technology. Shontay is currently seeking a Masters degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling and will be graduating in May 2015. As part of this graduate program, Shontay interns at First Life Center for Pregnancy and Robertson & Associates as a Student Mental Health Counselor. Upon graduation, she plans to open a private practice specializing in women’s issues. She is employed with Central Florida Case Management Services as a Targeted Case Manager.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, fishing, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling, and experiencing new things. Shontay is the 2nd of 3 children and resides in Orlando, Florida.

JBrown2 Jennifer Brown creatively utilizes her gifts and experiences to enhance the lives of young ladies within and beyond the church walls. It is my fevering belief that our young ladies are on the cutting edge of an extraordinary transformation in which we hold in our hands to be nurtured and planted into good soil, and attend to that good soil with the water and nutrients of the word of God. I believe not only in investing into our young ladies, but also in taking the time to empower other young ladies to reach out beyond the comforts of their social circles and embrace other young ladies with love and compassion. After encountering a life changing circumstance in 2010, Jennifer found herself, educated, homeless, and broken. Through this amazing journey, she has come to the conclusion that no matter how low you may fall, you can recover.

Jennifer holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from Howard University. Jennifer enjoys writing and helping individuals in the church as well as the surrounding community. She is currently a mental health social worker and trained trauma expert who provides individual and family therapy to individuals who are trauma survivors. Jennifer Brown also facilitates female trauma groups such as G-TREM and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment groups for women in the District Of Columbia providing crisis intervention and mental health therapy for women. An aspiring author and businesswoman, Jennifer is launching out into the deep to fulfill her God-given assignment. One of Jennifer’s favorite quotes is ” As long as there is breath in your body, there is always HOPE(Healing for Our Painful Experiences).”

MelissaMelissa Lipscomb hails from San Diego, California, and began a beautiful relationship with God that has enhanced every aspect of her life. She graduated from Lincoln Preparatory Academy in 1994. In November 1995 she enlisted in the United States Navy and has spent the last 19 years supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States of America and mentoring the Navy’s future and current leaders.
Melissa has always had a passion for servitude and a knack for creativity. She has always been drawn to fashion, art, and being creative, and through these God-given gifts which she is ever seeking to cultivate, written stories, she has designed clothes, planned weddings and events, designed home, church, and church conference room interiors, been a women and men’s fashion stylist, and has become quite the cook.

After serving 18 years in the Navy, she began to give serious consideration to life after the Navy and was stationed in Manama, Bahrain. One of the things that immediately stood out was the people’s passion for servitude. Bahrain is famous for their 5 star hotels, restaurants, and spas which include 5 star guest services. Their passion sparked an idea which led to the most wonderful second career she could imagine, being an Inn Keeper. Melissa is in planning stages of becoming an inn keeper of her own bed and breakfast. And in line with enhancing future leaders and business owners, she will establish a not-for-profit that will train young ladies to become inn keepers, spa owners, and landscape specialists as they complete four year degrees and eventually own and/or operate their own bed and breakfasts. Her passion for spreading sisterly love, is the inspiration for the book she is writing “She.Hate.Me”.
Melissa currently resides in Ridgecrest California with her 8 year old daughter Ashley.

dianamillner_1Diana Millner has extensive experience in grantmaking, public policy, and advocacy. She has spent the bulk of her career working on behalf of vulnerable children, both domestically and abroad. At the Stoneleigh Foundation, she oversees the Emerging Leader Fellowship program and has a focus on cross-systems work in the juvenile justice field. Prior to joining Stoneleigh, she served as executive director of Save Africa’s Children, where she led the disbursement of grants to hundreds of grassroots and faith-based organizations serving orphans and vulnerable children in Africa, and a Senior Policy Analyst with Bread for the World in Washington, DC. Diana holds a holds a Master in City Planning from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.


SNchegeheadshot2Stephanie Nchege is a Certified Professional Life Coach that has a gifting for making the process/journey Exciting & Engaging. She is just the right blend of Coach, Therapist, Teacher, Motivator, and Cheerleader.  She continues to strive diligently to allow God to stretch her especially while helping others. Stephanie has combined her skill set as a Certified Professional Life Coach, Licensed Occupational Therapist, Masters Level Psychiatric Therapist, Successful business owner, Wife, Mother of two boys, and Wellness Promoter to assist her in skillfully meeting people where they “Are” and rendering unto them Service that may help them to go where they “Dream”!  Her patients and audiences have often referred to her as a “Breath of Fresh Air.”  Stephanie truly believes that there is a world out there that we can make a difference in, one life at a time. Let’s start Finally Living.

cperotterelatebleTrained Researcher. Empathetic Listener. Passionate Speaker. Goal guider. Relationship Builder.
Dr. Chavonne Lenoir Perotte is a public health researcher who, over the past 10 years, has developed a range of curricula on healthy relationships, and conducted educational trainings, interactive workshops, and large conferences. Chavonne received her doctorate in public health from the Johns Hopkins University and focused her research on sexual health. It was there that she discovered her passion for hearing people’s stories, writing about their lives and creating solutions for common relationship issues. Chavonne is a dynamic speaker who is able to use her experiences, skills and knowledge to inspire people to take action in their own lives. She is the founder and CEO of RelateABLE, a relationship development and coaching group that guides individuals in creating the relationships they want. She is also the owner of The Glamorous Life Events, a full scale event planning and management firm. An aspiring author, Chavonne is currently working on a book that supports couples in effectively navigating infertility. Chavonne grew up in Northern Virginia and now lives in New Jersey where she enjoys her roles as a wife and new mother.

Tasha Natasha Rubin is the Founder and Facilitator of Passion to Purpose (P2P), a global network for women eager to discover their passions and purpose. As a wife, mom of two young active boys, business owner and entrepreneur, Natasha knows all too well how the hustle and bustle to “just get it done” at times trumps connecting and thriving in areas you were gifted with skills and talents to do.

After fourteen years of providing administrative, project and program management services in institutional environments, she decided six years ago to focus her talents on starting and growing a successful small business that provides social media marketing services as well as day to day remote administrative assistance to a range of entities, including entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits. Natasha was given the nick names “Gifted Assistant” and the “Connector” from friends and colleagues because she was always assisting others, mainly women, in connecting to people and things that would help them realize their worth and what they had to offer to the world. In 2012, Passion to Purpose (P2P) was created to expand the reach to women around the world. Natasha has been often quoted as saying, “It takes a village to raise a woman.”

Natasha resides in Maryland with her husband and two boys.

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