Introduce yourself to the Glambitious Readers:
My name is Dr. Mary J. Huntley, and I am a wife of 44 years, Chief Executive/Encouragement Officer of Trinity Global Empowerment Ministries, Inc., Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, author, Clinical Supervisor, Professional Clinical Member as well as International Representative and a Certified Temperament Coach with a Christian Counseling Association, Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, Domestic Violence Advocate,and mentor are a few of the prominent roles that I presently fulfill.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
Growing up in the Nation’s Capital during a very pivotal part of the Civil Rights Movement had a great impact on my life. I have always been an advocate for what I believed was right. I grew tired of watching the news depicting blatant racism against people of color. And in my heart of hearts I knew that racism was not right by any stretch or figment of the imagination. Therefore, at an early age I began to strategize and plan to make a difference. I realized that I needed to educate, equip and empower myself to rise to the occasion when the opportunity presented itself. I set out against all odds at that time to obtain a college degree that would allow me to make a significant impact. My educational quest took years of hard work and sacrifice. However, I was determined to live a better lifestyle, and make a positive impact. Therefore, I continued to work full time and pursue my educational goals until I saw light at the end of the tunnel. I finally graduated with an earned Doctorate Degree and six advanced certifications. Praise God! Today I am honored to coach, and counsel individuals to help them reach their fullest potential and live their BEST life. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!
What advice would you share with ladies interested in starting a career in your industry?
I would encourage those interested in pursuing a counseling degree to ensure that you are called to the ministry of counseling in order to experience their highest fulfillment. Further I highly recommend that they not confuse their occupation with their vocation. It is my belief that we receive compensation for our occupation, and vocation is what God created us to do. We are passionate about vocation. In fact passion provides fuel for the journey. That passion motivates you to continue. Before you know it, hours have passed when you are doing what you are passionate about. In many instances we get so many fulfillments from our vocation. We will serve in the area of our vocation many times without remuneration. BUT the fulfillment and benefits we get are out of this world. GOD called us to a specific vocation because He programmed us with gifts before we left His assembly line.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018?
I am feverishly working on multiple projects for 2018. I am ecstatic about serving as the Facilitator of several awesome intimate gatherings entitled “Take the Mask Off.” I am also excited about the epic Book Launch of “Faith for Fiery Trials” (scheduled for June 30, 2018) in which I am co-author with some amazing ladies, including Visionary Elder Nicole S. Mason, Esquire. I am excited about launching my first book that will help others push past pain to purpose. I look forward to collaborating with other domestic violence advocates to help address and eradicate domestic violence. I am excited about offering courses and curriculums to help individuals with personal, professional, and spiritual development. Finally I am excited about planning seminars and workshops that will educate, equip, empower, and rebuild others throughout various jurisdictions.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?
Readers can connect with me via my websites at
www.trinitygem.org and www.drmaryjhuntley.com
Additionally, I am dr_maryj_huntley on Instagram,
DrMaryJ Huntley on Facebook, and
drmaryjhuntley on Twitter.