Introduce yourself and profession to our readers.
I am Shanna A. Jefferson. I hail from Allendale, SC graduating in 2002 from Allendale-Fairfax High School. Upon graduation, I matriculated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning my Bachelor of Public Policy and Master of Social Work degrees. Currently, I am a Doctor of Social Work candidate.
Professionally, I am a Life Coach, Author, Speaker, Psychotherapist, and Talk Show Host. My life motto is “For to whom much is given, of him much shall be required”. With that being said, my primary passion and purpose in life is to serve as an agent of change. I haven’t been fed with a silver spoons in the traditional sense of the saying. However, I’ve been blessed with the silver spoon filled with grace, gratitude, humility, integrity, faith, service, divine connections, and the spirit of greatness.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I’ve always been an entrepreneur primarily stemming from the hustler mentality embedded in me by my Father, Mr. George M. Jefferson. Upon retiring as an educator following 33 years of service, my Father hustled to support his family. He became the watermelon man, tapeman, peachman…you name it! I have vivid memories of essentially going door to door with my Father as he got his hustle on. Furthermore, my greatest lessons and values in life stem from my humble upbringing.
What key advice would you share with readers that are interested in your industry?
The power of believing in you, having faith, demonstrating perseverance, never giving up, stepping out of your comfort zone, and giving credit to the Most High is life-changing.
In my recent book The Greatness Toolbox, 33 Tools For Success I offer advice for the emerging and aspiring entrepreneur as they navigate the entrepreneurial journey. I’ve employed the 33 tools during my nearly 5 years as a business owner as well as throughout my journey as an entrepreneur.
What is next for you and your business this Fall?
The remaining 2 months of 2019 will be filled with new ventures, opportunities, and blessings!
I kicked off November with the launch of Visions of Greatness Media Company. The Visions of Greatness platform consists of a Talk Show, Blog, Speaking Engagements, Live Events, and Brand Development services. On November 15, I will release my 5th book titled Unleash Your Greatness: 34 Life Principles for Entrepreneurs. Then on November 25, the 1st Visions of Greatness Talk Show will air live at www.visionsofgreatnesstalkshow.com. Opportunities for sponsorships and guest appearances are available.
The Entrepreneurial Spotlight Academy also launches in November. The academy consists of several membership levels to propel the aspiring and emerging entrepreneur in their pursuit of Greatness.
My mental health agency, Destination Greatness, has expanded our online services to all residents of NC, SC, and GA. In addition, I’ve been blessed to serve as the Director of Clinical Operations for the group practice Breakthrough Counseling and Consulting.
Services include therapy, empowerment coaching, anger management groups, hip hop therapy groups, business coaching for therapists, vision board groups, and continuing education opportunities. Services are available for ages 7 and up.
How can readers connect with you online & through social media?
I encourage all to join my VIP email list for exclusive updates and discounts on products and services. Join today and receive a complimentary E-Book! My website is www.shannajefferson.com.
To schedule a Breakthrough Session, psychotherapy session, or business consultation please visit www.shannajefferson.acuityscheduling.com.
To be a guest on Visions of Greatness Talk Show, visit www.visionsofgreatnesstalkshow.com.