Happy Black Business Month! Please introduce yourself and business:
Hello! Happy Black Business Month to you as well. My name is Rachel Simmons, Founder and CEO of Good Genes Management. An Elite Creative Boutique agency based in Atlanta, and NY. We focus on developing a strong support foundation for grooming upcoming unique models to develop and place them with like minded agencies.
What makes you unique in your industry?
Our agency is built on a family foundation. We are all family oriented and care more about the quality of people. Our team thinks outside the box and loves a good problem to solve. Our models are more than a booking. We prepare them for the unexpected and invest into their long term careers. Everyone knows the process doesn't happen overnight and enjoys the journey.
Please share your top 3 most proud accomplishments to-date:
Re-opening Good Genes
Having a family foundation based agency
Investing into people for their growth
Any advice to other women in your industry?
Keep going is what I tell myself everyday. I’ve reinvented myself a couple of times and each time it gets sweeter. Love yourself enough everyday to not give up and realize your purpose is bigger than you. Having a support system is vital and being able to lean on people who genuinely care about you is okay to do. Last, not but not least, take your time and fully enjoy the journey. Smile, laugh and have fun! God is always in control.
What is next for you in 2021 and how can readers connect with you
I would say to close out 2021 with a bang! The Remainder of the year will be to continue to just keep pushing, building relationships with dope people, pouring support into our models for grooming, development and placement and enjoying the process. We always expect the unexpected.
Readers can follow me @goodgenes_mgnt