Please tell us about yourself:
My name is Selena Robinson and I am a Best Seller Co-Author of the Power of Perseverance and I am Victor. I am a Coach, a leadership expert and a Motivational Speaker who delivers high energy presentations that challenges audiences to leverage their focus on persevering, becoming a victor and concentrating on what matters most in life. I am widely regarded as having a sweet spot for inspiring others to “Create memories and strengthen relationships”.
Additionally, I am a networking strategist, for over 25 years I help professional women expand and dominate their networking abilities by providing simple strategies. I am also the Founder and CEO of the Bold and Beauty Networking Membership Group.
For fun, I am a picture taking queen who enjoys shopping, and event planning. I am a champion of positivity and inclusivity and a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. In my professional role I serve as a contracting officer for the Federal Government in Frederick Maryland. My education achievements are a M.A, in Administration and Supervision with a concentration in Training, and B.A in Communications Studies from Montclair State University in NJ. My greatest accomplishments are my daughter Alaya Mone Robinson and my recent ability to transform my mindset to choose every day to do something, say something, or behave in some way that would move the needle in my work, and personal life.
Tell us about your Passion and your journey to success:
One of my greatest passions is spending time with family and friends and creating memories. I am known as the C.A.M chic - as I am always boasting that acronym reminding any and everyone to create a memory today. I am reminded by Meik Wiking (author of the art of making memories), who says that happy memories are essential to our mental health, as they strengthen our sense of identity and purpose and they bond our relationships. So in my daily life I make it a conscious habit to create as many memories and experiences as possible as life is too short. This concept I learned in my early 30s as a result of losing my sister unexpectedly.
My journey to success, wow that is an excellent question. For me my journey to success is not having any regrets, nor a final destination. When I think of my journey to success- I think of several things I pledge to do. I set goals often, I strive to commit to a process that will help me achieve my goals, I garnish support, I surround myself around like minded people, I am mindful of my mindset, i forgive myself when defeating thoughts percolate my mind, and finally i reward myself when i accomplishment a milestone. Oh and don’t forget the cherry on top- I reach back and give to others- providing service is paramount.
What advice would you share with ladies who are interested in a similar
The advice I would share is for women to re-introduce themselves to themselves. We are continuously changing and we need to evolve ourselves and our goals to match the changes in us and our environment. I would advise ladies to begin to show up in the world, because the more you show up the more opportunities will come. But remember as we go through this journey called life, we will be challenged, however challenges are not supposed to paralyze us, they are there to help us discover ourselves.
How did 2020 cause you to shift your vision for life and business?
2020 caused me to have a sense of urgency in my life and business. I would say the alarm sounded for me. 2020 taught me to be prepared for the unexpected at all times. Much like a fire drill, I had to learn how to be and get prepared for any situation. I learned that when you learn to adapt you make it a situation rather than a problem. I became more intentional with my health, and I began to work to establish sound business practices so that I could leave a legacy for my family. It was as a result of covid that my business emerged. The shift that happened for me was that I began to focus on what I did well. I learned to lean into my natural inclinations.
What is next for you in 2021 or 2022?
What's next for me in the upcoming year is to nurture my coaching business and my professional networking group. Each day moving forward I want to live intentionally and show up in the world with the energy of serving. I will begin by setting a daily course of action that is consistent with my beliefs, values, gifts, and purpose. I want to make sure that I am transforming my life through growth, therefore I must have a growth plan. One of my favorite quotes by Eric Butterworth is “ Don’t go through life, grow through life.”
Where can you find me on social media?
Facebook: Nikkou Chappel Robinson