Meet Shemeka

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If your name doesn’t ring a bell, then the door of opportunity remains closed.

Shemeka Brathwaite, MSEd is fiercely committed to guiding emerging leaders to achieve profitable intergenerational relationships, strategic career planning, and upward mobility so they can become the top-echelon performing members within businesses and associations.

If you are looking for a proven professional, who can guide millennials in addressing dysfunctional team dynamics, low engagement and retention you’ve come to the right place.  With ten years of experience working with amazing clients with similar concerns and guiding them to achieve remarkable success, Shemeka’s mission and commitment are to become the catalyst for the next generGREATion of leaders.

You can feel confident hiring Shemeka to guide you and your organization to solve these problems.  Over the years, her expertise has been honored with remarkable and notable accolades, including receiving a Masters of Science in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University with a 4.0 GPA, and becoming MBTI and NYU coaching certified.

Her perspectives have been featured in The New York Journal of Adult Learning, Our Stories, Ourselves: The EmBODYment of Women’s Literacy and Diversity in Ed Magazine.

Shemeka’s path to becoming a professional development expert became clear at an early age. She was a natural leader and was elected by her high school peers to serve as freshmen class representative, sophomore class president and student body president during her junior and senior years. One of her responsibilities was to serve on a search committee to hire a new assistant principal. It was then at age 15 that Shemeka discovers her talent for identifying top talent.

Similar benefits await when you decide to invite Shemeka Brathwaite to serve in the powerful ways that she can support the professionals you want to invest in! What lights her up about this work in knowing that she is empowering and equipping the next generation of 21st-century leaders globally.

What sets her apart from other speakers is her C.R.E.E.D

 

  • Credibility
  • Resourcefulness & Reliability
  • Effectiveness
  • Evaluations
  • Delivery Style

 

Clients and meeting planners say remarkable things about the impact Shemeka’s work has on their participants.  

“Shemeka was very dynamic and interactive even at our 7 am breakfast! She gave helpful information and tips on how to network at a large conference and how to maintain our existing and pursue new professional and personal relationships on a daily basis by carving out some valuable time.”

“We are so fortunate to have had someone of Shemeka’s professional expertise and credentials to address the participants and serve as a resource for career coaching and development. Her presentation and follow-up discussion on “Personal Branding” was one of the most well-attended sessions of our guest lecturer series and our members are still talking about it! Shemeka is thoughtful and very well organized.”

“Shemeka Brathwaite is a confident and dynamic speaker. She engages the audience with her honest and down to earth style.

After the session, we left the room thinking “what can I do differently.” I would highly recommend to anyone looking to motivate a group of people.”

Three things about Shemeka and her experience that might surprise and delight you – while serving your work together is that Shemeka’s high energy messages stem from her background as a spoken word performing artist. She can break down large solid content into memorable poetic quotes that she refers to as her “Strategy Seeds to Exceed.” Before her transition into working in education, Shemeka had a career in the fashion industry. She worked at major design firms such as Liz Claiborne, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Jones Apparel Group as a technical designer and addressed production standards for factories in China, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Turkey and Taiwan thus equipping her with experience for working with professionals on-site and virtually. Shemeka believes in serving her community through active involvement in civic organizations with missions to educate and empower. She has served on the local, regional, national and international level with some of the leading nonprofit associations and has identified what keeps millennials engaged rather than leave organizations.

If you would like to bring Shemeka to your organization to utilize one of her programs, then complete her Speaker Request Form. It would be her pleasure to guide you to achieving the results you desire in the manner that suits you best!

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