We have a wonderful team of women that have come together to lead and guide IACBW into the future. Each one of our advisory team members are founders of their own successful enterprises and come together to make a great impact for His Kingdom through their businesses.
Here is a bit about each of our incredible Advisory Board Members:
President, The Productive Environment Institute
Barbara Hemphill started her organizing career in 1978 with a $7 ad in a New York City newspaper. Today, as the founder of the Productive Environment Institute, she leads an international team of Certified Productive Environment Specialists™.
Her passion is helping people eliminate the physical, emotional, and spiritual clutter that prevents them from accomplishing their work and enjoying their lives. A respected expert in paper, information and time management, and work/life balance, Barbara’s books include Kiplinger’s Taming the Paper Tiger series, Love It or Lose It: Living Clutter-Free Forever, Bushido Business, co-authored by Stephen M.R. Covey, Tom Hopkins, and Brian Tracy, and her 2011 release, Organizing Paper @Home: What to Toss and How to Find the Rest.
Spanning a 30-year career on the cutting edge of a growing industry, Barbara has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America, in Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The New York Times, Real Simple, and Guideposts magazine. She is past president of the National Association of Professional Organizers, a winner of the Founder’s Award, and a two-time winner of the President’s Award.
An adventurer as well as an innovator, Barbara has lived in the West Indies, India, New York City, and Washington, DC. While living in India in the 1970’s, she adopted three orphaned children. In addition, her family includes two stepchildren, four grandchildren, and her beloved one-of-a-kind husband Alfred Taylor, with whom she shares their own Productive Environment™ near Raleigh, NC.
President, Speedy Outfitters, SoKina Designs, Literacy Moguls Publishing
Shekina Moore, Ed.S.is known as a multi-gifted entrepreneur, educator, designer, fashion stylist, brand strategist, author and public speaker. But as a child she was introverted and reserved. She had secrets. Molestation and secrecy tormented her from a very young age. At the age of 17, when molestation reared its ugly head again, but this time accompanied by whispers of how she was “dressed” the days leading up to the incident, heartbreak deepened. Those whispers, however, ushered in a pivotal turn for Moore. Instead of allowing her past molestation and negative imagery of “dress” to have power over her, she took her power back! She used something that would make most bitter make her better. She took styling and fashion by the horns and has been riding ever since.
Moore, who began to dabble heavily into trends while attending college at North Carolina Central University as a French major, soon learned through fashion, educating and being a role model that she has a voice. Moore found fashion liberating and began to use it to express that she has overcome. She took her power back! Moore consistently validates the power of voice, sharing a nugget she learned from one of her multi-millionaire mentors, “Sometimes it is not what happens to you, but what happens for you”. For Moore this meant it was no longer solely about her regaining own personal power. This meant another step in growth… moving from taking her own power back to the higher calling of helping others to do the same. This meant sharing her story openly.
Now Moore teaches others how to allow personal style to work for them and how to take their power back! Moore, who has a passion for helping women grow and own their voice, specializes in personal style and brand strategy. Having assisted hundreds upon hundreds of clients with their brand, Moore has lived up to her name The Brand Maven. As a pioneering woman in the world of fashion, Moore has worked with clients featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Black Enterprise, Kiplinger’s, NBC, CBS and more. In honor of her affinity for the dress, she launched her designer dress label, SoKINA®, made especially for women leaders, in Fall 2011. In the same year she was named the Featured Designer of the Carolina Music Awards and released her first book, Shoeing the Fat. This book is a style guide addressing real women with real challenges through real talk and includes juicy commentary by powerful women like reinvention strategist Marshawn Evans, one of Donald Trump’s handpicked cast members on NBC‘s hit show “THE APPRENTICE” and five-time author and National Kingdom Trainer, Ericka D. James. Inspired by the overwhelming positive feedback received from the book, Moore decided to share more in her second style book Personal Style Overhaul: 199 Tips to Getting Everything You Want & Deserve…Authentically.
Moore, whose work has been featured in many publications, radio, and TV Shows, is also a top executive in a thriving Inc. 500 telecom company. An avid business woman Moore also enjoys balance. She relishes in her quintessentials– time with God, mentorship, fun times with family and friends, travel, reading, fashion blogging and sipping on her favorite indulgence– vanilla chai tea!