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Marcie Shelton

Marcie Shelton

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

Hello! I am a mother and now an entrepreneur. I am in the launch phase of starting my own Leadership Development and Consulting firm - The Leaders Partner. My focus is on creating the right mix of supporting my family, my business, my community and myself. Each day looks a bit different, but it's coming together!

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

My most recent favorite memory is getting to know my spring 2021 squad. I met several beautiful women and learned something from each one of them. We are keeping in touch monthly now. And that sums up why I am a member - meeting new, amazing women and creating a community.

How would you define your professional mission?

My passion is helping leaders grow so they can support and develop their teams. Great leaders create great places to work, which creates thriving communities. When associates are valued and supported, they accomplish more both personally and professionally.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Being a good listener. Asking thoughtful / challenging questions. Not being afraid to offer or receive feedback.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

Leaving the 'comfort' of working for a corporation and taking a leap of faith to jump out on my own.

What are some career challenges on your radar?

Networking and selling do not come naturally to me. Making the transition of seeing my services as a product and making the sale will be stretching me out of my comfort zone.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing others thrive. When the lightbulb goes off, and the behavior changes, and results happen - it feels so good to know I was a part of their path to success.

What is your morning ritual?

I try to go to the gym 3 days a week before the school morning routine starts for the rest of the house. I like to get some household chores done and out of the way so I can focus on work the rest of the day - like a load of laundry or emptying the dishwasher. Sounds weird - but since I work from home - it keeps me from having these distractions during the day. I like to walk a couple mornings each week. This is my quiet thinking and brainstorming time.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

Helping others be true to their values.

What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?

Anything - but not Everything. Just because you can do Everything - doesn't mean you have to. You don't have something to Prove. Pick what is meaningful to you and drop what isn't. You create your own definition of Success.


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