Business and leadership coach Simone Sloan wants to bring out the best in people. She's held positions in different industries throughout her career, but her passion for helping people hone their business skills has remained. Read on to learn more about Simone and what inspires her to coach people to succeed.
Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
As a business and leadership coach, I partner with women entrepreneurs and small business owners, supporting their creation of a solid foundation, helping their business to grow and flourish. I conduct Voice, Power, Confidence workshops for women professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs to create effective strategies, goals, and action plans for business success.
As an entrepreneur, pharmacist, and mentor, I have successfully rebranded myself throughout my career. Some of my notable attributes include my grit, heart, ability to listen and ask questions, and my passion for developing these same attributes in those I work with, helping others realize their greatness. My goal is to bring out the best in my clients. I have honed my business skills as a marketer, worked in medical affairs, managed technical writing projects, and lead multi-functional business teams. I bring balance and energy to support my clients’ professional and personal goals.
How would you define your professional mission?
I am committed to partnering with entrepreneurs and small business owners, connecting them to resources and expertise that take their endeavors to new heights, thereby enabling them to thrive.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The positive impact and success achieved not only with the people with whom I work, but also the positive ripple effect their success has with those they touch.
What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
The legacy that I would like to leave through my work is in the image of a tree. The tree has strong roots, it grows, shares it fruits, and continues to nourish future generations.
What is it about your job that makes you feel it’s the right fit for you?
I wake up every morning and I am energized by the work and success that I see in my clients. As well as the positive feedback that I receive from them. It is natural, my true self shows up everyday. I just feel comfortable.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
What is your favorite social media site? Why?
Twitter. It forces you to be concise, challenges you to be creative, and it’s fun.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
Be true to yourself.
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
As a working mother, establish your work boundaries so that it allows you to be really present with the ones you love and those who are important in your life. You are not remembered for doing but for being.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
My favorite Ellevate Network memory is interview prep skills and resume review for college women. It is an opportunity to really pay it forward by sharing your experience with women who are eager to learn and who are striving for success. It really brought home the real reason that I am part of Ellevate: connection, development, empowerment, and support.