We had the good fortune of connecting with Rama Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rama, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It was important for me to invest myself and turn my life passion of helping others into something I could do every day. There is something bold and scary yet remarkable about turning your dreams into a plan that can be used to sustain your livelihood.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My passion lies in supporting others and helping them reach their full potential. I am blessed because I get to do that every day as the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Nurseify. It excites me that my job involves supporting and advocating for nurses as well as being an executive for a black-owned tech company.
In addition to that, I have recently started structuring my company that provides services and support to women and young professionals.
It took a substantial amount of work and effort over the years to get to where I am. I am just scratching the surface so please stay tuned! This is honestly just the beginning. It was not easy to navigate the healthcare industry as a young black female. In spite of the challenges, I was intentional and vocal about what I wanted. I stretched myself and committed to being a life learner. The key is being open minded, hard working and committed. My biggest lessons were moving with purpose, practicing gratitude and choosing peace. I incorporate this into all aspects of my life.
My story ,as I narrowed my focus down to advocacy and coaching, started as a college student. I always found myself providing guidance and words of wisdom to the people around me. I knew then just as much as I know that my calling lies in helping women identify and serve their purpose in the areas of self-love, self-discipline and self-advocacy. I also help young professionals identify and leverage their skills and talent so they can maximize their professional lives.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a die hard lover of Houston. No matter where I go, I always say that the vibe in Houston is unmatched. The diversity is phenomenal and there is so much to do and see. Here are my recommended spots in no particular order:
Lucille’s, Taste Bar, Breakfast Klub, Gloria’s (midtown location), Scott Gertner’s Rhythm Room, Downtown Aquarium, Mural Tour, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, The Warwick, Pur Noire Wineries, POST Houston, The Laura Hotel, Thirteen restaurant and Thirteen Lounge, City Centre (shopping, activities and food), Galleria Mall, Pinstripes (bowling), Five Central, Houston Improv Comedy Club
I love hanging out in Third Ward, The Heights and Downtown Houston. Houston is great mix of professionals who also know how to have a great time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have such a huge tribe of supporters. I have been fortunate enough to have been poured into by mentors, friends and colleagues over the years. I am so grateful for all the people in my life that often see things in me that I don’t always see in myself,
Killough Middle School teachers : Errol Larkins and Samuel Stewart