We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhonda Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rhonda, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk are chances we take believing more so in succeeding than failing. No one goes into anything, expecting to fail. As a risk taker, I have a no fail formula. 1. Believe in God 2. Believe in myself. 3. Have a master plan and a back-up plan. 4. Confidence. 5. Leave doubt-out’ I play by my own rules. I went back to school after 30 years and will receive my Doctorate degree in December 2022. My first book is in publication. My boutique will launch this summer and my only child is an educator and working on his Master’s degree. Risk is only raw exposure. Success is pure experience.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor . I help Disabled Texas attain and maintain employment I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I work with individual with all typos of addictions and addictive behavior.s. I am also certified to counsel in grief, trauma, parenting, domestic violence and Anger Management. My book entitled: The Journey and Journal of a Queen. Motivates snd promotes self awareness and self care in women. 365 Powerful Affirmations, is currently in publication. It strengthens self esteem,  promotes self awareness and incorporated self care, through reflection and journaling each day. My boutique: DivaTique’ will feature trendy, figure flattering women’s apparel. I have learned that it’s never too late, as long as you have a purpose and a plan. Nothing worth having in life is easy. To much is given, much is required. God had entrusted me with a lot.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Being the fourth largest city in America, Houston had everything. Some of the places to see are: The Woodlands, Midtown, Centennial Gardens and of course the Cream De la creme of shopping experiences-The Galleria. My all-time favorite is Pappadeaux Seafood. Spas and the Museum District would be on our itinerary as well. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout goes to my son. He is kind, courteous, humble, God fearing and smart. He embraced the concept of #teamUs. Being a single parent, I worked very hard to make sure all of his needs were being met. He shows his appreciation by utilizing the blue print of my success as a guide to accomplish his own personal goals. He is an elementary school teacher, basketball coach and world renowned battle-rapper. He’s most passionate about mentoring children.

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Shawn Handy

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