We had the good fortune of connecting with Teia Acker-Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Teia, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“It was enough to make me cry, but not enough to make me quit”. I heard this quote almost 10 years ago from a pastor by the name of Jacquelyn McCollough. At the time, I had no idea how powerful her statement would be as the years would come. As years past, I discovered that this quote was a part of my journey. It thusly propelled me to withstand the test of times while building a platform for others to stand as well.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Teia Acker #Resilient is a resilient business-woman, author, and media personality who relentlessly balances various aspects of entrepreneurship, motherhood, and godly living. She serves a motivational speaker on various platforms to include her podcast #GETNOTICED! “I AM RESILIENT” – The brand, is an established platform where women can begin to feel confident in the fact that despite the barriers of life, they are RESILIENT enough to get through them. What sets me apart from others is this is not about me. There are many platforms that make their stance about them. Resilience involves growth. It involves serving. It involves elevation. You can’t do any of those things without people. The word itself has been embedded in our language for years and while I am not the first to use the word and its significance, I intend to be the only to use it for the betterment of women everywhere- helping them to understand that “I AM RESILIENT” and yes, YOU ARE RESILIENT, TOO”. I arrived at this platform from personal experiences, I have had many losses. However, I chose to only celebrate the “wins”. As I continue to grow and empower others, I am very transparent about my failures. On the contrary, I am just as transparent about my successes as well. The lesson that I have learned along the way is to never give up. As I shared in my previous quote, It was enough to make me cry, but not enough to make me quit. I have weathered a lot of storms and I still prepare for the next one as I know as long as I am focusing on success, failure will be on every corner. What I want the world to know about my brand is that it is a movement centered around building women. I want the world to understand that “A RESILIENT woman trusts herself and follows her intuition. She has realistic optimism, believing that the situation will work out for her and all involved but knowing that it will require hard work on her part. Her conviction also comes from deep faith”. I want them to understand that “Resilient people do experience stress, setbacks, and difficult emotions, but they tap into their strengths and seek help from support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems. Resilience empowers them to accept and adapt to a situation and move forward. Lastly, I want the world to understand that how we see ourselves is who we actually become.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I absolutely love Houston so our day would most definitely begin at “Lucielle’s” for brunch. It is indeed my favorite brunch spot in Houston. I am a shopper (occasionally) so we would definitely squeeze time in for a trip to “The Shops at Houston Center” or “The Galleria”. Of course lodging at any JW Hotel – the downtown location or near Galleria. Lastly, you can’t say that you’ve been to Houston and not visit the “Turkey Leg Hut”. This restaurant is by far my favorite place to eat in Houston.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am grateful to God for using me as the vessel to help so many. Whether it be in business, personal, or the mere opportunity to speak in a room full of hungry individuals- I am grateful. I am also grateful for my husband-James. He is very supportive and genuinely wants to see me be the best me. I have a few friends who push me to new levels daily. I humbly appreciate them. Lastly, but so important, are my supporters. I realize that being successful comes with a tribe of strangers that believe in the possibilities. Without my supporters, my platform would be prevalent but not relevant. Thank you to every “I AM RESILIENT” supporter. You made this movement possible and I am grateful.
Other: Resilient Magazine: www.resilientmagazine.com Businesses: Ebony & Ivory Prof. Svcs, LLC.- www.ebonyivoryps.com / Moore Books, LLC. – www.moorebooksllc.com Podcast: GETNOTICED-The Podcast – www.getnoticedthepodcast.com
Photographer: Aubrey Bryant of Savannah Headshots. MUA: Kristin Mitchell of Eyedolized