Founded Rightsideof50, to provide all persons a safe haven to release through writings and storytelling. Sheila is an admired and passionate speaker that has hit the scene running. Sheila has been featured as a Keynote speaker and featured speaker on several pod-cast. In increasing her platform, Sheila has received the opportunity to launch a monthly segment featured on the National Podcast show “My Story Living with Lupus” Entitled “Life Lessons” by: Sheila E. Sheila is a graduate from Everest University with a Major in Business. To Sheila family is very important for they hold the key to completeness. She is the proud mother of three successful grown children. Always being sought after to teach within a classroom because of her no-nonsense attitude with children and parents, Sheila stood back to find her calling and passion. Now she is teaching but, in her capacity, and within her own lesson plan. You will find within her motivational speeches and teaching that they are very life focused and life based. Sheila has used and is using her past to giving other individuals the power to reach phenomenal heights whether through relationships, health, and daily life, her current lessons and speeches focus on the tools that are needed to be completely happy in life all while continuing to be successful in your work life. In addition, having gone through her own conversions throughout life, the discovery of her lineage, divorce, relocation, profession change. Sheila has taken on the title role of becoming My Sisters Keeper by assisting many individuals with their stumbles through the uncertainty of their lives.
Sheila releases herself and becomes open to all superficial topics with truth and honesty to discourse the shifts that prevent personal, professional development.
Serve with your whole heart as if serving the Lord not People.
My name is Halima Escort-Moore and I am originally from Brooklyn, NY. I currently reside in New Jersey with my husband and three sons. I attended Virginia State University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Administration Supervision and a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling. I have worked for over 25 years in the counseling, and psychotherapy field. Before becoming a school counselor, I worked as an In-home therapist, Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and have held a host of volunteer/community service positions. My first school counseling position was at Learning Community Charter School. While working at LCCS I earned a Master's degree in Administration Supervision from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ. After leaving Learning Community Charter School I worked for Newark Public Schools for 14 years. I am currently the College Counselor at College Achieve Central Charter High School. It gives me great joy to help students and families reach their goals and make a better life for themselves. My belief is that if a little black girl from Brooklyn can do it so can you. Together with God as our guide we can PLAN your goals, PREPARE for your goals and REACH YOUR GOALS! Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil; it has no point!
PSALMS 91:2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust".
Marla is a born and raised Jersey girl and proud of it. She comes from a diverse background with her father growing up in Jersey City, NJ, an urban area outside of NYC, while her mother is from a rural area of Canada raised to live off the land. From a very early age, Marla was always a very determined and dedicated young woman. From the time she was able to work, she was the woman to work not one, but three jobs. If she wasn’t working, she was a trained dancer (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop) and soccer player.
Marla attended the University of Connecticut and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Counseling. Believing that knowledge is power, Marla immediately continued her schooling to earn a Master’s Degree from Montclair State University in Special Education. Marla’s passion to work with students from diverse backgrounds and return to her family’s roots, Marla worked at the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ for 13 years. There she held several roles including special education teacher (K-8), LDT-C, and Coordinator of Special Education. Also during this time, Marla went back to school again for a post-master’s certification to be an educational diagnostician to assess students for disabilities.
Similar to her childhood, Marla could not work just one job At the age of 25 she started Mozaic Mindz, a consulting and tutoring practice in Hoboken, NJ which she still runs today. At the age of 29, Marla became a graduate adjunct professor at Montclair State University teaching graduate courses in special education. She held this position for 5 years. For the last 8 years, Marla has worked at Verona High School as their Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant servicing special education students ages 14-21. To tap into her creative side, Marla became a Mary Kay beauty consultant in 2015 and in 2018 attended a cosmetology program and became a certified makeup artist.
Personally, Marla’s passion is traveling the world. She spent most of her 20s and 30s doing exactly this; visiting over 20 countries. When not on a plane, Marla loves animals and is the mom to 3 loveable pitbulls. Although she has lived a very full life, Marla’s greatest blessing and accomplishment was becoming a mom in 2019 to her miracle baby girl.
"Your talent is Gods gift to you, what you do with it is your gift to God"