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Pursuit of Success By A Single Working Mom EP: 14

Season #1 Episode #14

Advancing your career as a woman of color in tech- - hard. Finding yourself now divorced and raising two young children - - harder.

Today’s guest is Shelmina Abji, a high-achieving professional who shares her journey from childhood in Tanzania to rising through the ranks at IBM as one of the highest-ranking women of color at IBM all while raising her children as a single parent.

Shelmina, who is a now a global empowerment speaker and former IBM vice president, shares the raw truth of the emotions of her experience, her key steps for successfully keeping her career on track, the resources she leaned on in navigating her journey and at the end of our conversation she offers one extraordinary piece of advice if she had a chance to 'do-over' her her journey.

Coach Mo Knows: (a tip, a coaching question, and a bit of inspiration)

1. Connect with Shelmina Baji:
2. If you want to achieve the best version of you, thenput your strengths to work in moving beyond your current challenges. Complete the Cliftonstrengths assessment and discover the talents that you possess for owning your strengths:
3. Check out a free webcast on Franklin Covey's site (7 Habits of Highly Successful People):

Coaching Question:

Are you ready for a coach?

As Shelmina referenced if given the opportunity to do over her journey she would have sought personal support sooner so that she could be successful and moving through her emotions faster

If you are experiencing challenges of moving yourself forward , then consider the support of a coach to help you create a plan for accomplishing your goals. Take the quiz and find out!



“Self-esteem is the ability to see yourself as a flawed individual and still hold yourself in high regard.”
~ Esther Perel, therapist, author, speak who explores modern relationships


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