Meet Pamela Booker
Meet Power Mom Pamela Booker
TDR: Please give us a brief recap of your career.
Pamela: I served in the United States Army for 4 years as a computer specialist. I worked at the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon as a help desk tech for 1 year and I left after 9/11. I worked at the US Department of State for 5 years as a network specialist, receiving many awards. (BEST JOB EVER) I worked for the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services and my final job in the field of computer engineering was at the International Trade Commission as a GS employee. I started Koils by Nature in March of 2009, quit my job in November of 2009, and the rest is history in the making!
TDR: Please tell us about your children and include their ages.
Pamela: I have 2 babies that I gave birth to Deontae, 20 and Kendall, 8. I also have 3 bonus babies that came with my husband; Jabari who is 17, Ashante who is 16, and Naday who is 10. They ALL have very different personalities.....but they are amazing kids!
TDR: How are you balancing your passion with the responsibilities of parenthood?
Pamela: HA! Balance??? I don't know what that means! LOL!! I call it juggling…and with the beautiful family that I have they make it easy! Sometimes I have to throw some things in the air...and catch and work on the other things…but I make sure that I give love and attention to all…my husband, my kids and my passion…just not at the same time.
TDR: What are some of your challenges and how do you work to overcome them?
Pamela: TIME!!!! I wish an additional hour could be added to the day! (lol) I maximize the time that I have, but I wish I could have a little more of it.
TDR: What are 2 resources you use to help you stay motivated?
Pamela: My husband and my tribe! I am surround by an amazing group of women that keep me honest and keep me hungry for more!
TDR: What is your favorite way to pause?
Pamela: EXERCISING! Running is my love....fitness is what keeps me sane (lol)!
TDR: What has been the scariest moment or crossroad in your journey?
Pamela: The scariest moment for me is letting go of some aspects of my business and allowing others to help me grow my business! I had to learn that in order to grow, I have to let go! I could not continue to do everything myself and I had to learn to trust people!
TDR: What would be your greatest advice to other "Power Moms" wanting to pursue their dreams?
Pamela: Dream BIG and move your feet! The time will never ever be perfect! Just move your feet!
TDR: What word best describes the legacy you want to leave for your children and why?
Pamela: Intentional. I want my kids to be INTENTIONAL about everything that they do!
TDR: How can others collaborate and support your mission?
Pamela: You can email me; firstname.lastname@example.org
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