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"The beautiful thing about living your truth is that there is no right or wrong. It's your truth. How you express it is where the choice comes in to play."

 

 

Meet Pamela Booker

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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; pamela@koilsbynature.com

 

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