“Discover, leverage and slay your signature strengths in the marketplace”
Shemeka Brathwaite, MSEd is fiercely committed to guiding emerging leaders to achieve profitable intergenerational relationships, strategic career planning, and upward mobility so they can become the top-echelon performing members within businesses and associations.
If you are looking for a proven professional, who can guide millennials in addressing dysfunctional team dynamics, low engagement and retention you’ve come to the right place. With ten years of experience working with amazing clients with similar concerns and guiding them to achieve remarkable success, Shemeka’s mission and commitment are to become the catalyst for the next generGREATion of leaders.
You can feel confident hiring Shemeka to guide you and your organization to solve these problems. Over the years, her expertise has been honored with remarkable and notable accolades, including receiving a Masters of Science in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University with a 4.0 GPA, and becoming MBTI and NYU coaching certified.
Her perspectives have been featured in The New York Journal of Adult Learning, Our Stories, Ourselves: The EmBODYment of Women's Literacy and Diversity in Ed Magazine.
Shemeka’s path to becoming a professional development expert became clear at an early age. She was a natural leader and was elected by her high school peers to serve as freshmen class representative, sophomore class president and student body president during her junior and senior years. One of her responsibilities was to serve on a search committee to hire a new assistant principal. It was then at age 15 that Shemeka discovers her talent for identifying top talent.
Similar benefits await when you decide to invite Shemeka Brathwaite to serve in the powerful ways that she can support the professionals you want to invest in! What lights her up about this work in knowing that she is empowering and equipping the next generation of 21st-century leaders globally.
What sets her apart from other speakers is her C.R.E.E.D
- Resourcefulness & Reliability
- Delivery Style
Industry Expertise (3)
Training and Development
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (3)
Fordham University: Masters, Adult Education and Human Resource Development
New York University: Professional Certification, Personal and Life Coaching
Syracuse University: Bachelors
- Women Speakers Association
- Toastmasters International
- National Career Development Association
- National Speakers Association
- Global Speakers Association
Sophie Wade, President | NAWBO NYC
“We were delighted to have Shemeka Brathwaite speak at NAWBO NYC’s 2017 Small Business Bootcamp on the topic of 'Managing Expectations: Top Trends to Understanding Today's Millennials’. Shemeka energized and captivated the audience, sharing broad understanding and useful specific insights. She enabled attendees to walk away with practical information that they could readily implement. "
Media Appearances (1)
Lethia Owen Game Changer feat. Shemeka Brathwaite
Lethia Owen online
Shemeka Brathwaite TV Interview on Game Changers International
Event Appearances (4)
Women Inspired Women at NYPD Conference
NYPD Women Inspiring Women Conference NYPD
NAWBO: The Small Business Bootcamp
The Small Business Bootcamp Microsoft 11 Times Square, 6th floor, New York, NY 10036
CUNY Staff Retreat
Staff Retreat: Educate, Engage, Empower Queens College, CUNY Center for Career Engagement and Internships 1008 Shore Road Douglaston, NY 11363
SUNY Oswego: LEAD Conference 2018
SUNY Oswego - L.E.A.D Conference SUNY Oswego - Campus Center Auditorium
Sample Talks (1)
Shemeka Brathwaite - Your Distinctive Factor (TM)
Video Link: https://youtu.be/YM6SfxsyzLo Are you an organization struggling to get the value out of your millennials that you know they have? Do you know how more productive and profitable your organization can be if you can tap into their collective skills, knowledge, or other intangible assets that can be used to create economic value for your organization, themselves, or their community? Through her dynamic and engaging message, Shemeka Brathwaite shows high potential millennial professionals how to access and leverage their Distinctive Factor (TM), so they can personally make an indispensable notable impact within the marketplace. Professionals will capitalize on their signature strengths by learning how to: - Define success and the key ingredients to operate at peak performance. - Present personal excellence through leadership and professional presence. - Develop networking strategies that lead to profitable intergenerational relationships. - Assert the mindset to take ownership in executing a results driven action based professional development plan. Presentations can be in a 45 minutes keynote or up to a three-hour training seminar. Shemeka can customize her presentations based on the specific audience, challenges, messaging, or theme you’d like her to incorporate.
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training
JumpStart Your Career
I would like to connect with you personally in a"Jumpstart Your Career Consultation" where we will spend 30 minutes discussing: 1. Where your career is going. 2. Where you are today. 3. 3-4 specific strategies from my eBook that you can implement right away. 4. What other professionals in your situation have done to create success. 5. How we can work together.
When to Implement Your Back Up Plans?Shemeka Brathwaite Blog
Shemeka Brathwaite, MSEd
Recently there was a good opportunity that I was seeking out and didn’t get. I had thought about it meticulously overtime leading up to the big moment and but was disappointed when things didn’t go out as I had originally planned. I questioned if there was anything that I could have done differently to garner a different result. It was tempting to fall into the could of, would of, trap of regret.
Women Inspired Women at NYPD ConferenceNYPD News
Participants listened to various inspirational speakers, networked with other women, and received resources from community-based vendors. Presenters including Mary Jo White, Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rikki Klieman, Attorney, Legal Analyst, Anchor & Author, and Chief Kathleen M. O’Toole, Seattle Police Department. Workshops included: “Self-Care is Critical” facilitated by Tonya Lewis Lee, Author, Producer & Entrepreneur “Exercise Your Power” facilitated by Rossana Rosado, Publisher, Journalist & Lecturer “Tips & Tools for Personal Leadership” facilitated by Sandra Pradas Martin “Maximizing Your Value” facilitated by Shemeka Brathwaite “Facing Life with Laughter” facilitated by Rev. Barbara Williams-Harris “Meditation for Well-Being” facilitated by Michael Miller “Mindfulness” facilitated by Reka Prasad “Transition to Leadership” facilitated by NYPD Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe “Break Your Barriers” facilitated by Mike Barwis