Both my formal and informal education interwoven with my unique life experiences as a black woman, have heavily influenced who I am and the work I am called to do. I carry the utmost respect and gratitude for those who fought to pave the way before me. I feel called to follow in the path of my ancestors and I am privileged to be able to carry forth their legacy.
I believe we are each here to follow our passion and build our own legacy. To leave our imprint on the world in such a way that the world is better for us having been in it.
Through building our soul’s legacies, let’s create a wave of powerful change in the world, own our greatness and lead the way for others to do the same.
My mission is to empower people of all races to come together to heal the wounds of separation in the world – while discovering their soul’s legacy and living out God’s purpose for their lives.
Hidden within our personal search for joy, for hope, for love, for peace and meaning, may we find the courage to do God’s will. If we walk in love, if we walk in faith, just maybe we’ll find the realization of our hearts desires!
We are more powerful together than we are apart. This is the philosophy that drives all the work Billie does. Feeling a strong desire to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors she endeavors to create a safe space for courageous conversations around race. A place where people of all ethnicities and backgrounds can come together to heal, to understand, to learn, to grow and create personal and community action plans to better acknowledge our contribution to moving society forward. In essence, guiding and serving people to get to the “work” of the legacy building they are called to leave in this life.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the
- Nelson Mandela
Born in Tanzania, East Africa, Billie moved with her parents to Wilmington NC , then to Syracuse NY and finally to Ridgewood, New Jersey where she grew up.
Billie became a breast cancer survivor at a young age and allowed that among other challenging life experiences to shape her strength, tenacity and perseverance. Subconsciously at the time, she knew that if she was going to fight for her life then she had better make her life worth living. Once a survivor, she gave all of who she was to be the best in her field and became very successful.
Billie spent 27 years working at the Madison Square Garden Company, where she advanced in her career until ultimately she oversaw all administrative, financial and operational activities for the office of the Chief Communications Officer. She also oversaw the Events Group and the multimillion dollar digital asset and historical archive systems for MSG. Throughout her career Billie coached and mentored teams and individuals across all areas of the company.
Billie holds a doctoral degree in management and marketing from Pace University, an MBA from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.
Additionally, she works with men and women of color to develop and strengthen the skills and insights needed for them to be successful as they climb the corporate ladder. Billie works with individuals and organizations to facilitate better understanding of the importance, necessity and advantages for individual and company success through creating environments that allow everyone to bring all of who they are to the workplace. She coaches and mentors executives to lead with power, courage and grace.
Her goal moving forward is to harness her corporate experience and use it to serve, nurture and strengthen individuals and communities in the areas of race relations and diversity. She wishes to enable each of us to leave behind a unique imprint of the grace filled path we followed as we did our Divine life’s work. Where the legacy we leave behind resembles us because we led with our heart.