Shamika Livingston Gears Up To Release New Entrepreneur Anthology, “WIN Women In Nursing”
Hello, Our Black Woman Magazine readers! We are delighted to highlight Shamika Livingston who is gearing up to release her new entrepreneur anthology, “WIN Women In Nursing”.
Shamika is a wife, mother, and CEO of Grace Avail At Home LLC, which is a home care agency. She is also a budding author and healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience as a licensed practical nurse, certified dementia practitioner, personal care home administrator, and assisted living administrator. She has a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and is passionate about empowering others to achieve their full potential. A passionate advocate for the healthcare industry and a successful entrepreneur. Shamika also is an advocate for the community.
Shamika has become a sought-after speaker for the Passion, Purpose, and Peace summit. Her inspiring speech “Enlarge Your Horizon” encourages healthcare and business-minded individuals to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness. Shamika is also a published author and has co-authored several books, including The Audacity to Be Empowered, God Still Works, and Homecare Around The Globe.
A firm believer in continuous learning and self-development Shamika is currently attending school for registered nurse and Healthcare Administration. Throughout her career, Shamika has been passionate about helping others expand their businesses and reach new heights of success. With her expertise and experience, she is committed to empowering others to step into their greatness and achieve their dreams.
Our Black Woman Magazine readers, please enjoy our interview!
As the CEO OF Grace Avail At Home LLC, and a passionate healthcare industry advocate, what would you say is the current state of the healthcare field post-Covid?
Shamika: I feel the current state for the healthcare industry pertaining to post-covid is detrimental due to poor staffing issues and us as healthcare leaders and professionals are obligated to increase wages while also increasing our prices for service to help maintain and keep staff members. At this time I feel saddened because this is when our aging population needs us the most and it’s hard to staff homes let alone hospitals, assisted living and nursing homes as well. I foresee continued changes from here on out and us as business owners need to try and remain ten steps ahead by recreating the system or recreating services innovatively.
What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
Shamika: I enjoy helping others and seeing their progress from start to finish. I ultimately enjoy taking care of my aging population and the less fortunate. Less fortunate meaning the low income house population. I feel the low income housing has a large population of the aging and disabled adults. The self-care and healthcare is definitely neglected here but if we can help educate this population with self-management care they will have a better outcome with their health.
Throughout your career, you’ve had a track record of helping so many others. What are some of your future aspirations to empower others through the resources and services you provide?
Shamika: I love to help others from the elderly to disabled adults achieve their best within their home and remaining independent as possible. I love that the aging population and disabled adults have options and one of those options being the possibility of remaining in their homes as long as possible. I know some seniors or the disabled population can ultimately take a decline within a nursing home and not because of lack of care or limited staff, but because of loneliness and depression. They ultimately lose their drive to push on. I also have a drive to help nurses and healthcare workers achieve the highest by educating them on other job opportunities and education within the healthcare industry such as leadership, administrative roles and becoming a business owner.
Congratulations and being a published author! What can you tell us about your books and how can we find them?
Shamika: I have several books coming out and many other various projects I tend to accomplish.
The Audacity to be Empowered — this is a collaborative book by the visionary Angela Lewis. This book is about the journey of me believing in myself and living my best life unapologetically. My chapter is called: “The Audacity to be Validated “
MomBoss (Balancing Business and Babies) — This is a collaborative book with other boss women. The visionary is Whitney L. Brook. This book is about us as mom bosses telling our story about how we started our business and maintained our home life as a wife, mom, employee, and business women. How did we do it all? We share our ups and downs and the finish line. My chapter is called “ Trauma to Reward”
God Still Work — This is a collaborative book with several women. We will be expressing how God Still Works and how we developed and maintained our relationship with God. The visionary is Nicole Fields This is a reminder for me. My chapter is called “ He Reminds Me”
Homecare Around The Globe: This is a collaborative book with several homecare business owners. We are discussing the homecare industry, how we got started, what was the high and low and provided guide resources in all of our chapters. The visionary is Iris Wright. My Chapter is Called “Home Care at New Levels”
What do you believe is your purpose in life?
Shamika: My purpose in life is God-led. I truly believe that God wants me to take care of his people from the aging to the disabled. I believe my purpose is fully centered around helping others in healthcare and home care. I also believe God wants me to take care of low-income populations by providing services that are needed for the less fortunate. I will continue to serve God and follow what he has for me and others. My purpose is to serve the people.
What is a super fun fact about yourself that many people are not aware of?
Shamika: A super fun fact is I have a twin sister who mirrors me in everything we do in life. Our resumes are identical and our goals in life are identical. We share the same thought it’s crazy but God knows we need each other.
Any exclusive news you can share with us first?
Shamika: I’m really excited about my anthology coming out. It’s called “WIN Women In Nursing” The Entrepreneur Anthology. WIN Women In Nursing Anthology Introducing WIN: Women In Nursing: The Entrepreneur Anthology, the ultimate guide for women in nursing who aspire to become successful business owners. If you are a woman in nursing looking to take your career to the next level, this book is for you. The Entrepreneur Anthology features 50 inspiring stories of women who have transitioned from traditional bedside nursing to becoming CEOs of their own businesses while balancing work and family life.
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