I also have a love for images, design, and style, as a result of my early experiences in graphic design, desktop publishing, and visual merchandising. I have a good eye, ear, and instinct for what works, so I am using this talent I've been blessed with to be a voice for myself and those I represent.
Shanika knew as early as elementary-school age that she wanted to become a writer; it was then that she would create stories of fiction and fantasy in her spare time or change the words of popular songs upon request to tell new stories to entertain friends. Shanika has a Bachelor's degree in advertising from Michigan State University and a Master's degree in communications from Grand Valley State University. Her expertise ranges from writing, editing, marketing communications, and public relations, to research, public speaking, instruction, and event organization. She has also gained a strong following for her career consultations, creating and improving resumes and accompanying documents for companies and individuals.
Besides working for her clients, Shanika has finally finished her first book project, which developed from her experience as a doctoral student in management/organizational leadership. It will be released in the fall of 2019. From that previous educational journey, as well as her experience speaking on the subject, Shanika has aspirations of consulting, teaching, and writing on the value of implementing better communication and diversity to develop better relationships, whether it be in the workplace, classroom, and/or community. In her spare time, she loves to travel and shop, loves music and movies, and loves to embark on new adventures. Originally from Muskegon Heights, Michigan, and most recently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan for over 11 years, Shanika proudly represents her fellow Tigers, Spartans, Lakers, and Sorors of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
I started freelancing back as early as 2003, and I would always tend to come back to it whether it be through telling my own stories or assisting others in telling or presenting their stories effectively. In 2015, I decided to focus solely on freelancing professionally, and in the spring of 2018 THE WRITE FLOW & VIBE, LLC was born.
After years of holding various positions and gaining various skills, one constant thing I have never lost a love and talent for is my ability to effectively communicate, especially in written form.
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