#HerStoryOurFuture with Squeaky Moore

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We sat down with Squeaky Moore for a Q&A to find out what makes her One Woman, Many Faces, One Creator, Many Talents

Tell us a little about yourself – who are you?  If I I give you a list of titles it would say, executive producer, writer, director, showrunner, pitching guru, and author, mother, wife, friend, motivator, educator, activist, and inspirational lover of Jesus.

What is your business?  I am a content creator: writer, director, producer, and pitching consultant, by way of acting.

How did you get started doing what you do?  I started in entertainment through acting first. I began acting on stage at a young age of 11. Then I really got a feel for performing after getting into a performing arts school in Chicago, called Curie Metropolitan Performing Arts High School; it was like Fame to me.

I Received a Bachelors and Masters of Fine Art in theater, then transitioned to writing, directing and producing stage plays in Chicago. There I mounted three plays. I moved to NYC after graduating and did off broadway shows for a while, then transitioned to acting for film and television. After being in NY for 5 years, I took a stab at producing films and knew immediately I wanted to write and direct for television and films. So I started creating and pitching my ideas. Through frustration of not really knowing how to properly pitch, and on the heels of “Oscars so White”, I felt compelled to do something to help independent content creators, like myself who had great ideas but didn’t know the secret sauce to pitching them. So, I started researching to find all that I could to learn the key to pitching. I later decided to profile executives to learn more about the dos and the don’ts of pitching.

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Why are you in your current line of business? I love storytelling. I love having a voice and using it to make a difference. I love being creative.

This series is all about women. What do you want women to know? Good question. I want women to know how to rise above adversity and rejection. I want women to know how to self-motivate to be able to reach their dreams. I want women to know how to find and follow through with their purpose in life. I want women to be able to sell that purpose to the world.

How are you currently supporting and advocating for women? I have a host of women that I consistently support. Sometimes it’s giving them advice. Sometimes it’s coaching them. Sometimes I get behind their projects and help them to market to my audience.  Sometimes, I get behind their projects and lend them my time. Many times I am a counselor, advice giver, friend, and prayer warrior for them.

What do you struggle with as a woman and how do you work to overcome those struggles?  So much! Lol. I struggle with anxiety. I say that because I believe there are many women who have the same issues and keep it to themselves. I want to be the one to open up a dialogue about mental challenges. I struggle with valuing myself, I struggle with confidence and being bold. I overcome my struggles through facing them head on by first admitting there is an issue, then I build a strategy to rise above them. For example, I would ask myself, “Squeaky, why are you struggling with your faith?” And strategize to write out and affirm daily all the promises of God until I grow my faith.

What’s next for you, personally and professionally?  I am a new author and I have a book releasing April 7 called, #100Pitches: Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To, and I’m Really Excited About That. I’m Also Currently Pitching a few television show projects I’ve created. Also, I am executive producing and have directed a web talk show called The Positive Controversy and season two will be out soon.

Talk about how you balance your career/calling with raising a family.  It’s funny you ask this because I said that I wanted to do a teleseminar on this very subject. I believe I’m great at balancing, and at the same time, it’s still pretty challenging. I have to get up at 4 AM or 5 AM in the morning just to get ahead of my day; ahead of interruptions. I am blessed to have great help. My husband is supportive. I also have a grandnanny (my husband’s grandmother, who comes over Monday through Friday, and she’s an awesome help. I couldn’t do what I do without her.

Who do you look up to/admire/emulate?  Shonda Rhimes, Tyler Perry, Oprah… I have some awesome women in my circle and I follow a lot of what they do in their business step by step! I figure, it’s working for them, why not use their model and transfer it over to what I doing. Lol.

What would you tell your younger self?  DO ALL YOU CAN NOW, and before you have babies! Don’t waste so much time. I would say, invest. I would say, LIVE YOUR FREAKING LIFE TO THE FULLEST!

What advice do you have for women who desire to own their own business or non-profit?  Take ONE step at a time, but don’t stop moving and soon you will end up at your destination. In fact, that’s a great reminder for me too!

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CONNECT WITH SQUEAKY

One Woman, Many Faces, One Creator, Many Talents
Book Coming Soon – #100Pitches:Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To
www.squeakymoore.com
www.ThePitch101.com
Twitter, IG, Facebook: @squeakymoore

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