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.
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!