We had the good fortune of connecting with De’Trice J. Fox and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi De’Trice J., what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always admired individuals who had the mindset of entrepreneurship. I love how people see a problem, find a solution, and see the opportunity to start a business around that problem. That was the basis around my starting CoCoa by De’Trice. It has always been a theme in my life to play the background and help uplift others in the best way that I can. I get to do that with my business. I pride myself on communicating my value to others, and I want others to be able to do the same. CoCoa by De’Trice is all about exhibiting your superpower by aligning your life and career goals to your purpose. I have helped people discover and explore their job search, including resume coaching, LinkedIn optimization, and interview coaching. In addition, I work closely with Ph.D. students to review their thesis by ensuring that they meet all the guidelines of formatting, copyediting, and all-around perfection of this life-changing document.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My day-to-day life is consumed with coaching and connecting individuals to jobs and resources. I am a librarian, not a librarian in the traditional sense. Everything that I get to do for CoCoa by De’Trice is an extension of my library work. I didn’t decide to be a librarian. I fell into this work because of my passion for learning.

From my journey as a librarian, I am most proud that I changed the library’s landscape around workforce and career development. Because of my contributions to the library’s job center, my library offers more robust career development programming. It does a better job of connecting library customers to employment and other job help resources.

I’ve learned so much during the 16 years that I have been doing library work, not just what I’ve learned on the job about people and meeting their information and resource needs, but through my education and sharing the knowledge learned to help others be better.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This Shoutout is dedicated to my mom, Dee Trimble. She has always been the epitome of confidence, class, and dignity. She pushed me to be the best me and to explore beyond my imagination. I also dedicate this to the people that have entrusted me to help them with their career goals and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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