We had the good fortune of connecting with Hope White and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hope, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was really a question to myself one day at my corporate job. ” Why am I building someone else’s dream when I could be creating and building my own”? I had worked in big box retail as management in logistics/transportation for almost 5 years and found the work , life, balance greatly disproportionate. I felt over utilized for less compensation & little acknowledgement unlike my male counterparts. My husband purchased a commercial truck and in helping him I realized that what his services were and my everyday role at work were not that far apart, I researched and found that my skills at work would translate to Freight Brokerage on the entrepreneurial side. And in a few short months I made the leap.
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 work centers around the Global Supply Chain. My link in that chain is Transporation/Logistic solutions. One hand we facilitate the relationship between customer and contracted assests and on the other we support ocean shipping community and US container terminals with external storage. We support 4 container terminals Georgia Port Authority, Port of Brunswick,Port of Charleston & Port of Jacksonville. We have 2 locations, McDonough,Georgia and Metter, Georgia. Our Metter, location is comprised 10.65 secured acres where we store import/export cargo in shipping containers, heavy equipment and agriculture equipment utilizing technology. Our site can store at one level 480 units, then stack 5 levels to increase that number to 2400 units. A few things that set H.D. White Logistics apart from our competitors is our direct supply chain knowledge, our hands on field experience and the abiity to lead every relationship with empathy. When I engage others I listen to understand and then to respond. I am very good with putting pieces together and thinking outside of the box. Professionally, this has been very good for me as well as I am pleasant to converse with and share ideas that help organizations step to the next level. Personally, my intentions are truly for everyone to succeed. I have a secret power that most have not realised lies within them and that is the ability to manifest and create whatever opportunities I want. I have learned along the way that everyone does not have the same intentions as I. Nevertheless, I do not change who I am. I am, however a bit more cautious as to how deep I engage when I recognize someone that has a different vibration or intention than I. It has been difficult in some regards, because I am a people person and struggle with setting and maintaining boundaries. (Big Laugh) My path to success has not always been easy and still I face challenges, but I’ve never forgotten my own power and the power of the universe. God created me to be fearless & limitless. Hope, my name originated from my mother who was a crack addict and birthed my at 7 months. She “Hoped” I would live…but what she really did was put a level of expectation & desire on my life that I must continually evolve and in that process help as many as I can.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would stay in Savannah, Georgia for the week and enjoy the Savannah River Walk. There we would enjoy some great seafood and drinks and watch the large cargo ships come into the Savannah Port. We would stay JW Marriott Savannah and attend the crystal and gemstone exhibits. Their stones are unlike any in the world. We would take a yacht out to do some deep sea fishing and possible crabbing. I love the water and nature and would want to share that with my friends. To sightsee we would attend the Pin Point Heritage Museum that celebrates the Gullah and Geechee community. Gullah and Geechee ethnicity is the only African-American Creole identity in the US. The 4th and 5th day I would have to share my passion for the Global Supply Chain and would arrange a tour of the Port of Savannah and Port of Brunswick, that would extend into South Carolina & North Georgia.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank one of my mentors and friends Thomas Scott for his continued mentorship and guidance in the industry. Also, I would like to Thank Hannah Mullins of the Candler County Industrial Authority, Stacy Watson of the Georgia Ports Authority and Candler County, Georgia for taking a chance on Hope White and H.D. White Logistics, LLC as we have pivoted to offer specialized services. And last but certainly not leastly, my branding manager Lydia Pierre of Pierre Branding Group out of Atlanta,GA
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