We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Rickards and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kim, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Intentionality. Being intentional (and thoughtful) has been the driver of my success. Intentionality opens doors at the right time and brings forth the right opportunities that lead to authentically providing value to the community I serve.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been able to sit in rooms that others dream of and have experiences that are pinned to some vision boards. While I’ve had a lot of fun times during my career trajectory working for some pretty dope companies, it hasn’t always been as easy and fun as the Instagram posts may portray. There have been mostly ups sprinkled with some downs – all of which I am grateful for leading me to this moment where I empower, connect and inspire other BIPOC professionals to pursue their dreams & goals with intentionality through my work. I’m most proud of the manifestation of words, written and verbal, that continually remind me of Audrey Hepburn’s quote “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d want to start with shopping in Ponce City Market followed by a drink on the rooftop (possibly a few games as well), then head over to Slutty Vegan for a bite to replenish some energy before visiting the Trap Museum. To end the day, I’d wind down with some trap yoga at Level 3 Yoga. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m grateful for the awesome support circle I have comprised of family, close friends, and my career coach for continually seeing the potential within me. I’m also grateful for the wisdom of my ancestors and Don Miguel Ruiz for the Four Agreements, one of the best books I’ve read besides The Holy Bible, which has life gems that I leverage daily.
Instagram: @kimsagem (personal) @_manifeast (business)
Twitter: @kimsagem (personal) and @_manifeast (business)
Photos were taken by Merlyn Melesia @merlynmelesia on IG