We had the good fortune of connecting with Micole Foster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Micole, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from Atlanta. Georgia. My upbringing has shifted me into the woman that I’am today. Due to my Mother ensuring that my siblings and I went to work with her at the nursing homes, I’ve developed a heart of compassion and a servant mentality for all people. As. Masters Level Social Worker I seek to always do what’s right and what’s in the best entrance of all clients that I encounter. Ensuring that respect is given to those that came before me and after me.
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.
Professionally, I’m a Masters Level Social Worker that is a Director of Social Services at a nursing home. I’m also the Chief executive officer of Social work Society Inc. I take my involvement in the the field of social work very seriously. I’ve had the honor of serving over 1200 people in practice. Social worker is hard work but, mostly matters of the heart work. You must be wholeheartedly invested. We restore hope in the brokenness and uplift the misfortunate. We often do not get the recognition, salary, or respect that we deserve. As a social worker, I’ve saved a lot of lives. I don’t take what I do lightly. Seeing the joy on someone face because you believed in them is my “Why”. Being blessed to run into my late grandmothers friends at my nursing home that needs assistance is my “why”. It lets me know that working with senior is what I was called to do. At times our seniors are overlooked in society, I make sure that in my presents they are whole and are given the respect that they deserve. I love being a social worker, it’s my life assignment. The challenges that I face in my profession is that it may be other people on your team that may not have the heart to serve as you do. There has been many situations where I have been alone in my walk for advocacy for my seniors. It’s been many times I had to leave a job do the the wrong doing of seniors. I refuse to not speak up or report injustice against any group of people. I refuse to sell out for a salary. I refuse to turn the other cheek at poor management and mistreatment of seniors.I will always stay to true to being a servant and advocate, even if it cost me my job. I have so many stories in reference to what really goes on with seniors but, I just ask that others don’t forget about them and keep them in prayer especially during this difficult time. I have sent over 400 wellness baskets home with my seniors to limit their contact at grocery stores. I will continue to play my part to serve. I’ve had the honor of mentoring other social workers and offering counseling / support for their struggles in the field. I give honor to God for all of my good and bad experiences. It’s why I’m where I’am today. Alive & well.
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.
Omg! If you come to Atlanta, my go to place is Tassilis Raw reality for my favorite south of the boarder wrap. The food there is just Electric and amazing. It’s literally food for the soul. We must stop by Piedmont park for a walk and even a picknic. Piedmont park is the heart of Atlanta. So many great eateries and the belt line is located near by. We must go to Jennies Ice cream as well for their praline caramel which is addicting. Night life, my favorite place ever is PASHA! The food is amazing. You get a great serving size of seafood and appetizers. The vibe at night is grown & sexy.. very diverse crowed with easy access. We Celebrated my sisters birthday there. It was perfect! They honor reservations and they have great music selection.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mentor Pauleanna Reid ghost writer for Forbes magazine, has been a huge help in this season of entrepreneurship. I’m a member of NGOTB and we have monthly calls to catch-up and pour into one another. She has been a big beacon of hope for me.
My parents, the owners of Smart Movers Atlanta, a moving company has been my driving force and inspiration. They didn’t go to college but, they have always believed in God and treated people right always. God has blessed them tremendously as servants. Their devotion to service and faith has really helped me in my walk with life.
Ms Sandra Johnson, Masters level Clinical Social Worker and my paper Angel. This woman is a gift and a Angel to me. I was at a very low moment in my graduate program at CAU. I didn’t think I was going to make it. This Angel devoted countless of hours to help me with my 72 page research paper with less than a month left for graduation. She didn’t complain not once. She always motivated me and told me, “ Dear you’er going to make it! Your paper will be approved in time for graduation.” Ms.Sandra will always be special to me. No one has ever helped me in the way that she did. On May 15, 2017 I was approved to graduate. I will honor and cherish Ms.Sandra forever.
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