We had the good fortune of connecting with Naeemah Ford Goldson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Naeemah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I don’t like to think of it as taking a risk. I call it being fearless! I’ve been operating in fearlessness since I was 22 years old. When you are fearless, you just go for it! Any hope, dream, or goal. It’s what I continue to do and has shown me great favor.Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is Restore Order Professional Organizing in Atlanta. I redesign spaces for clients and organize them afterwards. Think custom closets, garage systems, home offices… you name it! I am most proud of the level of expertise I’ve acquired over the eight years I’ve been in business. I’ve had the opportunity to be an expert on local and national television, and have also contributed to articles in Parents Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, and AARP to name a few. I’m most proud of my Certified Professional Organizer® credential because it validates how hard I’ve worked to get to this level of my career. I am also extremely proud of being a founding member of the National Association of Black Professional Organizers (NABPO). We’ve created a safe space for BIPOC professional organizers who want network and grow their careers in the organizing industry. When creating a business, you’ll always have hiccups along the way. That’s life! There were times when I’ve had to take a step back and reevaluate or pivot, but when you operate in your purpose, doors you never knew existed will open.If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If we weren’t in a pandemic, I’d take them to a few brunch spots. I love Another Broken Egg, and the Flying Biscuit. If there is a place where I can have shrimp and grits, I’m down! Atlanta has so much history, so I’d take them to the King Center for a history lesson. I absolutely love live music! So we’d hit up City Winery for some good food, drink, and music.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family has been the greatest support in my life! I have 7 siblings who I grew up with, and my parents raised us to know we could be anything we wanted. My mom has been the most influential in my career, and my siblings, nieces and nephews are extremely supportive! My biggest support is my husband Eric and my kids Ethan and Gavin. They are there to help me carry out plans and goals no matter how crazy it might seem to others.
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