We had the good fortune of connecting with Teraleen Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Teraleen, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I connect with those whom I serve. In many cases I serve women, caregivers and those who were caregivers and have lost their loved ones. Having traveled that road myself, I am familiar with the caregiving journey and the subsequent grief and withdrawal that occurs. I also am relatable to multiple generations of women. Serving in ministry, I seek the Lord and provide a balanced perspective that makes enjoying a relationship with Him obtainable and not out of reach. I provide a godly and spiritual foundation while addressing life altering situations.

When I first became a caregiver, I searched for training, but found very little. It was more so on the job training. Based on that, in addition to my conversations with other caregivers, I seek to fill a void. I provide webinars, vital information, and support to caregivers. My best selling book From Carefree to Caregiver also provides spiritual support and hope to those who are on the caregiving journey. Based on feedback from readers, I began an online community on Caregivers Connect which is a Facebook group. The group gives caregivers with a safe space to connect, support and glean from each other.

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.
The niche of supporting current and former caregivers is unique. Prior to the pandemic, the number of caregivers was steadily increasing as baby boomers age and life expectancy increases, the needs for caregivers has also increased. Since the pandemic began, caregivers have had to adjust to accommodate the emerging needs of loved ones, many of whom have had difficulty adjusting to telework and social restrictions. These challenges have impacted employers as well. While I cannot change their situations, I can provide practical and spiritual supports that gives them much needed hope and encouragement.

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 love seafood and my bestie loves Italian food. I would take her to one of her favorite restaurants, Maggianos. Since she also likes seafood, I’d take her to my favorite crab cake spot, G&M, which is just outside of Baltimore. She loves Ocean City, so a trip there may also be in order. Lastly, a good concert would be great.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The greatest influence in my life has been my beloved mother, Cynthia Moses McGregor. She overcame much during her 67 years of life, including domestic violence before it had a name. My mom also overcame colorism and fought for her healing. She was also a caregiver for my grandmother. Most of all, she was a lover of prayer. I learned to pray, not based solely on what my mother told me, rather from her example. I also gleaned from the time when she cared for my grandmother when I stepped into the role of being her caregiver. Last year I created the Cindy Moses Memorial Scholarship in her memory. Like all great moms, she pushed and encouraged me throughout her lifetime. I am the woman I am today, largely due to Cindy Mo as many called her.

Website: teraleencampbell.com

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Other: Caregivers Connect Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/742459596131749/

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Delonte Abernathy, Call the Shots Images Jackie Hicks, Fond Memories

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