“Success is not a person, place, thing, or title. It is a journey of discovery and growth that never ends. Leadership of anyone to anywhere begins with internal changes. You must develop multiple streams of happiness that fuel a raging fire in your spirit; a fire that is independent of others’ expectations. Your personal growth then becomes contagious success; a feeling that is undeniably accessible to everyone!”
Dr. mOe is an author and dynamic mOe-tivational speaker. She shares game changing, powerful life lessons with both humor and passion. Her writing reflects the frank observations of a fun loving, cancer surviving, versatile, hard working woman who is not afraid to speak her age or her mind. She has published six books, in three very different genres, including three top selling novels, Sinphony, When A Sistah’s Fed Up, and I Stand Accused; and three nonfiction books, Black English Vernacular and Mom, Are We There Yet? and Success Is A Side Effect: Leadership, Relationships, and Selective Amnesia. She incorporates her wry sense of humor into all her work from the clinic to the classroom. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and Baylor University, but “most witty” remains her favorite credential. “Hilarious!”, “Candid”, “Down to earth”, “Brilliant!”, and “Heartwarming” are a few of the words often used to describe this Texas native following one of her popular workshops.
Her latest book, Success Is A Side Effect: Leadership, Relationships, and Selective Amnesia, is an inspiring work on personal development based on Dr. mOe’s professional and personal experiences. She recounts the numerous challenges she has overcome and the lessons learned with courage and grace. The “master class in corporate ascension” takes readers from her highest heights to the depths of being diagnosed with a rare malignancy, along with other challenges like seeking life balance as a working mother and breaking barriers in the corporate world. This extraordinary grandmother has come a long way from a childhood where shy southern girls were praised for submissiveness and often discouraged from pursuing a terminal degree.
While practicing dentistry full-time, raising a family, and hosting a Time Warner Cable television program in Arlington, Texas, she wrote a weekly lifestyle column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a major daily newspaper. Her book, Mom Are We There Yet?, is a laugh out loud collection of readers’ favorites from the 500+ columns she penned. The popularity of those editorials launched her professional speaking career over two decades ago. Through word of mouth, she quickly became a highly sought after speaker. She has also made appearances on numerous regional and national media outlets promoting her work and her philosophy.
Dr. mOe has demonstrated her passion for educating and empowering others in nontraditional ways by writing a nonfiction book on Ebonics, Black English Vernacular: From Ain’t to Yo Mama. Despite the success of these two books and her columns, she was unable to secure a publisher for her first novel When A Sistah’s FED UP. After two years of collecting rejection letters, she formed her own publishing company and self-published the book in 2005. At that time, self-publishing was still considered taboo my many in the literary industry. The novel went on to garner rave reviews, landing on several bestseller lists including the Dallas Morning News and Essence Magazine. Subsequently, she published two additional novels, Sinphony and I Stand Accused, making it a family affair by using her sons as cover models for I Stand Accused! She says her new self-help book, Success Is A Side Effect, compiles the lessons learned from her half-century of intellectual tourism in search of peace. The book has received positive reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and scores of readers both young and old.
Not even the 2012 diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor, an incurable but treatable form of cancer, has dampened Dr. mOe’s zeal for personal growth. One of her latest goals is to raise awareness and funds for this rare disease. Dr. mOe believes that God does not waste wounds. Undaunted, today, she is a freelance journalist, coach, mentor, and speaker on a mission to prescribe success for everyone she encounters. She has inspired clients from Germany to Florida, such as: U.S. Department of Justice, University of Texas Executive MBA program, Americredit Corporation, Junior League, Girls Inc, Harris Hospital System, Rotary International, National Association of Purchasing Management, St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild, Girl Scouts of America, Arkansas Behavioral Health Institute, Pageturner’s Book Club Summit Cruise, OKC Urban League, and the Texas Library Association.
This Renaissance woman gives lectures to corporate, university, and civic groups, as well as, professional associations. Her most requested topics are: Life Balance, Communication Skills for Women, Start Up Myths: Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship, and the Medical Benefits of Humor.
Her business background includes: General Nutrition Centers franchise owner, producer/host of a cable television program, private practice owner, real estate investor, partnership in a Mediterranean restaurant, and CEO of TyMAC Books, a private publishing company.
Dr. mOe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: Outstanding Employer Support for the (National) Guard and Reserve in 2014, Outstanding Community Leader by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Alumni Association of Baylor University, Distinguished Alumni Award from the Fort Worth Independent School District, and the Millennium Award for Medicine from Altrusa International, Inc. Additionally, her dedication to her patients is reflected by her inclusion in the 2009 edition of “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”.She has served on numerous nonprofit boards. As a result of those experiences, in 2010, she launched an initiative for new residents of Austin, Texas, her home at that time. The project was called Austin’s Black Newcomers Association (ABNA). The mission was to help civic-minded Austinites become aware of community resources and opportunities for community service. Many current residents of Austin credit the existence of ABNA as a pivotal part of their decision to relocate to the Austin area.
Her volunteer involvement focuses on education, children/women’s issues, health, and economic development. Lifeworks, the Austin Area Urban League, the National Council of Negro Women, the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority, the Junior League, the Baylor University Alumni Board, Communities in Schools, and Big Sisters are a few of her current and past commitments. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin Experience and Leadership Arlington. Dr. mOe is an active member of the National Dental Association, The American Association of Dental Consultants, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
She lives near Dallas, Texas and is a proud mother of two and a grandmother. So come along, Review, Re-new, and Re-You with Dr. mOe’s empowering seminars, videos, blogs, newsletters, and podcasts or invite her to speak to your group today!