My Personal Mission
Elevating confidence by strengthening personal image and effectual professional presence
“I believe passionately in developing people, especially their interpersonal skills.”
LaShanda has excelled at image building for 36 years. She has helped hundreds of men and women embrace and understand the value of the ABCs: Appearance, Behavior and Communication. Such are the premier essentials of managing one’s image and presenting for an effectual professional presence. The game-changing results for many of LaShanda’s clients have been found in their experiences of stronger personal and career performances, becoming more marketable and gaining more visibility in their respective environments and work spaces. Through various engagements with LaShanda, whether one-on-one coaching, workshops, or hearing her speak, you will quickly understand “the way we choose to present ourselves affects the way we think, feel, speak, act, and the way others react to what we present.”
La Shanda is an empowering professional development and first impression consultant. Highly dedicated and results-oriented, she has the skill and passion for helping individuals become more confident and successful in their workspaces and beyond. From business/emerging leaders, athletes, politicians, entrepreneurs, college graduates, high school teens and children, La Shanda’s knowledgeable and inspiring help many unlock their potential in extraordinary leadership, presence and power. Drawing on her entrepreneurial and coaching background experiences in leadership roles and a lifetime of personal growth, La Shanda has keen appreciation of mindset and the power it has to change patterns of behavior. She focuses on building one’s strengths and minimizing weaknesses through enrichment, feedback, self-discovery, and action plans. La Shanda has been an image writer contributor for major publications and businesses, an author of Professionables – “Every Woman can be Fashionable and Professional ” and “Networking, Negotiations and The Power of No.” She is also a co-host of the talk show “The Real Business Women of Charlotte.”
She participates in many mastermind groups, speaking at conferences and sharing the platform with renowned speakers, also hosting workshops centered on strategies and has received recognition of strengthening one’s executive presence, managing their personal image, and teaching soft skills that creates the “X” Factor of having that competitive edge.
LaShanda is actively affiliated with several groups and organizations and is equally committed to the community. She shares her message and results-oriented content in schools, community organizations, churches and workplaces. She believes that every entrepreneur, leader, emerging leader,
C-suite executive, and anyone seeking to achieve an effectual executive presence is a candidate for learning how to align their skill set with their personal and professional image to build confidence, credibility, and trust as they lead and find doors of opportunity opening. She volunteers in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Goodwill Industries, Women’s International Exchange organization. She is the founder of Urban STEAM Foundation. She is a committed member to the International eWomen Network, Good Friends, UNC-Charlotte Alumni Association, and Alumnus of Mary Candor’s Women Advantage Organization and Women Business Center of Charlotte Advisory Council. She has received accolades such as Cafe Mocha SaluteHerBusiness Legacy Award, IChange Nations Golden Rule Award, City of Winston-Salem Business Leaders Award.
LaShanda is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. Her brand “LaShandaM3” is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte received a BA in Business and received her Life Coach certification and completed course at Carolina School of Etiquette. Her intuitive style, ability to think strategically, more than a few moves ahead, time management and goal setting action plans are among the business disciplines that make her unique in the Professional Image Consulting industry.