Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Benedict Mitchell

What drew her to Purpose In Pumps…

I was driven to the organization for the networking aspect and the opportunity to meet new people, build professional and social connections and, most importantly, having that accountability partner/mentor to assist you on your journey with finding that purpose in life that you are seeking.

Her current profession…  

I am a Senior Financial Analyst at Sage Software in Lawrenceville, GA.

How she describes her personality…

Mellow, Warm, Humbling and Loyal.

What she’s most passionate about…

I am very passionate about helping others and volunteering in the community.

Who she admires most…

There are quite a few individuals who I admire. One person, in particular, is Iyanla Vanzant. I love her no-nonsense personality – she tells it like it is whether you like it or not. But, most importantly, I admire my amazing parents who were immigrants who came from the Caribbean to make a better life for themselves while coming from humble beginnings. They worked very hard to give my siblings and me a better life than they had.  They instilled in us values to shape and mold us into the people we have grown to be.

If she had the power to solve one problem in the world, it would be…

Domestic abuse and violence. It’s become an epidemic where so many are losing their lives by the hands of the ones that they believe were there to keep them from harm’s way. Too many suffer in silence until it’s too late. I believe that educating loved ones, at a young age, on what a healthy relationship looks like could cease this cycle of abuse.

Quotes she lives by…

I have several quotes that I truly love and live by, which includes a few from the late, great Maya Angelou:

  • ”I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. I take this as treating others the way you want to be treated.
  • “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Never turn an eye on someone’s behavior.
  • “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” We were put on this earth to enjoy it and not exist.

The best piece of advice she’s received in life thus far

In order to get anywhere in life you will have to get uncomfortable – nothing comes to you easy. 

The last time she was inspired…

I believe that I am inspired every day to be the best me that I can be by the books that I read and the people who have crossed my path.  I was given the opportunity to tune into a healing class, given by Rebecca Lynn Pope – it was truly inspiring. It focused on the art of self-love, letting go of past hurts and having a vision of what your future life entails.

How she defines purpose…

Purpose is that thing deep within your soul that you are passionate about and brings you a sense of fulfillment and happiness.

Her biggest supporters…

I believe that I have the greatest support system any girl can have. I am truly thankful and grateful for them each and every day. This support system comprises of my family, especially my sister Paschalener Mitchell, who is always there to give a listening ear to all of the issues that life brings. In addition to my family, I am truly blessed to have a wonderful and special person who holds a very special place in my heart, my lover, friend and confidant – Mr. Kurtney Gomez.

The last book she read and what she learned from it…

The last book I read was “Girl, Snap Out of It” by Kellie King – this was the book of the month from my social/book club. It’s simply based on the fact that no one is in control of your happiness but you. It was a fun book to read, and I believe that many women could relate to it especially when dating or in unhealthy relationships.

Where you can find her when she’s not working…

When I’m not working, I’m either reading the “book of the month” picked by my social/book club Real Divas Read and More. I also enjoy surfing the internet or walking on the trail in Lilburn Park.

Three items she cannot leave home without…

I can’t leave home without my phone, Fitbit wristband and a nice pair of shoes.

When she is preparing for her next “big move”, her process is…

See the vision, write it down, pray for guidance, and execute.

Her favorite “Power Pump”…

I don’t really have a favorite “power pump” – it all depends on the outfit that I plan to wear, which determines the shoes that I will be stepping into.

Her biggest hope for women…

My biggest hope for women is that they know their worth, be proud of who they are, and never, ever lower their standards! Go for whatever comes to mind and what you want in life, and to never settle for what you can get – aim higher!

5 comments on “Member Spotlight: Benedict Mitchell

  1. Kynesia Bishop

    Awesome article Diva! Very inspiring.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is heartfelt.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Angie Wright

    B!!! I am so proud of you! Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pascha Mitchell

    Very well said and inspiring. I am proud of you sis!!

    Liked by 1 person

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