Things I love…
Being out in nature
Candles (soy please)
I am a super creative and visionary who has a knack for organizational tools, systems, and anything that helps me manage my life and business with more peace, joy, ease, and most of all: SANITY!
As a Creative Online Business Manager and CEO of this amazing Virtual Support Agency (Zakia & Co.), I help business owners, like you, reclaim your sanity, get more done, and focus on scaling your business by creating and implementing proven systems that work for both you, your team, and your clients.
Who I work with…
Influencers + Coaches + Consultants >> if that's you, let's explore what working together could look like!
Virtual Assistants + Service Providers >> These services created just for you! Click here to learn more!
Where I hang out…
Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, local coffee shops, local bars (craft beer please), and sometimes you can find me dancin’ like it’s 1999 at a party, every now and again! But this is far and few. This twenty-something is pushing thirty and I just can't hang like I used to LOL.
Intuitive Sensitivity aka Empathic (Issa real thing… learn more here). Boundaries + Self-Care are a top priority!
Serving the community...
I am the co-found of a non-profit organization called Our Periods Matter, Inc. Our mission is to provide homeless women and girls in New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Orlando with feminine hygiene products. Connect with us on Facebook!
Here’s the full scoop...
I’m a city girl at heart, born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, PA. Back in 2014, I moved to Atlanta, GA after I graduated from college and since then, I have fell in love with this city - so if you live here or decide to come visit, let’s link up! I love meeting my virtual friends in real life!
Over the years, I've worked in a variety of fields, all centered around business - from executive administration, retail, advertising, sales, and customer service, just to name a few.
At the age of 18, I did the only thing I knew to do... go to college, get good grades, and get a job. Sound familiar?
The Pennsylvania State University became my home for the next 4 1/2 years. There I studied Industrial and Organizational Psychology aka Business Psychology in layman's terms.
As graduation approached, I was lost and had NO idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, other than get a well-paying job. After applying to what felt like hundreds of companies and enduring countless interviews, I had finally landed the job of any graduates' dream. It came with all the bells and whistles: a sweet compensation plan, relocation assistance (including a housing and car bonus), plus the opportunity to travel with extensive paid vacation time. Yessss! I was excited.
With the support of my family, I moved all the way South to North Carolina to start this new chapter. I had no idea my entire life would be turned completely around in a matter of weeks.
Shortly after the move, I had an epiphany that it was time to do something drastically different...
Something that wasn't apart of ANY dream or plan I had spent countless hours and years mapping out, leading up to my "oh-so-glorious" life after graduation. You know, the dream that almost every college graduate looks forward to that is less of a dream and more of a kick-in-the-butt reality check. Instead, it was #godsplan.
So what did I do? I listened to my intuition of course! When intuition speaks, I listen.
I declined that amazing corporate job offer and moved further south to Atlanta, Georgia, simply off of intuition and faith. Declining that offer wasn’t easy, but something on the inside gave me assurance and peace around the decision I was making, which allowed me to press forward with certainty.
This decision, along with many other decisions and people who played a key role in my transition, became the flame that sparked my entrepreneurial journey.
Fast forward a few years later, I now make a living doing what I love that brings me (and my clients) sooo much joy! Running a Virtual Support Agency was far from any stretch of the imagination of what I thought I would be doing right now. Heck, I didn't even know such a thing existed.
But here I am... booked and blessed with a small, but mighty team of 3 and clients I absolutely love! I'm excited to have you join me on this journey! It's a wild ride so buckle up!