Wise Women Wednesday: Kennedy Currie

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Q. Who are you? What is your background? 
A. I’m Kennedy Briane Currie, born and raised in Greensboro, NC, a believer, aspiring relationship coach, and founder of Herelationship–the networking platform devoted to early-career women looking to grow and incorporate faith into their personal and professional relationships. What brought me to this point was my faith walk, a love/hate relationship with basketball, and many irreplaceable relationships with family and friends from different seasons of my life. I believes relationships create elation and makes every attempt to live a life full of meaningful relationships, regardless of where life takes me.  

Q. What is your work?
A. I studied the art of communication for 4 years at High Point University where I earned two degrees: BA Sport Communication and MA Strategic Communication. After a humbling job search process, I wound up downtown in my home city at Launch Greensboro-Greensboro Chamber and am currently the Community Coordinator. My surroundings, relationships, and God are who I gives full credit to for the inspiration of my newly launched platform: Herelationship.

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Q. What is one project you are excited to be working on right now?
A. Herelationship is an exciting new venture for Kennedy because I’m learning as I go to push past my comfort zone and experience what’s on the other side of my fears. The Herelationship platform was released three months ago and founded in the summer of 2018– a prime example of what was waiting on the opposite side of my own insecurities. Near the end of April, I released The Herelationship Podcast: the podcast for early-career women looking to grow and incorporate faith into their daily lives, conversations, and relationships! This is my newest project and with only two minisodes under my belt, I’m thrilled to enter the podcasting scene and speak into the lives of other women.  

Q. What is one thing you've done recently that's scared you and took courage, but you're glad you did?
A. Singing in front of almost 100 people or honestly, even 3 has always been something that made me feel anxious. As a singer, I understood my fear...I didn’t want people to not like me or my voice, so I was reluctant to share with just anyone. Last month, I faced my fear of solo-performance and it was the best thing I could have done to be where I am right now.

Q. What is the work you most want to be doing and are you doing it?  If not, why not? What's stopping you? 
A. Relationship coaching. I imagine working with friends, couples, and even other coaches to help redefine what relationships could look like for folks in uncomfortable seasons with others and/or themselves. I’m not a certified relationship coach now, but have had a fair amount of practical life experiences that have helped me exercise potential skills and maneuvers. What’s stopping me now is my time utilization, time commitment of a full-time position, and the financial question–do I need to pay for this now? Is it worth it? I could be doing more to take steps toward this larger goal and I need to plan.

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Q. What would you tell your high school or college self?
A. Read. Treat people well, always. Start your own business or at least try. Get your financial goals in order now. Learn about how finances work, bills, taxes, etc. Save and invest.

Q. What's one piece of advice or motto you love and use in your daily life that you would like to share with my sweet readers?
A. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6
All things work together for the good of those that love the Lord. - Romans 8:28 

Q. What keeps you creating when you don't feel like it?
Knowing that my obedience to carry out this vision from God is not about me, but about the person that is depending on my obedience.

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Q. Anything else you'd like to share?
Thank you to your readers and thank you Alisha for thinking of me as a Wise Woman. This is more than an honor. It’s a blessing to have an opportunity to share a little about who I am from your platform, which is what I believe more women SHOULD be doing. Please invite your readers to listen to our first minisodes of the Herelationship Podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and our website. They can visit www.herelationship.com and contact us if they have suggestions, feedback, or questions about how they can get involved in our private SisTalk groups on Facebook or GroupMe. Lastly, your readers can follow us on social media @herelationship on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Q. What's your favorite yoga pose? 
A. Child’s pose  

Q. How do you live a life of abundance?
I am expressing my faith creatively in the best way I know how.

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