Leader Spotlight: Tabbatha Mays of Spirits Landing, Inc.

Q: Where do you live?

A. I live in Los Angeles California and I grew up in Bradenton, Florida.

Q: Tell us about your organization.

A. Our mission is to nurture the growth and development of girls and women ages 12-29 years old by providing the tools necessary for them to discover their greatness, transcend obstacles and become well-rounded leaders who contribute exceptionally to the worlds social, economic and spiritual reality. We also provide "Soul Sessions" for our ladies and their families through life coaching, couples counseling, family counseling and integrative therapy.

Q: What is the one piece of advice you would like to share with other women looking to start an organization?

A. Believe in yourself and the change you can make. Plan and organize. Be Patient. Don't give up EVER.

Q: How can WorldWideWomen readers get involved in what you are doing?

A. We are always looking for passionate, brilliant, loving volunteers who believe they can change the world and build something prolific for generations to come. Spirits Landing is looking for a few Angel Investors who want to support our mission and create a legacy. We are in an exciting and pivotal time of growth and expansion! Please go to our website to donate or connect with us to find out more!

Q: Who is the greatest female influence in your life?

A. My Mother - Mary Mosley

Q: Please share with us something that you want other women around the world to hear.

A. You are important. IT is nowhere outside of you.....you are what you have been looking for. You are not your body or your looks or any box the world has for you. It is OK to cry. SHARE your pain and know that you are not alone. Raise your voice it is time for the FEMALE to heal, bring balance and redirect our world. WE CAN. TOGETHER.

Q: What do you feel is your greatest achievement?

A. I cannot settle on a greatest achievement. There are SO many. Measured in moments that made me cry, smile and EXHALE. To witness and be a part of another souls life, to be trusted in that way is a huge achievement. To see confidence "RISING" - no start, no end, just "RISING", that is an achievement. To not be certain if anything I am doing is sticking or making a difference, but - whether it is 2 years later, 3 years, 6 months later - ALWAYS getting the call saying, "Ms. Mays, I get it now! Thank you." That is an achievement. For a student to call me mother, WOW. What an honor and achievement.

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