Dr. Shanee’ C Morgan, PsyD, has dedicated over two decades to the fields of administration, teaching, and facilitation. Her unwavering commitment has allowed her to accumulate a wealth of knowledge and experience, shaping her into the exceptional author she is today. As she ventured through various roles, both in the public and private sectors, Dr. Morgan cultivated a deep understanding of the human psyche and the power of words. Her expertise in assisting employees, managers, and executives struggling with employee engagement has made her an invaluable resource in unlocking the potential of others.
Her memoir “Shaken Yet Here I Stand” was inspired from a desire to share her personal story of overcoming severe childhood trauma, for the purpose of motivating and inspiring others to be their best selves, regardless of what they have been through. Dr. Shanee’ C Morgan’s ultimate goal is to encourage others to believe in their ability to succeed through healing, growth, hard work and a desire to overcome as well.
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We’re so excited to speak with you today! Please tell our readers about your background.
Hello, My name is Dr. Shaneè C. Morgan, PsyD. I am a Principal Consultant and Strategist, and Founder of Dennis-Morgan Coaching & Consulting. I have a background in Human Development, Public Administration & Social Change Psychology, Behavioral Health Leadership Psychology, Motivational Speaking, and Career Development.
What were your first thoughts when you began writing your book?
I’ve been recognized by the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. I have over 20 years of experience in administration, teaching, and facilitation in various capacities. I’ve taught and worked at the grade school level in the public and private sectors. Also, I’ve worked as a Facilitator, Consultant and Professional Development Trainer, providing consultation to individuals and families, and extensive training for educators and social and behavioral services professionals.
When beginning my book, I started organizing my thoughts by putting events in chronological order. Then, I begin to develop a table of contents, which is the basis for organizing the story.Ultimately, if you want to write a book, you must first get started!
In Your Opinion, Why is self-care important, especially for entrepreneurs?
I offer a professional development class on the importance of self-care as well. Self-care is important in order to ensure stable physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. As a helping professional, I believe that you must ensure that you are physically and mentally balanced in order to help others. In my opinion, it’s impossible to effectively assist others, if you are not ok yourself.
What are some things you do for self care?
Some things that I do for self-care include, taking vacations with my husband and children, getting occasional massages, resting, praying, and staying in touch with nature.
Would you say that you’re relatable to your clients?
I am relatable to many clients that I have assisted or will assist in the future because I am a walking testimony and proof that you can come from the very bottom and still rise above the expectorations set for you, based on past/current life experiences.
What else would you like our readers to know about you?
In addition to training, I provide mentorship to individuals and groups in various settings. I seek to help individuals who desire assistance identifying their personal, professional, and academic goals, as well as those needing support in the areas of personal growth and behavior modification. Lastly, I am a motivational speaker who loves to touch on topics such as resilience, overcoming adversity, goal setting, and more.
About The Book “Shaken Yet Here I Stand”
Shattered but not broken, Dr. Shaneé Morgan, shares the raw and uncut story of her journey through childhood trauma, tragedy, resilience, and healing. This shocking yet powerful memoir recalls the author’s childhood growing-up in 5th Ward Houston, Texas also known as “The Nickel,” in the midst of the crack epidemic. From the crack house to the school house, Shaneé recounts the tragic events that could’ve claimed her life, or the lives of her family if not for the grace and mercy of God.
Later, realizing there was a greater purpose for her life, she set out to change the trajectory of the family cycle, by breaking generational curses and strongholds, in an effort to provide herself and her family a better life. Having to confront her past through extensive therapy allowed the author to share her tragic story to inspire and motivate other survivors to believe in their ability to succeed through healing, growth, hard work, dedication, and a desire to be their best selves, despite the tragedies and adversity they may have faced.
“Beautiful souls are shaped by ugly experiences”