Nicole M. Blackmon
President-Elect Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club
Member of National Career Development Association
Member of Zeta Amicae of Oak Park Auxillary
2017 TOP 10 Michigan Business Women Award Honoree "Giving Spirit" Award (National Association of Women Business Owners- Greater Detroit Chapter)
Member of National Association of Professional Women
I am a Minister, Personal, Professional & Career Development Consultant, Inspirational Speaker and Author born in Detroit, Michigan. I graduated from Farmington Public Schools then furthered my education at Detroit College of Business and majored in Marketing. I received my Career Development Facilitator Certificate with NCDA. I also received my Ministers license at the Merle Ruth Cranford Memorial Training Institute.
After gaining a university level education, I went into the fields of Customer Service and Administrative support where I worked for such companies as Blue Care Network and Ford Component Sales. While working with high level executives, I realized I needed to enhance my communication and leadership skills, so I joined Toastmasters International. It didn’t take long before I was moving up the ranks. With my core communication and leadership attributes, I received many certificates and awards and was nominated and elected President of my Toastmasters club.
After serving as President of my club, I served as Toastmaster Area Governor of 4 clubs in District 28 as the liaison between the district and local levels. I provided strategies to increase club membership, and to ensure that each club maintained a positive status within such a large organization.
I realize that my education, leadership experience and positive influence are vital to building healthy, strong communities. Furthermore, I am passionate about creating programs that benefit adults, teens and children, which is why Strategic Image Consulting, LLC was birthed. Initially, the company's mission was to cultivate effective communicators by strengthening communication, presentation and leadership skills. However, the mission has expanded to incorporate mentorship and career development as well.
I am also the President/CEO of Strategic Image Business Solutions. Founder of Exquisite Femininity and non-profit organization called Success in Motion. I serve on a number of committees within various organizations and I enjoy volunteering with GACCS, the Junior Achievement Organization, Detroit Public Schools Community District, and by speaking at conferences for various religious and community organizations.