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Nicole S. Mason, Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

We all need encouragement in our lives, especially during these difficult times in which we are living. This book will give you encouragement in small doses, but it will make a huge impact on your heart.

Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Nicole S. Mason whose book Morning Meditations charmed me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love self-help books but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Nicole S. Mason, a biography of the author and an interview between us both will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Nicole S. Mason!

Nicole is a gifted writer, passionate attorney and powerful motivational International Speaker.  She recently had the amazing opportunity to serve as a speaker alongside of Internationally known motivational speaker, Lisa Nichols, at the Success Women’s Conference, with more than 1,000 women in attendance.  

She is an International Best-Selling author and known as the Leader’s Leader.  She is the sole author of the following books: Monday Morning Motivations: Encouraging Words to Start Your Week, Morning Meditations: Starting Your Day with Purpose, Passion and Power.  The Morning Meditations Book has also been translated into Spanish.  Nicole is also the author of Maintain Your Momentum: Success Quotes for High Achieving Women. 

In addition to her sole author projects, Nicole is a contributing author in 10 books.  

Nicole earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity Degrees from Howard University.  She also earned a Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and a Master of Law from the George Washington University School of Law.  Currently, she serves as an Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Program Manager at the US Department of Commerce.  Nicole has worked in EEO/Diversity for thirty years.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, including NOAA’s highest award for the first Diversity Summit in the history of the Agency.  She served as a Chapter President and the National Vice President for Compliance for Federally Employed Women (FEW).  During her Presidency, the Chapter was recognized for increasing membership and Community Outreach Projects offering “Comfy Chemo Bags” to women undergoing chemotherapy and “Dress For Success” offering business attire to underprivileged individuals returning to the workforce.  

Nicole is an Executive Leadership Coach having earned an Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.  She is also a certified trainer, speaker and coach with the John Maxwell Team.  Using her coaching skills, Nicole works with senior managers to enhance the workplace and to increase diversity.  Nicole is also the owner of Strategies for Success, LLC, a personal and professional development company. 

Nicole is a member of the Maryland State Bar.  She is also a member of the National Speakers Association, Women’s Speakers Association, National Association of Professional Women, Federally Employed Women and the Georgetown University Network of Coaches.

Most recently, Nicole was awarded for her work mentoring other women to Show Up Great, Speak with Confidence and Live Courageously.  She was honored by The Deborah C. Offer Bulgin Foundation with the Women of Virtue Walking in Excellence Award.  Nicole also received the Governor’s Citation from Maryland Governor Larry J. Hogan, Jr.  She also received the Executive Citation from the Anne Arundel County, Maryland County Executive.  Nicole also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prince George’s County, Maryland County Executive.

Nicole has completed the Women’s Leadership Program at the prestigious Brookings Institute, and she was selected to be a part of the inaugural class of her alma mater’s Women’s Leadership Program at the George Washington University.   

Now, how wonderful does Nicole S. Mason sound?! The author is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between us both, I hope that you enjoy the author’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!

Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover!  Please tell us more about yourself?

I always chuckle when someone asks me that question, because I am so complex, as most women are!  LOL I am a wife to my college sweetheart, a mom to 3 sons, an international speaker, international best-selling author, executive leadership coach, attorney, champion for women’s leadership, mentor and coach and confidante to high achieving women.

I am also a trailblazer!  I serve as the first and only African American woman in my organization that serves at the senior management level.  I have been recognized for my contributions to add value to the lives of women and in the area of Diversity and Inclusion.

Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?

I have always loved to write.  I was an only child, so my books became my siblings.  I find writing to be very therapeutic, and I allow others to share in the therapy, if you will, by publishing my work.  I am an encourager by nature, so I find great pleasure in encouraging and empowering others.  My writing is one way that I accomplish this goal.

What would your advice be for aspiring writers?

My advice is to start writing and keep writing.  It is important for anyone wanting to write that your writing can go to places that you may never go.  I heard this statement years ago at a writing conference, and I was deeply impacted by this concept.  And, the concept rings true because my books have sold around the world.  They have been sold in South Africa, South America, Australia, China and a host of other places.  Although I have a desire to travel to these awesome places, I have not been there personally and physically, but readers in those countries have my books in hand.  I think this is pretty awesome!

In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?

I think the most important thing about a book is the message it conveys and the purpose for which it was written.  The writer’s “why” must be evident in the pages of the book, leaving the reader feeling like the author’s purpose has been accomplished.

What is your writing process like?

I love to write, so I can sit down and write a book in one sitting.  When I get a concept for a book, I start writing and I start looking for evidence to bolster the points that I want to make.  I find the evidence in other books, newspaper articles, in the lives of others, in my own life and other examples that would drive my points home.

Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?

I don’t have a writing schedule.  I don’t write when I feel inspired.  But, I write when I get an idea or a concept resonates with me.  For example, at the present I am working on a book about women sitting at the table in board meetings.  The idea comes from my own personal experiences and the experiences of other women that I know personally.

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

Yes, I love to read.  I don’t necessarily have any favorite authors.  Rather, I like certain genres of books.  I love inspirational, motivational, and bibliographies.  I do like Pastor Mark Batterson, Marshawn Evans Daniels, Priscilla Shirer, Kevin Hall, LaRae Quy and John Maxwell to name a few.

Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?

Readers can be on the lookout for several new books from me in 2019.  I am excited about what’s to come!

Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Nicole S. Mason! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more about Nicole S. Mason, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

Nicole S. Mason: Twitter – Facebook – Instagram – LinkedIn – Website 

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