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About the What Now Movement
The What Now Movement is an international community of entrepreneurs, authors, and career professionals who gather for the purpose of innovation, collaboration, and the sharing of resources and ideas.
It is our belief, that if we partner together to build this community, we undoubtedly will be more productive individually as well as collectively.
The What Now Movement Team
Eric M. Twiggs, Chief Executive Officer and President
Eric M. Twiggs is the author of The Discipline Of Now: 12 Practical Principles To Overcome Procrastination. He is also the host of a weekly inspirational podcast titled "The 30 Minute Hour." As a Certified Life & Business Coach, Eric has conducted over 28,000 coaching sessions, helping executive leaders and entrepreneurs who have moved from feeling frustrated with finding fulfillment. He has also led organizations of 500 or more people in corporate America and shared his message with corporations, associations, and congregations across the country. By reading The Discipline of Now, you will receive a proven blueprint to beat procrastination, so that you make more money, get more done, and become aligned with your Divine purpose.
Dr. Sharon H. Porter, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President
Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon) , resides in the Washington, DC area and is the President of SHP Enterprise, Inc, the umbrella entity for Perfect Time SHP LLC Publishing Firm, SHP Media and Broadcasting, and Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine.. She is the host of the I Am Dr. Sharon Radio Show and host and creator of five podcasts. Dr. Sharon is the Executive Director of The Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principals Leadership Academy (APLA) and Founder of Young Ladies Who L.E.A.D. Dr. Sharon is the author of The Power of Networking: How to Achieve Success With Business Networking, Next In Line to Lead: The Voice of the Assistant Principal, Class of 2017 What’s Next?” the Women Who Lead: Book Series, North Carolina Girls Living In A Maryland World, Fifty & Fabolous, and author and visionary for the HBCU Experience Anthology Book series. Dr. Sharon has served as an educator for over 30 years in the role of a classroom teacher, assistant principal, elementary and middle school principal, central office administrator, and Leadership Coach for novice school administrators. She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, National-Louis University, The Johns Hopkins University, Walden University, and Howard University. Dr. Sharon holds a National Association of Elementary School Principal Mentor Certification and is a Certified Gallup-Strengths Coach. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, International Association of Women (IAW), Association of Women in Business, Professional Women of Winston-Salem, an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and on the Board of Advisors for Envision. Lead. Grow.
Ted Fells, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President
Ted Fells has more than 25 years of leadership experience building and guiding NucoreVision, Inc., (NVI) a Small Business IT firm headquartered in Lanham MD. An accomplished strategist, his expertise in operations and business development has driven NVI’s notable enterprise growth in Cyber Security, Enterprise Information Technology Solutions, and Management Consulting services. Described by his employees and business associates as fair, honest, dedicated, and hard-working, Mr. Fells’ professional career began as a Federal IT project manager and an integral part of a team responsible for the design, implementation, and support of over 600 computer networks nationwide for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Offering a combination of innovation and operational strengths, Ted Fells has developed a network of customers within the federal state, local and private sectors worldwide. NVI customers include the Department of Defense, The Executive Office of the President, the Department of Homeland Security, and various other agencies. Mr. Fells is also a Partner of NexxtOne Sports and Entertainment Management Firm, a Washington, DC-based lifestyle, business, and wealth management firm for executives, athletes, and entertainers, as well as the Chief Visionary Officer for NexxtOne Academy a 501c3, focused on preparing underserved youth involved in Science Technology Engineering, Athletics, Arts and Math (STEAAM). Ted Fells is not only committed to business but very committed to building his community. He is currently involved in mentoring programs within various organizations and is very active within his church, Mount Zion Baptist Church in Arlington Virginia. Ted Fells, has also been recognized for his achievements as an Outstanding Entrepreneur Under 40 by the Minority Diversity Council, Top 100 Business by the Diversity Business, Technology Person of Year by the MEE Council, Morehouse College Small Business Excellence Award winner, and has participated in executive business programs at Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and Clark Atlanta University. Ted Fells, is an alumnus of Norfolk State University where he received a BS in Management and Computer Information Systems, and is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated.
Maisha B. Hoye, Chief Marketing Officer
Maisha Hoye is the CEO of BSHG, LLC which manages and markets Customer 1st Marketing, Maisha’s Lemonade Stand and other entrepreneurial brands. She believes in the entrepreneurial spirit and all her companies are created with the philosophy of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics.)
Her mission is to create wealth opportunities for herself, family and clients through the spirit of entrepreneurship and marketing know-how.
She started Maisha’s Lemonade Stand as way to fulfill that mission. Since 2012, she has monetized and built the blog up to year over year growth with posts and advertisers that focus on the #HealthyWealthyWise and inspire entrepreneurs.
With her company Customer 1st Marketing, Maisha has developed marketing programs for startups to mid-size organizations, all with limited budgets and resources, in very competitive and innovative marketplaces. Ms. Hoye believes that successful marketing programs begin with the assessment of the business from the customer’s point of view and then develop marketing action plans.
Prior to her entrepreneur journey Maisha’s career in Marketing was all about lead generation and hitting revenue goals. In these positions she also rebranded companies, created marketing and sales processes and her companies won Partner of the Year awards, recognition from state and local governments and Supplier Diversity awards.
A proud Hampton University Bachelor's Degree graduate and proud single mother, she gives back to her school as Communication and Fundraising Chair of the local chapter and serves as President of her son’s high school.