We had the good fortune of connecting with Sherelle Gilbert and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sherelle, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind the success/growing success of my brand is my authenticity. I always strive to share my authentic self with my customers, subscribers, and followers because I believe it is what I was called to do. Life is not perfect, we go through difficult seasons and we go through joyous seasons, and I think it’s easy to get caught up in only sharing or highlighting the joy via social media. But what has allowed me to connect with others is not only highlighting the joy, but also sharing those difficult seasons and how I am navigating through them. I feel that’s what people relate to the most.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
So, I am a social worker. I serve as a Victim Advocacy Trainer and Family Advocate at a child advocacy center. I not only advocate for victims of abuse and their families, but I also train other advocates around the country who also work with children and families in the child abuse field. What I am most proud of in my career is having worked in this field for 7 years and now being a trainer which is something I never thought I would do. My love for advocacy and my social work heart really translates into what I do with She Experienced. I am a social worker at heart and it is the essence of what I do in my 9-5 and in my small business. Balancing both has been a challenge because if I’m being honest, a small business is a full-time job in itself, so it’s like I have two full time jobs. But my greatest challenge has been overcoming self-doubt and believing in who I was created to be. I would say this is still a day-to-day process, but as I grow, I’m overcoming. I want others to know that it is possible to grow through life’s challenges and I hope that is displayed in my brand and in the work that I do.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So, I live in Huntsville, which seems to be growing by the minute! Every time I turn around, there’s something new to check out! Right now, my favorite spots are MidCity, where they have places like Top Golf for fun and food, for a night life vibe; and Stovehouse, where there are restaurants and outdoor eating and social spaces, for a family vibe. I just love our little town and how it’s growing. So, you should definitely come visit and see what Huntsville has to offer!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I will forever shoutout my husband, Joseph Gilbert II. I feel like he is my biggest cheerleader and reason for why I do what I do. When I made the decision to turn She Experienced into my small business, he was right there encouraging me. He listens to all my ideas and continuously lets me know that I can do anything through Christ.

Website: sheexperienced.com

Instagram: instagram.com/sheexperienced and instagram.com/shopsheexp

Twitter: twitter.com/sheexperienced

Facebook: Facebook.com/sheexperienced

Youtube: She Experienced

Image Credits
Gianna Snell Photography Alexis Moore Photography

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