We had the good fortune of connecting with Venezuela Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Venezuela, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
I am known for creating spaces for authentic conversations that drive others to nurture their own narrative. When I was a little girl (small town country girl); I knew my purpose was to help lead others to their God given talents. I have always been a natural leader with open and honest conversations with others. My approachable personality and ability to connect with anyone is what keeps me connected and dialed into helping others. My mission is to continue to help young girls and women to nurture their narrative through identifying their God given talents. God made us all unique and to be able to have conversations with others to help them find their purpose is how I impact the rest of the world. You may ask, how? Well, making a human connection with others in the most authentic way is what brings out the best in others. God gave me a gift and my mission is to share, collaborate, mentor, and empower other little girls, young and mature to find what that is.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love connecting with other women and encouraging each other. I’ve been called the authentic approachable leader/friend. Over the past decade, I’ve been a highly skilled and accomplished Human Resources and Business Management professional with significant experience that has grown many leaders across many states. As an empowering team builder with outstanding training, development, and engagement skills my career journey has led me to creating Venezuela’s Vault. I’ve been assisting others with nurturing their own narrative from within by being authentic, frank and empowering. “Bring your troubles to the VAULT and leave with the key to your own vault of successful tools.” Check out my website: venezuelawilliams.com and follow me on social media: IG: venezuela_vault. It wasn’t always easy but my faith and connection to God get me through. My daily talks with Him are vital to my success and to stay grounded. Dreams come true to anyone that works hard and put God first. He will always direct your path.
My most proud moment was being nominated for top 40 under 40 young professionals of Northwest Louisiana and to see where and what I have accomplished since then has been nothing short of amazing and I give all glory to God for being the head of my life and anointing me to help others build the life they desire.
Listen, my life purpose is to help others get what they want out of life. I can help you get there but you must to be willing to listen, learn, and lean into becoming a better person. I’ve done it for many people (family, friends, co-workers, mentees, etc.) Let’s work together! “Bring your troubles to the VAULT and leave with the key to your own vault.”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
To the STAR, of course. I love the Dallas Cowboys and have been a diehard fan since I was a little girl. The love of the game came from watching the Cowboys with my late grandfather. Every eatery at the STAR, I have eaten at and I love them all. So, we would hit every restaurant there. Then of course on Friday, go to Perry’s Steakhouse. Oh and the Pangea Restaurant & Bar for sure for some great food, great atmosphere and the best Chef food.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mother, (Verna Young- Davis), My Grandmother, (Cordie Lee Hayes Young), and My Aunt, (Ivy Rena Young-Melius) showed me how to be resilience and how to confidently and boldly walk in my truth. They taught me how to be the mother and woman I am today. My late grandfather (Deacon Barrow Young Sr.) taught me how to have a connection with God and be the best person I can be. His motto that I live by daily: “If you do what’s right and treat folks right, the good Lord will bless you.” This motto created my first book, The ABC Legacy Planner.
My mentors: Kimberly Pool, Lesley Myers, and Phyllis Byrd Jenkins; thank you Queens!
My latest sisterhood deserves a shoutout too. An anthropology that we released on 3/5/2021 called The Journey of the Sisterhood to Purpose led by Paula Johnson Hutchinson. We owned the entire weekend including International Women’s Day and all of us became Best Selling Authors!
Facebook: Venezuela’s Vault
Photo credit: Adaleephotography – Tashina Calhoun