In this episode I am joined by Ebony Walls. Ebony Walls is a certified Nonprofit Leader (CNP), Sports Philanthropist, and International Social Worker. She shares with us her unique career path, how she took the reins to carve out a career befitting her and how you can too!
Many people don’t know that Ebony has an invisible disability called Scoliosis. She has two-foot titanium rods fused to her spine. And at the age of 12, doctors said that she would not amount to anything unless she got a good education. Ebony wasn’t going to let the doctors define her, so she charted her own course.
Heather calls Ebony the Happiness Ambassador.
Heather calls Ebony the Happiness Ambassador. She has multiple passions and works professionally as an event fundraiser and sports philanthropist. It has been a blessing for her to combine all her passions and implement them in her daily work serving others. She is thankful to have the opportunity to be a servant to others every day and gets paid to do it.
“What is a Sports Philanthropist?”
“What is a Sports Philanthropist?” She assists corporations and high-value individuals in expanding their philanthropic portfolio or creating their philanthropic thumbprint. Ebony dreams of becoming the Oprah of Sports. She wants to be the person that connects the funds to the missions and be a human fiduciary.
As a professional fundraiser Ebony serves as Chief Experience Officer of Be A Part of Me Consulting, LLC helping nonprofits and for-profits achieve their goals through event fundraising and various other services. Her service thumbprint includes serving as TedxDetroit Chapter’s Director of Sponsorship, Eastern Michigan University’s Alumni Board-President Elect, GameAbove EMU Board Member, EMU Foundation Board of Trustees, New Leaders Council (Detroit) 2021 Fellow and the W.I.S.E. Detroit (Women In Sports & Entertainment) Leader. She has a niche for connecting funders to the purposeful mission of nonprofits.
Ebony tries to be the prayer she has always wanted to answer for herself. Whenever she meets individuals, she tells them she has a gift and a blessing. She is proud to say that she has never met a stranger in her life and can create a conversation with anyone about anything.
EBONY has adopted the mindset of wanting to be the best and the first in her work.
What’s next for Ebony? She always takes the time to reflect and look back on her previous vision board and journals to know what she wants to achieve. Ebony has always wanted to be the best she could be in whatever work comes into her hand. She has adopted the mindset of wanting to be the best and the first in her work. Now, she wants to work at the highest level of sports and the highest level of entertainment.
In 2019, Ebony’s life changed right before her eyes. She lost her job and doctors discovered a tumor, the size of a small egg which then grew to the size of a large lemon.
In 2019, Ebony’s life changed right before her eyes. She lost her job and doctors discovered a tumor, the size of a small egg which then grew to the size of a large lemon. At that point, she had to make some major life-changing decisions, starting with the decision to have the tumor removed.
Getting the tumor diagnosis gave her immense fear about what would happen next. To this day, she still gets emotional about it as she has lost her uncle, adopted mother, and godmother to cancer. Ebony says life doesn’t always go how you want it to.
“Adversity has happened to me. But one thing I do is remind myself that I’m here for a purpose. Whenever you get knocked down, that means there’s just something greater on the other side of the fence.”
Tune in to follow along her amazing journey.
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