We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The Mother’s Grace brand resonates with most because of the nature of “moms” we as mother’s love unconditionally and have a giving nature. We are most often passionate about our children and the work that we do. As mother’s that have come together to our communities better and the lives of others we collaborate beautifully because of our empathy. We are more empathetic than sympathetic in that we “try on” the issues of others in order to help best we listen, share our presence, and want to bring forth the support that we would want for our own families in similar situations. In essence we practice the “golden rule” do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. When you are passionate and collaborative with other like minded “moms” there is no stopping the creativity and execution of our goals.
What should our readers know about your business?
It started literally with a dream. A dream I had while in a complete coma sleep 10 days after my 2nd child was born. I was exhausted from new mother hood, working full time and caring for my older son as well. When I woke up I was not sure where I was. I just knew I needed to start a charity for moms/children and write a book about these amazing women that i was encountering on my journey. Women who had overcome insurmountable tragedy and detail their recovery and what they took back to their communities, the world, to make this a better place for our own children. It was not easy I started out not having any writing skills nor any idea how to start a charity, I was a business women in diagnostics. However the dream was powerful and all consuming. As I write in my book i grabbed a notebook and just started writing notes and keeping clippings of ideas. I got others on board that were passionate about helping and we just jumped in. Mother’s Grace Charity/Book/Brand is about acute life circumstances from illness, to natural disaster to incredible unbelievable loss and detailing the journey back to life..not surviving but thriving then changing things for others or empowering them to do the same
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.
My Best Friend lives in Portland Oregon so when she comes down and we always want to have the best time ever we would start with hiking the many beautiful trails out in the AZ sun. Pinnacle Peak, Gateway, Camelback, we would go to La Grande Orange for lunch a little candle shopping and some amazing Gelato. We would go to Sanctuary for drinks and some of the best views in the city. We would also check out the Quarter for some shopping and definitely go to Steak 44 or Ocean 44 for the best dinner in the Southwest. I always suggest to all visiting to go to the farmers market down on Central, get gelato at LGO, hike the trails, go to Ritas @ camelback for lots of fun and laughs and great drinks then go to dinner at Steak 44, they have the best food in town and amazing music with play lists picked out my Jeff Mastro the owner.
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?
The board of Mother’s Grace Charity deserves all of the credit in its success 10 beautifully talented professional women who put the needs of other’s first. Sandy Metzler, Manisha Javia, Angela Ducey, Libby Murphy, Rina Rai, Jackie Storey, Lisa Davis, Joo Cantor, Kate Aurthur, and Rachel Earnhardt.