Melissa Clark Founder of The She Shift

“Be passionate, persistent, and patient.”

Meet Melissa Clark

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Melissa Clark is founder of The She Shift. Melissa offers products and services, to promote and empower women and businesswomen. Services include social media promotion, empowering books and inspirational apparel.

Melissa has 15 years of marketing experience and prides herself on being authentic and professionally relatable. With these attributes, Melissa has established a strong network of connections and business relationships, in addition to a large social media following.

In addition to Melissa’s marketing experience, she is a certified Reiki level one and two practitioner. Reiki is a Japanese healing art, focusing on balancing energy. Melissa is also an author, released her first children’s book, in 2015 and Melissa is working on books for women in business.

Melissa is also a mentor for young women and entrepreneurs. She has a background in communications, fundraising and event planning.

Melissa is involved with several networking groups and has been named a “Woman of Distinction,” by “Women of Distinction” magazine and “Ms. New York, Woman of Achievement” for 2016, by the Woman of Achievement organization, in addition to receiving many other honors, including being named one of the, “100 Empowering Women,” of her college sorority, in honor of their centennial year.

Melissa’s passion and mission, with The She Shift, is to inspire and empower other women and assist them in building their authentic self and/or business.

Melissa is also available for speaking opportunities, to share her story, business knowledge and inspirational advice.

How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

3 yrs.

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?


What is the name of your current project / company?

The She Shift

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

My business and book are called The She Shift, to promote, empower and inspire women.

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

The idea came from the “shift ” taking place in the world with women becoming entrepreneurs, advancing in the corporate workplace and empowering each other.

Why do you do what you do?

I would like to be a platform and resource for women and my goal is to inspire and leave a positive legacy for the next generation of women.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

I would tell my younger self that you are amazing, unique and to always pursue your passions and fulfill your drive, because your purpose is to accomplish amazing things and have a positive impact on the world. I would also say to continue to be authentic because that will lead to your success.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

Be passionate, persistent, and patient.

Set goals, and prepare each week to accomplish tasks to reach these goals.

Always be authentic and be passionate about your business.

Learn from mentors and teach what you’ve learned.

Change is inevitable so if things don’t work out the way you thought, keep going, as things will fall into place the way they were meant.

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

The hardest thing was realizing that I can’t do everything all at once. I needed to do things in stages and that means putting some things to the side, to focus on other areas. But that is OK.

What does your typical day look like?

Get up at 4:45am to goto gym
Work on my business in the early am
Goto my full-time job and work
Come home and work on my business for another couple of hours
Have family time

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change how I started because I learned so much from my first business. I pivoted my business in 2017, but if I didn’t have the other business, I wouldn’t have affected the lives that I did, and learned a lot of the do’s and dont’s.

What is the most important thing in life?

Besides self-wellness and family, pursuing your passions and purpose.

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I’ve had my website hacked right as I launched the new one and I couldn’t get it fixed right away. I contacted the host company and worked diligently to fix it as soon as I could. Then I told myself that it’s ok to panic for five minutes, then create a solution and take action.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

In addition to being considered in the one percent of people, as I have red hair, green eyes and I’m left-handed, I also worked with a company to create a song. I wrote the lyrics. It’s a country rock song and goes with my theme of empowering women. I’m hoping to find a great artist to record this piece or get it on iTunes and use the song to raise funds for a women’s organization.