Nicole Smith

Nicole is a Panamanian-American, single mother, workforce development specialist, published author of Game On! Relentlessly Pursue Your Dreams,  dancer, and motivational speaker. She attended Oral Roberts University on a Division I full-ride track scholarship. After graduating, she founded Step It Up! Inc., a non-profit dance organization. Her experience in sports and entertainment, radio, TV and the performing arts has spanned nearly 20 years covering the Chicago, Houston and Miami markets. She has danced and cheered for four Professional and Semi-Professional sports teams, has prepared more than 500 interns to enter the workforce and has inspired crowds upwards of 2000. In March of 2019 she was listed as one of WLRN’s “Local Women Who Inspire You” and in November 2019 she was selected as one of Legacy Miami’s MOST PROMINENT AND INFLUENTIAL BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY OF 2019 and has recently becoming a contributing writer for The Life of a Single Mom. She is the founder of Game Day Prep 365 designed to aid people along their journey to seeing their dreams come to fruition. Connect at

Take the “ugh” out of Goal Setting by Nicole Smith

2020-01-09T13:05:22-05:00January 13th, 2020|Help For Single Moms, life of a single mom, Nicole Smith, Uncategorized|

Take the “ugh” out of Goal Setting this year. Game on.   It’s a new year. People everywhere are making New Year’s resolutions and some of them have already fallen short… ugh, but why? We often make our goals so big that we end up overwhelming ourselves and then they quickly take a back seat [...]

Saying Goodbye is Hard…but it’s not forever!

2020-01-09T11:35:41-05:00January 8th, 2020|Dana Che Williams, Dr. Shelia Truelove, Dr. Shelia Truelove, Help For Ministry Leaders, Help For Single Moms, Joy Anisa, Nicole Smith, Shaylah Coogan|

Join us in thanking our 2019 Featured Experts! Time sure has flown! 2019 came and went, and now we are bringing in the new decade! We had an inspiring group of 2019 Featured Experts on The Life of a Single Mom team! They covered some of those hard-hitting topics that some of us try to [...]

Its Okay to Be (a little) Selfish by Nicole Smith

2019-12-16T11:23:00-05:00December 16th, 2019|Help For Single Moms, Nicole Smith, the life of a single mom ministries|

In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we can become so preoccupied with completing everything on the checklist that we often forget to take care of one of the most important aspects of the season; often times it is so overlooked that it doesn’t even make the checklist! What is it? Ourselves. It [...]