Helping you find YOU in everything that you do!

Everyone has a gift.  We each come into this world with significant skills, dreams, passions and abilities that accompany us into our careers, our friendships and our everyday lives.  There comes a point where some people decide that there is more...more that we can do...more that we should be producing...more that we can be reaping...more that we were put here to be than who we've found ourselves being and often more than what those around us have assumed us capable of being.

 

Press Towards Freedom Transformational Life Services was designed to meet those people who are at that moment of decision about their 'more' and assisting them in moving forward with their vision in order to make their 'more' manifest.  I believe that, with the proper coaching and beneficial insight, the gifts we carry inherently, when effectively nurtured, can catapult us into our 'more', into fulfillment and into our most amazing authentic self.

 

The world has room for your 'more'...your greatness.  It is possible that the only thing standing between you and your greatness is one meeting, one phone call, one moment.  One meeting could move you from your comfortable now to your incredible tomorrow. You could be one thought away from the biggest breakthrough of your life.  I am confident that there is a greatness in you that is simply waiting to be nurtured into its fullest fruition.  A seed in which is housed your most fulfilling tomorrow. That seed is the YOU for which you have been searching.  Let Press Towards Freedom help you find YOU in everything that you do!

 

About Us

 
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"I am an innovator and creative individual.  All of my life I've had to create original ways of survival, design my own pathway to success and use my innovative spirit to create opportunities that were otherwise not available.  As a single mom, I've had to be creative in order to propel my family towards a tomorrow that often, statistically, predicted our failure.  Our ability to continue thriving, in the face of some of the most adverse situations, has been due to my ability to tap into my gifts and manifest my greatness in some of the most trying moments.  I'm designing a today that will complement the tomorrow I desire to have."  Kimberly McCrae

Kim has mentored graduate students through the successful completion of thesis projects; currently serves as an academic advisor for students from K-Graduate Studies ; has served as an adviser and consultant to several now successful independent businesses while in their start-up phase; has provided consulting and entertainment management for nationally acclaimed spoken word artists; has been the consultant and editor to aspiring authors to the completion and publishing of their books; designs and facilitates workshops unapologetically centering the lives and voices of Black women.  She considers her own journey to success to be her Press Towards Freedom and extends the offer for you to join her! 

My Philosophy

Life consists of a series of moments.   At any point, one of these moments, with vision and creativity, can turn into a full-fledged movement.  We each have, within us, the ability to grow beyond the moment in which we are walking and enter the flow of a movement towards our full and authentic being. You are enough.  Your dreams are enough.  Our energy is enough to design the tomorrow that will help you see YOU in everything you do!

Education

As a consultant (Dream Developer) I do not:

Design your dream

I am a firm believer that people should be self-defining.  I will work collaboratively with you to develop the dream that you have decided best defines who you are.

Discredit your dream 

I will meet you where you are in your dream design process. 

Duke University                                2000

Durham, NC

BA English, African and African American Studies

Women's Studies Certificate (Minor)

Union Theological Seminary             2010

New York, New York

M.Div

Concentration: Theology and the Arts

Interfaith Dialogue

Inter Religious Studies

Promise you miracles

I will promise that, if you utilize the tools with which you are equipped, you will see positive changes in the life you are designing.

Require that we agree

Your truths are the information we are using, upon which we will collaboratively build the tomorrow you desire.  I will not impose my ideas upon your truth.  I will use my perceptions/insights to help enhance your truth.  Together, we will move you from moment to moment into the movement of a fulfilling life.

Services

 

Free Initial Consultation 

I look forward to hearing your vision and seeing it through your lens and your eyes.  I'm here to collaborate with you to develop the dream you've designed.  Our first 20 minute consultation will be free of charge!  

Book an appointment today!

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Calling Out Black

These are workshops designed to intentionally create space and celebration for the lived experiences of Black people (specifically Black women) in the diaspora. Some of the course offerings in this series are:

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The Ministry of Black Women's Self-Care: Setting Free the Suffering Servant

-Self-Care, Surviving, Thriving and other Revolutionary Acts

-Big Belly Blues: A Self-Care Approach to Transforming Your Life (Collaboration with
Candace "Coach Felyne" Liger

Contact me for pricing and so we can develop a workshop that is exactly what your community needs!

SVA (Savvy Virtual Assistant) Services

Offering short term or long term services to assist in your administrative needs. 
-Calendaring/calendar management
-Meeting scheduling/management
-professional and effective email correspondence
-virtual team management
-process design
-project management
-event management
-conference management
-hr functions 
-create presentations
-online meeting platform management (Cisco WebEx, Zoom, GoTo Meeting, Google Hangout, Skype)
Skills:
Microsoft Office proficient (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access)
-Conflict Management
-Effective Communication (verbal and written)
AND MUCH MORE!

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Dream Development

Dream development sessions are booked in hour long blocks with frequency determined based upon your individual needs.

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Educational Enrichment

Having been an academic advisor at Duke University for seven (7) academic years, I am invested in helping design an academic experience for you that will be a great fit for the life you desire! Where on-campus college academic advising is for students, I WELCOME PARENTS AS CLIENTS AS WELL! **To respect the privacy of the college student, parents' services will not be specific to their student’s course of study and will be billed separately and hosted separately from student sessions.** 

I will:

- research specific policies, as they pertain to your learning institution

- advise for pre-majors and students who have declared their major

- advise on academic and non-academic matters...holistic living is always the goal

- work with students on any academic level

- advise on K-12 individualized educational programs

- adhere to standards of confidentiality

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Purpose-Filled Event Planning

There's nothing better than following a dream through to completion.  We will work with you, from inception to execution, to produce an event that is filled with excellence and aligned with a meaningful purpose.  YOUR success is our end goal!

Scripting Your Legacy

Literary consulting services.  Do you have a book in you that needs to come out?  Let's talk about it and get it from concept to concrete!

 

-book editing services available (at an additional cost)

-advising for self-publishing (at an additional cost)

 

*AN ILLUSTRATOR IS NOT A PART OF THIS SERVICE*

Shop Now

 
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While living from day to day, one can sometimes find themselves in need of a recharge or a reboot. Things may feel monotonous or you may have forgotten your own power, agency or individual allure. This book holds, within its pages, information that can carry you through 31 days to rejuvenation and a fresh re-discovery of self. Welcome to your 31 Day Reboot. This is dedicated to a fresh, amazing and inspired YOU!

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I'm proud to announce that my first book of poetry is available for purchase! In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month (October), I have compiled poetry that chronicles my journey through Domestic Violence and I'm celebrating that, while a survivor and still a victim, I'M STILL HERE! It is my hope that sharing my feelings, truth and voice will inspire, inform and encourage others. Order a copy on Amazon. Let me know your thoughts. Thank you for being on this journey to wholeness with me!

Contact Us

 
If you have any questions or would like more information about my services, please feel free to contact me. 
I will get back to you within 2 business days.

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The Ministry of Black Women's Self-Care

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"I attended this workshop not knowing what to expect; but I knew deep in my heart that it was something I needed to do... Kimberly is an amazing sister, mother, woman, friend and makes sure we as women know what is needed to heal from our past hurts and to be happy with our current life.. if you ever have a chance to attend a workshop with her- please do because you will thoroughly enjoy it and learn a lot about yourself!!"

Keisha Curtis, participant

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Resources geared towards various avenues of Social Justice Intervention, such as:
-Assistance for Incarcerated Individuals and their families
-Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors
-Sexual Assault Victims and Survivors
-Re-Entry Services for Individuals who were Incarcerated
-Resources for Students