Mylira Green is the founder of M. Green Enterprises, LLC and as an author, inspirational speaker, life skills workshop facilitator, and career and life coach, she is fiercely committed to guiding youth and young adults, ages 13 – 25, as well as women to achieve their fullest potential so they can have the life and/or career of their dreams.
As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Social Work in 2013 and received her Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration in children and families from the University of Southern California in 2015.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mylira has self-published two books entitled, “The Art of Just Being Me: An Interactive Guide to Finding the Courage to Just Be You” and “Free Thyself: A Guide of Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault”. Mylira is currently focused on providing motivational speeches and workshops encouraging women to reach their highest level of self-esteem, hosting healing sessions for survivors of sexual abuse and assault, lead seminars teaching life skills and concepts to adolescents and young adult audiences, and facilitating training on professionalism and the importance of self-care in the workplace. She strives to close the gaps between someone’s current reality and where he or she ultimately desire to be in his or her lifetime.
BLAQ STARDOM MAGAZINE: What was the inspiration behind studying Social Work for both your Bachelor and Master’s Degree?
MYLIRA GREEN: My inspiration behind studying Social Work for both my Bachelor and Master’s Degree was my childhood mentor, Otelia Ponton Reid. She was my bridge in moments where death felt more of a better option and she just so happen to be a social worker. My senior year of High School I was greatly depressed and applying for college was overwhelming. My mother actually completed my undergraduate application and picked social work because she saw my heart for helping people. So, with the help from my mom and support of my mentor, I found the field that was me, but in a professional form. I pursued my Master’s in social work because I wanted to be more than a caseworker, but truly dive in and get to know the person in their full environment. My training as a mastered level social work prepared me to not just link individuals with services and resources but truly equipping me to address their thoughts, which lead to their emotions, resulting in their behavior.
BLAQ STARDOM: How has having an education helped you in the current career you are in now?
MYLIRA: Having an education opened up doors I could not have opened. As a social worker, each level takes a new level of education. My Bachelors allowed me to work as a Case Manager linking people to resources to address their psychosocial needs. In order to pursue my License as a Clinical Social Worker, it was required to have a Master’s. My masters pushed me into new roles and allowed me to expand my clinical expertise by being able to look at a person beyond their diagnosis, but dig deeper into the foundation that may have triggered certain behaviors. My next step would be my PHD in Social Work which is required to be a professor.
BLQ STARDOM: As a licensed clinical social worker, what do you study? What is the focus point of your career?
MYLIRA: As a licensed clinical social worker I studied the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5 to nurture my skills on how to best address people presenting symptoms. For me it was more than giving individuals a label, but to give me a basis of how to provide the best level of care. I focus on the person in their environment because a person is apart of a greater system and each part impacts the patient. I assist with the patient navigating through these systems while reaching a level of self-actualization.
BLAQ STARDOM: Do you have or plan to have your own clinical practice or business one day for social work?
MYLIRA: I currently do have a business, M. Green Enterprises, LLC that I am currently revamping to provide a more clinical service to women and young people. I have thought about opening up my own private practice, but my desire is to focus on one thing at a time.
BLAQ STARDOM: As a resident of the Hampton Roads area, has networking and marketing your brand help bring in more potential clients? How do you think making connections and branding yourself in the Hampton Roads area is very helpful?
MYLIRA: I believe networking in Hampton Roads have assisted my brand by bringing more potential clients seeking my services. I can say over the past three months there have been more invitations for me to come out and speak to young people to empower them to be their best selves. This would not have happened without networking. I can say Hampton Roads could benefit from people being exposed to pay speaking engagements because most are unpaid and on a volunteer basis.
BLAQ STARDOM: Let’s talk about your two self-published books “The Art of Just Being Me: An Interactive Guide to Finding the Courage to Just Be You” and “Free Thyself: A Guide of Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault” What was the inspiration behind writing both of those books?
MYLIRA: What inspired me to write both of my books we’re my desire to serve as the bridge between the caterpillar and butterfly for others. I wanted to turn my trauma into triumph but assisting others becoming victorious over their lives.
BLAQ STARDOM: With both of your books being a guide, how do you use your books to encourage other women that are going through the same thing you went through?
MYLIRA: The Art of Just Being Me has been used as a curriculum for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. My story helped them walk through their trauma. The honesty in the second book promotes authentic healing in my readers because it encourages them to be real with themselves.
BLAQ STARDOM: I see that you are a motivational speaker as well. What are the topics of interest that you talk on? What types of events or workshops do you or have you attended to bring more awareness about sexual assault and self-esteem?
MYLIRA: Topics I talk about is “I’m Enough”, Thriving After Sexual Abuse and Assault, Life After Loss Work and Life Balance, and The Art of Just Being Me. I have attended events catered towards young ladies where I discussed healthy relationships with themselves. I have discussed Thriving After Sexual Abuse and Assualt at a local women boss conference. I presented at a youth summit where I discussed school/life balance with youth and work/life balance with the parents. All of my presentations are laced in my desire to boost people’s self-esteem.
BLAQ STARDOM: The year is winding down to the very end. Are you currently working on any new projects or planning future projects for your brand?
MYLIRA: Currently, I am working with a business coach to gain more clarity on my role as a business owner. I am ready to go beyond my heart and truly be a business changing the lives around the world!!!
BLAQ STARDOM: How can others connect with you?
MYLIRA: People can connect with me on social media, Facebook: M. Green Enterprises, LLC and Instagram: @mgreenenterprises Email: firstname.lastname@example.org