Meet Shennice

Shennice Cleckley is the CEO of Smart Cookie Coaching, a business development firm that helps women grow their business with strategic planning, digital skills training and lifestyle integration. Shennice was featured by Google’s “Grow with Google” program in 2018 highlighting how she successfully transitioned her brick and mortar bakery into a completely online business model by using YouTube and self-trained online tools. Her Google video feature currently has over 670K views. 


A sought after keynote speaker and multimedia personality, Shennice has appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX, , CNBC, NBC sharing her techniques for achieving work-life harmony and resourcefulness for growing a successful business and raising a family. Shennice hosts the business lifestyle podcast The Bootstrap Queen.


Shennice earned her B.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs from Columbia College (SC), She is a board member of The SC Whitmore School, City of Columbia Accommodation Tax Committee and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Shennice and her husband LeBrian live in Lexington SC. Together they have 4 kids, 1 granddaughter, and 1 beloved dog Coco.

To book Shennice for an event or for any other business and partnership inquiries, please send an email to or 803-814-6307