Shennice Cleckley is the CEO of Smart Cookie Coaching, a business development firm that helps entrepreneurs 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 knowledge for achieving work-life harmony and resourcefulness for growing a successful business and raising a family. Shennice also hosts the business lifestyle podcast called The Bootstrap Queen and The Dream Pray Launch Show on YouTube.
Shennice earned her B.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs from Columbia College (SC). Currently she is the Program Manager for the Women's Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College. Shennice is involved in the community as the Chair for SC Whitmore School Board, MC for 1Million Cups (a Kauffman Foundation Initiative), member of the City of Columbia Accommodation Tax Committee, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and active member of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church. Shennice and her husband LeBrian live in Lexington SC. Together they have 4 kids, 1 granddaughter, and 1 beloved dog Coco.