“When I lost my memory and missed my freshman year of high school, my guidance counselor told me to drop out and get my GED. I told her, ‘No Ma’am, I am not giving up’.” –Venice Garner-Moore
Venice Garner-Moore is a Bronx, NY native. She holds two bachelor degrees from Lincoln University, PA in Journalism and Human Services. While on Lincoln University’s campus, Venice was a very active student on campus. Venice is a former Ms. Lincoln University and published her first book of poetry, “Because I am Different” at the age of 21!
Venice lives her life by old adages, as “God won’t give you anything you can’t handle,” and Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?” Her favorite quote is, “Everyday is a good day, it’s just that some days are better than others.”
Venice received her Master’s In Clinical Social Work Degree at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work at the young age of 23. She was also the Chair of OASIS, the Organization of African Students in Social Work at the University of Maryland while on campus. Venice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist. Venice is also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
In addition to a therapist, life coach, author and motivational speaker, Venice’s experience includes working in therapeutic foster care and most recently in corporate special education, in which she was the Executive/Senior Director of a Private Special Education School providing a structured therapeutic environment and enhanced academics to students with mental health and learning disabilities in the state of Connecticut. Venice recently took a “leap of faith” and resigned from her corporate education position to work on Embracing Your Difference full time.
Her recent book, Embracing My Difference-Erasing Fear While Finding Purpose, was just released (2017) and is an inspirational book to encourage people to embrace challenges as a part of life and let go of fear to finally reach your purpose. In Embracing My Difference, Venice is transparent about her journey and speaks about key components to living a full life to embrace your difference.
Embracing Your Difference, LLC. is a private practice & motivational firm in which Venice continues to motivate and inspire people through individual & couples therapy, self-esteem enhancement, young mothers and post-partum workshops/groups, LCSW Supervision and also a mentoring program. Venice also hosts the Embrace Your Difference Mentoring and Prayer Conference each year. She speaks in various cities promoting her book and to motivate, inspire, and help women/men and all young adults reach their full potential and embrace their difference.