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Mentorship Program

Essential Motivation is committed to helping and building the community. Our areas of focus include but are not limited to, promoting positive thinking, making healthy financial decision, mental healing, building young girls to successful women, encouraging healthy communication and much more.

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Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the owner and founder of Essential Motivation and developed a passion for helping women and young girls in her early teens. She created this mentorship program to assist women and young girls in leading a more positive and fruitful life. She has worked in the mental health field since 2016, and has been able to incorporate her life passion with her work to bring awareness and resources to her mentees. Programs that have been established by Candace include

-One on One Virtual Mentoring for women and young girls across the country.

-Self Development courses where we learn positive ways to change our thinking for the best possible outcome with sustainable tools to carry beyond our program. (Virtually and in-person)

-Financial Success programs where we teach our woman young girls about money management and what debt is. We also teach about the pros and cons of credit cards and loans.

-Mental Healing programs to assist with processing pain and trauma from previous life experiences.

Karita Wooten

Karita Wooten is our Virtual Mentor Coordinator and Lead liaison between California and Michigan. She volunteers her time to develop projects for our mentoring program and serves currently as our Lead Mentor. She possesses a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and has been instrumental in bringing innovative mentoring programs to our organization since its founding in 2019. Some of her most notable contributions are  


- The Virtual Mentoring Program where girls are partnered with professional women all across the county and mentored.


- Lunch and Learns where we host workshops for our youth here in the Detroit area both in person or virtually.


-Friendship Fridays where we focus on creating a foundation and space for our girls to love one another and uplift each other.

-Our Individual Success Plan program, where we show our girls how to develop goals and 5 year to 10 year plans for success and how to implement them! 


Karita is a champion for girls’ empowerment. She believes everything is possible when efforts are made with right intention and measurable footsteps.

If you are interested in working with her fill out the contact form.

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