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Meet Zoleka

Small Business Strategist/Collaboration Coach/ Motivational Speaker/Community Activist


Zoleka Sparks was born in Queens, New York but raised in Suffolk, Virginia. Her teenage years were spent shadowing her father, Persie Stagg, a community activist who was a member of the NAACP, President of the Elephants Fork

Civic League and held office on the Suffolk Planning Commission.


With the knowledge she gained, she continued he philanthropic work consistently volunteered with Blood banks, MS Association. and the Susan Komen's Breast Cancer Association.


Mrs. Sparks later earned an A.A.S. in Small Business, double major B.S. in Human Resources and Retail Administration and a MPA in Public Administration. She holds 8 certifications in various areas including Six Sigma


She has spent 15 years in Corporate America as HR Administrator then later becoming Corporate Starbucks trained and running 10 licensed Starbucks Kiosks within Farm Fresh Grocery stores. She also founded the Diversity & Inclusion Council for their 44 stores. When Supervalu brought Farm Fresh, she realized it was her time to step out on Faith, took her severance pay and invested it into her firm and mobile bakery. Since then she has assisted 100 businesses succeed and thrive.


Consistently continuing her community involvement, she serves as Board President for Dress For Success Hampton Roads, Board Member of the Hampton Roads Black Nonprofit Alliance, Administrator of the BLM, President of the Elephants Fork Civic league in Suffolk and member of various associations and committees.


Empowerment to me is to give of yourself selflessly to assist others in achieving their goals. I believe as human beings we have a charge to consistently uplift and assist each other in every way possible. What we learn is not just to elevate us but to elevate others as well, and doing so. keeps us grounded in who we are.

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