Quyionah Wingfield is a creative entrepreneur, self-taught dancer and mother of two who lived the issues the company is solving with her daughters and co-founders. Jaira JazzElle (10) and Serenity Marie (7) are both trained dancers. Both ladies help provide guidance to create a product to engages children coinciding with the family dance as fitness structure of the business.
On this Enrich Her edition episode of StartUp Funding hosted by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus we are continuing our quest to highlight the most amazing women led enterprises within the city of Atlanta. Today we have Quyionah Wingfield who is the CEO and co-founder of Cool Moms Dance Too. On our interview we talk about how she and her partners (who are her kids) came up with the awesome idea for their business.
From her own experiences she realized that the family’s day to day activities were limiting the connectivity with her children and families needed an outlet where parent could reconnect with their children. Quyionah found that dancing opened up the line of communication with her children and she and her partners came up with the idea of Cool Moms Dance Too and decided to create an online dance fitness program for moms and children.
Quyionah talks to us about the Cool Moms Dance Too platform with plans of maintaining a streaming service and future plans of turning it into a subscription based platform. On what kind of dance that exist on her platform she names off hip hop, ballet, African, Latin, and various mixes that inspires forms of self-expression. With all these you can be sure that Quyionah is really excited about her business and she share why with us.
Talking about future of the platform, Quyionah shares with us what success looks like for her in her own words: Success with Cool Moms Dance Too would look like a community. She hopes to create a community where moms can come together and engage with one another and be vulnerable with their kids. Quyionah also educates us on what viewers, listeners and readers can do to support the Cool Moms Dance Too community.
Roshawnna and Quyionah Wingfield discuss:
[00:50] Quyionah tells us about how she and her children came up with the idea for their business.
[02:47] Quyionah educates us on the platform and the kind on dance available on it.
[04:14] We get to learn what in going on at Cool Moms Dance Too that has Quyionah excited.
[05:30] Quyionah shares with us what success at Cool Moms Dance Too looks like for her.
[06:38] Quyionah tells us more about the community engagement piece that exists outside of the dance that’s part of the platform.
[07:43] Quyionah tells the viewers what they can do to support Cool Moms Dance Too and make it a success.
Quyionah Wingfield is the CEO of Cool Moms Dance Too LLC, the innovative mommy and me dance fitness program for cool moms and their children. She is a mother, creative entrepreneur, intellectual property educator, writer, and a family health and wellness advocate who studies psychology at Georgia State University.
Her love for and background in dance started very early on and grew at the age of 12 when she entered Star Quest National Dance Competition in Albany NY. With no formal training and one night of rehearsal, she placed 3rd in her category. Quyionah began training in dance while attending the Whitney Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts after moving back to NJ with her family. During this time, she was invited to perform at special events for the City of Newark and other private organizations.
Quyionah’s professional experience includes working as the Assistant to the Communication Information Officer for DeKalb County Police Department; a promotions administrator contracting work with recording companies such as Interscope, Geffen, A&M, 1720 Entertainment, Universal and more.
She became involved with civic issues using her platform as an on-air radio personality on the DCP Media Network in 2008 where her focus was self-development and business. In 2013, while conducting research for a concert app she created a successful concert meetup named Atlanta Music Lovers and Concert-Goers to innovate the concert experience for attendees and fans.
Quyionah co-founded Cool Moms Dance Too (CMDToo) with her two daughters Jaira Jazzelle and Serenity Marie, created after the loss of their father. The loss devastated the family and dancing together became a form of therapy to cope with the difficulty and grief of losing a parent and partner.
Cools Mom’s Dance Too is a mommy and me dance fitness program which encourages health and well-being physically and emotionally. CMDToo’s corporate responsibility promotes family fiscal health through kidprenuership and family business building. Currently, Quyionah is a standing member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Center for Innovation which enables her to develop creative ideas and produce change for families worldwide. Through her intellectual property courses and workshops Quyionah has created a family-based book publishing and entrepreneurship workshop name Read, Write and Live Your Life created to encourage literacy, entrepreneurship and publishing for the whole family. Although she has accomplished much when asked she believes there is so much more to be done.