EnrichHER Edition: Cool Moms Dance Too with Quyionah Wingfield

Personal Story

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.

SHOW NOTES

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. 

Biography

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.