THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF THINK LIKE A BOSS CONSIDERS HERSELF A PROFESSIONAL DREAM CHASER. ALEXANDRA BERNARD-SIMMONS HAS MASTERED BOTH THE BUSINESS AND CREATIVE WORLD AS A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR, AND ENTERTAINER. WITH HER BACKGROUND AS A CHOREOGRAPHER AND OVERALL ENTERTAINER, ALEXANDRA HAS WORKED WITH MTV, VH1, BET, COMCAST CABLE, TRU TV, ABC, AND A&E NETWORK TO NAME A FEW, AND SHE HAD A ROLE IN THE STEP UP DANCE MOVIE TRILOGY. SHE’S ALSO OPENED AND SHARED THE STAGE WITH LEGENDS LIKE BOBBIE BROWN, BIZ MARKIE, DOUG-E FRESH, SLICK RICK, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, MR. VEGAS, SHOT VIDEOS WITH FRENCH MONTANA, AND INTERVIEWED COUNTLESS CELEBRITIES LIKE LANCE GROSS, BUSTA RHYMES, LAMMAN RUCKER, TOBIAS TRUVILLIAN, YANDY SMITH, AND MANY MORE! OVER THE YEARS SHE’S WORKED WITH ALEC BALDWIN, BEEN A GUEST ON DR.OZ, NATIONAL TV SHOWS , AND BEEN FEATURED BY ESSENCE MAGAZINE FOR HER FASHION SENSE AND TRAVELING SPIRIT VIA HER INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BLOG @TRAVELBITTENLEX. IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH, SHE WAS INVITED AS A CONTESTANT ON A GAME SHOW ON NATIONAL TV WITH MICHAEL STRAHAN, WHICH SHE WON, SHOWING 6 MILLION VIEWERS THAT SHE IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH! AS CEO OF THE EVOLUTION OF HIP HOP, LLC, SHE RUNS HER GROWING PERFORMANCE ARTS COMPANY AND HER THINK LIKE A BOSS MOVEMENT . SHE CURATES AND SPEAKS AT EVENTS ALL OVER THE NATION, HOST HER TELEVISION SHOW , PODCAST , AND CREATES BOOK TOURS FOR BEST SELLING BOOK ALL TITLED “THINK LIKE A BOSS” ALL WHILE CALLING UPON HER EXPERIENCES IN LIFE, CORPORATE AMERICA, AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE INDIVIDUALS TO THINK LIKE A BOSS!
How are you impacting your community?
Aside from running this movement since 2014 and helping thousands of women on the way, throughout the double pandemic our founder Alexandra Bernard-Simmons has been a staple for the black community. She jumped straight into action by sewing over 300 masks for hospitals and the homeless, created free and affordable content for struggling and aspiring entrepreneurs to aide in their pivot, expanded her Spiritual practice to provide free Reiki for Black women, and so much more! The biggest project throughout this pandemic will make history! Think Like a Boss will be spearheading the 1st Black Owned Supermarket in the tri state area in the effort to combat economic and systematic change. With private investors, support from the community, and celebrity friends like Malik Yoba , Alexandra and her #Bosstribe are the voice of change. You can find more information on the Supermarket here :https://ifundwomen.com/projects/seneca-market-black-owned-supermarket
What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?
In order to lead anyone you have to know who you are and show up as your authentic self. But remember being authentic also requires the courage of being disliked. Be brave and show up as who you are meant to be.
What separates you from your competitors?
My commitment to integrity and transparency. Being a social entrepreneur means your work is for the people. People don't simply buy into businesses they buy into the brand. And I am my brand.You have to stay grounded in your morals while making boss moves.