“Self Love is a Beautiful Journey,” Chardelle Moore
Chardelle Moore is not merely a media maven. She is a woman on a mission to elevate the human consciousness. As a motivational entertainer and CEO of Motivational Moore LLC, Ms. Moore spreads empowerment and positivity through multimedia storytelling, speaking and entrepreneurship. She is killing the game with her go-getter mentality, messages of inspiration, keen sense of style and unapologetic realness. #IssaBoss
FunTimes Magazine is checking in with boundless, no limit, fast track Ms. Moore, for the second time in seven years, to capture her dazzling personality and learn about her journey to success as a TV host, motivational speaker, recording artist, business owner and more!
Q: The last time we interviewed you was 2013, time really flies! What’s new since we last spoke with you?
A: I have grown tremendously in the last years. Growth is a product of risk. Last year I launched my own multimedia and communications company, Motivational Moore! We create groundbreaking content to elevate the human consciousness that intersects my passion for music, performing arts, storytelling, personal development and spirituality. Prior to launching my own business, I spent five years as a TV anchor and host at the FOX affiliate in Baltimore, where I not only anchored but launched the daily lifestyle-entertainment talk show, BMORE Lifestyle. Working in local television was an incredible experience but ownership was always the end game.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your journey to success in the entertainment industry?
A: Creativity has always been my passion. From the age of two, I knew I would be a performer. I was my elementary school’s morning news TV anchor and spent my youth on stages acting, modeling and speaking. I wrote my own content including poetry, songs and plays. I went on to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations from Marymount University. It was also during that time I gained international prominence after my coronation as Miss Caribbean Metro USA! Since then, I worked with some of the world’s leading media companies including BET, CBS, FOX and The CW Network. I’ve had the privilege of representing top companies on television such as Chevrolet, Colgate, The Home Depot, Kaiser Permanente, Shoppers, and Macy's, including a social ad campaign. I interviewed countless global icons like Kobe Bryant, TI, Iyanla Vanzant, Ashley Graham, George Lopez, and Gordon Ramsay just to name a few. There’s no such thing as an overnight success. I freelanced for two years before getting a full-time on-air job. Outside of media, I am blessed to tour the country and internationally as a motivational speaker and performance artist. After years of working in the industry, I decided it was time to leverage my personal brand and forge my own lane.
Q: Last year, you left your position as a TV anchor to focus on your business, Motivational Moore. What message do you have for people who want to invest fully in their own businesses?
A: Quitting my job to start my own company was one of the best things I did for myself. Entrepreneurship is a deep, spiritual journey. Skill alone is not enough; the mind must be focused. You must be courageous enough to work insanely hard for a vision that is not always seen in the physical world but presented perfectly in the spirit. Challenges are inevitable. If you can shift your focus on your goals, by the stability of your mind, you will achieve success.
Q: We are loving your new Afrofusion single “Self Love is a Beautiful Journey!” Why do you think it is important for people to have self-love?
A: Belonging is an innate human desire. We often are seeking outside sources to validate us, but true joy, happiness and love can only be found within. Self-love is an inside process. If you are patient and commit to the inner work, everything will change. It’s a continuous expedition and the greatest revolution.
Q: Does your Dominican background impact your work? If so, how?
A: My family and I immigrated to the United States with little money but immense courage. My culture is what has shaped me into who I am today, from my strong work ethic to my positive attitude.
Q: What advice would you give to young women who are struggling to find their place and power in this world?
A: Life is an evolving metamorphosis, Goddess. Take the time to heal, discover who you truly are and explore what makes your soul come alive! Learn to love yourself wholeheartedly because you deserve the absolute best! God is with you, within you, and no one is you. Realize the impact of your own power and be bold enough to live a righteous, authentic path. I am learning every day!
Q: You work in various industries. Do you think code switching is an important skill for black women to have? If so, how would you describe its impact?
A: The system was never designed for Black women. Instead of code switching, we must place a greater emphasis on personal growth and building wealth. We must be bold enough to unleash our God given talents and create our own opportunities for financial freedom. This comes from creating our own businesses and companies that offer the opportunities for those women, who have felt left out and abandoned for so long.
Q: What were your top 2 songs of 2019?
A: “Self-Love Is a Beautiful Journey” by me! “You Da Plug” by me! Both available on all streaming platforms with videos on YouTube.
Q: What’s your go-to self-care regimen?
A: I love to dance and do it every single day! Music makes me feel unstoppable, powerful, free, unique and connected to God. I dedicate a large portion of my time in nature meditating and connecting with Mother Nature. I am also a voracious reader as I love learning.
Q: What is the dating life like for a beautiful, successful young woman such as yourself?
A: Love is the most powerful emotion and I can’t wait to get married and start a family. For now, I am working on becoming the best person I can be to attract my ideal partner.
Q: What can your fans look forward to from you this year?
A: As I embark on the next decade, I am committed to serving my divine calling by creating pioneering works of art to impact the world! I am spiritually gifted and the world needs my energy. Music, film, television, documentaries get ready, we are taking things to a different dimension here at Motivational Moore!
Ms. Moore is definitely a rare gem. With the presence and business acumen of Oprah Winfrey, the graceful tone of Maya Angelou and the wit of Audre Lorde, Chardelle is upending this woke generation as she continues to inspire and motivate with her groundbreaking contributions. FunTimes salutes her and come out on February 6, 2020 at the African American museum in Philadelphia to show her some love! Connect with her business at www.motivationalmoore.com and on Instagram at @ChardelleMoore.