In 2012, Zoe Brown discovered her passion to inspire women to make their brilliant ideas blossom when she launched her blog GoneGirlGo, where she shares tips and advice about idea execution. Zoe offers writing coach services to newbie bloggers, and workshop design, development, and delivery services for business owners who want to engage with their clients.
Since 2016, Zoe has volunteered to host a blogging meet up for members of the Women’s Business Center in Northeast Ohio and in 2018, they honored her as the Volunteer of the Year. Because of her work with the WBC, she launched Write at this Moment recently, an online writing group for business owners to build their writing muscles.
Zoe is also a founding blogger of Black Girl in the CLE, a blog highlighting Cleveland area events and venues to women of color that supports local businesses, and motivates women to try new experiences. She has also written for the Cleveland Movie Blog, She In the CLE, and the Good Cause Blog.
By day, Zoe is an instructional designer and master facilitator. As the Training and Development Manager of Oswald Companies, Zoe manages the training function for 400 Employee-Owners with enthusiasm and dedication. In less than a year, Zoe successfully launched a new learning management system, revamped the company’s onboarding program, and automated the companies training request process.
A training and development leader with over 25 years of experience, Zoe refined her training and development skills in industries such as early childhood education, customer service, human resources, banking, workforce development, and insurance. She has contributed her talents to organizations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Medical Mutual, State Farm, and Colorado State University Global Campus.
Zoe holds a BA in Communications from Howard University, a MA in Psychology specializing in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University, and a MEd specializing in e-Learning from NorthCentral University. She currently lives in Shaker Heights, OH with her teenage son, Sage. Her daughters, Imani and Nia, are on their own in not-so-far-away cities.