About Me: Professionally Speaking

Marilyn Simmons Bowe

ASc, BSc, MSc, PhD, CPC

Life Empowerment Coach
Motivational Speaker
Active Researcher
Founder and CEO: CAMP Achievement, LLC
I am Passionate About Inspiring Others

I have three constants that I rely on in my life: my faith, my education and my daily run. I have parlayed these into a mission to empower others to achieve their best lives with the mantra that: 

"It's not WHAT we are ... It's WHO and HOW we are"!!

Dr. Marilyn training workers at Children's Home in Nassau, The Bahamas, 2014.

Dr. Marilyn training workers at
The Children's Home in Nassau, The Bahamas.

I am here to be a partner as you strive to achieve your life goals, both personally and professionally. I am here to give you my unconditional support.

As a life coach, I will listen to you and guide you on the path to your desired outcomes. My responsibility will be to empower you, not enable you. I will do this through a stress free process of inquiry.

As a motivational speaker, I will deliver ​powerful presentations. With my active research tool, I will help you to understand who and how you are and not simply what you are. My publications are rooted in groundbreaking topics centered around self awareness and achievement designed to help you to live your best life.

I am passionate about empowering others no matter the hurdles that might be encountered along the way! I will stand strong with you with a determined spirit of EMPOWERMENT ready to validate you because you are OK!!

I was not supposed to amount to much by society’s standards! I was born a child of poverty in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, in an urban low socioeconomic area. This notwithstanding, I graduated from high school at the age of fifteen (15)!

I attended the College of The Bahamas and earned an ASc in biochemistry, at the age of 17. After an initial career as an industrial lab chemist, I earned a BSc in premedical biology with minors in chemistry and education, from Barry University in North Miami, Florida and graduated magna cum laude. Subsequently, I earned a MSc in biomedical sciences with some course work in educational leadership, also from Barry University.

Dr. Marilyn in front of her childhood home in The Bahamas, 1967

Dr. Marilyn in front of her childhood home in  The Bahamas

Additionally, I completed a self-designed, quantitative PhD in Education at Walden University. My writing interests center around educating children of poverty and my dissertation focused on the effects of emotions on academic outcomes, in particular, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning outcomes for African Americans (AA). This topic was near and dear to my heart due to the fact that there was a 27% achievement gap in the United States between AA and European Americans (Whites) with respect to science academic achievement at the time of my research in 2012.

Dr. Marilyn conduting a free ESOL class for immigrant women new to the USA, Austell, Georgia, 2015.

I have had over 25 years of professional educational experience in the USA. Some of my roles during this time included Science Teacher (inner cities and rural areas of Florida and Georgia), College Instructor (rural Georgia), Department Chair (inner city of Florida), Academic Coach (inner city of Georgia), Instructional Coordinator (inner city of Florida), College Program Coordinator (rural Georgia), and District Secondary Science Specialist (suburban Utah).

Dr. Marilyn conducting a free ESOL class for immigrant women, in Austell, Georgia

I can use my expertise in social emotional research to help you to live your best life. My Company, CAMP Achievement, LLC (CAMP) was founded on the scaffold of my dissertation work on social emotional learning (SEL) and achievement. CAMP is an acronym for cognitive, affective, motivational, and physical achievement.

Currently, I combine all of my career and academic expertise as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach. As such, I help others to integrate SEL into their everyday efforts. Moreover, I consider myself to be a “Merchant of Hope” (to use a term penned by Dr. Crystal Kuykendall in her book "From Rage to Hope").