Cassandra Mack, MSW, is a life coach, a trained social worker and a highly respected speaker who is prominent within the Social Services arena. Some of the organizations she has worked with include: FEGS, Civil Service Employees Union, The Archdiocese Drug Prevention Program, Catholic Charities, The Fund for the City of New York, Good Shepherd Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Texas Network of Youth Services, The National Resource Center for Youth Services, Harlem Children Zone, Urban Leadership Institute, Kean University, NYC Administration of Children’s Services, Children’s Aid Society, Connecticut State Department of Family and Children's Services, North General Hospital and JP Morgan Chase.
With a Master’s Degree in social work concentrating on casework and counseling, Cassandra Mack has dedicated her career to helping people develop skills to make life work, heal the places that hurt and accelerate their path to personal fulfillment and success. Affectionately donned, The First Lady of Urban Self-Help, Cassandra Mack, blends her clinical training with an urban twist in order to provide strategies for empowered living for a new generation of men and women who are seeking tools for personal growth that speak to their experiences and relate to their lives in a meaningful way.
Cassandra Mack has worked with diverse groups: From youth counselors seeking to get through to today’s teens; to managers seeking to lead with confidence, to women looking for ways to make their lives work, to everyday people who simply want to rise and thrive, Cassandra Mack goes beyond motivation and shows you the How-to of personal growth in a step-by-step, practical fashion.
Cassandra Mack is the CEO of Strategies for Empowered Living Inc., a personal development company that offers workshops, coaching programs and resources to help people accelerate their path to success and develop personal mastery over their own lives. Cassandra is also the founder of, Grab A Girlfriend and Go, a movement with a mission to empower women to live their dreams, pursue their purpose and create meaningful connections with other women through innovative workshops, online communities, impactful coaching programs and Girls Night Out themed events.
Cassandra has written and published more than 10 books that are widely utilized in the health and human services, women’s organizations, churches and programs that serve youth. Some of Cassandra’s popular titles include: ”Cool, Confident and Strong: 52 Power Moves for Girls,” “Smart Moves That Successful Youth Workers Make, “The Single Mom’s Little Book of Wisdom,” "25 Things Every Tween Needs to Know,” “Don’t Let A Break-Up Break You Down" and her most recent book,"Grab A Girlfriend and Go: The Girlfriend's Guide To Activating Your Extraordinary Life."
Cassandra is the voice of counsel to thousands around the world through her Facebook Pages, international web articles, blog talk radio show and books. Cassandra has received many awards for her work including the: National Association on Drug Abuse Problems Service Award, The New York City Housing Authority Community Programming Award, the Neighborhood Prevention Network Community Service Award and the Hunter College Alumni Association Emerging Leaders Award.
Cassandra received her BA from Brooklyn College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Hunter College School of Social work.