Manicka is a Social Work Mentor, Youtuber and Clinical Social Worker.  She is the creator of the Social Work Success Path Podcast where she helps Social Workers, Therapists and Helping Professionals design careers they love and teach what they know. 


To create a global community of Social Workers who are empowered to believe that they can use their Social Work knowledge and skills to transform the lives of others, without compromising their own.

If you follow me long enough, you'll hear all about my mission. But let's bring the focus back to the real MVP (Most Valuable Professional) here...YOU ... 


 You're the advocating, mission driven, big hearted, planner carrying superstar! And you became a Social Worker, probably for the same reasons I did... to make a REAL difference in the leave a champion the rights of others and to change the lives of those living in communities that you care policy and one system at a time.  

I remember the EXACT moment that solidified my mission to help Social Workers design careers they love and teach what they know. I was working as a Supervisor for a Domestic Violence Shelter and a few of my staff where having a really hard time with their roles.  As they worked for hours to assist families struggling to navigate a complex system, I noticed how they felt lost and overwhelmed by the work. 

I loved being able to sit with them for an hour or two of supervision, and just seeing the relief and hope in their eyes when they realized they had an advocate in their corner ignited a burning passion within me. It became so clear that my purpose was not just to help Social Workers in need of supervision at my agency, but to empower fellow Social Workers around the world to maximize their impact. I wanted to equip them with the tools and confidence to create lasting change in their communities and more fulfillment in their careers. 

Now, I help Social Workers just like you learn to leverage their Social Work skills, existing knowledge, expertise, and huge hearts to increase your income, build a profitable online business (centered around your Social Work skills) or to create a purposeful career at your 9-5. 


Why is this important to me? Because I've been where you are...

  • Overworked and underpaid 
  • Working after hours, and weekends, planning community events, dropping off turkeys, gifts and baskets on the holidays. I did all of this and just continued giving everything I had to the agencies I worked for...
  • Wishing there was a PERFECT balance between doing the work that I loved so much and making enough money to pay my bills.
  • Knowing that supervising a few social workers, although I loved the work, wouldn't bring the income or fulfillment I desired.


I realized there had to be a better way. I wanted to continue making a difference but also needed to ensure my own financial stability. This led me to discover the possibilities of building an online business as a Social Work Content Creator, using my social work skills. 

Since that time, I've successfully transitioned through all of the phases of professionalism that I will be teaching you. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved working in traditional Social Work roles...I still do in my private practice. But when I discovered the unknown world of content creation and making passive income online WHILE using my Social Work degree — I knew I had to step out of constantly exchanging time for money.

And now I teach you everything I've learned and how you can do the same. The great part about it, is that it doesn't have to take you nearly as long as it took me! You will be learning from my successes and my failures!

I don't know if you realize this or not, but the Social Work profession is changing at a snail's pace. And if you continue to wait to get "paid what you deserve," you will constantly be on a hamster wheel of career opportunities that will leave you feeling stuck or stagnant.

My motto is, if you don't design your own career plan, you will fall into someone else's plan for you.

Know that my mission is NOT to convince you to leave the Social Work profession, it's actually quite the's to empower you to step into a new truth, different from what you've heard...different from what you've been taught to believe about the profession... the truth is that you are the designer of your own career and whatever big goal or idea you is absolutely possible for you! (with our without our Social Work license!) The key is to do what you can, where you are, with what you have. 

So, are you ready?

To transition into the next level of your Social Work career? Are you ready to start your Social Work Success Path?

Well, take a well-deserved 2-minute break to answer a few questions and discover which phase of professionalism you are in. You’ll get a breakdown of your personalized Phase Checklist, so you know the exact next steps to take to reach your career goals. 


More About Me

Named by Dayton Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 Honoree
2018 NASW Agency of the Year for Kindred Connections Therapy Center 
Can’t get enough of HGTV
I love to Roller Skate
I am most active on my YouTube channel where I publish videos every Monday that help boost your competence and confidence in the Social Work profession.

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