Meet Simone Walsh
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer & Community Activist
Multi-passionate Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer and Community Activist, Simone Walsh is driven by a deep desire to transform the lives of individuals and provide the tools for them to uproot the blocks that are keeping them from living their best lives.
Creation is at the core of Simone’s transformative mission, as she believes in affecting others’ lives through multiple touch points. Graduating with a degree in fashion design, the talented creator launched her line Mo’knotic (meaning “having the power to attract”) in 2002 to help women reinvent themselves from the outside in.
While helping to make women over on the surface, her mission is also to inspire others to make it through tough times that may make them feel like giving up. At a point in her life, Simone too wanted to give up after suffering through harassment and bullying.
The experience left her depressed, but through treatment and the will of God, Simone was able to recognize that she was meant for more and God’s plan for her is to share her story. Drawing from her experiences, she turned to her pen to create a memoir of the trials & tribulations of her life. She is set to release her first novel in late 2016.
Leveraging her diploma in medical administration, Simone strategically built Essence of Mind outreach program INC. to focus on providing the tools and resources to individuals and families suffering from mental illness. The program’s goal is to be at the frontier in helping to end the stigma of mental illness in our communities and beyond. The venture targets individuals and families who are suffering from a mental illness and utilizes multiple platforms to reach these individuals: wellness activities, seminars, events, and an annual fundraising gala called “Stimulus”. Recognized for her strength to share her story on recovery, Simone was nominated as a finalist along with 25 other young woman on 29daysofhope.com. The post featured 25 women who are helping to give hope. The work of Essence of Mind outreach Program has been recognized by the House of Commons and a plaque was received from the MP of Brampton for the outstandingly good work the organization is doing. Simone also was recently notified as being the recipient of the “Woman of Courage” award from the IWAA. Her inspirational message and fashion designs have been featured in such outlets as Rogers Television, SNAP magazine and the Brampton Guardian newspaper.
She currently lives in Canada and is actively speaking in her community, sewing for her clothing line Mo’knotic and is working on her first novel, second book of poetry as well her first screenplay.