Shileste Overton-Morris is an author, speaker, teacher and mentor who has a passion for empowering others to lead lives filled with love, hope and joy. She has learned from her life’s experiences that there is nothing in life that happens by coincidence, but every experience has a lesson that is worth learning and that is critical to fulfilling your destiny and purpose.
A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Shileste is the eldest daughter of the late William M. and Joann Robinson Overton. Her parents chose her unique name, by combining the names of her late grandmothers, “SHI”r”L”ey Tarr Williams and “EST”h”E”r Maddox Overton. Growing up, Shileste didn’t always appreciate the uniqueness of her name, but now as an adult she sees it as God’s way of setting her apart.
Shileste is the co-author of Girl Grudges: Learning to Forgive and Live, a workbook created for youth workers, teachers and parents to help middle school girls resolve issues around relational aggression (female bullying). She is also the author of the recently released, Forgiveness in Freedom: A 21 Day Devotional, which is the first book in a series of Daily Devotionals on a variety of topics that will be published over the next two years.
Ms. Overton-Morris regularly speaks and teaches at retreats, conferences, and workshops on diverse topics ranging from relational aggression to biblical studies to organizational leadership. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her audience in a practical way. Her goal is always to help people bridge the gap between “knowing” and “doing”.
Shileste, especially empassioned about helping both girls and women, has availed herself as a mentor, to help others identify and understand their unique gifts and talents, so they can freely share them with their families, friends, communities and world.
Shileste is the proud wife of Royce L. Morris, Esq. since 1988 and the mother of two sons, Royce “Ian” and Christian.