About Us

Get to know Smart Cookie



Our sweet spot is working with Christian female entrepreneurs who are struggling to capture the true joy in their entrepreneurial life. We helping them embrace the lifestyle they dreamed of with owning a business, being present with family and serving. We achieve this through operations and financial strategies that frees her up to go live abundantly and fall in love with her business again!

Our goal is for you to have your cookie and eats it too, so to speak!


Our Founder


Shennice Cleckley is a South Carolina-Based business strategist, keynote speaker and international business development expert who teaches everything from work-life harmony to strategic planning and digital skills. As the founder of Smart Cookie, she focuses on helping Christian female entrepreneurs find success in the sweet spot; owning a business, being present with family and serving.  Her whole mission is to provide positivity and tools that will make you more profitable and personally fulfilled.  


If there is an entrepreneur gene, then it is definitely a part of Shennice’s DNA.  Her journey into business began nearly 20 years ago when she accidentally discovered she could get paid for making custom candy wrappers for a friend's wedding. From that point she evolved that little candy-making business to a full-service mobile dessert catering company serving celebrity clients such as the NCAA Champions UofSC Lady Gamecocks, USA Olympics Women’s Basketball Team, NCAA Champions U of SC Baseball team and Beyonce’s On the Run Tour. 


In 2018, Shennice retired from professional baking and is now the Top Cookie for Smart Cookie Coaching,LLC.  Her roster includes organizations like Google, Richland Library (SC) System, Women’s Business Center of SC and amazing female entrepreneurs spanning 7 countries; (USA, UK, Switzerland, Belarus, Canada, Singapore, Turkey). Shennice has shared her innovative business acumen and jovial personality in media outlets such as Politico Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Google, MSNBC and TV One.  

Shennice is married to the love of her life, proud mom of 4 extraordinary intergenerational kids and Grandma Nene of 1 amazing granddaughter! On her platforms, she shares her real-life and inspires others to live abundantly through entrepreneurship, family love and serving God.