About Natalie

Natalie lives to Níspire and Nícourage people to live out their purpose and enjoy life while developing a strong and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. The author of the blog Live S.E.M.P.LY, Natalie speaks to a variety of challenges and experiences that everyone may face some time in their life. Her blogs provide tips and suggestions that will help people to accept things they cannot change, learn from their experiences and move forward in confidence. Natalie believes choosing to Live S.E.M.P.LY, allows you to enjoy all that God has for you in a healthy, emotional, physical, and mental state of mind.

As a former elementary school teacher and former director of the childrenís ministry at her church, Natalie also shares a love for motivating children to be their best academically, spiritually, and physically. Her first book S.E.M.P.L.Y. 4 Girlz© was released in August 2012. With music and ministry being a huge part of who she is, Natalie currently serves as the Worship Leader at Life Change AME Church in Columbia, Maryland.

Natalie holds a B.S. in Family Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park where she also became a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has an M.S. in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and an E.S. in Education Leadership from Liberty University. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband Reggie Pickett, a dynamic minister, writer and artist. They have been blessed with three fun-loving sons: Reginald, Reese and Ramsey.

The Book

S.E.M.P.LY 4 Girlz, A Girlís Guide to Honoring God, while Loving Herself and Others©

S.E.M.P.LY is an acronym that stands for Spiritually, Emotionally, Mentally, Physically Loving You! It is a fun and easy read for little ladies & young women! S.E.M.P.LY 4 Girlz© provides you with great ways to excel in all areas of your life while loving yourself, others and most of all, honoring God!

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Current Programs

S.E.M.P.L.Y. 2 Go™

A hands-on interactive workshop based off Natalie's book, S.E.M.P.LY. 4 Girlz©. Girls will learn and receive great tips on how to love God, love themselves and enjoy life! Participants will interactively learn about all areas of S.E.M.P.LY. using age-appropriate activities.

Kome Korrect Ní the Klassroom ™

With a passion for classroom management, Natalie provides great tips on how to run a well managed classroom in a firm but caring manner. This workshop is ideal for classroom teachers, childrenís church instructors and those who work with school age children on any level.


This kid-friendly fitness class developed by Zumba® Fitness is ideal for children ages 5-12. Each class is developed to provide a great workout for children using Latin & hip hop music that they will love! Participants are taught tasteful and fun routines all while giving their body an excellent workout. Zumbatomic® is great for birthday parties & other fun
kid-friendly events! Zumba® classes for teens & adults are also
available upon request.


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