The powerhouse that you are soon to read about is not only an INCREDIBLE singer, songwriter, performer, rapper, television personality, VO artist, BUT ALSO an entrepreneur, businesswoman, producer- AND advocate for girl empowerment, and literacy. GENEVIEVE GOINGS is absolutely incredible. She is one of those people that walks into a room and everyone looks because her light is so bright! She beams positivity, grace, and strength. But she is also a hustler and hard worker. And trust us- that perfect smile- it's real.
We are glad to call her a dear friend, and YOU will be glad that she is now in your life! Get ready to get inspired!
Here's what we asked her...
Name: Genevieve Goings
Job title: Children's Entertainer, Producer and Voiceover artist
What makes you feel ALIVE!!!:
Being on stage makes me feel alive, connecting with a live crowd and seeing little smiling faces and dancing kids!
What time of day are you most creative:
My creativity comes at all hours, sometimes it wakes me up in the middle of the night! I wish I could funnel it into one time of day and create a "normal" schedule, but ... "normal" is boring, right? :)
What is one of your creative rituals:
One of my creative rituals is to "freestyle" over a music track. If I am trying to write a piece of music or an idea, I will press record and force myself to perform whatever comes to my mind. Sometimes what I come up with isn't great, but sometimes that natural flow brings out cool new ideas!
Where do you look for inspiration:
This may sound funny, but I tend to look at what is needed in the world, or what is currently irking me, for inspiration. For example.... If I feel that little girls shorts are getting shorter and shorter?????? I will write a song about wearing pants and a tie. If come across a child that has lost his parent in a store, I will write a song helping them to memorize their phone number.
What piece of work, that you created, brings you the most joy:
I have a song called "All Grown Up" that is about sleeping in your own bed like a big boy/girl. To me this song is just so sweet, and embodies my style as an artist and my brand mission all in one!
How do you balance art/work/family/health/spirituality/LIFE:
Balancing everything feels almost impossible sometimes. I try my best to turn off the devices and be present at a certain time each night, and to not talk about "work" after a certain hour. It is difficult as an artist, however, when your brand IS you! I'm still working on this, so if you are an artist reading this, don't worry, we ALL struggle with this!
We know you are humble, but can you brag a little for us, pretty please!! Brag? Ok.. haha
I was part of creating an idea that became a huge success on Disney Junior, and expanded into writing musical curriculum for Disney, voicing Disney Princess Stories, and hosting a show on Radio Disney Junior! I have had the honor of writing and producing for Fisher-Price, in a year-long project that re-vamped one of their iconic toy lines. I have read stories on the White House Lawn, toured the country, and performed for hundreds of thousands of families. I created a new brand for myself outside of Disney called "Do You Know?," sustaining my place in the Children's Entertainment business and teaching toddlers the fundamentals of life. I'd say I'm leaving my mark on the world! :)
Anything else we should know about you:
My career began in hip-hop music and I have been featured on over 80 albums. Aside from hip-hop I also write pop & R&B music with other songwriters in LA. I have been on projects with Mos Def, Kenny G, and Mickey Mouse! What a random resume!
I am currently working on expanding the Radio Disney Junior concept, recording Voiceovers and touring for 2017. I released a Tie, Bow Tie, & suspender line for kids on Walmart.com in November and plan to expand into clothing in the coming year! My big dream is to create a performing arts camp that can be franchised and expand globally. (Can you tell I want to expand? I've used the word 3 times!)
Where can we keep watching your awesome career unfold!
Stay tuned on:
http://www.singwithgenevieve.com/ (school tour)
Thank you so much!!!!!!!
No- Thank YOU Gen! WOW!