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About us


Hello! I am Emily Wilkins

I am the founder and CEO of Shades of Wellness (SoW), a premier health and wellness organization for millennial women of color currently serving the DC, MD, VA, and surrounding areas.

At SoW, we are committed to providing health and wellness services that coach, educate, and empower millennial women of color to become the best version of themselves. Our goal is to uplift women and bring them together to flourish in their health and wellness journey. 


About Us

Emily Wilkins,

Founder & Wellness Coach

Welcome, my name is Emily Wilkins. I am the founder and health and wellness coach at Shades of Wellness (SoW). A platform for women of color to connect and adopt healthier lifestyles. I am also a wife and a mother to an amazing little boy.

After being diagnosed with two life-changing autoimmune diseases at an early age,  I then experienced the discrimination that many African-Americans and minority women face within the healthcare system.  I was inspired by my passion for healthcare, improving the disparities in women of color in it, and making a positive impact in my community to establish this health and wellness platform.

My educational background includes over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field. I earned my degree in Health Systems Management, as well as a graduate certification in Integrative Health and Wellness.

I specialize in the following:


Health goal mapping and development


Increasing energy and motivation


Weight loss


Stress management


Healthy eating and more 

My goal as your health coach is to put you in charge of creating a healthier lifestyle by providing you with the necessary tools, methods, resources, and supportive relationship that ensures your success.

If you're interested in scheduling a free consultation to learn more, click below!


Matthew Hinton,

Executive Assistant 

Matthew Hinton serves as the Executive Assistant for The Shades of Wellness. Matthew has worked in the customer service/administration field for over 15 years. He is a licensed realtor in the state of MD with over 8 years of experience. His knowledge, expertise, friendly, and personable demeanor are unmatched. Matthew works very closely with our CEO, Emily Wilkins with recruitment, collaborations, event planning, etc. He fully dedicates himself to everything going on behind the scenes here at The Shades of Wellness. From phone calls, email communication, event assistance, and more. Matthew truly does it all. We are so grateful to have him on our team. 

Kadain Wallace,

Events Manager

Kadain Wallace serves as the Events Manager for The Shades of Wellness. Kadain is a special educator by trade but always had an eye for event planning. As young as the age of 10 years old, Kadain was able to plan a surprise birthday party for her favorite Science teacher. Once she got the approval and support from other school personnel, who ensured that the event would remain a surprise, Kadain went into full planning mode. She coordinated with her classmates and their parents to bring in a list of items needed for the celebration and decorated for her first successful event. Ever since that moment, Kadain has had the tenacity to host and curate a plethora of events from baby showers, birthdays, graduations & so much more.


Sierra Shepherd,


Sierra Shepherd serves as a writer and editor for The Shades of Wellness. Sierra isa a media personality hailing from the Nation's capital, the DMV area! Sierra gained her footing in media as a style blogger, and podcast host -- and now is Community + Memberships  Manager for Black Girls in Media LLC, and contributor and media correspondent for Jenleeion Magazine. With an undying passion for curating conversations, Sie contributes articles surrounding the millennial women's experience.

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