Star City Six – Nicole McCoy
CBD American Shaman is dedicated to bringing wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated, terpene-rich hemp oil derived from all-natural, high-quality industrial hemp. Nicole McCoy is a manager for CBD American Shaman in Lincoln.
Tell us a little about your business.
Taking or using a CBD enriched product can enhance your body’s ability to maintain balance and manage occasional stress. It is also known to have many beneficial properties and is particularly effective for supporting focus and maintaining health and well-being. We have three locations in Lincoln, which are located off of 48th and O Street, 27th and Cornhusker Hwy, and 16th and Old Cheney. I oversee the 27th and Cornhusker location and am lucky enough to be able to help customers get relief and wellness by finding the right products for them.
How did you get started in the business?
I started using CBD products two and a half years ago for menopause and some other issues. It helped me so much that I helped a friend open an American Shaman store in Washington. After a year, I moved back to the Midwest and have been blessed to work with local franchise owner, Lance Schroeder, for the last year in Lincoln.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Educating the community regarding the benefits of hemp—how it does not contain any psychoactive properties. In other words, you can’t get high from it.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Helping people get relief and feel better than they did when they first walked in.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Watch movies on the couch.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
That I wanted to be a dolphin trainer or work with dolphin and killer whale rescue organizations.
Who inspires you?
People who have an incredible comeback story. Also people who came from nothing and achieved great things in their lives.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Control the things you can control and don’t be controlled by the things you can’t.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The ability to help people feel better about themselves so that they can have a happier life.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
My favorites are The Choice is Yours and One Day at a Time both by John C. Maxwell. The last good books I read were The Positive Dog and The Energy Bus both by Jon Gordon.
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Definitely Blue Sushi Sake Grill. I love sushi! I think it comes from being raised on the West Coast.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Louis Armstrong—the singer.
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