Journey to CKO
Morgan Strawder is the original Chief Kid Officer. She is also an author, investor, public speaker, and traveler. She even has a website.
She wrote a story at six that later became her book, Morgan Mischief:@ the end of the day. A book she co-authored with her mother. Her second book happened when her mother gave her photos of herself and told her to write a story. She wrote little girl BIG JOB. She's now working on a book about warrior cats and poetry book with her mother.
Since her family employed her, she was able to start saving for retirement. She purchased her first stock, Starbucks, in hopes of getting a discount on her frappuccinos. Later she chose EA for the Sims Game, Microsoft for Minecraft, and Nike for the shoes. She plans to buy her first duplex by 18 because her parents says she'll need a place to live and income.
Morgan earned her CKO title at the age of 10. Her parents talked business in front of her often; she couldn't help putting in her two cents. She knew kids, and that's where she focused. Her input garnered valuable ideas and plans that generated revenue for the family business. It was at that point that her parents offered her 10% of the company.
She started in the family business at four as the Director in Charge of Shredding. It was her mother's way of keeping her busy to get work done. Since she was in charge, she made decisions that suited how she wanted to work. She loved being the boss. As the family business grew, she started helping at farmers markets on the weekend.
When she returned to homeschool at age 8, her parents thought it a good idea to give her more business responsibility. When they opened their first restaurant, she didn't just help; they added her to the schedule and the payroll as a cashier. Once she got the hang of it, she was able to work without parental supervision.
When her mother began speaking at high schools, she tagged along. After watching her mother for over a year, she decided she wanted to talk. The high school kids were amazed that she wasn't nervous and that she had accomplished so much by the age of 10.
She plans to be a world traveler as an adult. She traveled to London, France, Mexico, and a few states. Next on her list is Tokyo because they have toilet shoes, great trains, and cool tech.