1. Where were you born and raised; current city; family; hobbies; past business highlights...
I was born and raised in the Motor City, historic Detroit, MI, during a time when life was good. Soon after graduating from the University of Michigan, I moved to Atlanta, GA in search of greater opportunities. I created a career path in the field of accounting and worked for several Fortune 500 companies.
2. How have you grown or personally developed since joining PlanNet?
I enjoy listening to music (especially old school R&B), event planning, reading, and of course traveling. Ironically, as a result of personal development and knowledge gained through PlanNet mentorship, these hobbies have become skills.
3. What drives you; what motivates you?
Family and friends are the driving force behind my "why" in PlanNet Marketing. I am a mother to one daughter, Kiana Elaine, who now resides in Austin, TX. I joined the travel industry years ago with the single goal of helping her through college. Fast forward, and she now holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Michigan, Master of Public Policy. Kiana travels the world and enjoys the millennial lifestyle that I never had the opportunity to experience growing up. Although I sometimes live vicariously through her, it's time to create a legacy that she will inherit. Now it is my time! Ideally, I'd like to take those friends whom I love and care for on this journey with me.
4. Who would you consider a role model and why?
My role model? This may sound sappy, but the only person, in my adult life, who ever inspired me to do more and be better, to stretch my vision from contentment (with having just enough) to "Dreaming Bigger,” was Mr. Donald Bradley. From the time we met, he has been a positive role model for success. I can't think of anyone else I'd rather be like right now!
5. The three words that describe you best are:
Words that describe me are creative - I'm known as the person who can make something from nothing; nurturing (sometimes to a fault); and FEARLESS, I am afraid of nothing - a characteristic I inherited from my Mom. "Be not afraid,” she would say, “and you can overcome any obstacle.”
6. If you had some sound advice to give to anyone what would it be?
A word of advice to anyone pursuing their goals and dreams is to "Push and Don't Pause," because "It's Never Too Late.” In my pursuit to find those individuals who will embrace financial independence and a lifestyle upgrade, I often encounter those who believe it is too late to start a new venture when “retirement age" is upon them. I am reminded of a mentor of mine, civil rights icon, Xernona Clayton, who founded the Trumpet Awards at age 65. The show celebrated its 25th year recently, proof that it’s "Never Too Late" to pursue your dreams. At PlanNet Marketing, dreams come true daily in our business.
7. What does your life look like five years from now?
Five years from now, I affirm that my dream of traveling to the Seven Wonders of the World and having the unlimited resources that 40 years of corporate America never afforded me, will be fulfilled.