MORE ABOUT ME
Putting My Experience To Work
A THRIVING CAREER IN EDUCATION
I have over 9 years' experience as a faculty member at various colleges teaching in the areas of health information management, health informatics and business administration online, as well as face-to-face in the classroom. I am a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). I have experience with online course design and curriculum development and have been a subject matter expert and consultant at several accredited colleges and universities helping to design courses for approval for CAHIIM accreditation.
Besides being a faculty member at several colleges and universities, I have also been able to assist dozens of at-risk and struggling students overcome life’s challenges while participating in a special student mentoring program. I offered direct, comprehensive support, coaching and guidance to a load of assigned students where I monitored their progress and offered proactive support and outreach all in an effort to help them to ultimately obtain their degree.
In the past 15 years I have worked in various healthcare settings from hospitals to health insurance companies in the areas of HIPAA privacy and security, healthcare reimbursement, medical coding, data analytics, data breaches and regulatory compliance, which provided me with the real-world experience to teach my students. I have a bachelor of science in Health Informatics and a Master's in Business Administrtaion (MBA) in Healthcare Management.
A list of the colleges and universities I have worked with:
Western Governors University | Health Informatics Bachelor's Degree Program
Texas A&M University | BAAS Healthcare Services Administration Degree Program
University of Cincinnati | Health Information Systems Associate Degree Program
Western Governors University | MBA Healthcare Management Degree Program
Rasmussen College | Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program
Ross College | Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program
A CAREER IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Considering my extensive background in education and utilizing the knowledge I acquired from my MBA degree, I was able to develop an effective and easy online system to aid in the business set up process for entrepreneurs. With my education and background I had first-hand knowledge of the various business startup up elements and steps that entrepreneurs actually need to legally set up their business.
I began my education in business management technology in high school where I learned graphic and web design. I have a knack for creating stunning visual designs and websites with over 18 years' experience in this area alone. While creating websites for my clients, a number of them started asking me about how to set up an LLC or corporation, tax ID, business email, business taxes, etc. So, I quickly realized that there was a huge gap and these women needed more than just a website to have a legally functioning business. Therefore, I developed my Startup Business Launch Kit, which consists of a 9-step process that provides entrepreneurs with all the elements that a startup needs to create a legal business entity and accept paying customers.
I later realized that there was another group of women who wanted to start their own business but never put any action behind it. These women only talked about one day having their own business. I discovered that the reason why these women had not acted upon this dream of business ownership was due to specific barriers they didn't know how to breakthrough. Even though there was a wealth of knowledge out there and motivational speakers encouraging them to start their own business they all failed to discuss the barriers that were preventing entrepreneurs from taking any action.
In my opinion, and in my years of experience working with numerous female entrepreneurs, I concluded there were 7 barriers that the business startup gurus and motivational speakers failed to address how to overcome - Doubt, Time, Money, Vision, Unique Selling Proposition, Planning and Knowledge. Therefore, I wrote a book with practical guidance and strategies showing women how they could overcome these barriers and actually see their dream of business ownerhip become a reality. I have helped numerous entrepreneurs turn their side hustles into real businesses and have enjoyed being a part of these life-changing experiences for them and their families.
"YOU HAVE DEFINITELY BEEN A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. I DON'T KNOW HOW I WOULD HAVE DONE ALL THIS WITHOUT YOU. YOU ARE AWESOME!"
MAQUAEL CHARLES SALON / OWNER, MAQUAEL CHARLES SALON
"I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOU! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS SIMPLE AND MAKING THIS HAPPEN!"
SPENCER CHARLES, III / OWNER, SC3 SPORTS MANAGEMENT
A CAREER IN PERSONAL BRANDING
I have always been great at quickly learning and utilizing computer technology and easily figured out I could help others with this knowledge. I completed vocational training in high school, which gave me my foundation and start in graphic and web design. I have always enjoyed creating visual designs for people that help them to get a clear and concise message across in a way that enables them to stand out from the crowd. Throughout all of my personal life and career, I was always the person individuals would to turn to if they wanted to demonstrate content either online or on paper that would get them noticed.
Over the years, while teaching and mentoring dozens of adult students, I have had countless conversations with them regarding how to market themselves and their skills in new ways, as well as helping them to clarify their career goals and align them to their personal values. I also coachad these students through their job searches, interviewing techniques, resume writing, as well as their online presence. In the process, I came to the conclusion that a lot of them needed help with personal branding. Therefore, I created a personal branding kit for them to demonstrate clear, concise and compelling messages for them to share online, on paper and in person to help them market their skills in a way that would enable them to stand out from their competition.