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In 2001, after years of working in Human Resources, I started a consulting firm focused on supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. And that changed my life. 

 

I earned three certifications in Human Resources and hired a team of experts to work alongside me. Together we helped improve the culture and develop leaders for over 1000 businesses in 15 industries across many states. As part of our process we sat one-on-one with business owners listening to the employee challenges that kept them up at night. From retention, performance management, succession planning, and leadership development, we solved problems and helped leaders shape and develop their teams. 

 

My experience and expertise, coupled with my continued study of Human Resources trends, has made me a trusted advisor for many in the business community. I love what I do and the difference we make for so many small and medium size businesses.

My Story

Commitments

  • Member  - The Business Journal Leadership Trust (invitation only)

 

  • 2024 Board Chair - York County Regional Chamber in South Carolina

  •  Advisory Board Member -  the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

  • Advisory Board Member - Duke Energy - Upstate of South Carolina.

  • ​Advisory Board Member - HR Advisory Board for Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.

  • Member - Women Presidents Organization (WPO)

  • Board Member - NAMI Piedmont Tri-County in South Carolina

  • NAMI Ambassador

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Awards

2022 – 100 Women To KNOW In America – KNOW Women

2021  - Presidents Award  - Women Presidents Organization

2020 – Unsung Hero Award (for Exemplary Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)– Greenville SHRM

2020 – Women In Business Achievement Award – Charlotte Business Journal

2018 - Fort Mill, Tega Cay Business Person Of The Year – York County Regional Chamber 

2016 - 50 Most Influential Women Award - Mecklenburg Times

2016 – Woman of Color Award - Women Presidents Organization

2011 – Mover & Shaker Award – Business Leader Magazine

Certifications

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