Home: Charlotte, NC. Age: 46. Birthplace: Lumberton, NC. Organization: Savvi Consulting, LLC. Title: CEO. Significant other: My husband, Alexander. Alma mater: Appalachian State University (BSW); University of Phoenix (EMBA); University of North Carolina at Charlotte (DBA).
Current project: Currently writing a book. Recent recognition: Commencement speaker at UNC Charlotte Graduate School graduation ceremony. Latest accomplishment: Earned my doctorate in business administration. Latest contribution to others: Mentor doctoral students through their journey. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Leaving the corporate world and launching my own consulting firm.
Personality profile: Introvert, compassionate, analytical, disciplined, determined. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Inspirational. Moral compass: The Bible. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Trusting, honest and caring. Results oriented. What is your greatest fear? Failure. What natural talent have you neglected? Singing. What is your go-to workout? Cardio.
What was your first paying job? As a cashier. What was your favorite college course? Social Anthropology. What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Double Dutch. What movie have you repeatedly watched? The Accountant. Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My grandfather. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Your name is all you have. Never do anything to defame your name.
Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while earning my doctoral degree.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Making it Through on Angels’ Wings. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A pediatrician. What advice would you give your younger self? Love yourself. Develop confidence early. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? My college years.
Personal mission: May the works that I have done speak for me. Personal motto: Inhale confidence. Exhale doubts. Favorite quote: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" (Maya Angelou).