I earned my undergraduate degree in Finance at Louisiana State University in 1986. In 1993 I completed my Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. In 2004, I earned a Masters in Education – Community Counseling.
I started my business career in finance. I worked for Community Coffee Company and spent a total of twelve years at this 70+ regional market share coffee company and served as financial analyst, Finance Manager, Marketing Research Manager, Marketing Manager, Corporate Controller, Vice President and Director of the Coffee House Division, and even interim CFO.
I later went on to run a new restaurant concept before leaving the corporate world to go back to graduate school and earn my Masters in Community Counseling.
You see I found God somewhere towards the end of my tenure at the coffee company. I felt God calling me to a different path. I didn’t take the absolute straightest path, but soon left the corporate world, earned my license as a professional counselor, and went on to start a Christian business coaching and counseling practice.
God opened many doors and provided me with opportunities to work under other Christian counselors, pastors, and even be on staff at my church for a couple of years. This helped complete my education and experience in biblical knowledge and Christian values.
Seventeen years later, as an Elder and leader in my church, I have combined what I know about counseling and psychology to what I have learned about walking with God. I believe in the healing power of a relationship with Jesus Christ and that He is the foundation to the learning and interventions available in the world of psychology.
Currently I have a private practice in both Christian counseling and Christian Business coaching. I also write a blog Christian Business Crossroads to support Christians in business and help them create success by building their small business on a foundation of Christian values.
I’ve been married for 30 years and have 3 children and one granddaughter. We live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
I enjoy my family, my three miniature dachshunds, reading, acrylic painting, cooking and the stock market.
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