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Bay Area businesswoman Sheila Ann Pullum Jr. goes from high school dropout to well-educated entrepreneur

DEFYING MONUMENTAL ODDS 

HOLDING IT DOWN — A native of Oakland, California, Sheila Ann Pullum Jr.’s entrepreneurship stint include functioning as credit repair consultant through the globally-acclaimed UCES Protection Plan, a longstanding financial services venture that was organized as a strategic, effective way to support the financial opportunities of consumers.

Sheila Ann Pullum Jr. could be appropriately described as a resourceful businesswoman, one who has always kept what she deems a “good paying” job.

Still, aside from acquiring a steady flow of income through her regular 9-to-5 gig, Pullum Jr. admittedly has always clung to even loftier goals and ambitions, many of which centered on her quest to thrive as an accomplished entrepreneur.
A native of Oakland, California, Pullum Jr.’s entrepreneurship stint include functioning as credit repair consultant through the globally-acclaimed UCES Protection Plan, a longstanding financial services venture that was organized as a strategic, effective way to support the financial opportunities of consumers.

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Generally, this is done largely by implementing positive habits to create and maintain a strong financial future, Pullum Jr. told Making Headline News this week.

“Our unique collection of services have been carefully selected to provide protection and opportunity over the many aspects of your finances — all combined into one easy-to-use system,” Pullum Jr. explained. “Our membership can help to ensure you and your family are safeguarding the assets that you’ve earned and those you have to come.”

A thriving, progressive venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging from ages 19 to “all the way to 70 years old,” Pullum Jr. acknowledged, this Hayward, California-based businesswoman said it is due in large part her keen passion, coupled with her diligently displaying a heart for people that have contributed mightily to her sustained success.

“My passion has always been helping others, so I love being the vehicle to betterment, whether by assisting someone in the credit repair process or by helping someone start a home based business,” Pullum Jr. said. “Our program has helped people achieve goals of homeownership, getting approved for business loans, and simply upgrading lives through the power of credit and entrepreneurship.”

Once a high school dropout, who resumed her education and obtained her GED, Pullum Jr. steadily defied the odds when she had ultimately graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services BSHS.

To her credit, her business-related achievements have been nothing short of remarkable since she delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

That’s because Pullum Jr. is one of the top 65 producers in her company, a feat that resulted in her being awarded a seven-day cruise on the largest ship in the world, during which she traveled to Bay Islands, Honduras, Costa Maya, Cozumel Mexico, and Nassau Bahamas.

Interestingly, her entrepreneurial success has been put on display in such places as various parts of Florida, Las Vegas, and Houston, just to name a few.

A thriving, progressive venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging from ages 19 to “all the way to 70 years old,” Pullum Jr. acknowledged, this Hayward, California-based businesswoman said it is due in large part her keen passion, coupled with her diligently displaying a heart for people that have contributed mightily to her sustained success.

As for her personal mission for functioning in her selected line of work, Pullum Jr. embraces the notion that experience undoubtedly has been her best teacher, in some aspects.

“I was never taught about credit and financial literacy, so like many others, I made mistakes and ended up with bad credit,” Pullum Jr. said. “Once I fixed my credit, my life changed for the better.”

Once her life changed, she sensed she had no choice but to devise ways to help change and enrich the lives of others.


“I felt it was my moral responsibility to share (my knowledge) with others,” Pullum Jr. said. “We cannot do better until we know better. “My personal mission for doing this is educate and assist others and to create generation wealth, retire my parents, and to build a legacy for my sons, grandsons, godchildren, and nieces and nephews. Also, I must have control of my time and income.”


Besides her fellow colleagues and business partners, Pullum Jr. said that arguably her grandest inspirations are Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Myles Munroe, and Jim Rohn, among others.

“(These) are influencers who have inspired me to push past my limiting beliefs and to fight for the life that I deserve,” Pullum Jr. said.

A little less than two years removed from having started her business venture, Pullum has become a fixture for hosting what is known as weekly overviews in the Bay Area.


DESTINY STEPS 

“I consider myself a growth advocate and mindset mentor, encouraging others to stand in their power,” Pullum Jr. said. “(I love) helping people get from where they are to where they desire to be, to break the crabs in a bucket theory as I grow I reach back for others.

“Nothing in life is easy, but we have to choose our hard. Growth starts with the belief that you are capable of doing something different and stepping out of your comfort zone to greatness.”

Well said by a thriving, West Coast businesswoman, one who’s gone from a high school dropout to a well-educated entrepreneur in her own right.


For more information about Oakland, California-area Entrepreneur Sheila Ann Pullum Jr., call 510. 736.2402, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/thecaramelprincess. 


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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Florida businesswoman Pearl E. Chiarenza emerging as one of nation’s finest Naturopathic Health and Life Coaches

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Not only is Pearl E. Chiarenza widely known as a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, who discovered and wrote down her life-enhancing vision some seven years ago.

To her credit, she’s a flourishing entrepreneur, one who has gone to great lengths to run with it.

A native of San Diego, Chiarenza, 53, is an accomplished Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, a career whereby she is afforded the golden opportunity to motivate and empower clients on what she describes as their health journey as well as life challenges.

NATIONAL IMPACT — An entrepreneurship endeavor that has allowed her to put her immeasurable skills on display in a variety of places around the country — most notably in Florida, Texas, Utah, she acknowledged — Pearl E. Chiarenza said it is due in large part to her competitive drive in an ever-so-competitive industry that has given way to sustained success as a Naturopathic Health and Life Coach.

“We provide tools needed to live a healthier life based on their health profile goals and vision,” Chiarenza, the owner and chief executive officer of Women’s Successful Living, told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

Not only that, Chiarenza’s globally-acclaimed venture customarily offers two notable programs for clients looking to lose weight, one of which her clients are assigned to a strict protein program, the other that is centered largely on clients eating a combination of good carbs, fats, and proteins.


“Our life coaching includes clients’ goals and helping them to find the answers they have within to the challenges they are having from moving forward with a dream, overcome being bullied, building confidence, to getting promoted in a career.” — Florida Businesswoman Pearl E. Chiarenza 


An entrepreneurship endeavor that has allowed her to put her immeasurable skills on display in a variety of places around the country — most notably in Florida, Texas, Utah, she acknowledged — Chiarenza said it is due in large part to her competitive drive in an ever-so-competitive industry that has given way to sustained success as a Naturopathic Health and Life Coach.

“Where I previously trained and lost my weight on my journey, the owner told me that I would not be able to succeed without her, and that empowered me to prove not only to her, but to myself that God has set this journey for me, and the only person that will hold me back will be myself,” said Chiarenza, who officially became a Naturopathic Health Coach Life Coach graduate this year. “Seven years later not, only am I succeeding, I am also inspiring others to see their inner pearl of greatness.”


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Amongst the biggest reasons Chiarenza is greatly propelling others to rediscover the best version of themselves is because she’s an entrepreneur whose reputation is such that she displays having a heart for people.

“(I love) seeing the success of my clients on their health journey,” Chiarenza said. “Knowing I am inspiring them and helping them to live longer means they are enjoying their successes and will be able to do so longer.”

IN HER ELEMENT — A native of San Diego, Pearl E. Chiarenza, 53, is an accomplished Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, a career whereby she is afforded the golden opportunity to motivate and empower clients on what she describes as their health journey as well as life challenges.

Talk about running diligently with the vision — and mission, of course — to which God strategically introduced her.

“My mission is to empower our young adults to begin a healthier lifestyle at an early age and to begin working on their vision, so they do not have to wait when older to achieve their goals and our other clients to see that vision within their inner oyster and inspire them to see it as a beautiful pearl of greatness,” said Chiarenza, who business venture accommodates individuals ranging in ages 14 to 65.

As for her business-related itinerary, Chiarenza will be hosting a wellness event on November 5 and will be spearheading her company’s rebrand launch on November 9 at the Sparkman House.

HEART OF PEARLS AND GOLD — Amongst the biggest reasons Chiarenza is greatly propelling others to rediscover the best version of themselves is because she’s an entrepreneur, whose reputation is such that she displays having a heart for people.

Also, to kick off the New Year, Chiarenza will take part in what is dubbed the Create Your 2019 Vision Board on January 5. She will then host the Worth It PJ Retreat from April 5-7.

“Growing up, I was very shy and was picked on, because of my looks, last name, and shyness,” Chiarenza said. “In addition, because of a childhood, tragedy it is important to me to touch my clients’ inner core and encourage them to find their strength to achieve their life and health goals.

“I have seen women leave abusive relationships, close and start businesses, and become mentors to others, because of my coaching or attending a retreat I have hosted.”

That’s because she’s widely known as a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, who didn’t just discover and wrote down her life-enhancing vision some seven years ago.

Rather, she’s a flourishing entrepreneur, who has gone to great lengths to run with it.


For more information about Brandon, Florida-based Author/Businesswoman Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza. Also, send email to: pearl@bodyworkshwc.com. Also, connect with her at womenssuccessfulliving.com.


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Howard University alumna Shawna Johnson’s has emerged as a flourishing internationally-acclaimed speaker, business coach

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

 

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — A credible and resourceful businesswoman, Atlanta-area entrepreneur Shawna Johnson is an accomplished Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, and International Speaker, a progressively thriving venture that has allowed her to make her presence felt across the country.

One attribute undoubtedly rings true as it pertains to Shawna Johnson.

She is a fixture when it comes to esteeming others highly than herself.

“People want to be seen and heard,” Johnson, an Atlanta-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week. “When it’s all said and done, what will your legacy be and how many people will you impact?”

To her distinctly unique credit, Johnson’s entrepreneurship reputation is such that she customarily answers this notable question virtually daily.

A credible and resourceful businesswoman, Johnson is an accomplished Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, and Motivational Speaker, a progressively thriving venture that has allowed her to make her presence felt across the country, even in establishments around the globe.

How else to explain why this longtime Corporate America professional’s remarkable career has allowed her to put her immense entrepreneurship talents on display in more than 300 seminars throughout the United States and abroad?

Most importantly and for what it’s worth, Johnson doesn’t shy away from the notion that she undoubtedly is walking in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

PRODUCT OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS HBCU — A native of Oakland, California and a proud alumna of the historic Howard University, amongst Johnson’s key objective through her nationally-acclaimed business venture is teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to strategically monetize their gifts and talents so they can have what she describes as a leveraged and lucrative business.

A native of Oakland, California and a proud alumna of the historic Howard University, amongst Johnson’s key objective through her nationally-acclaimed business venture is teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to strategically monetize their gifts and talents so they can have what she describes as a leveraged and lucrative business.

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Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard, where graduated Suma Cum Laude. Also, Johnson is founder of a non-profit organization called Positive Young Teens (www.positiveyoungteens.org), whereby she assist disadvantaged youths in middle and high school, stressing, among other things, the importance of civic responsibility, leadership entrepreneurship, and academic excellence.

As far her biggest inspiration for electing to delve off into the competitive world of entrepreneurship, Johnson recalls like yesterday when one of her high school counselors suggested that she wasn’t a suitable fit to pursue higher education.

AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED — Fortunately for Johnson, she has been nothing short of impressive during an entrepreneurship tenure that spans more than 12 years — and counting.

Interesting enough, that proved to be just the motivation she needed to help steer her toward her destiny.

Look at her today, a former Rutgers University Corporate Trainer who is the mastermind behind having established three successful businesses, all while aiding thousands of professionals launch lucrative careers.

“When I was in high school my counselor told me I wasn’t college material,” Johnson recalled. “She suggested I get a job instead. That one incident has been a driving force in my life…not to prove her wrong, but to prove to myself that I could achieve anything I put my mind to.”

IMPRESSIVE RESUME — Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard, where graduated Suma Cum Laude.

Fortunately for Johnson, she has been nothing short of impressive during an entrepreneurship tenure that spans more than 12 years — and counting.

And given the immense strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days in her element are well ahead of her.

How clever for a Corporate America sensation whose venture also has afforded her the golden opportunities to speak in Ghana in February of this year, during which she spoke to the women of Ghana about empowerment and restoration .

As if that isn’t enough to turn head globally, Johnson is scheduled to make appearances in South Korea in November. Also, she will be thrust upon the main stage for the Black CEO Womanpreneur Conference in January 2018.

“My biggest influence is my mother,” Johnson said. “She raised eight children by herself. She taught me the importance of hard work, commitment and perseverance.”

DEFYING THE ODDS — As far her biggest inspiration for electing to delve off into the competitive world of entrepreneurship, Johnson recalls like yesterday when one of high school counselors suggested that she wasn’t a suitable fit to pursue higher education.

All of which essentially sums up why Johnson has steadfastly defied life’s biggest of obstacles while ensuring that her dreams become a reality.

“My personal mission is to help people understand their worth…to believe in themselves and know they have something of value to share with the world,” Johnson, a lifetime member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., said.

What it all boils down to, Johnson emphasized, is routinely esteeming others and impacting lives — one life at a time.

“If one person can say I made them feel worthy, valued, cared for,” said Johnson, “I’ve done my job.”

Which, to her credit, is one of the things that undoubtedly ring true as it pertains to Shawna Johnson.

 

For more information about Atlanta-area Businesswoman Shawna Johnson or to book her for a speaking engagement, log on to www.shawnajohnsonspeaks.com. Also, follow her on social media at: Facebook:  www.facebook.com/shawnajohnsonspeaks and Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnajohnsonspeaks/. Check out her ebook at:  http://shawnajohnsonspeaks. com/shop

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.