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CEO, Dr. Helen Usera helps organizations and businesses identify goals and plans for implementation. As a John C. Maxwell certified coach, trainer, and speaker, Helen can help your business improve and grow through group training and individualized coaching. Dr. Usera focuses on her speaking and training on Strategic Leadership, Organizational Development, Leadership Development and Team Building. Helen is available for one to one consultations, as well as group sessions. Read more about Helen's work, and be sure to get in touch with her!

 

 

First tell us about your business--how and why did you start it?

I started my business because of a need to help schools. I provided technical support to schools during the No Child Left Behind era. From there, I began to expand into the nonprofit sector and for-proft companies. I enjoy having the ability to help people see their potential through strategic planning and leadership development.

What services do you provide?

I provide organizational support through strategic planning, personnel evaluations, grant/proposal writing, and leadership development. 

Who can benefit from your services?

Small businesses, volunteer boards of directors, nonprofits, and task forces.

What is a word of advice you can offer to other women in business?

Find a support system and make time for connecting to that system (one or more people). It helps to build perspective and keeps you from drowing in your own world.

Why do you love The OWN?

I know I have a group of people I can contact when I am needing help. It is a support mechanism.

 

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So- to those of us out there celebrating the changing seasons in weather as well as in our businesses, let’s remember to take time to be there for one another, to find the good as best we can, and to remember that no season lasts forever!

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As this month marks The OWN’s 4th birthday, we’re taking time to think a little deeper about what we’re doing, and what that really means. The OWN was founded on the conviction that women can do a lot with a little support, and today- 4 years later- we are struck by how true that is.

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Maybe we would think more about who we become each day over the tasks we achieve, knowing that who we become cannot be taken away from us when most of the things we achieve can.  If we thought of ourselves and others as valuable, of unspeakable worth, then perhaps we would treat ourselves with more grace and forgiveness than was needed since we're all also flawed. 

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We are a full service real estate team. In addition to representing buyers and sellers we offer education on the market and services for past and prospective clients looking for vendors – from roofers to interior design. One of our core principles is the connection. Three times a year we invite past clients and friends to gather with us and celebrate. We like to feature local businesses for raffle items and for the event locale. We do a spring brewery mixer, a summer pool party and a holiday reception.


What services do you provide?
I provide well-women care with annual exams, birth control, holistic health and preventative care. I also provide care through pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and newborn care. Certified Nurse Midwives can provide prescriptions, order labs, ultrasounds, and manage healthcare needs for all healthy women and babies.

Over the years, I've watched women come together who barely know each other, share their journeys, and build one another up with care and kindness.  I've seen women in competing industries share their secrets with one another, for no good reason.  I've witnessed these women in The OWN be better at community than anything I've ever experienced in another setting.  Women amaze me every day with their tenacity, their strength, their intelligence, their softness, their openness, and their cunningness. 

Jenny Hoover moved from California, and told us her clients didn't mind; "In fact, most of my initial clients were referred to me from the agencies I was working with. I still have most of them as my clients today, even after a cross-country move."

What if there were other ways to work, other ways to go about our lives and businesses in ways that make sense for the different needs of each life? What if others came together to support that?  What if we could all share the burden of cost, but also share the burden (and joy) of life in general?

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