Instructor: Kain Ramsay
Dana has been in retail for the past 15 years. She spent eight years as a District Manager where she was able to drive results through people.
Dana enjoyed training and developing her team. She mentored individuals to help them to become their best self; both at work and in their personal lives.
Dana is excited to take the next steps in her life and transition to a private life coaching business. She is passionate about helping people and genuinely cares about you reaching your goals.
Dana grew up in Valley Stream, NY and has recently relocated to Sayville, NY. Dana spends her free time at the beach where she finds peace and happiness. Dana enjoys frequent hikes and adventures with her pup Athena.
Hello! Welcome! I'm excited for us to get to know each other. I will start out with a professional story. I hope this story can inspire you.
This story begins in a small town in NJ back around 2004. I was a first year retail store manager and I took a chance and moved to NJ for a better job opportunity with the same company. The store was running successfully and on the day this story took place I was getting a visit from the regional manager (who was my boss' boss).
Now, at this time in my life, my professional life was coming together, but my personal life was a mess. I was rebuilding my self esteem and working hard on my personal baggage.
The visit was going great and we were just wrapping up. The regional manager asks me that question: where do I see myself in five years?
I was in a place where I wasn't able to look ahead one year, or sometimes even one day. Answering a question about a five year plan was spontaneous and not thought out. I answered in a way that still surprises me today.
I replied with confidence, "I will be running a million dollar store." (There were only about a hand full of million dollar stores in the company at that time.)
Regional asks, "What store?"
I replied, "Staten Island."
He said, "But Staten Island isn't a million dollar store."
I replied without hesitation, "That's because I'm not there yet."
A few months later I transferred to Staten Island and took that store to a million dollar store within one year of being there.
Where did that confidence come from? How did I do it? I had a vision and a goal. I built a team that aligned with my vision. I trained and developed new hires. I worked hard long hours. I believed in myself. I knew I could do it. I convinced others around me to believe in me and my mission. I was determined to win.
Here's what I want you to take away from this story.
It's not that I can make money and sell. I can. But that's not what's important anymore.
I want you to know that I had the strength to succeed inside me all along. I had the drive to succeed. I had the tools to get people to follow me.
But if that regional manager didn't ask me my five year plan that day, I would NEVER have set forth on that path myself. Because I didn't really know anything about Staten Island at that time. I didn't really know much about leading people. I didn't know it was a goal that I could achieve until someone asked me the question.
At that moment, the regional manager was my life coach. He didn't tell me what to do or what his vision was for me. He didn't have to! By simply asking the questions I was able to unlock the answers already inside me.
This is what I want to do for you. And I can. Because I believe in myself. And I have proven results. Not just in driving sales, but in helping people become their best.
Check out the blog page to find out other areas in life I can help you with by reading more stories and insight about me.