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Rosetta Wimbush

Rosetta Wimbush

Capital One

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Rosetta's work combines: Business, Technology, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Trainer

I facilitate a virtual course about customer service excellence that helps people work from home.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: Mass Communication/Media Studies

Bachelor's Degree: Educational/Instructional Technology

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Went on hiatus from Mass Communications studies at VCU, due to boredom.

  • 2.

    Headed back to familiar territory to raise my daughter around friends and family (career set back).

  • 3.

    Took a part-time gig as an overnight and weekend radio announcer since music documented my emotions.

  • 4.

    Worked daytime hours as an internet banking tech specialist; night shift as a radio personality.

  • 5.

    Modeled for local magazine spreads, had a small speaking role in a movie, and was a PA for another.

  • 6.

    Interviewed celebrities and rocked crowds of close to 10,000 as an emcee - yet was let go at zenith.

  • 7.

    Moved to Maryland to become a radio News Director in Ocean City--discovered I was pregnant afterward.

  • 8.

    Survived cancer, divorce, and a call center to become a trainer-sharing my stories in the classroom.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement

  • THE NOISE

    Messages from Parents:

    You shouldn't go to college. Go to cosmetology school and be a hair stylist; be humble and simple, like Jesus, and learn to be a carpenter.

  • How I responded:

    Although my parents, neither of whom had a college degree, discouraged my college-bound interests, I was my ultimate roadblock. I allowed their noise to alter my perception of my potential for success. That self-doubt led me to step away from undergraduate studies. Everyone around me finished their degrees while I spent time on a low-paying, albeit fun hobby - my entertainment trifecta of experiences in modeling, acting, and broadcasting. In a time machine world - I'd finish college first.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Attending school in a rural location as a military brat meant culture shock for me – kids ridiculed me for being bi-racial, for properly pronouncing English grammar, and for having a different religion. Their view of me = weird. Actual me = unique.