April Jones

April Jones

Independent Consultant

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I determined in H.S. my first career - social work - and obtained my masters.
I felt a need to excel, so I got a second masters in management to change careers.
I found myself in a better salary bracket in social work than HR, so I decided to get my PhD.
I attended college and graduated.
I published my dissertation into an expanded study that was published internationally.
I published my research into a self-published book.
I started my own company to put my PhD to work, since I didn't want to relocate and start over.
I began to travel internationally to present my research and now my business is being recognized.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Hazlewood
undergrad
Bachelor
Sociology
Stillman College
graduate
Graduate
Social Work
The University of Alabama
graduate
Graduate
Management Science
Faulkner University
doctorate
Doctorate
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Walden University
Career

Career

Independent Consultant

I provide business management professional services and write articles/self-published books.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Writing
Writing
Working Independently
Working Independently

Day to Day

By day time you would see innovation of education and training delivery to military personnel and by evening you would see female entrepreneurship at its peek performance from CEO duties, author, researcher; to service delivery of professional and organization development services.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Networking, multi-tasking, risk-taking, customer service, perseverance, motivation, leadership, conflict resolution; and, product/industry specific training.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Take opportunities to volunteer and/or work entry level jobs to gain the experience you need to transition your career. If these are not available consider starting a business to create your own pathway to transition to a new career.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Sociology
graduate
Graduate
Social Work
graduate
Graduate
Management Science
doctorate
Doctorate
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You shouldn't get too educated, no one will hire you. You're too smart for the south-USA, go up north in the USA or to a foreign country to excel. You need to work your way up like everyone else... "

I ignored the ignorance and embraced the journey to defining my self-worth without a person's limits and limited thinking of what diverse talents I have to offer the workplace. Honestly, prayer, positive self-talk, venting with like minded friends, and limiting my inner circle to those who wish to see me succeed. Have courage and believe in yourself and know that only you can determine what talent you wish to cultivate for your life purpose! Yes, you can have more than one talent in life!

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Not enough funds for school or to start my business. I decided a loan debt for school and my business is a debt that is worth it because it never expires and you will eventually pay it off.