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Rosche Brown, Psy.D.
Dr. Brown obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans and her Masters and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, SFBA. Dr. Brown is a licensed psychologist that has worked in Contra Costa County, Marin County, and Alameda county providing individual, family, and group therapy services since 2006 with clients from diverse racial/ethnic heritage, sexual orientations, religion, and socioeconomic statuses. Specifically, Dr. Brown’s experiences includes working in school-based health centers with at-risk youth, providing community based therapy services to transitional aged foster youth (15-21) along with case management to aid them in the process of emancipating from the Foster Care System, and teaching a host of psychology courses in both undergraguate and graduate programs at Argosy University, SFBA. Her dissertation was entitled Parenting The Second Time Around: African American Custodial Grandmother’s attachment with their Grandchildren. Overall, her interest include grandparents raising their grandchildren, at-risk youth with problematic behaviors, working with African American Families, and integrating spirituality with mental health. You can hear Dr. Rosché with her pastor Bishop Keith Clark on 106.1 KMEL’s World Hit Gospel Show on Sunday Mornings integrating psychology with spirituality.
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When you are a business owner, it doesn’t matter how much funding you have, where your college degrees are from or whom you network with if you are not confident about your ideas.
At the end of the day, if you don’t have faith in yourself and your business, you will most likely fail. Despite constant rejection and doubt, successful entrepreneurs are always able to find confidence from within. If you don’t have unwavering faith in your idea, no one else will either.
As a fellow business owner, I understand that it can be challenging to silence the self doubt, especially when you are faced with a big decision or are constantly barraged by naysayers.
My fellow young female entrepreneurs always inspire me with their uncanny amount of determination and fearlessness. They aren’t going to let anyone get in the way of their dreams. Here are some things we can learn from these ladies about finding your confidence:
Admit what you don’t know. If you are aware of the things you don’t know, then you have a lot more faith in what you do know. Part of owning your own business is being able to hire people to compensate for your weaknesses. No one expects you to be good at everything. If you have a good team, where everyone excels at a certain skill, you will gain more confidence that your ideas will be executed properly.
Related: Young Female Entrepreneurs’ Advice on Securing Funding
Do your research. When going into meetings with potential investors, clients or customers, make sure you really know what you are talking about. You have to know the ins and outs of your industry.
Melissa Thompson, CEO and founder of TalkSession, shares how she finds her confidence before a big meeting with investors: “I spend a lot of time studying the market. I make sure to stay educated about the legal part of the equation as well as the practice and business portions. [Since I am not a doctor], I compensate by subscribing to medical journals, actually reading them, and engaging in conversations with industry specialists.”
Heidi Nazarudin, blogger at The Successful Style and president of Blogger Babes, said, “My confidence is a mixture of style and substance. Knowing that I look amazing and that I have done my homework for the task at hand is a great confidence booster — in other words, polished, poised, prepared.”
Don’t pay attention to any disadvantages. One of the first questions that I always ask Gen-Y female entrepreneurs is if they feel that being a woman is a disadvantage. Everyone I have spoken with so far has said “no.”
Andi Atteberry, founder of blingsting, writes, “I don’t put any energy into wondering if I have different challenges than any other leader or business owner because I am female. I think at the end of the day, if you are good at what you do, that’s all that matters.”
Just because they don’t like your business, doesn’t mean they don’t like you. For entrepreneurs, the line between personal and professional is blurred. When someone rejects your business idea, it can feel like a personal attack because of all the time and energy you invest. Shop-Hers’ founder, Jaclyn Shanfeld, explains how she gets over rejection and maintains her confidence: “I have thick skin and I’m able to separate myself from the opinion of others. I’m humble and passionate about what I do. A ‘no’ can’t take that away.”
Realize from the beginning that there is more to you than just your business. This way being rejected won’t feel so harsh, and you can bounce back faster.
By Rebekah Epstein|Jan 23, 2014
Being able to discover your purpose and do what you love is a blessing. For Bridget Cain, its fashion and being an entrepreneur. She’s been the owner of Proper Fashions Online Boutique for over twenty years. Bridget works hard to provide quality fashions for both women and men. It is her belief that when you step out, you should be proper from head to toe.
You would never know growing up that fashion was in Bridget’s DNA. She’s the only girl in a brood of three boys, born and raised in San Bernardino, California and was very much tomboy. Her mother was known for her couture fashions and could sew a garment without a pattern. There was no way her daughter wasn’t going to inherit her classiness and she worked with Bridget to develop her style, etiquette and business sense. With the support of her mother and her go getter spirit, Bridget became a student of the fashion game and carved out a path that has lead to her over twenty year career.
Her first order of business was to learn how to become a boutique owner. She read various books and fashion publications to figure it all out. Through her readings Bridget discovered that New York City was the fashion capital and she began to go to trade shows, gathering inventory for her store. She started simple, by selling her trendy pieces out of the trunk of her car to begin building her clientele. To add to her level of fashion professionalism, she also earned herself an Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and Institute from Sacramento City College. In 1991 her hard work had finally paid off when Proper Fashions opened its doors at two store front locations in Sacramento.
Because she’s such a savvy business woman, Bridget has involved herself in several fashion related ventures throughout her career. She was once a rep for retired LA Lakers AC Green and his clothing line “My Kind of Man”. The position had her not only rubbing elbows with the NBA’s elite but it also required tons of travel, including weekly runs to the Bay Area. Eventually she transplant to the region, choosing to shut down her physical stores while continuing to sell to her private clientele. When My Kind of Man folded, Bridget bounced back quickly with a lucrative position with Fidelity National Title Company. While it wasn’t a position directly related to fashion it provided her with the level of stability she needed while she was tending to her family. She spent several years with the company and continued to sell clothes, but there was a longing within Bridget to get back in the driver’s seat of her business. Her opportunity came in the form of a round of layoffs at Fidelity.
Being able to fall back on her entrepreneurial skills has always been Bridget’s secret weapon, and her situation with Fidelity was no different. This time around she opened up a storefront in San Leandro. She took her fashions to the online market as well and created http://www.properfashionsonline.com. As of 2013 Proper Fashions Boutique is strictly and online company so Bridget can focus on the expansion of her business.
Bridget has produced over one hundred fashion shows and has been a vendor at more than thirty trade shows. She’s even led a modeling troop called “Shades of Color” where she taught girls how to walk the runway and properly apply hair styles and makeup. Bridget works closely with various organizations including the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Ora Lee Brown Foundation. Proper Fashions Boutique is huge on giving back one of their favorite causes to support is needy children.
At the end of the day, the overall goal for Bridget Cain is to continuously build on her growing success. She was named the 2013 winner of the Bay Area’s Battle of the Boutiques, and plans to hold on tight to the crown. Proper Fashion takes pride in catering to multi-ethnic women ages twenty two to fifty five. Presently she’s working on her own line of signature jeans that will be designed for real women with dangerous curves. The plan is to continue a heavy online presence and eventually open up another store, while continuing to market herself as a household name in the fashion world…just like mama would want.
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