Pearland Day in Austin

By Dr. Sheila Pope

I am excited to announce I am going to Austin to speak with representatives on February 27 & 28 with Pearland Chamber of Commerce for Pearland Day in Austin. I will rock my scarf and bring my television show!

I hope to see State Representatives Shawn Thierry, Ron Reynolds, Senfronia Thompson, Senator Borris Miles, and Dr. Alma Allen when I visit. We are going to speak with representatives/senators on:
Higher Education
Human Services
Public Education
Business & Industry

The scarf is beautiful.

Meeting My State Representative: Ed Thompson

By Dr. Pope

I had the honor to speak with and attend the Governmental Relations Committee meeting with my state representative, State Representative Ed Thompson. He actually remembered me from the days when he sold me insurance. His agents always offer customers a can of coke when you come to his insurance office. Small things matter in business!

Today, he took a photo with me. More important, I learned he attends meetings and provides very detailed updates to the community he represents. He has been a member of Pearland School Board and Pearland City Council. He has a wealth of wisdom. I look forward to learning from him as I serve on the Governmental Relations Committee with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce.

My First Governmental Committee Meeting

By Dr. Sheila Pope

Today, I attended my first Pearland Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations Committee Meeting. I decided to serve on this committee because it provides me with tons of great information to share with other Pearland citizens. When I am elected to serve on the Pearland City Council, I will be able to bring a great deal of perspective from the business community to the council. More importantly, I will be able to share what I learn with the people who need to be aware of services various governmental agencies provide. If I do not get elected, I am still going to serve on this committee and share what I learn with the community.

My service and dedication to the committee are personal. I found out there are millions of dollars available to help people in Pearland to get their homes repaired through the Homeowners Assistance Program. I will share on a separate post. I am glad Jere Gnadar suggested this committee!

Joining the Pearland Chamber of Commerce

Next-Level of Business

I went to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce to take the next step to reach my next level in business and service in Pearland. I believe strongly in networking. I created my Facebook group Boss Ladies Professional Network and Boss Ladies because I know the value of working with like-minded people.

As I move forward in my campaign to become a member of Pearland City Council, I am realizing, I am being stretched to plug into areas in Pearland that I have not utilized. I want to lead by example. I am pro small business. I believe more women should own businesses and have more say into how small business are supported in Pearland. I am taking the leap to take my business to its next level. I hope this move encourages others to do so. Gabrielle Serges Gafford and Darcy Bryan-Wilson, thank you for encouragement.

No Talking! Just Do it!

By Dr. Sheila Pope

One year ago, I moved into my first office. My friend Michelle and I celebrated. Now, I am working from my home office and shifting my visions and focus. My business address has changed and so have I. I am my brand; I do not have limits, except for those that exist in my mind. My faith in God has expanded and my focus on ways to generate revenue for others and my businesses have become more focused and strategic!

I am amazed at how much change has taken place since I took these photos a year ago! I am grateful for all of the support, lessons learned, and the mindset changes I have had in the two years since I have been a full-time entrepreneur. My clients have taught me so much about conducting business with integrity.

Michelle and I Celebrating

The View

Our Chats!

Thanks to State Representative Shawn Thierry, I realized I am a Community Leader. I never heard someone else address me in that term. I am normally called an educator. I have transitioned into another arena! I have served children, seniors, and community organizations in Sunnyside for four years. As a small business owner, Precinct 12 Chair in Brazoria County, and advocate, I have advocated for students at Worthing, TSU, Capella University, and I have advocated for senior citizens.

I have attended community meetings, political events and conventions (Democrat), graduations, served on Boards of outstanding nonprofits such as Smaart Incubator and Junior Achievers and Sunnyside Silver Hair Senior Group, Inc. I have served as a community partner with the Peoples United Summit and I founded the Boss Ladies Professional Network.

My latest transformation into a television producer of Conversations With Dr. Pope is the result of years of listening, watching, sharing, working with other people, and understanding there is a need to tell the stories of those no one else sees as valuable. I want people to see what I see as I do the work in the community.

From the time I launched into full-time entrepreneurship, I became a full-time community and business leader. It all happened while I was actively doing the work! Here is the shocking part, I never saw my evolution because I was living it not talking about it.

New Author Added to Media Division of My Company

By Sheila Pope

I am excited to announce Boss Lady Toni Anderson and I have partnered to write a book together! She signed with my publishing company, Pope’s Resource Center, LLC. I love partnering with Boss Ladies to support our individual goals as well as our common business goals!

Toni Anderson Signed with Popes’ Resource Center, LLC

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Another Successful Dissertation Client!

By Dr. Sheila Pope

My SECOND dissertation client called me to share her exciting news: her dissertation was approved by her committee and it has been sent to her school for final approval!

I have coached my client through stressful times and edited her work for the last year. I tell my clients, “I am here until the end”. Sometimes it takes a while for the end to arrive. I had the honor to edit her proposal, her ethics paper, her Capstone project, and her final Capstone Report!

Trust is Required
I am glad my client trusted me to help her accomplish her goal. She was not always happy with my feedback, but she listened and respected my knowledge of Capella’s process. We spent a great deal of time via the phone and I will miss her, but I look forward to working with her in other professional endeavors.

Capella’s Capstone Project
Capella University has cut down the time it takes to earn a doctorate in Education. My client contracted my services in September 2017 when she was ready to write. I am proud of her! I have TWO clients preparing to defend this month!

Two Opening!
I have openings for two more Dissertation Clients. I can only take a couple at a time. I stay until the end. I provide clients with several opportunities to talk with me via phone and email. I thoroughly edit and return work with feedback to help clients secure their mentor’s approval. I coach clients through the creative process and through conquering milestones. I celebrate their success like it was my own. I love this part of coaching. Getting the phone call makes my day!