"“I was being a one woman show pretty much. When I was in the medical community, I created programs, lectures, health screenings, etc., with little or no push back. I am pleased to say that getting volunteers was never hard for me. After retiring, I began working with my husband as a partner. This transition has been hard for me. I had to give up control and tread on new territory because I developed and implemented programs without having to first check or get a "go ahead", I became very independent and comfortable in that position and it was causing some conflict with mine and my husband's work relationship. Transitioning from healthcare to the business world may have created some fear, because of the difference as well. Since Lakeisha McKnight (and the mastermind) helped in healthcare, I never really thought of myself as a leader, just an employee. Since the program I knew that I am a leader. I see my attributes, my strengths and weaknesses. I was able to increase my influence. As a chamber person, I now feel that everybody I ask will not join our organization, but my influence is growing, and my lid is going up, because I am learning to be more effective working alongside my partner, because I am more willing to give some control and allow the leader of this organization to lead. As a result, I achieved a better working relationship, focusing on my strengths, staying in my lane and not being afraid of what I don't know. Instead, focusing on what I do know and learning what I don't. Without Lakeisha (and the mastermind's) help, I would have struggled through, but still hopefully been successful. This was just a quicker route. Thanks, Lakeisha.”"