"Meet T. Denise Manning , Life Coach - Image Potential Now is a Woman on a Mission"Meet T. Denise Manning , Life Coach – Image Potential Now is a Woman on a Mission

Tell us a little bit about what your career and why you chose this path in the first place? My passion and mission in life is to make a difference. I come from a rough upbringing and can relate to the challenges of teens and those struggling to get ahead.

At what age did you first decide that public service was something you might like to pursue?
All my life I’ve known… however when my close friend was murdered when I was sixteen and buried on my birthday , I KNEW that I would be challenged with making a difference
What do you think are some of the qualities a woman needs to be successful in public service?
Skills? confidence and drive. Women need to have an attitude that wont accept failure or the answer NO!

What are some of the drawbacks to your career path? funding! paying your bills! I’d rather serve than think about money…I wish that we were paid according to our deeds.

Who has been a role model to you and why?
My role models are deceased…. but women like Mary McLeod Bethune. She was an activist, a woman of faith and she made a difference for all of humanity

What are some of the needs in your industry that you see are lacking leadership or need a “woman’s touch?” The juvenile justice system needs us! troubled teens need us! and its my goal to life coach in the juvenile justice system with concrete contracts.

What is the number one thing you would like to accomplish during your career?  I desire to partner with the California Juvenile Justice system to design an effective mentor coaching program.

What has been your greatest moment or achievement to date?
being here in Africa for the month of July has been one of my greatest achievements because I set up the program from scratch and it hasn’t been easy! I thought being deployed to Bagdad was challenging but I realize it only prepared me for AFRICA! no running water, sometimes without electricity and being humble and thankful for all I have…

If someone reading this article were interested in pursuing a similar path, what is the first thing you would advise her to do? Never give up! Understand that she is going to have to sacrifice to make a difference.

What is your favorite quote and why? You can never fail if you imagine success! ( its mine)

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  On TV, radio and news inspiring other women! 🙂

What do you like to do in your leisure time? Relax!

What’s next for you? My book “imagine Potential”

For more information visit her website www.imaginepotentialnow.com