Loretta grew up in an entrepreneurial home. Her father owned a drugstore and a laundromat while also working as a Precinct Captain for the (in)famous Chicago Mayor, Richard J Daley.
She never considered an entrepreneurial future for herself as her mother was adamant that she would go to college and even graduate school so that she could land a great job, be independent and in control of her own finances and future.
She heeded her mother's advice and received a B.S. of Science degree from Howard University in Washington, DC, began her corporate journey in Chicago, working for such corporate giants at Sears Headquarters (when it WAS a giant) as an Office Manger, Computer Programmer, Market Research Manager, moving on to Continental Illinois National Bank (now BofA) as a commercial banker, Kraft Foods, Apple Computer, Sega of America, DreamWorks in HR leadership roles, then on to a couple of Silicon Valley startups as a VP of HR. Throughout the early career years, she held sales positions in a few businesses, then launched her consulting firm in May 2000.
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Loretta overcame her almost debilitating shyness as a child and became an international keynote speaker who delivers informative and engaging keynote speeches, corporate trainings, breakout sessions and effective panel moderation tailored specifically for her clients.
Loretta has been an entrepreneur since the early 80s and launched her consulting firm in May 2000 to help engaged, excited and often exhausted entrepreneurs, executives and corporate professionals exceed their dreams, She helps them launch, lead and grow their ventures, so that they have the time to enjoy life and the fruits of their labor.
Loretta invested 22 years in Corporate America. She served in HR leadership positions with some of the top brands in the world. i.e. DreamWorks, Apple, Sega, Kraft Foods, Sears, Continental Illinois National Bank/Bank of America. Most of her coaching clients work with her remotely, over the phone or Zoom.