DANA K. BASSETT BIO
Dana K. Bassett is one of the most innovative educators in business today. She is an Author, Entrepreneur, Professional Network and a Certified Professional Skills and Personal Development Coach. Her mission is to connect others in building strong and long lasting relationships through the power of networking.
Dana K. Bassett is the founder of RTGW, LLC through which she has made enormous impact in the lives of many individuals and organizations. For over two decades she has not only studied the art of extra income, she has mastered it by interacting with numerous highly successful business leaders and collaborating with them in achieving success.
When Dana speaks, she reaches the heart of her audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. As a recognized inspiring speaker, Dana K. Bassett energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. She skillfully weaves her compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
Her journey started like many others in the industry. From the struggles to choose a career path, especially after just finishing high school, to taking the bold step after a reduction in force in her employment, she never wavered in her drive to make a positive difference in people’s lives. She attended the local community college in Portsmouth, VA from where she proceeded to Averett University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Dana K. Bassett also holds a Masters’ degree in Secondary Education from University of Phoenix earning her credentials to teach Business for secondary education through grades twelve.
She started her professional career as a Contracts Accounting Representative from where she rose to the position of Accounting Supervisor. Dana proceeded to establish business teams earning her the position of Director in one of her former businesses. A position she held for two years before founding RTGW, LLC (Release The Giant Within, LLC).
Dana K. Bassett never exhaust using her energies to transform the world, well beyond the podium and public appearances, meshing traditional and social media to empower her audiences. Her straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. Over the past decade, Dana has expanded her role as a recognized inspiring speaker to Master Trainer, creating the kind of workshop learning experience that got her committed to personal-and-professional development many years earlier. Her charisma, warmth and humor has transformed ordinary people into extraordinary achievers through her personal training and experiences, and her in-depth study of others’ challenges, to build an understanding of what works, what doesn’t work, and why.
Dana K. Bassett is committed to motivating and training individuals who aspire to be achievers and leaders in their own right. She believes that your network is your net worth. Her goal is to leave the world a better place by helping people achieve their dreams and goals.
Dana believes that in business as in real life there are always going to be ups and downs. However, where there is a will, there is always a way to achieve amazing results for yourself and your organization.
Keep Reading For The Journey
My journey started like many others in the industry. I may have got the message sooner but I wasn't quite sure what to do with the information.
I was seventeen years old working at the pediatric clinic at a military hospital. I was just about to finish high school. The time came where I had to make a decision on a career path, but I wasn't quite sure which direction I wanted to take so I decided to attend the local community college just to start some classes towards something. I knew I had to do something in life. But just like most young adults, I wasn't clear on the direction in which to pursue.
My First Exposure
Then the unthinkable happened. A lady walked into my clinic one day representing her company with a pendant. I asked the magical question I'm sure all of us want to hear from a prospect. I asked her "What is your company about?" And her reply was "It's skin care".
You see I struggled with bad skin at a young age and when she said that, I was very attracted to what she had to say from that point forward. I attended one of her meetings and when the clock struck midnight on my eighteenth birthday, I had the application waiting to get started. That was a fun place to start for me at that age. But it was a very short lived journey.
My Turning Point
I took a step back from the industry for three years when life begin to throw me some curve balls. I went through a heart breaking divorce. Thank God it wasn't an ugly one but it was heart breaking at the time. I later married the man who God had for me all along. And today we share our love. After meeting my husband Jeff, I begin to focus on a career because I realized that I had to find something that I can call a success for me. Just like most of us want. We want something that we can identify with and that will give us that sense of belonging. So I started on my journey towards my Bachelors in Business Administration. I worked as an Accounting Representative for two companies and an Accounting Supervisor for one different company before being a product of a RIF (Reduction In Force). That was a subtle way of them telling me that I was going to be laid off due to a buy out.
This is when the turn begin. That was in 2001. I started back up with the company that I was familiar with at the time because I didn't know about another company in the industry. I started that journey for about eight years. Managed to hit the level of Director and held that position for two years before deciding that wasn't the path for me. But the timing was right when the industry reopened its doors for me. And I was completely introduced to a whole new side of the industry. This wasn't just about direct sales anymore. This became bigger than that.
Here I am as a Sales Director. And a photo of my husband and I out with the grand kids on a paddle boat.
My Breakthrough Moment
I realized that I can make a living from this industry alone. I reached out to mentors and attend conferences. And that's when I had my breakthrough!! I knew this industry was where I wanted to plant my seeds for my career.
I went on a final search to find my place in the industry of network marketing. I positioned myself in a place where I can help others be successful in the industry. I knew that I wanted to partner with a company that would allow me to continue bringing in extra income without having to stockpile so many products. The company that I was seeking could not be a product based company. I had gone down that road so many times and I just knew there had to be something out there that was more simple than tugging and pulling on products and having home parties. I was over having to do all of that. In the interim, I went back to college to get my Masters in Secondary Education. I was now certified to teach Business classes to kids from grades 6-12. It was this move that afforded me the ability to build my business and brand while working a regular job. I begin to learn and master the art of having extra income. I finally learned what it meant to work on my job from 9-5 and my dream after 5. I had finally got it! And so I used the extra time I had outside of work, on summer breaks, winter breaks, spring breaks and other breaks in between to build my business from home.
While trying to learn the industry, I hit some bumps in the road. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Something had to change and I had to get serious about my process and my journey. This is when the whole world of network marketing begin to cross my path. I wasn't open initially to learning exactly how others were making a living from this industry because I wasn't sure if I could do it. But I had to make a decision and so I rolled up my sleeves and became a student of the industry. And this MY FRIEND is how I found my purpose of Professional Skills & Personal Development Coaching. It was the home business industry that afforded me the ability to gain experience and over 27 years of certified in seat training. MY FRIEND, I don't just have hours, I have over 2 decades. It was my process and my journey. I want you to learn to embrace where you are NOW and where you aspire to be. I BELIEVE IN YOU!!
Words of Encouragement
If I can leave you with one thing that I learned from this journey so far, I would say jump on board and become a student of your process NOW. Think BIGGER now. DREAM bigger now. BELIEVE bigger now. The journey doesn't have to be long and hard for you if you are a willing vessel who is hungry for success. Why am I telling you this? Because what you are enduring now is leading you to the very purpose of what you REALLY should be doing even if what you are doing doesn't seem like it's going anywhere for you. Learning to expand and build your business by enjoying and enduring the process.
ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY!
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