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Hello, happy Wednesday, and hope you are wonderful! Last week, I interviewed and wrote a Linked In bio for Lipscomb University professor, author, coach, and public speaker Donita Brown. One of the most fun things about my job is applying my words to different formats and with Linked In being my favorite social media platform this assignment was very exciting for me—plus, Donita is a wealth of wisdom who, ironically wants to use the wisdom of others, similar to my own series, to help her readers. You can read her bio below and visit her website here. Also, if you need a Linked In bio of your own, feel free to reach out to me:

Donita Brown is a professor author, speaker, and coach based in Nashville,
Tennessee. Whether in the classroom or in the written form, Brown teaches others how to make the right choices, rather than trying to do it all, and learn constantly from their peers. The Lipscomb University professor teaches a Master of Healthcare Administration Program and undergraduate management and leadership courses. She began her career at HCA Healthcare, a global company that she credits for showing her the similarities between healthcare and education in the respect that we all need both. Brown’s expertise is healthcare innovation and she enjoys teaching others how to evaluate new technologies and trends. In terms of teaching the concepts and practical application of management, her goal is to plant seeds. Brown is a source of comfort inside and outside of the classroom as she gives her students structure, guidance, and everyday skills such as how to listen, lead, and be directed.

As an author, Brown, creator of the Wisdom from Others book series, believes that the best advice always comes from others. The idea for her story collection, which includes four books, came about when she realized that much of the advice she received that had once seemed irrelevant was actually useful. Wisdom from Others: Life Lessons From My Dad, Wisdom from Others: Life Lessons from Candy Cane Day, and the forthcoming Wisdom from Others: Life Lessons from Loss encompass the author’s desire to provide others with a platform to learn from their peers. By allowing her readers to contribute to and shape her series, the author has demonstrated that strength lie in numbers. She has expanded her reach, sales, and ability to positively influence through collaboration.

“The collection of stories I am currently working on came about after people read my first book and began presenting me with new ideas, which is the beauty of being receptive to feedback,” she explains. From that process, she continues to assemble her next projects.

As a public speaker, Brown approaches her engagements in a conversational manner, discussing the challenges that we all face in everyday life and wisdom we can use to get through it. She speaks at faith-based organizations and corporations.

As a life coach, Brown works with working moms whose daily dilemmas she understands. “I have two daughters, a husband, and poodle so I know the challenges of wanting a career and to also be present for my family,” she says. She coaches working moms on how to focus so their personal and professional lives flourish.

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