My business, The Synergy Health Center, was started in 2004 when I saw a need in our community to provide culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse services. It has been over 12 years since that initial desire and we have since grown into a impactful organization reaching the less fortunate and brought hope back into peoples’ lives.
When I first started this agency, I measured success in terms of financial profit. Over the years we have purchased our own facility, made new partnerships and gained new contracts. As I’ve grown and learned that financial sustainability is definitely important but not the most important. My perspective of success is now measured by the number of lives our agency can touch. When people can be made stronger, families can be healthier, the quality of our neighborhoods improve, so this is how I measure success. Our motto, “Transforming Lives One by One”; that is success.
SCORE has been instrumental in connecting me to a mentor who is a good fit for our business. My mentor has helped to analysis areas of strength and areas needing improvement and helping to keep me focused on the goals ahead for the organization.
I have found my mentor’s personality to be one that is very inspiring and supportive and I felt a connection of mutual respect from the first day I met her. She is always encouraging and I think she goes the extra mile for me. I look forward to her words at the end of each email that speaks volumes to me to “Keep moving forward!”