We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Calvin Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Calvin, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The thought process was simple. For years professionally I have worked helping others in numerous areas. Consistently exposing my students to leadership training and development, executing special projects coupled with project management and logistics, and even administrative oversight had all become areas of special interest for me. Finally one day I made the conscious decision to start my own consulting agency to work in areas that I passionately seek to support others. .
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what sets me apart from others is that I pride myself upon being a candle. My light isn’t like any other person’s light, and when placed side by side with another candle one thing that truly stands out is that candles don’t compete against each other. Their lights complement one another. To that end, everyone’s light is needed.
I landed in education. I was a business major in college and had a friend at the time who talked me into applying to become a business teacher in 2005. At the time I was working a dead end job after just moving to Baltimore from my hometown of Dallas. Reluctantly I applied and received a phone call within 3 days. What’s crazy is that I was a business major in college so I got to teach what I was already in debt for LOL.
Since then I’ve worked in both K12 and higher education. Serving in the capacities as teacher, career development specialist, dean of students, interim Vice President of student affairs, director of college readiness, director of education and now student support services coordinator all these years has truly been a blessing.
Serving in these positions has enhanced my tenacity, resilience, humility, grit, and self determination! Some of these higher level positions I was fortunate enough to serve in before I was thirty years old so there truly was a great deal to learn. The experiences and lessons taught have developed me all the more as a professional and entrepreneur and for that I am truly grateful.
As a young man from Dallas, Texas (shoutout to Oak Cliff, that’s my hood) who grew up in a single parent home where my mom struggled with drug addiction for years and overcame it; this has been my motivation to pursue everything that I set my mind to.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If they were visiting, they should start out their Sunday with me at church. Shoutout to Pastors Khaalida and Chris Forbes and my entire Truth City DC family! AMEN
Monday would be our day at the Wharf and we would probably hang out at 12 Stories.
Tuesday we would definitely hit El Rey for Taco Tuesday.
Wednesday we would hang out at the Penthouse Pool Club at Vida Fitness and just RELAX!
Thursday we would definitely hit Stans DC for the best wings and libations.
Friday we would hit Harlot DC or Brooklyn on U Street and end up on the rooftop of the Watergate Hotel. .
Saturday we would do Brunch at Cafe 44 one of the most happening spots on the Potomac and then slide over to the MGM National Harbor and its vicinity.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my mom Barbara G. Hughes! A single mother who did her thing to keep me spiritually grounded and focused on achieving all my goals!
Her famous quote “Whatever you do, just take the Lord with you!” has encouraged and sustained me many days.
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