We had the good fortune of connecting with Latavia Howard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Latavia, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with the idea for my business by being involved in Healthcare. As a nurse, I knew firsthand that there was a shortage of BLS Instructors in the area in which I lived,so when I was given the chance to become an instructor, I knew it was the right choice. Hand To Heart Solutions was born to fill the need for the lack of CPR providers in my area.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am Dr. Latavia Howard ,a Registered Nurse who has completed an Associates, Bachelors,Masters, and Doctorate degree in Nursing. I accomplished this through hard work, motivation, and support of family. The road was not easy,as even with all of my education, I faced barriers but I never gave up. I kept my faith and kept pushing until a door was opened for me, now I work as a Chief Nursing Officer for a major hospital organization. The best advice I could give is to never give up and never doubt yourself, your time will come. Keep believing and striving for what you believe in. I want people to know that being a young mother pushed me to achieve all that I have now. Your past does not determine your future,it prepares you for it.
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?
I’m all about relaxation so for me, any spa day is a good time. I love good food and drinks as well, I truly love Pappadeux’s food and drinks. Atlantic Station is always fun and hanging downtown is fun!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I truly have the shout out my husband, kids, and the rest of my family. They have always supported me in all my endeavors. My kids have always been a motivating factor to me,as I have strived to be a role model for them. I met my now husband 31 years ago in high school and whatever I had a desire to do,he has made sure,I had all resources to do it. I had a child at age 15,and my family stepped in and stepped up so I could follow my dreams!
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