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Dr. Nashawna, a wellness professional and Empowerment Coach,  is CEO and founder of Centre 4 M.O.R.E. (Moving Obstacles & Reaching Empowerment), a company established to advocate wellness and empowerment worldwide.  She is a doctor of chiropractic, a professor of sciences, and community advocate with over 12 years of experience in researching balances and imbalances caused by physiological and emotional changes.

Through Dr. Nashawna’s dynamic teachings, presentations, workshops, and seminars, you will be moved by her unparalleled passion and enthusiasm as she connects with you in your growth. Some of her latest speaking, coaching, and training engagements include:

  • Motivational Speaker and Key Note Addresses
  • Leadership, Success, Life Skills, Health and Wellness
  • Non-profit training on communication, team building, leadership, and community growth
  • Community Rallies and Panels
  • College Success and College prep talks, Career fairs, and Lectures
  • Special Guest at Family Events and Women’s Groups
  • Health, Wellness, Empowerment, and Emotional Wellness Conferences
  • Special programs and emcee of special events
  • Health forums and Health Fairs
  • Guest appearances on radio shows and podcast
  • Church events
  • Graduations
  • Guest Panelist for Relationship Advice, Career Success, and Finding Your Purpose
  • Youth Empowerment Events, Teen Summits, and school assemblies

Work History

August 2016Present

Adjunct Professor of Sciences

Bossier Parish Community College
  • Providing students with a knowledge base of the structure and function of the human body and medical terminology
  • Giving lectures, presentations, and guidance with assignments that provided students with a knowledge base of the structure and function of the human body. My focus is creating innovative thinking in health and wellness. 
  • Lead college-level courses covering human body parts, cell structure, tissues and organs. This included the design lab activities to enhance the knowledge of the structures and functions of the human body. 
  • Maintaining student grade and attendance records, developing course syllabi, choosing instructional materials and evaluating each student's mastery of required skills.
  • Participation in department activities, including committee meetings, recruiting drives and student counseling
Jan 2016August 2016

Medical Assisting Program Instructor

McCann School of Business and Technology
  • Providing students with a knowledge base on topics including the structure and function of the human body, pharmacology, microbiology, medical terminology, and emergency procedures.
  • Giving lectures, presentations, and guidance with lecture and lab assignments by way of creating innovative thinking in health and wellness.  
  • Maintaining student grade and attendance records, developing course syllabi addendums, choosing instructional materials and evaluating each student's mastery of required skills.
  • Participation in department activities, including meetings and graduations, as well as student tutoring and counseling.  
Mar 2014Jan 2016

Motivational Columnist

The Shreveport Sun

I am the creator of motivational column: Operation I.M.P.A.C.T. (Inspiration Motivation Purpose Aspiration Creation and Transformation).  Through the column I provide information to readers about a variety of topics, with the goal of imparting ideas and enthusiasm, inspiring readers to make improvements in their lives, the lives of others, or to change personal and professional habits and strategies.  I also share information of public interest and offer opinions to readers.  My goal is to inspire people into action by way of tips, pointers, and action steps

Aug 2013Present

Growth & Empowerment Specialist and Motivational Speaker

Centre 4 M.O.R.E., LLC (Moving Obstacles and Reaching Empowerment)
  • You know how companies, communities, and people struggle to develop new strategies and techniques for their growth and enhancement?
  • I solve this.
  • I do this by helping others create and implement a blueprint for reaching their optimum potential and living a balanced life.
Jun 2010March 2016

Professor and Facilitator

University of Phoenix

My primary role and responsibility is facilitating courses in health sciences, wellness, and nutrition.  I design, develop, and implement health and wellness programs in person and online to enhance student life balance.   In addition to that, I create and implement health and wellness assessments.  My goal as a facilitator is to foster team building through leadership and growth activities, exercises, and projects.

Jul 2010Jul 2014

Associate Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Southern University of Shreveport

During my time as a professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology, my role included giving lectures and guiding lab assignments that provided a diverse group students of all ages with a knowledge base of the structure and function of the human body. My focus was creating innovative thinking in health and wellness .  I also instructed courses on campus and online in Human Anatomy and Physiology as a Certified Online Instructor.  Therefore I fostered team building through leadership, growth activities, exercises, and projects.  In addition to that, my goal was to design and implement health and wellness assessments.  I also lead college-level courses covering human body parts, cell structure, tissues and organs. This included the design lab activities to enhance the knowledge of the structures and functions of the human body.  My role also included maintaining student grade and attendance records, developing course syllabi, choosing instructional materials and evaluating each student's mastery of required skills. Participation in department activities, including committee meetings, recruiting drives and student counseling were required as well.   During my time, I was over supervision of teaching assistants.

Nov 2008May 2009

Olympic Health and Wellness Specialist

Colombia Coldeportes

Served on the Coldeportes Health and Wellness Panel as a health expert .  I was chosen in the field of chiropractic to study abroad working with Olympic athlete sports teams and officials. Efficiency in time management and patient handling with the ability to rapidly and carefully evaluate, assess, and treat an array of conditions from muscle imbalance to sprains and strains were required.  During my time, I performed chiropractic adjustments, educated patients in Spanish and English on the importance of spinal care and maintenance, performed different therapy techniques, and taping to enable a rapid recovery back to training

Education

20062009

Doctor of Chiropractic

Parker College of Chiropractic

Three year academic program consisting of nine trimesters which covers fundamental and clinical sciences as well as jurisprudence, office procedures, and business management. Exposure to a selection of successful techniques that strengthen versatility in the health and wellness field.  Trained in the following techniques: Diversified, Upper Cervical, Gonstead, Flexion Distraction, Thompson, Activator, and Extra Spinal Analysis & Technique

20002004

Bachelors of Science

Louisiana Tech University

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion.  Discipline teaching people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health.  The degree is designed to enable students to become skilled in the discipline of health promotion.  Course work also requires group course facilitation as a student teacher.  

Skills

  • Reinventing Schools Educational Empowerment Specialist
  • Consulting
  • Teaching
  • Community Outreach
  • Team Building
  • Leadership and Success Training
  • Wellness
  • Public Speaking
  • Training 
  • Student Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Team Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Growth Management
  • Growth Strategies
  • Personal Development
  • Community Empowerment
  • Growth Empowerment
  • Chiropractic
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Large Group Facilitation
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Healthcare
  • Professor
  • Health Education
  • Columnist
  • Motivational Speaker

My Life Interests

I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Toastmasters, the Shreveport Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, and Urban Progressive. I am also an advocate for Community Renewal International where I served as the  President of the Women of Community Renewal for the past 2 years.  I sit on the SIHLE board for girls health and wellness, as well as the board for The Philadelphia Center and The Ray of Hope Foundation.   I volunteer my time mentoring and working on community projects and enjoy reading, traveling, and the arts.

References

Dr. Joseph Orban

Former Dean of Science and Liberal Arts at Southern University of Shreveport; Professor of Biomedical Sciences

3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Shreveport, LA 711107

Work (318) 670-9414

Cell (318) 780-7527

jorban@susla.edu

Familiar with my work as a college professor at Southern

Lynn Bryan

Director of Community Engagement

838 Margaret Place

Shreveport, LA  71101

Work (318) 425-3222

lynnbryan@communityrenewal.us

Can discuss my presentation facilitation, character, and leadership ability

Tina Sheffield

Community coordinator

1202 Saint Charles Street

Bossier City, LA  71112

Cell (318) 426-6776

Home (318) 752-8328

tina.sheffield2@gmail.com

Familiar with my community involvement and organizational participation