Keisha C. Carter, CEO, a native of Harlem, New York City is a business owner, community planner, coach, manager and training and development specialist. As an Organizational Analyst with over 10 years of experience helping people, organizations and communities achieve their highest purpose. “It has been my passion for more than a decade to support organizations and communities embrace change, navigate conflict, and to discover ways to collaborate and develop strategies with proven solutions to inspire action.” As CEO of Anew Lifestyle & Wellness Solutions, Inc. (www.anew-lifestyle.net) a retail company, based in Riverview, Florida, and Philadelphia, PA, Keisha has a strong desire to do just that. She educates and provides the tools necessary to help others to embrace the true “Art of Living”. Keisha brings a wealth of experience in herbs, vitamins, & Health and nutrition coaching, proper food combining, and food safety. Her practice includes nutritional assessments and wellness workshops to individuals and corporate employees. As a Health Nutritional Coach, Carter encourages her clients to make better life choices. She understands her client’s needs because she once was an over-stressed employee working for a major for-profit food services company. “Literally, I stayed pinned to my desk,” eating a box of chocolate cookies everyday for lunch,” she said. “I managed a lot of people, but I wasn’t managing my life and my health was being affected. Finally, enough was enough. I went to work for a naturopathic organization and that just changed my life. My quest to learn about natural health along with my passion to help other people just took over, which is how the natural store/boutique and nutritional practice came about. Keisha has been married to the love of her life Charles Carter for 20 years; together they share four children, two daughters Kwana and Jilene, two sons Ameer and Zaakir where they reside in both Philadelphia, PA & Tampa, Florida.
Jan 2007 - Present
Consultant & Business Coach
Anew Lifestyle & Wellness Solutions
•Direct the day-to-day operations of two entities: Nutrition and Coaching Practice and Vitamin & Nutrition Boutique •Business & Individual Coaching: Create contracts, brainstorm, strategize and evaluate results; clarifying directions, responsibilities and challenges to be met along the way. Using benchmarks as a stepping stone to determine: 1.Where a client is now 2.What direction do they want to go 3.What do they want to accomplish and how motivated a client is to bring about change •Ability to engage at all levels, encourage and motivate others •Analytical - Identified potential problems, prioritize and respond •Organized health forums, seminars, workshops, classes lectures and community outreach programs at schools, churches, libraries, YMCA’s and other various venues •Organized Nutritional Outreach programs, designed to educate elderly and lower income residents of Philadelphia and Tampa bay communities •Training and Development - Facilitated nutritional and wellness workshops to individuals and corporate employees. •Developed operational business strategies including: marketing, budgeting, and forecasting.
2005 - 2007
Breakthrough Marketing Technology Group
Worked on special assignments for Marketing Research Firms, which included marketing analysis for many companies. Facilitated interviews, focus groups, surveys and assessments to identify target groups of customers that met predetermined criteria.
2003 - 2007
Director, of Organizational Developments
Delaware Valley Naturopathic Medical Association
•Developed programs and services that supported the mission, strategic goals and operational objectives of the organization •Assessed and designed employee training and development opportunities •Strong experience and knowledge in organizational goal cascading, management, succession planning, annual performance reviews, reward/recognition systems, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. •Successful Change manager - Assessed and drove strategies for cultural change across the entire organization •Training and Development – Designed and facilitated educational training to senior and support staff •Oversaw the development department, ensuring staff and systems operate smoothly and within budget. •Administered annual membership of the organization, including membership drives and solicitations. •Oversaw detailed accountability reports about the organization's finances and fund-raising operations. •Spearhead efforts to identify and obtain individual, corporate, and foundation contributions. •Produce proposals, sponsorship invitations, and requests-for-grants for procuring funds for organizational efforts and causes to both private and government agencies; Developed & Managed all Community Outreach programs
2001 - 2003
Aug 1996 - Jun 2001
Worked as a Manager in the Purchasing & Distribution Department
1991 - 1996
Professional Tax & Financial Consultants
Reviewed and prepared contract compliance reports for three partners. Additional responsibilities included compliance reviews with local, state, and federal Minority Business Agencies; Assisted clients with MBE, WMBE, and other forms certifying them as Minority or Women Owned business.