On Saturday, June 21st, from 11:00 to 1:00, Alternatives, in conjunction with the Foundations of East Chicago, will be hosting a workshop on Teen Entrepreneur-ship at the Mission of Jesus Christ Church.
The workshop will feature Mrs. Nicole L Knox, MBA ~ Owner of NCI Consulting. Nicole is a recognized leader known for crafting the requisite plans to reach business goals. She offers a blend of the following skill sets: strong business acumen, exceptional team building skills combined with an overall solutions oriented mind set. The development of these skills can be accredited to a solid formal education, strong background in operations management and a defining experience in the direct selling industry.
In conjunction with her consulting company, Nicole serves as an Adjunct Professor at a local univerisity. She has had the opportunity to work with formal students, individual coaching clients, workshop attendees and organizational leaders alike. In all these exposures she noticed the common theme of a knowledge gap for practical application of theoretical business concepts.
Whenever she steps onto a platform (classroom or otherwise), she looks for opportunities to bridge those gaps for those in attendance! Using a number of mediums and resources, she works diligently to pull out the VERY best in everyone she sees and meets.
You can learn more about Nicole L Knox by visiting her website: www.nicolescourage.com
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Nicole L Knox
Nicole Knox, MBA
A recognized leader known for crafting the requisite plans to reach business goals, Nicole Knox offers a blend of the following skill sets: strong business acumen, exceptional team building skills combined with an overall solutions oriented mind set. The development of these skills can be accredited to a solid formal education, strong background in operations management and a defining experience in the direct selling industry.
A high energy, fiscally conscious, and goal-driven professional, Nicole approaches each new business challenge with innovation, creative problem-solving, and measured risk-taking to drive consistent bottom-line and operational results.
Nicole is a proven project manager with organizational management savvy honed after years working as a Senior Operations Analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as a Financial Analyst at Energy BBDO prior to that. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nicole helped to manage the Financial Services client portfolio of the Chicago Market’s Audit Practice. The FS Portfolio was comprised of 220+ clients, 140+ staff to service these clients and averaged $75M in annual revenue. Over time, she was invited to be on a project team responsible for creating the firm wide budget that was, on average, upwards of $10B annually and bifurcated across multiple sales organizations and business operating segments.
Additionally, she is formerly a top producer of one of the fastest growing international Direct Selling companies. Nicole had a sales team and/or customers in 18+ states (sometimes international markets) and consistently ranked in the top 3% of sales producers of the company.
Nicole received a B.A. in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration in 2003 from DeVry University. She also received her M.B.A. in 2007 from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Today, Nicole is successfully navigating the world of entrepreneurship. She recently founded and operates NCI Consulting which allows her to consult/coach newer entrepreneurs in the areas of business management, marketing, and operations strategy, planning & implementation. Nicole co-hosts a successful radio show inspired by a published book she co-authored, “The Entrepreneur Within You.”
In the words of Nicole: “I am always looking for opportunities to grow. That growth will come in many forms and/or opportunities, as it always has! Hopefully, our introduction can be one of them!!”