I am D'Sheene, the Founder and President of Eyes of Power, a cognitive behavioral consultant firm based in New York City.
(Note: I changed my name from Desheen to D'Sheene in January 2021.)
After years of working in the social services arena offering my skills, and being micro-managed, risking my safety making home visits in dangerous neighborhoods, offering my skills to supervisors that didn't appreciate me, and yet they were happy to pick my brain and leverage my knowledge to benefit the organization, while failing to recognize my contributions or assets that enhanced their processes, I decided it was time to make a drastic change.
The time had come for me to make a decision to either continue working the insanity of the 9 to 5 or say "Sayonara" and scale my talents into a full-time business.
Since hitting the ground running I've helped an attorney, entrepreneurs, coaches, and those wanting to start their own business and/or have a side hustle create the business vision leading them to become emerging leaders that gets paid.
The more people that I help allows me to sleep better at nights, why? because my work ethics are authentic so that is the kinds of services YOU will bring into the business world. We need good business practices in the world. You see I appreciate and value your time as much as I appreciate and value my own, and I want you to thrive and if you already own a business, then I want to make sure you own it 100% and NOT let the business own you. Think about it, makes no sense to have a business that isn't generating revenue or you have a business, but your still working a 9 to 5. You see I want to help you to take your skills and package them in a way that let's you close the chapter of 9 to 5.
I may have mentioned this on my homepage, but it is key to any business being truly successful. You see if you bite the hands that have fed you, then how will you eat again? Yeah sure you may get small bites, but normally a person wants their belly to be full. Same principle in business - would you rather make a quick dollar today and worry about how you will make more dollars, or would you rather make plenty of dollars continuously? Also you know the phrase " the black list and walls have ears". Take my word that it is REAL.
This takes me back to my story that I briefly shared on the home page about people taking credit for your skills AKA the "Imposter Syndrome". This is WHY I want to teach you the best practices to utilize when sharing your business ideas and how NOT to teach the business predator too much. I remember when I would worry about the kinds of content I shared on my website and in person and then I learned that it really does not matter what others copy from my website or present as their own ideas because I now know how to limit what I share, so what they take will only take them but so far. That's the beauty of being authentic - your shines are natural, you do not need to pretend or kill yourself to be in certain social circles. I give you the tools you need for your own social circle, just being who you are. Just had to chuckle. Let me share my YouTube link so you can listen to my experiences when I helped a business predator that's been in business for 30+ years and then you will be able to understand WHY you need me to help you protect your ideas, see I will teach you those trade secrets.
Let me take you back to the end of my 9 to 5 days. Both my personal and professional life has been awesome.
For example, I've been recognized as a third time international bestselling co-author that have led to so many request, like being featured on the cover of the Published magazine, winning the eLit book award for Literary Excellence and several other book awards.
I have also been invited to make guest appearances even on national television among other goodies. These spotlights laid the foundation to building my brand and maintain the thriving business of Eyes of Power.
Below are some of things I did while building my brand - sticking to what I am good at and I want to show you how to craft your best skills and then you let your bank account tell the rest of the story.
- Master of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University with a major in community organizing
- Master of Public Administration degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a major in criminal justice policy and administration
- Undergraduate degree from Mercy College with a major in psychology
- Certified Behavioral Consultant (DISC Theory & Advanced Behavioral Analysis)
- Certified Behavioral Life Coach (DISC Personality Assessment & Applied Behavioral Analysis)
- VIP member of the National Association of Professional Women
- A member of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce
- New York State Certified Mediation Trainer with the IMCR Dispute Resolution Center
- Member with the International Premier Speaker and Trainers Bureau
- Active board officer in the Bronx for district 12 under the New York City Department of Youth and Community Neighborhood Advisory Board