CHARLENE Y. DUNN, ED.D.
Digital Business & Branding Educator 

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WHAT DO YOU DO
AS AN EMPLOYEE
WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR MINDSET?

You brand your brilliance and create your own lane.

I APPLIED WHO I AM AND WHAT I CAN DO
TO
CREATE MY OWN LANE & I LOVE IT HERE!

Mastered My Skills, Built My Expertise & Leveraged My Experiences

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 After being a full-time undergrad student balancing 4 part-time jobs, I learned time management, discipline and responsibility. These skills prepared me to transition to start my professional career in corporate America as a claims analyst at the tech giant IBM. 

I later pivoted to become

a business, marketing & information technology teacher.

During my teaching tenure I assumed many leadership roles and earned several professional certifications & degrees including

a Doctorate of Education. 

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Branded My Brilliance

Throughout my career, I infused my professional experiences with my excitement for entrepreneurship

to begin branding my brilliance and monetizing my expertise. 

I created multiple entrepreneurial ventures that paved paths to learn life lessons, explore business interests and launch my own eLearning business & personal development platform,

Upload Your Brilliance.

This allows me to share my wealth of knowledge, make positive impacts in the lives of the people and create an income to

support the life style I desire.  

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Created My Own Lane

I combined my business acumen from being a digital products creator, popup shop organizer & learning studio owner with teaching experiences from being a middle school teacher

& college professor

to create a platform I wished I had in my early stages of entrepreneurship. 

 

I leveraged who I am & what I can do to

create my own lane and I love it here!

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How It Started

  • Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Education.

  • Obtained certification as a K-12 Business & Marketing Teacher

  • Earned National Board Certification in the area of Career & Tech Education.

  • Marketed myself for freelance jobs related to my skills & experiences. 

  • Self taught and built a website to market my expertise. 

  • Created my first digital product line early in my teaching career with the first purchase order being over $1000.

  • Opened a brick and mortar learning studio to host live career development classes and entrepreneur education workshops.

  • Explored various interests in pursuit of business investment.

  • Made many mistakes & learned many lessons as a new solopreneur.

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How It's Going

  • Did market research on business interest.

  • Closed the doors of brick and mortar learning studio to follow market shift towards eLearning.

  • Invested in digital business commerce education and a business coach. 

  • Tapped into personal & professional experiences and discovered my niche'. 

  • Learned digital business strategies and launched online learn platforms.

  • Focused technology knowledge, teaching skills and entrepreneurial & business experiences to launch Upload Your Brilliance.

  • Love teaching new & aspiring entrepreneurs about tools, techniques & technology to build their online brand & business while still their 9 to 5.