A change maker and an influential business leader
Dr. P Kucer, an excellent Global Management Consultant and Business Coach built an inspiring career spanning 18 years.
She completed her schooling and her first degree in Barbados, her home country. Making it to university was a big deal for her. “I am thankful to my parents for believing in me and encouraging me to pursue my dream of helping children like me who learn differently. That pursuit led to me enrolling in graduate schools in the U.S. and earning three more degrees,” she proudly mentions.
While discussing her challenges, she expresses that the biggest hurdle she faced in business was determining what she wanted to do. Through research and training from her doctoral studies, she came closer to her answer. “The next challenge was learning how to package and sell my competitive advantage,” she adds. To overcome these challenges, she leaned on her confidence and the mission of her company. Her immediate family and close friends helped her to explore blind spots that she may have in any of her ideas.
Finding a balance between both worlds – personal and professional has always been a difficult path for her. “Sometimes I chose my career over relationships. There have been friendships that could have been stronger if I had chosen to nurture those over pursuing my career opportunities. It has also taken me away from the family but thanks to technology, they have been with me on my journey,” she expresses in dejection.
In her view, support for women varies by organization and location. Dr. P holds in high regard for employers who offered medical insurance along with access to gynecological and other women’s wellness services. She mentions that every organization that she worked for had bathroom facilities with waste bins for sanitary products.
Dr. P’s family and friends describe her as a strong, confident, and independent woman. Throughout her professional experiences, she believed that it is most beneficial for women to develop strategies that showcase their confidence and expertise. In her opinion, through education and coaching, women can improve their self-esteem, confidence, knowledge, and other skills which will enable them to be better positioned to achieve a more prominent role in their organization.
Dr. P’s biggest obstacle is comparing herself with others which dwindles her confidence. She continues, “However, I have to remind myself that I am doing a comparison based on faulty information. I will only see from others what they want me to see. I am unique and there’s only one me in the world and I do not need to duplicate someone else!”
Her parents are her biggest inspiration who taught her self-love and encouraged her to keep chasing her dream despite multiple barriers. To this day, they also guide her on how to strategically navigate unfamiliar waters and prevail.
In her leisure time, say on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m., you can find her chatting with her family or close friends because she loves to nurture her close relationships in life. Being involved in her young nephews’ lives keeps her grounded.
“My me time involves me listening and dancing to Soca, an energetic music which helps me to overcome negative feelings and pumps me up to take on any challenge,” she says while talking about her personal life. She also enjoys traveling and trying new cuisines.
While narrating about her strength Dr. P says that she owes her success to her persistence, determination, tenacity, confidence, strategic thinking, ability to connect with others, and appreciating the diversity in others. She finds her weaknesses in comparing herself with others and forgetting to take breaks when working on complex projects, and not always asking for help in her personal life.
She is driven by her desire to improve global economies, and on that thought, she says, “The more micro business owners I help to create sustainable businesses, the more global economies will grow.” Dr. P’s passion also lies in ensuring that girls and women get access to the education and training that they need to pursue their dreams, including entrepreneurship and leadership roles. To reinforce her passion, her company supports the education of children in Dago in Kenya.
Drawing attention towards her achievements, Dr. P is the first one in her immediate family to obtain three graduate degrees, including a doctorate. Obtaining her doctorate in I/O Psychology was her achieving a 20-year goal. Also, her young company gained certification as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise in the U.S. She was asked to serve on the Board for an Austin-based non-profit organization, Jamsz Konnections, as their Business Development Coordinator.
In her concluding thoughts Dr. P says that in life, we live, we learn and we move on. With every obstacle or setback we face, find one thing you learned in that experience and let that make you stronger to take on the next challenge!
“Sometimes it takes asking one question to unlock the door to your success. We get solutions in the answer we receive. So, remember that Solutions+Actions=Results! (SoAR!)™️”, Dr. P concludes.