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MY BIOGRAPHY – SUE MILEY
I am Sue Miley and I started Crossroads Professional Coaching after a varied academic and professional career. I earned my undergraduate degree in Finance at Louisiana State University in 1986. In 1993 I completed my Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. This was followed in 2004 with a Masters in Education – Community Counseling.
I started my business career in finance. After a brief stint in banking I was hired as a financial analyst at a regional consumer packaged goods company – coffee. I spent a total of twelve years at this 70%+ regional market share coffee company and served as financial analyst, Finance Manager, Marketing Research Manager, Marketing Manager, Corporate Controller, Vice President and Director of the Coffee House Division, and even interim CFO for a year.
My strong experience in finance, combined with my passion for marketing, provided for opportunities in various areas of the company, culminating as the head of a new operating division of gourmet coffee houses. This was a start-up division with a very different culture than the traditional grocery store and office coffee divisions.
In leading the coffee house division I found my entrepreneurial home. It was just like starting your own business, with good capital backing. Everything from product design, store design, construction, building a team from scratch, developing policy and procedures, managing sales and profits; it was an entrepreneurial MBA!
I later went on to running a new restaurant concept before leaving the corporate world to go back to graduate school and earn my Masters in Community Counseling. You see I found God somewhere towards the end of my tenure at the coffee company. I felt God calling me to a different path. I didn’t take the absolute straightest path, but soon left the corporate world, earned my license as a professional counselor, and went on to start a Christian business coaching and counseling practice.
God opened many doors and provided me with opportunities to work under other Christian counselors, pastors and even be on staff at my church for a couple of years. This helped complete my education and experience in biblical knowledge and Christian values.
Ten years later, as an Elder and Ministry leader in my church, I have combined what I know about business to what I have learned about walking with God. I believe in building business on a foundation of Christian values. I have done it in my business and helped many other Christians in business.
I have been married for 28 years and have 3 children. We live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
I enjoy my family, my two miniature dachshunds, reading, acrylic painting, cooking and the stock market.
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