EDUCATOR, AUTHOR, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dacia is President/CEO of Second Wind Counseling & Consulting. She is also the Executive Director of GateWay of Hope, a women's counseling center (www.gwhope.org).
Her personal mission is to help people improve their mental well-being through individual counseling. In counseling, you will learn the tools that will help you to cope better with disappointment, depression, betrayal, grief/loss, and other life transition situations. You will also work on improving your communication skills with others in your life and at work. The goal of counseling is to learn how to overcome difficulties and live with HOPE!
Her framework, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, (REBT) teaches clients how to reduce their own disturbance by managing their self-talk. Her training hales from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York where she had the privilege of studying with the renowned Dr. Albert Ellis (deceased).
Dacia enjoys empowering Christian women to be more courageous. Using her
Becoming a Fearless Woman curriculum, you will uncover the beliefs that are holding you captive to fear, anxiety and distress. Next you will learn how to live with more courage and to make choices that will move you in a powerful direction. Using the Bible, and the research from authors such as Brene' Brown, Leslie Vernick and Iyanla Vanzant you will chart your own course to a better future.
Dacia has developed and customized many workshops and training programs. Recent topics include:
Successful Strategies to Manage COVID-19
Racial Injustice Fatigue - Getting Your Second Wind
Family Stress and the Pandemic
Finding Your Purpose in spite of COVID-19
Developing a Resilient Mindset when working with Difficult People
Keys to Becoming a FEARLESS Woman!
She has also authored a number of articles and books, including the popular Why Are So Many Students So Angry? a foundational guide for educators and parents on how to reduce angry, aggressive behavior.
Dacia serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund. The Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund makes grants to 501 (c) 3 mental healthcare organizations. As a member of the Board of Trustees, her role is to assure that tax payer monies are disbursed and used with the highest of ethical standards.
She also serves on the Board of Directors of her church, Sheffield Family Life Center. As the first African American female board member, Dacia represents approximately 50% of the cultural and gender population of this 5000 member mega-church. She is a member of the Budget Committee and takes seriously her duties to ensure that the ministry of the church is on a solid financial footing so that lives can be changed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.