ORONOKO CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance announced today that entrepreneur Rita Seay has opened Success Consulting & Coaching in Oronoko Charter Township.  Seay will have an office at the Apple Valley Berrien Business Suites in Berrien Springs.

Seay, a lifelong educator and administrator, became certified as an ACE Master Trainer under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Anda, co-principal researcher of the seminal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Success Consulting & Coaching was formed to support school organizations in becoming trauma sensitive. Seay works with individuals to help them recognize their social-emotional imbalance and achieve a state of balance so they can establish, pursue and achieve their personal goals.

“Success Consulting & Coaching is the culmination of a lifetime of work helping students and schools,” said Seay.  “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue coaching and mentoring individuals in pursuit of their goals.  I have benefited greatly from the encouragement and mentoring by Margaret Adams of the Women’s Business Center. The Women’s Business Center provides a variety of services to support the successful launch of a new business and I could not have done this without them.”

Seay's coaching and consulting techniques are enhanced by her training as an intervention specialist and as a SafeTALK Suicide Alertness helper.  She has also completed training in Youth Mental Health First Aid USA through the National Council for Behavioral Health.  In March 2018, after becoming certified as a Michigan ACE Master Trainer, Seay began presenting Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences seminars in educational settings in Southwest Michigan. These presentations are conducted at no cost to organizations that desire to understand the impact adverse experiences have on children.

“Rita began working with the WBC in April of 2013,” said Margaret Adams, Manager of the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance.  “Her business models have evolved over the years, and today she is opening a consulting and coaching business.  I am excited to see Rita’s dream of owning and operating a business become a reality.”

Seay's ultimate desire is to assist educational organizations become trauma sensitive, as well as guide individuals to recognize their worth and to assist them in achieving their full potential.  Seay will be available by appointment and can be reached at (269) 362-2965.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled to officially launch Success Consulting and Counseling:

Where:          9067 U.S. 31, Suite 216, Berrien Springs, MI

Apple Valley’s Berrien Business Suites

When:         Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ribbon Cutting starts at 4:00 pm

Grand Opening immediately following

Details:          Join entrepreneur Rita Seay as she officially launches “Coach Success, LLC”

Officials from Oronoko Charter Township and the team from the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance will be part of the event.

About Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services

Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services provides technical, business and financial assistance to small businesses with emphasis on income disadvantaged and women owned businesses. The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and Microloan Program are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.