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Journey to Success Video Transcript

 

SHERYL MADISON: I'M SHERYL MADISON AND I'M A SOCIAL WORK MAJOR
I WILL BE HEADING TO TEXAS A&M COMMERCE

TASHA BOWMAN: MY NAME IS TASHA BOWMAN
I'M A GRADUATE OF UTA AND I TOOK CLASSES
MY FINAL CLASSES, AT NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

JOHNETTA BOLDON: MY NAME IS JOHNETTA BOLDON AND I AM A JOURNEY TO SUCCESS COACH
I ALSO WORK FOR THE EASTFIELD COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

TASHA BOWMAN: I  WAS TAKING STATISTICS CLASS - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
I GOT MOST OF MY COURSES ALL DONE EXCEPT THAT ONE
AND THAT WAS MY PROBLEM AREA
SO I NEEDED TO GET SOME HELP
WITH ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
THAT WAS THE FINAL CLASS
THAT I HAD TO TAKE TO COMPLETE
MY DEGREE

SHERYL MADISON: I SAW THE EMAIL ABOUT JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
AND I FOUND OUT THAT SHE WAS A COACH
SO I WENT TO HER TO ASK HER ABOUT THE PROGRAM
TO SEE WHAT IT WAS ABOUT
PLUS I JUST GOT LAID OFF FROM WORK
KIND OF STRESSED SOME WITH FAMILY ISSUES
I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD BE ABLE TO BE FOCUSED ENOUGH TO MAKE IT
SO AFTER I SPOKE WITH MS. JANETTA SHE SAID, "YOU CAN JOIN THE PROGRAM"
SO SHE SENT MY NAME OVER TO THE PERSON THAT’S OVER IT
SO SHE COULD BE MY SUCCESS COACH.

JOHNETTA BOLDON: WELL EVEN PRIOR TO BECOMING A SUCCESS COACH
I MENTORED STUDENTS EVEN WHEN I WAS IN THE PIT
I'M A STUDENT MYSELF SO I UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURES THAT COME ALONG
WITH BEING IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT
NEW COLLEGE
NEW EXPERIENCES
GETTING OUT THERE AND BEING MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF
SO IN PROVIDING THOSE ENCOURAGING WORDS TO STUDENTS HERE ON CAMPUS
I WAS ABLE TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING THEY HAD GOING ON HERE

SHERYL MADISON: I DON’T KNOW ANY OTHER WAY TO PUT IT BUT TO MINISTER TO ME
AND TO ENCOURAGE ME
AND LET ME KNOW THAT I CAN MAKE IT IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON
PUSH HARD - DO THE BEST THAT I CAN AND I'LL BE SUCCESSFUL

TASHA BOWMAN: SO ANOTHER CLASSMATE I RAN INTO
SHE TOLD ME ABOUT JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
SHE ACTUALLY TOLD ME ABOUT JOURNEY TO SUCCESS A YEAR AGO
I DIDN'T STILL REALLY KNOW WHAT IT WAS
BUT ONE DAY I WAS SITTING AT MY DESK AT WORK
AND THEY TOLD ME, THEY SENT ME AN EMAIL
AND WHAT IT WAS SAYING IN THE ARTICLE WAS
IF YOU NEED SOME EXTRA HELP
WE'RE HERE TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS COMPLETE

SHERYL MADISON: IT HAS HELPED ME TO REMAIN FOCUSED
ON MY GOALS
AND MY SCHOOL WORK I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE HER TO CHECK IT
BUT JUST
I GUESS LESS STRESS
LEARNING TO COPE WITH IT
AND LEARNING TO COPE WITH THE DIFFICULTIES OF TEACHERS
IT’S JUST BEEN A BLESSING

TASHA BOWMAN: SO I WENT TO THE OFFICE WHERE THEY HAVE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
AND THEY HAD ME TO ACTUALLY
FILL OUT A FORM ONLINE
I HAD A PHONE CALL THEY WERE GOING TO MATCH ME UP WITH SOMEONE
TO TAKE ME THROUGH THE PROGRAM
AND KIND OF COACH ME

OFFCAMERA: A SUCCESS COACH?

TASHA BOWMAN: A SUCCESS COACH, YES
AND SO THEY MATCHED ME UP WITH SOMEONE AND THEY REALLY CHECKED IN ON ME
THEY REFERRED ME TO A TUTOR
A SPECIAL TUTOR THEY HAD THERE
AND SO I WORKED WITH HIM TWO, MAYBE THREE TIMES A WEEK
HE WAS VERY PATIENT WITH ME
I APPRECIATED THAT
WELL WE WORKED ON MY SCHOOL WORK
SHE WOULD ASK FOR COPIES OF WHAT IM DOING
TO TURN IN AND GO OVER IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS OK
ALSO WHEN I HAD MY PERSONAL ISSUES
I WOULD GO IN AND TALK WITH HER ABOUT THEM
TO HELP ME GET THROUGH MY DAY
IT TAUGHT ME TO CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO THAT SMALL VOICE
TO ASK QUESITONS
TO SEEK AND I FOUND
DON'T BE AFRAID AND INTEMMIDATED TO ASK FOR HELP
IN WHATEVER YOURE DOING
I WALKED AWAY FROM THE PROGRAM WANTING TO BE A JOURNEY TO SUCCESS COACH
BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE
I KNOW WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO FEEL HOPELESS
AND I FELT INTIMIDATED TO ASK