The Importance of Health and Wellness Education With Owner of Center for Health Educators and Safety Specialists LLC, Victoria Buggs
An analysis of EMSI data found that there will be a critical shortage of 3.2 million healthcare workers by 2026 illustrating the magnitude of the problem facing the healthcare field, namely hospitals and health systems. We need inspirational people like Victoria Buggs more than ever who have dedicated her life to helping others through the medical profession.
Victoria stepped out on faith and launched the Center for Health Educators and Safety Specialists, LLC. Center for Health Educators and Safety Specialists, provides CPR services and safety training to healthcare professionals and laypersons. She services the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Area. Because she is no stranger to providing training, evaluating training programs, writing training plans and curriculum her center offers numerous training courses. She takes pride in educating the masses, especially concerning healthcare and safety issues.
Her many accomplishments include a Woman Owned Small Business certification and a Department of Veteran Affairs verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification. In 2017, Victoria was awarded the Maryland Hero Award at the Maryland Military & Veteran Woman Business Conference. In 2020 she Self-published 2nd book titled She Snapped: The Journey, The Purpose, The Win. Last year she was the Project Opportunity 3rd place pitch competition winner.
What do you define as success?
Victoria: Success to me is accomplishing my goals that I set for myself. There is nothing like getting things done and seeing the outcome play out just like you imagined it would.
What was the inspiration behind your brand?
Victoria: Using my military experience and academic education to support, train and inform the community on health and wellness.
Do you believe in work-life balance? If so how do you maintain it?
Victoria: My answer may be complicated. To balance something you must give equal weight or energy in my life it will never be balanced because I have sacrificed my work to be there for life issues and sacrifice my personal life for work issues. Maintaining is whatever works.
What’s your best piece of advice for aspiring and new entrepreneurs?
Victoria: Seek a business coach or mentor, don’t be afraid to fail, Work smart, not hard, and always give yourself some grace.
Who is your business role model? Why?
Victoria: Throughout my entrepreneurial journey, I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by great people. I have a business coach Michelle Green-Rhodes. She’s taught me a lot.
What do you have planned for the next six months?
Victoria: The next 6 months will be super busy. I’ll be partnering with 3-5 businesses/ nonprofits to train and certify their staff on CPR, Active Shooter, Medication Administration, Mental Health First Aid, and acquire more training contracts.
What would attract listeners to your story?
Victoria: Personally to hear where I started and how I got to where I am is inspiring. I’m also a resource of information to my community in health education and wellness.
What is your proudest business accomplishment?
Victoria: To date, I am starting my business and inspiring others to start their own Emergency Safety training business.
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