We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Toscha Dickerson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. Toscha, how do you think about risk?
I think we all are presented with risks in our lives. The difference is those that act upon and take the risk and those who decide not to. I choose to take risks because it pushes me to another level while stretching me to become better. I took a risk when I had my first child because I had no idea what being a mother was going to be like for me. I took a risk when I became a wife because I had no idea what being a wife was going to be like for me. In every area of our lives, we are presented with risks and if we choose to act, it can be one of the best things that happen to us. Once I realized what risks were in my life, I welcome the opportunity to try. I only fail if I don’t take the risks. My life has been centered around taking risks and I don’t regret any opportunities that I have chosen to take. The risks are challenges that allow me to tap into other skill sets that I have to help me accomplish my goals.

What should our readers know about your business?
My company Dickerson Management & Associates LLC is a global consulting firm and our mission is to educate and empower organizations to adopt strategies that will create sustainability within their supply chain. Every organization has a supply chain and we want to help you maintain an efficient and effective system that will allow you to continue sustainability. I believe what sets my business apart from others is that we genuinely care about helping others achieve their goals. I often find myself providing information free of charge because I want to see everyone win. I have worked in the procurement/contracts arena for years so it was easy to leverage my experience and knowledge in supply chain services. I begin consulting in procurement and supply chain and thought why not make this a business. It was difficult for me to leave corporate america, but I took the risk to leave and become an independent contractor to help the organizations I would normally be employed. It was definitely a challenge becoming a full time entrepreneur. What worked for me was making my presence known in the respective industry that allowed me to make contacts and build relationships, which lead to potential clientele. I have learned to trust my instincts and to embrace new opportunities even if it is something I am not sure will work out. Some of my best moments came from opportunities that did not pertain to my subject matter expertise. I am focused on inspiring others to reach their highest potential and being the best version of themselves. I am an avid reader and faith believer. My strong faith is what gives me the courage to try new things and not be afraid of failure. I take those learned lessons and apply them to both my personal/professional life.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Looking towards a long weekend and some of my favorite spots to visit in the city would be Restaurants such as Grace’s, The Turkey Leg Hut, Phil and Derek’s, Kulture, Taste Bar Kitchen and Grand Lux Cafe. We enjoy concerts at Smart Financial Center, Miller Outdoor Theater, and Arena Theater Plays showing at Hobby Center. There are so many things to do in the City, I can’t name them all.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out Meka Diamond of V’zable Evidence, Linda Freeman of Scrubs n luv, the women of CEO Leadership & Training Academy, my husband Kendrick, children Derreion and Kaleigh. My friends and family who always send encouraging words and show me love and support.

Website: https://dickersonmanagement.com/
Instagram: @drtoschadickerson
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-toscha-l-dickerson-cplc-b6203a68/
Facebook: Toscha Lee Dickerson
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwIYxs-tiSRfPfsnpetqwQ

Image Credits
Jeremy Kiser