Glendora Dvine has been a nationally accredited licensed counselor since 2007 in South Georgia and has always had a passion and drive to help others. She is the founder of Dvine Systems GA, which is a mental and behavioral health practice that has been in operation since 2010, and in 2014 she became board-certified to provide TeleMental Health services. Dvine Systems GA offers an array of face to face and telemental health therapeutic and professional services to the community. Through Dvine Systems GA, Glendora has become recognized for her passion in three primary areas; 1) Family safeguarding through healthy mental living, 2) Parenting Strategies/Intervention, and 3) Developing one’s vision for life.
LM: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
GD: Glendora received a life-threatening challenge in 2013 after a breast cancer diagnosis; after several procedures and months of recovery, Glendora persevered to become a breast cancer overcomer and from there, a motivational speaker and author. She published her 1st book in 2016, entitled “Leaving Legacies – Breaking the disconnect between parents and millennials.” (amazon.com/author/glendoradvine – eBook), a guide on safeguarding families, which include worksheets. Her focus of writing reflects her passion for educating parents and caregivers on new ways to parent their children by embracing new habits and being mentally aware of old patterns. Glendora also has created “Just In Time” online educational courses, which are parenting courses that center on positive communication, quality family time, and family unification.
LM: Tell us about your business.
GD: Glendora acquired her bachelor’s in psychology and masters in professional counseling. After completing her studies, the Detroit native relocated to the Metro Atlanta area to plant her roots and began to uplift and inspire her community of families. She speaks on various platforms (schools, private and government companies, etc.), motivating, encouraging, and inspiring others to keep moving in their purpose of life. Glendora’s favorite two types of clients are someone who is trying to get through something or someone who is trying to reach a goal.
LM: What prompted you to start your business?
GD: I have always had a passion for helping others.
LM: Have you always aspired to be an entrepreneur? Why or why not?
GD: I originally took on the role of as a worker and after getting my license to counsel I quickly understood that my position is a leader a boss, not just a worker.
LM: What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
GD: I set my own hours and dictate my time.
LM: Who’s your inspiration? Why?
GD: Black females that are fighting to win in the business world. It is so easy to quit and give up but to be a Black woman in business reminds me of Harriett Tubman.
LM: List some of your greatest achievements
GD: Putting myself through undergraduate and graduate school, starting and maintaining a thriving private practice, having a daughter, maintaining a long-lasting marriage (20 years).
LM: Name a time when things didn’t go right. What happened and how did you get past it?GD: A time when things didn’t go right was when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I focused on what I desired in life and only that. My thoughts of positivity kept me in a peaceful place that helped me heal.
LM: Where do you see your business in 3 years?
GD: In three years I see my business being recognized in the industry as a model business for mental health clinicians in Telemental Health.
LM: What advice would you give a new entrepreneur?
GD: Don’t quit expect negativity and surround yourself with like-minded people.