I’m passionate about the work that I do for a living. I’m an entrepreneur and a professor. I was born and nurtured to be an entrepreneur and educator. I’ve enjoyed the chaotic entrepreneurial life (and always wanted to be an educator) since I was a child– and I intend to continue doing so for the rest of my life. Read below to learn more about my three companies and the classes that I teach:
Foreman & Associates, LLC
A business management and support services firm that offers our clients assistance with:
- Management Consulting
- Business Support Services
- Organizational and Management Support
- Industry-Specific Services
- Coaching and Training Services
- iConsulting Services
- Mobile Notary Services
To the outside world I serve as the CEO, to my team members I’m just
Natasha, the Managing Consultant that makes sure that everything is running as it should. I’m here to serve our clients and my team. Both groups keep my business running, so I invest my time, talent, and resources into helping them.
For more information or to schedule a consultation visit: FOREMANLLC.COM
Storiboard Nation LLC
My business partner Markeith and I came together to launch Storiboard, an online mentoring network for teens and young adults supported by teachers, parents, and mentors from around the world. In addition to providing an online environment for mentoring and support for youth, Storiboard provides a healthy environment for parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, and mentors to interact with their peers and with each other. It is a place for parents to ask for advice, for teachers to gain tips, and mentors to share their breakthrough mentee stories. All three groups learn and share how to do their part to support, nurture, encourage, and uplift our youth.
Storiboard is a private network. Forums and certain groups are age or category-restricted (only certain age groups or specific categories can have access to specific areas).
Storiboard is a place and space to share our stories, learn and grow from these stories, and see how our stories can positively impact others. For more information visit: STORIBOARDNATION.COM
Paradigm Life Fitness, LLC
In 1993 I started as a personal fitness trainer and even when I switched careers over the years, I have always maintained a deep connection and passion for helping others reach their health and fitness goals (even when I slacked on mine). After much urging from friends, family, and colleagues, I decided to launch Paradigm Life Fitness and this time, unlike in the past, I would focus my attention on:
- Youth, Families, Moms and Moms-to-be,“Seasoned citizens”, and Individuals with “food issues”To learn more or to request a consultation visit: PARADIGMLIFEFITNESS.COM
My Life in Higher Education
I love teaching. I love seeing that ‘light bulb’ turn on when my students finally understand a concept or solve an issue. I love hearing them excitedly share stories of how they applied what they learned in my class in their personal or professional lives. When they see the relevance and applicability of the lessons being taught, they are more engaged in the class.
I teach an Introduction to Management class at Kaplan. I love this subject because it connects with the work that I do at Foreman & Associates, LLC. My students learn from day one that they ARE managers, even if they don’t have the fancy title. They have to manage their lives and households, long before they are recognized and promoted into a position at a job. Having that self-appreciation and then realizing that even the CEO of the company where they work is also a manager, helps them to understand how management plays a vital role in every aspect of life.
It is a high intensity, fast-paced course, but they leave after 10 weeks with more knowledge and definitely more applied wisdom than ever. They see organizations of all kinds differently. They see governments differently. They can now identify poor versus efficacious management, and they can see how they can best serve an organization. That brings me joy!
Atlanta Technical College:
When I first moved to Atlanta in 2007 I noticed Atlanta Tech and the emerging, untapped community where it’s located, and I told myself that one day I would teach there, mentoring and educating positive change agents who would build up that same community. I claimed my reality!
I teach Principles of Management and Human Resources Management classes at Atlanta Tech. Both classes are awesome because my students are constantly letting me know how they have applied what they learned in class. As the weeks progress, they can assess the companies and managers where they currently work, or where they used to work. They also begin to see the type of manager and leader that THEY are, they learn more about their personalities, and how they can enhance their strengths and turn their weaknesses into positive placeholders (not fixating on them trying to fix them, but also not allowing them to be the glaring ‘red flag’).
I work to help them see the importance of embracing the unknowns of change, making significant contributions to and through their organizations, and being highly engaged workers. Most of my students desire to have a managerial position or own their company. They find out early on that I don’t do “easy A” classes, and that management issues don’t have quick fix solutions like you see on television. It doesn’t take long before they are hooked. I love seeing them each week. I love seeing students rushing in excited to learn something new and excited to test things out at work.
I previously co-taught a class with Dr. Sam Cherribi, on Economic Development in Africa (EDIA). I love watching the growth of the students. It is important to me that we break down stereotypes, propaganda and misinformation, and get students to see through multiple lenses, not just their own. It’s also important that they see and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to development, especially in Africa.
When they enter the class on day one, they are absolutely clueless about economic development, and many are clueless about Africa. When they leave, they are more knowledgeable about development and Africa than the vast majority of the nation–they are also charged and empowered to be change agents RIGHT NOW!
For me, this is priceless. I love what I do.
I love my life!
Copyright 2012-2017. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.