Dr. Shirley P. Auguste is an educator and published author of “Bad Girl Gone Good ~ Learning to Trust” and “Bad Girl Gone Good: The Workbook 12 Ways to Renew Your Identity.” She is using her experiences and education to help change organizations and people’s lives through education, empowerment, and faith. She believes people can accomplish their goals and dreams by first praying, planning, setting goals, being persistent, having an accountability partner, and a positive attitude. Shirley agrees with Les Brown’s statement, “The richest place on earth is the graveyard” and wants to do something about it. As a result, she wants to minimize the number of people going to the grave with their dreams.
She believes if she educates and empowers others, they will more likely strive to accomplish their dream and become a little happier and have some inner peace. She believes when people love themselves, are happy, feel accomplished, and heard, they are less likely to be negative and want to hate on others. Dr. Shirley wants to do her part to help the world become a better place because people will love/respect themselves while walking in integrity and living their dream. Dr. Shirley started off by receiving an Associate’s degree in General Studies from Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Va. Then, she went on to acquire a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Science, she went on to acquire her teaching certificate in PreK to 3rd grade and Psychology through the State of Virginia. After marrying and divorcing, she went on to pursue her graduate degrees, as a single mother of two, from Regent University. She received a Master of Arts in Management in Human Resources; Organizational Change and Development, a Master of Arts in Practical Theology, and a Master of Education Leadership. In March 2018, she achieved her longtime dream of acquiring her Doctorate of Education from Capella University in Curriculum and Instruction. She has worked in the field of leadership, training, education, curriculum development, and management for over twenty-five years. She is committed to causing a positive change using her experiences and knowledge/foundation in Management focusing on Human Resources; Organizational Change and Development, in Practical Theology, and Education in Leadership. Shirley sits on the board of “Solid Rock Women’s Ministry.”