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Whitney Lenox

Whitney Lenox


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Whitney's work combines: Business, Education, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Management Training Specialist

I teach developmental classes to managers at the Grand Canyon.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

    Middle Tennessee State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Training & Development Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Spent four years working at Starbucks while getting my bachelors degree.

  • 2.

    Accepted a management position with Starbucks after graduating from college.

  • 3.

    Worked as a store manager and classroom facilitator for four years.

  • 4.

    Felt I needed a change, so I sold everything and moved to South Korea!

  • 5.

    I taught English there for two years.

  • 6.

    I traveled all over Asia, and then road-tripped across America!

  • 7.

    I visited the Grand Canyon and learned I could get a great job there.

  • 8.

    I'm now combining my love of business and teaching to help managers be successful!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You should keep working your way up with the great company you work for because you're "writing a story," and you don't want to have to start that story over, do you?

  • How I responded:

    It took selling everything I owned, quitting my job, and flying 6,000 miles to S. Korea to block out the noise long enough to hear myself. It gave me time to think and daydream without the influence of people who thought they knew what was best for me.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I had to take out student loans for all of my college classes. I still believe it was worth it even though I'll be paying that debt off for years to come. I also worked full-time while attending college full-time. It can be done!