March 2004 Member of the Month
Carol's Involvement in NAWBO
I have enjoyed the circle of professional women friends that I have been blessed with thru NAWBO. These are mature, hard-working women, "been-there-done-that" women, who offer a depth and breadth of professionalism that is deeply supportive. As a sole proprietor, NAWBO is also an important marketing network for me, each person a possible stepping-stone to another marketplace. For a blazing example of this, just last week I got a phone call from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque asking me to write a proposal for a course in public speaking. This is a WOW! of course. How does big ol' Los Alamos learn about little ol' me? It just so happened that Margo Souza had an appointment with me that same day. And Margo just happened to mention that her daughter worked at Sandia. AHA! That's how they knew about me. You can be sure that Margo was not charged for her consultation!
Born in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Fleming received her doctorate from Northwestern University. She had been a college professor in speech pathology for several years before she developed her own clinical private practice for people with very real physical, developmental and psychological problems.
Her commitment to anthropology and biology is central to her approach to communicationone that appreciates the powerful contribution of the more subtle communication tools: facial expression, gesture, posture, tone of voice, and pitch level. Her passion for music and dramatic art also expose clients to a breadth of speaking values that span beyond simple adequacy.
The physicians who referred patients to her started becoming her clients as well. They had to give Grand Rounds, they had to report to Boards of Directors, they had to sound as if they knew what they were talking about, too! This led to the development of a full time private practice for business and professional people. As you can imagine, she brings skills deep and broad to the community.