SHIRLEY B. GARRETT,PSY.D, LPC, DAC
Employee Relations Expert & Cognitive Enhancement Strategist
Dr. Shirley B. Garrett is known for her ability to quickly identify core issues and simplify complex concepts.
She is an artist with words, painting mental pictures that can touch the heart of an audience or move them to laugh. Her upbeat, energetic style and vivid sense of humor entertains, while driving home her message. Dr. Garrett is a real life example of success; despite her early life of intermittent poverty and adversity she moved her life in a Positive Direction.
Dr. Garrett earned a double major in Psychology and Social Work in less than four years, while working and financing her education. Upon graduation she understood that a job freeze in her field of endeavor was a mere detour, so she began her career in the trenches of marketing and sales. Over a five year period she worked her way up the ladder of success from a brokerage company, to a wholesaler, to a national firm.
After a life changing back injury, she returned to school and earned a Doctorate in Psychology, graduating Suma Cum Laude. For twenty-six years Dr. Garrett has inspired people through her motivation and guidance to make positive changes to increase their productivity and personal satisfaction. Her many years of Employee Assistance work gives her the inside perspective on many of the key issues plaguing business today.
In 2007, Dr. Garrett survived a product poisoning incident, which gave her an up close and personal perspective on quality control issues. This drove her to study the employee factors that puts companies at risk for quality control issues. Her message is not just one of theory, but of experience.
Dr. Garrett is the founder and owner of Positive Directions, LLC.