Professional Boost Program

We work with individuals who want to boost their professional presence and develop a business from grassroots level. For more information about the program, click here.

Our Professional Boost Program provides an initial meeting with pre-approved PBP applicants to determine the scope of a personalized program based upon individuals needs. 



Kim Garmon

Ancora Studios

Kim Garmon has been a professional photographer and musical artist for some time, and now she is taking positive steps to enhance her professional presence in business online and offline by participating in the Professional Boost Program. Kim is being mentored by Terri Murphy, Shawn Karol Sandy, and Nita Black.

Visit Kim’s photography page to view her gorgeous portfolio.


Cheryl Malik

Cheryl Malik Photography, Design & 40 Aprons

Cheryl Malik is a food photographer, recipe developer, web & WordPress designer, and well-known food blogger. She feels that design can and should be both incredibly beautiful and functional. Her food photography (found at Cheryl Malik Photography) will make you hungry, but luckily she shares her recipes at 40 Aprons!

Learn more about Cheryl’s business & blog here


Beverly Borwick

Glory Shine Adornment

Beverly is a jewelry designer who loves expressing personalities with her work. She specializes in creating custom pieces for clients and excels at integrating antique or existing pieces into new necklaces, bracelets, or earrings for a unique statement piece.

Contact Beverly through her LinkedIn page by clicking here.

CourtneyCourtney Cardona-Simpson

Cherokee Rose

Courtney Cardona-Simpson is creative in photography, resale, liquidation, saddle-rack construction…all under one umbrella…The Cherokee Rose Family!  We are presently in the discovery and development process for her business wish-list and mentorship program.  Mentors and sponsors include Dawn Raquel Jensen of Virtual Options, Lois Riley Durham of LRD Virtual Admin Service, Jackie Woodside of Calming the Chaos, Beverly Borwick of Beverly Borwick Designs, Tina Tatum of RefresHER2015 Conference, Carolyn Bendall of Your True Colours Magazine and CourageMakers, Alandas Dobbins of More Memphis, Dress for SuccessKrystal Viglietti Riley as Stylist and Makeover Artist, Jo Garner of Talk ShoppeJana Cardona of The Referral University, Regional Director of BNI MidSouth…and more! Collaboratively, we mentored and sponsored over $6,000 in services and/or time provided for Courtney’s program.

Visit Cherokee Rose Photography here.

sarahSarah Henley

Sarah Henley has taken steps to build a firm foundation in a professional world through the Professional Boost Program.  She loves to bake and has been given opportunities to bring her talent to a broad base in Memphis by showcasing baked goods at various events.  Alandas Dobbins, Shelley Baur, Jana Cardona, Chris Gordon, and Gina Davis have invested valuable time, talent and services into Sarah’s program.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sarah has taken leave from the program in hopes of returning.  An approved leave of absence is one of the benefits of the Professional Boost Program.  While we encourage all interns to become alumni, we also understand life demands flexibility at times, as with Sarah.  We work with our interns to ensure work/life balance.