Compassionate and driven Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) with over ten years of retail management experience, eager to
apply my dynamic skills and talents to a long-term career in the field of health and wellness.
Interpersonal communication Training Scheduling Multi-task management Client relations Payroll and accounting Conflict resolution Helping others realize their potential
Marketing: Promoted yoga classes through community outreach, distributing business cards and fliers to individuals and businesses, and networking at community events, resulting in establishing myself as a knowledgeable, empathetic teacher and increasing class size and attendance.
Yoga Instructor September 2010 to CurrentSaint Louis, Missouri
Advanced to Store Manager after one year of hire as Sales Associate.
Advanced to Area Manager of three stores after three years of hire date.
Developed twelve sales associates to management positions.
Conceptualized multiple motivation and training techniques, which were incorporated into employee handbooks and training materials.
Sales and Payroll Increased store sales by 13.6% between 2004-2005 and lowered labor by 2.6%.
Increased sales in my department by 4.5% between 2008-2009.
Create, promote, and instruct private one-on-one classes and group classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, and beginner's.
Store Manager April 2011 to June 2012Second Chance Consignment Boutique － Saint Louis, Ohio
Monitored daily store operations including hiring and training personnel, sales and payroll tracking, managing consignor's accounts, maintaining creative displays and orderly store standards, and upholding excellent customer service.
Conducted regular staff meetings resulting in elevated team morale and increased initiative from associates to adopt additional responsibilities.
Collaborated with store owner to create employee handbook and policy and procedure guides, contributing to increased team productivity and excellent customer and client relations.
Department Manager September 2008 to February 2011Urban Outfitters － Saint Louis, Missouri
Facilitated sales, merchandise presentation, customer service, and operations within department, while supervising all sales associates store-wide and daily store operations with a team of department managers.
Analyzed weekly sales reports, tracking successes and opportunities and reacted through new floor sets and presentation of garments.
Increased sales in department by 4.5% between 2008-2009.
Partnered with merchandising manager and store manager to relocate men's sales floor to upper level and relocated half of women's floor to lower entry level of store, further increasing sales in department during 2010.
Initiated women's department employee meetings resulting in increased morale and division of responsibility among team and lowering payroll to meet goal.
Acted as Loss Prevention Specialist, conducting multiple store audits, organizing the data into reports for district and regional managers, leading to a store-wide increased awareness of loss prevention and implementation of LP techniques.
Area Manager, Store Manager, Associate Manager, Sales Associate June 2002 to October 2007Rag-O-Rama － Saint Louis, Ohio
Collaborated with President/CEO, Operations Director, and Store Management teams in overseeing store operations company-wide including buying, staffing, merchandising standards, and sales tracking.
Conducted quarterly store audits and produced reports on all aspects of store operations.
Facilitated changes based on information in reports resulting in higher store standards of cleanliness and display.
Aided in editing the script for the first Rag-O-Rama televised commercial and performed the voice over.
Edited and designed store advertisements for weekly newspaper publications.
Coordinated with outside services, such as the satellite radio provider, design and printing firms, and construction crews for the build-out of the third store.
Attended buy shows and placed orders with vendors based on sales reports.
Bachelor of Arts : Women's Studies and Psychology, 2011Yoga on High － Columbus, OhioMassage Therapy 2015 Elements of Wellness Saint Louis, Missouri The one-year program begins October 20, 2014. RYT-200: Yoga Training 2011 YogaSource Saint Louis, Missouri Completed the RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training program certified through the National Yoga Alliance. Yoga Training Attended The Hips in Pictures and Practice workshop for 3 credit hours of continuing education. Select One: Yoga Training 2010 Yoga Journal Conference Boston, Massachusetts Attended Sean Corne's Detox Vinyasa Intensive and Michael Lee's Stress Relief Intensive. Women's Studies and Psychology
Psychology, 1999University of Missouri － Missouri, ColumbiaPsychology
University of New Mexico － Albuquerque, New Mexico