Known and appreciated by thousands of engaged and often exhausted executives and entrepreneurs as The Dream Leader for Business™, Loretta “helps people and teams EXCEED their dreams”™! In 2000, Loretta founded Emerald Harvest Consulting LLC, through which she guides her clients define and establish their Marketing Dominating Position, grow their enterprise, unleash their inner leader, expand their influence, enhance their career and make substantially more money while enjoying life even more.
An award-winning consultant and communications expert, Loretta is a Phoenix Business Journal “Top Women in Business” honoree. She has made several appearances on the local Fox10 Morning News, radio shows across the country and been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise, The Phoenix Business Journal, Working Mother and Arizona Woman. Loretta is the author of two books, Leadership without Limits: Inspiring the Best in Yourself, Your People and Your Organization and 6 Keys for Dissolving Disputes: When ‘Off with Their Heads!’ Won’t Work.
She has coached and trained entrepreneurs across North America on how to stand out in the marketplace to land high-paying clients along with helping corporate leaders within Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, Henkel/Dial, Visa, Schwab, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic and Merrill Lynch, lead their teams to greater success. She’s delivered numerous keynotes and breakout sessions at local and international conferences.
Prior to starting her firm, Loretta worked in Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Sega, PDI/DreamWorks, Bank of America, Sears and Kraft. During her corporate career, she served as a computer programmer, market research manager, commercial banker corporate recruiter and several stints in ever-expanding HR executive roles.
She is Past President of the Arizona Chapter of the National Speakers Association, Past President of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Mentor with Seedspot (incubator for ventures creating solutions to social problems), Board Vice President & Marketing Chair for Therapeutic Harp Foundation & Past Board Chair of Gabriel’s Angels.
Loretta has a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. She lives in Phoenix with her college-era sweetheart husband.
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