Embarking on a journey from a love for fashion to a distinguished educator, Dr. Pamala Brown-Grinion's story is one of passion, perseverance, and transformation. With a career spanning thirty years, Dr. Pamala has not only excelled in the fashion industry but has also become a beacon of inspiration in the realm of personal and professional development.
From Runway to Classroom: Dr. Pamala's affair with fashion began in middle school, where her innate sense of style and flair caught the attention of many. Excelling as a model in high school fashion shows, she seamlessly transitioned from the runway to the classroom, driven by a desire to share her expertise with those aspiring to make a mark in the fashion industry.
Totally “You-nique” Academy: In response to the growing demand for her training, Dr. Pamala founded the Totally “You-nique” Academy. This academy goes beyond the traditional modeling and fashion show production training, offering a comprehensive suite of personal and professional development programs. As a Keynote Speaker, Dr. Pamala imparts coaching and transformational strategies, covering a wide array of topics such as job-readiness, etiquette, re-entry life skills, confidence building, rites of passage, college prep, corporate onboarding, time management, crisis management, and money management.
The Polished Professional: Dr. Pamala is not just an educator but a polished executive level professional. Known for her meticulousness, ethics, and passion for meeting benchmarks, she thrives in challenging environments. Her ability to navigate high-functioning environments and engage with stakeholders at all levels makes her the go-to person for impactful presentations.
Educational Milestones: In August 2023, Dr. Pamala achieved a significant milestone by earning her Doctor of Education (EdD) from St. John Fisher University. Complementing her academic achievements, she holds certifications in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from USF Corporate and International Social Graces from the British School of Excellence.
Community Impact and Institute of Excellence: Dr. Pamala's influence extends far beyond academia. Having secured contracts with Debutante organizations, nonprofits, corporate executives, MBA students, and minority scholars, she is set to open The Totally “You”-nique Institute of Excellence Training Center in January 2024. This institute will specialize in academic enrichment, etiquette, financial literacy, reentry programs, social-emotional learning, workforce development, and personal development, showcasing Dr. Pamala's commitment to holistic education.
Dr. Pamala shares her experience working with the SUNY Brockport Small Business Development Center, “Chloe Anderson through SBDC has guided me to networking sources that my business can service and positively impact our community and many enterprises”.
Dr. Pamala Brown-Grinion's journey from the glamour of fashion to the noble realm of education is a testament to her resilience and commitment to making a difference. As she continues to inspire and empower, her upcoming Institute of Excellence is sure to leave an indelible mark on the educational landscape. Dr. Pamala is not just one to look out for; she is the one to hire for a transformative educational experience.