How I can help you

Advising, assisting and guiding Clients in the pursuit and success of their goals is of utmost importance in my role as a Mentor. In order to ensure this success, I can offer almost 50 years of experience – first working as an employee, second working with others in different business environments, and third becoming a business owner myself. Working as an employee helped me understand what my bosses expected of me, my attitude toward the different requests and how to improve what I provided in the work environment. Working with others helped to create an environment of agreement of the goal and bringing the goal to fruition with everyone having a sense of their contribution to this success. Working as an employer/business owner was assisted by the two previous experiences. When you are a business owner, it is great to bring your leadership skills by helping others to feel a sense of encouragement in being part of a team and enjoying the fruits of your labor. High School: My worklife began in highschool working as a waitress at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and a local printing company. College and after-College: I graduated from North Georgia College and worked with various temp agencies while traveling with my husband to different Army assignments. Atlanta, GA: I worked for Abrams Industries, Inc., parent company to seven subsidiary company, one was Columbia Engineering and Services, Inc., which was my employer for twelve years, first as secretary to various executives and then I was promoted to Comptroller. I left Abrams and started my owne interior house painting business to have more time during my child-raising years. Georgia to Florida: I moved to Florida to work with my husband in the Scuba diving industry. We ran a very successful business and won the Best Dive Store in North America award as a result of our consistency and attention to our customers. S. Florida and N. Florida and Retirement: Upon selling the diving business, we bought a pine tree farm in N. Florida while continuing to operate different aspects of the diving business. My husband co-partnered buying and selling office warehouses in various states and I handled some aspects of our accounting. S. Florida and N. Florida - Small Business Endeavors: I began a small home office organization business in S. Florida and N. Florida. Florida to South Carolina: I closed the Florida organization business and moved to South Carolina and started the same business. I volunteered and then worked at ACTS (Area Churches Together Servicing). Presently I am participating in various bookkeeping endeavors for my church, a 501(c)(3) and pursuing part-time work as a bookkeeper. In Between Times: I have two childrens storybooks that have been published and a third one beginning publication.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Diana Riddick

Communication Methods

  • In Person