FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Namita founded ConfidentLee® with the vision of empowering children and adults with the necessary tools to be well-rounded, self-aware and self-confident individuals. Our fun and creative program builds confidence in children by instilling in them the core competencies of 21st Century skills. Our proprietary methodology helps adults to become bold and fearless presenters.
Namita has owned her own businesses in the insurance and education industries for over 20 years. She has also been a television hostess for South Asian television interviewing politicians, film stars, sports personalities and other celebrities. She is often called upon to emcee events.
As she worked with children and adults she realized that for their true personal development, competence was just one part of the process. In order for them to be well rounded and successful they must be equipped with the life skills necessary for them to be poised and confident in every phase of their lives.
ConfidentLee® was created to inspire, instill and ignite Confidence in each and every individual. She believes that “Confidence gives you the ability to present your Competence.”
CURRICULUM ADVISOR CONFIDENTLEE® FOR CHILDREN
Melissa is the Director of the Kennedy Early Childhood Center. She has 14 years of teaching experience and was an elementary school Principal for 4 years.
In 2009, she received the “Teacher of the Year” award for her outstanding work with children and also participated in the Galileo Leadership Consortium. During her teaching career she has worked as a resource room teacher, special education teacher and academic coach.
Melissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Special Education and Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University.
Her belief is that encouraging all children and ensuring they have self-confidence and strong communication skills will help them become successful.
As part of the ConfidentLee® team, her belief is that “All children have the potential to be a Leader!”
Joann cheers her students on to success and passionately encourages them to be the best they can be. Ms. Vanick graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She has spent 11 years teaching in the Metropolitan Detroit area and also helped develop a summer program for gifted children in the Romeo Community School District.
Previously, JoAnn was the Director of Training at Presidential Training Centers, and also served for 5 years as President of MacTechnics, a computer user group in Ann Arbor. Joann worked with several adults and mentored them during her tenure at Presidential Training Centers. Joann has also provided instruction in art for over 20 years in many local school districts.
JoAnn joined the ConfidentLee® team 2 years ago. She has extensive experience of teaching all of the ConfidentLee® offerings.
MARKETING & MATERIALS SUPPORT
Darian loves working with children. Her passion to work with children and empower them drew her to ConfidentLee®. Darian is a problem solver and creative thinker. She has strong organizational skills.
She has the experience of teaching several ConfidentLee® for Children classes and has inspired confidence and self-esteem in many young students. As the operations support for the ConfidentLee® program Darian is responsible for day-to-day operations and franchisee support.
ADMINISTRATIVE & TRAINING SUPPORT
Every person is unique and has their own unique set of strengths. Jeanette realizes that. As the administrator of the ConfidentLee® program she is excited to have the opportunity to orchestrate the administration of the ConfidentLee® offerings. Her passion is to see children and adults learn, grow and discover themselves and harness their inner potential.
Jeanette has over 37 years of customer service experience. She brings to ConfidentLee® her desire to help others with her compassionate nature and sense of humor. Jeanette is always there to help, motivate and encourage others to be the very best that they can be.