Ms. Onedia N. Gage is a business development expert who coaches other businesses and CEO’s on how to elevate their business to the goal of their achievement. With strategy at hand, Gage challenges business owners to change to upgrade their standards and redefine excellence. She coaches business owners on having tough conversations and making tough decisions.
Gage has been inspiring young people through her transparent dialogue for several years. As a three time graduate, she aspires to inspire students to complete their college degrees no matter what the obstacles. Gage paid her own way through school with student loans and full-time employment. While she used a longer than average time to complete her undergraduate degree, she completed her additional two master’s degrees in better than average time. She believes in the adage of being a life-long learner and advocates the same for the students she mentors. She is the author of ten books and she is currently working on three more.
Her life philosophy is three – fold: A) ―What have you done today to invest in your future?‖ B) Reading is essential to your positive contribution to our community; and, C) ―If not me, who? If not now, when?‖ She feels her time is best spent when youth benefit from her experiences.
Gage is the founder of A Girl’s Day and Mother Daughter Communication Retreat. These two organizations support her mission to motivate and inspire youth to expand their achievements. A Girl’s Day focuses on the girl’s self esteem. Mother Daughter Communication Retreat is designed to help families grow and overcome family issues.
Because of her volunteerism with the Houston Area Urban League’s NULITES, she was elected one of the youngest board members of the Houston Area Urban League. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., National Council of Negro Women, Toastmasters, International, and Top Ladies of Distinction. Her community efforts are commendable as a Board of Directors of YMCA-Northeast, Houston, and Spaulding for Children.
Onedia N. Gage has two beautiful children, Hillary and Nehemiah, and is a native Houstonian. She is a graduate of Kaplan University with a MBA, Lamar University with a Masters in Education in Education Administration, and University of Houston, with a BS in Economics. She is a graduate of Bellaire Senior High School. She is completing her Ph. D. in Business Leadership and Masters of Arts in Christian Education.