When a SCORE client requests mentoring, we say in the client’s Engage confirmation email:
SCORE will attempt to contact you at least 3 times via email or phone, or both, over the next 2 weeks
How often do we actually do what we say?
Top Cleveland SCORE mentor and small business entrepreneur Reverend Patricia DeLeon does that 100% of the time.
She applies her own special recipe of ‘agile mentoring’ to always help her clients within 2 weeks of their request. Her median time-to-first-session is 2.5 days. She is a high-volume and high-NPS mentor. She runs her own business and is highly engaged in other community activities.
Her SCORE clients say:
- Very motivating
- a wealth of knowledge
- Seem to have endless resources and guidance
- I received more support in the first call than expected and we already have a second meeting scheduled for tomorrow.
- She pointed me in the right direction to help evaluate where my business is going
Reverend DeLeon is also a key contributor to chapter-wide initiatives. She is lead SCORE partnership manager for one of the local community economic development organizations in the Cleveland SCORE Community Navigator Project, expanding our outreach to underserved communities. She is very knowledgeable of players and resources in the Cleveland small business entrepreneurial ecosystem.
She walks the talk.
Volunteer Spotlight nominated by Mark Krosse, ADD Northeast Ohio
How I Can Help You
I have known about this organization for many years, and would like to assist other new business owners fulfill their dream of business ownership. I feel uniquely qualified for such an endeavor based on my own business background. My company is called Consulting Ministries of Greater Cleveland Professional Corporation, and to that end, I would like to help with new business start-ups especially for others like myself who are female and senior.
Areas of Expertise
- Strategy Development
- Wellness, Healthcare, & Home Health