My Secrets to Success: Turn Obstacles Into Stepping Stones

My Secrets to Success: Turn Obstacles Into Stepping Stones

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by Kelia R. Bazile
     
 

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It is a rare person who can communicate and inspire people up and down the corporate ladder. This is the gift Kelia Bazile shares in My Secrets to Success, a new autobiographical book chronicling her career path becoming the first African-American to lead a region in (Yum! Brands) Taco Bell’s 45-year history.

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It is a rare person who can communicate and inspire people up and down the corporate ladder. This is the gift Kelia Bazile shares in My Secrets to Success, a new autobiographical book chronicling her career path becoming the first African-American to lead a region in (Yum! Brands) Taco Bell’s 45-year history.

What began as a high school summer job at a fast food restaurant in a Dallas, Texas, turned out to be much more than this girl from rural Louisiana ever expected. My Secrets to Success tells an inspiring bottom up story of a young black woman who, against all odds, made it to the top tier of restaurant corporate management. With a compelling personal storyline, Bazile relates how she turned many of the adversities, obstacles and stereotypes that stop most young people into self-motivated opportunities, while all the time encouraging her peers not to give up on their dreams—no matter what.

More than a how-to book, My Secrets to Success shines a spotlight on many of the people who inspired Bazile and provided leadership and lessons that moved her up the corporate ladder. Her ideals, strategies and techniques are expressed in a simple, understandable and useful story that can help anyone achieve success in whatever career they choose.

Tim Morrison, president of Tacala LLC, manages the largest Taco Bell franchise in the nation with over 220 restaurants in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. He said, “It’s a rare leader who can engage a team, help them rise to new levels and realize their full potential. Kelia has the unique quality of that rare leader who inspires confidence. I am blessed to have worked beside such a gifted leader.”

Kelia Bazile earned her MBA at Dallas Baptist University in 2004 and today is a Joint Venture Partner (JVP) at Carrabba’s Italian Grill based in Tampa, Florida, under the umbrella of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016779157
Publisher:
New Shelves Distribution
Publication date:
04/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kelia R. Bazile was born February 8, 1967, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Vacherie, Louisiana. She graduated from St. James High School in 1985, and studied criminal justice at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
In 1986, she left Louisiana and moved to Dallas, Texas. Kelia advanced her education further by earning two degrees from Dallas Baptist University (DBU), including a Master of Business Administration degree from DBU in 2004.
Kelia’s career path began back in high school when she took a summer job as an hourly team member at Taco Bell in 1984, under the umbrella of the largest quick service restaurant concept in the world, YUM BRANDS, INC. and the leadership of David Novak, President and CEO.

In 2002, Kelia led the region with outstanding performance as a Market Coach and was awarded a trip to Hawaii with other top performers.

In 2003, Kelia was featured in the Dallas Morning News “Success Stories.” Readers learned that her position on the corporate ladder was “three levels from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Taco Bell Corporation.”

On April 4, 2007, Kelia Bazile was promoted to Region Leader. She was accountable for over 500 restaurants, thus making her not only the First African-American Female Region Leader, but also the first African-American to lead a region in Taco Bell’s 45-year history.

During her tenure at Taco Bell, she and her husband, Jerriel Bazile Sr., raised three children, providing them with a healthy home and a college education.

In 2012, ready for a new opportunity, Kelia decided to take on a position as Joint Venture Partner (JVP) at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, under the umbrella of Bloomin’ Brands Inc. in Tampa, Florida.

Today, Kelia is a member of Florida Diversity Council, a member of Rasmussen College Business Advisory Committee and she is a beloved teen mentor who works with community organizations to improve the lives of young people and “create a better place to live”.

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keekeebazile More than 1 year ago
“My Secrets to Success” is a must read. It’s not just a book for immediate family; it is also for extended family, as well as, parents, high school & college students, employees, managers, business leaders, business owners, or anyone who’s looking to climb the corporate ladder or just wants to read an inspirational story about a young lady that took a summer job at TACO BELL and worked her way from the Bottom- Up. It is a road map to a better way of life, everyone can benefit from “My Secrets to Success!”