MEET SANTASIA HILL
New View with Santasia Hill
TDR: What issues are you most passionate about in your community?
Santasia: Credit improvement and credit awareness. We as people tend to want to change everything around us and about us. But neglect credit improvement and credit awareness; to secure a better financial future.
TDR: What are most of your philanthropy efforts typically directed towards serving?
Santasia: Most of my philanthropy efforts are typically directed towards serving Senior Citizens. One of the first lesson we learn as kids is to share. Everyone has a gift, talent and/or skills that can make a difference for someone. Even if it’s a smile or simply hello, you never know how much of a difference a little gesture can make. I see serving as leaving a situation better than you approached it.
TDR: How do you define leadership?
Santasia: I define leadership as communicating a vision to others through trust, commitment, inspiration, and actions.
TDR: How would you define your leadership style?
Santasia: I would describe my leadership style as a participating leadership style. Whether it be rolling up my sleeves getting the job done along with the team or making the team apart of a decision-making process. I think others respect you and the final decision more when they feel valued.
TDR: What would be the most painful lesson that you've learned in life that has helped you become who you are today?
Santasia: The most painful lesson that I've learned in life that has helped me become who I am today is confusing complacency with contentment. I didn't know the two apart in my career, or my personal relationships. I ignored my drive to move and make changes.
TDR: What would people be surprised to know that you had to overcome?
Santasia: People would be surprised to know that I had to overcome self-esteem issues. Growing up I was remembered as “the girl with the freckles”. After a few years working in Dermatology, I asked one the doctors if there was something to remove my freckles, he told me laser and agreed to give me the procedure. Needless to say I didn't get the procedure because it would have taken away what GOD intended for me to have. As the adult I am today, I have no problem being remembered as “the girl with the freckles”.
TDR: Name 3 leaders that you look up to.
Santasia: 3 leaders that I look up to are Dr. Raschondrius Burnett, Angela C. Kenmegne and Dr. Carl V. Washington.
TDR: Name 3 of your favorite books.
Santasia: 3 of my favorite books are Law of attraction by Michael Losier; The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; and The Bible.
TDR: What is your advice for emerging leaders?
Santasia: Create your own way to success; there's no BLUEPRINT or GUIDE.
TDR: Complete this sentence…5 years ago I was…
Santasia: 5 years ago I was formulating my goals and dreams but afraid to act on them. Therefore I tried climbing the corporate ladder to reach success by "the process" society deemed as the way and pictured success to be.
TDR: Complete this sentence…5 years from now I hope to be…
Santasia: In 5 years I want to have a thriving Senior Service Agency along with expanding my services to other metro counties in Georgia. Also enjoying life and the legacy I'm building.
TDR: If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
Santasia: Understanding. A person with the power of understanding knows how to empathize, and also how to forgive.
TDR: What are some of your current initiatives people can help you with?
Santasia: Some of the current initiatives people can help me with is sharing my message through social media, the community, inspiration, marketing, and accountability.
Connect with Santasia
LinkedIn: Santasia L. Hill
Facebook: Santasia Candi Hill