Preventing and overcoming burnout, by developing your Emotional Intelligence (EI)
What We Do
Support for Personal and Professional Wellness
Positive Redirection aims to improve personal and professional performance through assessing and coaching, using the principles of Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. Understanding the role of emotional intelligence in building resiliency and reducing or preventing burnout is a priceless asset to the profession as well as to those we serve and interact with.
Letitia Hill, LCMHCS, BC-TMHP
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Supervisor,
Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider,
Emotional Intelligence Expert,
Continuing Education and Professional Development Trainer, Facilitator of “Coping with Work and Family Stress”
Founder of Positive Redirection, PLLC
Letitia Hill is an NCCU alumna, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Community Agency Mental Health Counseling. As an Employment Recruiter for a Fortune 500 Temporary Agency, Letitia Huger-Hill began to develop a great interest in developing positive relationships between employee/employers and creating a healthy work environment. Her passion for mental wellness serves as the catalyst for bridging the gap between the mental health community and education, healthcare and corporate sectors.
After making the decision to pursue clinical mental health, the journey as a Senior Data Technician and Trainer for the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center with the Development Epidemiology Program began. It was here where her skills for conducting assessments were developed and the passion for leadership and professional identity was instilled. This continues to remain a priority for overall mental well-being and career success. As a private practice therapist and recognizing the wellness needs of professionals within various sectors, the importance of Emotional Intelligence Coaching became the staple of services that Positive Redirection offers. Using her clinical background to inform her Emotional Intelligence coaching, Letitia has been providing supports for professionals to manage stress at work and home, meet career goals, as well as prevent and manage burnout and compassion fatigue. Letitia has held leadership roles throughout her career and utilizes her experiences to support others with their professional growth.
Letitia served as President of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NC, a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and continues to provide support and consultation as a Past President Board of Reference member. In 2016, she was an NCCU 40 Under 40 Award recipient and was recognized for her development of Positive Redirection, PLLC.
Janet Johnson, M. Ed.
Elementary School Principal; Advocate for All Children;
Educational Leadership Consultant
Janet Huger-Johnson is an NCCU alumna
with over 30 years in the K-12 educational sector as a teacher, instructional designer, dean and instructional leader. Janet Huger-Johnson brings a wealth of information and innovation to Positive Redirection.
She currently serves as the principal for the East New York Elementary School of Excellence (ENYESE-19K677) in East New York, Brooklyn. Her role as principal has afforded her the opportunity to serve as a leadership mentor. She has climbed the New York City Department of Education Leadership Ladder and is always ready to grow the next learning leader. She has served as a United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Leader for 10 years and understands the vital need for positive relationships between school administration and staff. Principal Huger-Johnson has advocated for and with educators and parents to provide a voice for the voiceless. Her credentials and certification include:
Certified Reading Specialist, Curriculum Designer, Certified Life Space Crisis Intervention Specialist, Conflict Resolution Specialist, Academic Intervention Coordinator, Data Specialist, STEAM Certified Educator, Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program (LEAP), Assistant Principal Institute (API), Leader of Equity and Access, Recipient of 21st Century EDSVP Grant, Relay Graduate Programs certified, and Teacher Career Pathways Mentor.
Principal Huger-Johnson was also a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Obama i3 Innovation Grant with
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. The ENYESE Whole School Racial Equity Project allowed her to develop a school culture that was focused on equity and social-emotional wellness for students, staff and parents.
Dr. Crissy Ortiz, PhD, SHRM-CP
Corporate Relations Consultant
Dr. Crissy Ortiz, PhD, applies over 20 years of preparation within the human resources, diversity and inclusion, career-services, and learning and development functions. Dr. Ortiz is the Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Autism Platform Project, https://autismplatform.org/, which seeks to create equitable employment opportunities by transforming how organizational leaders source, acquire, develop, and engage individuals with autism in meaningful work. Dr. Ortiz completed her doctoral studies in Global Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Development at Regent University.
Dr. Ortiz also holds the designation of a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Moreover, she served in several volunteer positions including but not limited to diversity chair of Tri- County Human Resource Management, vice-chair of the South Carolina Credit Union League’s diversity committee, and chair of Trident United Way’s Financial Community Investment Review Team. She was also a 2010 Charleston Regional Business Journal “Forty Under 40” award recipient.
Audriana Hogg, LCMHCA, NCC
Audriana Hogg is a Liberty University graduate, receiving her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Audriana works with clients struggling with anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, depression, and women's issues. Audriana was drawn to the Mental Health field due to being a naturally empathetic listener and wanting to help end the stigma on mental health care. Audriana offers her own unique style of counseling by providing empathy, warmth, support, and validation for her clients. Audriana has a strong interest in working with survivors of trauma and members of the military community. She also has experience working with couples. She is a certified Symbis Assessment Facilitator and has completed the Gottman Level 1 training. Audriana is a firm believer that individuals have a right to choose the right therapist and stresses the importance of establishing a strong therapeutic and trusting relationship between the client and therapist. In her free time, Audriana enjoys playing the guitar, singing, and caring for her plants. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her two adopted dogs. Audriana is passionate about learning and is constantly adding to her repertoire through reading and taking courses on specific therapeutic interventions.
Michelle Tillman-Cureton, LCMHC
Michelle Tillman-Cureton is a Montreat College graduate, receiving her Master's with honors, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Tillman is a licensed clinician that practices active listening skills, is empathetic and follows through with patience and care for her clients. With a gentle demeanor, she helps clients connect with the changes necessary for improving behavior and cognition. When working with clients she emphasizes finding meaning in one’s life, as well as helping people see their responsibilities in relationships and with themselves. She helps people develop the capacity to express themselves in their own unique ways. Based on a direct yet sensitive approach, Michelle views counseling methods as opportunities to facilitate and coordinate exploration, clarification, and identification of her clients’ needs. Ms. Tillman sees herself as an active conduit in the mental health profession, working with clients toward emotional wellness progress and understanding their thought and behavioral patterns. She uses a wide range of methodologies, including Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to assist, nurture, and heal others by sharing the tools and techniques of clinical knowledge, community resources, and education.
Tavon Kermeen, Clinical Intern
Tavon Kermeen is pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Tavon is an active duty military spouse married for 15 years with two children and two fur babies. She enjoys reading, running, and being outdoors. Tavon’s story brought her into the mental health field to instill hope, contribute to healing, and provide comfort to those in need. As an empathetic and compassionate person, Tavon provides a safe space in the therapy room for each of her clients. Tavon is passionate about helping her clients build resiliency and discover personal meaning. She believes in individualized care within the therapy room by meeting clients where they are and providing the support to assist in their problems. She uses three main approaches, psychodynamic, humanistic, and behavioral, to assess, understand, and provide treatment. She offers pre-marital counseling as a certified Save Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Assessment Facilitator.
Educational Leadership Consulting
Positive Redirection will work with you to define your leadership needs and define your goals and determine where support is needed.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) Coaching
EI coaching is built on a client led format and addresses 15 domains based on both empirical and practical data, from 20 years of research. Unlike Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ) can be developed and is a reliable predictor for workplace and career success.
-Learning your EI score in 15 areas from the assessment based on 20 years of research
-Learn your areas of effectiveness and areas for development
-Develop ways to enhance your influence and power
-Receive one-on-one coaching, analysis and feedback
-Create an action plan to build on your strengths and address areas for development
EI coaching and assessments are available for health care and corporate professionals.
With a collaborative approach to supervision, newly licensed counselors can look forward to building counselor identity, strengthening counseling skills and gaining the support and guidance needed in the counseling field.