CEO of Purdieinc, LLC, Celeste Purdie is the Website Host of The Faces of The Golden Strip, Board Chair at My Neighbor’s Voice, Affiliate Realtor at Homes for Heroes®, and Multi Franchise Owner at Foot Solutions Franchise Company. She is experienced in team building, investment properties, networking, and coaching. She has extensive knowledge in entrepreneurship, real estate, training development & facilitation. She is the author of Management Attorneys: New Organizing Rules Are Witches’ Brew for Employers (2014), Leaders Embracing New Directions Civility Imprint: It’s A Resurrection (2021), Women Creating Impact (2020), and Selections from Women Creating Impact (2021).
Celeste Purdie, as a franchise owner now, has over three decades of experience in different industries. Starting as a Communications Security Analyst at USAF from 1986 to 1990, Celeste spent about five years from 1999 to 2004 in AAI Pharma as an HR Generalist. She joined Tri-Country Human Resource Management Association in 2008 as President (Volunteer Position). In 2009, she joined SC SHRM as a Volunteer Certification Director. She was the Vice President of Education in 2010 at Verizon Toastmaster’s Corporate Chapter. She spent about four years as a member of the Board of Directors at Special Olympics of South Carolina. She worked at Verizon Wireless for about 12 years as an HR Consultant (5 years), HR Manager (3 years), and Sr. HR Manager (4 years). She has been the Senior Director and International Brand Partner of Nerium International and Founding Brand Partner of Neora. Currently, she is the Website Host of The Faces of The Golden Strip, Board Chair at My Neighbor’s Voice, Affiliate Realtor at Homes for Heroes®, Co-Owner of Valley View Self Storage, and Multi Franchise Owner at Foot Solutions Franchise Company.
Foot Solutions is a global franchise retailer in the health and wellness industry specializing in custom orthotics and complementary footwear. Foot Solutions are experts in foot wellness. Foot Solutions’ board-certified specialists (Pedorthists) provide a caring service that addresses the foundation of customers’ health. After careful analysis and evaluation, Foot Solutions’ experts design custom orthotics and recommend advanced footwear. Many of its stores are owned and operated by community members, and—unlike big-box shoe stores and medical offices —its experienced professionals provide a caring service focused on individual attention and personalized recommendations. Foot Solutions are the champions of foot health and wellness, and its passion is using its expertise to improve customers’ lives.
Celeste Purdie now a franchise owner has done her Master’s degree in HRDV and Management, MA in Management, Master’s degree in HR Management from Webster University, and BA in Organizational Development from Voorhees College.
Celeste is regarded for outstanding leadership skills and expertise in Recruiting, Human Resources, Performance Management, Coaching, Team Building, Strategy, Project Management, and Hiring. Celeste is valued for his ideas and consultation within and outside his client circles. According to the Owner and President of The Marchant Company, Inc., Seabrook Marchant, Celeste has done a fantastic job adapting to the real estate business after a career in the corporate world. She focused her initial efforts on serving that market and has done so with amazing results. She knows how to market herself and is not afraid to ask for business. Associate Director, Materials Management at Pratt & Whitney, Mary Leigh Johnson, appreciates Celeste for her strong HR leadership and mentorship.
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