ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Faith Saunders (McCalla)
Thanks for stopping by, Discover A New Future! My name is Faith Saunders or you may hear, Faith McCalla - same person! I have been honored and privileged to do work that I love to do as my career has allowed me to work in various capacities with many groups in the for-profit, not-for-profit and government arenas. The common thread that binds all of these experiences is that I am able to meet people from various walks of life and not only contribute to the betterment of their lives but also, becoming a better person throughout the process.
I have been a trainer for over 20+ years. I started my career at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), now Rutgers University, where I worked for over 12 year. I had the opportunity to work in various leadership positions.
During this time, I received a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the same. Later, I became an adjunct professor at the School of Health Related Professionals teaching vocational rehabilitation courses to students pursuing their undergraduate degree, a position I held for many years. I left Rutgers University to implement and develop a New Jersey State-funded Employment Institute - Career Connection Employment Resource Institute (CCERI) at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ). I served as director of CCERI for fourteen years - providing training and technical assistance to over 300 organizations in 10 New Jersey counties on leadership and employment-related issues. I also led a federal initiative for Somerset County in New Jersey to identify workforce development issues in the county and make recommendations to address them.
In 2014, I transitioned to being a ‘full-time’ entrepreneur to partner with organizations to enhance their employees' competencies by providing leadership, and professional development trainings and coaching services.
At Discover A New Future, our overall objective in all that we do is twofold:
To leave people feeling that they were seen and heard
To fulfill our mission of ‘transform self-awareness into a higher level of service, job satisfaction and overall well-being'.
I have contributed to many books and authored one - BREAK FREE: 52 Tips to Escape from Your Self-Imposed Prison and developed several tools to aid individuals in their personal and professional journey.
However, my most important accomplishment to date is being the mother of two awesome individuals.
Thank you for stopping by, and please let us know if we can be of any help!