There is no denying that our world is becoming more global. With advanced technology and the use of the Internet, it is easier to communicate and share with people across the globe. And as the world becomes “global” there is a necessity for all of us to expand, grow, learn new cultures, and learn how to better communicate with one another. Brandi Young-Sharp has a passion for bridging the language gap between cultures and helping companies become more culturally aware and responsible. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Brandi is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Language Access, Inc. a firm that specializes in interpretation and translation services as well as multicultural training and education.
What is your passion?
Advocating and getting involved with organizations that reach out to the new American community, building capacity and encouraging reading and education.
Are you living your dream?
I feel like I am still working towards that. Whenever I get the chance to be totally submersed in helping and not thinking about having to pay my bills, then I would be living my dream.
How do you balance family and career?
Balancing family and career is so tricky, especially if you are an extrovert who loves to socialize. I really have to be conscientious of my calendar and time to make sure I am making the most out of every hour I schedule. When I do not plan out my day, including lunches, and homework time with my kids, I find myself a little out of control and less productive.
How do you relax?
Spending time with my sister in law unwinding and acting “Girlie and Feminine” (painting toe nails, etc.). I also like to have alone time in a quiet place (usually the bathroom) reading the Bible or a nonfiction book.
What 3 things can’t you live without?
I just couldn’t live without knowing that Jesus is my Savior and that I am saved because of Him dying on the cross for me. I could not live without my family and their support and love. Lastly I couldn’t live without my integrity and self worth.
What book are you reading?
Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age by Juana Bordas, the book before that was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
What is your main time management tool?
I wish I could say my mind but honestly it’s a combination of my husband, my mother (although she lives in California- I include her in my appointments so she can follow up with me and ask me if I met with my client or called them back after the appt.) and my Smartphone and its amazing apps!
To contact Brandi call 614 224-2524 office 614 224-2544 fax or visit Advanced Language Access at www.advancedlanguageaccess.com.