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"I didn't start college ready, but I started and completed 5 college programs!"
Dr. Trenna Richardson

Welcome to your destiny coach's corner!​

Are you ready to unlock the power within you and turn your dreams into reality? If so, you're in the right place. I'm Dr. Trenna Richardson, and I'm here to guide you on your journey towards reaching your fullest potential. With a compassionate heart and a wealth of knowledge in personal development, I'm dedicated to helping you navigate the twists and turns of life to achieve your goals and aspirations. Whether you're striving for career success, seeking fulfillment in relationships, or longing to discover your true purpose, I'm here to support you every step of the way.​  As a seasoned coach, I understand that each individual's path is unique. That's why I take a personalized approach, tailoring my guidance to meet your specific needs and aspirations. Through a combination of proven strategies, insightful reflections, and unwavering support, I'll coach you to tap into your inner strength.​  But coaching isn't just about setting goals—it's about uncovering your true potential and living a life that's aligned with your deepest desires. That's why I'm committed to creating a nurturing and non-judgmental space where you can explore your dreams, confront your fears, and embrace your authentic self.​  Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey—one that leads you not only to success but to fulfillment, joy, and purpose. Are you ready to take the first step toward your destiny? Let's embark on this journey together. Join me, and let's unlock the extraordinary potential that lies within you.

All About Dr. Trenna Richardson

Dr. Trenna Richardson started college as a first-generation, low-income, and academically underprepared minority who completed five nursing programs.  Richardson started her nursing career in 1991 after completing a practical nursing program at a community college.  Then, she went on to graduate from Texarkana Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1993, from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1995, from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2007, and from Post University with a Doctoral of Nursing Practice Degree in Educational Leadership in 2022. 


Richardson is committed to social justice work in higher education and has a deep passion to help improve student retention and graduation rates for diverse students.  Richardson has taught nursing for 16 years and has served as an Interim Dean of Nursing.  As Interim Dean of Nursing, she was tasked to oversee day-to-day operations for nursing students enrolled in six different nursing programs: two Day Traditional RN programs, two Evening Traditional RN programs, one LPN to RN Fast Track program, and one Paramedic to RN Fast Track program.  Richardson currently holds the position as an associate professor, data manager, assessment coordinator, and  retention specialist at Tennessee State University.

Professional Training and Certificates

During 2019-2022, Richardson received certificates for the following: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Train-the-Trainer from the Community College of Baltimore County; Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE); Effective Practice Framework from ACUE; Belonging and Inclusive Teaching after completing a Lumen Circles Fellowship.  Due to Richardson’s outstanding work in the Lumen Circles Fellowship, she was invited to participate as a panelist presenter on Belonging and Inclusive Teaching at the Tennessee Board of Regents Lumen Circles Showcase during 2020-2021.



Richardson conducted presentations on Cultural Awareness and Teaching at the statewide Tennessee Board of Regents High Impact Practices Conference; Equity and Diversity at DSCC Student Leadership Retreat; and six Culturally Responsive Teaching workshops to train postsecondary full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and administrators. She has served as a member of the DSCC Achieving the Dream Core Committee, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, the American Nurse Association, the Tennessee Nurse Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. Richardson has been nominated twice for the Outstanding Faculty Member Award at DSCC and was awarded in 2020-2021. In 2022, she was the recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award.  

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