That Girl Meets: Brandi Waters, CEO Supportive Care, LLCApr 16, 2022
By Natasha Lee.
Brandi Watters is CEO of Supportive Care, LLC. Having became a certified nursing assistant in 1997 and a medical assistant in 2000. She started Supportive Care, LLC, to provide in-home care to anyone in need of assistance. With services ranging from light chores, bathing, setting up and distributing medication; To rehabilitation, post-op care, surgery recovery, covid testing, and companionship and support in caring for a loved one, Brandi listened to the needs of her community and ensured they were aptly met.
From an early age, this entrepreneur knew her purpose was to care for others, which she would, in turn, have to do throughout adulthood for her son through various health scares and caring for her mother.
When asked what being #thatgirl means to you, She replied by supporting and celebrating others' wins. I agree. Brandi's determination to make those in need feel comfortable while battling illnesses is a form of compassion we could all learn from.
I had the opportunity to ask Brandi a few questions about her journey. Here's what she had to say.
Brandi, describe yourself using one word.
What inspired you to be The Female CEO?
I wanted to break generational curses and build something for my children.
Do you consider Nurses to be Hidden Heroes?
Yes, simply put, they are angels in comfortable shoes.
How have you used your skills and profession to care for those during the pandemic and on an everyday basis?
I consider my patients to be family. Honestly, I spend more time with them than with my own family! I made sure they didn't feel alone and made sure to keep that line of communication between them and their families by Facetime, on my personal phone, and phone calls. I also didn't forget about my fellow nurses, CNA's and healthcare workers. Every payday, I purchased lunch for two healthcare workers through Cashapp.
How would you describe your passion for others? Do you think caring for others makes you a better person?
I knew my purpose was to care for others from an early age. I cared for my son through a few health scares, and I also cared for my mom in her late stages of life. I knew then that I had found my purpose, and that's what I was created to do. It genuinely fulfils me.
Tell us about your new company Supportive Care LLC? Who does it cater to? Why did you start this company and What solution does it solve for your clients?
Supportive Care LLC is a company that will provide excellent quality care in the comfort of your own home. It caters to anyone in need of assistance with rehabilitation, companionship, post-op care, medication setups, bathing, light chores, and support to a family member caring for a loved one. I started this company because I remember how tough it was trying to care for my mom with stage 4 cancer while obtaining a full-time job and raising a 6-year-old at the same time. It was rough, and sometimes you just needed a break to go to the store or take a moment to breathe.
What are your thoughts on the entrepreneur journey thus far? Has it been challenging?
My Entrepreneur Journey hasn't been the easiest. I'm used to going to work and doing my thing. I didn't know the other side of it. It takes time, patience, research and a whole bunch of confidence. The biggest challenge for me is letting go of self-doubt.
How do you balance your life between working hard and playing hard?
It is so important to me to make that balance between work and play. You have to reward yourself for your hard work. Every time I get paid, I pay myself first, then pay the bills. I don't care if it is just ice cream; It doesn't have to be prominent every time.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I am less stressed, happier, and making others happy while doing what I love.
You often share social media posts about your family & friends; tell us why it's important to recognize your love for others?
The love from the ones I love has made me who I am. Especially my sons, they fuel my fire.
How long have you been a nurse? Why did you choose this profession?
I have been a nurse for eight years. I started out being a CNA in 1997, then became a Medical Assistant in 2000, so this has always been my passion.
Where can we find you online?
What are your thoughts on the staggering death rate amongst women after getting cosmetic surgery? Why are you happy to serve this community?
It's terrifying and sad. Not enough information is being provided. They get the surgery and get kicked out with little to no information to follow. I am excited to give the post-op care and the education they need.
Why do you feel that those who are elderly and suffer from disabilities need companion buddies? Why are you happy to serve this community?
Companion buddies are so important. They can feel a void in a person's life and make them smile again. Imagine outliving a spouse you've been with for years. I would imagine it would be traumatic and very lonely.
Who would you like to thank for the success in your life? Who contributed to the woman that you are?
I would like to thank my beloved mother; she saw things in me that I didn't see myself. She embodied strength, and I definitely get my work ethic from her. May her soul continue to rest. My two reasons, Recco Jr and Jeremiah, I hope I make you proud and to the rest of my family and my circle of friends, I thank you all for pouring into me, believing in me and pushing me beyond my limits.
What's your favourite ice cream?
Favourite ice cream: Superman
Natasha Lee is a visionary, entrepreneur and advocate for all things SHE led. She has built businesses, raised a family and worked alongside some of the most inspirational women globally.
Her #ThatGirl brand is all about strong female leadership, and she wears what she preaches! Have you seen the red lipstick cute T-shirts?! From an early age (She was an 8-year-old DIVA) to the present day, she worked toward her dreams. Natasha doesn't allow anything to hold her back. You can read all about her journey to becoming That Girl here and if you want to ask her any questions drop into The Community
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