"We start together, we finish together"
The only thing Bridgett Renay loves doing more than serving her fellow Veterans is being an authorpreneur. If you let her tell it, the first spoken words from the quiet but observant three-time bestselling author were, “Everyone deserves to leave behind a fabulous legacy”.
But before pursuing her dream of becoming an acclaimed writer and business owner, the pragmatic Bridgett Renay believed she had to first make good on a promise she made to God. That promise revolved around the pursuit of higher learning and community service and was made after He removed her from a traumatic incident. Little did she know those two entities would be the guiding forces behind her life experiences.
The years of personal triumphs earning a Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship from Cornell University, a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication, and a Master of Business Administration, as well as professional growth with 25+ years in corporate America and a Retired Navy Reservist, tells the story of a journey that took her to faraway places, introduced her to intoxicating people, and shaped the way she views the world and her place in it.
As the result, she began to focus her writing on no longer entertaining, but empowering the masses instead. And now, after surviving a tour as a Military Patrolman in the Middle East Post 9/11, Bridgett Renay has rededicated herself to serving the insecure employee as well as those who unselfishly served by her side while never forgetting her unit's motto, "We start together, we finish together."
Leadership is definitely not a new concept for Bridgett Renay. As a graduate from the Navy Leadership and Ethics Center in San Diego, California, she has spent over two decades serving the United States Navy as either a Training Officer, Administrative Officer, Career Counselor, and a Leading Petty Officer. It is there where she learned and used strong communication, team building, conflict resolution, and time management skills to train over 1,000 sailors on everything from Navy core values to career management. Bridgett Renay also served overseas where she observed various leadership styles within both the upper rankings of the United States Armed Forces as well as leadership styles within different cultures.
After retiring from the United States Navy Reserves, Bridgett Renay began her professional speaking career where she has landed on the same platform alongside powerhouse speakers such as Lisa Nichols, Shellie Hunt, Robin Roberts, and Johnny Wimbrey …to name a few. She also continues to collaborate with Cassandra Bradford, founder of the Run Women’s Conference, on various projects to help beginning entrepreneurs turn their vision into profitable business platforms.
To state that leadership runs through her veins is an understatement.
Public Relations Officer
"Helping Veterans Receive Benefits and
Understand Their Entitlements"
"Devoted to Mutual Helpfulness"
"Pick A Cause and Run With It"
United States Navy
Active Duty 1984-1988
Reserve Duty 1988-1994 and 1998-2014
Retired October 1, 2014
Youth Mentoring Coordinator
"To Tell HerStory"
"Little Girls Walk, Women Run"