Vernisha Crawford, a former Massage Therapist, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UNC Charlotte and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She is a Master Level Certified Professional Life Coach & Community Consultant. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Vernisha specializes in trauma, mental health, resilience, and organizational change, with a knack for entrepreneurship. Her most honorable badge is motherhood, where she gets to learn from and experience her 5-year old daughter every day.
Vernisha is the Founder and CEO of Bringing You Excellence(B.Y.E.), LLC, a national consulting firm that helps organizations become trauma-informed and prioritize wellness. Their mission is to reduce workplace trauma within community-serving and corporate organizations and aims to change how the world views work and wellness.BYE has reached over 100,000 people online, hosted hundreds of conferences and trainings across the country dedicated to strengthening individual resilience, implement trauma-informed approaches within organizations, and build community resilience. BYE has helped secure and manage over $9Million in funding for small grassroot organizations to multi-billion dollar organizations.
Vernisha is also the Founder of BYE Foundation, a 501c3 organization and one of the first grant-making foundations that is taking a trauma-informed approach to funding. BYE is a strong partner of BYE Foundation and has a commitment to donate 10% of our annual revenue to their cause and other organizations that support their work.
Vernisha serves as a member of the Early Childhood Executive Committee at Smart Start, the NC ACES Task Force Advisory Board, NC Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health Committee, and Charlotte Lab School Board. Vernisha also teaches a Criminal Justice course at Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, and Fisk University.