Claudia Batson was born and raised in Guyana, South America. She migrated to the United States of America in 2001. She has been heavily committed and involved in Youth Ministry, Young Adults Ministry and Dance Ministry at her Church for over ten (10) year. Claudia stems from an academic background initially focused on studying and training in Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Her studies later transitioned into a graduate degree focus which led to her earning a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science with a Pharmacological Sciences concentration at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Claudia has been working in the Pharmaceutical Industry for seven (7) year and has been tirelessly honing and expanding her skills in Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, and most recently Project Management. A newly certified PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt trained professional, she has successful garnered two highly-esteemed promotions within a 14 months window and will soon transition from managing a global team of Regulatory Affairs Associates located on three (3) major continents to Consulting with a highly-visible and competent Team within her Company.
Claudia’s extensive focus has been constantly evolving. At this time, she specifically dedicates time for spiritual development, encouragement and fellowship with the young adults. She also dedicates her heart and energies to her Fashion Accessories Business, Felicity’s Creative Designs, where she and her mother, Claudette Batson, handcraft chic, sophisticated and bold Fashion Accessories for all women and children.
Learn more about Claudia in this week’s Spotlight Saturday.
WHAT FELICITY’S CREATIVE DESIGNS DOES
Felicity’s Creative Designs specializes in handcrafted fashion accessories for women and children.
WHAT FELICITY’S CREATIVE DESIGNS IS KNOWN FOR
“We are known for our women’s clutch purses and handbags. We are known for this because we create unique (one-of-a kind), exciting, fresh, bold and elegant designs for each clutch purse!”
HOW FELICITY’S CREATIVE DESIGNS GOT STARTED
Felicity’s Creative Designs was founded in Summer 2012.
Claudia says: “While preparing for a friend’s wedding in August 2012, I was searching for a gold clutch purse with earrings and bracelet to match. After searching tirelessly for weeks, I approached my mom with the idea to design and make a matching set using her ‘needlepoint on canvas’ technique – this way I would be assured a unique and complementary set of accessories to match my dress. My mom, Chief Designer and Crafting Artisan, and I worked together to design a beautifully handcrafted canvas clutch purse with earrings and bracelet to match. I was delighted! Compliments abound and several months later, I applied for a Business License under the Legal Entity “Felicity’s Creative Designs.” Felicity is one of my middle names (Claudia Ann Felicity Batson).”
Her amazingly creative and talented mother.
Claudia explains: “My mother has been my greatest influence because she is the most loving, nurturing, inspiring, encouraging, protective, hopeful, faithful, and prayerful person I know!”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Claudia’s favorite pastime includes dancing and volunteering with animals, especially with cats.
“I LOVE cats.”
IF HER LIFE WERE A MOVIE
The Unexpected Journey
Claudia explains: “My title would be “The Unexpected Journey” because I only had one specific future plan with respect to my career and personal life mapped out perfectly, but life has certainly taken an unexpected turn which has led me to this path I am currently walking – albeit unexpected, it has been exciting, challenging (positive way) and beyond my expectations and imagination so far!”
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
“Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to admit your failures and shortcomings – refuse to let those failures imprison and stagnate your future growth and happiness. Release them! Shout them out from the rooftop (if possible) and move on ‘upward’ with your life!”
WHAT TO EXPECT IN FUTURE
“You can certainly expect positive energy, support, encouragement, growth, new businesses and initiatives from me in the future!”