Oct. 15, 2018


Tonjanae Watson

Public Relations Consultant


The First African American Woman to Receive the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership

LOS ANGELES Oct. 12, 2018 – San Jose resident and life coach, Nadine Watson, became the first African American woman to receive the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Faith International University. To obtain the degree, Nadine was required to put in two years worth of coursework and research that culminated into a field research project report.

Dr. Watson’s field research was a 6-week workshop designed to create demonstrable change in the lives of others. At the end of the 6 weeks, the 12 women who participated reported learning new tools to manage emotions, thoughts, and behavorial responses. They also reported having a self-awareness of their human nature and gained confidence and competence to excel as leaders in their communities.

After graduation, Dr. Watson said, “I look forward to utilizing all that I’ve learned over the years…to continue to develop myself as well as others.”

Dr. Watson considers herself a life-long learner and has a history of academic achievement. Her vast accomplishments include receiving her Bachelors of Science of degree in Business Management, a California Teaching Credential, a Masters of Business Administration with Honors, and a Professional Coaching Certification (PCC). After receiving her PCC she started her life coaching business, Sagacy Coaching. She also teaches leadership and professional developmental courses in corporations and non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Watson is now seeking opportunities to further impact her community and leave her legacy.