Having financial freedom is a dream many people have difficulty achieving. From bad credit scores to low wages, working a 9-5 job might provide enough for the majority. In addition, roadblocks will always be there for most of us; from broken families to abusive households, circumstances that people had growing up might also hinder their growth. Like most people, Dion Coopwood, aka Mr. Phenomenal Power, went through most of these. However, despite that challenge, he worked his way to formulate methods that may help people learn and improve their financial literacy.
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Dion’s life was not pretty from the get-go. “Growing up in Chicago, we understand that it was not easy. Life just necessarily was not fair. I grew up in a broken home. Did not have my dad, no relationship there, probably met him about four or five times, to be honest with you.” he says on the show Inside The Vault with AshCash on the Earn Your Leisure Youtube channel.
Despite going through these challenges, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2008. He further developed his leadership skills with extensive customer service experience and his long stint as a Store Manager for two different telecommunications companies. In addition, he also worked as a Regional Marketing Director for Capital Choice Financial Group, receiving multiple accolades and distinctions within his four-year tenure.
Married and blessed with three children, Dion is also a family man. He takes care of his mom to this day and ensures he gives back to the people important to him. “Even though I did not have a relationship with a [father figure] growing up and somebody to show me the way, I am going to allow that situation to motivate and inspire me to be the best father figure, the best individual I can be to my family.”
With six years as a financial literacy educator, he formed Dominate the Decade University, a mentorship group dedicated to teaching people how to start a successful entrepreneurial career through financial literacy and mentorship. “I started Dominate the Decade to impact the culture from a financial perspective, to help people learn how to leverage the bank’s money so you can live the lifestyle you deserve and start, grow, or scale a business,” he mentioned on a recent Facebook post.
The startup mainly focuses on the importance of mentorship regardless of financial status. The courses they offer tell individuals the importance of “A coach to guide you. Someone who will tell you how to run the play.” as Dion puts it. At its core, Dominate the Decade help individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners understand how to enhance their credit rapidly and establish business credit, so they can leverage both to start, grow, and scale a business and live the lifestyle they deserve.
To this day, Mr. Phenomenal Power has helped numerous businesses and individuals obtain their goals and dreams by teaching them how credit and money work via financial literacy—teaching Personal credit, business credit, business funding, Tradelines and last but not least, manufacturing spending.
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