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Vernon H. Mason, Jr. M.Ed.

Vernon Mason Jr. M.Ed. at Southern Conference on Children

Author, Humorist, Inspiring
Keynote Speaker, and Workshop
Trainer Extraordinaire

Session Information

Don’t Waste a Crisis! – A Story of Perseverance During Tough Times!

When bad things happen we have a choice to either give up and go home or stand up and fight!  Remember that saying “fight or flight”?  In this keynote, Mason tells his story of being knocked down and how he decided to take control and do it on his terms.  It wasn’t always easy or pretty but he fought his way back.

This is an inspiring story of a director who brought his early childhood program through a natural disaster and came out on top!  According to Mason, “I didn’t make it on my looks, brain or my family’s money because all 3 are mediocre!” Mason will also share stories of some of the most seemingly talented people like Julia Child and Lucille Ball and how they were discouraged and told they would never make it. Participants will leave uplifted with a sense that anything is possible as long as you have humor and perseverance!


Humble Beginnings

With a $5,000 credit card in 1991, he and his mother opened a small child care center with a capacity of 30 that grew to 125. In 1999, it was destroyed by a natural disaster. After rebuilding and starting over, Mason grew WEE SCHOOL Child Development Center to 248 children in just 2 years. When he turned 40 he purchased three troubled childcare centers in just 12 months.  What a midlife crisis! He still wonders why he didn’t have an affair or buy a sports car like everybody else. He is currently the owner of five centers with 100 staff caring for 600 children.

Inspiring and Training

Several years ago, as a natural step, Mason began consulting, training, secret-shopping and giving keynote addresses. He is known for his inspiring storytelling, candor, and humor in his presentations at local, state, and national conferences.

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#SCOC19 | January 26, 2019 | Nessmith-Lane Center | Statesboro, GA


Last updated: 12/12/2018