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Becky Watson – Music 4 Wellness

Date: December 11, 2015 Category:

Becky Watson – Music 4 Wellness

Watson HeadshotBecky Watson is a small business owner, Navy veteran, and graduate of Boots 2 Business 2013, V-WISE New York City 2014, V-WISE National San Antonio 2014, and EBV SU 2014. Her business, Music for Wellness, provides programs and services for enriching the mind, body, and spirit through music. She is passionate about supporting the health and healing of veterans and people who are community heroes.

How It Happened: “I am so passionate and wanted to continue to serve and share the power of music therapy programs with older adults and caregivers living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Watson served over 25 years as a Navy Supply Corps Officer, leading, mentoring, and coaching hundreds of sailors, civilians and contractors while managing millions of dollars. Watson achieved the rank of Captain and retired. After serving her country in the military, she wanted to continue to serve older adults and veterans with her passion for music.

Achieving the rank of Captain,  Watson retired in 2014.  Pursuing her dream to continue to serve older adults and caregivers through music, she completed several training programs in facilitation of drumming and keyboard, and a degree in music therapy. Watson is a recipient of the “Social Venture Award” from the IVMF, Citi’s “Realizing Your Dream” Competition in Virginia in 2015, and a semi-finalist for the InnovateHER Business Plan Competition in Virginia in 2015.  She is also a guest lecturer at Eastern Virginia Medical School of Gerontology, Old Dominion University and local health care facilities on the benefits of music for the mind, body and spirit.

According to Watson, her love for music has brought her to entrepreneurial success:

“Music is a creative and effective way to energize, engage, and empower older adults to live in the moment and to experience joy. It is through sharing my passion of seeing the wonderful effects of music with others that gives me fulfillment.”

Watson lives in Virginia with her husband, a 20 year Navy veteran, and two children. She enjoys traveling, being involved in children’s sports and events, jogging, biking, and yoga. Watson holds an MBA from Troy University, a Bachelor degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University and a BA in Business Economics from Bethany College.

Becky Watson is a business woman, military veteran, and leading lady of V-WISE! Check her out at http://www.music4wellness.net.