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Rising Stars: Meet Coretta Yeadon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Coretta Yeadon.

Hi Coretta, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today.
My name is Coretta Yeadon, and I am a wife and a new mom of twin boys. My journey started over seven years ago when I graduated from Columbia College to become a high school mathematics teacher. I am from a small town called St. Stephen South Carolina where I had so many successful professionals surrounding me. I come from a community of teachers, lawyers, doctors, principals, and business owners. I too wanted to be able to contribute to the growth of my community one day.

I have always been ambitious, driven, and I value creating relationships. Now, I am a mortgage loan officer with Thrive Mortgage, and I am using all the skills I have acquired throughout my life’s journey to help people achieve their dream of homeownership. No matter how I assist my clients, they will always leave knowing more about the home buying process than when they started. I treat my clients like family because our relationship is more than a transaction.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
My journey has not been easy. When I started my career as a high school mathematics teacher straight out of college, I assume my career in education would never end. However, I soon had to leave the profession because my husband joined the United States Air Force, and we moved to England. For three years, I took the time to start over, discover what I was passionate about, and travel. Being alone in a new environment made step outside my comfort zone tremendously and created a whole new village.

However, there were challenges trying to start a new career in a whole new country with little resources. Being a military spouse, you sometimes are over-qualified and underpaid due to the lack of job opportunities overseas. I knew I had to keep working on my skills to prepare for my return to the United States. During that time, I completed my M.S in Financial Management, received a Paralegal Certificate, and studied to become a mortgage loan officer. I doubted myself so many times over the last seven years. I felt like I would never find my true purpose. However, I just needed to be patient. Now as a mortgage loan officer, I can see how all the skills I have acquired led me to this very moment.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a mortgage loan officer and I get the opportunity to help borrowers in so many ways. I originate loans for people looking to purchase a home. I educate borrowers on the home buying process, and I work to help get their credit ready. I assist homeowners in refinancing their home loan or open a home line of credit to fund home improvements. Lastly, I can help people create generational wealth through investment properties.

My favorite part of my job is educating and empowering people every day to believe in the dream of homeowners. Any opportunity I get to talk with a potential borrowers I try to empower them with the information they may not have accessible to them. I lead with honesty and integrity to help build trust between me and my client.

What does success mean to you?
Success is a feeling of wholeness and gratitude for the impact you have made on the lives of others. It can only be measured by you. No one can determine how great you are or how great you will become but YOU.

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