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The Garden

Empowerment for your future

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The Garden Professional Services

  • Through our comprehensive personal and professional development training, we are committed to empowering and supporting our clients in achieving their personal and professional goals.  Our service model uses a variety of training strategies to reach and teach our clients. Through workshops, seminars, and one-on-one consultations, we deliver personalized  service to our clients. 
  •  Our goal for our clients is to be empowered to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Whether it is parenting or professional development we goal is sustainable improvement. 
  • Take a stroll through The Garden and learn how we can help you meet your personal and professional growth goals.

Expertise, Experience, Empowerment

  • Our facilitator, Alcyon "Alli" Smalls, has served as a GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator) for 10 years. She is an award winning Career & Personal Development Specialist. Ms. Smalls is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Career Specialist of the Year Awards for the State of South Carolina and the Midlands of South Carolina concurrently. She is a global mentor through the Hot Mommas® Project and a recipient of the 2011 Global Mentoring Award from George Washington University and the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
  • Ms. Smalls earned her Master’s Degree with Distinction in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University. She graduated with High Honors from Post University earning her Bachelors of Science in Human Services Counseling. In addition, she is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Midlands Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Public Service with a Human Services concentration.
  •  In addition to her work as a career and personal development specialist in The Garden, Ms. Smalls provides career guidance to youth at Dreher High School as well as Epworth's Children’s Home in Columbia, South Carolina. She also serves as an adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College. Her personal mission is to empower others to achieve their goals.  
  • Finally, Ms. Smalls is the author of Parenting with Pleasure Strategies for Today’s Parent.  Parenting with Pleasure is a publication inspired by The Garden empowerment workshops for parents.  The e-book is available on Amazon.com at tiny.cc/by1r0y.  To order a print copy, go to the Contact Us section and email your request.


A Personal Empowerment Journey...

Alli Smalls, Career & Personal Development Specialist

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Our Services

Personal & Professional Development for Business

  •  Through professional skills training, we are committed to providing effective training to improve productivity and customer service.   

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Personal & Professional Development for Parents

  •  Parenting is a tough job and children don’t come with instructions. We recognize the important job of parenting and the challenges parents face in rearing children to adulthood. 

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Career & Personal Development for Youth

  • Today's youth are exposed to, and influenced by, a myriad of information with very little guidance.

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The Garden SC, LLC

Columbia, South Carolina, US