The PERSUNALITY team is comprised of innovators with different backgrounds, cultures and personalities who always collaborate with each other to find creative ways to enforce good communication and connection among people. The consultants successfully combine their academic background with their passion for helping others become the best versions of themselves through multiple tools and engagements. They are also regular speakers at conferences, entertainers, and educators who continuously lead or participate in community-building initiatives.


To create tools to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.


To have ever-lasting beneficial impact on people’s lives.

“African, Hispanic, White are all together in this place but the only group represented here, is simply the human race”

Meet our Team

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Carolina Smales

CEO & Founder

Carolina is an engineer native of Venezuela. She is also an Analytics Consultant who assists leaders in improving their operations based on data visualizations, using Business Intelligence platforms. She has more than 14 years of experience in a variety of strategic roles in Healthcare, and has worked for Carilion Clinic, Harvard University and Veterans Hospital Administration. She is an author and co-author of medical abstracts and publications.

Furthermore, Carolina is an artist by heart, and she finds great fulfillment in connecting with others through her singing and writing. In 2017 Carolina founded PerSUNality – “Bright to Brighten Someone’s Day”, a company that offers cultural development programs as well as different specialized services involving education, engineering, technology, innovation and Art. With her company, Carolina wishes to incentivize people use their brilliant talents and abilities towards meaningful causes. She hopes to captivate other individuals, organizations and businesses with unique modes of communication to empower social health.

Carolina has participated in multiple cultural initiatives with Local Colors, HACIENDA of Roanoke, SOMOS Virginia, Blue Ridge Literacy, Fashionista Roanoke, NuFocus Media and COLORS VA Magazine.

Alexander Scott

JOI Neuron developers and collaborators

Nancy Henderson


PROFESSIONAL GOAL - To enable all learners to achieve their potential

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – 25 years teaching students from all backgrounds including: Inner city, Appalachia, International, and Affluent

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, May 1991
Radford University, Radford, Virginia
B.S., Accounting, May 1986
Radford University, Radford, Virginia

•Early Education NK-4
•Gifted Education
•Middle Education 4-8


Roanoke County Schools, Long-term Math 7 substitute, Remediation teacher K-5/Substitute teacher K-12, Roanoke, VA September 2016-2017, August 2018-present

Franklin County Schools, 7th Grade Math, Rocky Mount, VA 2017-2018

Monterey Elementary, Resource teacher K-5, Roanoke City Public Schools, VA August 2015-May 2016

Gilbert Linkous Elementary, Montgomery County Public Schools,
VA 2009-2014 SOL Remediation Tutor, Gifted long term substitute January 2015-May 2015

Lynnhaven Elementary, Virginia Beach Public Schools, VA August 2014-January 2015
5th grade teacher, Title 1

Gilbert Linkous Elementary, Montgomery County Public Schools, VA 2009-2014
5th grade teacher, Math, English, Virginia Studies (inclusion and gifted)
•Contributor to the creation of new curriculum created by Montgomery County for 5th grade social studies through a grant from the Library of Congress
•Served on the Gifted Identification committee that included the GRT, administrator, & two teachers
•Introduced Linkous Legends to all staff at the request of my administrator as a way to organize all documentation obtained for students during the academic year
•Analyzed data obtained from Interactive Achievement, SOLs, and SuccessMaker to identify student weaknesses
•Successfully obtained the donation of 30 laptops from VA Tech to be used with Math technology & increase differentiation for all students
•Successfully obtained 6 iPods from Radford University to assist students in communicating with deaf classmates & to enhance learning with technology
•Chaired the Academic Achievement Committee Coordinated a three day field trip to Richmond, NAS, Virginia Beach, Jamestown, Williamsburg, & Pamplin Park for 60 students & 35 chaperones for 4 years

Greenbrier Middle School, Chesapeake Public Schools, VA 2008-2009
7th grade US History I teacher

Hugo Owens Middle School, Chesapeake Public Schools, VA 2007-2008
8th grade English and US History II teacher

Greenbrier Intermediate, Chesapeake Public Schools, VA 2002-2007
5th grade Virginia Studies and Language Arts
•Inclusion and gifted cluster teacher
•Chosen to participate in writing Reading Mastery Benchmarks by
SOL for 5th grade
•Reading Teacher of the Year 2006

College Park Elementary, Virginia Beach Public Schools, VA 1991-2002
5th grade
•Inclusion and gifted cluster teacher
•Selected to pilot the Math adoption designed by Virginia Beach
Public Schools
•Obtained my Gifted endorsement through Virginia Beach Public
Schools and UVA
•Trainer for Summer Professional Development Academy

Roanoke County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, Business
Personal Property Manager, VA 1988
•Focused on timely and accurate assessment and audits for local
taxation of all Roanoke County businesses, while providing the
citizens with professional and courteous service

Pat Ryan & Associates, Auditor 1986-1988
•Conducted audits of car dealerships throughout SW Virginia.