Medghyne Calonge, MBA-HRM, PA is an educated and experienced family law mediator who has a passion for helping her clients attain the best outcomes with their cases. She merges her education, training, and experience to provide a compelling yet caring experience for her clients. Medghyne is certified in parenting coordination, an arbitrator, certified paralegal, and is currently working on finalizing her training certification on becoming a family lawyer. As someone who watched her parents battle out a tough divorce herself, Medghyne has an exceptional understanding of the process and the emotional stress that divorce and custody battles can take on children and their parents. She has a deep appreciation for the opportunity that mediators and lawyers facilitate in bettering the lives of her clients and their families.
Medghyne is also a certified human resource professional and works as a Human Resources Manager. She is very well versed in the various aspects of human resources, including but not limited to management, employee relations, employee mediation, compliance, labor law relations, and recruiting.
Medghyne is an alumni of Tampa Catholic HS, obtained her B.A. from the University of South Florida, her MBA from Saint Leo University, and her J.D. in progress at Northwestern.
Medghyne is also a beauty, health, and fitness expert, and those who know her best will attest to the fact that beauty, nutrition, and dance have been a part of Medghyne Calonge throughout her life. Currently, Medghyne leads a fitness dance class through Zumba and is a beauty advisor with Avon, a wellness coach, and a distributor with Herbal Life Nutrition.
Medghyne is a firm believer in holistic health and the importance of having a healthy equilibrium – mentally, physically, and spiritually for the right life balance. She is a true humanitarian who believes in the importance of giving back to her community and volunteers for various nonprofits providing a range of services from administrative, legal document preparation, and food distribution.
How did you get started in this business?
I have always been interested in law as I have a true passion for it, and I have always wanted to own my business so starting my own business was just the natural thing for me to do.
How do you make money?
I provide public notary services, family mediation, legal document administration, marriages, divorces just to name a few. I also work for a very reputable government contractor as a human resources professional.
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
As of now I only started very recently and we’re still getting the word out. With the way things are going, I’m sure it won’t take long for the company to really jump when it comes to being profitable.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
In any new venture, I believe that there is always some form of doubt, but if you are passionate about your craft and persevere with hard work and determination – success will surely follow suit! So yes, I had doubts, but I was also very determined and believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way! I also firmly believe in this quote by Henry Ford, that “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
How did you get your first customer?
I believe our first client was suggested to us by a friend through a personal referral, this was before we started to really spread advertisements across multiple venues.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
We expanded to online advertisements, this includes various websites and social media platforms. It also doesn’t hurt to have a few ads on signs where people can see them.
What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?
Sometimes the smallest decisions can be the most difficult. There’s always the worry of making everything perfect and inviting, it can be so easy to get caught in the details and lose focus when your seeking perfection.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
I believe that being passionate, positive, and persistent has helped me in becoming successful. I firmly believe that it is very important to have passion for what you do, staying positive and focus on your goal, as well as being persistent and working hard until you accomplish your goal. No matter the challenging barriers – if you are passionate about your success and visualize it, and work smart yet hard – you will be successful!
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Helping my clients and seeing them get the best outcome for themselves and their loved ones is the most satisfying part of working in this field.
What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
I look forward to growing and expanding my legal practice. I am most excited about helping more clients attain the best solution for themselves and their loved ones through meditation.
What business books have inspired you?
One business book that I recently read that I found to be inspirational is ‘Business Law’ by Attorney Robert Emerson.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
One piece of advice that I would tell my younger self is to not take on multiple projects at once, as I have personally learned that it is best to take on one project at a time! As James Leal once said, “Delivering a project isn’t difficult, What’s difficult is delivering a project without first taking the time to plan properly” I would also tell my younger self to pursue my Doctor of Law degree prior to my Master’s Degree.
Are you willing to be a mentor? If so, how should someone contact you?
Yes, I am, and the best way for someone to contact me is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe that it is essential for leaders to share their stories and be willing to help and mentor our future generations for positive growth and overall success.