Boss Profile Terrell Dinkins

You gotta love a woman that carries around a calculator in her purse. Terrell Dinkins is an Independent Broker, Wealth Empowerment Speaker, and Author. She is teaching women how to create financial priorities to build wealth. Her book “One Bucket at a Time: A Woman’s Guide to Creating Wealth” is a must read for women of all walks of life. Read more about Terrell and her business.

Name: Terrell Dinkins

Follow her on: Instagram; Twitter; Facebook; LinkedIn 

Her 9-5: Independent Broker

Job Title: Independent Broker, Wealth Empowerment Speaker, Author

Her After 5: One Bucket Nation, LLC

Location: Atlanta, GA


Terrell Dinkins is a wealth empowerment speaker, entrepreneur, and author.  As a speaker, her goal is to help individuals understand the importance of getting their financial priorities in order for now and the future. Her book, “One Bucket at a Time: A Woman’s Guide to Creating Wealth” was released in December 2015 with great reviews from US Book of Reviews and readers. The book is available at all Barnes and Noble stores, Amazon, Booklogix, and

Terrell is a true “Georgia Peach”. She is a native of Atlanta and received her BBA from Georgia Southern University, her MBA from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics in Atlanta, completed the executive program for Financial Planning from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and earned her ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) designation from The American College of Financial Services. She sits on the board of Henry County Toastmasters. She is also a member of the Twenty Pearls Foundation, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her greatest accomplishments are being a wife and mother of two children.

What services does your business offer?

One Bucket Nation is a promotional company that provides personal finance and wealth building education through public speaking, consulting, marketing, and book distribution.

Why did you start this business?

My publisher suggested that I create a separate company for my book sales. I decided that I would expand the company and run all of my speaking engagements through the company as well. My focus as a speaker is wealth empowerment, particularly for women.

Why did you enter into this industry?

I have worked in the personal finance/wealth building business for more than ten years. I think it is important that we become informed about our finances, particularly women since we typically outlive our male counterparts.

What challenges did you face launching your business?

Branding yourself as a new author is always a challenge. The most difficult part of branding is finding multiple outlets outside of social media.

What experiences did you learn from corporate America?

I was able to create a real-world guide for my book utilizing my skills as a financial advisor. The stories in my book are real.  I even share my own personal stories as examples of what I did to create wealth.

What helped you transition from corporate employee to entrepreneur?

I actually share this story in my book.  Even though I majored in finance in college and worked in the banking industry for several years after college, I worked more than 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry. After the pharmaceutical company went through a downsizing, I made the decision to take a severance package and never looked back. I wanted to get back to my roots of finance. I wanted to change mindsets and help others with wealth building.

What tools do you use to help manage your business?

The best technical tool I use in my business is not all that technical.  It is a budget.  I provide a list of items to consider in your budget in the back of my book, “One Bucket at a Time: A Woman’s Guide to Creating Wealth”

One Bucket at a Time

Morning/Evening routine:

I meditate when I rise, check my emails, and then I workout. I try to workout at least four days a week.

Favorite quote:

“She believed she could, so she did”

“A Borrower is a slave to the lender”

3 Things in your purse you cannot live without:

HP10bII (my favorite calculator), mechanical pencil, and my cell phone.

Boss Profile Terrell Dinkins Items in purse


Advice I would give to my younger self:

Lighten up, have more fun, and don’t be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone.

6-word memoir:

Always Listen to Your Inner Voice

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