Suzanne McKinley started multiple businesses for other people prior to acquiring a severe disability. In midlife, she found herself on SSDI, with two children, one divorce, and a ten-year-old Volvo. When she decided to try working, self-employment and business ownership seemed second nature for Suzanne. A natural student, she had collected multiple master's degrees, multiple licenses, and learned self-accommodations for her disability. One thing she had not counted on was the resistance of bankers and other business professionals to assist a woman with few resources and a disability. Suzanne persisted, forming Prism Group, LLC, a business in Iowa with support staff and subcontractors that eventually exceeded $100,000 in gross revenues.
She now leads a small business that offers counseling and assessment, work adjustment programs for people with disabilities who are "stuck"in their efforts to return to work, and also social security benefits planning. In 2005 she produced the CD entitled "Pathways to Employment: Visualize Yourself into Your Ideal Job" which is available at Amazon.com. Suzanne finds her work with other people with disabilities to be both rewarding and inspirational.
Prism Group, LLC
3650 68th Street, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50322