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Becky Watson

Becky J. Watson, MBA, MT-BC

Biography

Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, is the Founder and Owner of Music for Wellness, a company that provides programs and services for enriching mind, body, and spirit through music.  As one of the rare women to become a former Navy Captain, Becky has always been passionate about supporting the health and healing of veterans and older adults who are community heroes.

Raised on a farm in Kansas, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics at Bethany College and an MBA from Troy State in Norfolk, VA.  During Becky’s 25 year Navy career, she lead, mentored, and coached hundreds of sailors, civilians and contractors while managing millions of dollars and providing operational logistics.  Pertinent to Music Therapy, Becky formally ran also ran several 24 hour fitness centers due to her commitment to health.

After serving her country, she chose to continue serving older adults with her passion of music.  She completed multiple training programs in facilitation of drumming, keyboard, and a degree in Music Therapy plus a 6 month music therapy internship at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, VA.  Becky now creates music products and programs to enhance the quality of life in supporting the health and well-being of older adults living with dementia, care partners and health care professionals in the Geriatric Industry.  Becky recently completed Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care (PAC) training and provides dementia awareness workshops to care partners and dementia health care professionals.

Becky Watson placed 3rd during the The D’Aniello Family Foundation and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) D’Aniello Family Foundation Business Plan Competition.  She is also the recipient of the “Social Venture Award” during Citi’s and Institute of Veteran and Military Families (IVMF’s) “Realizing Your Dream” Business Competition for Veterans, “Entrepreneurial Award” from the Still Hope Foundation that inspires and Empower the Women in Norfolk, VA, and a Semi-Finalist for the InnovateHER Business Plan Competition in Norfolk, VA.  She is also a dynamic presenter and speaker during national and local conferences and guest lecturer at Eastern Virginia Medical School of Gerontology and Old Dominion University.   Becky lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband Rod (retired Navy Officer) and two children.

  • Nov
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    all-day American Music Therapy Associati... @ Union Hotel
    American Music Therapy Associati... @ Union Hotel
    Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day
    National American Music Therapy Association 2017 Conference, “A Mindful Approach Music Therapy” 07:00 PM – 02:00 PM St. Louis Union Station Hotel 1820 Market St. St. Louis, MO , 63103
  • Horses Helping Heroes “Thank you for your very thorough report. I can say, as not only the Program Director but also a Board member, that I am impressed with how well you grasped the workings of our program with just your short exposure to this wonderful service to our veterans.” Horses-Helping-Heros
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