What inspired you to become a CEO?
My inspiration to become my own boss came from my upbringing of my family being entrepreneurs and community servants. I begun as early as 8 years old washing hair in my cousin’s salon and volunteering in the community. The ability to be able to have the freedom of not being afraid to make a mistake was a seed planted in me to be fearless also allowed me to see the vulnerability of being compassionate and loving towards others. I knew by 19 years old I would serve in the nonprofit sector in some fashion.
What has been your most exciting accomplishment to date?
To date my most exciting accomplishment is when I launched the A Bella LaFemme Society, Soy Luxe Candle Collection. We conducted the launch during the middle of the pandemic to empower and inspire people to be RESILIENT.® . Since launching in June, we have our new best seller, Grey Sweatpants Candle® . Which is a conversation starter and never a dull moment.
Any 2 pieces of advice you would share with emerging CEOs?
My most essential pieces of advice would be to be realistic about what you are perusing. If you are having a hard time sleeping at night, and you are feeling doubtful and crazy, GO AHEAD AND GO HARD! That’s the feeling of transforming and blooming. You are ready to enter the next level. Be graceful and never switch up on your team, even if you are your own team!
What is next for you in 2020?
The next goal for me in 2020 is to finish the 4th quarter strong and well. This have been a year for us all. I will be celebrating by hosting a soft book launch through my publishing company, Educated Bella Publishing, LLC. Along with the launch, set goals for my nonprofit organization for next quarter.
How can readers connect with you online?
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