Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: Hi, I am Zakiya Crawford and I am an insurance agent & community capacity builder.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? I have always been involved in my community and want others to know the importance of giving back. With me fusing my insurance credentials it helps me to help people always have protection in every major area of their lives. I know that the community is the heart of the nation and once you give back and become a leader you are always walking in purpose.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? I would tell them to keep God first, stay faithful, and never give up. I know people say this often but the ability to keep going no matter what life brings you is key. Also, studying insurance is not easy, very technical.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: I think for me it was trusting others, I started a business with my best friend and it didn't work out. I was very upset and felt defeated, but you can't take that out on everyone. You have to learn that not everyone had bad intentions.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018? I am working on a major community event brininging together the top leaders in home ownership, credit repair , insurance , and more ,
How can readers connect with you online and through social media: For right now follow me on Instagram, @zakiya.v and my website will be up soon!