LaKisha Irby is a serial entrepreneur, author, and life coach. She is a woman moving and shaking and doing it unapologetically! As a rising entrepreneurial woman in today’s society, it is Lakisha sincere desire to show up great in everything she sets her hands to! We had an opportunity to learn more about her story and how she got started. Listen in…..
Who is Lakisha Irby at her core?
LaKisha Irby at her core is a passionate, hard-working individual who is a lover of life.
What has ignited this flame if passion in you to help so many others?
My passion to help others stems from wanting to see others win with me. If you win, I win. If you’re successful, then I’m successful.
What would the 21-year-old Lakisha tell the Lakisha of today?
The 21-year-old LaKisha would tell the LaKisha of today that I should have begun the journey to entrepreneurship and financial literacy then. The younger generation of entrepreneurs is taking advantage of every opportunity available to them. A cookie-cutter life was not you’re destiny and you’re not the average. That’s why you never felt as if you fit in.
Tell us more about your ministry/businesses.
All of my businesses are ministries. I don’t stand behind a pulpit, but I am an ordained minister. I own an early childhood facility along with my sister, a home care and concierge agency, a logistics company, and I’m a certified business coach. Each business provides solutions to the community we serve. Some businesses were started out of simple obedience. So many ask God to increase their territory, but when you’re obedient over the small, God can trust you in plenty.
Where do you see yourself in the next two years? Five years?
I see myself within the next few years a best selling author and empowerment speaker. I see myself with multiple successful companies, and last but not least, a family.
What’s next for Lakisha personally?
What’s next for me personally is to become an author.
What is the one thing that you know for sure?
One thing I know for sure is that no one owes you anything. If you want anything out of life, you have to work for it. People who are afraid of hard work are also afraid of success.
What is the greatest lesson that you have learned in ministry/business?
The greatest lesson I have learned is to do your research before getting into anything. Rather in ministry or in business, find out the requirements and if you don’t have the knowledge to be successful in your pursuits, then hire the professionals.
What advice would you give to that person who’s business is no doing so great and wants to give up?
The advice I would give a person whose business isn’t doing well is to understand that any successful business isn’t a microwave process. It takes time and consistency. I would encourage them to find someone who is successful in that very business to model their practices in addition to hiring a consultant that is also successful in that same area of business.
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