Olga Kirshenbaum is a Money Whisperer and Owner of Rags to Riches Consulting. She empowers individuals, creative business owners and entrepreneurs to make money decisions with confidence. Even before starting college, she knew she wanted to be an accountant and decided to go to Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BS in Accounting. After graduation, she worked in several companies and a CPA firm for about 10 years where she was exposed to many creative industries like advertising, film production, virtual reality, ebook production, and visual effects.
Earlier this year, Olga released an ebook called "Shmoney Guide: Making Money Choices Doesn't Need to Be So Scary" focusing on the personal finance side of her work.
Website: Rags to Riches Consulting
Podcast: 9 Minutes of Creative Wisdom
Candace Spears is a mom, marketer, and strategist, fleeing corporate America, with her identity, time and talent in hand and on a mission to help other side hustling mompreneurs do the same. Candace talks and coaches startup strategy, career growth, full-time entrepreneurship transition, and balancing family life. All the things we encounter on this journey to make a #biggerimpact beyond the walls of a 9-to-5.
Candace is currently the host of Ambition, Honey & Hustle, a daily podcast focused on helping ambitious professionals avoid the slow-moving career and get paid for two things: 1. Doing what excites them and 2. Making an impact bigger than anyone thought was possible.
Get Candace's free checklist here: fleecorporatechecklist.gr8.com
You can connect with Candace here:
IG: Candace Spears
Podcast: Ambition, Honey & Hustle
You don't know what to charge for your services? Anthony English is a business coach in Sydney, Australia, and he specializes in helping people charge what they're really worth without feeling awkward or guilty.
Anthony is hilarious and I certainly enjoyed our convo. He gives us great advice on how to get out of our heads and charge our clients what we are worth. He actually says we should be talking potential clients out of working with us. You'll have to listen in to hear why and it's very intriguing.
Anthony has a beautiful family that keeps him busy along with his business coaching. I know you will enjoy this convo.
You can connect with Anthony here:
Howard Wolpoff is a business marketing strategist and coach. He recently, I released a new book - 45 Minute Business Breakthroughs. The book discusses methods he can show a business owner to triple their current number of leads, double their sales and increase their annual revenue by $50,000 or more…and without spending a cent on marketing or advertising. He also has an e-learning site where he teach small business owners how to become a marketing expert in just one year through weekly two hour lessons.
Howard is offering listeners of my podcast a free copy of his book. Visit his website below to get it.
You can connect with Howard here:
Website: Profit Master Business Solutions
LinkedIN: Howard Wolpoff
Amber Christian is the founder of Wonderly software solutions, a company using human-centered design to bring magic and joy to building software and experiences. Their first product, Bella Scena helps you go from deliberate to done through its to-do, calendar and meeting planning application.
She is also a speaker, writer and podcast host. She hosts the podcast Being Wonderly and talks about the journey to build a tech company. Before building Wonderly, Amber spent almost 20 years at the intersection of Finance and Technology implementing SAP globally for Fortune 500 companies.
During our conversation, Amber talks passionately about being an entrepreneur. She loves what she does and her enthusiasm is contagious. I was fascinated by her human-centered design programming and think all products and services should use that concept. Her product Bella Scena is an amazing product to help you stay on task and be productive.
You can connect with Amber here:
Twitter: Being Wonderly
LinkedIN: Wonderly Software
Instagram: Being Wonderly
**Amber has a special offer for the listeners of the podcast. Use code LAKISHA to get 50% off the first two months of your subscription. Also, for anyone that wants an even bigger discount, they can write a review of Bella to get 50% off the first year subscription! Here is the link for that information on how: https://meetbellascena.com/review/**
Chernika Corbett is a mother, wife, and entrepreneur working on this brand for the entire family. She resides in Boston but is from Georgia girl. She loves shoes; it's her therapy. Nikki is just a laid back woman that loves to travel.
Nikki says, "When we started DéJa Vu Skin it was rough, and still is rough, but our determination and dream of creating our own all-natural products continue to be work in progress. We don't always agree but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Our entire family is involved in the creation of this brand each and every day!"
She's found this level of peace in her life and business that she protects at all costs. She's really big on blocking on all negativity from her. If your vibe ain't right, my girl Nikki says you must move around from her!!
I love how this is a family business and they do it together! Their products are addictive and I think that's because they are made with love!
Nikki's advice to new entrepreneurs is to never give up and to do things their way not how others think they should be done.
Visit and purchase Nikki's products here:
DeJa Vu Skin
Ryan Narus is a millennial entrepreneur who graduated from Wake Forest University in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and Statistics. He worked sales for a little while but gained some invaluable lessons that led to him writing a book. He returned to Wake Forest to attain his MBA and started working at a big bank only to be unfulfilled and stuck. He quit that job. Flash forward 4 years and he's a part of 10 mobile home park acquisitions spanning ~1,245 pads. He now has several employees, the freedom to work his own hours, and actually makes more working for himself than he ever did in corporate America.
In our convo, Ryan talks about the 1% rule and how you have to set yourself apart from everyone else if you want to succeed. He gives very candid advice to aspiring and new entrepreneurs. This is one episode you do not want to miss!! Tune in now.
You can connect with Ryan here: www.archimedesgrp.com
Ramesha Dontha is a serial entrepreneur that has also worked for Fortune 100 companies in Senior management capacity in the US. Coming from a dusty, rural village in India, it was a dream come true for Ramesh but he lived the dream. He continues to live his dreams of writing, publishing, speaking, and just living a purposeful life. He writes extensively on entrepreneurship and also on technology topics like big data and data analytics.
Ramesh struggled to get his ventures off the ground initially so he decided to make sure that other entrepreneurs didn't have to go through those struggles. Thus creating his brand 'The Agile Entrepreneur'. He passionately believes that people should start their business as soon as possible (instead of taking courses, writing business plans, etc.) and keep iterating until they get it right. He started a podcast 'The Agile Entrepreneur Podcast' in May 2019 and has already completed 25 episodes.
Ramesh is a man of many talents. He also has a book called 'The 60 Minute Startup' coming out in October 2019.
**For my listeners, Ramesh has made a gracious offer. If you contact him and mention that you heard about his book on my podcast, he will send you a digital copy of his new book free of charge!**
You can connect with Ramesha here:
Website: Ramesh Dontha
Podcast: The Agile Entrepreneur
Tiffany is the founder and CEO of DreamsRecycled.com. After her own divorce was forced to recycle her life. She was repeatedly told she was unemployable since she was out of the workforce so long. After a fortuitous dream about problems selling her own engagement ring, she created her company for that purpose. DreamsRecycled.com started as the only marketplace that specializes in selling goods from one’s divorce.Today the site consists of the marketplace, articles, secondary divorce services directory and a great interactive community. Tiffany has appeared on AOL News, FOX News, CBS News and dozens of national publications and radio shows, bestowing hard-hitting advice on divorce. She is also Author of My Dreams Recycled, and a certified Life Coach.
Alicia Fitch is the founder and Creative Director of Brighter Affairs, She founded Brighter Affairs in 2012 after graduating from Georgia Southern University (GO EAGLES), She loves everything “events”, and her goal is to create the ultimate jaw-dropping moment curated especially for the clients that she serves.
Alicia always had a passion for event planning and she spent most of her college years doing just that. If there was an event on campus, she was there. From supervising the university’s recreation center to interning as Georgia Southern’s special event intern, she took every opportunity to create bright moments for everyone involved. Upon graduation, she knew it was time to take her passion into overdrive. Soon after, Brighter Affairs was open for business!
Alicia and I connected when she brought me on board to assist with Werk Pray Slay. I love working with her and look forward to working with her every year. Alicia is also a full-time mommy to a gorgeous boy named Max and wife to the dopest DJ Matt.
You can connect with Alicia here:
Ta'Sha Henry is a former wardrobe stylist from New Jersey who is the owner of Stylish Eye Diva and The Good Vibe Collection. I had the pleasure of meeting Ta'sha at Werk Pray Slay and we've just stayed connected ever since then.
The first thing that attracted me to Ta'Sha is her keen sense of style. She is always fashionable and chic. She carries herself with so much class and grace; you will just love being in her presence. Another thing that drew me to her was her positive attitude. I don't think I've ever seen Ta'Sha frown and even be mad!! Her positivity is infectious and she makes sure everyone around her feels the love.
When I first saw The Good Vibe Collection, I knew immediately that it would be a hit! The colors and the style of the bracelets are amazing. I love the theme of the bracelets; spreading positive energy and style. They are "attitude checkers" as she calls them. They are an amazing collection and you will certainly want to get some.
You can connect with Ta'sha here:
Terrian Waite is a young Mompreneur who believes in being strategic in executing our daily tasks if we are to achieve the maximum outcome. With over 13 years of experience organizing and planning various types of events and projects remotely, she found her passion in Lifestyle Process Planning for Mompreneurs. She's the mom to a toddler and pre-schooler as well as a wife. She owns a virtual organizing business called Takl'd and an eye care business that she manages with her husband.
Terrian's whole purpose is to help fellow Mompreneurs go from Booked, Busy and Burnt out to Productive and Pumped. She offers specific daily home operations management to help misaligned moms go from just having a to-do list to efficiently actualizing that list. She helped me get my emails together and it totally changed how I view my email now.
You can contact Terrian here:firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Rivers is a woman of many talents. She is the author of several books, with her just releasing her current one just being released in July. Patrice says writing is her first love and it shows in all her great work. She started writing at age 9 and her love for it has grown.
She's also the owner of BlaQ Stardom magazine, where I've had the pleasure of writing an article. The is an amazing online magazine the showcases and talks about African Americans. I love it because she's about us and for us! It's truly a publication that embraces all things black.
Patrice offers writing services such as press releases, writing bios, newsletters, cover letters, etc. Her passion for writing has led her to create a platform to bring exposure to others. Her goal is to help other brands get the exposure they want. Be sure to tune in to our convo at http://www.anchor.fm/lakishamosley
You can connect with Patrice here:
IG: That Riverz Gurl Brand
IG: BlaQ Stardom Magazine
BlaQ Stardom Magazine
Claudia Cramer is a self-proclaimed "girl next door," friend, lover of Jesus, CEO and business owner, wife of almost 3 years to her husband, Brandon and mother of a blended, biracial family.
Along with managing her real estate business, career recruiting company as well as an accessory line, she is currently the Chief Editor of CSC Professional Editing & Creative Writing Services. Through CSC, Claudia provides editing assistance to ministers, movers, shakers, coaches and kingdom writers; she is also Assistant Editor of YMM, Your Marriage Matters, a marriage magazine created to minister to marriages and those who desire to be married.
You can connect with Claudia here:
FB: CSC Edits
IG: CSC Edits
Emerald Thomas is the owner and creator of Southern Belle Remix. When Emerald was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease (an autoimmune thyroid disease) in 2013, she noticed that there was a correlation between the foods she ate and how she felt. She decided to eliminate the foods that made her condition worse, which was gluten and dairy. But Emerald changed the game with it or remixed it to create the most delicious gluten and dairy-free recipes.
Emerald is also an author. She wrote a book entitled "Protecting your Peace". And it's amazing. It's a 21 day devotional and journal with practical tips on how to protect your peace while going through the storm. It was so helpful to me and I'm sure it will help you as well. You can purchase the book here: Protecting Your Peace
You can connect with Emerald here:
Facebook: Southern Belle Remix
Dalneshia McNeill is a single mother of 5 and the owner of McNeill's Photography. She has been in business for 6 years, where she provides photography for every occasion including maternity, bridal, engagement, boudoir, senior session, and couples.
Dalneshia is a dynamic mother and I love her because she's so motivating and intentional about spreading joy to others. She has a passion and a heart for broken women and young girls. She believes that we all have a story, we all have experienced some type of hurt and that we all can be healed after being hurt. She uses her photography as a platform to help women feel good about themselves.
You can connect with Dalneshia here:
Shonna is the founder of S.O.U.L., Sisters of Unconditional Love, an empowerment group for women and girls. She's a member of the SunRise Family Worship Center, where her father is the pastor.
Shonna is a warrior and a fighter. She gave up on life, battling depression, divorce and the loss of her mother. With God's help, she decided to take life back. God gave her the strength and determination to write a book and finish school. Shonna says, "You can’t tell me what God can’t do!"
You can connect with Shonna here:
Facebook: Shonna Stoot
Kimberly Howard is a woman of many talents. I met her several years ago when she did some web design work for my church. We’ve always kept in touch with each other encouraging and uplifting each other.
Kimberly is the owner of Kimberly Ann’s Design and Print Studio. She’s a brand strategist that helps businesses get their brands together. She’s an excellent designer and I love her work. She’s also the owner of Trust Me Cosmetics, that was started in the loving memory of her godmother who passed away from cancer. Kimberly has an exquisite line of cosmetics and she’s currently rebranding it to include all women no matter the race and skin color.
Kimberly is an author and her new book is set to release soon. I’m excited about it and can’t wait to read it. But I won’t share all the details of our convo. You gotta listen in!!!
You can connect with Kimberly here:
IG: @IamKimberlyAnn_ @trustme_cosmetics @kimberlyanndesignstudio
FB: Kimberly Howard
La'Torria is the owner and operator of Lemon-Lime Light Media, a public relations boutique that operates out of both Houston and Atlanta. La'Torria has worked on campaigns for Essence Mag, So So Def, Leela James, Higher Dimensions Church, cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, talent from VH1, BET, Oprah Winfrey Network, Mona Scott-Young, and various awards shows. She works on the coordinating team for the Finding Ashley Stewart Tour and she's the founder of Let's Talk Teen Talk. This is a great group where she mentors the youth, teacher theater to the youth, and provides life skills to teens. To connect with La’Torria: IG: latorria_l FB: La’Torria Lemon Email: email@example.com
Pastor Cox is the founder of Carrying Our Xross, a ministry with a desire to help the suffering. He’s the Director of Operations & Spiritual Care for Prayers of the People (POP), a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is providing spiritual care to patients, families and healthcare professionals in the healthcare systems with whom it partners. He’s the Executive Pastor of Prayer Time Community Baptist Church and an officer in the PV Panther Club Alumni Fraternity. He’s a husband, father, grandfather, mentor and my friend. He has a heart for people and a strong desire for everyone to know the word of God.
To connect with Pastor Cox:
Facebook: Pastor Kelvin Cox, Sr
Prayers of the People