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Tiffany Davis

Feed YourInner Chef By TErry L. Watson Photos by mballenphotography


reenville, SC resident Tiffany Davis is on a mission to change the world with one of its most valuable commodities; food. She is the voice of a growing and popular blog spot, Feed Your Inner Chef whose platform focuses on educating its followers on wellness and eating the right foods to ensure a healthier lifestyle. She is also an African Health and Heritage Ambassador and provides interactive African inspired plant-based cooking demos to members of her community. Tiffany officially started her business in January 2017. Prior to that she had completed numerous interactive cooking classes for nearly five years with a non-profit organization. She now offers a very distinct focus on chronic illnesses such as obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. From these roots she has been inspired to challenge the existence of these chronic illnesses with African diaspora food, flavor, and wellness. Some of the products and services available include Wellness Snacks and Subscription Food Boxes. They are geared towards anyone who seeks a lifestyle with healthier eating options. They are also designed for people wanting to empower themselves through food and culture. There are plans to expand services beyond their interactive wellness workshops that provide live and virtual cooking demonstrations.

In the future Tiffany plans to provide a curriculum on her programs and participate in various speaking engagements. She will also offer online classes and connect with similar platforms to spread the message and benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through food. h

“I am a community activist supporting and empowering women and others to discover and feed themselves with flavorful diaspora foods to promote wellness. I am also a contributing writer with Authentically You Magazine, SC Food Cottage Operator, and I instruct cooking classes at my local foodie store,” she says.

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Through her Blogspot she plants seeds of thoughts and gives her followers nuggets of information to share in their own understanding. “I genuinely believe cooking is meant to be fun and creative. So, I will present food challenges, food reviews, food hauls, and whatever may peak my food interest,” she says. “When we feed the essential deepest parts of who we are we can and will see the power within us and make conscious and wellness life decisions.”

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Mr. Groom Room Barbershop

William Winters & Gary Hooker

By Dawn Cauthen Thornton Photos by Jerry Barbry


ver the phone, I can hear lots of hustle and bustle in the background of Mr. Groom Room Barbershop. Customers are talking and laughing and clippers are buzzing. I’m imagining the barbers leaning in to make the perfect edge up before sending their client out the door.

The upscale men’s barbershop is a popular gathering spot in the black community in Raleigh. It’s the vision of William Winters and his younger brother Gary Hooker who were both born and raised in the city. Gary is already an entrepreneur, owning an entertainment company, a real estate company, and runs a nonprofit with his wife. In 2016, he committed to helping his brother after he successfully bounced back from years of hardships. As a college student at North Carolina Central University, William would cut hair for the other students. Even during his three-year career in the Navy, he found himself earning a few extra bucks by flipping on his clippers then too. Between short-lived stints of sensibility, William worked in various barbershops around the city of Raleigh for 20 years until a friend mentioned he should actually become licensed. He eventually attended Park West Barber School in Raleigh and was official shortly thereafter. But he will be the first to tell you, the road wasn’t easy.

“My father told me it was time. He felt like William was ready and that I should give him a chance.” Gary did just that. Almost one year to the day, Mr. Groom Room was open for business. Gary self-financed William’s dream of a relaxing atmosphere, complete with jazz music, beverages, and a mature environment, and they are still debt free. In addition to Gary’s assistance, William cherish’s the hard work of all the barbers and stylists who make up his amazing team – Keyshawn Robinson, Tanya Thompson, and Nasif Ervin, help make it what it is today. He has come a long way, but William doesn’t forget the struggles he faced and likes to extend a helping hand to those who are still fighting their way back. When most shops are closed on Sunday, Mr. Groom Room is open and busy providing free haircuts to the homeless twice a month. In February, William was honored by WRAL-Sports with the Sports Shop Salute to Champions Award and in March will receive Greensboro’s Celebrating Life Award – ‘Honoring those who have overcome life’s tremendous struggles’. Within the next 10 years William and Gary would like to expand Mr. Groom Room to several other locations as a franchise. “We’re offering services of uptown Raleigh and bringing it to the southside at reasonable prices,” says William. When asked about what he would change about his path, he affirms that he wouldn’t change a thing, as it led him to where he is now. h

William isn’t shy about his past lifestyle. He openly talks about it with conviction and honesty. “I’m a recovering addict and was homeless. I fractured a few laws and ended up in the state penitentiary.” He was also stealing from and lying to family members to feed his habit - a far stretch from what you see today. Now he’s a bowtie-wearing, hair-cutting, businessowning, man of faith with endless possibilities. “I didn’t let those decisions stop me. What I did doesn’t define who I am, “says William. Being from the Raleigh area and connected to N.C. State University, the barber who reclaimed his life, uses the late Jim Valvano’s motto, ‘Never give up’, as a motivator. He persevered through those moments of defeat and despair and uckily, his efforts didn’t go unnoticed. Among those paying attention was his brother, who always wanted to see William succeed. “There was a time when my wife and I wouldn’t even let him into our home. We would speak to him at the door. For over 25 years, he was lost. But now we have a great relationship. I finally have my brother back,” Gary says proudly. Initially when his big brother approached him about the idea of investing in a shop, Gary was hesitant. He wanted William to show him he was ready instead of just telling him. During this same time, the men’s father fell ill and was getting worse daily. Gary vividly remembers the last meaningful conversation he had with his father. It involved needing guidance on whether or not to trust William and partner up.

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iticus Thomas has launched his own line of beard care products, Blessed and Bearded LLC. The Johnson C. Smith University graduate and Columbia, South Carolina native often reflects on how good God has been to him. He also has an eye for detail and passion for serving others. He’s enthusiastic and loves to put a smile on people’s faces with his personal arsenal of jokes. Now, he would like to add his beard balm to those same faces. “Being Blessed and Bearded is not just a company, it’s a lifestyle. Everyone loves a good beard and since I have one, I love promoting it,” he says. “My beard balm makes those who have beards look and feel good.” His products also include a line of Blessed and Bearded shirts, sweatshirts, hats, Have A Beardiful Day shirts and hats, and Beard Power t-shirts. The designs are geared for both men and women, with a ladies favorite shirt, “Beards Give Me Wild Thoughts”. With the growing popularity of bearded men, it leaves many to wonder what impact the trend has on those who may be seeking a different look. Thomas says, “I think with all the new groups on social media, beards have made it good to be a man again. More women are attracted to men with facial hair, more now than ever. If you have a beard and take care of it, your chances of getting the interest of a beautiful woman are increased by 50 percent. If a man keeps himself groomed, it shows women that he takes pride in himself. The beard resembles patience and strength. I reflect to the story of Sampson in the bible. If a man can show patience and strength with his beard, he can definitely show patience with a woman and have the strength to protect her.” Having and maintaining a healthy landscape of facial hair is very important as well. Many people aren’t aware that beards can often house several forms of bacteria. That is why it’s very important to have a proper cleaning regimen for them such as regular shampooing. It is equally important to use the proper cleaning tools such as that offered by Viticus.

Moving forward, Viticus says he can see Blessed and Bearded becoming a house hold name. He has visualized bearded athletes, bearded actors, and bearded broadcasters wearing the Blessed and Bearded gear. “I see women who love beards wearing my clothing as well. I see this business not only for clothes but for men across the world to make this a lifestyle,” he says. The future looks bright for Viticus. For more information about the Blessed and Bearded line of products follow them on Facebook. To book Viticus Thomas for an event, please contact him by telephone or email. There are plans to soon launch a website. h

Viticus has faced many challenges with establishing the Blessed and Bearded line. Getting the brand to be recognized on a larger scale and placing them in large retail chains such as Wal-Mart or Target are just a few. He also hopes to land a well-known public figure such as James Harden of the NBA to use his products. In order to reach those levels, he understands that he must remain consistent. Viticus credits the lady in his life for encouraging him to push his Blessed and Bearded brand to new limits. “I have been able to take this to another level since I have been with her,” he says, “I am very fortunate to have friends that have supported me from the very beginning.”

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By Terry L. Watson Photos by Momemtz Media n all things, Pam Dorsey of Greenville, SC is a motivator who strives to inspire and empower others. She is a wife to Eric and mother two handsome boys, Javeon and Gavin. She is also the caregiver to her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Understandably, Pam Dorsey is a lover of life.

Pam is an absolute purple fanatic and fan of high heel shoes. She has somehow become addicted to all things dealing with butterflies. As Pam puts it, “Simply because of what they stand for ― transformation.” She describes her life somewhere in between becoming who God created her to be and helping other women do the same. Pam is an avid journaler, a hobby that allows her to get her thoughts and words from her heart and head and put them on paper. She often reflects back over prior journal entries to remind herself of where she was, where she is now, and to appreciate where she’s going. “I have overcome a lot in life and I’m confident in the fact that God doesn’t waste pain, yet He turns it into purpose,” she says. These are some of the qualities she utilizes to manage the many businesses and organizations she runs. Pam Dorsey Enterprises includes Mix, Mingle & Learn, which is a women’s networking event held annually for women entrepreneurs to showcase their products, services, books, etc. The goal is to cultivate relationships and allow the entrepreneurs that are showcasing their businesses and organizations gain more awareness of what they do. Mix, Mingle & Learn is the premier Ladies Event and “The Place Where Purpose and Passion Ignite and LIFE Begins. Their motto: Purpose Plus Passion Equals Life. Pam Dorsey Enterprises also includes All Things Purple, a women’s accessories boutique. This business was birthed out of Pam’s love and passion for the color purple. All Things Purple has jewelry, handbags, clutches, sunglasses, and other fashionable accessories. In 2017, Pam added silver and gold jewelry as well. More products and services are now being offered under the “Life Pursuer” umbrella of the enterprise. “I now offer “Life Pursuer Strategy Sessions” through the “I am a Life Pursuer Strategist” arm of the business. This gives me the opportunity to work with women one on one. My purpose is to help women entrepreneurs in the beginning phases of their entrepreneur journey and put strategies in place to ensure their journey will be smoother, with a lot less bumps and bruises than I experienced,” she says. In addition to helping women entrepreneurs, it is Pam’s desire and passion to see all women discover and walk in their God given purpose. She created the Life Pursuer Motivational Planner in November 2017. It includes monthly motivational scriptures, goal setting columns, a power word/or phrase per month, provides action items to take, as well as space for journaling, note taking, and more. In December 2017 she released the Companion Journal to the Life Pursuer Planner. It is enclosed with Life Pursuer quotes and scriptures in the very front and more than 100 lined pages for journaling thoughts, note taking, poetry, etc. These items are geared towards any woman in full pursuit of their purpose.

“I hosted my first Mix, Mingle & Learn in April 2013 with a sole purpose of showcasing my business. However, God revealed to me that I should bring in other women and share the experience. I have often said ‘Dream a Dream so Big that God has to Grow You Into it’. That’s exactly what was happening in my life,” she says. “God was positioning and placing me in the proper places to do His will.” Moving forward, Pam often advises others along her journey, “Always put yourself first. As women, we have a lot on our plates to balance, and a lot of people counting on us. We must first give to ourselves before we can give to anyone else. You can’t give from an empty container, so please fill you up first.” She is currently seeking office space to offer a more professional platform for her clients and customers. She is also working on her book which should be finished by the second quarter of 2018. h

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By Terry L. Watson Photos by Javion James ifeEaze Virtual Assistant LLC is owned and operated by Javion Woods-James who is a mother, business owner, mentor, and aspiring author. LifeEaze is a virtual assistant service for small business owners located in the upstate area of South Carolina and surrounding cities. LifeEaze provides administrative, social-media, and personal management services at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. Javion says “We strive to make life easier.”

Javion holds a degree in Business Management. In the course of her education, she picked up the skills and knowledge she needed to operate LifeEaze Virtual Assistant and build it into the winning company it is today. Her background is in administration and she has worked with many successful, high-powered executives. She believes that entrepreneurship is a goal to which all people can strive, and she has made it her mission to make her services more accessible to a larger number of people. Outside the office, Javion enjoys mentoring young adults and teaching ambitious up-and-comers on how they can make their dreams come true and what they can do to reach their goals. If she can help out a young woman who wants to pursue something beyond motherhood, she is satisfied.

“We need more committed leaders, people who are committed to wanting to help other people, sometimes without recognition to get involved.”

There are some challenges that come with running a business. Some of these are staffing related. “We need more committed leaders, people who are committed to wanting to help other people, sometimes without recognition to get involved,” she says. Yet, Javion remains committed knowing that love, compassion, and witnessing other women walking in their calling is what this is truly about. Additionally, Javion is the founder of the non-profit organization, More Than A Mother, whose focus is geared towards women aspiring to pursue life outside of just being a wife and a mom. “You can do both. You can be great at both as well as pursue your passion,” says Javion. The purpose of this group is to provide women of all ages and ethnicities with professional and career development, coaching, and support. More Than A Mother started in 2016. Javion found herself wanting to pursue life outside of just being a mom or a wife. These were both great things but she knew she was called to do more than that. She has a passion for growth and being the best version of herself and felt as if she’d lost many years to this. She was finally at a place where she wanted to do more and decided she had to stop making excuses and just go for it. More Than A Mother gives women a place to do more. “I love that women give and encourage each other. We are creating a safe place where there is no shame. You can be vulnerable and ask for help without being criticized,” Javion says. In all that Javion does, she knows she will never have all the answers. Just as she does, she encourages others who are called for a purpose such as hers to pray and acquire strong mentors. “Not people who are like you but find those who challenge you, motivate you, and accept your excuses,” she says. In the future, there are plans for More Than A Mother to become a movement. This includes the development of a social network and conferences around the South Eastern region of the United States. Also, be on the lookout for publications and a portal for personal development. h

For more information, please contact Javion James-Woods 864-982-7831


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By Terry Watson Phtoos by Justin Kreyling


onita Leak of Greenville, SC is the kind of person that acts rather than settling. She is a mother of six children, three girls and three boys ranging from 8 to 22 years old. She is also a self-described go getter and entrepreneur that currently owns and manages two separate businesses, and, both of which are internet based.

“I saw my first notarial act when I was 18 years old. This happened at a business called Mona Electric in Clinton, MD where at the time I was attending school for Computer Science. I interned at this business for credit and my job was more along the lines of a receptionist and data entry. There was a lady in the office who had a gold embosser and I had no idea of what it was, so I inquired. My inquisition lead to something even greater,” Sonita says. began in April of 2010, a few weeks before she was commissioned by the SC Secretary of State’s Office. Sonita offers a wide range of services including Loan Modifications, Out-ofState Documents (Notary and Oversight), High Equity Line of Credit (Oversight), TILA-RESPA Documents (Oversight), Loan Application (Oversight), Loan Modifications (Courier Witnessing and Notarization), Reverse Mortgages (Courier and Oversight), Short Sales (Oversight), Warranty and Quitclaim Deed Notarization (Witnessing and Notarization). With many people traveling at all points throughout the country, quite often it can be very difficult to reach a notary willing to notarize paperwork for individuals who are not native to South Carolina. Have no fear, is there to assist individuals closing on a property in another state, filling out paperwork for a program out-ofstate, or individuals who don’t have a South Carolina Driver’s License or identification. Sonita says she enjoys the flexibility her businesses offer. “I can say ‘yes’ to a signing or ‘no’ to a signing. I can marry a couple one day and assist signers with 100 pages of paperwork on another, or all in the same day. I truly love being able to see my kids off to school in the morning and greet them when they come in the door after school. Family means a lot to me and I am a firm believer that parents are the key to their children’s development. I also love that my business is tailored around my own management. It takes a lot to run a notary business, let alone run a notary and marriage officiant business with two separate websites to manage.” She also realizes that her success is dependent upon one critical element; success. “I didn’t know it at first, but some of the most routine functions of my business and my strategy have panned out to make all the difference. Never has there been a thought that I would give up. There were times and still are challenges I face in business, in my personal life, and other arenas that impact the way I do business, however, not losing focus and being consistent has allowed for me to keep it going for so long,” she says.

“Most people think we’re just there to stamp stuff. There is so much more to our title than just Notary Public. We hold many hats, and as public servants of our respective states, there are duties other than performing notarial acts that many companies and individuals call on us for.”

Sonita Leak, CSNA 864-214-6447

Sonita offers some advice for those who may follow in her footsteps. “Never let anyone tell you that what you do for a living isn’t good enough. I’ve had my share of naysayers, but I haven’t allowed my eyes, ears, and brain to absorb that negativity. I have instead forged a path for myself. I encourage others to do the same,” Sonita states. Moving forward Sonita plans to continue to educate the public on what a Notary Public is. “Most people think we’re just there to stamp stuff. There is so much more to our title than just Notary Public. We hold many hats, and as public servants of our respective states, there are duties other than performing notarial acts that many companies and individuals call on us for. I also plan on educating other notaries nationwide on the effects of social media, blogging, and marketing to their full potential,” she says. Sonita has recently started two podcasts centered around her businesses. One, ‘The Notary Sound Byte’, features an array of articles from The other ‘Adventures in Matrimony’ is a chronicle of some of the h many marriage ceremonies she has conducted.



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B Chill Lemonade, LLC By Terry L. Watson Photos by Kinyah Bean

How often do you see a nine year old girl entrpenuer who has started her own business, and authored and published her first book? That is exactly what Kinyah Bean of Flowood, MS has done and she doesn’t appear to be slowiing down for anything.

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inyah Bean is a youthful, innovative, fearless, resilient, and lovable young lady that desires to be a shining light and example for her generation. Her life is shaped by God, her family, and friends. Though her life and schedule isn’t that of a typical youngster, Kinyah still finds time to enjoy being a kid. Originally she was born in Memphis, TN. Her family later moved to Nashville, TN before relocating to her current home in Flowood, MS. Kinyah runs a full-fledged business, B Chill Lemonade and travels throughout the country sharing her story and promoting her book, Chillin’ My Way To Success. B Chill Lemonade is a gourmet, hand-crafted lemonade beverage infused with fresh fruit and natural flavors to tantalize the taste buds of every consumer. Chillin’ My Way to Success is a book geared to share with the reader information about kid entrepreneurship, and creating the blueprint to inspire her generation to explore entrepreneurship and become entrepreneurs. Both products are for everyone no matter the age. Lemonade is a very refreshing drink that can be enjoyed by anyone. Chillin’ My Way to Success is geared to youth ages 8-18; however, so many adults with children have purchased the book and gained inspiration and motivation as well. “Balancing work and school is a huge challenge for me. Being that I am still in school, I try to make sure that I do my best because I know if I allow my grades to slip then my parents will shut my company down,” she explains. “Another challenge for me is sacrificing pleasure for work. I have to miss family engagements and gathering sometimes, but I understand that with work there are sacrifices that I must make for me to be successful.” “In my book, I share how I made a glass of lemonade. While doing so, my mom called me to complete my chores. While cleaning my room, I sat the lemonade on the counter, my dad drank the lemonade, and I went back for my drink only to see that it was almost gone. Once I saw the glass half empty, I asked my dad what happened to my lemonade and my mom said your dad drunk almost the whole entire thing up. I told my dad, I didn’t make that for you, I made it for me, and that’s when the consideration for a lemonade company began,” Kinyah says.

Moving forward, she plans to continue to travel and promote her book, and change the world through lemonade. She is currently working on mass distribution and shipping. She also plans to work on another venture she has with music, and enjoy the rest of her young life by being a kid. h

There are many things that Kinyah loves about her business. Some are meeting people and being a part of their celebrations and losses, traveling, working with the family, learning more about being a CEO, and speaking with youth on how they can create generational wealth through entrepreneurship. Most recently she has traveled to San Diego and Los Angeles, California where she signed 1000 copies of her book. She was awarded Youth Entrepreneur of the Year in Jackson, MS in February 2018. She has been featured in over nine magazines, articles, and newspapers, and has traveled to over 10 places selling lemonade. She hopes to travel internationally very soon. Through her own experiences, she pours into other young entrepreneurs and dreamers. Her advice, “I do believe that if I can do it, you can do it too. You must first know that it starts in your mind. There is no limit to what you can do unless your limit is you.”


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By Terry L. Watson Photos by Greg Carson


esides being an entrepreneur, Greg Carson serves as a Purchasing Manager who is constantly working to prepare a better life for those who are connected to him. He is quite active within his community and is always looking for ways to give back. He also takes pride in helping others accomplish their goals.

Carson, who lives in Nashville, TN has always had a passion for event planning, design, and execution. It is something he loves doing which allows him to exhibit his creative abilities by making occasions for others special. The event planning company he owns, Inspired Concepts and Events, LLC (ICE) provides a platform for him to be able to do so. “After several years of planning events and parties for my family and friends, I felt compelled to start my own business and enlarge my product offerings,” he says. Inspired Concepts and Events, LLC is a company comprised of individuals committed to providing clients with memorable events that exceed their expectations. “We are very conscious of our client’s budget constraints and find unique ways to make their vision a reality.” As an event planner, coordinator, and decorator, Carson is capable of providing a vast number of services which are personalized for each individual client. These include linens, china, glass wear, flat wear, chair covers, chargers, floral design centerpieces, and more. He also has a wide variety of decor items available for rent. Though ICE is based in Nashville, they have established relationships with several suppliers in the Middle Tennessee area. Carson has been hosting and decorating events for over five years. Those events primarily consisted of small intimate birthday parties and dinners for family and friends. He decided to expand his product offerings and services last year and that is how Inspired Concepts and Events, LLC was born. To be successful in the event planning business, Carson knows that he must be compassionately connected to his work and in tune with the needs of his clients. “I love seeing the smiles and excitement on my clients’ faces once I make their vision a reality. Most of my clients have a general idea of what they want but have a limited knowledge of the costs. I like to collaborate with them to find alternatives that not only meet their expectations, but exceed them. Most importantly, I use my negotiating skills as a Purchasing Manager to stay within their budget,” he says. Starting a business requires sacrifice, dedication, hard work, and compromise. Carson says his biggest challenge is managing the demands of his full-time job while building a growing business. It’s a very tough balance he adds, because his clients demand his undivided attention and detail. He also advises anyone that may be thinking about starting a business to network with others in and outside their field. “You will have to make sacrifices but understand that you are not alone so don’t be afraid to ask questions and research. Always develop a plan and don’t get discouraged if you have to deviate from it a little, and you should find ways to give back to others. These things will determine your success,” he says. Contact Greg Carson today and allow Inspired Concepts and Events to assist you with planning your next event. h

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The Mobile Mommy of Memphis

BY Terry L. Watson Photos by Ashley Gladney


shley Gladney of Memphis, TN is a mother, daughter, and loyal sister. She is also a college graduate, entrepreneur and the visionary of Mobile Mommy, a mobile child care agency that provides temporary and comprehensive childcare to exclusive clientele. While combining over 15 years of experience in providing quality childcare to families in need with her professional experience in the healthcare industry, Gladney is able to offer a high quality experience for families while supporting the progressive nurturing of children. “I am very fortunate that I can do what I love and still be able to transition that into a business. It never feels like work,” Ashley says. Mobile Mommy began on May 1, 2018 and now offers in-home babysitting and nanny services. “We travel to the home and care for the child in their familiar environment that is comfortable and convenient for both the parents and baby,” Ashley says. “Parents with busy schedules who need that extra support. Also parents who need to just get out for a date night or even a short vacation alone, while Mobile Mommy takes care of the house and kids.” With clientele sprinkled throughout the Greater Memphis area, Gladney lists even former Memphis Grizzlies players as references. While Ashley continues to grow her business, she is faced with the challenge of finding quality sitters that are fit to join the Mobile Mommy team. There is a certain type that she looks for such as retired grandmothers, mainly because they are experienced. However, Ashley is shaping her team with those who are passionate about being a Mobile Mommy. To provide her clients with a added level of security and ease, all of Mobile Mommy team members must be prequalified. This includes a full background check, they must be legally authorized to work in the United States, possess a high school diploma, have valid CPR certifications and FirstAid certifications, have babysitting and childcare experience, certified professional references and/or letters of recommendations, successfully complete a thorough screening, and pass a drug test. Once those requirements are met, the applicant will be personally interviewed by Ashley. The services offered by Mobile Mommy are for special events, special occasions, professional sporting events, teenager chaperoning, house sitting, homework assistance, and Parent Vision (which allows the parents to look in on the session via body cams and cameras). An extra fee is applied for this and available upon request. They also offer after-school, evening, groups, and last minute services.

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Ashley hopes to eventually share the Mobile Mommy experience with others outside of Memphis, so be on the lookout because Ashley may be coming to a city near you very soon. h




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Free Yourself From Mental Incarceration and Self Imprisonment By Terry L. Watson Photos by Tiffany Love Harden Tiffany Love Harden is an innovative Inspirational Speaker with a tenacious heart for God. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Author, Film Producer, Model, Actress, Spiritual Inspirational Speaker, Visionary, and Movement Personality Host. She has appeared in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, Second Generation Wayans sitcom on BET, Glamour Belles on Lifetime Television, and currently hosts the Once in a Wifetime movement. Growing up in a less than desirable environment, she experienced the pain of how alcohol and drugs affected her family. In spite of living in a negative environment, she excelled on the track and in the classroom. Often times she regretted coming home to face the challenges of domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, and many family disappointments. In 2000, Tiffany received a full athletic Track & Field scholarship to East Tennessee State University. She graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Behavioral Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Child and Family Studies. Tiffany began outreach ministry as an adolescent and her unique illustrative teachings bring a riveting effect to situations, circumstances, and problems people are facing. Tiffany is chosen to help others break free from life’s choices and decisions that create bondage. She is also a Prophetic Evangelist that travels the world speaking life into those who have lost hope with the Beauty Behind Bars message. Beauty Behind Bars is a life changing ministry that teaches others how to be free from mental incarceration and self-imprisonment through a myriad of transparent testimonies that give hope. Their services are geared towards individuals who are suffering from self-imprisonment, judgement, mental incarceration, past issues, strongholds, and spiritual weaknesses. The ministry consist of seeing others break free from the bondage that kept them from reaching their full potential that God has planned for their lives. Beauty Behind Bars began in 2012 when Tiffany was Mrs. Tennessee US. She experienced an unfortunate divorce, which created self-imprisonment and self-esteem issues. Beauty Behind Bars provides a life changing seminar, conference, and course that teaches the importance of forgiveness, how to free yourself from mental incarceration and self-imprisonment, how to love yourself from the inside out, taking ownership of mistakes made, how to take the steps necessary to pursue goals and dreams, and how to teach others in the community by being an example. Each conference participant receives a t-shirt, wristband, and self-esteem planner or journal. Tiffany says that a persons’ true calling in life can’t be about money. “Your gifts will make room for you. Ministry is truly about helping people. The gift is for others to experience so that they may find the gift God has for their own life. Don’t let your current circumstances change your destined position in life. Throughout my years of running track, I have realized life is a marathon and not a sprint.” h

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The House of Flawless Makeup & Beauty Lounge

119C SE Main Street - Simpsonville, South Carolina (864) 962-3423

By Terry L. Watson Photos by Alores Norris The House of Flawless Makeup and Beauty Lounge offers the latest and trending cosmetic brands including foundations, powders, makeup brushes, lip glosses, and their famous Matte Liquid Lipsticks. Located in Simpsonville, South Carolina it is a fully equipped makeup studio capable of providing services including brow waxing, mini facials, and more. They also offer services for different types of makeup applications such as Bridal, Glamour & Beauty, Pageant, Runway, Film, Fashion Media, and Photography. For the individual who is getting prepared for a night on the town, prom night, wedding day, or a birthday dinner and is in need of makeup services, this is the place to go. The studio was opened by Alores Norris. She is a mother, wife, and an accomplished business owner. She is also a friend, dreamer, and go-getter. She has always had a passion for makeup artistry, but it took discipline and order for her to get to where she is now. House of Flawless didn’t open until February 10, 2017, but the journey began in 2004 while Alores was living in Germany. As a stay at home wife, she started studying traditional makeup applications and eventually got her certification. From Germany she moved to Lawton, Oklahoma where she picked up a little clientele. However, her makeup skills wasn’t exactly where she wanted them to be on the artistry side. Additionally she didn’t possess the business knowledge, so she decided to go back to school at Cameron University to study Studio Arts. That is when her makeup turned into art and her art turned into her vision. She started to understand the true meaning of color and theory, hue difference, warm verses cool, and the behavior of color mixtures. “Studying Studio Arts is where I fell in love with the Renaissance Art. I gazed into the eyes of Rococo Art for hours from my art books and daydreamed about being Leonid Afremov. Unfortunately, I wasn’t that talented at painting. I was nowhere near that good and I would never be

Leonid Afremov and create his type of master pieces. I knew I could study his style of painting and transform his style of art into my style of art and make my own masterpieces. Years later I toyed with the idea of having my own boutique but never believed that it was in the cards for me. I kind of pushed it in the back of my mind,” she says. Once she moved to South Carolina she applied for jobs at different makeup counters and after finally being hired at one she quickly realized the artistry wasn’t the main goal at a makeup counter. She eventually quit that job and did freelance here and there. Her clientele grew tremendously and she got another makeup counter job at Ulta. She worked there for a while before opening and renting a small studio space on the second floor of a hair salon. Things were going well and she had an increase in clientele, but all of a sudden it stopped. That door was closed. Once again the thought of having her own studio crossed her mind, but how in God’s name could she do that. “I can’t continue to keep quitting jobs and put all of this burden on my husband. So I had a long talk with God. I was so distracted by the failures and letdowns that I couldn’t see that he was preparing me for my own, but even bigger,” she says. After her temper tantrum with God, she began to listen and move only when He told her to. “I started meditating and working on the life I wanted for myself and my family. I started to work on my relationship with God and the more I trusted in him the more I realized that the closed door was not only for my protection, but it was never simply my door to begin with. Nine months later I signed the lease to my cosmetic store with God on one side and my incredible, supportive husband on the other. On February 10, 2017, House of Flawless was born, and we have been making history ever since,” she says. If you are ever in Simpsonville, SC stop by House of Flawless and allow Alores and her team to treat you to their type of beauty. h


Suprena Hickman “A lot of the women that I’m called to help are caregivers who have neglected themselves because they’re taking care of their husband, kids, a sick relative, or their jobs. When you’re pleasing everybody else you forget about yourself. As women and caregivers, we must learn to set boundaries and we must also learn how to say, no.”

By Dr. Marrissa Dick Photos by Suprena Hickman

If you’ve lived long enough you have certainly experienced some emotional and psychological hurt in your life. Depending upon the person, conquering these traumatic experiences is easier for some than for others. Finding a way to heal and press pass the pain can be a great challenge- especially if you don’t know how to let go of that past pain. This is where having a coach can assist you in escaping your past, so you can have a healthier future. Meet Suprena
L. Hickman, Nurse Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Certified Integrative Health Coach. Suprena likes to think of herself as the Harriet Tubman for the Heart because she assists women in Escaping from their pasts into freedom; however, most people simply know her as - - The Escape Coach. An Escape Coach? Sounds different doesn’t it? Yes, it does, and it is different. According to Suprena, “An Escape Coach helps others get away from their past hurts. I do a lot of work on the heart. Instead of trying to only forgive somebody else who hurt you, you also have to learn to forgive and be kind to yourself and a lot of people don’t know how to do that.” Though she can coach all clients, her passion is with helping women who are caregivers. She shares, “A lot of the women that I’m called to help are caregivers or service-industry professionals who have neglected themselves because they’re taking care of their husband, kids, a sick relative, or overworked on their job. When you’re pleasing everybody else you forget about yourself. As women and caregivers, we must learn to set boundaries and we must also learn how to say, no. As odd as that sounds, many people don’t know how to say no. At the end of the day, they have accomplished everything for everybody else and haven’t done anything
for themselves because now they’re too exhausted. That’s why it’s important to have some escape time everyday- even throughout the day. People who are caregivers often give off vibes that they are always available when they actually are not. But then what happens if the person you’re providing that care for dies or you divorce? For some, a divorce is like a death. Or, what if you lose that job


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that consumed all of your time? Then, these individuals would become lost. I see this happening a lot especially after a divorce. All the woman’s energy was spent focusing on that man or husband and now that he’s gone the woman doesn’t know how to get herself back. Often, he’s moved on maybe even in another relationship, but she’s stuck harboring resentment. Also, as an Escape Coach I help people escape from toxic relationships. You know some people have become so use to verbal, physical or emotional abuse that they don’t know or even remember what it feels like to be treated genuinely. I coach women on how to release that anger and bitterness, so they don’t pass it down to the next generation. You know it’s like they’re spoiled fruit and don’t realize that they’re planting those same spoiled seeds in other people sometimes maybe even inside of their own children or they take it to other relationships. I help them escape from that toxic past, so they can stop attracting other toxic folks.” Suprena literally focuses on helping women remove the steal wall that’s surrounding them keeping them from moving forward with life. She understands that people can’t be fully present in life if they’re holding onto past hurts and it causes you to not be as creative or as effective as you can be. Now that we have clarity of what an Escape Coach does how does she do it? How can you escape when you’re still being that “caregiver or still carrying that resentment?” According to Suprena, “I just want to utilize as much of my skills to help Inspire, Impact, and Empower women one escape at a time.
I do private retreats, transformational workshops, or it might be an outing maybe even a movie or having a dance. I also teach women how to escape even if they don’t
have funds. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you still can’t
do stuff at home. I teach my clients how they can create some space- even with a house full of kids. There’s a bathroom or a balcony or a laundry room. Hardly anybody is going to bother you in your own bathroom.” Suprena
also believes that it’s possible to learn other crafts to help you escape. She says, “When I was in high school I learned how to bake and decorate cakes and as I got older I turned that into a pro table business. Baking and decorating helped me to relieve stress and it also made others happy. Now, I combine my signature treats with some of my sessions. I call them my “A Sweet Escape” and “Conversations and Chewies”. That really goes over well. When you let go of those toxic emotions then you can feel your purpose come back alive.” Knowing how to help others has always been a part of Suprena’s life. From observing her mother caring for family members and others in her community as she grew up, she believes that’s where her foundation began. She also understands that she’s spiritually sensitive. Suprena shares, “I know I’m spiritually sensitive and it took me a long time to understand that. God has gifted me with the ability to feel and see a lot. I can’t fix everything, but what I can do is give inspiration, empower you, and impact women in bad times- and that’s just something I innately do. You know seeing people heal is priceless to me. A lot of times I don’t get to see that but through Escaping I get to see that transformation. You know as women we often fake it until we make it and that’s not always good because you’re covering something up. I’ll always be a nurse, but I’ve learned to just use my stethoscope differently now as an Escape Coach. I’m not pushing needles and inserting catheters and weaning people off the ventilator; instead, I’m pushing Inspiration; I’m Impacting lives; and I’m Empowering women by helping them uncover and recover so they can let go of their past and enter into a successful future one Escape at a time.” Suprena offers her Escape services in a variety of ways. She is also the co-founder of a teen empowerment organization called Girls Rocking In The South, LLC (GRITS). This is an Escape 2 Sisterhood teen mentoring group. She believes that by helping young teenage girls take care of and respect themselves now when they become older women, these practices will already be incorporated into their daily lives. She also designs Corporate Escapes, which offer sessions for burnout prevention and relief. Suprena understands that happy employees bring happy customers. She believes that Investing in your employees will yield a great return and create a healthier working environment. Suprena also offers Escape Boot Camps which is a weekend program held in Wilmington or surrounding areas. This Escape is designed to lead you into focusing on mental, physical,

and spiritual balance. The Escape Boot Camp also affords you the opportunity to experience what a personal escape looks and feels like. With Suprena as your Escape Coach for the weekend, you are sure to leave the weekend feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and more goaloriented. This program includes a couple of interactive workshops, a personal session with Suprena, healthy snacks, meals, and an official Escape Guide to provide you with the tools needed to assist you during h your Escape and help you move to the next level in your life.

Suprena L. Hickman 910-352-1033

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Sherreese DonĂŠs Dones Educational Services


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By Terry L Watson Photos by Sherresse Dones

heresse Dones of Nashville, TN is the face of Donés Educational Services. Donés Educational Services provides tutoring, resume and cover letter services, content editing, career tips, training and development, webinars, healthy eating tips, and book and movie reviews. The best part about Donés Educational Services is that it can help people anywhere throughout the world. Sherresse started her business officially in July 2017. It is something that she had been doing for years, but only in a mentoring capacity. She created a name and began advertising on Facebook and Instagram, and the business was born. The first training event for Sherresse was during an Instagram and Google Sheets training for Crown Events. Prior to starting Dones Educational Services, she conducted a webinar with Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Sherreese was born in Nashville, TN, and is the mother of two beautiful children. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Science with a concentration in Food Service Management. Later she graduated from University of Phoenix and obtained a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training. She has training and management experience working for Fortune 500 companies and has most recently worked in the public school system. One of the things Sherresse loves about being an entrepreneur is the people she is able to reach. “I love being able to help other people, whether it is teaching them new skills, how to prepare for a new job, or composing and editing papers,” she says. She finds inspiration from her mother, Richlyn (Gordon) Bingham, who also was an entrepreneur, tutor, voice lesson instructor, and wrote and produced plays. Understandably, those traits have been passed to Sherresse as she plans to author her first book later this year. There is a bit of advice she offers to someone who is thinking of becoming an entrepreneur. “Keep a regular job while working your business. There are a lot of people who start businesses and quit their regular job without a plan and without money saved. Make sure everything with the business is together before making that type of major decision. Also, make sure there is a market for your business,” she says. Moving forward, Sherresse plans on converting Dones Educational Services to an LLC and eventually be able to hire other people. She will also launch a line of t-shirts that will promote reading. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, as well as mentor others, read books, write, cook, sing in the choir, and shop. h

“I love being able to help other people, whether it is teaching them new skills, how to prepare for a new job, or composing and editing papers.” Dones Educational Services

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Nicole Cater Catering 2 You Kingdom Business, LLC


By Terry L. Watson Photos by Nicole Cater

Imagine having a trusted go-to person for your every need, whether it’s business or personal. You don’t have to imagine it. Catering 2 You Kingdom Business gives you a U.S. based virtual assistant who thrives from servicing your needs by taking care of your to-do list for a fraction of the cost of a full time executive assistant. Fresno, CA resident Nicole Cater is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Catering 2 You Kingdom Business, LLC. Its primary objective is to be an Administrative and Management Virtual Service Corporation geared towards aiding small businesses in growth. Known for its unique approach in leadership training, Nicole carries extensive experience with over 10 years in business planning, finance, human capital retention, and conflict management. She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree specific to Human Resource Management, confirming that she is adequately equipped to share a variety of knowledge in today’s business realm. Cater 2 You Kingdom Business, LLC is led by Nicole and her husband of 13 years and cofounder, Isiah whom she describes as the brains of the operation. Isiah is also the CFO. From the beginning of their marriage the couple found themselves constantly serving executives and leaders in businesses and nonprofits through administration work, process improvements, customer relations, and more. The rigors of maintaining a 16 hour a day work schedule in Corporate America pushed Nicole to make a decision that would change her life. “I did not want to be the mom whom her kids never saw,” she says. They decided to step out on faith and cut their income in half and allow Nicole

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to work from home. She had been using her educational background to build valuable resumes for many friends and family anyhow, so the idea made perfect sense. Business picked up quickly while at the same time many executives she had worked with in the past, and leaders that were wanting to start their business came to her for guidance and virtual servicing needs. They knew at that moment they were on to something great. Three years later they are fully incorporated into Catering 2 You Kingdom Business, LLC and the business has grown to serving business leaders and individuals nationwide. They now employ a staff of seven valuable members and have numerous satisfied companies and individuals. “We have become entirely grateful to be in the position to serve, so that those who we serve can serve others,” they said. Some of the products and services offered by Cater 2 You Kingdom Business are Virtual Assistance Servicing, Recruitment and Staffing Solutions, Customer Relationship Management, Social Media Management, Non Profit Servicing, and individual Resume Booster Servicing. Nicole says, “Our products are geared towards that small business or nonprofit team that is in need of help but not ready for the full time staffing or skilled in such. We often find that our greatest clients are the one man’s shop trying to do it all. They may be great at designing the T-shirt, but not as efficient with keeping track of customer payments or even know how to market themselves”. Nicole teaches self-published courses of leadership and development training around the nation. She imparts on caring for consumers and meeting the needs of business efficiency. One focused area Nicole offers is teaching her clients how to double their productivity. “By passing the baton on your repeatable processes like scheduling, creating forms to virtual executive assistants, you’ll get more out of every day by spending more time on strategy with your team and partners,” she says. Another tool she offers to her clients is teaching them how to grow their professional networks. “Our virtual executive assistants help grow your business network through contact relationship and influential management,” she says. Their Resume Boosting Service assists their clients in building quality resumes and cover letters. “Resume writers are not just professional writers, they are experts in making your resume stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. Your resume is your first impression,” Nicole says.


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Nicole’s joy for life and loving nature stems from a tragedy that altered her life forever. After experiencing the unexpected passing of her first born, Nicole’s foundational faith and beliefs through her healing process gave her a new found understanding of the Power of True Love. Serving others has become Nicole’s natural gift in which she finds her joy within. While being a wife to Isiah, Nicole is a mother of four beautiful children. “I am totally devoted to helping others succeed. The receiver has reached a far greater potential than they could have on their own. The world has been bettered and has been given a life-giving model to emulate. The giver is remembered fondly and is often publicly (and privately) thanked for their contribution. A stranger is likely to be the recipient of the original receiver “paying it forward,” she says. In the future Nicole and Isiah plan to keep making an impact in the lives of other leaders and executives by serving them in love. Nicole says, “A servant leader exemplifies love and care. You got to give it up. You got to give people love. We hope to open our Bay area location as well as one in Texas.” Contact Cater 2 You Kingdom Business today and allow them to service your virtual administrative needs. h

Pictured with Isiah and Nicole are their children, from left to right: youngest son, Ivann, daughter Ivori, and oldest son, Isaac

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