A native of Louisiana, LaKisha Mosley started in the event planning industry 5 years ago, as a solo entrepreneur. The Aspiring Planner program, a program for those aspiring to become a successful event planner and maintain their business, was started after LaKisha was invited to do a conference call about event planning. Learn more about today’s Wonder Woman, LaKisha, below.
SwagHer: How would you describe your swagher? What makes LaKisha, LaKisha?
LaKisha: I would describe my swagher as very confident but humble. I’m loud and funny. I have a huge personality. When I walk into a room, I definitely own it. You will know I’m there, and you will not forget me! I have a fierce love for God, and my faith is very important to me.
SwagHer: Tell us a little about how the Aspiring Planner was started?
LaKisha: I was invited to a conference call by Teresa Morrison to talk about the event planning industry. The call had a great number of guests who seemed very interested in the business. While researching some things for the call, I started toying with the idea of helping others start this business, but had dismissed it. The response was so overwhelming on the call that I announced I would start having conference calls about the business and gave a date. At this time, I only had a name, but no outline or format of how this business would go.
SwagHer: What do you enjoy most about event planning?
LaKisha: I really love everything about event planning, but I think my favorite part is the relationship I build with my clients. That is more important to me than anything.
SwagHer: What’s one quote you live by or one of your favorite quotes and why?
LaKisha: Success is not given, it’s earned.
This quote reminds me that I have had to work for everything I want. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it.
SwagHer: What is one obstacle externally or internally you overcame building your brand and how did you do so?
LaKisha: Being without a place to stay was a huge obstacle to overcome. After my divorce, I lost almost everything, but my faith in God and my two children.
I was only able to sustain during that time by totally depending on God. It was my faith in Him that allowed me to keep going even when I wanted to give up. The love from my children gave me the motivation to get up every day and keep fighting. I chose to not focus on my circumstances, because they were only temporary. I chose to focus on coming out of it and hopefully encouraging others.
SwagHer: Do you have any tips you care to share for planning events in the spring?
LaKisha: The Spring is a great time for planning events such as brunches and teas. It’s also wedding season. This is a perfect time to plan that outdoor event with lots of light colors such as pinks and yellows. I would start planning early and have a contingency plan just in case your outdoor event is affected by the weather.
SwagHer: Do you have any upcoming events or projects you care to share?
LaKisha: The Aspiring Planner has online courses coming out by the summer. I will start my conference calls back in July. Currently, my main focus has been to get The Aspiring Planner in front of an even larger and more diverse audience.
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