Q: What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City?
A: The fact that teaching others how to fish secures their future in an independent way. The fact that enabling others to produce on their own and generate their own richness will strengthen their foundation, increase their equity and create a quality of life that is real and secure.
Q: What is a challenge you’ve faced in your life that has led you to this work?
A: I have been very successful in life, and yet I was not happy. I became bankrupt and had to find myself again. I found ‘me’ in the community and discovered that I could invest all my knowledge and abilities into helping the quality of life of the people. I discovered that I was my own worst enemy, I had to humble myself and understand my new reality. Challenging myself to give more, and not just take, led to me generating balance in my life, my family, and my community.