LaKisha Irby is a mother, mentor, serial entrepreneur, author and life coach. Irby finds extreme gratitude in helping others obtain their highest personal and professional level of success through joy, happiness, and dedication all through the power of choice. LaKisha enjoys inspiring others to live the life of their dreams by building confidence through empowerment. She believes that the power in positive choices create a lifestyle that will not only benefit the individual, but also the world and those around them. By serving through her community on both the local and national levels, LaKisha combines her professional gifts with her love for service. A true Proverbs 31 woman with the knowing greater is He who is in me, than he that is in the world.
Why are you so passionate about helping 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.
Tell us 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 homecare 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 2 years? 5 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?
How do you handle setbacks?
Setbacks are always an opportunity for growth. Oil comes from the hard places, so get every lesson and every blessing from the hard thing. I love a powerful comeback!
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 who’s 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.
What does it take to have a successful ministry/business?
Any successful ministry or business requires both accountability and consistency. Every ministry leader should be submitted under some form of authority in the same way every business owner should have accountability partners to encourage, inspire, or just to vent. Consistency is what’s going to get you through those rough times when everything isn’t going as planned. Consistency allows you to go back to what was originally spoken first. It doesn’t mean direction isn’t altered, it just means the original vision doesn’t change.