An Author, Philanthropist, Public Speaker, and a Self-Publishing Consultant; Desiree Lee, a California Native, delivers dynamic, high energy messages wrapped in a package unlike any you’ve seen before. She travels nationwide to present these powerful messages and impact audiences who feel that they have limited options. In recent years, Desiree has shared the stage with Honorable Judge Greg Mathis, who has been featured as the Keynote Speaker at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Chattanooga Chapter) and Judge Penny Brown at the Reynolds’ Sister Talk Conference, just to name a few. She has also had the opportunity to share her story with Ambassador Andrew Young, featured panelist at the 2014 A3C, Festival and has made many Prevention Presentations to middle and high school students nationwide in an effort to combat youth incarceration. She is committed to assisting you to become a self-published author and Get Your Story Heard and was recently nominated for the Powerlife Award, I AM Awards and Black Women Are Inspirational Award in recognition of her dedication to service and personal empowerment. “The goal isn’t to live forever but to create an IMPACT that does.”
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
The people that I am assigned to serve unconditionally.
Tell us about your business.
Authors In Business Co.™ Five Star Community was formed as an extension of the DLeeInspires LLC Brand by Self-Publishing Consultant Desiree Lee for the purposes of accountability, collaborative energy, knowledge sharing, and support. A combination of formal and informal sessions by serving others.
- 2015 Author of the Year
- 2016 Woman of the Year
- 2017 Motivational Speaker of the Year
Where is your business based?
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
I am more of a visionary. I can see years in advance and for me it takes a mentor that can take what I see in my mind and implement it in reality step by step. So, the first step was obtain a mentor that matched my way of thinking.
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
- Social Media
- Live Streaming
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
How did you overcome these challenges?
Knowing that there are millions of strangers that I have met and have not met yet who are depending on me to finish.
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
The individuals that I serve.
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
Putting people before business.
What is the best advice you have received recently?
Embrace the love from your audience. You are worth it!
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Do the best you can with what you HAVE, until you can do better. The goal isn’t to live forever but to create an impact that does. You have the answers and stop asking permission from others to give you validation to complete your assignment in the lives of others.
What is your favorite business tool or resource?
- Business tool: Social Media and Live Streaming
- Resource: Amazon.com
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
“The Millionaire Messenger” by Brendon Buchard.
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
I am currently learning how to love my clients unconditionally and to become a better instructor than I was yesterday.
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
We’ve recently completed the 6 City AIB Microsoft Book Signing. We are excited to invite those who are tired of giving up on writing their books to attend our upcoming AIB Nation Live Tour this Summer in 2017. Visit dleeinspires.com for more information.
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