We had the good fortune of connecting with Kena Fuller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kena, are you pursuing your passion?
I am absolutely in pursuit of my passion, it’s my driving force! For me, passion is an aspect of my work that is very necessary. Passion is one of those things that seems to happen upon you. You’re introduced to something for the first time and you love it. You try something new and different and it sparks joy. Passion is equivalent to understanding my “why”. It is the very thing that wakes me in the morning and keeps me up at night, in the best possible ways.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
For twenty-plus years I have worked in business development, sales, and marketing. Over the course of my working years, I found my niche; that special something I was passionate about. Back in 2010, I chose to step out on faith and start my own company, basing the business structure on what I enjoyed the most. I’ve said it many times, starting and operating a business is quite challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding. Challenges will come and go, that is to be expected. Despite the fact that challenges will arise, I continue to pursue my passion for business development because of the opportunities I have to be of service to other business owners and entrepreneurs. I fully believe in the dream of entrepreneurship and absolutely love when others pursue their dreams as well. I love that my work gives me the chance to help people and provide direction along the way.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Being that I absolutely love the city of Long Beach, we’d have tour several parts! The Bixby Knolls, Downtown Long Beach, East Village Arts District, and 2nd Street areas are among the many parts of the city I truly enjoy. For amazing drinks and food, I’d have to say Bo-beau in Downtown, Knolls Restaurant in Bixby Knolls, and Ballast Point off PCH. The entire city is literally packed with so many amazing options, it’s hard to pin point them all. I’d have to make a day of it and give them all a try.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family and friends are my everything! I have always been blessed in that my mother taught me to go after my interests and pursue them to the fullest extent. My husband is my rock, my ultimate supporter, and my children are my driving force. As for my friends, they are right there with the family category. I keep a tight-knit group of friends. All of them have been in my life for a decade-plus. They pick up when I call, talk me down when I need support, and always cheer me on from the front row. I absolutely love and appreciate my family and friends to the fullest!
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Linkedin: Fuller Management Corporation and Kena Fuller Executive Director