We had the good fortune of connecting with Kiaundra Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kiaundra, what is the most important factor behind your success?
There are four important elements (C.O.P.A) to my personal success and the success of my brand: Consistency, Opportunities, Prayer and Authenticity. Consistency: This is one of my superpowers. Consistency will always separate you from those who are lack tenacity, energy or drive to reach their goals. My motto has been to show up consistently across my brand online and offline. So when people meet me in person, read my books, see me on TV or hear me speak on stages, they feel the true authenticity of my brand. Opportunities: Another important factor to my success is seizing opportunities that come my way. I take calculated risks with my brand. I am not afraid to invest money, time, energy or collaborate in a manner in which I have not done before. Staying in your comfort zone will keep your business stagnant. Scared money does not make money! Prayer: I am a woman of faith and prayer is definitely a part of my business strategy. Before I say yes to anything, I ask God about it to make sure it is the best move for my business long-term. Tapping in to my higher power for divine direction is key! Authenticity: I never try to be anyone else. I own my past and I use it as fuel for my passion to help people all over the world. I do not try to copy or mimic anyone. No matter how many people out there who are relationship therapists or relationships coaches/experts, they will never have my personal and professional life experiences. Not looking to the left or to the right will keep you focused on the finish line. The only competition is with yourself! So simply be YOU.
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?
Kiaundra Jackson is known as America’s #1 Relationship Therapist. She has been seen on OWN’s new hit TV Show, Love Goals and as a recurring expert on The Doctors. She has been recently featured in Oprah’s Magazine, Essence, The New York Times, FOX, The CW, BET, Vice and The Huffington Post as one of the ‘10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.’ She is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, TV Personality and a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. She is a noted expert on healthy relationships and mental health. Kiaundra is the visionary of KW Couples Therapy, and the Co-Founder of Black Speakers Rock.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take a friend to the following places: Hollywood, LA Live, Disneyland and Downtown Los Angeles.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout goes to Dr. Wendy Talley! Long before I saw greatness within myself, she knew this girl from Compton had something special. I owe her for taking a risk on me as a previous business partner and teaching me all I know about establishing and scaling a business. She is truly a gem and continues to play a pivotal role as a part of my support system.
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