We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany King-Pleas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany, what do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be all about inspiring others to greatness – to see their ideas come to fruition. I have a strong desire for heart-centered people to take care of themselves without feeling guilty. My legacy will be one of building community across different interests and sectors. People will remember my smile, my laugh and how deeply I cared for others.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I currently work as a employment specialist. I’ve always worked in social services. What sets me a part of from others is my adaptability. What other people see as problems, I see as challenges to work through and overcome. I pick up on the culture wherever I am employed and connect with others. I am most proud of my ability to encourage my clients through tough situations and be honest with them about areas of improvement while being empathetic. Professionally, I got here through a lot of being in work places that I didn’t like. Each time, it has helped me to narrow down what I DO like. I also took risks’ and am a very hard worker. I get very invested wherever I end up. It has not been an entirely easy road, however as the saying goes, I think I also got stronger. The best way I have overcome professional challenges is through following my intuition, using my voice, being myself and exploring my boundaries. I have learned that when people see talent, they have a desire for it to flourish. Pay attention to those that want to encourage you to flourish. Hold on tight to those people. I have learned that boundaries are necessary in the social services arena, without them you can become chained to the workplace and it can become your identity. What I want the word to know about my brand and story is that I am a courageous woman who is still writing her story and always open to continual growth and learning. It isn’t always pretty, yet it is almost always worth it. With my presence I invite people in to integrity, fun, inspiration and love.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh gosh! This is a great question. If it were a week long-trip in the great city of Long Beach.. I would make sure we have brunch at Breakfast Bar. I would also take them to the beach, maybe shoreline and also the pike and lighthouse. I would also ask if thy wanted to go to the aquarium and hope they have a night-time show. I would most definitely take them down pine to The Stave or Shannons and also Shanons Bayshore and a restaurant on 2nd. If we are feeling glitzy: Nicks on 2nd. or extra special – Fuego at Hotel Maya. It’s a must to go to In & Out. For nightlife, I would take them to Continental Club for dancing and maybe go to a taco truck for late night food. For a fun interactive history, we could go to the Grammy Museum or the Getty and even walk around the CA Science Center and see an imax movie. Hollywood walk of fame wouldn’t be my first choice, however there are a lot of people, shows characters and interesting people you could run into or see. For brunch, we’d also check out the Nest in Bellflower. Very delicious and yet unique spot to So Cal. Ooh, if there was time we’d hit up La Descarga for the LA speakeasy experience. Smoky rooms, secretive entrances and a burlesque show .. sign -me up. For shopping we’d head to 2nd and PCH to take a gander as well as Cerritos mall.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate the shout out to Gabby Woltz of @boldwhisperstudio. She was one of the first friends that I made in college. She is the first person who encouraged me to keep going with Women of So Cal and sign-up for the gmail email for my business. She was also the first person who encouraged me to do a discovery call with my current business coach. We have had calls throughout the years where she listens and has encouraged all my crazy ideas. Love you Gabby!