We had the good fortune of connecting with Cory Graves and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cory, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Identifying the need for people to become aware of who they are from the inside(self awareness), without the need of validation from others. Through our product line which includes clothing and books for adults and children, fragrance and all natural body care our customers are proud to show their outward expression of their ability to define who they are.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a former educator with over 30 years of experience as a spiritual leader, life coach and mentor. I have been able to use all of my experiences to identify that our society has become “colorless”, as a result my mission has been to inspire people to tap into their creativity, uniqueness and individuality.

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?
I enjoy spending time outside, so I would take them to Pilot Mountain for a nice morning hike and later try out Occasions for a nice soul food dinner experience. We could also travel to Charlotte or Raleigh for great shopping opportunities!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family who keeps me empowered, inspired and encouraged!

Website: www.sfcdefined.com

Instagram: sfcdefined

Facebook: SFC Defined

Image Credits
Kallie Graves

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