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

Hi Desiree, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
My business helps the community through informative content, workshops, and housing services. I am a part of a brokerage, Carter & Carter, Inc that focuses on educating, elevating, and empowering. Not only do we offer real estate buying, selling, and leasing services, but we also make sure that our community is equipped with the knowledge and resources to reach their individual goals and change the trajectory of their family for future generations.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I consider my styling, seamstress work, and content creation as my art. What sets me apart is that I create what comes to me naturally. I’m most proud of the projects that I was able to assist on earlier in my career and probably my work with my brother, Alfred Nomad. Building an image for an artist is a responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly and my work with him on a song “Peace & Quiet” was just featured in a film festival!

This has absolutely NOT been easy. I can only credit the fact that I’m still here and going to God, my support system, and my belief that today or tomorrow could be THEE day. A reason why Tomorrow by GloRilla is my favorite right now haha.

A lesson that I’ve learned along the way is to always take care of myself first and to set boundaries in work life and in personal life. That if your mental or physical health are not in order nothing else will be.

I want the world to know that I’m just getting started!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I can’t give away all my spots! But here are a few that I like to take my friends and family to when visiting.

1010 Wines
Boiling Crab or Hot n Juicy
Bruce’s Beach
Runyon Canyon and other trails
Highlight Room

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my broker Nekaya Carter, my team at Carter & Carter, Inc, and my mentor Letrice Barge. All beautiful, phenomenal, Black women who keep me going!

Website: https://desireecoles.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/desireecoles/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/desireecoles/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tllmnrealtywest

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desiree.coles.10

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/tillman-realty-west-long-beach

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqvdDqLM4_zJpHC3RDJdqQ

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