We had the good fortune of connecting with Keishorne Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keishorne, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born in Trinidad, raised in Barbados with my grandfather and grandmother until I was eight years old, and now live in Brooklyn, New York. My background as someone who experienced the difficulties of growing up in a one-bedroom basement with just my mother and father and not getting my own room or space until I was about 22 years old, watching my mother work two or three jobs just to put food on the table and clothes on my back, witnessing my father work 12-14 hours a day at the age of 67, dealing with heartache from family and friends, and loved ones, and navigating life are what fuel the work I do today. As an immigrant who couldn’t legally work or attend college, I knew I’d have to work hard to accomplish many of my goals and be someone my family could be proud of. By God’s grace, I am now a two-time bestselling author, America’s #1 Heartbreak Coach, renowned speaker, and successful entrepreneur. By committing to my purpose, I’ve been able to assist men and women in achieving healthy relationships, integrity in relationships, heartache awareness, healing, and a variety of interpersonal/personal relationship strategies to help them better their relationships.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In my work I wear many hats and portray many roles. Some of these hats include my work as an author, speaker, heartbreak coach as well as a TV personality. The most important of these roles is as a loving husband and dedicated father. I would say a few moments I am proud of are becoming a two-time bestselling author, becoming a Forbes business coach, graduating college and my mom coming to my first book signing.
To acknowledge where I am today professionally, the journey to get this point was one of struggle. I would like to say I channel these struggles through my writings in order to heal. A lesson I would give to others that I talk in my book is trusting the process.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had visitors, we’d go for a walk in a local park and then to one of my favorite restaurants; I can’t name them all because there are so many, but I’d have to narrow it down to what they’re craving. We may also go sightseeing, jet skiing (depending on the season), or simply spend the day barbecuing in the park and having a good time. I am a simple person who prefers to be in the company of genuine people around.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to express my gratitude to my close friends and family for encouraging, motivating, inspiring, and supporting me during some of my most difficult times. In order to be successful, you must have a supportive and powerful team on your side. I’d like to express my gratitude to my parents for helping me get up when I couldn’t. My mother and father adore me, and their support is invaluable. Finally, I want to express my gratitude to my wife for always believing in me, challenging me, and recognizing the best in me despite everything. She is a true blessing in my life.