We had the good fortune of connecting with Leah Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Leah, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind opening my business was engineered by a strong desire to be more intentional with my time + to help other women that desire to be successful without sacrificing their families or themselves. After ten years in one corporation – I became very ill due to stress + obstacles that we now know many Black and People of Color face every day silently. As a mother of small children + partner of over 13 years, my business was the solution to not only my growth and healing – but it gave me the space to support other women as they began to build their business so they could reach their goals.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a creative, I am most proud when I see my work return with great value + worth for my clients. What sets me apart from others is my ability to visually hear what a client desires and create that desire. My work and expertise stem from my previous work history, my undergrad and graduate degrees, and my innate ability and love for being creative. I want the world to know that at any moment in life – you can pivot and make your dreams your reality! My Personal Branding Boutique is committed to helping womxn build their business with the branding that elevates their expertise.
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?
One of my favorite places to visit in Arizona is Sedona. We have beautiful + diverse mountain ranges, the best spas, and a vast range of culinary options. I’d invite my friend for a day in Arizona. We’d start in Gold Canyon for a massage + spa day. I would then travel to Charleston to dine and then Sedona for a relaxing staycation.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
When I think of my today + the support needed to get here… I can only think of two factors in my life that have allowed me to grow as a person and entrepreneur. First, my life partner is my strongest supporter. After leaving my job, literally in an ambulance, he cared for not only me – but our small children. Maarcus provided me with the time + space needed to heal, build my business, and find a new rhythm balancing solopreneurship and our family life. Secondly, as a Black woman – finding a community that understood the variables of navigating thoughts of being worthy, having stability, and strategic growth was significant. Rachel Rodgers, CEO of Hello 7 + We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club provided all three. The Club is an online membership community for women in business (#Shmillies) – a true Mastermind for women that want to make a difference in their community + the world. Within the community, we are intentional about building self + wealth. Some may try, but the Club can’t be duplicated and the support can’t be matched in any other community.
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