Today we’d like to introduce you to Corliss “LyriQ’ Hambrick.
Corliss, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I created a business plan for myself when I was 12 years old and I’ve modified it over the years as I Iearned more about the business world. Not many people understood my vision nor did they know what I was doing. I just knew I wanted to share my gifts with the world and help others , that is my goal. Step by step I’ve shown pieces of that plan with my actions. My main focus has always been music, all my life I remained active in performing arts. I also marched in the band during high school (at Mount Zion High School) and College (at Alabama State University) while on a music and band scholarship. I’m currently working on my own personal music project in the background, there is no set date yet with everything going on.
In 2013, I published my first poetry book on Amazon and Kindle titled “The Silhouette of a Woman Book One: Lost & Found” I wanted to create a book series to empower women. We as women go through so much yet we are told to remain silent. Why not speak out loud and let other young girls and women know that they are not alone. There is room for growth and more room for change as long as we know we are powerful beings.
I’m currently a brand ambassador for Fullscope Sports here in Georgia, which is amazing because the brand really focuses on each individual person(s) needs to reach their goals. I’m also able to be more involved with the sports community around Georgia, which has been so much fun as an ambassador. In the past I had a chance to work on community projects in Alabama and Georgia, as well as work with politicians and volunteer with children. I believe in equality, education and change worldwide. You can’t help others by sitting still and watching. Yes, I have achieved a lot over the years but I’m still in the beginning phases of my career. I believe I have yet to touch the surface.
As an actress, my first project was with Dany Nieves, entitled “Shining Armor/The Versalettes”. I became more active in the film industry in 2016, my first film was Summer 03′ as a funeral attendee extra. I also joined an Intensive program with Live Arts Theatre Company in Norcross, Georgia in 2018 to help craft my acting skills. I’m as co-producing an upcoming television Series Entitled “Gemini” that will be released soon. I believe I have only stated a few things that I’m involved in, more shall be revealed in the near future.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I believe that the things you really want or desire don’t come easy. By far my journey to accomplishing my dreams were not easy and still are not easy. I’ve had issues with a few people along the way who literally told me to my face that I was too ambitious, or felt like I would surpass them in life so they walked away. I’ve also have been told my dreams were too big to come to reality but I have pushed through everything to make what most say are impossible, become possible. My advice to women starting your journey is to never let anyone or anything distract you from your purpose.
Sometimes we get so focused on situations we have no control over thinking we can accomplish those things afterlife has settled, but when does it ever end? In life there will always be something and there will never be the perfect time to start. Go with your gut, don’t wait, nor settle with a decision someone else made for you. Not everyone will understand your vision, and some will attempt to control your every move because it doesn’t benefit them. Remember what is most important to you, let that drive you down the path of success.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My Brand is LyriQ4e, which means LyriQ Forever. LyriQ4e’s represents the three key elements that keep you in tune with yourself inside and out. Mental and physical health is very important to the human body. Sometimes we all just need a personal reminder of that, because most people do forget to take care of themselves when they are helping others, self-care is needed. I’m currently testing out products to go along with this health, beauty, and fitness brand. No matter where I go, questions are always asked about health tips, beauty hacks or DIY projects. So why not have a blog to share those ideas. By far, I’m not a health specialist or anything, I just know what has worked for me. But, I’m looking into collaborating with others brands to give something to city of Atlanta and soon or later the world.
There’s a wealth of academic research that suggests that lack of mentors and networking opportunities for women has materially affected the number of women in leadership roles. Smart organizations and industry leaders are working to change this, but in the meantime, do you have any advice for finding a mentor and building a network?
When it comes to networking, find events nearby that are involved with what you’re doing. I’ve actually had the opportunity to meet an awesome group of women once a month at an event I found on Eventbrite called ‘Tea And Girl Talk.’ It’s a safe place to vent, cry and laugh. It is definitely an amazing outlet to exhale. This group is full of amazing women who have chosen to come together to release stress, share ideas and create new goals. Some of the women I’ve met are entrepreneurs as well. It’s always great to surround yourself with like-minded people who understand the process or even better become teammates to help one another grow.
- Website: www.iamlyriq.com
- Phone: 661)524-8016
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @lyriqaldiva & @lyriq4e
- Facebook: facebook.com/LyriQ & facebook.com/lyriq4e
- Twitter: @lyriqaldiva @lyriq4e
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