Today we’d like to introduce you to LaQuinte` Brinson.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In 2013, I Launched The Break-Up, LLC. At the time, I was in my final year of grad school and I had landed a good job. While things looked good for me on the outside I was struggling mentally and emotionally from the trauma of being sexually assaulted my senior year of college. For years, I held on to the pain and I covered it up with my accomplishments and tangible possessions. However, internally, I was broken and dealing with so much pain.
I discovered that although I had physically moved on from the situation, I was still emotionally and mentally connected to my pain. I had to find a way to break free and live my best life. It was at this point that I made a conscious decision to “break-up” with the residue of my past and become the best version of me. As I went through the rigorous process of breaking up with what held me emotionally, mentally and spiritually hostage people around me started to notice the change in me. I started losing weight, becoming more social and overall I was in a much happier person. As I evolved into a better version of myself, I started to share parts of my journey on social media and through my blog www.thebreak-up.com.
The more I shared my story, the more it inspired people. I started getting calls to come and speak at events and I would receive tons of emails with people asking me to assist them with their “break-up” from various different things. I began to understand that so many people were dealing with the residue of past relationships, circumstances, and pain that they too needed to break free from.
I decided to become a certified life coach so that I could further assist others with becoming the best version of themselves. As the Break-Up evolved, I started asking others to share their stories of how they broke unhealthy cycles in their life. In 2015, I hosted my very first “Inspirational Gala.” During this event, I select honorees, these individuals share their stories of how they broke unhealthy cycles and they also share their platforms of how they are working to transform the community. My first Honoree was Leon Ford from Pittsburgh, he was unjustly shot 5 times by the Pittsburgh police on November 11, 2012 in a case of mistaken identity and racial profiling. Although he was left paralyzed from the horrific encounter, he somehow fought through the pain and became a powerful influencer in his community. His story left a positive impact on so many individuals. I vowed from that point on to continue to shed a light on individuals that are using their platform to uplift the community.
Since then, I have met so many more wonderful individuals and have helped share their story through my platform. The Break-Up, LLC has now successfully hosted five gala’s and have honored nine individuals for their service in the community. ” 2016 Honoree’s; Candace Hawk (owner of Spreading The Health) & Danielle Allen (Educator). 2017 Honoree’s; Keundric “Dooley” Loucious (owner of Effect Fitness) & Kimberly Mosley (owner of Pretti Lady Boutique). 2018 Honoree’s; Shantel & Shanika Alphabet (Founders of the Alphabet House). Braxton Banks (Owner of 20 West Barbershop). Jason Rivers (AR3, Rivers of Hope foundation).
I am amazed at how The Break-Up, LLC has evolved and all that we have been able to accomplish in six years. I am now working towards helping individuals to discover their life purpose with my new book “Pregnant With A Vision”.
Has it been a smooth road?
I wouldn’t trade the process for anything, but it has definitely come with its challenges. The first challenge for me was leaving my comfort zone. I had to leave my comfy quarters of mediocrity and pursue greatness. Greatness doesn’t come without sacrifice, I’ve had to make a ton of sacrifices, skipping out on trips with friends and cutting back on the things that I’m accustomed to having so that I can fund my vision. One of the greatest struggles have been that The Break-Up has grown each year. Growth is definitely a positive, however, funding the rapid growth of my organization has been challenging. Growth demands partnerships. I am now in the phase of seeking sponsorship and partnerships that will allow me to support the growth of my organizations.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Break-Up – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The Break-Up, LLC is a public health organization dedicated to raising awareness, empowering individuals to own their greatness and providing assistance to individuals as they work towards positive change. The ultimate goal of The Break-Up, LLC is to restore our communities by providing methods of healing and progression through stories, special events, and partnerships with organizations that leads individuals to a life full of purpose.
I have received notoriety through speaking engagements, coaching and my recent book “Pregnant with A Vision” A guide to conceiving and achieving your life’s purpose.
I am most proud of the lives we have positively impacted over the past six years through my personal story and through the stories that we have shared through our platform. It’s rewarding to see the progression of others as they discover the beauty breaking unhealthy cycles and becoming their best selves.
I believe what sets us apart is that we don’t just celebrate the finished product, however, we celebrate the entire process by encouraging individuals to be transparent about their pain, open with their healing and to empower through their progression.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I like best about the City of Atlanta is that it provides many opportunities for networking. There are tons of urban professionals with common goals which makes the perfect experience for developing meaningful partnerships while growing your organization.
The things that I least like about the City of Atlanta is because of the large number of organizations there seems to be limited funding to encompass the vision of rising organizations. However, I know that when the time is right that will all change.
- Inspirational Gala Tickets $100
- Pregnant With A Vision $20
- Surrounded In Sisterhood – Free
- Website: www.thebreak-up.com
- Phone: 770-899-6555
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @iamcoachq
- Facebook: The Break-Up, LLC
- Twitter: @iamcoachq
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