Today we’d like to introduce you to LaTrenda George.
LaTrenda, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My childhood had a lot of twists and turns. I was born in Farmington Hills, MI. I grew up in Detroit, MI. My parents legally separated when I was in 5th grade. My mother struggle has a single mother to provide the necessities. She always depended on her faith so we never went without. I learned at a very young age that life has many challenges and trials that create an atmosphere that tries to convince you that you don’t know yourself or what you are designed to do.
I graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI, with high hopes of becoming a certified public accountant one day. I did well in mathematics and accounting, So it was the logical route to take. My guidance counselor thought it was a great idea. What I was ignoring is my inner knowing of being called to do something on a greater scale-like to touch a million lives? As a child, everyone referred to me as an old soul. I was able to natural listen to others on a deeper level and give them advice that resonated with their soul. My neighbors would refer me to child beyond her years. I knew somehow this gift is connected my greater purpose.
I attended University of Michigan for my undergrad. I completed my master’s at Central Michigan University. Entrepreneurship was my goal with a masters in business, I was on my way. I worked in several industries trying to find my entrepreneurial niche. I started a business in real estate. It was very fascinating and fast-paced. When the real estate boom crashed so did my business. It became a turtle pace. I decided to return to Corporate America and I landed a southeast management position in property management that relocated me to Atlanta in 2008.
I really enjoyed working in property management and traveling across the southeast training our new employees. I still knew deep down there was more to my path. I began investing in personal development course and books every chance I got. I became more aware that something greater was calling me forth. I began coaching others at work and on a personal level to help them unlock their truth as I was unlocking mine. It became my focus to speak and listen to others in a way that we both shine our inner light. Basically, it was an energetic freeing of one’s soul’s bliss. This encounter leads me to write my book, Download Your Truth, Four Steps to Live from Within. I began my own coaching practice, recruiting services and inspirational speaking platform. I am currently a Community Liaison for Drug-Free Coalition in Rockdale Coalition.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
What is a road without obstacles or challenges? I could never answer that question. Because challenges and obstacles were definitely catalysts to me becoming the better version of myself. I grew up since 5th grade in a single-family home so financial struggles were real. I started working at a very young age to help my mom pay for bills. My college decision was not based on the best college for my career choice. It was based on what school gave me the largest scholarship. Not knowing this learned behavior would affect the majority of my career where money was main focus. My interest in personal development was essential to my success to live a life on purpose oppose of short term focus. After few years in Atlanta, I had two amazing boys.
By 2013, I was a single mom with two boys. I became the primary caregiver of my mother who was in the earlier stages of Dementia and my older sister who struggles with mental illness later in life. I was responsible for my father’s matters and care back home in Michigan. It was most challenging time to be the caregiver of five individuals plus trying to find time to live my dreams, I had very little family support, so I had to stop working and live on bare minimal income and watch my credit history greatly declined. Then kicker, kick in. Sister and mom both died within 24 hours of one another in October 2018. I have had my share of my storms but I take nothing away for my journey. My greatest take away from my life challenges is that all these things happened outside me and they have not determined factor in what I can accomplish.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am a sole proprietor. I provide spiritual coaching, inspirational speaking and contract services. Spiritual coaching services help individuals to heal from within and release their true identity. I’m very activity on IG. I provide daily inspirational messages. I offer motivational talks to organizations. I inspire others to take action on their dreams and provide successful keys on how to handle life challenges. I contract my services to community organizations to assist them with recruiting, training and retaining members and staff.
I am most proud of the testimonies I received from others on their accomplishments after our encounters. I truly believe what set me apart is, I come from a place of non judgement. I tell my clients, I only here to help you align with what you already know.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have focused on honoring my voice from within.
- Website: www.latrendageorge.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @latrendageorge
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