Updated: Aug 16, 2022
We had the pleasure of interviewing an affluent coach located in Atlanta, Georgia. Let’s see what she has to say!
Tell us about yourself!
Currently residing in the Metro-Atlanta area, I am a 29-year-old with the desire to change my corner of the world through positivity and impact. Growing up, I was insecure although very sociable with many friends. Children were the source of my insecurity from years of being verbally bullied because of my dark complexion. If it wasn't that, it was my short, coarse, untamed hair or my brand-less clothes. My pronounced lisp was another source of laughter too. It took me a long journey of self-love to get to a place where I'm completely comfortable in my skin. I was born in Los Angeles, California but moved to Virginia as a child. Life wasn't extremely challenging. I don't have a hard knock life story but I did find myself overcoming mental battles that triggered childhood depression and imposter syndrome.
It was at the age of 5 when I knew I was born for more. Ms. Tricia, a neighborhood babysitter took extra special time to cultivate my belief system. She was within walking distance from a neighborhood church where I remember walking to nearly every day of the week. Eventually, I was able to memorize all 66 books of the Bible and became very affluent in knowing the Word of God. As she prayed over me, Ms. Tricia would anoint my head with oil. Something about those moments sculpted me into the woman I am today. This was the "beginning of my becoming" before I knew I would be a speaker at the Bosses Sip Tea™ Conference - a dream come true.As life went on, I was blessed to meet other "Ms. Tricia's" - women who are lighthouses on my path to being a woman in business. I barely graduated high school and was accepted to college on a conditional summer school offer - but God. So I decided to reinvent who I was and morphed into a leader and a scholar! I graduated from college with honors, was accepted into Graduate School before walking the stage to get a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Healthcare Management. As of this moment, I am a proud full-time entrepreneur.
I exited the healthcare industry after realizing how much money I was generating as a person that was in a sales and business development representative. Quickly, I caught on to how long it took to be promoted into the C-Suite as I truly desired. So, on March 11, 211:11 am 11:11 am PST, I sent my resignation letter. This was right after the murder of George Floyd and I felt misunderstood and under-appreciated by my employers. I knew then that a recession was dangerously close, and black-owned businesses were unprepared. Black Pretty and Paid, my coaching brand, was founded to solve a big problem - to decrease the failure and closing rate among black-owned business owners.
In August 2020, I spent some time writing my first digital product. Shortly thereafter, my stepfather passed away, and that was the push I needed to start a new company that focused on building entrepreneurs beyond solopreneurship and giving them corporate-level education inside of the business coaching realm. That's how I got into the profession I'm in. Working in the death and dying industry in healthcare showed me all I needed to see. I knew that if I wanted to have a more longitudinal effect on healthcare and on black and brown lives, I needed to start with the thing that could set us financially free.
Who or what is your number one motivator and why?
Possibility, period. "Possibility" is my greatest motivator.
If you can name one person that helped you get to where you are now, who would that person be and how did they help you get to where you are?
My mother, Ruth Moore. I don't think I give her enough credit because I have a village of people who have been pivotal in my becoming. However, my mom saw the possibility first. She laid the bricks. She didn't always have the answers or resources, but she did her extreme best. She never gave my brother and I the bare minimum. I believe that my mom operated at her maximum capacity to see Ian (my brother) and I grow.
How can the community get in touch with you?
To stay connected with Jalynn Jones, follow her social media handles below: