Lakeshia and Neva’s desire to help women in a bigger way started on a journey with a few like minded friends. The authors co-founded an organization to mentor, coach and advise women and girls through a series of courses and workshops. The organization’s largest client was the Housing Authority for the City of Los Angeles. They worked with programs such as the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center and similar organizations. Over the years, the joy of working with women and girls, witnessing first-hand the life-changing experiences they had when being exposed to transformative life strategies was inspiring to Lakeshia and Neva.
Their work ultimately led to their writing The Truth About Being Single. The authors personally knew many women who were single but who really wanted to be married. Notably, these same women exhibited behaviors consistent with those who had low-esteem and were not self-aware. Consequently, just as they did for the women and girls they mentored and coached, the authors applied the same dedication and passion to the issues that single women face today; they would become a voice of truth for single women everywhere. They would say what women everywhere were afraid to say out loud. “It’s okay to want to be in a committed relationship! It’s okay to want to be married!”
Lakeshia has been a writer and speaker for as long as she can remember. Her mother said she was a very early talker and that once Lakeshia got started talking, she never stopped! As a young girl, Lakeshia wrote stories and poetry for her elementary school newspaper. Though she loved to read and write, to her surprise, she fell into a career in the legal field where she remained for 20 years. Lakeshia worked alongside attorneys assisting them in various fields of law. Lakeshia also consults lawyers and law firms on their staff training and development and has taught career college Legal Office/Assisting courses. Lakeshia is passionate about the work she does facilitating dialogue and transformative mediations for the Dispute Resolution Program of the Office of the City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles. Lakeshia is seasoned in dispute resolution. Maybe that’s why she enjoys helping women find their own personal power and authenticity in all areas of their lives so interesting. She knows anything is possible once people take the first steps toward recognizing what they truly want! The same goes for relationships.