Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with LaWanda Redmond, Owner and CEO of ReZilyent Consulting LLC., located in Milwaukee, WI, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My business is consulting/coaching, and we serve individuals who need help with overcoming current challenges they have encountered and/or are encountering. We offer several types of coaching in addition to helping an individual with starting their own business. We offer empowerment and leadership sessions for small/large businesses.

Tell us about yourself

I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. I am an entrepreneur and the Owner/CEO at ReZilyent Consulting LLC. and ReZilyent Mke Inc. (Non-Profit). With over 24 years of experience working with youth, at-risk youth, families, homeless population, and individuals with mental/physical health disabilities as a Correctional Officer, case manager supervisor, and in outreach ministry. This is my ministry!!

I have a LOVE for people! I am extremely passionate about helping others, and I am driven to be the impact, be the difference, and be the change = which results in BEING REZILYENT (Resilient) across the world! The name ReZilyent (Resilient) was chosen as it is a WORD that simply defines and reflects myself and my life’s journey leading to this point.

I am here to encourage and empower others to get to the next level in their lives through providing coaching (Life, Spiritual, Business), motivational speaking, empowerment facilitator, supportive services, youth development, supportive housing, outreach ministry, and so much more!

My ReZilyent motto is: It’s not what the situation looks like; it’s how you respond to it!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Just doing it! No matter what the frustration is and wanting to give up -  hanging in there brought recovery and helped individuals overcome current obstacles, getting them to the next level.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Patience with myself and business, consistency, and sometimes just feeling like I was alone.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Believe in yourself!
  2. Believe in what you’re doing!
  3. Be consistent, NO MATTER WHAT!

Where can people find you and your business?


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