DERRICK Hayes Interview with Music Mogul Preston “Prizzie” Reid

December 15, 2015

priz shot 2Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Preston ‘Prizzie” Reid who is an American mixing/recording engineer and record producer based in Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. As a native of Chicago, Prizzie was born the son of a musician and was introduced to music as well as electronics at a very young age. Preston spent his teenage years developing his skillset, soon partnering with Space Jam Jaye as a collaborative duo. Shortly after attending Columbia College Chicago, Prizzie set sights for the music scene in Los Angeles where he quickly gained a name for himself not only in music, but in film audio and scoring as well under CannonVision among many other film production companies. Since then he has been primarily working out of his private studio in Chicago along with remote studios throughout Atlanta where he has mixed and/or produced records for Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, and several other genres for artists including Space Jam Jaye, T.I, Energe, Fetty Wap, Scotty ATL, Duru Tha King, Mykko Montana, Cam’ron, Cash Out, Gorilla Zoe, Ab Soul, Stuey Rock, Gucci Mane, Jerm 9V, Slide Dillinger, Zeus, Tim Stacks (W), 2 Chainz, Cap 1, Ronn Makk, Breezy Montana, Yo Gotti, GBE, various film credits and many other very talented artists and producers along with a variety of film credits.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is simple. Inspire. That’s what helped me get to where i am so far. And what propels me to keep reaching. I think people can achieve great things as long as we keep the fire burning and inspiring each other.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

Well, as far as music goes….I attended Columbia College in Chicago, IL. But as far as where I’ve actually developed, it’s a little tricky. I grew up heavily rooted in church. I mean every Sunday (and Wednesday). So as far as watching what music can do to people and how it can move people emotionally…that’s where i learned it. As far as having the “ear”, I think it was genetically passed down by my father who is a lifelong musician and exposed me to a ton of music early on in life. But as far as overall creativity, I think life and living through different experiences is the best teacher.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I think the fact that i was exposed to so many diverse situations throughout my childhood, naturally makes me versatile and adaptable. My favorite music ranges from modern hip-hop to Zedd to Ingrid Michaelson to The Fray to Hoobastank to Earth Wind & Fire to Jim Morrison to Frank Sinatra. I can’t get enough of music. I love it all.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

Honestly, i don’t know if i was ever ready. I think it’s more so a matter of being ready to embrace whatever you are faced with and having an optimistic attitude.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

Sounds crazy, but my Uncle Josef Cannon. He’s an actor living out in LA. He’s one of the craziest and most brutally honest people i know. But i think when you can get past his blunt approach, you’ll realize that there’s a method to his madness.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

Where do i start?? Everyday is a challenge. I think what a lot of people may not realize is that following a dream can be an extremely lonely path at times. It’s like GPS’ing a location and realizing the only way to get there from where you are at is through a long dark dusty back road. To make it even more tough, sometimes the weather may be bad and you can’t see what’s in front of you nor do you have anyone else’s taillights to guide you. But you know that you just need to keep going. You know you’ll get there as long as you don’t stop.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

I think to me at this point, the biggest key is to lead by example. Be brave and bold in what you want to do. I admire people like Ken Lewis, Miles Walker, Leslie Braithwate (i probably spelled that wrong) etc. I admire them not only for their skill set and ability, but more so for their mind and hustle. i’ve learned more from these people when in comes to taking care of business and doing good work. That you are a walking product and brand. At this point, almost EVERYBODY is good at what they do. We all have the same resources. I think what ultimately sets them apart is their sense of maniacal work ethic and professionalism.

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DERRICK Interview with Boxer Saint Jack Tyson

June 12, 2015

JackTysonEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Saint Jack Tyson who is an Armenian 19 year old professional boxer that is currently 10 -0 with 10 Knock Outs. Jack Tyson is originally from Los Angeles, California and started boxing at age 12 years because he was led to the sport by God and truly believes that one day he will become a world champion.

When Tyson was little he used to watch Mike Tyson fight and said to himself that he wanted to fight like him and the dream continues even though many people think he wouldn’t make it happen.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My goal is one to become a world champion.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

It’s very important to keep educating yourself with the sport of boxing so that you have more skills to display when you step into the ring.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I believe I’m chosen by God to become the champion of the world. My belief is what makes me win and standout.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I realized that I was ready to fight as a baby and since then boxing has always been my passion.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

Mike Tyson is my role model and he inspired me to believe in myself and I keep believing because a lot of other people thought that I would never become a pro boxer.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

I have faced hard times in the sport of boxing because I had to do many things by myself . At the start of my career when I turned professional I had to travel to Mexico. Future Hall of Fame fighter Erik Morales was my trainer back then. After my rough start I knew things would get better because I train hard and I want to win.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

The two things you need to succeed are GOD and faith.

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Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.


DERRICK Interview with Social Media Consultant Barbara Curtis

July 18, 2013

BarbaraCurtisEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with a young ambitious woman by the name of Barbara Curtis who founded BC Management & Promotions in 2010.  Out of high school, she became a intern at Baby Boy Entertainment and 102.3FM KJLH as a Marketing intern while attending California State University, Long Beach. Her mission was to take her passion for marketing and create a career as a business owner.

While in college, she decided to turn her passion into a reality by launching BC Management & Promotions in 2010. After filing for her business license, she immediately started managing musical artists and building marketing campaigns with local independent labels, entertainment professionals, and musicians. However, her goal is to one day have her own international prestigious marketing firm in all fields of business.

Now, she has increased her level of skills; she is now a social media consulting, marketing specialists, publicist, and event planner working with clients, such as: Metropolitan Design, WE Labs, Elbows Mac n’ Cheese, Lush Hair Imports & Salon, etc. As a recent college graduate with a Communication degree her motto is “taking clients to new heights and the place they want to be.”

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is to own a prestigious marketing firm. Already I have owned my own business at the age of 19 that service event planning, business consulting, marketing, and management. As a college graduate this Summer I plan to take my business BC MANAGEMENT & PROMOTIONS to the next level.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My community and peers encourage me to keep going. Not only able I doing this for the love of marketing but also, to create jobs and opportunities to those around me and generations to come.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I have a Communication degree, network of over 17K, experience in marketing and entertainment from being an intern at KJLH and hosting events in Hollywood with celebrities like Lil Zane, Lonzo Williams, Haskel Jackson, Richie Rich, Jon B, etc.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

The moment I found my talent for producing leads, building networks, SEO, Social Media, Event Planning, and Marketing.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

Yahsha Robinson – Legal and Business Consultant at Elite Global. He has much knowledge about Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Trademarks, Building a corporation, etc.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

I believe failures are there to help you grow and become a stronger person to hurdle over any obstacle that come your way. I am a witness to that.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Never give up your dream! Only you can make it an reality. Networking is key. Network = Net worth.

Visit Barbara Curtis the CEO/Founder of BC Management & Promotions for more information.


20 Keys to Success for College Students

July 11, 2013

CollegeStudentIn my DERRICK Interviews the last question I ask experts is “What Keys to Success can you leave for others?” Dr. Will Moreland took it one step further and suggested that I start sharing these Keys to Success in the form of articles, reports and books. With that thought in mind I looked back at my career and realized how much it would have helped me if I had a team of success stories in my corner.

Networking with and interviewing celebrities and experts has given me a front row seat into the lives of people at the top and I’m here to share their insight with you through #20 Keys to Success for College Students.

1. Set Goals. Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. To have a goal in mind is a thought. To write out your goal is to have an action plan. There are many Goal Setting tips online. Do your homework – that starts with writing out your goals. Create your plan and review your goals daily. Are the actions you are taking propelling you in the direction of your goals? If they are not, readjust and get back on track!

2. Know your Priorities. Priorities are the handful of things in your life, career or business that are important to you. Priorities are broad elements of life, and they often become misplaced somewhere amongst life’s daily routine. It is wise to have only a few priorities. If you have too many, you’re not likely to respect each of them adequately. Goals support priorities. A single priority may have one or more goals associated with it.

A goal is a statement that is specific to what you intend to accomplish, and when you intend on accomplishing it. All the goal setting and attainment you ever fantasized about or hoped for, however, won’t be fulfilling if your goals don’t support your carefully chosen priorities. Of course, your goals can change as previous ones are accomplished and if some of your life priorities change. Each goal has to support a priority, and each priority is supported by at least one goal.

3. Get Experience. There are many ways to get relevant experience – volunteering is a great start! The vast majority of grads wish they had more than one type of experience during college. Employers comparing graduating seniors as job candidates want and expect you to have experience outside the classroom. Freshman year is not too early to start! Look for volunteer work, a part-time or summer job that will be a stepping stone to something more competitive later.

Networking is extremely important in a competitive job environment. By networking throughout your degree, you are creating meaningful business relationships with peers in your field. Having a solid network and great connections upon graduation within your field will prove to be an invaluable resource.

4. Own your Calendar. Get and use a calendar. Write things down! Time management for students is a crucial component to your success. There are many things to juggle and effectively planning for them will help you deal with the stressors of college life like having papers due, studying time, social events, exam prep, part time job and seeing your family. These all put strain on the multi-tasking student. Throw in a little procrastination into the mix of a project and it could spell disaster. Being an effective planner and even planning for the unexpected can assist in juggling multiple priorities. Planning ahead will assist in not feeling overwhelmed.

5. Manage your Money. It is very easy for college students to get caught up in spending. Those people behind the table giving you a free t shirt when you sign up for a credit card are hazardous to your personal wealth! The thought of getting a credit card now that you’re an adult and having access to cash instantly is very tempting, but it also puts a lot of students in big debt when they can’t make payments on time and their credit history gets impacted.

Buy used textbooks. Walk instead of having a car. Use your student discounts. Pay your bills on time. Save then Splurge. Track your spending and save your receipts! There is a lot of non-academic spending that takes place on a daily basis. If you aren’t on top of the little spending here and there it can really add up and effect your monthly budget. Money management is a big component to your overall success. Decisions made on campus can have a ripple effect for years to follow. Enjoy your time on campus but spend wisely, you’ll be miles ahead when you are ready to move on to a full time job!

From Brenda Bourns of  http://www.brendasfitarmy.com

6. Use your Resources. Using one’s resources is fundamental in assisting you in achieving your goal, but what does that really mean. Resources are avenues to your arrival. For example, if you have a passion for speaking, a resource for you could be a pastor of a church or a teacher at your school. Why? In order to be a good speaker, you must know how to research, write, organize thought and deliver the thoughts via teaching/instructing. How many salespersons do you know? What about community leaders, business owners who have to use presentations to obtain customers. How resourceful can YOU be?

7. Ignore the Naysayers. These are the people who are discouraging to your dreams, visions and goals. They are what I call “toxic people”. They shoot poison and every target that screams success. These people are dream-snatchers and vision-killers. Stay away and keep looking up!

8. Evaluate your Purpose. It is not enough to say that you want to be something. There must be thought, research and analysis in order for your mind to see it as real. Ask yourself pertinent questions like, what are my true talents, what are my interests, can I see myself doing this 5, 10 15 years and more…? Short term and a long term plans will keep you focused, especially doing times when you feel like giving up

9. Execute your Plan. Once you have thoroughly researched, found and evaluated your purpose, you must put the plan in motion. Begin to set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals and acknowledge your accomplishments along the way. Realize that success comes before work in the dictionary or if you are insane! Struggles are part of life’s way of granting you a character endorsement. Do not be afraid to fail..be more afraid of not trying! You must have thought, research and analysis.

From Doc Worley of http://barnabascommunications.webs.com/

10. Think Healthy. College students are on their own for the first time in college. In order for them to continue the success that got them there it’s important to eat well, work out and get rest in order to be the best they can be in class and as they study. Keep the body strong and the mind will follow.

From Dr. Shakeer Abdullah of http://www.docshak.com

11. Don’t Conform. I believe if success is a room, we are all born with a unique key to a unique room of that success. College is like a maze where we start to see the purpose, but the end result, or the key within us, is a long way off.

12. Expect Newness. Let new events, new, unexpected people and opportunities shape your character and let those events and instances, further illuminate who you’re supposed to be.

From Shannon Scott of http://www.shannonscott.com

13. Find Mentorship. You will either learn by someone else’s mistakes or make the same mistakes yourself. Regardless of how smart or lucky you think you are, the school of hard knocks is waiting to teach you some lessons. Find someone who has accomplished what you want to accomplish and listen to their advice.

From Richard London of http://www.ahandbookforlife.com/

14. Accept Responsibility. Nobody is going to push you! In college, you’re responsible for your own success. Mom and Dad aren’t there to tell you to do your homework- or remind you to do your laundry. Your professors will help, but only if you ask. They’re not mind-readers. Before you set foot on campus- accept full personal responsibility for your success.

From Jim Bouchard of http://thinklikeablackbelt.org/

15. Stay Positive. We all start our professional journey as a novice and throughout our journey, we will face many challenges and adversities and make mistakes along the way. My advice is to remain positive and be grateful for mistakes as they are the learning tools that we need to make us more efficient and wiser.  All you need to do is learn from your mistakes and remain positive.  You might be a beginner today but can change the world tomorrow.

“Hold close to your dreams…Whatever you dream for tomorrow, whatever you hope to achieve, remember that nothing is out of your reach if you only first believe.”

From MJ Pedone of http://indrapr.com/

16. Activate Connections. Find people who possess the same opinions and goals that are aligned with yours. When seeking the Win/Win relationship you raise the stakes to assure a Triple Win for ALL!

From Mechelle Tucker of http://www.1stclassconsultant.com/

17. Keep Learning. Take extra classes and never stop studying how money works. Having the knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices will help keep much more money in your possession and less money leaving you throughout your life.

18. Be Humble. At different points in our lives we can’t fathom that we don’t already “know the truth/facts/everything.” However, knowing that you don’t know everything is one of the greatest frames of mind to have, because you’ll be open enough to be constantly looking for better and more efficient solutions. Be confident that you are talented and know a great deal already, but don’t be too cocky where you miss out on growing because of arrogance. Stay open-minded.

19. Never Quit from your ultimate goal. Sometimes, you may have to pivot from your original plan on how to achieve your goals, but never quit on your ultimate goal of what would mean success for you. Sometimes, you might be on the wrong path, but just change direction, alternate the plan, and keep moving towards that goal…and don’t stop until you get there!

From Louis Tanguay of http://www.circlemarketing.com

20. Be Flexible. I know being flexible may not sound like a profound key to success but truly I tell you from experience that the most perfect plan for success will, at some point, be disrupted and possibly be turned completely upside down and inside out. The wise person knows that its not what happens to us or what we achieve that determines our success but it is how we respond to the unexpected emergency, the unforeseen chaos, and the life altering tragedies that occur while we are on our journey to becoming successful. This is what determines who will be able to stand the test of time, and the trials and tribulations while on their way to unveiling their Greatness.

Flexibility is your secret weapon. Flexibility in the sense of being able to be spiritually connected to God no matter what we face in life for He is our rock, flexibility in the sense that we know to maintain a couple of degrees of separation from anything and everything we are affiliated with so that nothing can emotionally break us, and flexibility in the sense that we understand we live in a dynamically changing time of technology advancement yet we stay true to our calling and flexible enough to adapt in order to stay relevant to the needs of our customers yet not change so much that when we look in the mirror we are surprised at who is looking back.

From Empowerment Speaker Capri Cruz of http://www.capricruz.com

Please share these Keys to Success with others. Have a great school year and feel free to reach out and network with the experts in this article. Remember this thought. Whether you Facebook or Twitter you have to be Linked In.

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


DERRICK Interview with Freeway Rick Ross

March 1, 2013

DIRickRossEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has lead him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy. According to the Oakland Tribune” In the course of his rise, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine nationally, and made more than $600 million in the process. Counting inflation its 1.6 billion dollars comparing 1986 to 2010.

Now, he has applied the passion that helped him build an empire to helping the youth, Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his community by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story. He plans to inspire many of today’s youths to achieve their greatest successes without following in his footsteps.

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DERRICK Interview with Louis Tanguay of Circle Marketing

November 13, 2012

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Louis Tanguay who is the Managing Director of the full-service marketing company Circle Marketing. Louis has been personally building online businesses since the mid-90’s while working for the Business Incubator Event Zero in Boston. Circle Marketing started in mid-2010 as a way to help bring large company efficiencies to the small businesses of America and help small business owners follow an efficient and effective path to success.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is to help small businesses utilize the power of modern marketing strategies and technology, the internet and social media for example, to make just as big an impact as the “big boys.” The internet has evened the playing field, so that all a business needs these days is a solid product and or service, and the right strategy to marketing effectively and efficiently. We have helped every business we have worked with to grow in varying degrees (5-35% growth), and are looking forward to helping dozens more businesses in the coming year achieve that same level of success.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

Every time Circle Marketing helps a small business gain more sales, more social media followers, and finds efficiency in their revenue streams, we are encouraged to continue. Every bit of success we have solidifies what we are doing here, and proves to us that we are helping small businesses help themselves to bigger profits. That tells us we’re on the right path, and encourages us to keep it up!

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I have the unique gift of not being very polar when it comes to marketing. What this means is that I understand a broad range of marketing areas, not just specialize in only one thing. Sure, there are better designers or developers than me, but I understand both their worlds, and just hire the best to work for Circle Marketing. My broad understanding and ability to translate what the client wants into an effective and efficient strategy, then translate that strategy to both designers and developers is a resource and gift I am so thankful to own. Understanding the entire concept-to-completion process, in my opinion, is better than only specializing in just one area.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

When I was unemployed. I was laid off in the middle of the Great Recession in 2009, but I had 16 years of experience. The tighter budgets made it difficult for someone like me to get in the door, because of the titles I had in the past. So, I figured what is the best way to get a job right then and how could I never have to worry about money again? Well, I would hire myself to help other people make more money! And…it worked! I started Circle Marketing in 2010 as a way to help small businesses grow in any economy, and put together the general strategies we use today. So, if anyone says they can’t find a job, just encourage them to hire themselves doing something they’re passionate about!

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

I could say a great number of inspirational figures, but since we’re talking more about business here, I would suggest people read The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes. Chet unfortunately just passed away due to complications with Leukemia, which is tragic, but he left behind an amazing system of business development which will help any business of any size grow bigger and act more strategically.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

Failure is never something to fear. Failure, big or small, is the greatest teacher we will ever have. I have learned more from my failures than I have from my successes, because when you have success, you can just copy, paste, rinse and repeat. However, when you fail, you have to analyze why you failed, think about what you could have done differently, and have a plan for a different outcome if you are ever in that situation again. There are many great inspirational quotes to add in here, so I’ll just choose two that stuck with me over the years, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius … and … “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

To me, the Key to success is a simple formula:

Focus + Strategy + Hard Work + Determination x Positivity = Success. With that formula, you simply will not fail, and you will absolutely find the success you’re looking for…and then some!

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

I think the biggest thing I can say, which I hope people take more than anything else I said, would be to understand that no one did it by themselves, and then again no one is going to help you either. I’ll explain that seemingly dichotomous statement. When you achieve success, it’s because you had the right attitude, worked hard, cared about your product and customers, hired the right people, made the right connections, and built strong relationships which you leveraged for either bigger sales, bigger profits, or both. No one just makes a million dollars on their own one day, by themselves, without any help whatsoever.

Then again, no one is going to just hand over a million dollars to you, either. You have to put in the work. You have to build those relationships, do the market research, find the right partners, and not spend your time doing things which won’t help your business, while spending most of your time doing things which will directly help your business. You control your own destiny. You will get exactly what you deserve in the business world.

Business isn’t emotional. It’s business. If you work hard, build great relationships, never quit, and work efficiently and strategically and stay very positive the whole way through, then you WILL find that success you’re looking for…and then some. I promise you. Just keep smiling, stay focused, and NEVER QUIT!

Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Be A Winner!

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DERRICK Interview with Photographer Kimberly Roseberry

October 19, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Kimberly Roseberry a  Photographer whose career began in 1999 in the streets of Los Angeles photographing the homeless on skid row. After moving to Atlanta in 2006, she began a different aspect of Photography which is photographing models and artists in which she never thought she would have an interest in but enjoyed it very much and developed two book projects from it. The first book released, “The Male Factor: Exploring his Masculinity” was released in October 2008. The second book, “We Love As You Do: Capturing the Strength of a Marginalized Community” was released in April 2011. She continues to be a Freelance Photographer based out of Atlanta and shooting on location and in studio.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream was to release Photography book and I have accomplished that since I’ve released two. My next dream is to have my Photography in an exhibit which I will accomplish soon.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

I’m encourage by others that see my work and see what I saw when I capture an image.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I think my resource is experience in shooting a variety of photo shoots and clients. I’ve studied Photography but most of my knowledge is from hands on experience.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I realized I was ready when the request for photo shoots increased and I was comfortable in treating this as a business.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

I have a Photographer friend name Dwayne Hathaway and feel others should know about his unique Photography aesthetic in mostly using natural lighting.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

I always want to continue what I do even when times can get challenging cause this is my passion Photography always make me happy and loose track of time.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

I would say my keys to success I would leave is follow your heart and your dreams. Taking risk and chances on doing something your passionate about is never harmful or waste of time. Be organized, have a direction and plan and watch your dream come true!

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

Just to know that everyone has a purpose. If you don’t know your purpose just think about what you can do whether your getting paid or not and that you loose track of time.

Visit Kimberly Roseberry for more information.