Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

2022 CFC Recipient Stephanie Lynn

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Stephanie Lynn

Company: Body Chisel, LLC

I am a woman of strength and courage. I carry my battle wounds and scars like a shield of armor with grace and confidence every day. I’m a survivor with an ambition and determination to be a very successful entrepreneur.

After fifteen years in healthcare, I knew I wanted more and was not sure if I wanted to continue my education in the healthcare field and continue to work for someone else or to reach for my childhood dreams of owning my salon. As an empty nester, I was trying to heal from a tragedy, so I took a leap of faith coming together with 11 other women I had never met before to co-author “Project Hear Her Heart”. During that collaboration, I met some divine and amazing women on my journey, which ultimately led me to start my own non-invasive body contouring business named Body Chisel, LLC. I am excited about being a newly published author. I am on a mission to walk in my purpose and help others on the road to healing.

At Body Chisel LLC, we offer a safe and non-invasive body contouring procedure to help stubborn body fat melt away by ultrasonic cavitation, also known as Lipo-cavitation. Lipo-cavitation is an outpatient treatment with no anesthesia, typically painless with no downtime. It is a safe approach to melt away localized fat cells resistant to exercise and achieve the body goals you are working toward. We also use ultrasonic waves to tighten the skin, aiding in the disappearance of stretch marks. In addition to body contouring, we offer Wood Contour Therapy and Butt Cupping Vacuum Therapy. Body Chisel, LLC. also offers post-op massages, post-lymphatic massages, and lymphatic drainage massages for those who had surgical procedures such as tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts (BBL), and complete mommy makeovers.

Our vision is to be the place where women and men can feel good about their self-image by improving their self-confidence with non-surgical body contouring and skin care treatment services that are appealing and long-lasting.

Our mission at Body Chisel, LLC is to provide comfortable and personalized services to assist our clients in reaching their body contouring goals while delivering a professional and overall memorable feel-good experience in the convenience of their own space or ours.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
I am willing to abandon what doesn’t work. If something doesn’t work, try something else. Don’t give up, make realistic goals, and replace old strategies with new ones. Prioritize and commit.

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2022 CFC Recipient Tiesha Monroe

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Tiesha Monroe

Company: TMonroeSpeaks, Inc

I create and deliver trainings covering various leadership development topics to help organizations grow. Public speaking and people improvement are my passions.

TMonroeSpeaks, Inc. focuses on researching, creating, and delivering leadership development training material. I help clients diagnose any leadership issues that are negatively impacting their bottom line. I create trainings to solve those gaps in knowledge. Our goal is to create transformational leaders.

Our vision is to increase productivity and connectivity by creating better people through education. We create better leaders.

Our mission is to create long-lasting and effective training courses. We leverage technology to increase education, engagement, and equity.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
I seek advice from other leaders in the industry. I push through difficult challenges by staying flexible and connected to my purpose.

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2022 CFC Recipient Lisa J. Stewart

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Lisa J. Stewart

Company: SMG Christian Bookstore

I am a pastor’s wife, mother, Nana, professor, and author, but the role I cherish the most is being a daughter of the most high King! My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11. I earned my Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University. I am a certified Dave Ramsey Financial Coach and a certified John Maxwell Coach and Speaker. 

SMG Christian Bookstore is the parent company hosting “Books and Blogs”. My blog, “Teachable Truths by Dr. Lisa Stewart”, will provide teaching and coaching messages of biblical truths that parents and grandparents can teach their children and grandchildren. The bookstore will provide future publications of books for parents, grandparents, and children.

Our vision is to reach parents, grandparents, and young boys and girls within our community and share the biblical truths in such a way that it would penetrate their hearts and minds, show the relevance of God’s Word in this day and time and draw them to faith in Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by living out the great commission to go and make disciples. (Matthew 28:19-20)

How do you overcome challenges in business?
I overcome any challenge I face by learning from my failures and seeking wisdom and guidance from others who have achieved the goals I am pursuing.

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2022 CFC Recipient Kelly M.Ed Tonya

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Kelly M.Ed Tonya

Company: Empower our Youth Foundation

Tonya Kelly, MEd, is the CEO/Founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization Empower our Youth Foundation. Tonya, by career, is a fourth-grade teacher at Horizon Science Academy Elementary in Columbus, Ohio. The organization began in 2017 when her second daughter experienced being bullied till she had thoughts of suicide. She witnessed firsthand the negative impacts, family emotions, and experiences that damage a child’s self-esteem and quality of life.

Empower our Youth Foundation offers youth empowerment programs to students, families, and educators to learn about bullying prevention and give our youth a voice. We are a national 501c3 non-profit organization for youth ages 5-17 years old.

Our vision is to be a voice for our youth against bullying.

Our mission statement is to be encouraged, respectful, a voice for yourself and others against bullying, and to believe in yourself.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
Empower UP is committed to providing community impact by working with local school districts (especially Title I, community, and charter school districts), law enforcement, churches, community centers, non-profit organizations, community leaders, and social agencies.

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2022 CFC Recipient Kellie Thomas

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Kellie Thomas

Company: Camps by KT

You’ve got to experience it to believe it! Camps by KT is an engaging day camp program designed for children to learn in a fun and inspirational way since 2007! We have curated a well-rounded program that allows youth to grow, bond, and go through self-discovery journey. At Camps by KT, we are all about having fun, new experiences, community, laughter, and educational fun. We provide the ultimate experience for children as they enjoy the great Camps by KT.

Camps by KT offers Empowerment, Public Speaking, Arts, Science, Engineering, Culinary, Physical Activity, and of course FUN! Each entity of Camps by KT has been curated by professionals in each field. We have tremendous support from our very own speech therapist (Angela Pope), engineer (Darrelyn Smith), culinarian (Chef Bland), science educator (Sherry Collings), and primary educator (Shardia Barber). They cultivate fun and educational learning. Our support inspires little minds to do BIG things with unique experiences, positive influence, and motivation!

Camps by KT exist to equip the youth with the tools to lead empowered lives and live to their true potential through youth day camps and teen leadership programs.

We are on a mission to empower youth to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally to achieve their version of success. To equip learners with diverse skills that empower them to navigate life’s unchartered territories and thrive.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
Prepare for the long haul, the rise and fall, and let neither define your sense of self. That is what I always remind myself of whenever struggle presents itself. There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. That is how I’ve overcome challenges. I have been fortunate to have a community of families, friends, and staff that greatly support Camps by KT; especially my Illuminating Fireflies, and Poised Pineapples families!

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2022 CFC Recipient Janice Workcuff

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Janice Workcuff

Company: Angels Surviving Cancer, Inc.

I am a 34 yr Breast cancer survivor and founder of a Breast Cancer Survivorship organization.

Our vision is to promote an atmosphere and environment of inclusiveness, for we know the fight is not fair and equal access to quality breast health services impacts all.

Our mission is to enlighten, encourage, empower, and educate the community and their families about breast health.

We meet the needs of your clients/customers through advocacy, education, and health.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
We get more people to assist with our cause.

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2022 CFC Recipient Desarae Aina

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Meet Desarae Aina

Company: Des Aina Realty Group

Throughout her career Des has earned numerous accolades such as Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Monthly Top Producer, Multi-Million Dollar Producer, TDRealty Millionaire Club, Knock Certified Agent, Ribbon Agent Certified, BRAG Broker Agent Advisor Five Star. Des lives in Katy, TX with her husband, daughter, mother, and one baby girl on the way. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, vacationing, spending time with her family, and having great conversations with great people. Des aims to provide the highest level of service for her clients and takes pride in helping them achieve their real estate goals.

Our vision is to educate, provide resources, and encourage people that home ownership is possible rather than buying or selling. We will help them reach their house goals.

Our mission is to help our clients meet their house goals.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
Education. When my clients are educated and believe in the PPF (prayer, patience, and faith) we can overcome any challenge.

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2022 CFC Recipient Andrea Wilson

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Andrea Wilson

Company: Forever Yours Creations LLC

My company has been in business for ten years. It started based on cupcakes and gift baskets while on maternity leave with my second child. I am a self-taught baker and everything that I offered, thus far, was learned through trial and error. FYC offers custom cakes, various desserts, custom gifts, custom cake décor (On Etsy), and even custom wood décor for your home or any special occasion. My business has taken off tremendously within the past year and is still increasing now that I am fully committed to it.

My company vision is to grow and improve my business in a sustainable way.

Forever Yours Creations is committed to providing excellent customer service and quality products to our customers.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
I overcome challenges first and foremost through prayer. Without our God, I wouldn’t have my business. I solely lean on him as I’ve embarked on this journey of being a full-time entrepreneur.

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Meet Alicia Mitchell

Meet Alicia Mitchell

By: Mixed Talk Media | June 20, 2022


Hello, my name is Alicia Mitchell. I’m from Dallas, TX. I’m the owner of the podcast OTC (OnTheCooL) and a community activist. I have two beautiful daughters that I love to be a source of resilience for. I’ve been an Ambassador at Kids U and am currently an Opportunity Coach for Big Thought but also a Program Trainer for CompUDopt. Also, an avid member of NAACP Dallas.

Tell us about your business.

I currently own the podcast OTC! I do all marketing, promotions, and communications for it. I am constantly rebranding myself and pivoting the success for it! My podcast is about self-improvement and personal empowerment. My podcast is absolutely free and I’m now open to having guests and participating along with being a guest host on other podcasts as well. You can book me on I’m sure on my way though!

How does your brand/business stand out?

It is very unique. I speak on vulnerability, accepting your truth, and being the best version of yourself.

How has your business changed you?

It has been a challenge to bring balance and find time for it in a busy schedule. It has changed me for the better by allowing me to be open to all possibilities.

How do you set new standards for your industry?

Allowing myself to break the glass ceiling but to never throw stones living in a glass house.

What is the best part about working with your clients/customers?

The best part about working with my listeners and viewers is getting to know them better. Enjoying the feedback and writing bonus episodes for them that air on my podcast.

Aside from products or a provided service, what intangible things do you hope your clients gain?

A healthier life experience while enjoying all it has to offer. To be comfortable with who they are and to allow room for continuous improvement.

List your most popular services.

  • Self Improvement
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Education
  • Leadership


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“My podcast is not only an experience but a journey. You get to join me through my journey and how I navigate and explore the experiences.”

Alicia Mitchell

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Meet Yassy Brown

Meet Yassy Brown

By: Mixed Talk Media | March 18, 2022




Meet Yasmin (Yassy) Brown, a Houston Mogul in the making. Yassy graduated from Eisenhower High School and headed straight to college for Fashion Design. Yassy decided she wanted to be more than just a Fashion Designer, so she started her own Modeling Agency by the name of “Haute Model Management” (HMM) with some of Houston’s Hottest Models, and influencers under the HMM brand. Yassy also won an award for Houston Hottest Modeling Agency.

Yassy has done a plethora of Fashion Shows and has produced and co-produced more than eight Amazing Fashion shows of her own. Yassy has been one of Houston’s Runway Extraordinaire Coaches for the past seven years and counting. She became a Model Teacher at Barbizon USA until she decided to part ways with the company to pay more attention to her brand and family. Although good things came to an end for Yassy Brown in the Modeling Scene. Yassy didn’t stop there, she took time off to spend quality time with her family Omar, Brayden, & Kai.

A New Beginning…

In 2018 Yassy decided to come back in the Fashion Scene to take 2019 by storm, and she did. She has had successful sold-out model Runway Workshops, became a Runway Director for Haute Houston, and produced her fifth Successful Fashion show under the name “Fashion Haus” alongside her team members: Kia Renee & Felicia Eboni.

Now working on her sixth Fashion Haus Show. Outside of Fashion, Yassy also has an organization by the name of “MomsofHTX” that is open for all mothers who are seeking support and friendships. MOMS OF HTX is set around daily activities that appeal to moms and children of all ages. Yassy Brown has made a Platform for Houston’s Fashion Scene since 2010 by giving models, photographers, designers, and interns opportunities to make a name for themselves and to show what Talent Houston has to offer in the industry. She has made a BIG Impact in Houston and does not plan on stopping anytime soon.

Who/What is your source of motivation?

My children are my motivation as far as starting my own company. I also wanted to make changes within the fashion world.

What makes your brand/business stand out?

Haus of Brown stands out because we make something magical. We appease the client in that we make them feel seen and heard and help them bring their vision to life and more.

How do you set new standards for your industry?

We are setting new standards by keeping up with current trends and setting new ones.

Experience, Knowledge, Values, Culture, Communication

Women in Suits Event

Mixed Talk Media had the pleasure of attending Yassy’s recent event, Women In Suits. The enegery was eletric. The fashion was haute.

Women and men both rocked suits as they networked, shopped, and soaked in the vibes from the DJ. Vendors with great finds and valuable resources lined the event.

During the event there were fun games that kept the crowd engaged, an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share about their brands, and an award ceremony to spotlight entrenpreuers who are dedicated to their cause, brand, and community.

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“As tough as being your own boss is, the dedication and tireless work is well worth the reward. Continue to focus on your dreams and never give up.”



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