Hard Work is the Equalizer with Kiesha Nix

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“Are you willing to do your passion for free?” - Kiesha Nix

Kiesha Nix is the Executive Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation who oversees and directs programming and funding priorities for the charitable arm of the Los Angeles Lakers. Formerly, Kiesha served as Vice President in Enterprise Business & Community Relations at Bank of America and was employed by Bank of America – Merrill Lynch for over 21 years. Plus Kiesha works with countless non-profit organizations and mentors youth throughout her Community and is . also a proud Mom of one son, Kyler.

During the episode, Kiesha shares how throughout her journey hard work has set her apart in all she does. She also shares insight from her big move from the banking industry to the philanthropy community, which paved the way to using her passion as a tool that craved out her next best career move. She reveals self-motivating insights that will help women shift to following the desires of their hearts. She also shares her inspiring journey as a single mom to her son who, according to her, is her greatest success.

“It is not about what you know and who you know, it’s about who knows you” - Kiesha Nix

Time Stamps:

  • 01:03 – Who is Kiesha Nix?
  • 02:38 – Why she shifted into the philanthropy community?
  • 04:15 – Saying YES to her passion
  • 04:46 – “Are you willing to do your passion for free?” - Kiesha Nix
  • 05:53 – The big move that changed her life
  • 07:33 – How she raised her son as a single mom
  • 12:00 – Becoming the Kiesha she is now
  • 12:22 – “I just aspired to more” - Kiesha Nix
  • 14:34 – Moving the agenda forward
  • 16:51 – “It is not about what you know and who you know, it’s about who knows you” - Kiesha Nix
  • 18:05 – 3 things to do when finding your true purpose
  • 21:26 – Takeaways from Kiesha
  • 22:57 – The difference between a coach and a mentor
  • 24:17 – Her powerful advice to the ladies
  • 25:15 – “Playing small is over” - Kiesha Nix

“Playing small is over” - Kiesha Nix

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