Meet De Lisa – Photographer, Business Coach, and Educator.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Maryland (Mo County aka Montgomery county) with the dreams of creating something bigger than myself, I am proud to have empowered, build confidence and influential women business owners.
Through my brand and beyond photography, branding business coaching and speaking to hundreds of women owners throughout the United States, I help women business owners dream big and guide them with actions to create results.
Where did you get started?
Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been passionate doing my own thing and doing it to the best of my abilities. I was always self-assured about what I loved and did not care what anyone thought of me. This hard work and mindset as a child lead me to winning a magnitude of awards and competitions in art, fashion and chorus.
I was also passionate about Education, Marketing, entrepreneurship, creativity, spirituality, video games, fashion, beauty, just to name a few. (This drove my parents crazy in college when it came time for me picking a major )
After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design with a Minor in Web, landing my first 9-5 steady income job out of college, in a time when our economy was at it worst, left me feeling unfilled because I wanted to make a bigger impact in the world. A little under 2 years of working at my first job I was told those dreaded words of “I’m sorry but we are going to have to lay you off”. I felt shot down, my confidence was shaken. I was in disbelief at first and later internalize it as I was not good enough. Everyone goes to college, gets a job and lives the dream right? What did I do, how did it go wrong?
I began to really search for what my true passion and calling was. How could I regain who I believed I should be?
I refocused my negativity and pain and started to focus on photography where I was able to capture the essence of people, show them their hidden beauty when I struggled to find my own. Photography allowed me to regain my self-assurance I lost as my work became more than just taking a “cute picture” but rather making people feel and look amazing about themselves.
My love of all things art paired with my new passion of marketing has brought me to where I am today. Through my photography, I am able to capture the beauty and most of all, the authenticity of my clients. I expanded my goals to include my love of educating by working with photographers & creatives, coaching them on anything from what camera to start with to how to brand & market yourself and your business. Leading to the exciting development and launch of my coaching program.
I believe you have to show up and show out if you want to thrive in today’s world.
This includes you brings all of the unique gifts God has provided you, your heart and your knowledge. I believe regardless if you are an business owner or not, be present even when nobody's watching and take action so you can develop and build as person so you can reach happiness and fulfillment you desire.
To me this means be your authentic self, build on what you already have so you will be transformed because you were created with purpose and will be able to do anything you want.
Because of these philosophy, hard worked and faith has lead me to some fantastic milestone. For instance:
Some of my great work can be seen in Elegant Magazine, Elléments Magazine and the cover of Black Female Photographer 2015. My photography work has also been featured In Black Female Photographer Magazine for #Blacklivesmatter 2016. In 2011 I was recognized by the state of Maryland as an outstanding entrepreneur.
Which brings me to you:
I’m here to serve. My company is built on passion, faith and commitment to be unstoppable force of good.
Through youtube, paid online training programs, and every and anything we offer, I am here to create something bigger than myself but is authentic, faith based and unique.
No matter what position you are in your personal and professional life, I am here to guide you to tap into your authentic self and bring out the fearless and truthful voice that world deserves to know.