As an accomplished business executive, teacher and inspirational speaker, Keenya Kelly found her voice by writing & speaking about understanding your God-given purpose and living up to your fullest potential. She captures her audiences by conveying powerful lessons of overcoming fear, self-doubt, & divorce to creating successful six-figure businesses utilizing her gifts and corporate background.
Keenya is the CEO of If You brand It, a video marketing and consulting firm in San Diego, CA where she strategically helps business owners build their brands through video marketing.
She believes that branding is what people say about you, when you are not around, so we need to tell them what to say.
From stressed out, underpaid sales rep to helping thousands identify their God-given talents.
Prior to launching 3 successful six-figure businesses with loyal followers that I love, I was absolutely living a miserable existence trying to figure out why I was created. I have a great big personality, extremely determined and just loved to encourage and talk to people about just about anything.
Little did I know, I hid behind that personality in public, but I was absolutely miserable in private…
I just couldn’t figure out how I fit in with the rest of the world.
I couldn’t keep a job because I didn’t want to be bossed around.
I’m a natural salesperson, so it was very easy for me to ace job interviews and land any job that I applied for, but keeping it was a whole different story. At age 21, I was introduced to Network Marketing. I was excited to write my own check, travel the world telling stories, and build a successful team.
I was introduced to the best business gurus in the world at the time and my mind had been expanded to believe that I would never work a job another day in my life…I never wanted to be told what to do EVER again.
Unfortunately, my ego got the best of me and not only did I lose my successful team, but I lost my apartment, my car, and sadly enough, my dignity. I was forced to move back home with my sister and taking over her kids’ tiny little bed until I could get back on my feet.
I had hit rock bottom.
I finally got my life together
Shortly after, I relocated to Virginia to restart my life and decided to go back to work. No matter how successful I became in my career, there was still something inside of me that knew I was called to be an entrepreneur.
A few years later, I started my first business, Return of the Curls, helping African American women come together to care for their curly hair. The business took off so quickly that I was forced to quit my job as it began to take over my life.
It was at that moment that I was reminded that I was made to do this.
Love. Marriage. Divorce
Along the way I met a gentleman that I would later call my husband. It was just a few months however, before I came to know what rock really bottom was. To my surprise, the marriage ended suddenly, and to say that I was mortified and devastated would have been a major understatement.
I was only earning $22,500 a year at my part time job and could not see the forest for the trees… but God is Amazing!
After leaving our home together, I became homeless for about 30 days. But thanks to friends, family, and my amazing God, I was in my new home interviewing for jobs and landed my first six-figure job in just 4 months.
I also jumped back into Network Marketing and earned an additional $200,000 in 18 months, which gave me the confidence to launch my business and consulting firm www.keenyakelly.com and www.ifyoubrandit.com.
I knew that my past was just that –the past– and even though I was going through a tough time in my personal life, that didn’t mean my financial life had to be failing as well.
Are you ready?
I want to invite you to do the same.
To say that my life has been easy would be a bold lie, but everything has been worth getting to where I am today, here, chatting with you.
No matter where you are in your life, in 12 months your life can be drastically different —but you have a choice to make. YOU have to CHOOSE to take the steps necessary to not only change, but to do the work.
Building a successful business is absolutely within your reach, you just need a guide to help you.
I’m here to assist you every step of the way, so if you’re ready, let’s get started!
Investing Taught Me A Lot
After relocating to Houston, Texas I began investing in business coaches. I would say I have probably invested close to $100k to learn what I needed to not only have a successful business, but to be able to teach others how to do the same.
I learned a great deal about systems, automation, video marketing, being authentic, character development and not being ashamed of the God that I serve.
My coaches brought out the absolute best in me. I’ll never forget the conversations I had with my coaches as they shared their thoughts about who I was, who I could be, and the amount of people I could help. They challenged me as to whether I was willing to abandon my past and allow God to show me who HE says that I am… and become it.