Featured Entrepreneur: Tunisia J. L. Patel
This month our featured entrepreneur is Tunisia J. L. Patel! This fantastic woman has had the blood of an entrepreneur running through her veins since she was three years old! When herself, her mother and aunt would go to the Chicago swap meet, and as soon as her mother would walk away, Tunisia would be up at the table trying to sell their products. Although Tunisia had the entrepreneurial bug from a young age, it was not the first road she chose.
Tunisia entered the corporate world but was left with this feeling like there was more in the world that she should be doing. Then in 2013, she was released from her job of 7 years. That year she started serving in her churches' administrative office full-time. While serving, she realized that she had the skill and potential to start her own business.
Now Tunisia is a full-time entrepreneur! Tunisia is co-owner and managing director of GracePro Services LLC, a Digital Marketing and Executive Administration agency. However, Tunisia is also following her passion for empowering others to find their purpose in life through her enterprise Legacy Life Global!
Tunisia and her husband, Kamlesh will officially launch several coaching and mentorship programs in 2019. One program, in particular, is to help young boys at age twelve realize their dreams. Tunisia’s business experience and her life coaching abilities help her reach each person she mentors. She intends for the programs to have an intimate feel, so each student receives exactly what they need to succeed.
Tunisia’s most significant challenge in entrepreneurship has been the aspect of personal development and spiritual growth. As an entrepreneur, we all know now how grueling it can be, but most of us didn’t realize that when we started out. Tunisia hopes to help entrepreneurs work through their personal issues, so the call of entrepreneurship doesn’t get too overwhelming. Each struggle that we come to as entrepreneurs is a moment we can give up or grow up, and Tunisia chose to grow up. Even facing life's challenges in her marriage, loss of cars, loss of homes, and even the threat of homelessness, Tunisia decided to grow, trust God and continue to build his desires for her; her dreams.
One of the largest problems she sees in the entrepreneur community today is that when you start as an entrepreneur, you don’t always get the support from those around you. Going through the stress of building a business is difficult, even with a solid support system. This is one of the reasons Tunisia desires to help aspiring and new entrepreneurs to build up their personal development and empower them with the tools and resources needed to thrive.
Now through the first few rounds of growing pains, she is honored to say that she is a Bestselling Author presented by Hollywood Actress and Comedian Kim Coles in her new book, “Open Your G.I.F.T.S.” Vol. 2! This is something that she is thankful for because she was offered this opportunity coming out of dark times and wasn’t sure if she was ready. However, believing this was a 'Godportunity,' she stepped out on faith anyway and considers this one of the highlights of her entrepreneurial journey so far.
Kristen Crooks is a personal assistant, ghostwriter, event planner, and speaker. She works closely with all their clients to truly understand their passions, tone, and ideas so their vision can unfold in front of their eyes. In a world that is increasing more digital Kristen hopes to bring her personal touch to each article, and event that she works on. While working with Stegela Success Mastery Kristen found her passion in writing and planning events for those around her. Starting out in Cosmetology and Barbering Kristen has always enjoyed the freedom that entrepreneurship allows but was not living her passion! Now Kristen focuses on helping others through amazing events, and making sure their stories are told, and heard! While events and ghostwriting are part of her passion, the true joy comes form helping people achieve their goals, and ultimately see others dreams unfold before their eyes.