To be a woman who makes “Pretty” moves you must first understand the gift you hold within and next understand how to utilize it.
LaToya Wilson, known as LR Wilson, is a mother, NaNa, and a business owner. She is the CEO of LR Wilson Consulting LLC, which specializes in personal and professional development. She is originally from Greenville, MS, and moved her life to Minnesota 30+ years ago. She is a mother of four plus a bonus baby and a NaNa to one grand diva. LR prides herself on helping people to be their best selves while showing up authentically. She is an Empowerment Lifestyle Coach, International Motivational Speaker, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facilitator, Author, Plus Size Runway Model, as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
LR is also the Executive Director of the S.H.E.E. Foundation (Sisters Healing, Evolving and Empowered) which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit where she works with both justice and non-justice involved, female-identifying clients and equipping them with life skills.
She gives back by mentoring middle school girls through Project DIVA International and Future Leaders Matter.
In her spare time, she takes on writing for Pretty Women Hustle Magazine as well as interviewing prominent women entrepreneurs as a Lead Media Correspondent.
LR loves traveling and spending time with her close friends and family.
Outside of entrepreneurship and business, Who is LaToya Wilson in five words?
Amazing, Fear, Supportive, Funny and Unstoppable
What inspired your start in Empowerment Coaching?
My inspiration for Empowerment Coaching has everything to do with losing my identity during my marriage/divorce and motherhood. I couldn’t recognize who I was and put everything I wanted to do on the back burner so everyone else could do/have what they needed. Once I found who I truly was without all the societal labels, I found other women going through if not the exact same situation, very similar which catapulted me into Empowerment Coaching.
You are a woman of faith, what role does your faith play in your entrepreneurial journey?
Whew, Chile! The nights and days I’ve sprawled on the closet floor face down sobbing in prayer to get me through my personal life’s struggles are countless. As far as my entrepreneurial journey, God never ceases to amaze me. I’m in rooms and stages I wouldn’t have ever dreamed of. Whenever I have an event, He goes extra hard on cleansing my spirit and I literally, like clockwork, start purging 3 days before, and on the day of I cry and praise continuously. I have to be pure to pour into someone else. Even some times when I’m working with a client, He will tell me what I need to do and say. It’s not always “traditional” coaching either because honey we will break out into prayer, song, and crying! Obedience is better than sacrifice!
Tell us about your company LR Wilson Consulting.
We offer 1:1 and Group Sessions as well as Corporate Partnerships.
LR Wilson Consulting LLC specializes in personal and professional development. LR Wilson Consulting offers a variety of coaching and consulting services. Whether it’s 1:1 or in a group setting, we are here to assist you with moving past obstacles in your life that are preventing you from excelling.
Our corporate partners receive specialized training in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Effective Communication Techniques, Mediation, and Conflict Management.
An added service is Anger Management classes for those who are court-ordered to complete them for various reasons.
Can you share your 2022 journey with us?
I have been so blessed in 2022! I have spoken on quite a few platforms as a guest speaker. I held my very first International Empowerment Conference in Los Cabos San Lucas Mexico in July 2022. It was surreal to see 50 women supporting me all the way in Mexico and 95% of them I had never met personally a day in my life. Some of us bonded through social media and some I met in Mexico who came over and attended the conference. I started a non-profit, the S.
H.E.E. Foundation. Sisters Healing Evolving and Empowered which I was given the vision for this about 10 or 15 years ago. Then when I came back from Cabos, God said ok it’s time. Work me up at 3 am and I could not go back to sleep. I already had the Facebook group so I guess that was the foundation for what he needed me to do. I hosted my first fundraising event on October 15, the Harlem Nights Gala. Just as I thought I was about to give up, after canceling the event, and rebooked it at the same place and time, the event sold out! God said now what? Literally slapped me back into faith!
How did your business excel, what major moves are you proud of?
My business excelled first and foremost because of God. I opened my business in June 2020…the pandemic! Secondly, because of who I am. I’m not trying to be cocky when I say that. It’s because of who I am because I am genuine and real and I’m someone most people are comfortable with because I can relate to what they are bringing to the table. I don’t have 500 things going at once either. I continue to perfect and grow my craft. I also don’t rebrand so much that people can’t recognize who I am or what I’m doing. I AM MY BRAND!
The major moves I’m proud of are definitely pulling off the International Conference and the fundraiser.
What is next for you in 2023?
In 2023, I have the International Empowerment Conference in Negril, Jamaica, July 14-18. I’m also working on having an event in April with a few ladies who asked to help put that on. Lastly, I know, I’m playing with the idea of doing a Women’s Empowerment Retreat. Whatever God has planned for me, I’m here for it all!
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A Pretty Woman Who Hustles is a woman who is Fearless when it comes to taking risks to build her brand. She’s her #1 fan and inspires others to show up as their best selves in order to succeed in whatever she desires.
LR WILSON CONSULTING LLC
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