Recently, Life Coach Nesha took to social media to announce the launch of her website for her company, Executive Behavior LLC. After viewing her website, we were extremely impressed – not only because we thought the layout & design of the website was very appealing but more so what we read about Life Coach Nesha & the services she offers to her clients. We found it quite interesting that Life Coach Nesha created a business just to uplift, inspire & motivate others as they navigate through life. We were even more curious to know more about Life Coach Nesha & Executive Behavior LLC. Check out our interview with Life Coach Nesha below:
CITMI: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people who you are & what it is that you do.
Life Coach Nesha: My name is Quanesha Griffin. Soon to be Mrs. Phillips next year. As far as business is concerned I go by Life Coach Nesha. I work full time for the state of Illinois. I am a mental health counselor as needed at a behavioral hospital, a part time Graduate student at Loyola University Chicago and finally I am a Life Coach for adults and the Youth. I believe that covers it! (laughs)
CITMI: What inspired you to become a life coach?
Life Coach Nesha: Well, I was in class and my professor was speaking about other careers that some social workers partake in part time. He mentioned Life Coaching. So I hashtagged #Lifecoaching on all social media platforms and I researched what it was. It seemed like more a solution oriented way of guiding people to get through issues. It doesn’t go as deep as mental health therapy. The more I researched the more I started thinking, this is why I was having dreams when I was younger about helping people reaching their dreams. I ignored it because, I thought okay, but who going to help me live my dreams. I wanted to be an actress at one point in my life. (laughs)
CITMI: Are there any people in particular who inspired your executive behavior? If so, who are they?
Life Coach Nesha: Yes! Nikki Burnett and women that seem broken. Let me explain…
Back in 2013 I interned at a substance abuse treatment center on a unit of all women. I was doing group counseling. Some of the women were my age! I was 23 at the time. In one particular group we were talking about starting a new chapter once they left. They seemed scared, scared to go back to their family, scared that no one would accept them for their past and that those who knew them from the past wouldn’t accept them for having a new start. And I told them God has given you authority to hire and fire people in your life! You don’t need acceptance from those who don’t like to see you prevail! When you have authority you call the shots and you build yourself a team that will help you carry on. A team such as your loved ones who care, your doctor, your sponsor, your therapist, etc.
Now keeping that in mind, when I went to a networking event for the first time, I met Nikki Burnett! She welcomed me with open arms. She helped surround me with empowered women who were business owners. I then called a friend of mine by the name of Faith and told her I wanted to do addiction counseling private practice and that she needed to be apart of it. I felt Empowered being around Nikki and anybody she introduced me too. I wanted to go back to that experience with the ladies from the treatment center and I built the concept of Executive Behavior around that. Since I wasn’t certified by the state for addiction counseling, I started the life coaching aspect of it first. I plan to be certified by October of this year.
CITMI: How exactly would you describe executive behavior?
Life Coach Nesha: Listen, Executive Behavior is a lifestyle. I’m human there are times when I feel like my back is against the wall. Then I decide that I have to make a move. Rather its right or wrong. I pray and I make changes. That’s what Executive Behavior is. No one should go through life feeling stuck! Executive Behavior guides you to figure out the kind of life style you want to live and we partner together to figure how you are going to get there. Its goal oriented. We talk about your goals and we create a realistic plan together and I hold you accountable. I encourage and empower. For teenagers my life coaching is to help them figure out what kind of adult life do they want for themselves.
Sometimes the youth are prohibiting themselves from success because they can’t see themselves being successful. When you feel like you have nothing to lose, you will act accordingly.
CITMI: How has the process been for instituting this behavior & starting the company?
Life Coach Nesha: Fear! I was scared. A lot of people haven’t heard of life coaching. I was afraid because I was only 25. (I’m 26 now) I felt like adults would look at me like, what do you know you are just a baby. I realized how long am I going to keep ignoring God and keep making excuses. He gave me dreams of helping people. He gave me visions of seeing myself speaking in front of a crowd. My former classmate bought me a journal to write in. I haven’t had a journal since 1998. I didn’t know what to do it. I didn’t write in it for months. Then all of my goals, prayers and ideas of EB was written. My money was short. But God made away. I was even able to get a office downtown Chicago on the 21floor overlooking the city for my first 6 months. God will give you everything you need if you just listen. My goals scared me, that’s how I knew I had to do it. So I researched the difference between LLC’S and non-profits. I asked questions and I prayed. It became a little easier.
CITMI: Being from Chicago, what would you advise the youth that’s currently growing up & witnessing a lot of violence around them?
Life Coach Nesha: God is first pray over yourself and your family. If you are living in a drug and violence infected neighborhood make a goal to make it out. Be an individual, you don’t have to follow the crowd. You don’t have to prove nothing to anybody but yourself! Set goals for yourself, and love yourself. Love yourself enough that you can see yourself being successful and giving back to where you come from. There is so much to the world then the block you live on. Explore and ask questions. I’m always here if you need me.
CITMI: What’s next for Executive Behavior? Are there any exclusives you can share with us?
Life Coach Nesha: Wow! I’m going to be honest with you. I’m trying to do everything I couldn’t imagine. I will be teaming up with Life Coach Trenity (Creator and Owner of T3 LIFE Coaching) for different projects that will help empower women and the youth. We are actually trying to go into the schools in the inner city of Chicago to speak to the youth. So if any school or non-profit within the schools are interested let me know. There are other things that are a complete surprise! Now you have no choice but to stick around and see what I have going on. I am not spilling no more tea! ( laughs)
CITMI: How can the people reach out to you via social media?
Life Coach Nesha: Everyone can follow me @Executive_behavior on Instagram. Facebook: Executive Behavior LLC.
My New website I just launched www.executivebehavior.com created my Asia Horne – Creator, Editor and Chief of Empire Magazine and photography by Antwan Taylor – Creator and Owner of True Stories Media Corporation.)
And there you have it! You heard it all from Life Coach Nesha herself! Make sure you visit executivebehavior.com & follow Executive Behavior on all social media platforms. Much success to you Life Coach Nesha & be sure to keep in touch!