We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandie Bishop and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandie, what do you attribute your success to?
In order to begin heading toward success in business I had to learn the art of separating the Job (of being a Doula), from the work of entrepreneurship. While my overwhelming passion for birth and the preservation of black and brown lives pushes me to be the best Doula I can, that passion alone can’t make my business successful. I remind myself daily that Brandie the entrepreneur has to make work for Brandie the doula to do. This is the structure that helps me stay consistent with growth strategies, focused when advertising and organized when keeping appropriate records.
What should our readers know about your business?
Your Tribe Family Services LLC is a business that has been built to provide quality, cost conscious, life preserving services. We currently provide In-person and Virtual Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, as well as, Placenta Planting, and Child Birth Education Classes. Our future is bright and includes adding on other services that meet the needs of our community. We are set apart by our willingness to push boundaries and tackle hard community issues head on. As we grow we will continue to use all of the experience in business management, mental health care services, and refugee resettlement to build packages and programs that cater to the unique needs of our wonderful families. Our organization has much more room to grow, but we are extremely grateful for the process. Each and every family we serve becomes apart of the Tribe, and we will continue to work hard to overcome any obstacles along the way.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Atlanta is such an amazing city full of life and love. When I have family and friends come visit I love taking them to my favorite black owned restaurants around the city like, Busy Bee Cafe, La Petit Marche, Sweet Auburn Seafood, and one of my favorites Ms. Icey’s Kitchen and Bar. Then it is always great to spend time in fun black owner hidden gems around the city like, Just Add Honey Tea Shop, CRU Lounge and the always fun BQE Lounge. Last, but not least one of my favorite places around Atlanta is Clarkston! I know right a whole city? Haha! Clarkston is the most diverse square mile in America with people from over 60 countries around the world. Having the chance to spend time living and working there in the past has opened my eyes to so may different cultures and ways to do life. This amazing place has largely influences me personally and the way I run my business. If you have never been don’t walk, run to this melting pot of amazing cultures.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout has to go to the most important person in my life my sister/daughter Joy Johnson. Joy is my heart beat and the drive behind ever good decision I have every made. Joy and I are 10 years apart ,and from the day she was born she has been attached to my hip. Several years ago Joy and I move to Georgia together, she was in middle school and I was fresh out of college. It was just us two and it was my honor to help raise Joy, we had ups and downs, laughs and cry, but God has been faithful. Joy is now going in to her second year of college at Valdosta State University, Majoring in International Business and minoring in African American Studies. Joy has taught me how to dream big outrageous dreams, and believe that I can achieve them. She sees me on my great days and my worst days and still some how decides to love me just for me ,and that love is unmatched. There are simply not enough words to share how absolutely amazing she is ,but what I can say is, my life would not be what it is with out her!