We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. LaTarsha Holden and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. LaTarsha, what do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be one of love, compassion and service to mankind. I believe what we do for others will last throughout eternity. I believe when we display love and compassion to others we are vibrating at a higher level. I want people to remember that I gave everything I could to encourage, inspire and give hope to those who found themselves in a dark sunken place. I want them to remember that every opportunity I had to serve, I took it with delight and joy that I got to walk with the broken and those in despair.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As Founder and CEO of Phoenix Rising , Dr. LaTarsha Holden has written books, created workshops, inspirational speaking and empowerment coaching that has transformed and change the trajectory of countless men and women lives. Dr. Holden is a 13x published author. Dr. Holden continues her journey by providing a practical blueprint for success drawn directly from her personal life experiences. She ran for City Council in “2017,” and went from a GED to receiving her Doctorate in Leadership Studies. Dr. Holden extraordinary story of transforming her own life from being homeless with six children, uneducated and and underemployed to a sought after speaker is the inspiration for her reaching back to teach others that they have the Power to Rewrite their Story! Dr. Holden’s story is one of persistence and success. She has received many accolades and featured on Major News network as she was named Ga./ National Mother of the Year for “2020,” by American Mother’s Inc. She is the 85th woman in U.S. history to hold the title as National Mother of the Year. Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Dr. Holden she was featured in the Heart of A Champion docu-series by the Women’s Professional Basketball Association. She received a Proclamation as an Emerging Leader in the city of Atlanta. She has received the distinct honor as Ambassador for her humanitarian work. She’s been featured in several magazines and was nominated for National Top Influencer for “2020.” Working my way up from rock bottom was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I had to learn the art of discipline to accomplish my goals.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honestly, I lived a reclusive lifestyle for majority of my life. Now that my six children are grown, I would probably ask my friend to explore the world with me. Our first stop would definitely be to a beach, I miss the water. I would like to learn more about the arts, deeper meditation, take a pottery class and take a trip to my dream place which is Italy.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to Shoutout Mr. Dan Moore Sr. the Founder of the APEX Museum. Mr. Moore was the first person that believed in me and taught me to believe in myself. He encouraged me to keep going and never surrender to defeat.

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