We had the good fortune of connecting with Kadisha Phillips and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kadisha, how do you think about risk?
I wear a bracelet around my wrist that says: take the risk. Taking risks is central to my life and my career. Without risks, we are not pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone. When we stay in the comfort zone, we do not grow. Without growth, we will not be able to achieve anything great. I assess risks often, but I have enough experience to know that when there is a risk, there is a reward and when there is failure there is a lesson.
What should our readers know about your business?
My latest risk, or business venture, is a luxury art studio called Cecilia’s House, launching in early 2021. Cecilia’s House is built on the belief that art is for everyone and that access to affordable, high-quality art uniquely representative of themselves should be accessible to everyone.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is hard to answer because the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged so many of my favorite places in Brooklyn. Pre-COVID, we would walk the Brooklyn Bridge, go to Brooklyn Chop House for dinner, and head uptown to hang out with friends at night.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate my shoutout to Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball and Founder and CEO of The Cru, which is a women’s peer networking service. Tiffany has been my mentor and client for more than two years and in those two years, I have been inspired by her drive and commitment to her dreams. Committing to serving her vision, The Cru, has shown me how to commit to my own visions and persevere even when the odds are stacked against me.