What is a hustler to you?
A hustler is someone who knows how to make something out of nothing. They don't allow difficulties to deter them from achieving their desired outcomes. Traits that a hustler possess' are perseverance, determination, and discipline.
What has been your biggest hurdle?
My biggest hurdle in 2019 was having a work/life balance. As a one woman
show, there is always something that needs to get done. However, it's important to not feel guilty about resting, spending time with loved ones, and engaging in self-care as these are things that I need to refill my cup. If I'm not taking care of myself, it will be difficult to have the mental, physical, and emotional energy I need to build a successful business.
Words you'd give to another woman starting a business?
Trust yourself and the process. The road isn't always going to be smooth but if
you remember your "why" it will help you push through tough times.
About You and Your business
Kamilah Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) with years of clinical and management experience. Throughout her career in the social work field, she has gained valuable experience helping adolescents and adults work through a variety of life's challenges such as stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, communication, anger, and school/work stress.
She is currently the CEO and Lead Clinical Therapist at KBT Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, a private practice in Houston, TX where she specializes in helping women of color heal from mental health and/or life challenges that are keeping her from being the happy, healthy, and successful woman she is deserves to be.
Kamilah is very passionate about destigmatizing mental health in the African American community and training clinicians how to provide culturally sensitive treatment. In addition to working with clients, Kamilah is a sought-after speaker for providing presentations on a variety of mental health and women empowerment topics.
Whats one thing you do that never fails you and helps you hustle harder?
My faith in God helps me hustle. I know that my entrepreneurial journey is His plan, and He's not going to give me more than I can bear. Spending time in nature also helps clear my mind. I try to take quarterly vacations and spend time outside as much as possible.
What kind of women do you strive to be?
I strive to be a woman of patience, resiliency, wisdom, high emotional intelligence, grace, and servant to the community.
What makes you a hustler
I am a hustler because I took a leap of faith to become an entrepreneur and build a successful private practice helping heal women of color. I am a hustler because I push past my fears and anxieties to do things I never imagined. I'm a hustler because despite disappointments, frustrations, and uncertainties I haven't given up!
What would you tell your younger self?
1. Your are stronger than you think you are! 2. Be teachable, you don't know everything. 3. Be comfortable being uncomfortable.
What is your vision for your business
Our vision is for families to develop optimal mental health and live happy, healthy, and successful lives.
3 Women that Inspire you
Michelle Obama, Sarah Jakes Robert, & my mother.
"Delay is not denial"
Can you Stand the Rain x New Edition .