We had the good fortune of connecting with Lakeithia Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lakeithia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Like most innovative business ideas, I was faced with a dilemma and was not satisfied with the options that were available for my family. My daughter has a learning disability and I was desperately looking for a tutoring facility that could help bridge the classroom concepts WHILE presenting it in the manner that she learned. What I found was that the prices were ridiculously absorbent and they had no systems or strategies to accommodate her learning style. It was then that I knew I could not be the only parent that was faced with this issue; I set out to help my child and other parents of my community. My efforts blossomed into Hearts of Education LLC a nationwide supplemental education program that increases student academic performance, retention, and application. Hearts of Education LLC helps adults and children alike master all things learning.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Hearts of Education LLC using varied instructional delivery techniques that are tailored to the specific needs of student. We are solely focused on the holistic growth of the student, academically, socially, and emotionally. We offer enrichment courses (photography, art, sign language), healthy initiative programs, and community engagement programs. I am super excited that Hearts of Education LLC continues to make a mark in the growth and sustainability of our community by partnering with organizations to share learning and literacy.
My journey of growth with Hearts of Education LLC has been an all encompassing taxing experience, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I had moments of pure exhaustion but the reward, the reward is invaluable and is totally replenishing so in the end it makes it completely worth it. Growing our youth, our future has truly been the best time of my life!!
I want everyone to know that Hearts of Education LLC unlocks the greatness in every child we interact with.
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.
I am an outdoor person so my best friend will most likely be as well. We would definitely do the Bike Tours downtown followed by Phil and Derek’s later that evening. Our mornings will begin with breakfast at Grand Lux Cafe and stroll The Galleria area. Our following days would consists of Pleasure Pier, a visit to the Museum District, and shopping in the underground Downtown tunnels.
For sure we would do sunrise horseback riding in Galveston and stand-up paddle boarding in Buffalo Bayou.
Our days would jammed packed with little bouts of relaxation at the pool.
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 definitely would like to shoutout to my father whose constant support and questioning kept me grounded and motivated. I would like also give as special love shoutout to Meka Diamond and her group Unity Community for the pressure, the encouragement, and the love through every step of the process of scaling and growth.