We had the good fortune of connecting with Orisha Boutte’ and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Orisha, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success is really God and my faith in him, my gratefulness of him, and my love for him. I am a Certified Christian Counselor, Photographer, and Published Author. I structure my businesses to reflect what God will have me do or how he would have me to be at every turn. I am sure to remain humble, kind, and affordable. My ultimate goal no matter which service I am providing is for my clients/readers to be fulfilled and to leave my presence with some form of peace and happiness in hopes that they feel just a bit of the love of God through me.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Being a Certified Christian Counselor is such a fulfillment for me because I get the opportunity to assist others in what they are going through. I get to be that ear piece and shoulder for those in need, but also provide some amount of support to help them get through their situation as well. For me, helping others; helps me. It is just another way for me to sprinkle a little bit more of the love of God into the world and I love every minute of it. The most fulfilling part is to hear my clients say how much they are feeling better after working with me. It allows me to see the fruits of the time and the labor of that love. Being a Photographer means I get the opportunity to capture special moments in the lives of others. In doing so, I’ve also been able to come into contact with so many wonderful people and cultures. The one thing that I seem to always leave my clients with is a great experience; which I account all to God. I am in constant prayer for my energy to be perfectly catered to what each client needs, as well as each client being able to feel the peace and love that flows through me for every session. Being a Published Author gives me the ability to express my own thoughts and scenarios on paper. I love writing books because it gives me that creative freedom to teach lessons and convey ideas even if only through characters in a story.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of the places I would take my best friend would be to Discovery Green and the Houston Botanic Garden. I would also go to the different museums; especially the Museum of Natural Science & Butterfly Museum. Those are some of my favorite places to visit. Some of the most fun things to do in my opinion is literally to just explore. There are so many hidden gems around Houston, so many places to uncover.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give a shout out to my mother Kathy Dale, my sister Shara Davis, and my bestfriend Sequoyah Bermudas. They have been my constant support system throughout all of these years and through all of my endeavors. Whether it was through helping me work out financial plans, ideas, physically or just being there as emotional support; they are always there. Always!