Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Dove Washington.
Hi Lisa, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I am the Founder of Dove Style Magazine, Host of The Lunchin’ with Lisa Show, Founder and Publisher of Touched By A Dove Publishing and Author of several books including “The Power of Shut Up” and my 1st Children’s Book, “When Gigi meets Kam; the unyielding love of a grandmother”. I have loved writing since I was elementary school. I started keeping a journal and began writing a little poetry, sometimes a play and even had my own column on my high school Newspaper. I also dreamed about one day having a children’s book and having my daughter illustrate it when I was in college.
I have always considered myself to be a creative so I have loved arts of all kinds whether it be drawing, crafting or of course, writing stories.
In 2012, after writing and interviewing for another magazine out of LA, Celebrity Charity Magazine, I decided to start my own magazine called Dove Style Magazine. I wanted to share stories that would empower, enlighten and inspire others to dream BIG! I have covered celebrities globally and locally. The magazine has garnered readers all over the world and we continue to share stories that inspire others.
Because of my love for writing, I have had the opportunity to co-other seven books over the years and I also released my 1st book in 2019 titled, “The Power of Shut Up”. The power of shut up shares my journey to understanding the power of words and how, when and if we should speak on things. I learned that everything we think does not have to be said and that we should all try to take a minute to think before we speak because words can hurt or heal, but you have to choose. I also launched my publishing company in 2019 after the release of my first book because I absolutely fell in love the entire process of publishing a book. Earlier this year, I released my 1st Children’s book that is part of my new Childrens’ Book Series, Kam Kapers, called “When Gigi meets Kam; the unyielding love of a grandmother” that is a legacy project that I have started that will capture the journey with me, (Gigi) and my grandsons, Kam. The book series starts with the moment Kam was born and it will share all of our adventures along the way. I have already written two more books in the Kam Kapers series that will be released and available in 2020.
In August of 2019, after having co-hosted and produced other online radio and internet shows, I made the decision to launch my online show called Lunchin’ with Lisa that streams LIVE on Facebook and Youtube every Thursday, 7pm-8pm Est. I interview guest from everywhere about their businesses, events, goals, dreams and so much more. We share information, tips and insight on things going on in the world and in our lived in hopes that we can shed light in a positive way on the wonderful things going on in our communities and around the world.
Just recently, along with my partner, Shariva Smith, we have started DSM Media, that is a company that helps business gain social media exposure and more with Videos, flyers, and managing social media platforms.
I love what I do and I can’t wait to see what’s next for me. For more information, you can contact me on Social Media or on my websites for bookings for interviews, hosting/moderatoring events, Book storytelling, and publishing.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Juggling so many business has its challenges. I had to learn how to balance everything and I do admit that at times I had to fall back and make sure I was not neglecting home. Being a wife and a mom, I always had many things on my plate on wore many hats, so it could be hard at times to make sure everything ran smoothly. Scheduling time for some self-care was definitely what I would encourage people to do when their plate is so full and so many people rely on you at home and in business.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I absolutely, as mentioned before, love writing and publishing other’s works and I am looking forward to helping my clients to birth their books and spread their messages all over the world on my many platforms. I think I stand out from the rest because I have created all my platforms to be able to provide so much to my clients whether they are authors, in business, they are having an event or they just have some powerful information that needs to be shared. I love seeing people win and sharing their shine with others. I have also grown a love of hosting and moderating events and love helping people to create wonderful platforms for their businesses.
Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Taking risk is a part of life, you just have to make sure that the risk is worth it to you. You have to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. That can definitely be a risk but the only way you know if you can do it is to JUST DO IT! It is perfectly ok to start a new business or begin a new journey a little scared. That’s what living is all about, so taking risk is a part of the journey indeed.
- Website: lisadovewashington.com, dovestylemagazine.org, Touchedbyadovepublishing.com
- Instagram: Lisa Dove Washington, Touched by a Dove, Dove Style Magazine
- Facebook:Lisa Dove Washington, Dove Style Magazine, Lunchin’ with Lisa, Touched by a Dove Publishing, Kam’s Korner
- Twitter:@dovestylemag @LWashingtonCCM
- Youtube: Lisa Dove Washington
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Headshots by Photographer Jackie Hicks