Today we’d like to introduce you to Desmarie Guyton.
Desmarie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Working in the music industry for over twenty years I was given a desire to want to help others achieve their goals. I had no idea that starting there would take me to my purpose and my destiny. I started at MCA Records working as a production coordinator, working with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Pattie Labelle and Bobby Brown. There I was groomed in understanding the inner works of the music industry; reforecasting recording budgets, coordinating artist studio schedule and album release dates. That time gave me a true understanding of business.
From there, I went to work for powerhouse producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as an A&R representative. They are known for their hits with Janet Jackson, Usher, Sting, New Edition, Mary J Blige and many more. It was there that I received the knowledge and understanding of what it is like to have your own business and to be an entrepreneur. I was able to grow and understand all aspects of business because the company was small, I wore lots of hats, besides the one I was hired for. It gave me a love for business and continuing with my desire to help others achieve their goals.
After working with them for 12 years, I was let go in 2008. It was a very hard time for businesses because of the housing crash and the economy was in the worst state ever.
However, it was at this time DGM (Desmarie Guyton Management) was formed. I took my skill sets and the knowledge that I gained and used them to build my own company. I obtained my license to work in the financial market and now I assist people in building wealth from a spiritual, financial and health perspective. I work with businesses and individuals by creating strategies to help them succeed. I also have seminars and speak at inner city High Schools, sharing the knowledge with our youth as it was shared with me.
Currently, I have an extraordinary project I’m working on with Safety Suites Software, which creates software to save lives and Rebirth Homes, a non-profit which fights against human trafficking. Bringing these two businesses together has been phenomenal, and this partnership will impact lives, not just nationally, but globally.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Obstacles and challenges are everyday issues in operating your own business. What I found most challenging was getting clients when I first started. In my business, the product is you; it’s not what you sell. I had to learn that very quickly.
In today’s industry, consumers have the control as they share their comments on social media of what they think about a product or service. That is why it so important for a business owner to always remain humble and treat their customers like they want to be treated.
DGM – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
As Wealth Specialists, our goal is to assist our clients in becoming whole through creating and building wealth in these three areas of their life; Spiritual, Financial & Health. We create and provide tools that will assist them with their needs in becoming powerful instead of powerless. Recover losses and managed them properly. We find that it can be difficult to move in your purpose if you’re not whole. Our goal is to help you get there.
We also specialize in Business Preservation helping business owners create strategies to assist in preserving their business with peace of mind. This would include Buy/Sell Agreements that will also help with employee retention, Key-man Insurance, Business Appraisal and creating strategic partnerships.
What sets me apart from others is this is just not a business for me. This is my purpose, to help and serve others so they achieve their goals. In doing so, being a servant that is, my needs are put aside, and I am always for the people I serve. When helping them to build, it builds me up too.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Well, there are two; giving back by going to inner city schools and speaking to the students on building wealth, and the project I’m working on now with Safety Suites Software and Rebirth Homes. We all have one common goal and that is to save lives.
We find that in saving lives people are given another chance to walk in their purpose and fulfill their destiny. Having a hand in that is the most powerful and significant thing I could ever be part of.
To know you can change a person’s path by helping them and encouraging them to help others is the best gift I could ever ask for.
- Website: desmarieguyton.com
- Phone: (818) 554-9155
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesmarieGuytonManagement/?ref=bookmarks
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/DesGuyton
- Other: safetysuitesoftware.com
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