Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and organizational development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Linda Wiley Bing, Founder and CEO of Turning Point Leadership Group LLC., located in Atlanta, GA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are in the business of transforming lives! When Turning Point Leadership Group partners with an organization, our goal is to assist them in increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their workplace culture. That is an essential part of the leadership development and enhanced productivity that organizations need. Partnering may also require working with individuals to coach their behavior. That's where our coaching capabilities through come into play.

Lastly, we provide health and wellness products because health is our real wealth. These products are available at arbonne. Our customers are organizations and individuals who need a turning point.

Tell us about yourself

Early in life, even before I had the words to articulate the situation, I knew that not all people in America were being treated equally and equitably. Over time, I learned to identify marginalized groups and many of the inequities they face. Being a member of some of those groups and the mother of children who also are marginalized in America, it is my mission and my ministry to bring about change. That is what motivates me every single day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is being an author who is recognized (in print, on TV, radio, and podcasts, and on a Times Square billboard) as an authority in helping to improve relationships and creating diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowerment — particularly for African American women.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things for me with being a business owner is managing my expectations of people. I love what I do, and the talents and abilities I've been given create lots of energy within me. That energy continuously finds opportunities and outlets. This is what I was created to do. No one will have the energy for the business that I have. So, I have to pace myself, manage my expectations, and practice what I preach (D, E, I, B, and healthy relationships).

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do what you love.
  2. Never stop learning.
  3. Collaborate. Find others who also love it and have skills that you don't have.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Life moves at the speed of relationships. Improve the quality of your relationships, and you will improve the quality of your life.

Where can people find you and your business?


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