RAVES

Joy Jones ~ Joy Jones Planning & Design

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While in the process of building my wedding & event planning service business, I came to a point of needing someone to coach me, to assist me with putting my business on the right track of success, I needed some constructive criticism from someone whom I felt was doing it right!  I prayed and asked God to send me someone who had a heart to share, I prayed for God to send me someone who was doing it right, for someone I could look up too.
I was determined to make sure I was building a solid foundation, I wanted to make sure I was using the best resources. About a week later  I came across Akeshi on Instagram and thought, Wow! she is amazing, she is where I aspired to be.  I shortly after signed up for the 1:1 Business coaching with Akeshi.  
The coaching  was one of the most valuable business investments I’ve made into my brand to date.  Akeshi’s professionalism, and personality really made the 8 hour day pleasurable.  Akeshi is full of industry knowledge and wisdom. I  learned so much, her work ethic is unmeasurable. She was patient, well prepared and provided her honest feed back on how to improve my business model and branding. Akeshi was a complete open book ,she shared her resources, and knowledge. It was hands on training, We actually looked at my website, we looked at my instagram.  She even gave me homework!  I have never been so happy to get that much homework in my life but it was work to get my business to the level in which I aspired and that’s what I paid for.
If you are new to building your business, or need to rebrand or refresh your business or if you are just stuck, the 1:1 business coaching would definitely be beneficial for you and I highly recommend it.  I was worth every penny I invested!

Shanna Boger ~ PRP Luxury Group 

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The Kesh Experience is a game changer! My expectations were surpassed anything I I was thinking. Akeshi is an AMAZING designer and teacher. I love the fact that she was transparent with the class and very hands on in her teaching. I had not floral training before I took this class. Now the sky is the limit on what I can design. I would advise anyone who is wanting to train with the BEST to sign up for this class! I will be taking this class again. This class has change my life and business.

Johanne Piverger ~ JP Events & Design

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Rarely do we acknowledge the role of people who shape us, mould us, help us find ourselves by discovering our passion while taking the leap of faith to finally have the courage to go after our dreams. 
I've always had a passion for event planning and floral design however, I was scared and afraid that I will fall flat on my face. One day, I stumbled on Akeshi's social media page and was intrigued of her talent. I immediately saw myself in her and felt a sense of calmness, confidence and strength that I too have the ability to achieve success if I have the right mentor to help guide me through this journey. I decided to attend her first workshop and the rest is history.
Mentorship with Akeshi was by far the best investment I could have done for myself. I've learned so much and my business has shifted for the better. Her one on one coaching provided me with the tools that I can use to take my business to the next level. As a mentor, she taught me how to stand out among the bunch, how to utilize social media and make it work for me, how to write a proper proposal, contract, developing content for my website, how to select the right vendor, lead management, how to properly brand myself to attract the right clients and so much more. Prior to her mentorship my business wasn't where I needed it to be, but after taking her one on one, my business has grown significantly and I couldn't be happier.
She's so unselfish with her time that I felt l like I'm her only mentee. She pushes me, she believes in me, she inspires me and constantly reminding me that I can DO IT. She wants me to be great, she sees my success as her success, my wins are her wins. Akeshi is very transparent, selfless and giving. She pours herself entirely into you making sure you will be successful even after your mentorship has completed. She shares her experiences, her ups and downs, her mistakes and her victories to help propel you in this industry. Akeshi is more than a mentor, she's a friend, sister, someone I look up to, count on, and can always go to for advice.
Today, as I stand tall holding my head high, I cannot help but bow down to the teacher who has made me who I am. I want to sincerely thank you for all the efforts and the patience you have shown in transforming me from an average designer to a confident, focused successful event designer. I will always remain grateful for all the things I have learnt from you. I believe 2018 & 2019 will be my best years yet. It's an honor to be your mentee.

Brittany Champion~ Events by TMA

While my company had many of the structural entities required to run a business, it seemed to lack in some of the most essential areas needed to attract my ideal clients. I was interested in appealing to a luxury clientele and felt Akeshi could assist with refreshing my brand. Some essentials I utilize on a daily basis are my email templates and my custom floral design proposals. Not only have email templates been a huge time saver, they also add a sense of professionalism, which potential clients really seem to respond to. As a result of my email etiquette, potential clients are much more responsive and eager to move forward with design proposals. Our design proposals have been a huge hit with potential clients and are something we are excited to continually create. Akeshi was kind, knowledgeable, and easy to express my business concerns with. I enjoyed her coaching sessions and would recommend them with the highest acclaim.

Charnita and Pershan Hurd - CLH Event Planning

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My husband and I both enjoyed Akeshi! We were so nervous about what to expect and we soon found out it was one of the best decisions that we could have made for our business. We learned so much that we the business and design aspects of wedding planning. It was a wise investment and we genuinely appreciate the time and patience that Akeshi had while working with us. She is able to coach you no matter how long you have been in business as long as you are open and willing to learn!