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Meet Quanesha Phillips of Queens Connect Network in Chicago

Today we’d like to introduce you to Quanesha Phillips.

Please kick things off for us with some background on Quanesha’s story.
Quanesha Phillips was raised in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood in Chicago, IL. Now known as a Life Coach Nesha, she is a Wife, Personal development coach, motivational speaker, creator of CEO Sessions, CEO of Executive Behavior Life Coaching, and now, the founder of Queens Connect the network.

“I love everything that I do. I am humbly grateful for every opportunity God has blessed me with.” – Quanesha Phillips

She is currently working at a Crisis Center in the South Suburbs of Chicago, and does mental health assessments for those going through mental health Crisis in the Emergency room in hospitals located on the south side. Nesha has spoken to over 100 teen girls and women from different high schools and non-profit organizations throughout the city of Chicago and Suburbs.  Her passion for starting Executive Behavior Life Coaching started as she interned for an all women unit substance abuse agency at the age of 23. She facilitated groups with these women to take charge of their lives, and make the necessary changes once they were to be discharged back into their communities. Nesha teaches individuals how to be the CEO of their lives by evaluating where they are currently in their lives, breaking barriers and setting goals to live the life they deserve and envision.  Life Coach Nesha believes that God has given us the authority to make choices in our lives and to problem solve.

“Executive Behavior is the platform I created to do life coaching daily, constantly empowering people to be the CEO of their lives. When they are feeling stuck or at rock bottom, we strategize on what’s prohibiting them from living the life that they want. We set realistic goals and together. I have been at the bottom mentally, I was told I had depression, experienced domestic violence and I had to take charge of my life. Now, I’m 28, a newlywed, a homeowner, four streams of income and eventually think about having children. I changed my surroundings, retrained my thinking and figured out somethings and now, I teach others how to do it. When I work with my clients we become partners, they know the answers I’m just a guide.“- Quanesha Phillips

Nesha has just became an international speaker, in this past September she was speaking in Paris, France at the Dimensioned Wellness international business retreat. She spoke to women about being the CEO of your life vs. CEO of their business.  

If you are wondering how she started on this journey, long story short, Nesha worked for the state of Illinois at the age of 22, being the youngest of her department helping people with food stamps and medical insurance while being a full-time student at Loyola University for her Master’s Degree in Social Work and working part-time with teens at a psychiatric hospital on the west side of Chicago. She quit her job with the state when they asked her to pick between her job and her education. It was her last semester of school, and she was set to get married that next summer and she quit her job, on the spot.

“I quit my job, a 9 to 5, salary job with benefits to pursue my degree, so I resigned that day while wearing my Loyola University sweatshirt. I told them I am resigning and leaving early today because I have class today at 3 pm.”-Quanesha Phillips

Quitting that job lead her to create CEO Sessions, a goal setting journal on amazing full or affirmations, reflection questions, and space to write your goals and actions every day, which is still available for purchase on Amazon. She also began to work for a non-profit organization mentoring a teens, which she still does part time now.

She then launched the Queens Connect Network. A safe space created for women to support one another either through blogs writing by women in the community or events created by QC or affiliate brand members

She is 28 years old and she has dedicated her life to trying to break generational curses, break barriers, connecting women, and making sure the community knows the importance of mental health.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Absolutely not, going down any new road brings challenges because it’s a showcase. This is where you shine even if you are failing because challenges push you to problem solving. My biggest challenge was learning how to trust myself, and how to walk in a room and own it. I have anxiety, so I overthink things a lot and look at the worse possible situations. I was diagnosed with depression when I was in college so, I had to get a whole of myself. I am not a structured person but I had to get myself together if I was going to who I am today.  I had to learn how to embrace uncertainties and just do what God told me to do. Despite the anxiety, I move differently now, I pray more and I make executive decisions over my life because God Gave me an authority to do so.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am currently focusing on rebranding Executive Behavior, the mission is still the same, authority over your life, but I am adding different funnels. February 2019, I am launching a T-shirt and Sweatshirt line for my business. I will not speak the name of it yet, the promo will be coming soon, but I am so excited. This collection helps me take my Life Coaching outside of my 1 on 1 personal sessions with my clients, and into the world.

I am most proud of is Queens Connect the Network, that’s something I started to help women with different titles (mother, wife, DV survivors, CEO’s , business owners..etc)  connect with each other. We have an event called the Boss Link up we do at least twice a year, but I have added an extra event date. We get at least 15 women together and we talk about life, mental health, and business. This event has always sold out. It makes me so happy to see women empowering and helping each other and to bring each other up setting an example for the next generation, and making money together. I am also excited to be working on bringing more empowerment events to the city of Chicago and collaborating. I will collaborate with Quinnton Jackson (Dj Q. Breeze), he is an official Dj who has a lot of great insight and wants to do great things for the city. Also I will be working with Life Coach Nisha Hopkins of the Mogul Mom Network. Studio G Chicago, is a great venue in the city of Chicago, I like to work with as well.  I have a few more collaborations in the works and so stay tuned!

My overall goal, Is to open up a private practice for therapy, invest in real estate, and continue to empower and teach people how to live their best life with authority.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck! I’m blessed. I work hard to have different streams of income; I use that income and God’s favor to launch every project. I brainstorm and pray on the moves I make. I set realistic goals to make sure I am on the right track to accomplishing what I want for myself. This is beyond luck.

Pricing:

  • One on One Coaching:$100
  • Speaking engagement $100
  • Host your event $150

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Image Credit:
Two of the group pictures with the women are from T&F photography, The black and white one is from T.R.U.E. Photos

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