Posted on: December 21, 2023 Posted by: Christina Bronner Comments: 2

From Paralegal to Reality Star, Motivational Speaker, and Life Coach. 

Lateshia Pearson entered our homes and hearts at the start of 2021 as part of OWN Network’s “Belle Collective” successful cast. But prior to that, Pearson had already established herself as an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and successful businesswoman in the state of Mississippi.

The Pelahatchie native says, growing up, she’d always been a highly creative visionary with witty ideas, feeling innately that she was destined for something much bigger than she could ever imagine. She was onto something; time would reveal her path to success to be television, entrepreneurship, and bridging the gaps between people, ideas, and business.

Nine years ago, Lateshia Pearson started her first business, Animated Blast, which provided entertainment services for children. Prior to launching her business, Lateshia worked as a Paralegal for 10 years. 

 In 2017, Pearson launched Women Brunch Mississippi to foster networking amongst aspiring and established entrepreneurs across the state. Along her business journey, Pearson realized the journey itself was worth sharing to inspire others to build and manage businesses. Her brunches started creating a buzz around the state, and women from all around attended her powerful networking brunches. 

In 2021, Lateshia opened the doors to Lateshia Pearson Enterprise, Inc., which is a luxury marketing and branding company. 

As seen on “Belle Collective,” Pearson is a savvy go-getter who can be both, very nice, and very direct. Still, she stands by her mission to challenge those around her to change their mindset. “You must have the right mindset. No matter how hard things may get, keep going and believing in yourself and in your vision,” says Lateshia. 

“I have learned many valuable business lessons along my journey, but the most valuable lessons are to be consistent and intentional. To be coachable and a leader at the same time. To grow in your business, you must be willing to learn from those who have traveled the path before you. I’ve learned to create a team of skilled people that I can trust. And I’ve learned to focus on opportunities and not problems” Lateshia Pearson

Growing up in the south has shaped and influenced her tremendously. She grew up in a small town in Mississippi called Pelahatchie, where everyone pretty much knew everyone. It’s a town of love, faith, fun, and family. Mississippi in general has taught Lateshia hospitality, faith, love, and compassion, but most importantly it influenced her to become the change she wishes to see.  “In my community you did not see many black entrepreneurs, nor hear of opportunities for blacks to elevate. However, I have witnessed close family members like my mom and my grandfather both work hard to provide and teach the importance of hard work.” This is only the beginning of this Southern Belles journey.

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