Author Mikayla Diamond | Published & Black Magazine | 25 Top Black Authors of 2021
Let's read what Mikayla is all about.......
The world bends at the presence of uniqueness, found at the hems of innovative thought leaders, destined to move culture forward. Embodying this ethic, in unyielding measure; is the dynamic professional, Mikayla Diamond.
Mikayla Diamond is a Best-Selling Author of Patience is Bliss, empowerment coach, speaker, rhapsodist, and multi-preneur, with an increasing passion for the influence, strategic development, and ultimate success, of growing professionals. As the CEO and Founder of Empowering Generations, LLC, as well as Visionary of the 21st Century Woman Club & Network, Mikayla is reputed as one leading with impact; bringing soulful depth, wisdom, and compassion to the marketplace. A while empowering and equipping women entrepreneurs propelled in their purpose, to share their story, skills, spiritual gifts, experience, and expertise by way of increasing visibility, impact, and income, through the vernacular of brand marketing space; via podcasting, e-books, and e-courses.
Her mantra is clear: Mikayla helps entrepreneurial hopefuls recognize that their greatest potential lies within. Displaying a commitment to those in need of exhortation, Mikayla helps clients to envision and achieve infinite success and elevation; along with the profound realization that with her aid, they can rise together.
Mikayla’s success is sustained by a sincere regard for the acquisition of knowledge, an estimable work-ethic, and an overwhelming propensity for servitude, and achievement.
To date, Mikayla holds more than eight professional certifications; including: Life Coaching, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Tax Specialist, Naval Education Physical Readiness, and many more. An accomplished laureate, Mikayla has received a myriad of diverse honors for her creative contribution to the philanthropic, business, and branding world. She was named amongst one of the phenomenal TOP 40 Most Influential Dreamers, Movers & Shakers Column 2020, USN Good Conduct Award in recognition of fidelity, zealous, and obedient service; the Letter of Commendation Award for an outstanding professional performance of duty as USN Hospital Corpsman Veteran, Military Health Center, Director of Branch Clinics; along with demonstrating excellence, at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, in support of ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM; an immaculate display of her total dedication to duty, whilst upholding the highest standards, of the United States Service.
Inspired most by successful people who fulfill their God-given dreams, authentic purpose, and passion, Mikayla Diamond contributes her relationship with success, to an undying appreciation for female empowerment. In 2017 and 2018, she organized a 6-month multi-state book tour for the sole intention of energizing women entrepreneurs, to take hold of their influence; in the marketplace, in their purpose, passion, and potential. It is with this distinction, she remains a reputable voice in audiences, worldwide.
When Mikayla is not out showing entrepreneurs how to level-up in their daily lives, she remains an asset to her local communal body, and a loving member of her family and friendship circles.
Mikayla Diamond. Leader. Curator. Enthusiast.
1. Tell us about you and your brand as an author and who is your target audience?
I'm best-selling author, business empowerment coach, and speaker who celebrates cultural diversity valuing differences and is dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs to find their passion in life, which translates into your ideal business model to accommodate you in life and business.
My brand’s mission is to empower and equip entrepreneurs grow their business in alignment with who they are, what they love to do and how they want to serve in the marketplace.
Your Life's Calling + Your Purpose-Driven Ideal Business = Freedom & Abundance in life and business.
2. Are you traditional published or self-published? Which do you prefer?
I’m a self-published author recognizing some of its benefits with it giving you the opportunity, flexibility, creativity and authority to expand and scale as an entrepreneur, while retaining 100% rights to your work. Also, self-publishing allows you to retain full control over what you’re writing about and how you write it. You take charge of book marketing, design and distribution to develop your own unique branding as an author.
In addition, you yield higher royalty rates, which potentially provides more money for marketing than traditional publishing which increases your potential to receive the highest profitable income with an effective marketing plan to sell the same amount of books or more. As a result, providing you a return on investment with opportunities to reach your target market with greater levels of impact.
3. What does authorprenurship mean to you and why did you step into this arena?
As a faith-based authorpreneur, authorpreneurship is defined as authority in your field of excellence. I stepped into this arena to lead with impact. In this arena, you are able to leverage your story, skills, spiritual gifts, expertise and experience in your book(s) as a tool and resource as the foundation to launch a platform for your business, maximizing your book’s potential to generate multiple streams of income via coaching, consulting, speaking engagements, podcasting, conferences, book tours, seminars, workshops to bring solutions to your target market.
4. What or who has been your greatest influence in publishing and why?
My greatest influence in publishing has being my relationship with God. The inspiration of Holy Spirit encouraged me with these words,”There is room for your book in heaven’s library.” It is an eternal legacy lasting from generation to generation. I, myself have read many books from phenomenal authors of 20-40 years of experience that has impacted my life significantly in a short time span of reading their masterpiece. When your book makes a big impact in someone’s life, he or she continues to share.
5. How has becoming a published author changed your life overall?
When you publish a book, your message is no longer on a page. It takes on a life of its own. As a published best-selling author, I am a huge advocate for all who desire to become an author. It has been a total game-changer. It was God’s trump card of everything He allowed me to experience in over three decades and provided me the freedom of expression to publish my purpose to impact and transform lives to the glory of God. It is a life-long impact and legacy in life and business. It further enabled me to build my credibility, expertise and influence in the marketplace. It is the key that created an infinite door of opportunities with numerous people wanting to learn from me with the motive of taking what I’ve learned and apply it to their businesses or personal lives.
6. What would you say is your greatest win has been as an author CEO?
My greatest win as a CEO Author is the fact that I have been able to expand and scale my business model through books as part of the foundation of my overall business plan.
7. What’s the best advice you have received in the publishing arena that you wish to pass on to our readers and those who want to publish in the future?
There is more money to be made in publishing, in addition to selling your books.
When you get the value you receive from coaching, speaking, consulting, working with clients, and generating leads for yourself or someone else, then you have a solid business model. Get your story, skills, expertise or experience published. The best advice I have received in publishing...be a publisher.
8. What has been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your book?
My best marketing initiative has been to partner with other experts as a visionary to launch a 6-month multi-state book tour collectively with local state speakers and experts to empower and equip entrepreneurs in life and business. I used social media to book my tour stops and to invite people to attend to not only meet online but in person. This initiative enabled me and my book to be seen and heard with the goal to build the greatest number of relationship with entrepreneurs in life and business to position myself as their trusted entrepreneurial authority and expert being a professional coach and speaker.
9. Do you have any new book or literary projects coming up (or have you just completed a big project ~ reached a milestone, etc.)? If so, please tell us about it.
My newest project is my new business launch utilizing my books as the foundation of the curriculum in my coaching practice to serve my clients in the 21st Century Woman Signature Coaching Program. My business coaching program is an extension of my books and expounds on my signature methodology that I teach in all of my courses and empowerment sessions. The program has been designed to serve the needs of the modern woman who is looking for a path forward to create more time, money, relationships, joy and contribution.
10. Who are you behind the book? Tell us who you are when no one is looking. What do you do for fun/relaxation? What’s your favorite vacation spot to unwind?
I am the delighted mother of three who loves going to amusement parks with the kids, especially water parks, as well as go-kart driving and playing arcade games with them. In my own personal free time, I love traveling, sharing my poetic expressions at poetry events. Enjoy seeing sunsets at the beach, vibing to music, and enjoy eating out with friends and family. One of my favorite places of relaxation for staycation to unwind is Red Rock Resort & Spa.
11. What’s at the top of your list of Goals you plan to accomplish over the next year.
Connect & Collaborate With 100 Entrepreneurs Over the Next Year: My goal is to connect with entrepreneurs over the next year. I would like to build a team network of 100 entrepreneurial minds who are ready to launch, scale, and expand their business as a collaborative effort.
12. Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Connect with people who are interested in what you have to offer. This is the perfect place to do so. I’m looking forward to growing with you. Let’s do that by staying in constant contact. This way, I can send you relevant, timely information to help you run your business better and grow your profits.
13. What’s the best way for our readers to connect with you (feel free to include the links to your social networks and website.
Let’s stay connected. Below is the best way to contact me.
Contact number: 909.375.8361