Invest in your dreams. Don’t be afraid to take risks.
Lakita (Kita) Stewart-Thompson is a servant of the Lord, visionary, mother, mentor, entrepreneur, community and social advocate, philanthropist, teacher, publisher and #1 best-selling author. She is the Founder/President of the National Association of Mothers & Daughters United Worldwide, Inc., which fosters “Better Bonds Between Daughters and Moms”. Her ultimate desire is to have an international one stop resource center for women and girls seeking to overcome life altering circumstances through passion, purpose, partnerships, and philanthropy.
Through the struggles of depression, abuse, divorce, and other life hardships, Ms. Thompson established several platforms for women to include her signature program The I Am HerStory Movement, purposed to equip women with the confidence to share their stories and change lives through words. As a result, over 80 women have become successful authors and advocates in their specific areas, impacting women all over the world with their testimonies from pain to purpose. She also is Lead publisher for an upcoming book collaboration entitled “It’s Going to Be AulRight: Testimonies of AuSome Women, Raising AuSome People. A book to raise awareness on families raising children with Autism. With these many accomplishments, her publishing company, Through Words Publishing, LLC was birthed. Thereafter, she landed her an opportunity as a lead writer with Simply Elevate Magazine.
In 2014, she was nominated Bond, Incorporated Spotlight of the week for empowering and encouraging women. Lakita is an award winning community service advocate, winning the 2018 Achi Magazine DMV Woman of Influence Award, the 2018 Achi Magazine Servant Leader of the Year Award, the 2015 SheRose Unsung Organization Award and the 2016 Sisters-In-Law Pillars of Strength Award for her dedication and commitment to making a difference in the lives of women in the community.
Lakita has served over 15 years serving the less fortunate in the local communities and abroad She has combined her passion, education, and experiences to create opportunities that provides direct services and caters to mothers, daughters, women and girls in crisis.
Lakita is currently a Program Assistant for the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, with the responsibility to assist in enhancing security of the aviation transportation system by providing direct administrative support to Senior Leadership. Lakita obtained her under-graduate degree Business Administration in 2001 from Bowie State University. She completed her MBA at American Military University in 2011 and was nominated for a community award for outstanding service from the Student Alumni Association of AMU. She is currently seeking Doctorate of Ministry In Counseling.
Ms. Thompson resides in Maryland with her amazing daughter Destinee, the sunshine of her life! In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her daughter, traveling, laughing, exploring new ventures, being creative, and hanging out with friends and family.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
The National Association of Mothers and Daughters United Worldwide was birthed out of a woman’s pain of not having a relationship with her mother, struggling through life to find her identity, enduring years of abuse/trauma, being misunderstood, lost, and having a daughter. Having a daughter and not wanting her to have the same negative experiences provoked a vision to build better bonds between daughters and moms!
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My typical day consists of rising up early, praying, worshiping, and meditating on the Word of God. Followed by preparing my daughters for school and myself to work. Working and then taking my daughter to extracurricular activities and then being intentional about investing time, conversing, and creating an atmosphere of communication with my daughter daily. Lastly, debriefing through creative methods such as writing, coloring, reading etc….then prayer, meditation and rest.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I bring ideas to life by writing, creating an action plan to execute, assigning timelines and supplemental support through dialogue, research and masterminding.
What’s one trend that excites you?
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t let fear stop you from achieving anything you desire and dream.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Raising my daughter to speak up, have an opinion and reach for the impossible
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Invest in your dreams. Don’t be afraid to take risks.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Giving away my gifts/resources. I overcame by prayer
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Selling your story! It’s the greatest opportunity to leave a legacy and change lives.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Gave to a friend who lost a loved one to assist with funeral expenses.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Think Rich and Grow Rich because it teaches life lessons to obtain wealth
What is your favorite quote?
“Trust in the Lord with All your Heart”
- Have a plan
- Write your plan
- Execute your plan through action
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.