Our core belief is that by serving the whole business, the entire community prospers economically and holistically.
The work of Our Village United is grounded in a theory of change that focuses on building strong, resilient communities through the delivery of culturally-competent training and business solutions.
We support the growth of Black solopreneurs and microbusinesses by delivering targeted technical assistance and shared professional services that empower business owners to grow their operations and scale their businesses. Dedicated to serving the whole business, we not only focus on the health of the business, but also the health of the business owner by partnering with licensed wellness coaches and mental health practitioners to serve as mentors to small businesses. Our core belief is that by serving the whole business, the entire community prospers economically and holistically.
UnStuck provides an enriching opportunity for entrepreneurs/ small businesses to present his/her business challenges to a village of dynamic leaders and trendsetters in their respected fields, and as a village, we provide tools, field experiences, and resources to help them become “unstuck.”
Meet The Team
Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon
Dr. Key is our visionary! Bringing big vision and execution!
M. Cole is the heavy-weight small biz champion equipped with the entrepreneurial experience and passion necessary to coach each solopreneur to elevate, compete and win!
Dr. Joy Beckwith
In a culture that values results over rest and hustling over health, our Village recognizes that healthy people build healthy businesses, and I lead CEOs in balancing as they build to avoid detrimental entrepreneurial burnout.
I am a strategic thinker and I bring innovative ideas!
Raven is a hybrid visionary, uniting strategy, psychology, and creativity to elevate our village.
Ranada is our data queen, and she ensures that we’re proactively collecting and analyzing what we need to understand, improve, and communicate our impact.
Kris is one of the Small Business Champions. She brings truth, good energy, and technical/business knowledge.
Daminga utilizes her charisma and creativity to build community and foster relationships for our village.
Marta is the grant negotiator-she finds where the money resides and helps get it where it needs to be for the good of the village.