Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenisha Darden.
Hi Kenisha, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started this business out of necessity and primarily for myself. My illness was in remission and I had recently had a premature son who we would later find out he was autistic. My job was not working with me, this would lead me to explore other opportunities of earning money. Hence Darden Quality of Works, LLC was created. When I started my business, there was no intention of bringing on any other agents. But I soon saw the need from some of the parents I came in contact with, I also remembered what it was like being a single mother and trying to work, not having someone to keep my children. So I then the decision to bring on other agents. And I’ve being in business and doing this ever since.
I am also an author. I wrote a book about my illness. The book is entitled “Not on God’s Watch” describing my life-threatening illness.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been all smooth sailing since the success of a business is based on the willingness of people to work. As a result of the recent pandemic, my business has been adversely affected. The aftereffects of that are still taking me a while to recover from.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
My entire business concept revolves around remote work. In 2012, my company began partnering with another company to provide remote work opportunities for Fortune 500 companies that outsource customer service. Through Darden Quality of Works, individuals can work as independent contractors to provide customer service, creating a flexible schedule suited to their lifestyle and family needs.
I am most proud of the fact that I was able to provide a decent income for people like me. As a mother of a special needs child, I was formerly a single mother trying to provide for my two children. My daughter was now attending college and needed to work around her schedule. It is because of this that I completely empathized with the people who needed my assistance.
What does success mean to you?
I define success for myself as providing for my family in a way that allows me to be present with my children so that I can be present for them. As parents, we go to great lengths to ensure that our children are given the very best education our financial means can provide for them. I think at the end of the day although you can provide your children with all the material things they need, what good is it if you are not present with them to experience it with them if you are not there yourself.
It is a privilege to run my business and to be active within the community and even to be a wife. However, I think that the most important job to ever hold is being a mother as God has gifted me with this role.
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