The Homeless Entrepreneur
Once homeless and destitute, Lucinda Yates took her future in her hands and created a multi-million dollar company. Her success story not only inspires – it delivers.
Lucinda is an inspirational entrepreneur. Awarded Best Small Business Out of the Box by UPS, Lucinda Yates' start-up company grew from selling a handful of handmade pins to selling 4 million pins that have raised over $24 million for non profits. With her "dare to make a difference" attitude, Lucinda shows audiences the strategies she used to overcome obstacles and how to apply those same practical strategies to your organization's needs. Success Story: Lucinda's unique insight into overcoming obstacles and challenges in order to achieve both personal and corporate success is inspiring and educational. With her direct approach to handling problems, Lucinda empowers audiences and inspires employees.
Lucinda is also a Philanthropist. Featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Lucinda's pin sales not only saved her from poverty, but raised both awareness and millions for non profit organizations. With integrity and passion, Lucinda looks beyond the bottom line to give others a chance at opportunity and success. Her story reveals her path to homelessness to her realization that you are only one choice away from changing the world.
Lucinda is an inspirational speaker with magnetism, insight and humor. Her story reveals her path from homelessness to her realization that you are only one choice away from changing the world. Yates' story focuses on the power of perseverance in an entrepreneurial organization, how out of the box thinking can build and brand your company, the power of women in business and the notion that, with effort and resolve, lives can be made better. This incredible story is told and shared in a way that empowers all who hear it. Yates is a businesswoman who is causing an effect each day, in a big way.
She didn’t spend a dime on advertising yet she had created “buzz” with the most important marketing tool of all- word of mouth. How did she do it? Yates’ reveals how her business philosophy propelled a $100,000 company into a $1,000,000+ company in 2 years.
Now, she "builds bridges" and networks for organizations and corporations throughout the country. Amazingly, Lucinda transformed her homeless status as well as her outlook on life to develop a viable means of raising money, awareness, and running a successful business. Find out how Yates’ business model gets people talking about her business, her personnel story, the community and her customers!