LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE, is an Award-Winning Business Strategist, Author, International Speaker, Childcare & Parenting Expert, Executive Coach, Community Leader, and founder of Loving Arms Enterprises, the largest African American Woman-owned business in Junction City, Kansas.
She excels at guiding women on how to take their entrepreneurial dreams from concept to reality by using her own personal and professional expertise. With over 25 years of experience in early childhood education and family support, she is a woman with outstanding credentials and a real success story.
LaFarris is a domestic abuse overcomer who established her childcare facility after leaving her abusive first husband, moving to Kansas with nothing more than $50 in her pocket, and a need to provide her two small children a safe, loving, and stable environment. LaFarris has since turned her childcare company into the successful multimillion-dollar empire it is today and has started three additional businesses, including Loving Arms University, an online educational platform with resources and tools for educators and parents, MGB, a real estate company that provides housing for domestic abuse survivors, and her brand, LaFarris Risby, which serves as a training and intellectual development company.
Through her businesses and access to her success network, LaFarris supports and advises a growing number of clients on overcoming their challenges in finding direction, purpose, and success in life and business from a realistic, practical, and results-oriented standpoint.
LaFarris' areas of expertise include Early Childhood Education, Program Development, Entrepreneurship, Staff Development, Non-Profits, Team Building, Community Outreach, Business Relations, Fundraising, Parenting Guidance, Training, Event Planning, Business Strategy, and Public Speaking.
As Dare to Dream's talented and remarkable author, www.daretodreamstory.com, LaFarris tells the inspirational and transparent account of her personal and professional life. The book recounts how she dared to dream of all she has accomplished, and it includes the challenges she faced and overcame as a teenage mother in an abusive relationship. Previously, LaFarris was the producer and host of her Dare to Dream Radio Show on the BTalk100.com digital radio station, which reached over 500,000 people each month.
Moreover, LaFarris is a sought-after international keynote speaker and has presented at several conferences and seminars, including Coca-Cola's Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum, Dare 2 Dream, Unleash Your Gift to Speak, Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children, & Sisterpreneur. She was featured in publications such as the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Tribune, Kansas City Globe, Daily Union Newspaper, Supplierty News, and Today's Purposed Woman Magazine.
For more information on LaFarris Risby, please visit www.lafarris.com.