LaShawn Reed-Kendricks focuses on breaking barriers at Suited for Success

lashawnLaShawn Reed-Kendricks, MBA has made it her business to equip women with the tools needed to be successful in life. As the founder of Essentials 4 Success and Success Her Way, she helps women transition from working for others to working for themselves. Laser focused on her on purpose, LaShawn has a knack for creating platforms that allow women to identify their passions.

With this in mind, LaShawn will host Suited for Success this Thursday in Solon, Ohio. The event will feature four phenomenal women who will share their stories of how they’ve pushed beyond life’s barriers and the lessons learned along the way. The evening will also feature wine sampling, appetizers, vendors, and of course, networking.

Here’s a little more about the panelists:


Nicky Miller
Nicky is a dynamic Visionary Development Coach and motivational speaker, who captivate audiences with powerful positive messages that resonates with your soul leaving you feeling powerful and ready to make an impact in the world. She believes living your vision is living with purpose. Nicky is the founder of I AM: Mirror Messages, Inc. as well as I AM Vision X. As a social entrepreneur she serves as chairperson for WIN (Women in the NAACP). She’s a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

“Suited for Success gives me the opportunity to breathe fresh life into like-minded women and share my own life experiences.”

At Suited for Success, Nicky will help women connect to their joy and find peace.

Nicole Liatos
Raised in the city of Van Wert, Ohio, just an hour shy of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nicole is a small town girl with big city drive.

Currently Liatos works at The Women’s Business Center of Northern Ohio as their Program Coordinator. The WBC’s mission is to empower women entrepreneurs with resources and tools to create strong sustainable businesses. One of Liatos’ passion is working with women, especially disenfranchised women. Aside from the WBC, Liatos is a property manager of a 10 unit building in Lakewood

Last year, Liatos helped found curlyCLE, (@curlyCLE_) an organization dedicated to helping women and men of all ages and backgrounds embrace their natural state of being. Her organization strives to connect the natural hair community in the greater Cleveland area through workshops and events dedicated to celebrating, learning, and embracing who they are.

“I feel like it’s important for women to be transparent on their journey. If I can walk in my purpose and inspire others on the way through events like this than I know I am making a difference!”

Nicole was asked to speak at Suited for Success to share her story about how she embraced her life’s purpose by being her authentic self.

Breanna Aponte
Breanna is the CEO & Founder of the Brand Shameless which includes Shameless Studios, Shameless Ladies & The overall Shameless organizations. Her mission is to encourage confidence and a shameless mindset in women of all shapes, sizes, ages and races. Breanna is a former NBA dancer and is currently a traveling cheer coach, project manager of Image 92 Cheer & Dance and spends a great deal of her time mentoring, motivational speaking and hosting events.

“I am so excited and honored to be on the panel for Suited for Success. I have attended a couple of LaShawn’s events and have definitely been inspired by the amazing women I come across who support her. Being a 23 year old entrepreneur makes it hard for me to find women who I can relate with and it’s refreshing to be around women who are successful, smart and motivating.”

Breanna has seen much success at a young age and will share her thoughts at Suited for Success.

Jennifer Frimel
Jen works in marketing for a Solon-based software development firm honing the skills she’s collected over the past 25 years in organizations throughout Northeast Ohio, including running her own consulting practice for six years. But by far her favorite job title is single mom of two teenage kids who she says, “Makes being a mom easy.” But it was early this summer when she had one of those classic life-changing, existential Ah-Ha moments that you read about, “I simply didn’t like where I was in life.” Faced with a debilitating injury, an extra 25 pounds and the feeling that she was looking at life through a window, she felt stuck. That day was June 1, 2016 and now after much faith, persistence, patience and hard work she is healthy and ‘unstuck,’ thriving as a mom, friend and workin’ girl, and has found new life inspiring others to dig deep and get back to living!

“The tidal wave of support and fellowship I witnessed at the Success Her Way Summit this spring played a huge role in my transformation, so much that many of the stories still hang on my vanity mirror and often work their way into daily conversations. The strength of all those woman together in one room was a blessing and helped me believe in me again. So when LaShawn asked me to be a part of Suited for Success I was more than thrilled help her bring her vision to reality.”

As a single mom, Jen has overcome many obstacles to find happiness, and will share her journey at Suited for Success.


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