In October, I was chosen to attend Dr. Shante Bishop’s Design Your Own Brand conference. I found Dr. Bishop through social media and was overjoyed to learn from her. The two-day event was held in Chicago for entrepreneurial women seeking a customized brand makeover and coaching experience that would help expand brand reach and achieve business goals.

Dr. Bishop is great at what she does and I’d highly recommend her conference to anyone wanting to learn from the best! Her content is relatable and easy to understand. The DYOB brand package came with lots of cool branding elements such as a media kit, a style and beauty makeover, and professional head shots.
Above is my professional head shot – taken by Dr. Bishop’s husband, @phinallyphocused – post makeover! I cried when I saw my picture!

The conference was packed with so much information that I took pages of notes. The keynote speakers were Delali Kpodzo of We Are Onyx and Hootsuite Ambassador and Social Media expert Marki Lemons. They were fantastic and knowledgeable!

My favorite moment at the DYOB conference was forming a prayer circle alongside 20 women at the end of Day One. We cried out to God and prayed for one another. This experience was drama free; everyone networked and shared our hopes and dreams for our businesses. I loved that the conference was small and intimate, which made it easier for Dr. Bishop to get to know all of us. This experience was one of the best of my life and I will definitely be back next year.

Some of my favorite quotes from the DYOB conference:

“Fitness is a must!”

“Whose report do you receive?”


“Keep passion front and center.”

“Write goals daily.”



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Be sure to check out Dr. Bishop on Twitter, IG and FB. You won’t regret it.

Will you attend the next Design Your Own Brand conference?

As Always,