Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to feature Texas wedding planner LaKisha Mosley today!
Business Name & Location: KLK Events & Designs in Houston, TX
Years Working in the Event Industry: 5 years
Years Owning Your Event Planning Business: 5 years
Business Facebook Page: KLK Events & Designs
What is your typical day like?
My day starts around 5:30am with devotion and prayer. I don’t do any other tasks until I have done devotion. I work from my home office most days. Some days I may go to LaMadeleine or Starbucks to work. I normally start and end my day with emails. I spend about 25 minutes only responding to important emails. In the evening, I take a little more time with email.
During the work day, I am contacting clients, vendors, or potential new clients via phone, Skype, or email. Two days a week, I meet with clients in person or conduct venue tours. A few evenings each month, I attend networking events or mixers.
I have two grown kids, 21 and 18, however they live at home; one is in college and one is a graduating high school senior. In the evening around 6pm, is family time. We share about our day and have dinner. I may work another 2 hours then I’m in bed around 9 or 9:30pm.
How did you get started in the industry?
I have no formal education in the event planning industry. I am self-taught. I hold degrees in criminal justice and human resource management. I decided to become an event planner after planning my 5-year vow renewal. I had such a great time and made so many new contacts that it was easy to start my own business.
What inspires you?
My children inspire me every day. I see how proud they are of me and it keeps me going. I love having their support.
What are your favorite online resources for your business?
Aside from wedding and event planning, how do you spend your time?
I love to read and shop. I love spending quality time with my children either traveling, shopping, or just have a family movie night.
LaKisha, thank you so much for taking the time to share your story and a day in your life. If you are an event planner and would like to be featured, download our questionnaire today and email it to us along with a photo. If you aren’t sure about being featured, take a few minutes to read how it can help your business.