LaFarris Risby selected as Top Business Strategist of the Year by IAOTP

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LaFarris Risby, CEO, Award-Winning Business Strategist, Author, International Speaker, Radio Personality, Childcare & Parenting Expert, Executive Coach, and Community Leader was recently selected as Top Business Strategist of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

New York, NY (PRUnderground) April 7th, 2021

LaFarris Risby, CEO, Award-Winning Business Strategist, Author, International Speaker, Radio Personality, Childcare & Parenting Expert, Executive Coach, and Community Leader was recently selected as Top Business Strategist of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

LaFarris excels at guiding both men and women on how to take their entrepreneurial dreams from concept to reality by using her own personal and professional expertise. She is the founder of the largest African American childcare center in Junction City, KS. With more than 25 yearsexperience in early childhood education and family support, she is a woman with renowned credentials and a tangible success story.

LaFarris has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert of many fields. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success in every role she has ever served. Currently, LaFarris is the CEO of LaFarris Inc., a consultancy company where she fills the role of business strategist by helping a growing number of clients overcome their challenges in finding direction, purpose and success in life and business, from a realistic, practical, and results-oriented standpoint. She is also the Founder of Loving Arms Childcare and Preschool, the largest African American childcare center, located in Junction City, Kansas.

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.

Before LaFarris embarked on her career path, she earned her Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education and then her Bachelor of Science in Human Services. As a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) for the National Council of Family Relations, LaFarris provides education, social and emotional, and cognitive support for both her students and parents. She holds many certifications in her field and has performed as an Advisor, Trainer and National Representative for the Child Development Association. LaFarris is a Certified Home Visitor and Instructor for the State of Kansas and the State of Nebraska. LaFarris is an Instructor for Parenting with Love and Logic through the Love and Logic Institute. She is a facilitator for Kauffman FastTrac.

In addition to her successful career, LaFarris is an active member of her community and provides Notary of the Public Services. She is a facilitator for Military Life Classes and of the Aha! Process. She is an alumnus of Goldman Sachss 10,000 Small Businesses Program and has been a highlighted host of its affiliated Small Business Fridays Podcast.

As the talented and remarkable author of Dare to Dream,, 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 teenaged mother in an abusive relationship. LaFarris is the producer and host of her new Dare to Dream Radio Show on the digital radio station which reaches over 500,000 people each month.

Moreover, LaFarris is a sought-after keynote speaker and has presented at a number of 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.

Throughout her illustrious career, LaFarris has received awards, accolades and been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to serving others. Some of those include Enterprising Women Magazine “2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards”. “Remarkable Women of Kansas” Nomination. Today’s Purpose Woman Magazine “March/April 2020 Issue”

This year she will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and will also be considered for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). LaFarris was awarded as one of Enterprising Magazine’s Woman of the Year for 2020 and was recognized at the 35th Annual Minority and Woman Owned Business Awards Luncheon by the Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development and her childcare firm won the Minority-Owned Business of the Year in 2019.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing LaFarris for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does, has tremendous foresight and contributes all her passion into her business endeavors. We felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the Annual Awards Gala and we are so proud of all her achievements”

Looking back, LaFarris attributes her success to her faith in God, perseverance, her education, and training, and most importantly her personal life experiences. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin Risby who she has been married to for 24 years and she is the proud mother to Tyronica Burks-Watkins and Tyrone Burks Jr. LaFarris is a dignified grandmother of three, Alani, 12, Tavon, 15, and Isaiah, 3.  Two philosophies of life that have guided LaFarris towards her success are “The decision you make today, will affect tomorrow” and “Don’t miss your mark while making your mark”.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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