Today we’d like to introduce you to Diseree Clay.
Education. Transformation.Inspiration Low self-esteem, abortions, molestation, prostitution, homelessness, divorce and single parenting have given Diseree Clay a front row seat in the classroom of hopelessness. With the help of God, she refused to give in to her circumstances. Determined not to quit and to understand that surviving hard times breeds resilience, she graduated from Grambling State University with a B.S. in Education and from Louisiana Tech University with an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling. Committed to being the change she wants to see, Diseree became a transformational educator teaching K-12 for ten years. Knowing there was more to her assignment of making a difference, this Chicago native is also an inspirational author, workshop facilitator, empowering speaker, and passionate advocate for girls/young women. She is also a member of the John Maxwell Team. She transitioned from being a transformational educator to a Transformational Coach that provide women the tools necessary to change their mindset and behavior from “lack to abundance” to break unproductive cycles in their lives through online courses, masterminds, coaching and various other formats. Why? Because she believes, “There are too many broken girls living inside the bodies of women who are perpetuating brokenness in every area and it has to stop. There has to be a solution. So, it’s my belief that if God brings you and your problem to me, then I hold that solution. I create, nurture and transform.”
Her motto is “crisis breeds creativity, courage and critical thinking skills that can turn your life around.” She shares this message as the Curator of Dez Three Sixty, her multimedia brand that includes a podcast, blog, books and apparel. Based in Houston, TX Diseree is happily married to the love of her life David “DJ” Clay raising three gifted children, Carrington, Chase, and Carter is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as the Executive Vice President of MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation and Executive Producer of an international radio show, “The Millionaire’s Roundtable.” Her greatest pain has become her greatest blessing, and the world is now her biggest classroom.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My life has been FULL of ups and downs. Some of the downs, I profess I created myself. I’ve survived child molestation, less than best dating relationships as a teen, which led to uninformed decisions about abortions, to barely graduating high school. I’ve overcome heartbreak from “sisters” (you know the friends that you thought would be there forever), to heartbreak from divorce and from losing my grandmother (whom I loved dearly) to mourning the loss of a LIVING mother. I survived the south side of Chicago.
I’ve looked homelessness (thank God we were never on the street just displaced) with a child and prostitution in the face-not on the street physically but prostituting myself to get money for my needs. Don’t judge me. Some of you have prostituted yourselves too! The mere definition of prostitution is the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment. So every time you’ve slept with someone because they’ve paid your rent, or got your hair and nails done, etc you did just what I did. I may be the first to admit it.
I have had financial issues and have been on government assistance more times than I can remember. I’ve been employed with minimum income and unemployed without any income. I’m currently navigating being an active member of a blended family.
I’m learning who my real supporters are among me, and I’ve redefined myself for myself. So no, this hasn’t been easy and has been filled with more challenges than this interview can handle. But I had to transform myself first! I was my first client!
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’ve been waiting for you to ask me this!!!! Yes, I’m so excited about my company Dez Three Sixty°
The Name: The name was created because it was challenging for me to nail down one thing that I am, or one single impact that I could make so Dez- my nickname and 360° represents me being all of me, all of the time fully! When you think about the number 360 you tend to think of a circle. What I love about a circle is that you can’t tell it’s beginning from its end, it has no stopping or starting points, and it’s continuous. If you put a circle in motion, it will remain in motion. That’s Dez Three Sixty°.
Dez Three Sixty° is a multimedia brand that includes a podcast, blog, books, apparel, and transformational coaching. I specialize in providing women the tools necessary to change their mindset and behaviors from lack to abundance to break unproductive cycles in their lives through one on one/ group coaching, online courses, masterminds, and workshops. What I’m most proud of is that I’m able to use my life’s pains for someone else’s gain. Like, you don’t have to figure it out! I have! If God brings you and your problem to me, then I hold your solution. What makes me unique as a transformational coach is that I take the time to create your plan, nurture your process while you transform. You need someone who’s fully committed when you are transforming your life! I want every woman to be inspired to do the work to become the best version of themselves and live it out fully-360°.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One of my favorite childhood memories was attending my grandmother’s company picnic every summer. This was not your average company picnic. This picnic was for NESTLE! I know I’m not the only chocolate lover here! These picnics came with a private tour of the factory-just like Charlie and the Chocolate factory- an all you can eat candy experience and more candy to go! You could smell the fresh chocolate miles away! Nothing like a fresh chocolate bar!
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