Honorable and Meaningful Work ft. Kathy Brooks
Today on The Business Builder Way we have a conversation with Kathy Brooks of 2nd Story Goods, based in Haiti and the US. Kathy
Kathy Brooks is an artist, writer, social entrepreneur, and ally in the movement for justice. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia she spent a good portion of her adult life working with people in the margins of society, in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. Kathy is the author of the book Painfully Honest, The tale of a recovering helper. Her writing is filled with painfully honest stories taken from her personal journey moving from a savior mentality to doing the work that builds up leaders, interdependence and lasting community development.
For 10 years she and her husband lived on the Island of Hispaniola in the beautiful country of Haiti. Here she learned the importance of changing the question from What do you Need, to What do you Have? She learned to see marginalized people as the ones carrying the solutions. She founded 2nd Story Goods, learning to listen more and look deeper. Genetically she comes from a long line of artists and creative types. Teaching her own six kids to write reignited the joy of writing and she has been doing it ever since.
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Kathy is resident Mama Kati and developer of all things ART. An educator by design, an artist by genetics, she is the director of 2nd Story Goods. The call on her life in Haiti is to equip folks to develop beautiful businesses. She is usually deep in thought in her studio or out in Jubilee working with the emerging artist guilds. Kathy lost her heart to Haiti in 2004 and is thankful to live here full time. The Brooks have 6 amazing kids and 4 beautiful grandchildren!