In December 2022, she was named the Official Master of Ceremonies for Life Service Center of America and was appointed the Global Ambassador for Afro International Film Market & Festival. Dr. LaKisha James is the Founder of Designer Events by LaKisha and Talks with LaKisha. Designer Events by LaKisha specializes in corporate event planning, event design and set design for films, and plays. Talks with LaKisha is a talk reality show that discusses topics on event planning, mentorship, and book collaborations. She holds a degree in Interior Design and in Management with a concentration in Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
One of her favorite personal quotes is, “Every space is unique, and you make it your own”.
Dr. James is the recipient of the 2019 “CEO on the Rise” award for Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s. She was nominated for the 2020 “Talented CEO” award. Dr. James has co-authored 3 books. Her first book titled, Wake Up Winning No Matter What Because Losing is Not an Option Vol. 2 launched in January 2021. Her second book was a multi-author international book project titled, “I AM: Releasing the Shame of Narcissistic Abuse and Transforming Financial Poverty to Wealth Beyond Numbers” launched in April 2021. The book established Dr. James as an international bestselling author. The third book, Overcoming Heart Blocks: Inspiring Stories for Healing From Trauma launched on November 1st , 2021. She was nominated for the 2021 Global Leadership & Philanthropy awards for World Women V.I.S.I.O.N. Awards. She is the recipient of the 2021 Global Leadership award. She was inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who in America for 2021-2022.
She is featured in the 2022 Marquis Who’s Who of Professional Women publication. She was Set Designer for independent films, Saving Nina, and Zulu Blood. Dr. James is the former Atlanta Chapter Leader for the global women empowerment organization, World Women Conference & Awards (WWCA), former Executive Director for Times of Expression & Refreshing Ministries (TER Ministries) and former Editor of Real Women Atlanta Magazine. In September 2021, Dr. James received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in the specialized area of Humanitarianism and Conflict Response. Dr. James signed on as the Director of Event Planning for the National Black Mastermind Group in October 2021. She was elected as the Director of Planning for Strong Young Minds of America (SYMOA) in July 2022. In December 2022, she was named the Official Master of Ceremonies for Life Service Center of America and was appointed the Global Ambassador for Afro International Film Market & Festival.
Dr. James is also an Global Speaker, Interior Designer, Event Host, and Mentor . She is featured in the first and second volumes of Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s magazine, EventPlanner.com, VoyageATL magazine, Shoutout Atlanta, Real Women Atlanta magazine, and CanvasRebel magazine and Voice of Canada. She has made guest appearances on numerous podcasts.
As well as an Entrepreneur, Dr. James is also a mother of two, and lives by the statements, “Without God, I am nothing!” and “He has equipped me with everything I need to be successful!”