KISH: Tell us about you…
Lalanii Wilson-Jones: I am a Dallas-based CEO with a multitude of organizations that cater to healthcare and early childhood education in the Dallas and Houston areas. My parent company, Mogul247 Enterprises, leads my collection of companies, including Altruist Home Health Care, Inc. and Tender Hands Home Health Care, Inc., Stepping Stones Early Child Development Centers with three locations in Dallas, and Houston-based Briar Patch Learning Center. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Argosy University, as well as 25+ years of experience as an award-winning leader in business and entrepreneurship. I am also an author, recently releasing my first urban fiction novel, Sugar Mama: A Keilanii Jennings Saga, which is available on Amazon. For all things Lalanii, please visit my website www.lalaniijones.com
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Lalanii Wilson-Jones: My dream is to be a one-stop healthcare conglomerate focusing on all health care needs that are non-facility based and can be done in the home. This includes, but is not limited to: home health, hospice, personal care services, and pediatrics. I currently provide all of those services except pediatrics and I will be working on that this year. Accomplishing my dream will mean that I am the only African-American or minority-owned enterprise with concentrations in all of those sectors in Texas. The community will benefit by seeing the diversity of my staff and knowing that inclusion is for everyone.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Lalanii Wilson-Jones: Being a serial entrepreneur inspired me to pursue this dream. I see the need in our communities for inclusion and I can educate our community on what services are available. I know that I can guide the team to provide exceptional quality care and exceed the expectations of the communities we serve.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Lalanii Wilson-Jones: I have encountered a multitude of challenges in the efforts to pursue my dreams. These challenges have been regulatory, compensatory, contractual, and dealing with difficult contractors as well as employees. You name the situation, I have probably encountered it. I always find it interesting in business how as individuals, we grow; however, we rarely outgrow our circumstances in the sense that our team doesn’t necessarily grow with us. Change is good and necessary for growth.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/ advice for others by finishing this sentence…dream.
Lalanii Wilson-Jones: Dream big in the pursuit of your goals and know that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to! Work, work, work!
“Nothing is impossible if you work hard everyday and believe in yourself.”
-Lalanii Wilson, Jones, MBA