I am Lea, and I am married to a wonderful young man. I am also a mother of two kind-hearted and beautiful kids. I am a sister and a therapist, as well. Ghana, West Africa, is my birthplace, but I spent my early childhood years in Lagos, Nigeria. Afterward, my parents relocated to Canada without me. I lived with my aunts, until I moved to Canada to live with my parents at 13 years old.
I went to the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, for the undergraduate degree in Psychology and completed my master’s degree in Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After completing my education, I moved to Alberta in 2008 and worked with the Government of Alberta for over 10 years. I changed positions in 2018 and started working with Alberta Health Services. I decided in 2019 to start selling cookware. I wish that I were inspired to sell cookware as a child. Instead, I watched my mom have cookware sales, and most of the time; I would help her unload containers, ship, deliver, and collect money from her customers.
I admired Olivia, my mother because she was amazing at what she did.
She started the business at a very young age and successfully operated the company in the 90s and 2000s with no education or technology. I helped her record purchases and kept track of the inventory. As a result, from my childhood, I learned the ins and outs of this business. Besides loving to sell cookware, I also love and enjoy cooking and hosting parties.
In accordance with my belief, to enjoy cooking, we always need a good set of efficient and durable cookware. For this reason, selling cookware is the right business for me. Remember! Selling cookware is not just a profession, but a passion too, and that passion can help you through the rough patches along the way. Everything doesn’t start successfully.
Like everything else in life, getting started in this business had its ups and downs. One of the biggest challenges of starting my own business was coming up with the funds to get set up. As a new entrepreneur, I faced a minimum number of orders and finding manufacturing companies at the onset. My greatest life achievement, of which I am most proud, is being married to a beautiful person inside and out.
I am also proud of my humble, brilliant, and gorgeous kids. But……My most significant success was when the Ohemaa Sets were delivered to me. It made everything real. As I mentioned before, I was a therapist before getting started in selling cookware. I was also a family counselor full-time at a hospital, and I have a private practice on a part-time basis and continue to do it.
I want to say to new entrepreneurs don’t get exhausted from the failures. Keep pushing, keep growing, keep learning, and never give up. Please also keep your day job.
For inspiration, I always get motivated by the following “Steve Jobs” quote:
“If you are willing to work hard and ask lots of questions, you can learn business pretty fast.” And another favorite quote of mine is:
“A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” by Colin Powell.
I am a podcast fanatic, and I love traveling, reading, and watching reality TV shows. I also love getting dressed up as it makes me feel so good.
I am determined and willing to put in the work to see it grow and become another success story.