Presenter: Keesha Ward, owner of Ward Creative Studios & Vegan Knees Date: May 7, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Come and listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, small business owners and community members making their mark in Iowa. As you create your own story, treat yourself to this time each month to rekindle your entrepreneurial spirit and connect with others. In May listen to the amazing story of Keesha Ward, she is a Photographer, Business Coach, Plant-Based Coach, and owner of Ward Creative Studios and Vegan Knees About our speaker Keesha is a public speaker, photographer, business coach, and plant-based coach who values entrepreneurship. She earned her Child, Adult& Family Services degree and MBA from Iowa State University, and her Plant-based Nutrition certificate from Cornell University. She has more than a decade of experience in business administration/development, higher education, and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; and has served on panels and has given presentations in these areas. As an advocate for health and wellness through plant-based coaching, her philosophy is to not see animal products or animal derivatives as something you have to give up. Instead, see the plant-based lifestyle as a way of giving your body exactly what it needs.She empowers by applying a holistic approach (mind, body, and soul) to every aspect of our lives.As a photographer, she’s the hype-woman that makes it a point to help her clients feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.As a small business coach, Keesha mentors and guides entrepreneurs and business owners (both aspiring and currently operating) as they look to establish successful growth opportunities.