Family Knot Podcast, Episode 5. LaKesha Cole

Meet Lakesha Cole, Military Spouse of the Year 2014

Lakesha Cole, 2014 Military Spouse of the Year
Meet the 2014 Military Spouse of the Year, Lakesha Cole.

A business woman, entrepreneur, mother and Marine Corps spouse, Lakesha Cole serves as an indispensable resource in assisting women and military spouses with starting, surviving and succeeding in small business, despite the daily challenges of the military lifestyle.  Lakesha has experienced her own entrepreneurial successes as CEO and Owner of the She Swank | Too brand.  Lakesha was selected as the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year for her impact on community change, volunteerism, professional endeavors, and her efforts to support the military community. Lakesha was featured on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and is published in Military Spouse magazine.

Lakesha has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University; and an Associates of Applied Science in Retail Marketing from Parsons The New School for Design. Lakesha and her family are currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan.

Episode description

Lakesha Cole, AFI Military Spouse of the Year 2014,  was determined to create a business even though she and her Marine husband would be moving around the world.  Living in Okinawa right now has not slowed her down!  From implementing key business strategies, she has created an online business and a boutique shop to share her line of stylish, modest clothes and designs from other military spouses. She also coaches others to develop income streams and business models for their families.  Hear about her journey and becoming the Military Spouse of the Year and find out more about her success on this episode.

Resources mentioned

Lakesha Cole, 2014 Military Spouse of the Year Facebook page

Lemonade Day.

Find Lakesha on Twitter.


Find out more about the Military Spouse of the Year program here.


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