Coach | Business Owner | Producer
The Starting Blocks is who I am. Others have always sought me out for advice, help, coaching, or training.
I love the power of video, audio, and technology. I can produce in my sleep.
When I was a server, I treated my station as if it was a small business. I formed my first production company while in college.
Hi, I’m Yolando Mitchell Brown
Student of Life
I am a girl from East Saint Louis, Illinois, with a dream.
I always knew what I wanted to do in life. It just took me a little time to figure it all out. In 2000, I decided to go back to school. At that time, my husband and I had moved back to Southern California.
I was waiting tables at a trendy restaurant in Beverly Hills, attending L.A. Valley College, being a member of the ASU, and creating a talk show. As Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, I began mentoring and volunteering.
Two years later, I graduated from LAVC. I transferred to California State Dominquez Hills on a Presidential Scholarship. Around this time, I started to tape segments for my talk show, Every Way Woman, in my home. I was learning about a business on the spot.
One day while sitting in class, I listened to former students share their real-world experiences. They had formed a production company. I had an ah-ha moment.
For the next two years, I was a full-time wife, student, and producer while working as a server, picking up gigs, and interning.
After graduating, I enrolled in a Masters of Arts program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. By this time, I was producing the show at a studio in Pasadena. One day I was told by a staff member at the studio to get out. He said, “Yolando, this is not your studio.”
I opened Inavizion Media in 2015. Did I mention that this was around the same time two teenagers came to live with us? Three years later, I opened My Creative Space.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
I Wore Many Hats and I Loved It!
It was always fun to get out of the studio
A team effort
Having a team changed everything for the show.
I triple-checked every detail when it came to the rundown.
In 2004, I was a married student juggling projects and internships while working a full-time job as a server. I decided to create a talk show for everyday women.
I drink tea
I had one job to do as the ShowRunner
Be on time
Listening and anticipating what will be said next
Improving every show
Setting up the shots
I love helping people find solutions to their problems.
The Starting Blocks
I develop a program to help entrepreneurs on a budget grow their businesses with accessible technology.
Master The Conversation
I can teach you to master the talk of being a great host.
Start The Possible
You will need a website if you own a business. I created and designed WordPress templates for entrepreneurs.