A servant leader. A social entrepreneur. An Amazon #1 bestselling author. A certified hypnotist. Bert is someone who believes that entrepreneurship can be a vehicle of social change.He grew up in a household of entrepreneurs. His dad was a general contractor and a real estate appraiser & inspector. His mom had her own daycare for many years. His father taught him that entrepreneurship is a pathway to controlling your own future and making a difference in the world.
As a young person, Bert developed his entrepreneurial muscles as a paper boy in junior high school. He learned the power of creating his own personal economy and loved the feeling of creating a paycheck at will. His drive to be a change agent came from watching his dad start a neighborhood watch program on his block when they lived in Los Angeles. The goal was to help create a safe space for the neighbors and the kids (especially his own) from the criminal element that often was present on the street. Bert honor’s his father’s legacy through his ongoing community service as a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and in his role on the executive board of the Black Alumni chapter of his collegiate alma mater.
Bert has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership. After spending over a decade as a W-2 employee, he made the leap to entrepreneurship. Bert can attest that it is harder than it looks and loves the journey at the same time. It has been a place for tremendous personal and professional growth. He loves to share those lessons with anyone that is willing to listen. He is married to his beautiful wife, Xkizin, and lives in Riverside, CA.