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Conversations with Omar and Lisa Bush

Today we’d like to introduce you to Omar and Lisa Bush.

Hi Omar and Lisa, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Our mission started after learning we both had a passion to bring back some of the things we had as children. We wanted to offer the youth a place where they can learn life skills such as problem solving, team building & leadership . My husband became a basketball coach of middle school boys and, it confirmed that mentorship was his passion.

The pandemic occurred and everything shut down. Being quarantined in the house together, we discovered podcasting. We felt like it was a way for some people to hear our voices, so the mission and our mindset can be heard. ” What’s Shakin with the Bushes ” was created in 2020 and we are still creating today.

As of now, we still have a new small business in the works, which will eventually provide mentorship for the those who need it.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It is most definitely not easy. You would expect that after putting alot into something, you would get a lot back. We have learned that we have to find new ways to reinvent ourselves in order to keep going.

My husband lost his job before Christmas 2021, lost his car in an accident, and hurt his back. We walked by faith and used that time to plan and build, in order to come back stronger.

I am currently in school and working to get my nursing degree. I have to say my husband and kids are my biggest cheerleaders during this challenge.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I (Lisa) am currently working as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the pediatric / geriatric community. I have been in the nursing field since 2007, and I love what I do. What sets me apart from others is my longevity, loyalty, and determination to accomplish my goals.

My husband (Omar) has a lot of skills under his belt. He is currently in the painting industry and loves it. As far as the talent goes, he has experience in Welding, wood working, and is a very good cook! What sets him apart from others is his unselfishness and patience with teaching.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
We both enjoyed being outside with friends all day! The only time we came in the house was to eat, bathroom breaks, or when the street lights came on. Yes we drank from the water hose too.

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