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Meet Kimberlee “Kimmi” Scott of The Kim Zone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberlee “Kimmi” Scott.

Hi Kimberlee “Kimmi”, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am the younger of two girls raised by a single parent in Baltimore, Maryland. I attended private Seventh Day Adventist Schools most of my primary schooling. I am a Registered Nurse by trade, receiving both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. After completing those degrees, I settled in Huntsville for most of my adult life. For over a decade, I have managed a multi-million dollar nonprofit healthcare organization in North Huntsville servicing Madison and its four contiguous counties. Although the genesis of my passion, participation and love for my community began many years ago, like Huntsville and its’ still flourishing future, increases daily.

Recently I starred in and completed Season 3 of the market leading reality network series “Love and Marriage: Huntsville” featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network. The show focuses on three couples that are working to help the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama, continue to grow through their joint Real Estate venture, the Comeback Group. Oh, yeah! I am a Real Estate Agent as well.

I am a licensed Million Dollar Selling Real Estate Agent with Capstone Realty. I proudly boast that Capstone Realty, located in Providence of Northwest Huntsville, was presented with the 2018 Small Business Award by Huntsville/Madison County Chamber for Professional Services Business of the Year. My primary area of focus is low-income buyers and clients who seek investment properties. I take great pleasure and pride in helping prospective owners with this major life transition. I am dedicated to providing a unique and personalized real estate experience throughout the Madison County, AL marketplace.

I am an active lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. To family, friends and clients alike, I am a pretty good cook. My passionate talents in the kitchen led me to becoming an accomplished cook and co-owner of K&K Cuisine. My love for cooking only runs a close second to spending time with my guys. As an avid sports enthusiast, I fit in nicely to my all male happy home. My badge of honor is a proud mom (and Bonus Mom) to two great guys and wife to entrepreneur Maurice Scott, Sr, JD. I am a die-hard fan of the Auburn Tigers, Los Angeles Lakers, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens. So, don’t look to find me in the kitchen chatting it up on game day, but be sure you’ll find me in sweats and sneakers cheering on my team.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Entrepreneurs face many challenges in today’s ultra-competitive business world. And for African American Females, multiply that tenfold. Growing your brand physically and financially has proven nothing less than daunting. Learning new and/or creative ways to get your name out there has become a profession of its own. Then as you grow, finding like-minded, hard-working self-motivated employees turns into the next challenge. Then time… time… time is probably the biggest obstacle. Your time is equally as valuable as your money, so use it wisely. Set Goals and check-in on the progress of those goals. Delegate tasks where you can, The list literally can go on and on. Entrepreneurship is not an easy road but you’ll find diligence and intelligence goes a long way.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
So when I talk business, there’s a lot of layers to me. We play hard, so we have to work hard too. For me business is Nursing; Real Estate; Cooking; Reality TV and supporting everything Entrepreneur with my husband and our 5 businesses. So I tuck it all in one nice little spot called The Kim Zone.

The Kim Zone is “All Things Kimmi”. It is a housing unit for Real Estate Acquisitions in Alabama (Madison County), Influencer requests, Kimmi’s Kitchen E-Book and open Blogging/Dialogue on the show Love & Marriage: Huntsville.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I didn’t really go in search of a mentor. Some people do actively look for mentorship. For me, I instinctively began to look up to people in my industry who looked like me but had proven tried and true methods of success. What began as a work relationship grew into a friendship and later mentorship. However, for those in search of mentorship, I suggest before even considering asking someone to mentor, you need to know the goal. What do you hope to learn and/or get out of the relationship? The goal of most mentoring relationships is to help you overcome a transition or hurdle or to become better in an area of work that you need more support or guidance in. Once you pinpoint what skills you’re seeking help with or what questions you have about your industry, you usually don’t have to look far. Look at the community around you, including coworkers, family friends, and your college alumni network, to find a potential mentors. Be clear in your request as well as expectations. Be open to all things mentor… that’s the cheerleading as well as the constructive criticism. Be respectful of their time and appreciative of their effort.

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