Grady Caldwell is originally from Albany, Georgia and attended Albany State University on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a degree in education. He has always had a passion for helping people. One of his favorite quotes that he lives by is from Muhammad Ali, “Your service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
Grady spent 17 years in public school education where he served in various roles from a teacher to a head basketball coach, to assistant principal and high school principal. In fact, he was on the career path to retire as an educator. However, one single conversation changed the entire trajectory of his passion and his purpose. On May 27, 2018, his parents called for a family meeting with Grady and his sisters. During the course of this meeting, his mother expressed to them that she had been diagnosed with dementia. Three questions immediately came to Grady’s mind, the first was how can a beautiful 68-year-old woman who had an illustrious career working in financial aid all of sudden be diagnosed with dementia? Second, who is going to take care of her as the stages of dementia worsen? Lastly, how are they going to pay for this?
Grady as well as his siblings were extremely busy with their careers and raising their own families and he knew how difficult it is to find quality help. His answers to these questions led him to the bright idea of starting Perennial Angels Homecare as a means to provide quality, in-home care at a cost that is affordable.
With over two decades of experience in hair design, Alicia Igess is an accomplished and award winning hairstylist committed to her craft and the cultivation of new techniques. As the owner and founder of Urban Tangles – a hair and makeover studio focusing on makeovers, she along with her team have experienced tremendous success in building an exclusive “referral-only” clientele consisting of many of the who’s who of Atlanta.
Alicia is a makeup artist but her first love is hair. She describes makeup artistry as an instant gratification and hair styling as a delayed gratification if you are waiting on a bad haircut to grow out or refuse to embrace hair extensions. She has been voted Best of Atlanta for hair coloring as well as hair extensions.
When Alicia isn’t seeing clients in her studio, she freelances under The Greenroom Agency and educates other stylists and salon owners on perfecting their skill level as well as best business practices in the industry. Alicia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC.
About Your Host
Clarissa Sparks is a brand strategist, experienced facilitaor, and founder of the She Sparks Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about leveraging her experience across a wide range of industries to help multi-passionate entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, and corporations design innovative, sustainable business models and strategies. Clarissa turns ideas into visual and tangible experiences, and always brings a new perspective to the table – inspiring others to make an impact. She is the author of This Little Light of Mine, A Guided Journal of Purpose, Passion and Shine and co-author of Business & Career for the Christian Woman.