Lleuella Morris is no stranger to courage and determination, and overcoming the odds. She is a multitalented businesswoman, an avid volunteer, a committed Christian, and a mentor who is passionate about the development of people.
She is the eldest of three children born to Colin Morris and Maureen Semple in the village of Hopetown in Berbice, Guyana and named to honour both sides of her family heritage. The unassuming Ms. Morris is a quiet self-starter and pioneer and an exemplary citizen. While her life was not all roses, she has successfully grown herself through the adverse experiences of life and makes it all look easy and effortless.
Lleuella always showed great potential as a child which continued throughout. For example, at the age of 15 when she became the only vegetarian in her family while still attending high school. That same year, she overcame a major depressive episode, and while preparing to sit 8 subjects in the sciences at her CXC examinations, she taught herself Social Studies in addition to the 8 other subjects she sat and passed with grade ones. At the age of 16, Lleuella got the opportunity to return the favour when she taught Social Studies and Caribbean History at secondary school. Later in 2010, only three years after graduating from university when she became unemployed she didn’t let it get her down. She reinvented herself and pursued a lifetime dream of hers to design exquisite ladies’ watches. She took her last TTD$100 (USD15) and invested in supplies and designed her very first watch which started the L&N brand. The brand is named for her and her sister Neosie. By 2015, at the age of 32 when she took up the challenge to serve on the board of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago, she was one of the youngest women to serve on the board at that time.
Ms. Morris is a Personal Growth Expert, the Creator, and Managing Director of her Personal Development Company AMZ Consulting Company Limited; a Masters Thesis Consultant & Coach; and the CEO & Creative Director at L&N Accessories, a company that designs bespoke ladies watches and reinvents old ones.
Over the past 8 years, through her webinars, workshops, and private one on one coaching and advising, she has helped close to 100 graduate students successfully complete their research proposals, masters theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and abstracts for international conferences. She has created her own tools and frameworks which help students clarify their thoughts and ideas and make thesis preparation easy and stress-free.
When she is not doing that, she is conducting workshops and writing on personal growth and working with people to grow themselves. She has a superior understanding of people and is a master at identifying where they are stuck and precisely what is required to get them unstuck so they get where they need to go in life. She blogs over at https://theartofgrowthandofeverything.wordpress.com/ and has appeared in the Trinidad Newsday Newspaper and belleworks blog, and has written for the Good Men Project, and Leaders in Heels Australian Women’s Leadership Magazine.
Though she can be seen volunteering with meaningful initiatives especially with interest to the blind and visually impaired, her more significant volunteer work includes: serving as the Director of Programmes on the board of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT) NGO in 2015; working with the Miss T&T differently-abled Queen Show 2013 helping to train, support, and build the capacity of the contestants; volunteering with United Nations online volunteers platform (UNV online) supporting the work of international agencies in India and Spain; sitting on the Children’s Ministry Advisory Committee of the South Caribbean Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Trinidad; and working as a mentor in the British Gas Trinidad and Tobago (BGTT) Mentorship Programme 2013. She continues to maintain her relationship with her mentee.
Human Development Work
This year, through IHSED (Investing in Human, Social & Economic Development- a subsidiary of her company) she has embarked on an initiative to develop the human capital and give back to her village of Hopetown, and by extension her country, by running skills development programmes to mentor and build the capacity of the children and the community. The non-profit initiative is in keeping with SDGs 8,4, and 1, and pulls together an array of impressive experts to impart various skills including STEM, entrepreneurship, innovation, critical thinking, leadership, social media etiquette, design, craft, and social skills.
As she continues to mentor others, if she could tell them one thing it would be to follow your vision and let it light the path you must walk on, it’s powerful enough.