Minding My BLACK Business®  is a movement and podcast dedicated to the mental health of Black Entrepreneurs, led by Dr. JaNaé Taylor. The goal is to engage, inform, and support other Black Entrepreneurs as they manage the business of work!
JaNaé started like most wellness professionals, passionate about improving individuals’ lives. But working for the wrong employers constricted her. She didn’t have control over the types of clients she saw, nor the duration. People who didn’t understand the Black experience attempted to suppress her ability to impact the Black student athletes, Black student leaders, she worked hard to help. 
 
JaNaé’s father passed away tragically and unexpectedly in 2016. She is struck by what that was like for her to receive the call from her mom mid-day while she was in her office in between client appointments. 
 
In her words, as an entrepreneur, “I was to control how and when I worked, choose my clients and take time off to do self-healing when it is needed.”
 
Although she expected her world to change, in entrepreneurship, JaNaé found a lot of isolation. The Black entrepreneurship experience was different and had more challenges than other people faced. 

The Birth of Mindfulness

These experiences culminated in JaNaé created the Minding My Black Business model and launching the Mindful Moguls program. Within these programs, JaNaé created a model to help other Black entrepreneurs balance emotional wellness and their success goals.

More about Dr. JaNaé

JaNaé is an Alabama native and a macaroni and cheese and brunch expert. She is also fluent in sarcasm, a neo-soul lover, and enjoys big laughs with good people. Most importantly, JaNaè is a daughter, big sister, best friend, godmother, HBCU grad, and trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents.

 

JaNaé is a licensed psychotherapist in Virginia Beach, VA, where she owns and operates Taylor Counseling and Consulting Services. JaNaé works with Black men and women who are struggling with harmful self-evaluations. Wellness Consulting with JaNaè helps them create a more empowered and focused sense of self-aligned with their beliefs and values. JaNaè also provides consultations to Black Entrepreneurs, who are working to balance their mental health, Black identity, and successful businesses in every game stage.

 

Consultations with JaNaé result in more clear expectations and a greater understanding of managing self while executing their business identity.