Michelle L. Busch is all things DC. She is a lover of Jazz and Social Justice. Michelle has worked in 3 main fields of business – Hospitality, Government Affairs, and Communications – and is continuing to build a solid foundation of trust. Michelle started her own consulting company Event Solution DC and launched Champagne Soul in 2019. Michelle is working with the likes of Ginuwine, the R&B Group INTRO, DC Small Business District Candle & Soap Co. as well as bringing the awareness of HBCUs to the forefront with her volunteer work via The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church (DC) & The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance. Her three mottos in life are, “Listen to Understand,” “Exhibit Your Finest Soul Purpose,” and “Amplify Brands & Build Influence.”
Ron Williams Jr is a husband, father, brother, and son to sixth-generation Washingtonians. He was born at the Columbia Hospital for Women and for a period of three years lived at their family home on Jasper Road before moving to Ward 9, in Prince George’s County Maryland, in the incorporated Town of Capitol Heights, directly over and on the District of Columbia border. Ron is a farmer, commercial waterman, seafood, poultry, and produce dealer, welder, and food finance consultant by education, skill, and trade. He currently owns over eight acres and leases over one hundred fifty acres of agricultural land in Somerset, Wicomico, Dorchester, and Queen Anne’s Counties combined on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After graduating from Bladensburg Senior High School, Ron attended the University of the District of Columbia to study Economics and Political Science. After two years of study, Ron transferred to The George Washington University and obtained a job with the United States Department of State in their Student Career Experience Program and served there for six years throughout his academic and professional career. Ron loves all things DC, Annapolis, Crisfield, and Smith Island. Ron is also the new owner and proprietor of Captain Ron’s AirBNB on Smith Island, a luxury culinary farm to table cottage on Maryland’s only offshore inhabited island.
This conversation was extremely powerful. It was centered in the power of apology, accepting yourself as you are, and being direct about what you want. I hope you all enjoy the conversation as much as I did!