Kimberly McGowan is the owner of a Black Matchmaking Agency (Professional Singles Agency). The only black-owned business in the Wisconsin area that services black professional singles looking for love. Kimberly started her business in 2016 and can attest to what it takes to find love being married for over 2 decades. She is dedicated to Black Love and the progress of presenting African Americans in a positive light. Kimberly’s business Instagram page @professionalsinglesagency is focusing on Self-love this Valentine’s Day and this year’s gift guide is trending. Hustle and Soul Magazine is thrilled to highlight this amazing Black Entrepreneur during Black History Month.
Tammy Reese: How did Professional Singles Agency come about?
Kimberly McGowan: Professional Singles Agency came about as a way to connect Profesional Black Men and Women looking for love.
I would always hear people say that there are no good men or women or here and that could not be further from the truth. I saw a need and wanted to bridge the gap.
Tammy Reese: What are your Valentine’s Day plans?
Kimberly McGowan: I plan to spend Valentine’s Day with my hubby doing something simple and relaxing. I’m not sure if he has anything planned. I typically don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day just because we show each other love throughout the year.
Tammy Reese: What feedback do you receive from your clients?
Kimberly McGowan: I typically hear that dating is tough during the holidays and what I tell clients is that you have to learn to focus more of the I need/I want energy into yourself. Date yourself, Love on yourself.
At the end of the day, Valentine’s Day is a man-made holiday that should not validate who a person is. Self indulge, binge on a series, or take a long bubble bath with the tray and put fruit and read a book.
I try to get my clients to focus on enjoying the moment that special person is out there. Make sure you’re ready.
Tammy Reese: What is Black Love from your perspective?
Kimberly McGowan: Oh my Goodness Black Love is a Love Seduction, it is the essence of curiosity, the mother of all loves. It is the derivative, the root of the family, of sacrifice, and of excellence and appearing strong, confident, and united. It is beauty unimaginable.
Tammy Reese: How can the African American community experience self-love during these unprecedented times?
Kimberly McGowan: I think we can start by allowing ourselves not to be perfect, to accept our flaws and imperfections and know that they are ok and that those things we choose to change are our choice and no one else’s.
To extend love to our brothers and sisters and to have compassion for each other. To love our brother and sister is loving yourself. Helping each other is helping yourself. We are our brother’s keeper.
Tammy Reese: What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
Kimberly McGowan: I think the obvious answer is to say when I help people connect and they find love. But that’s not it for me. Don’t get me wrong. I love that part, but what I love more is seeing a person’s growth.
Also, watching someone get it and understand what it takes to make a relationship work and seeing the mind transform. That is ultimately giving someone the skills they can take and use in any relationship.
Tammy Reese: What are some of your favorite black love songs?
Kimberly McGowan: Whitney Houston’s I believe in you and me. I like a lot of our Eric Benet’s music, including Spend My Life with you featuring Tamia, shout to my fellow Milwaukean. I also enjoy some KemT.
Tammy Reese: Any love shoutouts?
Kimberly McGowan: Shoutout to all my singles, keep believing in Love! Love will find you.
Keep up-to-date with Kimberly by visiting www.kimberlymcgowan.com.
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Multimedia Content Creator Tammy Reese is an Award-Winning Journalist and Writer. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She also is The Founder of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.