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Onward & Upward: S2:E11 Arlene Brooks

One Such Outstanding Woman is Arlene Brooks, Owner & Operator of Coffee Speaks N Tea Talks. Thanks so much to Arlene for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E11: Presenting Coffee Speaks N Tea Talks now: 

What Does Onward & Upward Mean to You?

Well you know, it’s in this time Leslie, what’s happening in this world and surely with COVID but onward and upward is truly what it is. Not sitting, not waiting, not depending on one thing or the other, but being creative to take something and move it forward and keep pushing it forward.

And that keeps you in the drive of, I got to keep always hearing and listening for God to give me something else, give me something different than I was thinking.

So, as He pushes you upward it’s you can’t help but keep moving forward and it’s all just all in the same cycle of the same thing.

I wake up every morning, I thank God every day of him giving me an opportunity that me getting up, getting upward and just putting on my clothes and getting onward and on with the business on with life, on with loving and caring for everyone and enjoying my coffee.

— Arlene Brooks

Arlene Brooks follows the voice that directs her journey. While mastering the tuning of this voice is why she now owns and operates Coffee Speaks N Tea Talks in Tampa Fl.

Coffee Speaks N Tea Talks will offer customers an alternative to the typical aesthetic found in “cookie-cutter” chains by creating a locally inspired, modern and creative setting in which clients can experience mundane something different.

We want to focus on friendly customer service and a comfortable environment where customers can feel like they are in a social hub and bustling environment. We will have a Warm décor, mixed with simple and appealing furnishings and accents.

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Ashro Brand Ambassador Leslie E. Royal is also an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Medium, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise,, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books.

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