ABOUT KAYLEON DORTCH-ELLIOTT

hi, i'm kayleon!

I am a wife to my amazing husband, André, and we are parents to a beautiful baby girl, Ariah.

work + education

I am a brand consultant, creative designer, author, and speaker carrying a message of grace over the constant pressure and demand to be perfect. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, I worked as an administrative assistant intern for a consulting firm based in Elkridge, MD, doing much of the work I do now. As the founder of By Grace Not Perfection LLC, I assist entrepreneurs through branding services and virtual assistance, taking each client from idea to implementation. I am a member of the Wix Partner Program and I enjoy helping clients build brands without the burnout.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry in 2018 and Master of Theological Studies degree in 2021 from Regent University, Virginia Beach. My educational background has cultivated a holistic perspective and unique base from which to approach all aspects of life, including business.

my tribe

I am the founder of "The Brand Collective" Facebook Group for entrepreneurs, and I serve as Associate Chair for Entrepreneu(HER) in the City, a nonprofit organization based in Charlotte, NC. I am also the host of My Sentiments Exactly, a podcast and community dedicated to addressing stigma, raising awareness, and facilitating the necessary but difficult conversations that stand in the way of genuine community. Click here to check out the podcast and browse creative projects.

Guest appearances include Imperfectly Ambitious Podcast, Finding Your Village Podcast, The Holistic Time Coach Channel, The We Rock Business Summit, 729 Cape Pulpit in South Africa, and more. I have written articles for magazines based in the US and UK and was invited by British entrepreneur and fashion designer, Samanah Duran, to interview for BEYOUROWNUK Magazine in 2019.

I strongly believe that in the places we'd least expect it, the message of grace reaches all of us.

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