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Visionary Spotlight: KC Fox

Updated: May 22


As entrepreneurs, it is important to take care of our mental health as it affects how we work, how we think, and how we feel. Furthermore, research shows the importance of managing stress and maintaining positive mental health for successful business outcomes.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต. ๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—”. ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ #๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ.

Today, we introduce you to the CEO of the Vault Consulting Firm, KC Fox.

A time when I experienced Mental Health Challenges as an entrepreneur:

My work took me to a dark place back in 2018. I was working on a huge viral case that was riddled with things designed to hurt and destroy black women. It took me a while to recognize that my mental health began to suffer. Historically, it had been outsiders causing havoc for my clients and I. That part was manageable mentally, it wasn't until I realized that the internal workings of the case and all that came with it was taking me down day by day.


How I recognized I was slipping:

  1. Angry, short patience and short sighted. Which is the opposite of who I am as a leader

  2. sleepless

  3. lack of motivation to continue

How I pulled myself up by the bootstraps:


Entrepreneurs often face high levels of stress, uncertainty, and pressure to succeed. My career field is heightened by 10k just due to the nature of the industry that I am in.

The first thing I did to recover was QUIT. Quitting and losing is normally associated with failure but I would argue perspective here. Quitting/taking a step back was definitely a winning strategy for me at this point in my professional life. I realized it was my own crisis I was managing at this point as opposed to a client. I went to work, hiatus for 8 months focusing on healing. Using practices such as self-care, seeking professional support, connecting with a supportive community, and being honest about the struggles. It's important to remember that seeking help is a sign of strength, and that mental health challenges are common and treatable. I went on to become Mental Health First Aid certified. Which is a service that has benefitted me and my clients, in fact it's now a service that we offer at the firm. In addition, I was inspired to do even more. I am the proud founder of the HBCU Mental Health Tour. See Something, Say Something, Do Something.



Answered by: KC Fox, CEO, The Vault Consulting Firm

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๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ + ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—”. ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ข๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐˜„๐˜„.๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ.๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ



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