Venus Morris Griffin is a mother of seven, award-winning real estate agent and international motivational speaker from Augusta, Georgia.
In 2010, Venus received a phone call in the middle of the night from a prostitute that changed her life. The call catapulted her into one of the most challenging times she would ever endure, with her six children ranging in ages from one to fifteen years. In a matter of months, her then-husband was sentenced to 45 years in prison. A stay-at-home mother of six children, left with nothing and drowning in debt, Venus was launched into the workforce just trying to keep the bills paid and her children fed. Nothing about her life was easy, but failure isn’t an option when you have six kids all depending on you.
Venus now travels the globe speaking about the mindset of overcoming adversity. Her passion is to see women overcome suffocating challenges and rise above any obstacles that may hold her back.
Meet the 10 people who own my heart. I am the mother of seven wonderful children: John (23), Julia (21), Alexis (19), Sydney (17), Elle (11), Charles (9), and Hannah Lou (3). I am a grandmother to two beautiful twins Gisele and Vendela. I remarried in 2013 to the most incredible man, Hank Griffin. We are happily living in Augusta, Georgia where I am the city’s top producing agent at Meybohm Real Estate, and Hank is the President and CEO at Kulkhe Construction & Associates, Inc.
I’ll never forget when my divorce attorney strongly advised me to find a “real job” if I wanted to provide for my family. I disagreed and told him, “I have to at least try.” Almost a decade later, I achieved an unprecedented level of success bringing in over $50 million in sales volume in 2018. My family is my top priority, when I’m not with them, I’m busy selling homes or hopscotching the world sharing my story about overcoming adversity.