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Conversations with Shatara Clark

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shatara Clark.

Hi Shatara, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Well, although my business is not in Los Angeles, I service those worldwide! TyTalks is a 501c3 non-profit organization, which started out as a blog meant to inspire women. I was really transparent and open as I went into writing my story from different perspectives. The blog begin to grow and had a quite a following. As time progressed, I begin being invited to speak at events, I begin hosting events, and even birthed a ministry out of it.

From there, women from all parts of the world begin joining the ministry group and attending the events and retreat that myself and my amazing team were hosting. From there, I decided that TyTalks was serious and I needed to incorporate it. From there, the non-profit 501c3 was born. Since then, we have hosted multiple forums, virtual since COVID but they have been impactful. We cover everything from singleness, marriage, single moms, education, careers, technology and social media, and more. We also assist families in need during disasters and economic issues such as the recent job loss and hardships during COVID 19. In the midst of what TyTalks was doing came by book: Sturdy by 30. It was my first paperback release and I was very excited. This also brought about a following of people who desired to know how I went about the process. I was reminded when I used to look upon those publishing books with the same question. I asked some but never got an answer really except from one friend who I hold dear to my heart today. Other times I looked into publishing companies who needed thousands of dollars, and I just did not have that so I sat on my book. When I finally discovered an affordable way to publish, I ran and since then, I have helped several people across the country reach that same goal in some form. That up and coming business is called TyWrites, and I am very proud of it.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Nope, it has not! Writing my story was not easy when it came to the blogs. I really had to open up and be transparent, and at times I was not ready. The enemy was on my back to trying to convince that people would hate me for it, or I would be looked down on, but I fought so that, that would not stop me. Writing my first book was the same, just a lot of self-doubt. With TyTalks, I admit  I am always crazy nervous before an event because I just want things to be perfect, and I want the Holy Spirit to have His way. It’s also important to have people on your team who share your vision. I admit I have been blessed in my journey with that. With TyWrites, I have had to become business savvy and that is something I had to learn. I hired a coach, and she literally taught me to see things differently. That has been a blessing as well. Knowing how to run a business, ministry, or brand will have challenges, but you can overcome them if you invest in learning how to.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
So by day, I am a high school educator. I teach English. I always tell people that education is challenging yet rewarding. It is something that you can grow with and become better at each day. No day is ever the same. In that realm of my life, some people know about TyTalks and TyWrites, even my students and they see it as positive content, and they love it as well. As an educator, I am known for being active whether it is graduation or homecoming, you will see me somewhere around the building trying to get it done. My proudest accomplishment I think is truly buying into the field. Like any career or goal, if you don’t buy into what it can be you won’t ever get there. There have been rough days that I wouldn’t dare re-live, but I know it has all been a part of my growth. I recently completed my Administrative Certification so I am ready to see what’s next for me in education.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Yes! First of all “Technology is Necessary!” As I type this TyTalks is preparing for a technology webinar to help people get a grip on the use of social media, google, and other technology platforms. There is no way your ministry, business, or brand could have survived this crisis without technology. It is beyond important. I know that other generations think they can do without it, but they quickly need to realize the world is changing and there is a need. I am sure people thought cars and planes were unnecessary as well, but…LOL!

Pricing:

  • New Resume $100-$150
  • New Cover Letter $100
  • Blog Set-Up $75
  • Book Writing $125 and up
  • Book Editing $75 and Up

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