Today we’d like to introduce you to Tamika Thomas.
Hi Tamika, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I remember interviewing at the Head Start my children were attending. I cried during the interview because they asked me why I should be considered for the job, my answer was “I want my kids to be proud of me”. That is my reason for starting. I started coaching women for free in hopes that someone would tell someone and eventually people would start paying me for the transformation I was providing. Since 2015 many people have told other people and I started consistent even when I wasn’t getting paid. This has led me to a profitable coaching company, podcast, and several books that I have authored. I have been able to do all of this even though I had a major stoke, struggled with mental issues even having a suicide attempt, buried and child, and many more challenges. I never gave up because I knew deep down that one day, I would turn my trials into treasures. I think it’s fair to say my children are very proud of me.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road. There are more days than I like to admit that I wanted to throw in the towel. Entrepreneurship is tough. Especially when you are the face of the brand. I had to confront my insecurities head on in fact, it’s a daily battle to reminder that I am good enough and I deserve to be where I am. It also came with a perceived lack of support. I say perceived because I used to think my family was supposed to support me, but when I changed my perspective, I realized that the support I thought they were supposed to give was something I made up. Letting them just be my family relieved so much stress and pressure for them and me. And then there’s the obvious, running a business costs. I had many days that I lived on the swipe and pray method. This is where I would swipe my debit card and pray that it would go through. Learning to budget, allowing people to be, and checking my insecurities are the biggest struggles I have overcome.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a therapeutic behavior strategist by teaching middle school and high school students’ social emotional wellness. My passion and business I am inner healing coach for women how have residue from past trauma. I specialize in walking women through healing, elevation, and restoration. I am most proud of the way I use my coaching strategies to create generational healing. What set’s me apart is my commitment to my clients. I am like everyone’s nurturing big sister. My clients know that they can depend on me to walk to path of healing with them.
Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
My greatest qualities are my authenticity and transparency. But what truly makes me successfully is my failures and strength to keep getting back up.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: tuesdaywithtamika.com
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/tamika_thomas
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamika.thomas143/
- Other: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tuesday-healing-with-tamika/id1501337171
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