Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: I’m Tamiko Lowry-Pugh often referred to as "The Empowering Diva" and the voice for Women's Empowerment. As a bestselling author, empowerment specialist and inspirational speaker, I empower women to turn their wounds into wisdom so that they can live a life of passion, purpose, potential, and peace.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? My inspiration comes from my personal experience with being wounded from bad relationships, childhood experiences, generational curses and just being wounded by life. I wanted to create a platform that empowered women to move past their hurts and pains by understanding the lesson in what they went through. Allowing them to turn their wounds into wisdom so that they can have a successful future of passion, purpose, potential, and peace.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? My advice to anyone seeking any form of entrepreneurship is always to remain authentic and true to your brand. Dare to be original, reveal your uniqueness and let people know that you are one of a kind. Life is too short to live it trying to be anything other than your true, original self. Be who you are, and be it the best way you know how.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: One of my biggest challenges was not asking for help and seeking mentorship when I needed it. I tried to do it all on my own. I’ve grown to realize that there are people out there who have already walked your journey who are willing to help you along the way. Seek out mentorship from someone you admire or who has already walked the road you are walking. It will save you a lot of time and make your journey a lot easier.
What is next for your brand/business in 2016? I plan to release my 3rd book in 2017 and kick off my Wounds to Wisdom Empowerment Tour which will allow me to continue my journey of empowering women to live a life of passion, purpose, potential, and peace.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @EmpoweringDiva