Tiara PR Network
Ep. 197 - A dynamic dynamo, Tiara Tucker bursts onto the entrepreneur scene with Tiara PR Network . . . while maintaining a full-time job! She was selected as one of the 40 under 40 - and who is surprised about that? Listen to how she does it all! She has worked with some of the biggest names in social justice. She has started her own YouTube channel, Speak Their Stories. You have to meet this game-changing woman! Tiara M Tucker is an Empowerment Connector who wears many hats like the Founder & Owner of Tiara PR Network, a social impact communications PR firm, and the President of Speak That! Movement, a non-profit organization. In this episode, Tiara talks about her passion for communication, connecting people, empowering people, and making an impact in the world. Listen in to learn why you can pursue all the things you love without necessarily forgoing others. You will also learn how you can make a difference in what you care about and affect change in the community.
- Learn to believe in yourself and what you can do to achieve your goals
- The importance of continuous learning and hearing from others to ensure you’re walking the talk
- How you can use your platform to be the voice to the voiceless and affect change
- Stop waiting until you can give a check to make a difference, and instead volunteer your time
"It's not about perfection, it's about progression." -Tiara M. Tucker
In this episode you’ll discover:
Tiara speaks on her many hats and her love for empowering and connecting via communication [2:36]
She explains how she came up with her title Empowerment Connector [7:21]
How an encounter with mindfulness opened Tiara up for more learning and getting certified [9:29]
When and why she decided to start her PR firm Tiara PR Network and a nonprofit [13:09]
She explains why she’s still pursuing a corporate career and running her business as a side hustle [15:44]
Teach yourself how to slow down and prioritize what is important to you individually [18:28]
Tiara on what she means by having uncomfortable conversations and why they’re needed [22:34]
The events that led her to work with some of the biggest names in social justice activism [26:11]
She shares the experience that led to the birth of her YouTube channel, SpeakTheir Stories [29:37]
How to affect change in what you care about by being the voice to the voiceless [34:28]
She describes the visions and goals she has for her firm and nonprofit to continue giving back [38:58]
Born and raised in Kankakee, IL, and now residing in Dallas, TX, Tiara M. Tucker is known as an empowerment connector who wears many “tiaras.” To name a few, she is a sought-after and award-winning PR and communications strategist, speaker, coach, community advocate, social justice and mental health activist, and the visionary founder of Tiara PR Network, LLC and Speak That! Movement, Inc.
Tiara has almost two decades of noteworthy experience with a Fortune 50 company, where she specializes in communication strategy, executive-level support, event planning/hosting, corporate responsibility, philanthropy, nonprofit portfolio management, and associate/community engagement.
Outside of Corporate America, she has an extensive history working on noteworthy high-profile PR cases, communications, and special events. She has been the creator, executive producer, MC, host, moderator, and guest speaker for a variety of platforms over the years -- allowing her to (loudly) speak in front of thousands of diverse audiences.
Tiara’s most notable PR experiences include her efforts in the battle against social justice inequalities and police brutality. She has worked alongside some of the nation’s most well-known civil rights attorneys as their PR and Communications Director, as well as among nationally-known social justice activists. She occasionally is the PR and media coordinator for very high-profile and media-saturated cases, responsible for overseeing local, national, and international media relationships. She has been the event chair and PR coordinator for multiple high-caliber events, including a private movie screening and a sold-out fundraising gala held in Dallas in 2019.
In addition to Tiara PR Network, Tiara passionately leads her charitable non-profit organization, Speak That! Movement, which is on a mission to equip and empower professional women in business along their journeys of dream and goal realization. Tiara is also the creator, host, and executive producer of Speak That! Talks, which are live virtual events created to empower, uplift, and connect audiences via unscripted and unedited conversations with guest speakers from all over the world. She oversees the Speak That! Movers private VIP group and recently launched her newest social justice initiative, Speak Their Stories.
Tiara was featured in Black Enterprise as one of "10 Amazing Black Women Making Moves Right Now." This same year, she was honored as a "40 Under 40" by the Dallas Public Relations Society of America and as a Junior League of Collin County Women of Influence Award nominee.
To expand her education, since 2019 she has attained a Certificate in Mindfulness; a Certificate in Life Coaching; a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace; and aced a Non-profit Leadership and Community Engagement graduate course at Harvard University, where she has been invited to be a guest lecturer.
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