We had the good fortune of connecting with Tasha Champion and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tasha, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success & the success of my brand, is trusting my spirit/intuition (higher power) and being in my truth at all times. It is not always easy but it is always worth it. Sometimes I may want to do something and I can feel my spirit directing me in a different path. No matter how much I may try to fight it, I know it is important for me to focus on trusting my spirit because it will not lead me wrong. Being in my truth means I can always be in a place of honesty, dignity and integrity. While the truth may not be pretty anything outside of that truth compromises your authenticity.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a Transformational Empowerment Coach. I empower women to love them selves deeper, make themselves a priority, be confident and fierce and to take action. I teach them to be present and not live from their past. I am most proud that I did and continue to do the work within myself, otherwise what I teach would not be genuine or authentic. It was not easy getting where I am today but I surely smile about the journey now. There were times when I wanted to stop. I felt resistance come up when I would get to a painful moment or memory that I did not want to feel. I had to challenge myself to push through the resistance and understand I had a choice to either commit to the healing process or stay in the cycle of hurt I had become stuck in. After going through the journey of learning who I am on the most intimate level and loving her and understanding my past played a part in my today, I emerged the woman I was born to be. I discovered my purpose. I committed to help other women discover the same. You see things differently when you are healing, when you trust and connect to your intuition and when you begin to live from an authentic and purposeful place. I want every woman to experience that. Holding on to all the hurt you’ve been through does not serve you and it places limits on what you can do, be or have. Whew! The lessons I have learned or should I say I was open to learn, taught me so much. I learned to trust myself by trusting my intuition. I learned how to hold myself accountable not only for my actions but also for what I wanted in life. I am the only person that can let me down. The biggest thing I’ve learned is how to see the lesson in things that did not work out. Disappointments are going to come but if you take the time to see the lesson or just ask God (or your higher power) what is it that I need to learn through this, you will get the answer. I can assure you, if you don’t learn the lesson it will reappear in your life. It was through this entire process from hurt to healed and pain to purpose that I became the visionary author of the Amazon #1 best selling book, Shenomenal Women. It is an anthology of 23 women sharing their stories of how they gave up their excuses and made a way through life’s most challenging times. I want to show women the power of healing and living your best life no matter what you have been through.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am an LA native, born and raised in this beautiful city, beautiful state. I actually often treat it like I am a visitor. Interestingly, I am waiting on one of my closest friends to visit. Naturally you have to take people to the beach. Venice beach on a Sunday is more than touring, it is an experience. Hollywood is another place people want to see and Crenshaw Blvd. Once you give someone the time to see all the things they know from movies and tv then you can take them to the places you love. Some of my favorites are 26 Beach, C&O Trattoria, True Food Kitchen, Manhattan Beach, Malibu, PIPS on Labrea, the Japanese Gardens or the Rose Garden. There are so many places to see and experience in Southern California. I cannot leave out Disneyland. One of the most beautiful things to me about my home state are the scenic drives you can take up the coast or through the hills and even through mountains. I love to show people how you can drive up and ski then drive down and surf all in the same day.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The first shout out is to my coach Elyse Falzone. When I asked God to lead me to the person that would help me make the changes in my life, he lead me to her. She guided me back to loving myself on the most genuine level. It was then I could begin to heal because I learned the value in myself and that I was worthy of healing. In addition to her, I surround myself with people who keep me grounded, call me out on my stuff and pray for me. It is also important to surround yourself with people who you feel safe to be vulnerable with in a judgement free space. I am blessed to have several women that do just that for me. My mom, Priscilla Roberts, my aunts Valerie Curry and Traci Hoyd, my only daughter Destiny Champion, my cousin and spiritual mentor Bianca Page and my sister Tish Smith. These ladies I can turn to any time and I know I will be supported. I am also blessed to have some incredible friends in my corner that accept me whether I am in professional mode or if I am letting my hair down to chill.
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