Wounds to Wisdom
Many often wonder how I got my start speaking, coaching, advocating and being an empowerment influencer. It wasn’t an easy journey. Most would say that I fell into it, but I prefer to say I was purposed into it. Throughout the course of our lives, we are often faced with many situations and circumstances that may cause us to become wounded—physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, and even spiritually. These bumps and bruises we tend to carry with us along our journey seem to never go away— But what I know for sure is that those bumps and bruises do not have to leave you broken. You see, I've had my share of bumps and bruises.
Being born to teenage parents (who lacked financial resources and education) positioned me to spend my early years growing up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood housing project in Upstate, NY.
As a child, I witnessed a lot. I suffered through many hardships due to the plaguing effects of abuse, drugs, and alcoholism within my family. As an adult, I set my sights on finding all of those things that I felt deprived of... love, happiness, and stability, which sometimes lead me in all the wrong places.
Although I struggled with the pressures of life, I was forced to come face-to-face with challenges that landed me the winning star role in this production that I call my life—‘Wounds to Wisdom’.
Living The Empowered Life!
I truly believe that the adversities that we experience in life are meant to prepare and push us into our purpose.
After escaping a relationship that was mentally, verbally, financially, and at times physically abusive, I hit rock bottom. I was mentally and emotionally broken and financially unstable. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
I had no idea that something so painful and traumatic would push me into my life purpose. Years later, I had no idea that I’d be a frontline domestic violence advocate, serving as the founder of my own non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence advocacy, awareness, and prevention. I had no idea that I’d be a highly sought-after activist, speaker and life coach, helping other women tap into their divine purpose. I had no idea that I would go from being a wounded woman walking to Living The Empowered Life!
In this season of Living The Empowered Life, my mission is simple. Be the type of woman who empowers other women to play big! Why? Because empowered women, empower other women.
It’s time to tap into your divine purpose.
It’s time to live life according to your values.
It’s time to set goals that move you forward in life.
It’s time to unleash your confidence.
It’s time to fearlessly walk in your authentic power.
It's time to Live The Empowered Life!
“Wisdom is not always measured by what you know but rather how you embrace your wounds of experiences.” ~Tamiko
Tamiko Lowry Pugh often referred to as "The Empowering Diva," is a voice for Women's Empowerment. As the Chief Empowerment Officer of Living The Empowered Life LLC, Tamiko leads courses, events, and programs that empower women to shift their limiting beliefs and tap into their divine purpose.
Tamiko serves as the host of Living The Empowered Life Podcast, where she shares inspirational interviews, tips, tools, and resources that move you forward in faith, life, and career. She is also the founder of The Still Standing Alliance – a nonprofit organization that focuses on domestic violence advocacy, awareness, and prevention.
As a survivor of Domestic Violence, Tamiko is very transparent about her journey of turning her pain into purpose. This has allowed her to construct a powerful movement dedicated to the empowerment and personal development of women across the world. She is a compassionate mentor and friend, an enthusiastic leader, and visionary.
Tamiko is an active member of several professional organizations, including The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., MECCA Chapter, where she serves as the 1st Vice President of Programs, eWomenNetwork Atlanta Chapter, and Professional Women In Advocacy. Over the years, she has received many awards and recognitions, including The Rising In Community Excellence Award, Female Visionary of the Year Award. Most recently, Tamiko received the Legend of Champions Award for her dedication to the fight to end domestic violence.
Tamiko has been featured on ABC, Radio One, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sheen Magazine, Rolling Out, Black Enterprise, USA Today, Fox, NBC, ABC, and numerous other media outlets.
Tamiko believes that empowerment comes from within and can be achieved by honoring yourself, your values, and expressing your talents and gifts.