Many often wonder how I got my start speaking, coaching, and being an empowerment influencer. It wasn’t an easy journey. Most would say that I fell into this career, but I prefer to say I was purposed into this career.
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—I can honestly say that I have experienced my share.
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 Buffalo, 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 (Teenage pregnancy, sexual assault, and domestic abuse), 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’.
Learn more in my #1 bestselling book, Wounds to Wisdom… I’m Still Standing
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 the CEO of a successful coaching company and business academy, helping women use their experience and stories to create transformational businesses of their own. 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 identify and live your life purpose.
It’s time to live life according to your values.
It’s time to set goals that move you forward in life and business.
It’s time to unleash your confidence.
It’s time to fearlessly walk in your authentic power.
It 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. She is a Transformational Strategist, Life + Business Coach for High-Achievers, Empowerment Influencer, and Best-Selling Author.
As the Chief Empowerment Officer of Living The Empowered Life Academy, Tamiko's courses, events, and programs help purpose-driven women to use their expertise, experience, and story to create transformational businesses that make money and make a difference. Her signature programs include Coach For Purpose + Profit and Living The Empowered Life Masterclass.
Tamiko serves as the host of Living The Empowered Life Podcast, where she shares inspirational interviews, tips, tools, and resources that move your forward in life and business. 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 a member of The eWomenNetwork Atlanta Chapter, and The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., MECCA Chapter where she served as the 1st Vice President of Programs. She is an active member of 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, and most recently Tamiko received the Legend of Champions Award as well as the Unsung Heroine Award for her dedication to the fight to end violence against women.
Tamiko believes that empowerment comes from within and can be achieved by honoring yourself, your values, and expressing your talents and gifts.