Today we’d like to introduce you to Natasha Hall.
Natasha, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I climbed the corporate ladder over the course of 14 years with no college degree in Human Resources specializing in Staffing and Talent Development. Challenged with being undervalued and underpaid, I kept that same energy and became a full-time entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is hereditary as my Father owned his own Tree Service business for over 20 years. I began my entrepreneurial journey around 21 years old when my brother (DJ O3) brought me on board of his business venture Firm Grip Music Group as a Marketing/Promotions Coordinator. I coined the market with my title, “F.I.C.”, Female in Charge. I put on 25 events between the city of Columbus and Columbus State University’s campus. We awarded over 100 people in Columbus, Georgia for five consecutive years with the infamous Grip Grammy Awards.
I moved to Atlanta shortly after receiving my Proclamation for “Natasha Hall” Day as it was time for me to pursue my career dreams of being a Recruiter. For the last five years of my career, I’ve not only been a Recruiter and Certified Career Coach but I’ve assisted over 3,000 job seekers since 2012 through resume writing, career development, and job placements. Feeling boxed in towards the end of 2017 as well as coming out of my maternity leave of a year from having a baby boy, it was time for a change. I said down with a Brand Psychologist “Diamond Hill” and a Dream Coach “Tiara Larae Johnson,” to truly step into my purpose.
After going through their program, I felt confident with all that I had to offer. I launched my first business venture, PublisHer Vision Publishing Services in which I’ve completed 20 books, e-books, planners and journals for clients since announcing in July 2018. I’ve also launched the dopest marketing business venture, My Networking Apparel in November 2018 with the trademark “Ask Me What I Do.” I launched a professionally ratchet podcast entitled, “Fck Work but Ima Go” to educate millennials on employment laws and career development. I committed to my mission statement, “Utilize God’s principles to empower her family, friends, and young girls to become effective members in society” by creating a mentorship program entitled, “Mentee II Bawse Experience.” My mentorship program transitions start-up entrepreneurs into boss women in 4-6 months by strategizing, implementing, creating, and executing their brands.
I’ve published two books entitled, “Confirmation” and “Connection” available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. I have a free Mobile App available on Google Play only entitled, “Marketable Resume Builder.” I’ve mastered how to balance three businesses, a mentorship Experience, and motherhood by being my own motivation. The hardest part of being an entrepreneur is loving what you’re doing even when you’re not seeing the results. Had I quit years ago when money wasn’t coming as it should’ve; I wouldn’t be here today! I would be miserable working a 9 to 5 that didn’t serve me nor my purpose. I wake up everyday taking a risk, believing that this is my purpose and I’m doing what God called me to do.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. I think any entrepreneur will tell you that especially when you’re doing what you want to do instead of truly fulfilling your purpose. I tried to do so much of what Natasha wanted to do that it, in turn, delayed the success level I should be and also redirected me multiple times because I’m still doing exactly what I was doing ten years ago in a different way. The struggles I had is balance. I still to this day do not know how to only talk personal. I am horrible with responding to friends and family but when I’m in my creative moment, I just cannot get up. My greatest advice and lesson I’ve learned was giving things a “shelf life.” We think because God told us to do that we’re supposed to do it right now but we then poorly execute it and wonder why it didn’t come all the way through. I now plant the seed and keep it treated until it times to utilize it.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about My Networking Apparel, PublisHer Vision Publishing Services Company and The Career Agency – what should we know?
The Career Agency’s mission is to use sound advice and savvy expertise to help market job seekers for the career they deserve. As a Certified Professional Coach and Career Coach, I’ve impacted over 3,000 job seekers and have hired over 300 applicants since 2012. I’ve worked with job seekers in various levels from C-Suite Professionals to General Laborers across the United States. I’m known for my impressive resume writing services as I’ve written over 100 resumes in the past year.
PublisHer Vision Publishing Services Company creates products, contents, and ideas to expand entrepreneurs and their brands. I work closely with our clients to guide them through each phase of the production process with timely quality. With my publishing services company, I am most proud because I’ve been designing publications since high school in Future Business Leaders of America. A lot of people don’t know this but I went to Local, Regional, State and National Competition for the publications I created. It has always been in me to create cute documents so being able to create publications to assist entrepreneurs is truly a passion turned business.
My Networking Apparel is the ‘ah ha’ moment that most entrepreneurs are always waiting to have. I started in September 2017 with selling a t-shirt that says “Ask Me What I Do.” I honestly thought it was an okay t-shirt idea and just ran with it because I needed it as an introverted extrovert. I began to take them on the road with me in 2018 as I traveled for speaking engagements. People would buy all my shirts and books everywhere I went. I met a God sent man that saw a light in me and said you need to make a business out of this. I immediately applied for the trademark and since then the shirts have been selling like bread and milk before a storm is about to hit. My Networking Apparel has 11 products from networking shirts, networking hats, networking bags and of course a Networking Notebooks.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Not being afraid to go after my dreams is the most important thing that contributes to my success. I have been broke and spent bill money to buy my first set of “Ask Me What I Do” t-shirts. Fear is for people that can’t see their future. I’ve seen my future and I’ve tasted it, there is nothing that can stop me from my obtaining it.
- Website: natashalhall.com
- Phone: 770-284-0842
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/iamnatashahall
- Facebook: facebook.com/iamnatashahall
- Twitter: twitter.com/iamnatashahall
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