In case you don’t know her, Tamika Quinn would like to introduce herself.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Quinn, 41, currently resides in nearby Chesapeake, Virginia, where she is widely known as serving as a co-host of The popular radio talk show called, “Talk Is Cheap Radio Show.”
An alumna of Philadelphia’s Simon Gratz High School, in which she graduated with former NBA star Rasheed Wallace, Quinn also attended the Philadelphia High School For Girls with renowned R & B music icon Jill Scott.
A former multi-sport prep athlete, Quinn also is an ex-U.S. Navy soldier who, like many of her peers, has endured her share of the toughest of life’s gruesome, yet challenging obstacles.
For starters, Quinn had to bury her loving husband, her companion of 14 years (16 total). As if that’s not enough to place her faith on the grandest of trials, this military veteran today — unlike never before — still deems it essential to count her blessings, in large part because…well…perhaps she can tell it better.
“I am a two-time stroke survivor,” Quinn told longtime journalist Andre Johnson on Wednesday. “My strokes were a result of being overweight and having uncontrolled high blood pressure. I speak for various organizations on prevention of strokes and lifestyle changes to ensure good health.”
Among the organizations to which Quinn routinely shares of her life-changing, gut-checking testimonies is Total Life Changes — a thriving, booming, universally-acclaimed dietary supplement company that utilizes internet marketing strategies to offer a wide range of oils, skin care items, teas, and liquid solutions.
Currently, Quinn hold an Executive Director status for Total Life Changes, this after being christened Director for the company within the first month of joining.
For her efforts, her rapid success with TLC went virtually unnoticed last weekend.
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That’s because TLC officials announced that Quinn had qualified for the senior leadership position of Executive Director during the company’s Regional Convention in Atlanta.
In addition to her well-publicized honors, Quinn has emerged as a franchise owner for Total Life Changes, whereby she offers various health and wellness products to assist in weight loss and skin care.
What a different a few months have made for this assertive, resilient single mother of three who, to her credit, is destined not to allow life to short-change her.
Surely, God had other plans, as evidenced by her wealth of beauty, coupled with her new lease on life.
“I like creating a lifestyle for my children that a regular 9-5 job could never give,” Quinn said. “I truly have time and freedom. I can remember times begging a boss to let me chaperone my daughter’s school trip or to leave work early to make it to a school performance. Those days of begging and pleading with employers are all but over, Quinn acknowledged.
“Never again,” Quinn said. “My kids get 100 percent of me and that’s what I absolutely love the most about this business. It is complete ownership. I dictate how much time I’m going to put in and I dictate my worth in terms of how much I earn. I am in control. I’m so thankful to TLC for this business model.”
Amongst the reasons Quinn had steadfastly gone to great lengths to have an immediate impact with TLC is that she recalls specifically the days her child had become victimized by her weight.
“My daughter was bullied in elementary school because of her weight,” Quinn explained. “These products have helped her tremendously drop the weight and increase her self-esteem.”
Today, while savoring a carefree, healthy lifestyle, Quinn’s daughters have joined forces with their mother to operate multiple businesses, a trend that ironically — and appropriately — inspired Quinn to adopt the term, “MomPrenuer.”
“My husband passed away from thyroid cancer,” Quinn said. “It’s just us. My son is grown and on his own. If I can live my dreams, any mom can.”
In essence, because she’s convinced that God, the Giver of life, has a divine purpose for her life, Quinn’s primary objective as a credible health professional and ambassador for TLC will undoubtedly remain the same — this after staging arguably the most dramatic comeback of her young life.
“My personal mission is to save lives and prevent young people from having to go through what I went through at 27 years old,” Quinn said. “Being paralyzed on my entire left side was physically and emotionally devastating, but having to relearn how to use my limbs, drive, tie a shoestring, etc., was life-altering. I want to save the world.”
All while introducing herself — and her tear-jerking testimonies — over and over again.
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