Dynamite in a small package, fearless and inspiring are just a few words to describe Tamiko Cuellar, the CEO and Founder of Pursue Your Purpose. She is a proven leader in the marketplace among small business owners nationally and internationally. Recognized for her leadership abilities, she has been invited to speak at corporations, city governments, chambers of commerce, churches, conferences, and more. She has been a guest on several radio programs and has been featured on Forbes.com, in The Huffington Post, on a local affiliate TV show for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management at City Vision University. In 2016, she was appointed as a Mentor to emerging entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda as part of the Tony Elumelu's Entrepreneurship Programme which funds and develops new enterprises throughout the continent of Africa. She is also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
Born in low income housing projects into a broken family, in poverty, in a crime ridden neighborhood, and educated in the impoverished and under-performing school district of East St. Louis, Illinois, she considers herself to be a flower that was determined to rise from the cracks of concrete to grow and flourish. She went on to obtain three business degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia on a full academic scholarship, the University of Phoenix and City Vision University respectively, and has had a successful and adventurous career helping to secure $30 million clients, training employees and obtaining millions of investment dollars in corporate America prior to launching Pursue Your Purpose.
Her company Pursue Your Purpose is based in St. Louis, Missouri USA and coaches high-performing, purpose-driven leaders globally with strategies to successfully transition into entrepreneurship and grow. Tamiko is also the co-author author of the critically acclaimed “20 Beautiful Women: 20 More Stories That Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose” Volume 2 and author of “101 Tools to Take Your Startup or Solopreneur Business to the Next Level”. For corporations, colleges, conferences, churches, radio, and TV interviews, Tamiko is available as a guest, speaker or facilitator on topics related to entrepreneurship, business and personal success, women's leadership development, and discovering and pursuing your life’s purpose. For more information, visit www.PursueYourPurpose.com.