We had the good fortune of connecting with Natasha Crumby, MHA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natasha, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
Risk is part of the process. To put myself in cultivating environments, I must be willing to take risks. I have always been known as the person to find ways to stand out. Many times, standing out was not easy and required risk. For example, my freshman year of college an upperclassman asked me “what I was majoring in?” I answered proudly, “BIOLOGY!” Response was a crazy look, then “Do you know people are flunking out of Biology and changing their major?” My response, even more reason for me to complete the journey and take the risk. Why play it safe? What will I learn about myself during the time of taking risks? Risk allowed me to be brave to start my own business. Taking all the risky things I have learned about health/wellness and fed it into others. In addition, risk made my life a little more exciting, of course with a little calculation.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Natural with Natasha! I have a Health/Wellness and Healthcare Consulting business dedicated to helping busy women put their health first. According to the CDC, the leading cause of death in women is as follows:
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) related to smoking
Through my business I share smart recipes, smart exercise, smart health reminders, and smart natural products. My Natural with Natasha business is set apart from others because of my passion, drive, and experience in women’s health. I am a published research scientist, featured on Gwinnett Radio, talking with a Shark Tank entrepreneur about an area of my grant writing and healthcare consulting business. I have been on Atlanta radio to shoutout important health check reminders and most of all I do it because I love it. I am the proudest of the messages I get from people that are truly implementing my Tasha’s Tuesday Tips. Tasha’s Tuesday tips are all about wellness reminders. Sometimes we just need to hear someone say it. In addition, I enjoy connecting with non-profits and startups through collaboration and healthcare consulting support. I have helped over 20 organizations secure grant funding. Ultimately, I was able to get to this place in business because of my support system, it was not easy because I found every person was not meant to go on a journey with me or going to support me. However, by connecting with other like minded women in different groups, and reading Light, Camera, Level Up by Danielle Tuwano, it allowed me to prioritize. The lessons I have learned is patience, it has never been my strength but through being a business owner, I have realized the importance of patience. I want the world to know Natural with Natasha is on a mission to change the mindset of health. I plan to do this through educational eBooks, supporting other healthcare organizations, and connecting valuable resources. This force is unstoppable, and we must be a force all together going towards a goal of better health.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Let us start out on the Eastside of Atlanta, my home team. We will first start at Zestos for some good burgers and wings and bomb ice cream, its vacation so we can add on the carbs a bit. Then we will exercise by walking the strip looking at the art in Little Five Points and even try on some clothes at Rag-a-Rama. Rag-O-Rama has cool vintage clothes and a true flair of style. Next, we will continue the stroll to hear a street artist. As the sun is setting, we will then go to catch some vegan dishes at Planet Bombay for dinner. After dinner go to Iverson Park for a walk and watch the sunset while the city lights come on. To fill the week of ATL hot spots: We will go to Ponce City Market for some West Elm home decor vibes, catch some Indian street food at BOTIWALLA. Go rent a bike and ride on the trail. Shop some more and taste tests along the way. Another stop is CastleBerry Hill to do the art stroll and eat food. Downtown Centennial Olympic Park area for World of Coke, Aquarium, and Skyview Atlanta- Ferris Wheel.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My ATL community, The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, Young People for the American Way, and AmeriCorps deserves a shoutout. Each one of these groups have helped me cultivate different aspects of my leadership. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA in the midst of economic disparities, I was able to connect with my community and really understand the needs which was the root of my passion to create a business with solutions. Then, I was selected for The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation in high school which allowed me to experience life beyond the restriction placed on me. I learned about Stocks, Trading, business, and travelled. This experience continued my need to learn and seek mentorship so my Freshman Year of college I was selected from 1000 nominations to create a blueprint for social change with YP4, of course my selection was Access to Healthcare. Then, after graduation I decided to serve in the AmeriCorps- Health Corps as a Patient Navigator. WOW can you say everything came together. I was serving patients, connecting them to resources, and educating about chronic illness. This was truly a big moment for my business evolution. I want to see women health and wellness thrive.
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