We had the good fortune of connecting with Shatara Clark and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shatara, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
My business and brand has taught me that I CANNOT be a closed-minded person. There is a world out there that is so BIG, and if you think one way about things you will never truly experience success. I am a Christian, and the word of God reigns high in my life, at the same time I know that true discipleship will not be complete in one race of person, one gender, one lifestyle, or ONE of anything. Everyone is included in Gods kingdom and there is no ONE of anything. I just believe that I am no good to the kingdom if I place limits on my reach, or who I offer it too. I know that everyone won’t want what I have, but those that do who am I to deny them that? My business, brand, and services don’t buck against the kingdom agenda at all and I know that I have been God led to do what I do, and because of that I have to be open minded, and think beyond the sky. My business has definitely challenged me to do that.
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?
My non-profit TyTalks is a 501c3 with a mission to empower women. Our goal is to inspire women to walk into who God has called them to be, be it by women’s retreats, marriage conferences, single forums, divorce seminars, technology courses, business workshops, etc. We believe in developing the whole woman, and leaving no stone unturned when it comes to her mission on this earth. Through my writing business I am able to write marketable resumes, cover letters, press release, books, blogs, as well as I offer coaching and publishing packages. I love being able to make the writing dreams of others come true. I know how hard it can be to publish therefore I truly try to make it as easy and stress free as possible for my clients.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Wow, well when I am Atlanta Mary Mac’s Tea Room is a favorite spot for some soul food! I literally come to the ATL to thrift with my mom and eat. Of course I recommend visiting The King Center, The World of Coca Cola and other famous spots. Our favorite thrift stores are City Thrift in Stone Mountain, and The Good Will in Buckhead. Other than grabbing food from Mary Mac’s Tea Room, we do hit up The Varsity and of course Slutty Vegan! I would definitely take my bestie to all of those places and on our downtime we would check out Eventbrite for some free events. Atlanta always have something to do so we could take in an Art Show, Street Vendors, or even a play! In the evenings I would enjoy some dining at The Room at Twelve. I would be down to take it all in!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Well, my shout out is dedicated to the women who believed in me enough to be a part of what I was building so many years ago. What started as motivational Facebook post grew into blog post that were being read and shared, which eventually grew into a pod cast, that grew into a ministry, that is now a non profit. Of course the blog became books, and so on and so forth. Women have always been my focus, because I know that other suffered with the feelings I once felt. I was ready to be open and transparent about what I was feeling and that’s when blogging started. There were so many over the years who shared and supported, and I am so grateful for each and everyone.