We had the good fortune of connecting with Tatiana O’Hara and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tatiana, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started my career in corporate America at a young age as a District Manager. After being responsible for the development of 5 Store Managers, 65 employees, and $5M in monthly budgets, I realized one important thing about entrepreneurs. We struggle with the same thing my team struggled with. The lack of previous leadership experience! My managers were often young and straight from an entry level employee position. So a lot of the hiccups they had were related to the fact that they never had to lead a team before. My clients now are successful entrepreneurs who have likely never led a team before, but had to hire help because they business was growing! I started as a Team Operations Coach to fill in that gap and help CEO’s truly learn how to leverage their team so they could scale sustainably!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a Team Operations Coach and I specialize in helping successful entrepreneurs leverage a team in their business so they can truly step into the CEO role and scale. I love what I do because when it comes to “Scaling a business”, we always think about the more fun, customer facing things like design, marketing, etc. However, when it comes to growing your company, the team is truly the backbone. It’s the thing that nobody talks about! I love shining light on it and helping my clients gain the confidence they need to see the vision for their company and lead a team simultaneously. I’ve learned that everyone has a different leadership style, and beginning to embrace that is the key to being a powerful leader. Truly staying true to who you are, while also being vulnerable enough to grow. My clients are incredible and will run 7+ figure businesses in the near future. I want the world to know that building and scaling a team can feel overwhelming, but it’s also one of the most fun and rewarding parts of being a CEO. I love helping them get to a point where they can truly focus on their zone of genius.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I love living in Atlanta because it’s so diverse! There are tons of amazing Black and minority owned spots around the city to eat and hang out at! Some of the places we would have to visit are Atlanta Breakfast Club for brunch, Centennial Park for a nice stroll and sight seeing, and definitely BQE for a nice dinner/karaoke/hookah session. I’m a huge fan of the shops around Little Five Points and it’s super eclectic. I do think my favorite part of town however is West Midtown. It’s very industrial and modern! Jenis Ice Cream is to die for, and you can enjoy it while overlooking the train tracks and sometimes with live entertainment!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I could not have made it to where I am without the love and encouragement of my boyfriend, friends, and family. They have watched me go through the motions of trying to figure out what I should be doing in life. They listened to me when I had a new business idea every week, and listened to me a day later when I decided to scrap it. When my business coach, Maya Elious helped me finally put the pieces together of what I should be doing, my loved ones were there to agree and hype me up even more. Support systems are everything, and I’m blessed to have the best!
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