We had the good fortune of connecting with Tawni Fears and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tawni, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I have always tirelessly sought out ways to make a mark on this world that goes beyond right now. The Resumes and Networking (RAN) Workshop is one way that I do that. The purpose is to equip young people and professionals, mainly minorities, with dire skills that they may not get in school or at home. The workshop has reached over 1,000 students and 2 states. It covers resumes, elevator pitches, and networking. I assist students when it comes to creating real plans and tangible steps to achieve their extraordinary dreams. I become a contact for any of them to expand their resources and circles. I even offer the workshop to middle schools because I strongly believe you are never too young to start anything good for your future. My parents pushed me in that manner with writing. During April, The Tawni Logues also offered free resumes reviews for anyone who lost their jobs or needed the service. I also volunteer with several organizations and promote other businesses continually. My gifts are solely meant to make someone else’s life easier.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Tawni Logues is a boutique communications firm helping to build brands and companies through sharp and strategic writing and editing services. The company specializes in unique approaches to getting each client’s point across seamlessly. The extensive clientele list includes reaching 4 different countries. Clients such as the Atlanta Falcons, ASICS, and The Vortex, Ambassador Andrew Young, Slutty Vegan, AT&T, and new businesses trust my intricate and prompt writing and editing services for all of their needs. Graduating from Clark Atlanta University, I earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Beyond pursuing my educational goals, I also found the courage to dream while dealing with sickness and life-altering events. One reason I am so determined to help others is because that was my promise to God if I was restored. I have spoken at numerous community, schools, and business events, along with making 3 radio appearances. My philanthropic ventures include mentoring through Clark Atlanta University’s national alumni association and volunteering with 3 community organizations. Additionally, I am a member of the Atlanta Black Chambers, holding a leadership position as the communications lead for the Women’s League. I also serve as an appointed officer at First Saint Paul AME. Awards and features: Under 30 Following the Vision – honorable mention, feature in Atlanta Tribune Magazine – rising businesswoman to watch, 2017 Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, 2018 Emerging Leader (the inaugural year for honor), and 6 other online and print magazine features.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
The Beltline! I enjoy fitness, finding new spots, and just enjoying the beauty Atlanta offers in a special way. We would get our steps in, support a few vendors, have a light lunch or brunch, and just take in the scenery. I actually started a “Beltline and Brunch” last year that about 20 of my family and friends enjoyed. Each time was perfect!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My entire professional journey has filled with mentors, professionals, loads of support from Clark Atlanta University alumni/professors, and prayers from my family and friends. I dedicate this space to everyone who has used my services, booked me to speak, shared a post, or an encouraging word. I thank each of you. I do especially want to highlight my 93-year-old grandmother, Janie Lois Harper Scales. She is my hero. It makes me so happy to know that she is proud of me. She wanted me to be a news anchor, but I am still working to share stories and information through my communications firm, The Tawni Logues.
Linkedin: Tawni S. Fears
Facebook: The Tawni Logues, LLC
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