Tyressa Ty is more than someone who overcomes the odds of being considered someone who will not make it due to growing up with the disabilities of ADHD and dyslexia.
She is more than someone who is counted out for being a single mother. She is more than someone who is dealt a more than hurtful hand ranging from the death of her grandmother who raised her, the disappointment and hurt of failed relationships from those we are raised to trust, and more than being homeless multiple times, including the loss of both of her homes and livelihood from the storms of New Orleans (Katrina) and from 2 years ago in Baton Rouge. In fact, such challenges put her on the brink of extreme depression and suicide.
The product of Southern University and A&M College (BA in Mass Communications) and The University of Phoenix (MBA with a concentration in marketing), her work in media, sales and marketing, and public relations, specifically with radio and television, is unparalleled.
With her PHRC (Professional Human Resources Certificate), her years of experience as a corporate trainer lend favorably, connecting with her innate ability to bring out the best of any individual or audience. Combined with her community foundation as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and her place of worship, Living Faith Christian Center, her community, corporate, and entertainment acumen are highly sought after, including her key role as the brand manager for the legendary hip-hop artist Doug E. Fresh along with projects with super-producer Teddy Riley and others.
Her entertainment and related media projects provide an additional showcase of her skill-set and larger reach, including her Mind Behind The Music Series during Black Music Month involves top-notch work with artists including (but not limited to) David Banner, Trina, Cupid, Tameka Scott, and the aforementioned (Doug E Fresh and Teddy Riley). Her virtual concert series draws regional and national recording artists Pokey and Mystikal. Related projects with recording artist Lloyd and comedian Mike Epps only add to her resume, and her work draws the attention of Charlemagne Tha God for his radio series, The Breakfast Club.
Her book Follow the Fiyah, the related resource Follow Your Fiyah, and her newest release, Matters of the Mind (the Selfcare Journey Journal Edition), are reflective of the balance she strives for but helps others focus on, be it professional, community, and personal goal-setting, self-image, and more in helping people realize their greater purpose.
Ranging from Divas and Dolls (which provides holiday cheer along with self-image and self-esteem building for young women of color) to her work with TRIO programs (which is responsible for Upward Bound and related community endeavors), her commitment to giving back comes from a genuine space and place.
Celebrity Host Tyressa Ty surely is a person and presence in entertainment, business, and the larger community, including her work with her management group, Fiyah Entertainment, and her artist feature series which covers topics including (but not limited to) the role and impact of music during the current pandemic and beyond. Her extensive hosting experience for events including (but not limited to) the likes of Charlies Wilson, Brian McKnight, the Tom Joyner Celebrity Cruise, Essence Festival, and others, she is modeling, demonstrating, and empowering others to live a life of passion, principle, and purpose.
This is Celebrity Host Tyressa Ty.
It’s time to feel and follow “that fiyah”.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Tyressa Ty to really gain insight on her passion and what inspired her start in the entertainment industry.
At the end of the day, when the lights and cameras are off who exactly is Tyressa Ty in four words?
Faith driven, Lover, Fun and Giver
When did you discover your love for people and hosting?
My mom would say it was when I was about 5. I would make my cousin sit down and listen to me talk, teach, or whatever allowed me to stand in front of an audience lol. My family always said I would make a little present so that everyone in my huge family had something for Christmas.
So, it started around the time I could color inside the lines. I began my love for people and the mic. I truly love good humans. I find myself sparking conversations with strangers in the mall lol. My love comes with loyalty. I truly have a special love for my family, friends, work-family, Pastor, and Church.
You have been in the game for a long time, and have excelled at your gift, what has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?
I can’t disregard the pain and the valleys as they’re a part of the story and glory of it all. I’ve been blessed to have so many mind-blowing moments. I believe meeting Oprah before working with Doug E Fresh was my most proudest-actually being invited to her laugh party.
I would say having the opportunity to meet Tyler Perry and experience the 2day launch of his new studio. That was an experience that is hard to explain or forget. Everyone that was somebody was in attendance.
Those were experiences outside of working as Doug E Fresh Road manager. Of course, it has been an exciting ride working beside him! However, I learned so much under the leadership of his DJ Chill Will that took my skill set in the industry to a whole new level, & afforded me additional opportunities that I didn’t see coming.
Can you share some of your most challenging moments?
Before going through my current cancer diagnosis, Losing my grandmother was the absolute hardest thing I’ve ever experienced. I felt that after Hurricane Katrina I was experiencing so much loss that I couldn’t come up for air. I lost my home, went through a divorce, lost both grandparents months apart, and then my job.
After losing my job, I couldn’t afford to pay my house note & went into foreclosure; as a single mom, I was frantic with nowhere to turn. It was like I couldn’t see my way for the 1st time in my life -like I was thrown into a fire to burn. (Read my book)
If you could advise the next generation of Hosts, PR Professionals, etc what would it be?
Study the greats, offer your skills for experience-the money will come, and stay ready so when an opportunity presents itself you don’t have to get ready.
You are the author of “Matters of the Mind”, you can share the message behind this book?
It was a play on words from the scripture- so a man thinks, so is he. The things that matter to you are what you will constantly think of. What you think you’ll say – manifestation rather good or bad starts with a thought. It’s so important to control your thoughts, and find ways to Channel those ideas, and feelings into positive, or they will consume you and keep you in bondage. The mind is powerful it can have people living in their past never being able to escape their past, and live in the moment or the future.
If you could collaborate with anyone in the world who would it be?
I speak and believe I will be working with Tyler Perry.
What is next for Tyressa Ty?
I have so many exciting things in the works. I will be revealing my new bath and body line, Saint Richel. Which I discovered while going through my cancer process. I figured if I needed it, others who suffer from dry skin due to diseases and eczema would as well.
I am releasing a new class called “pain to purpose” along with an amazing planner with purpose.
If you know me or follow me, you know I’m full Fiyah and surprises lol.
How can readers connect with you?
All social outlets at @ Fiyahtyressaty
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A Female that is Pretty Inside and Out! One that’s secure in her own skin flaws and all; while clapping when her sister-friend wins. She has the strength of a man, but is soft, sexy, and smart enough to hold her crown as a grown-ass woman!
Connect with Tyressa Ty online at www.fiyahtyressaty.com