Tara Lynn Townes – CEO of TBB Enterprises, is an impassioned speaker, author, motivator, inventor and developmental therapist. With a Masters in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, she has over twenty years of seasoned experience working with women, children, and families as a whole. With a B.S. in Child Development, and many years of professional life coaching, and counseling, Tara is passionate about being a positive example of love and acceptance to all mankind.
As a philanthropist and mentor of the Women’s Welfare to Work program and founder of Tiny Be Mighty, Tara was recognized by the California and Connecticut State Senate and Congress for her participation and work. When her son Corey was diagnosed with a condition known as Achondroplasia or “Dwarfism”, there was little doubt in Tara’s mind that her son was born with a mighty purpose.
Tara has embarked on a personal endeavor to raise awareness about dwarfism and to offer a resolution for bullying. Thus, she invented a new cutting-edge App called Bullying Buddy, to serve as a solution to bullying and adolescent suicide. Lastly, her life’s creed is whatever we put in the universe will never return voided, so we should make it our best!
What inspired you to start Bullying Buddy Consulting?
My son was bullied for having dwarfism to the point of no return. Because of his experience,
I wrote a children’s book and founded a nonprofit. the primary purpose of a student bullying survey is to identify and quantify a number of factors–rates of bullying, student and staff attitudes towards bullying, different types of bullying occurring, and more—in order to address them.
During this journey, I began to unfold children who have committed suicide as a result of bullying. This was disheartening put out me in touch with the calling God had on me. I began through my organization; I began to consult and now it’s my full-time passion. Hence, the birth of the “Bullying Buddy” App and “Be Brave” curriculum came to life to save lives!
What are the biggest challenges you face as an entrepreneur?
I would have to say funding and marketing. Entrepreneurs face many challenges in today’s ultra-competitive business world. entrepreneurs also have more resources than ever before to tackle those problems. I love working for myself.
What does your current self-care routine look like for you?
Self-care means really listening to your body, taking moments to check in, intentionally tuning in to the thoughts going on in your mind, and challenging your behaviors and belief systems if things feel out of alignment in your life. waking up early, praying, meditating, working out, baths, and reading a good book.
What are some of the most common questions you receive about bullying and what your company stands for?
What are the signs of bullying, what are the types of bullying, how do we get the kids to speak up, Have I ever been bullied; how do we keep them safe? How do we heal the bully?
We raise awareness about dwarfism, and we offer a resolution for bullying through my App and Curriculum.
How do you hope to continue growing your brand over the next couple of years?
By continuing national and worldwide exposure, do motivational speaking and provide my help services throughout the world- consulting, expert witness and training services, and strategic development.
Can you name a female entrepreneur that inspires you?
Oprah Winfrey – is an inspiring entrepreneur for many reasons, she is a hero for her dedication, generosity, and her attributes to inspire others. because not only did she want to accomplish her dreams but she wanted others to achieve their goals and follow in her footsteps.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
My definition of a Pretty Woman -Who Hustles is one who works hard to achieve her dreams and goals in life. one who is confident, strong, and inspirational but one who knows that beauty begins inside and her inside creates what she wants on the outside. That’s true hustle!