Many individuals in the world set foot into an industry so as to attain their goals and serve their families; this is the bottom line for almost all professionals. However, there are a few rare gems in the society who believe in doing the greater good to bring about favorable change in the world by impacting lives positively. One such astute entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a sought after speaker and a senior-level human resources and organization development professional, wearing many other hats, is Tanjia Coleman. She is also a Ph.D., who teaches for the Loyola University Baumhart Scholars MBA program as well as serving as Faculty in the inaugural Loyola University: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Institute.
Coleman has been on the mission in life as a leader to make people identify and understand their superpower, unlock their full potential and help them achieve all their desires in life by making them believe in themselves and motivate them to focus, prepare and dedicate themselves in accomplishing their aspirations and goals. As an HR professional all these years, Coleman has always worked towards the betterment of the team as a whole. She works for the team members by building confidence in them and developing in them an attitude of ‘I can do anything.’
Through the interactions with her clients, Coleman wishes to ensure that every team member and leader experience a level of genuine interest interacting with her. She is a motivational speaker par excellence, who instill her audiences with all the enthusiasm of the world and the spirit of positivity making them believe that they are enough, giving them the right kind of validation and energy they need in life to prosper as individuals.
Coleman leads the game by facilitating training, providing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives or as an Executive Coach. With her coaching and motivational speeches, Coleman figures out the needs of her clients by asking them thoughtful questions and deals with various issues through her Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting practice, where her clients hear directly from their team members how different cultural and work issues like discrimination, marginalization, bias, stereotyping, etc. impact them both in their work and personal space.
She is an HR and organization development professional in Non-Profit and Fortune 100 companies like Starbucks, Microsoft, Whirlpool, Motorola, Tribune Company, and Sears. She engaged in her first entrepreneurial venture at 28, when she created her consulting firm to assist clients with diversity training and diversity talent acquisition strategies. Coleman also serves as the President of Reimagine Development Organization, Inc. where she works providing several organizational solutions to her clients that are focused on matters like business optimization, culture realignment, cultural transformation, executive coaching, organizational design, leadership development, and talent management.
So far, Coleman has managed various work roles; from being a cashier, saleswoman, flight attendant, corporate executive, to becoming award-winning author and researcher, sought after speaker and an entrepreneur. Coleman has been a speaker at hundreds of events and a 12 time professional and academic award winner. Coleman is also a leading author and has been recognized by her peers for her works. Apart from being a competent member of prestigious universities and platforms, Coleman also holds various leadership development and assessment certificates.
Coleman is also active with her philanthropy work for society, where she serves as an active donor and member of multiple organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the K.I.N.D. fund (UNICEF), Imerman Angels, Feed My Starving Children and Black Lives Matter.
Tanjia Coleman, in the true sense, is an achiever, an ideator and a visionary who through her works have inspired many lives and have taken people towards enlightenment.