Business Coach, Author & Public Speaker
FOUNDER AND CEO HEYWARD-BEY INTERNATIONAL
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Coach Tawanna is a passionate serial entrepreneur of nearly twenty years. She bootstrapped and started her recruitment/staffing agency in 2006. Gaining her MBE and WBE Certification she won her first three year contract valued at $2.6 million in less than six month of launching with diversity certifications…the #1 game-changing marketing tool!
With her 25+ years of Human Resources background she employed over 1000 employees Nationwide and won many business contracts. She understands and knows first-hand how to play this game called business. Learn HOW in her exclusive membership program with step by step online courses and grow your business today!
Tawanna's Experience Is The Key To Your Success
Tawanna Heyward-Bey believes that building and growing your business into millions “can be done” and is often quoted as she shares this message as a keynote speaker and in her recent book she co-authored called “Get Certified” Learn the Basics and Benefits of Becoming a “Certified” business owner.
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Tawanna A. Heyward-Bey is a passionate Entrepreneur, Mother, Executive Leader, Author, Consultant, Business Coach, Mentor, & Public Speaker, Trainer and Business Development expert with over 30 years of experience in the following markets:
- Human Resources
- Staffing/Recruitment Agencies
- Project Management
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Public Relations
- Construction Management
- Business Training
- Women, Minority, Veteran and Small Business Enterprise Certification Programs
- Supplier Diversity Programs
Ms. Heyward-Bey is known to be a passionate “all things business” expert, who truly cares about helping others and knows first-hand that there, is enough pie to go around for us all.
This is why she continues to consult, coach, and mentor and train business owners globally.
We help any business owner or company achieve their business goals.
Tawanna Heyward-Bey is the founder of Heyward-Bey International Building Your Business Premium Mastermind Coaching Programs and Online Business Academy. She is a serial entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience in Human Resources, Staffing/Recruitment Agencies, Construction Management, Business Development, Business Training, Coaching Programs, Keynote Speaker, and Non-Profit Organizations.
Better known as Coach Tawanna, she has gained the reputation of being an experienced business expert who is regarded as a leading voice championing the opportunities of small business enterprises for Women-Owned, Minority-Owned, LGBTQ, Disadvantage and Veterans/Service Disabled-Owned Entrepreneurs globally.
Coach Tawanna harnesses her 30 plus years of award-winning work with some of the biggest names in business to educate business owners on how to maximize minority, veteran and women enterprise certification opportunities and land lucrative corporate contracts. She has won and been awarded over $35 million in contracts successfully navigating the bidding process in the public, private and government sector.
She fully understands what these entities expect and demand from their supplier partners……and knows just how to become one of their trusted vendors. Some notable contracts that she was awarded were with Bombardier Transportation, DFW International Airport, Follett Software, Prism Electric, Blumberg Excelsior, Molina Healthcare, North Texas Tollway Authority and many, many others.
Coach Tawanna strongly believes that building and growing your business into a multi-million dollar company “can be done” and that there is enough pie for everyone. As an “all things business expert” this is the message she shares in her jammed packed workshops, webinars, round-tables, motivational speeches and social media; educating, equipping and encouraging ALL small business owners on how to compete and WIN. She is uniquely qualified in helping any industry business owner in starting or growing a small business enterprise.
Get Certified with Tawanna and Unlock New Potential for Your Business
Tawanna is a trained advisor with numerous Small Business Administration (SBA) certificates and her corporation is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) along with a HUB Zone certification.
Some of her current and past memberships include the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, D/FW Minority Business Enterprise and the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business Certification and Compliance Program (HUB), the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Professional Women, the American Staffing Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas Independent School District M/WBE Advisory Committee, Toastmasters International and she served on the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
She has achieved numerous professional, business, and community awards over the past two decades and loves giving back and volunteering in the community and learning new things. She is committed to growing with continuing education with the SBA Federal contracting and government classes and is currently an enrolled student at the University of Phoenix working on a marketing certification.
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Led by Ms. Heyward-Bey and her results driven one-on-on coaching programs, mastermind group classes, webinars and done-for-you certification coaching programs you and your business will be “A" Game Ready!
This video of Coffee and Politics 101 with Host Cydney Walker in Dallas, Texas. Guests Katherine Chamberlain-Meik and Tawanna Heyward-Bey of “Building Your Business” Online Business School to discuss Public Municipalities and the Government.
If you want to learn more about this topic and how to grow your business or start-up to build-up, enroll in our online business school which is designed for all entrepreneurs who want to grow and scale BIG.
MBE/WBE Certification During Challenging Times
Coach Tawanna Heyward-Bey is returning guest on Coffee and Politics 101 out of Dallas, Texas to discuss M/WBE opportunities during COVID times along with Raquel F. Favela discussing funding opportunities that were missed by small businesses from other organizations, cities and feds.
This interview is jammed packed with vital knowledge and information for the Small Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Women, LGBTQ and Veteran- Owned Companies Nationwide. You DO NOT want to MISS this content and information.
Now is the time to educate yourself on Certifications and Funding opportunities both of which can help you scale your business.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Coach Tawanna, CEO of Heyward-Bey International, LLC, for all of the Work and dedication with aid in the development of my company MC Investment & Consulting LLC dba MC ElectraPark. Coach Tawanna is a wonder to work with. She is knowledgeable and resourceful and knows how to get things done. I have worked with her HBI team for almost 3 years and they have truly helped my business propel me in the right direction. I am grateful for the many hours that Coach Tawanna and her team put in to help with the establishment of my business. I continue to rely on her feedback, coaching, and mentoring today as my business grows. When I first called Coach Tawanna, I called with my business idea. She helped me to develop that idea and also helped me to understand how I could take it to the next level and develop it into a commodity that would be needed across most sectors. I pursued my MBE certification and then with the assistance of her team, I was also able to achieve my WBE certification. My company is still a fairly new venture, but because of Coach Tawanna and her HBI team my business is now positioned with significant growth and most importantly it is positioned to help our country to transition to Electric Mobility with ease. The foremost goal of my company is to help our disadvantaged communities not be left behind as we enter this new era and disruption of our current transportation model. Coach Tawanna has greatly helped me with this goal; Heyward-Bey International is truly a one-stop-shop for premium coaching, mentoring and guidance.
Marilyn Clark, CEO/Founder & President Charging Forward with, MC Investment & Consulting LLC dba MC ElectraPark
It has been a pleasure having Tawanna Heyward-Bey as a mentor / business coach. In my search to better understand diversity certifications, I was introduced to Tawanna Heyward-Bey and her expertise on this subject far exceeded my expectations. Tawanna and her team are extremely knowledgeable about business, networking, marketing and the MBE/WBE process. They were and still are huge supporters of my personal / business goals, positive mentors, and well versed motivational business coaches. Tawanna is passionate about empowering others as well as keeping them steadfast on moving forward. If you are looking for an excellent business coach or you desire to learn more about diversity certifications and how they can take your business to the next level connect with Tawanna and her team today !!
Dr. La’Quita Monley, CEO of La’Quita’s Toolbox Podcast and La’Quita Monley Solutions LLC
The Get Certified Program is absolutely amazing. Coach Tawanna is extremely intelligent and knows how to retain knowledge into your brain. Her coaching style is extremely motivational and gentle. The cost for this program is well worth it! I also recommend purchasing her book. I just finished this program and will definitely be purchasing the RFP one.
Theresa Burkett l CEO I Licensed Contractor BHI Contractor Services, LLC
Coach Tawanna changed everything about my trucking business with her certification services and support. I could not have successfully completed or done this process without her expertise. When I spoke with the agency, they were blown away by my application process because it was done exactly the way they expected! Now I have my MBE and getting calls from major corporations to subcontract and partner! Thank you Coach Tawanna for everything!!
Marlin Kimbrew, CEO and Owner of 068 Trucking LLC, Pennsylvania
GET CERTIFIED AS WBE & WOSB! I contacted Coach Tawanna during the fall of last year when I decided to start my own business. Coach Tawanna showed me that there is a way as a black woman to “get a piece of the pie” in the male dominated field that I participate in. Coach Tawanna suggested I pursue both the WBE and WOSB certifications through WBENC. It wasn’t easy. Coach Tawanna was available to not only answer my questions during the application process, but also upbuild me to stay focused and stay the course. Coach Tawanna went over and beyond supporting me in obtaining both the WBE & WOSB certifications. It took around six months from starting the application to receiving both certificates. It was hard but I made it with Coach Tawanna’s support. THANK YOU COACH TAWANNA!!!!!
Sherri Nicholson , CEO/Owner, Nicholson Welding Inspections LLC
Coach Tawanna has been in the business for years and guys she knows her stuff! If you are interested in Minority Certifications and finding out how to be a successful business owner give Coach Tawanna a call… you won’t regret it!
Melonie Brown President/CEO Sparksfly Welding, Decatur, GA
Tawanna is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, energetic, and focused professional. She has unique experience in helping a business to get ready for government or Private project bidding.
Maha Vangala, CEO of AOF Engineering Systems, Alvin, TX
Extremely professional and knowledgeable about her industry.
Sakina Y. Jackson, CEO of Big Toe Seasonings, LLC, Dallas, TX
A true professional who is a subject matter expert in her industry and gets results.
Darbi Alexander, CEO of BCA Culture, Atlanta, GA
My name is Bobra A. Moore – Williams, owner of Annette’s Daycare Center Too!, LLC in Dallas, TX. This written testimonial is to attest my experiences with the Get Certified Done-For-You and how my experiences with Coach Tawanna has helped impact my daycare business. I contacted Coach Tawanna in December 2020. During this time of our association, Coach Tawanna was able to coach me through the certification process for minorities or women-owned businesses (MWBE). This was very important for me, as this was one of my goals that I wanted to accomplish because of the many opportunities and resources that would be available for my business and to help my community. Going through the certification process with Coach Tawanna allowed me to understand the many aspects of small black businesses in my community and how to leverage other businesses opportunities with this certification. I am looking forward to identifying as a MWBE and know that this will greatly impact my relationships with other identified businesses with this certification in the future. Thank you Coach Tawanna for taking the time to work with me on this goal…you are truly appreciated! Bob Bobra A. Moore CEO/Founder Williams, owner of Annette’s Daycare Center Too! Dallas, Texas
Bobra A. Moore, CEO/Founder
Dear Coach Tawanna, I want to thank you again for helping me cross the finish line with my Capabilities Statement. I was stuck and I mean really stuck for a few months with what should and shouldn’t be on it and after our first conversation the green light went off! Thank you also for ALWAYS responding to my notes and messages no matter what time of day it was. You are GOD sent and I look forward to takiing your MBE Certification courses and our future relationship ?! May GOD continue to bless you so that you can continue blessing others! Kimberly Wilson, CEO of 40 West Xpress Las Vegas, NV
The MBE application process was intimidating when I started doing this on my own. The amount of paperwork and details the application is asking for is daunting. After trying to put up the paperwork together by myself for about a couple of months, I was nowhere close to what is required, and I gave up. Then, I started looking for someone to help me in the process and came across Tawanna, founder of Heyward-Bey International. Coach Tawanna helped me thoroughly in getting all the paperwork put in place exactly how the MBE people want to see. Finally, we filed the application, and I was expecting the process to take 45-90 days from that point. Just two days later, I got a call from the MBE agency asking for an interview the next day. I said yes, and the interview went well the next day. The interviewer said the paperwork was so meticulously done and everything was simply perfect and was surprised to see all the paperwork done just right in the first go. She had asked several questions about the business and I could answer all the questions with confidence, as Tawanna had coached me and had me involved in the all the paperwork assembly and that helped a lot in answering all the questions. Two days later, my business is MBE certified. Thanks to Tawanna, a long and strenuous process supposed to take 45-90 days processing time was done in under one week. I attribute it mainly to the knowledge and guidance of Tawanna in the whole process. Now I am looking forward to taking advantage of this MBE certification in giving a boost to my business. Thank you so much for taking care of my MBE application. Ravi, Owner MCCARTHY'S PHARMACY New York, New York
I met Ms. Tawanna Heyward-Bey more than five years ago, when we were introduced by my payroll company who happened to be one of her business payroll clients. They introduced her to me as a Human Resources and Recruitment expert. All these years later, I can still say, the introduction was a great idea and I value my business relationship with her today as a trusted advisor and consultant. Dixon Edwards Retired Dallas Cowbys Linebacker 3x Super Bowl Champions (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX))
First of all, I wish I had this book before I started my certification process. I had a ton of questions and nowhere to turn. I still had a number of questions while waiting to get approved so, I ordered the Get Certified book. The step by step layout of this book addressed many of my issues and remaining questions. It’s an easy read, I felt like I was talking with two friends giving you great business advice. Theresa North Brunswick, New Jersey www.designlab5.com
“IT WAS A MILLION DOLLAR CALL” Ms. Tawanna Heyward-Bey was referred to me by a mutual friend and colleague Attorney Kim Bell-Andrew out of Washington, D.C. As we were chatting and catching up on life in general, Kim asked me how my day was going. I immediately expressed to her about a class that I was attending with the SBA (Small Business Administration) inside of North Park Mall at the Microsoft Center location. This triggered Kim to mention Ms. Heyward-Bey’s name and contact information via Facebook. Kim told me that Ms. Heyward-Bey would be a great person to network with. She’s an awesome woman of God, Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Go-getter!!! You ladies must connect today! I will send her your contact information as soon as we hang up. At that moment, my antennas went OFF!! Not shortly afterward, Ms. Heyward-Bey messaged me on Facebook. I responded with my cell phone number. She then set a time and day for us to converse. Wow!! When we did connect it was like-minds destined to meet. Ms. Heyward-Bey mentored, educated, directed and set a plan in motion. Assisting me in completing all my certifications from unforeseen opportunities. Her insight on “how to do and what to do” is enormously amazing!! The information, guidance, and direction she delivered were golden! It was so powerful, motivating and obtainable. That literally “I couldn’t sleep” the ideas were flowing like a river. With Ms. Heyward-Bey consulting me, I’ll be able to move forward in my certification process more accurately and efficiently. I couldn't help but say: “IT WAS A MILLION DOLLAR CALL” I am honored to have Ms. Tawanna Heyward-Bey! Thank you!!
Nena L. Bradford-Hayden, Nena Finds, CEO/Owner
Tawanna Heyward-Bey is the definition of a true entrepreneur. As a business owner, she has reached new heights and positioned herself as a leader in her industry. She has also continued to be a strong advocate for the DBE/WBE/MBE industry by providing avenues for business owners to educate themselves on how to leverage their business and make their talents profitable. I have had the pleasure of working with Tawanna through the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce, where she is a Board Director. As a Director she has continued to promote economic development and the inclusion of programs which utilize these minority and women-owned firms. Her efforts are innumerable and her motives genuine.
Small Business Program Coordinator
Before meeting and building a relationship with Tawanna, I had no knowledge or idea that minority business certifications existed. Through her mentorship and coaching, I gained valuable knowledge about certification that has increased my business revenues. Before Tawanna shared the value of certifications with me, I was working hard with little results. I had a few small contracts but the certification has opened the door to a new world of opportunities for larger contracts. With her business resources and coaching through the process, I was able to partner with a major company on a large contract with a school district; which has made a powerful impact on my business. I am thrilled and thankful to say that we are two years in, with a signed contract for another three years to go!
CEO/Owner of Absolute Resource Solutions
As I became more aware of Tawanna’s experience, expertise and contacts, and, recognizing that she had sold her staffing Company and was available to pursue other opportunities, I eagerly introduced her to a staffing and payroll company that was a client for which I served as General Counsel. As soon as Tawanna and my client reached an agreement concerning the terms of their relationship, Tawanna commenced utilizing her expertise and relationships to develop various opportunities for my client. Very quickly after my client and Tawanna formed a relationship, Tawanna expertise in Business Development and bidding on public/private contracts was able to arrange and negotiated a contract between my client and Bexar County, in San Antonio, Texas whereby my client agreed to provide staffing and payroll services for Bexar County to support all national, state and local election activities. The resulting contract provided for my client to receive revenue during the five-year term of the contract in an amount of approximately $10,000,000. But for Tawanna’s exceptional experience, expertise and relationships, the contract would never have been entered into between my client and Bexar County. I cannot think of any manner by which to endorse Tawanna’s consulting and coaching abilities and expertise in generating and maintaining business relationships and I am confident that any relationship with Ms. Tawanna Heyward-Bey will have positive winning results!
Marshal W. Dooley, DOOLEY & ASSOCIATES
I met Tawanna years ago while sourcing Business Development professionals within a North Texas IT placement firm. She was (and continues to be) extremely professional, engaging, motivated, honest, a good listener and conscientiously meticulous. It was evident right away she was going to be successful so I decided to retain her contact information. Since then, things have come full circle. I've had the opportunity to work with and work for Tawanna on very large projects and extremely competitive business proposals. Her public speaking, networking and partnership-building skills seem to be what immediately sets her apart from the crowd. She prepares, thinks through and means exactly what she says and then delivers on it! It is a pleasure to know, work with or work for, Tawanna who is a serious force to reckon with.
Senior IT Corporate Recruiter
I’ve had the pleasure of having Tawanna Heyward-Bey as a mentor/business coach. My search on Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certifications led me to find a YouTube video posted by Lataina Michelle and Tawanna Heyward-Bey on the subject. I immediately reached out. The first encounter was electrifying! These women are extremely knowledgeable about business, networking, marketing and the MBE/WBE process. They were and still are huge supporters of my personal / business goals, positive mentors, and well versed motivational business coaches. Tawanna is very passionate about empowering others as well as keeping them steadfast in moving forward. Both of these ladies are true gems and inspirational, truly an honor to have worked with them and having them in my corner!
MBA, MSc ITM, PRINCE, Raytheon, 1st degree Top Secret Cleared
Tawanna is a real, qualified, and experienced professional! If you're looking for Business Consulting at every stage of your current or potential business. Call her! For real...she'll get you your goals!
CEO of Erinns Creations Florist & LIVE Renewed
Thank you so much for your book. I bought it online and after reading the first two chapters, I didn't know the power that I have been a service-connected disabled female veteran with my certification. I can't wait to receive it within 90 days. I can't wait for your next book. Knowledge is truly POWER.
CEO Medlock Enterprises, LLC
Thank you Tawanna Heyward-Bey for the "Get Certified" book. The book, an inspiring and informative read, has exposed me to the possibilities of expanding my business. As a female entrepreneur, coach and consultant, becoming certified is my next step.
Kawanzaa King, CPC, ELI-MP
KawaanzaKing.com, New Jersey
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Tawanna has held contracts in various sectors throughout the country while also consulting professional athletes, small business owners and military veterans globally to achieve their business goals, and obtain their minority, women and veterans certifications. A real entrepreneur at heart.