As a kid, Tresa was a news junkie and self-admitted nerd who developed a deep appreciation for French language and literature. A move to New York City led to a chance encounter that could have resulted in her being on the back of a milk carton but instead moved her one step closer to her career dreams. In this interview we’ll discuss movement to achieve progress, defining and marking success, and being a resource for young professionals.
Someone Who's Seen It All
Long before Tresa Chambers became the youngest business and political journalist at Time Magazine at the age of 22, her Stormproof™ foundation had been laid. Tresa Chambers' career has taken her to the pinnacle of global corporations in media, beauty, fashion, and technology based in New York, Miami and Silicon Valley. Chambers' career path has presented her with the opportunities and challenges that come when exposed to diverse corporate cultures., and she has always persevered.
Build a Stormproof™ Personal Brand
Tresa Chambers is passionate about helping young professionals navigate the first few years of their careers, helping them demonstrate their abilities and communicate their ideas in their own voice. She offers inspiration and practical insights and advice aimed at ensuring that young professionals and creative entrepreneurs are able to overcome perceived and real challenges they face from bosses, peers, and within their personal lives to achieve the success they desire.
Define Your Own Path
Ms. Chambers believes that there are as many paths to achievement as there are people. Here are some highlights of her path to achieving her goals:
- Executive Project Management from Florida Atlantic University
-Master of Science degree in Publishing from Pace University in New York, trained and mentored by world class publishing experts including the original editor of the Harry Potter book series, a Hearst Magazine Group publisher, executives at HarperCollins, Conde Nast, Scholastic, MacMillan, Pearson, DK and Meredith
- Master’s certificate in Integrated Communications: Advertising & PR at Florida International University in Miami
- B.A. in French at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Tresa is an alumnae of the Hurston/Wright Foundation’s Black Writers’ Week in Washington, D.C.Her mentors include award-winning authors Wil Haygood, Marita Golden and Breena Clarke.
Tresa is available as a keynote speaker on topics relating to career transitions, innovation, branding and diverse publishing topics.
I have been taught that the best way to learn to write well is to read more. I am taking that advice to heart, and sharing this blog with you to keep me accountable and to also help you achieve your writing goals. I tend to read non-fiction, but I am committed to reading more fiction, and in so doing, I’ll reference classic writing strategies and contemporary devices so that we'll all improve our writing.
"Tresa has been amazing at helping me bring my business to the next level. She has helped me hit my target goals and focus on my direct consumer audience. I have seen a drastic increase in new business and referrals. Very happy using her services and I will continue to use her in the future." - Anna Bock, EliteStar Photography
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