While little girls were playing with dolls, at 8 years old, I was cutting out fashion model images from my parents Ebony and Jet magazines. I started dancing at 3 years old, and began working in the fashion and music industry at 15 years old as an editorial and runway model and professional dancer. I got my break in the entertainment industry as a dancer in Jennifer Lopez’s “Feel So Good” video, and from there I went on to perform with artists such as Eve, Missy Elliott, Puff Daddy, Nelly to name a few.
At 19, I began working behind the scenes as a celebrity makeup artist and co-produced theater shows. After moving from NY to Atlanta, in 2006, I started working for the most iconic brand in the world, The Coca-Cola Company, working for the Executive Vice President of the company. There, I learned more of the secret sauce to creating brand magic, on a corporate level. Throughout my 9-year tenure I started my entrepreneurship journey and formed my first official business, Tim Duncan Events, a luxury event planning firm. I always had a passion for marketing and branding, but thought because I didn’t have a degree or couldn’t draw, I couldn’t start a business in marketing. So many event planners kept coming to me asking about how I was able to brand myself so well, so I decided to answer the calling and began with the Bombshell Business Academy and the Luxe Branding Co., agency. In 2015, I left the corporate world to pursue her passion full-time to help other powerhouse entrepreneurs become marketable and be influencers in the world.
Since leaving corporate America in 2015, I have been able to build a six figure empire, have written 3 best selling books, one of which became a #1 International Best Seller within 1 hour of it’s release, The E.S.C.A.P.E. Plan, co-authored with my husband Damian. My business and my clients have been featured in ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Huffington Post, Upscale Magazine, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Occasions Magazine, Inspire Smart Success, Black Brides, Munaluchi, and more. I am also a contributing writer for Forbes.com and have spoken on stages across the planet on building an powerhouse brand.
I love working with Bombshell powerhouses that want to learn how to get seen, get heard and get paid to showcase their genius. If that’s you, I would love to chat to see how I can support you on your journey. Let’s schedule a complimentary discovery call. Schedule your session with me at bit.ly/chatwithtimeesha
MY FAMILY – I live in Atlanta with my amazing hubby, who doubles as my soulmate and business partner, two princes, Jaden and Jordan that are my heartbeats, 2 dogs, Brooklyn and Peter Parker (don’t judge, Jaden named him) and 1 cat named Tina. She runs the house.
SHOES, SHOES AND MORE SHOES – I have a bad addiction to shoes that I probably need counseling for. Shoes are the finishing touch to any outfit, you can wear a white tee and pair of ripped jeans and still look fly with a hot pair of shoes.
TRAVELING – The beach is my ultimate go-to place when I need to fill re-charge. Traveling to different places, meeting new people and seeing how others live rejuvenates and replenishes me.
ENTERTAINING – As far back as I can remember being a little girl, my past time (if I wasn’t dancing) was entertaining my dolls. I didn’t play house, I had parties. My first successful business was an event planning company. I have an obsession with creating memorable experiences for people!
DANCING – Dance and artistic expression will always be my first love. I came out my mother’s belly dancing. Throw on some music, I’m probably dancing. It keeps my soul alive.
OLD SCHOOL – I love all types of music, I’m a hip-hop head, but old school R & B is my jam. Especially the 90s. I don’t care what anyone says, Bobby Brown was the king of R & B in the 90s! I pride myself on knowing the words on every pop, R&B and hip hop song in the world, up until 2013.
FASHION – When little girls were playing house with dolls, I was cutting out fashion magazines from my parents ebony and jet magazines and taping a collage to my bedroom wall. I was making vision and Pinterest boards, before their was Pinterest. I guess that means somebody owe’s me a check?!
GRAPHIC DESIGN – I could stare at fonts, colors and websites all day. I love seeing how people innovate themselves and express themselves through color, web and graphic design.
MAKEUP – I have been obsessed with Makeup all my life (see Fashion) not many people know this but I had a short stint as a celebrity makeup artist! My artistry has been featured in magazines, television and runways across the globe!
COCKTAILS – I am a official cocktail aficionado. I live for a great cocktail. My faves – ginger infused margarita love rings. I used to admire how Brenda from 227 wore rings on like 3 fingers! That was so dope to me back in the day. You will never catch me without a ring and a bracelet on. I feel naked without them. Good thing hubby laced me with a ring I never take off.