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Tisha DeShields portrays the image of the successful new Millennium mother and businesswoman with her creativity, grace, business savvy, and ingenuity. This accomplished mother of four conceived her idea, Original Belly Works, for her unique business when she was pregnant with her fourth child. She realized that no gift could be more poignant than providing the expectant mother a way to preserve the splendor of pregnancy. While designing the sculpture, she realized that she wanted to immortalize the same memory for each of her children. She began to research the possibility of producing a copy of her pregnant form. In so doing, the idea to offer this creation to all mothers was born. Along with offering a belly casting kit, OBW offers a prefabricated fiberglass sculpture to mothers by surrogacy and adoption. Tisha is delighted to see that her creativity and business background has birthed such a unique business. Tisha currently has 5 patents and Original Belly Works is the only business of its kind offering the fiberglass sculpture. Tisha is good at making linear income, however, she knew there was a better way out there. In her quest to be the best 'MOMpreneur", she knew she had to position her family in such a way that they could benefit from residual income. In so doing, she decided to give network marketing a try. With just over seven years of experience in the Travel Industry, she has earned the honor of becoming a 3 Star Director in PlanNet Marketing helping well over 500+ families position themselves on the money-making side of the industry. She has totally embraced this "new way" of thinking about how to earn income. She is the evidence that you can wear all the hats, be "SuperMom" and wear the "S" on your chest all while incorporating business into your everyday life. Tisha is eager to educate others on the power of leverage in this incredible industry of travel. Success is what happens to you but the significance is what happens through you. Her goal is to (1) Empower as many people as she can on their journey to financial freedom and (2) Have Fun While Doing Business and (3) Show others how they can live their lives UNAPOLOGETICALLY OUT LOUD & ON PURPOSE!!!
Senior Consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates
Lovette Twyman Russell is a senior consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates. In this role, she provides strategic consultation to nonprofits to strengthen their capacity in the critical areas of board development, volunteer engagement, and fundraising.
A native of Atlanta, Lovette is committed to community service. Passionate about children’s causes, she currently serves on the boards of Zoo Atlanta and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.
Having chaired or co-chaired many of the city’s leading events, including the Mayor’s Masked Ball, the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House Ball, Zoo Atlanta’s The Beastly Feast, Park Pride’s 25th Anniversary Gala, and the inaugural Grady Hospital Gala, she was named the 2012 Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. That same year, she received the 11Alive Boisfeuillet Jones Community Service Award and was named the Mary Caan Volunteer of the Year by the Lupus Foundation. Previously, both the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Woman Magazine recognized her as a Woman of Achievement. Lovette received the Trailblazer Award from the NAACP in 2013. Most recently, Lovette was honored by the naming of the emergency department at Hughes Spalding Hospital as the Lovette Twyman Russell Emergency Department.
A graduate of Spelman College, Lovette is an active alumna and currently serves on the College’s Board of Trustees. In addition, she chairs the Hughes Spalding Hospital Community Foundation and is a member of Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
An experienced triathlete, Lovette has completed a number of triathlon events, in addition to the Honolulu Marathon, and has trained groups of women and inner-city children to compete in triathlons.
Lovette and her husband, Michael Russell, CEO of H. J. Russell & Company, are the proud parents of two children—Michael, coordinator, Global Partnerships at National Basketball Association (NBA), and Benjamin, who completed his master’s at the University of South Carolina and is now a field engineer at H. J. Russell & Company.
Butler studied exercise and sports science at Georgia. She is a medical student at Vanderbilt University completing her doctor of medicine degree. She is an advocate for reducing healthcare disparities and increasing trust and utilization of the healthcare system by minority communities.
Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Sky.