October 21, 2020 4:00 am Published by

Episode 78:

Tamara Nall lives by the mantra, to whom much is given, much is required, and uses this to guide both her personal and business lives. Tamara is the President and Chief Analytics Officer of THE LEADING NICHE, an award-winning and internationally recognized company known for using data and cutting-edge consulting to deliver ‘actionable intelligence.’ THE LEADING NICHE supports commercial and government customers in domestic and international markets, including the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. The Firm provides big data, Health IT, public health support services, regulatory/compliance, and investigative/examination consulting. She is also a Forbes contributing author and curates intellectual capital for the company’s research arm, NALL-EDGE.

THE LEADING NICHE has received numerous recognitions including Women Presidents Organization (WPO) Fastest 50 Growing U.S. Companies, Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately-Owned Companies in America, SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award, Black Enterprise 40 Under Forty Award and the National Minority Business Councils Global Outstanding Business Award.

Tamara currently serves on the Board of the Amobi Okoye Foundation and the Marketing Advisory Committee for The University of California, Irvine as well as two other nonprofits dedicated to underprivileged youth.

In addition, she mentors seven small businesses to help them develop strategies to establish and grow their companies. Many of them have moved from home-based businesses to having their own offices and have seen revenue and profit growth increase, on average, twenty-percent (20%). In an effort to mold young entrepreneurs who may otherwise not have these opportunities afforded to them, Tamara began an internship program at THE LEADING NICHE that employs students in underserved communities and provides on-the-job training, which includes analytics and market research.

Tamara holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. She earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a BBA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

She and her husband reside in Arlington, VA. They love to travel and have challenged themselves to visit every state and territory in the U.S.!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Tamara lives out her mantra, “to whom much is given, much is required”
  • Why it is so important to practice self-care during these times, despite being stuck at home
  • How Tamara learned to overcome doubt and shatter her limiting beliefs
  • How Tamara’s work can be applied in smaller businesses
  • Why every problem is actually an opportunity in disguise
  • How Tamara got out of the day-to-day in her businesses so she could focus on using her time more efficiently
  • How to show up as an effective leader no matter how you’re feeling on a given day


Be the Leader You Want to Be

Tamara Nall Nall is the President and Chief Analytics Officer of THE LEADING NICHE, an award-winning and internationally recognized company known for using data and cutting-edge consulting to deliver ‘actionable intelligence’. She lives her life by the mantra, “to whom much is given, much is required,” and she has delivered on that notion time and time again. From features in Inc. 5000 and numerous other publications to her most recent acceptance into the YPO, Tamara is a truly unf<3ckwithable leader with an amazing journey. In this episode of the Intentional Greatness podcast, she joins us to share her story.

Embrace Your Accomplishments

Tamara has worked unbelievably hard for every accolade and accomplishment she has, but it took her a long time to embrace them. Have you ever cringed when someone read your personal bio out loud? It is a difficult thing for many leaders, and especially female leaders, to sit through. But throughout her career, Tamara went through a transition where she began to take pride in self-promotion. She focuses on who her accomplishments are impacting rather than how they affect her self-image, and that is something we all need to learn how to do.

Change How You Show Up in the World

Embracing your accomplishments is just one way to boost your self-confidence and change how you show up in the world. And while there is so much beauty in naturality, putting on your game face will completely change how you feel and present yourself as a female leader. If you watch the podcast video stream, you can see that Tamara is dressed to the nines. But this is not just for our interview—she does this any time she has a video call. During these times especially, mental health is so important, and the way you present yourself is one of the few factors you can control. How you look and how you feel are important, so don’t shy away from a little self-care.

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