We were lucky to catch up with Tangela Parker recently and have shared our conversation below.
Tangela, thanks so much for taking the time to share your insights and lessons with us today. We’re particularly interested in hearing about how you became such a resilient person. Where do you get your resilience from?
Setback and challenges are a part of life. My parents taught me to harness the inner strength that has helped me rebound from life’s misfortunes and setbacks. They instilled being resilient will not make the problem(s) go away but will allow adaptation to difficult situations.
Thanks for sharing that. So, before we further our conversation, can you tell our readers a bit about yourself and what you’re working on?
I am a native of Mississippi a Marketing Executive, Community Advocate and lover of all things fashion. I have worked in healthcare marketing for the past two decades. My goal is to provide ongoing brand visibility to the entities I represent. The evolution of social media and the desire to create engaging content led to the creation of my blog “Publicly Private.”
Looking back, what do you think were the three qualities, skills, or areas of knowledge that were most impactful in your journey? What advice do you have for folks who are early in their journey in terms of how they can best develop or improve on these?
These three words have been most impactful in my journey: Tenacity, Creativity and Adaptability.The world of Marketing is ever evolving and the ability to be tenacious by not giving up is often times required to accomplish goals. Creativity and adaptability are essential because things do not always go as planned and the ability to push through while maintaining creativity is imperative for success.
What was the most impactful thing your parents did for you?
The most impactful thing my parents did was to cultivate an environment of individuality, which fueled my creativity, innovation and diversity of thought.