We had the good fortune of connecting with Tammy Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tammy, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to have the ability to control my own schedule. I am a mom and a wife. I wanted to control when I was available to my family.
I also wanted to use my talents to serve my community. CPR is a difficult yet courageous act. I’ve been faced with situations throughout my life that required me or another to provide CPR.
I decided to open a CPR, First Aid business to offer training and guidance to individuals, families and businesses to become comfortable and knowledgeable with the skills needed to administer high-quality CPR that can save a life.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is Powerup CPR LLC. We are a mobile CPR company dedicated to teaching our community how to save lives. I named the company Power Up CPR because my goal is always to give everyone that I touch a little power to go out into the world and feel equipped to do just that,
Power Up CPR is a proud provider of American Heart Association CPR Training. We focus on delivering high quality services to individuals, families and businesses.
I arrived at where I am by continuing to be a student. I have realized that there is always more to learn, It has not always been easy because that nagging self-doubt always attempts to set in. This is when you have to lean on your village to encourage you to keep going.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend to visit this beautiful city of Dallas,
We would visit Bonton farms to eat the chicken and waffles, and hand pick some amazing produce and enjoy the coffee shop.
We would stop by for a drink, dinner and selfies/pictures at the OMNI hotel.
We would then go to In Living Colour Paint studio to have laughs while we sip paint and create souvenirs for my friend to take home.
We would also visit the AT&T park to enjoy music and great food.
We would end the week at the rooftop lounge for some great food and laughs
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Erika Moultrie founder of the Black women in Non- Profit Leadership @BWNPL as well as Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew @DRFROSWA.
Last but not least I would like to shout out my amazing husband Leonard Johnson and my six wonderful children. They encouraged me to pursue my dreams of becoming a business owner and told me that it was okay to take risks.
You do not become successful in life without an amazing support system. I am who I am because I have love and people who hold me accountable. And provide me with reminders that I am qualified to be in the rooms that I walk in to.