We had the good fortune of connecting with Tasha Whitaker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tasha, how do you think about risk?
Taking risk in life is necessary for growth. We don’t always know what the outcome will be when we make a decision just because “we feel” it’s the right thing to do and we go for it. I believe the gray areas of life, the uncertain times are when we grow the most because you are committed to finding the solution. Taking risk has built my confidence to use my voice and speak up for issues that matter to me which led to The CHW Crew Podcast that I created to elevate the voices of community health workers around the globe. It is amazing how that risk of starting something new. a podcast that I didn’t have any experience in producing or interviewing led to speaking at Podfest a global podcast conference and helping others take risk and be courageous as well. That decision led to other opportunities that impacted by decision to start my business Crew Wellness LLC, a consulting agency that offers professional development training and wellness workshops for healthcare workers that build capacity.

What should our readers know about your business?
My name is Tasha Whitaker and I own Crew Wellness LLC a consulting agency that offers professional development training and wellness workshops for healthcare workers that build capacity. My journey as an entrepreneur didn’t start out as a plan, it was a series of events that led me to start my business. One of the things I am excited about is that we are an approved Texas Department of State Health Services Community Health Worker continuing education training site and can offer continuing education credits for community health workers and instructors to retain certifications. I have been a CHW for over a decade and now I have an opportunity to train and add my pizazz to these learning experiences and providing wellness education for healthcare workers. As a healthcare worker I know how it feels to not feel heard on your team or looked over so I created THE CHW Crew Podcast to elevate other CHWS so they can tell their stories and experiences through their eyes. We did that, with listeners and guest all around the world, I learned that risk taking is essential for growth. I think what sets us Crew Wellness apart is we have built a community around the podcast and also self care is rooted in all of the programs that are developed. We want healthcare workers all around the world to truly live their best quality of life and implement self care so that they can continue to make positive impact in the communities they serve.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, since I love nature I would take them to one of my favorite trails Prayer Mountain for a nice hike and self care time. Some of my favorite eateries ; Big Daddy’s in South Dallas the chicken Salad is bomb, RA Sushi. True Kitchen & Kocktails, Del Frisco’s. I would take them to Reunion Tower for a drink because the view is amazing and deep ellum for the arts and music scene.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My fellow Community Health Workers/ Promotoras serving communities everyday!

Website: www.tashawhitaker.com

Instagram: @iamtashawhitaker and @crewwellnessllc

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tasha-whitaker-b7899b55/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crewwellnessllc/?ref=pages_you_manage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQpI5TIQ1Mb02ht6OXaizw

Other: Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-c-h-w-crew-podcast/id1329112743

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