We had the good fortune of connecting with Tessa Parker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tessa, what do you attribute your success to?
The success of our brand, Revampbiz, would primarily be our culture of open floor honesty and straightforwardness in communication. We don’t make promises we can’t keep, we don’t take clients if their mission/message doesn’t resonate with us, (we are purpose driven, not money motivated) and we always ask for the same honesty in feedback with our clients. If we can’t establish that honesty inside our businesses and relationships, we can’t ensure we are on the same page when it comes to working towards the same goals and the type of growth and development our clients are looking to achieve. That also includes helping our clients understand the organic methods we use to ensure that their reputation and brand’s culture are attracting the right type of audience and attention.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Though we are in constant practice, sticking out in a sea of options is never easy, be it personal or professional. For example, the phrase “it takes as much energy to see the positives in any situation as it does to see the negatives from any situation,” is demonstrating that there is always another option, you just have to look for them.
When it comes to setting ourselves apart, we take pride in our honesty, and that we are selective with who we take on as clients. We know we are not right for everyone and fully understand not every client is the right one for us. That is why all our initial consultations are free to make sure your brand’s mission resonates with ours so we know we will be motivated and inspired to provide our best work.
Our personal belief is that when you just take whatever you can get (in any job, career, or situation) the quality of the experience tends to be the tradeoff. I am not motivated by money, names, or fame, as they will not guarantee you a spot with Revampbiz. Revampbiz chooses to work with people and brands that are trying to leave a positive impact or be a positive influence in, and on, our community/world.
For example, trademarking Positive Influencers in 2019 was a non-profit attempt to help mute negativity by turning the volume up on positivity. It was founded on the observation, by my husband and me, that part of what is wrong with the world is the way the world prefers to feed on negative trends, deceitful shortcuts, material lifestyles and idolization of false fame. Our original idea was to be carried out through the coaching and promotion of the brands that give back, the real heroes of the world that are helping the environment. That includes working for good causes or people/influencers that are using their platforms to heal, educate, promote positivity, or help develop our communities while trying to inspire others to do the same. When we meet with prospective clients who cannot afford us, but turn out to be our DREAM client, we tend to guide them through our positive influencers consultation program or help them through a showcase on the new @positiveinfluencersofficial Instagram!
Revampbiz was created as our way to help the good people out there who deserve to succeed, which can mean something different for everyone. We fight for those that dedicate their time and focus on working towards their mission with good intention, absence of greed, but lack that online or local reputation they deserve, be it from lack of time, knowledge or creativity that it takes to stick out in a sea of options both online and off.
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?
If you are talking about itineraries and best friends visiting, we are just referencing the list of things I have planned when my older sister Brin visits from Missouri. Family visits are all about exploring and having fun, so of course we have to start things off with a bang.
I would, of course, let my sister sleep in so that when she gets up, she is ready to start our day off grabbing a quick bite at Vitality Bowls in Frisco, Texas, right next to my favorite GNC ever, right off the DNT and Eldorado. It should be noted we would be eating those delicious bowls at my favorite photo spot in DFW, Frisco Commons Park. We would probably munch on our bowls while the kids play around the huge play town, and then cut across to the amphitheater to show off the turtles that wait for anything to be tossed into the water. Once the kiddos see their favorite reptiles (one of them named Jack Black, recognizable by his perfectly black shell), we will stroll around the perfect cement paths that lead you through nature and over creeks. It also takes you through a picture-perfect field where we will snag some pictures and then head to iCRYO to give her a taste of love.
First, we would start in compression to massage the park’s long stroll out of our legs. Second, we’d be hitting her with a wake-up recovery call in the whole-body cryotherapy chamber, before we get my favorite night out ritual, cryo-facials. Once we finish reviving our energy at iCRYO we will be heading to 5th Street Pizza for some St Louis style pizza and trivia for lunch; (She lives in Saint Louis and it’s as close to IMO’S Pizza as you can get.)
After lunch, it will be get ready time for a night out at Nerdvana, located at Frisco Square across from the Toyota Soccer Stadium (where we would end up if there was a concert that night). We would enjoy some video game themed bites to eat and drinks while we talk about old times, and take turns beating each other on any number of the games the consoles at each table offer until we are ready to call it a night.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My equal when it comes to credit due is my husband, Justin Parker, also the CEO of Revampbiz. I was bringing him lunch one day, and he yanked me into one of their offices and held a 60 minute, on the fly, social media crash course/consultation. Afterwards he sent a text to me while I was working on a content calendar that had been referred to me by his chiropractic office. The only question he asked was, “if you were to name what you do for social media what would you name it?” I replied, “Revampbiz,” and the next thing I know he walks in the door smiling. He announces, “I bought your LLC, time to prove me right, baby.”
By the end of my first year in taking clients for social media, like Tropical Smoothie Cafe and iCRYO, Justin left the chiropractic practice to become a fulltime business partner. In doing so, we were able to add another effective and efficient professional to Revampbiz’s arsenal, as well as adding additional spots to take on new clients. My husband hasn’t just been my number one student when it comes to coaching social media and branding; He brings another realm of knowledge and experience, like running multiple hospitals and medical offices, to building reputations of brands like Anabolik and Redcon1. Contributing to his efficiency is likely his genuine passion to help people surpass their goals; he loves encouraging people to push further than their expectations to show ourselves we are capable of more than any of us believe.
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