Tahaji Felder had no plans on becoming a social entrepreneur. Equipped with a Master's Degree in International Business under her arm, & a love of fashion, she went beyond the status quo, said yes to her dream, & launched Goose & Gander Brand in 2015. She launched the brand after a long career in finance, getting laid off from her corporate job as an accountant, & no traditional design experience. Goose & Gander Brand has grown into more than a brand but a community.
Through her empowering talks with students & business professionals, Tahaji shares how to pursue your passion, create positive impact, & create a startup brand blueprint. She has spoken for numerous schools, conferences, has been featured on NBC 6 in the Mix, podcasts, & blogs. Fear is the #1 dream killer and her life's passion is to inspire others to do more of what they love & leap through fear. Tahaji's believes, "Life is meant to be lived, not drudged through!"
Fun Facts: Tahaji loves 80s movies & Twizzlers. She's currently trying to build a lifetime collection of both!
How to Give the Goose
In this motivational talk, Tahaji invites the audience to embrace the idea of a more fulfilled & engaged lifestyle. She shares 5 key elements to pursuing your passion, her personal journey of overcoming doubt, & real world stories to empower the audience to create positive impact.
7 Keys to Creating Your Start Up Brand Success
90% of start ups fail. It's a staggering number but many DO succeed. Tahaji shares how she's been able to create early success with a small budget, intertwines real world experiences, how to build a start up around your passion, & the tangibles to build a solid foundation.
The Power of Showing Up
The first step to achieving greatness is believing but the most important step is showing up. With a fresh perspective, Tahaji empowers the audience to take action in their everyday lives to enhance personal growth, & the importance of helping others. She shares how you can accomplish goals with small consistent steps.
" Tahaji is an exceptional entrepreneur. In each speaking session for NFTE, she leaves the room motivated by her cheerful energy and inspirational story. Her passion for youth entrepreneurship allows her to cultivate a powerful connection. The results from Tahaji's sessions are truly unmatched and certainly encourage our students. "
Jackie NguyenLead Program Associate-NFTE
" Ms. Felder shares her passionate journey as she faces challenges and successes as a startup entrepreneur. Her positive energy is infectious and her desire for helping students is genuine. "
Marcia NotkinsBusiness Teacher-Hallandale Beach High
" Tahaji is a fantastic and engaging speaker. Her warm demeanor made her stand out. You can't help but pay attention as she infuses humor, a good attitude, and experience to provide her audience with endless motivation and inspiration. "
Kaina LisibachStudent-John A. Ferguson High
" Tahaji is a great speaker. She adds value, promotes self love, positivity, and I was inspired to start my entrepreneurial dreams. "
Ameer DanglebenStudent-Cardinal Gibbons High
Tahaji is passionate about helping others tap into their greatness & wants to make your event a success.