For over 20 years Natasha has devoted her life to serving others in under-served and underrepresented communities, and has received numerous awards from schools and organizations around the United States for her work. Since 1989 Natasha has been a guest speaker at various community and educational events for youth and underserved adults. Natasha serves on the board of several organizations, mentors several young women and men ages 14-28, and works to serve as a sponsor for their future endeavors. Throughout the school year you can find Natasha in a K-12 classroom speaking about entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, self-esteem and self-empowerment, financial literacy and dignity, her life story and the challenges she had and still overcomes. Natasha freely gives her time and other resources to various organizations, schools, and individuals– providing a hand up not a hand out to those who desire an opportunity toward self-sufficiency, self-empowerment, and a life as a change agent. Natasha is happiest every time she gets the opportunity to speak to and tutor young students…especially when she sees their eyes “light up” when they finally understand something they initially thought they “couldn’t do”.
Since 1996 Natasha has worked within the music industry and currently represents Jazz bassist Melvin Lee Davis. She also makes time to regularly contribute to the Foreman & Associates blog, Breaking Bread With Natasha (a spiritual blog), The Paradigm Life, NatashaForemanBryant.com, and to other blogs that focus on business, civil and human rights, and fitness.
A Southern California native, Natasha earned her B.A. in Black Studies (Africana Studies) from California State University, Long Beach, and her MBA with a Marketing Specialization from Kaplan University. She holds a Post-Masters Certificate in College Teaching, and is currently completing her dissertation for her PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Management Education—with the focus of combining theory with real-world application in both the c-suite and the classroom. “If small business is the lifeline of our nation, then we must educate generations of future business owners so that we can continue to thrive and lead globally,” Natasha strongly believes. She also holds a 20-year certification as a Personal Fitness Trainer where she focuses on health and wellness for youth, pre and postnatal women, and “seasoned citizens”.