Tiana Von Johnson is a self-made millionaire mogul, multi-business entrepreneur, publisher, author, highly sought-after branding coach, and a woman who at 27 years old quit her 9-to-5 job and tried her hand at entrepreneurship. She became the highest-paid, African-American real estate broker on Wall Street in New York City during one of the worst economic times in history. Using the skills she developed in Corporate America, good judgment, and sound intuition, she mastered the art of branding and business. She successfully hired and trained more than 50 employees and generated over $1 million in her first year in business. Today, Tiana is living the life she loves.
BEYOND REAL Estate As fate would have it, in 2014 Tiana scaled back her real estate operations and once again launched a new business. After providing business development consulting to several business owners in the beauty industry and helping them achieve tremendous success, she realized that she needed to be part of the $72 billion dollar industry. She launched Ambition By Tiana Von Johnson, the first-of-its-kind, high-end beauty subscription, and AMBITION Fit, a health and wellness business. Once again, in less than one year, she generated over $1 million. As much success as she achieved in the industry, Tiana realized that her true calling is helping others. She used this experience to focus on teaching beauty entrepreneurs how to build their million-dollar brands. Her business consulting and annual Beauty Business Boot Camp & Networking Luncheon provide a platform for beauty professionals and enthusiasts to gain global connections, training, access to celebrities, and new opportunities to create and grow successful beauty enterprises.
RISE OF A Mogul Although real estate was never Tiana’s true passion, she used it as a stepping stone to generate the money she needed to do the things she really wanted to do. After the first year in her booming business, Tiana rented a $10,000 per month, 5,000 square foot Wall Street space for the headquarters of her luxury real estate firm, GoldStar Properties of NY. Later she launched a second business, Madison Layne Real Estate, a boutique firm for individuals seeking affordable housing, and a third business Minority Investors Alliance (MIA), a national investment company assisting minorities in the acquisition of investment properties in hot markets throughout the country—both generating millions. Her companies became a huge success and her television reality series, Powerhouse, which documented her life as a top Wall Street businesswoman, was picked up by the NBC Style Network. She received countless television and media features on TV One, Black Enterprise, CNN, Hot 97, Crain’s New York Business, Curbed, News 12, The Real Deal, and more. Faced with fears, employee turnover, lawsuits, foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss of family and friends, and many other setbacks, the determined young mogul in the making was determined to win and pushed through all of the trials and tribulations.