Health is wealth, and when it comes to Taiche, CEO of Taiche Professional Medical Services (TPMS), that’s an understatement. Taiche is a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with a love for weight loss and wellness. Even Ex NBA Player Shaquille O’Neal books this CEO Chick for his wellness needs.
Taiche Griffin not only caters to the stars, but she also works with everyday career women like myself. For over a year I have been getting my IV Treatments and Body Sculpting Massages from TPMS.
I also have the privilege of managing Taiche’s brand. Her overall growth over this last year has been mind-blowing.
I took a moment to catch up with Taiche and ask her a few questions for our tribe of entrepreneurs and here is what she had to say.
What made you decide to get into the weight loss and wellness space? Weight loss and wellness have been deep desires due to having hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s. I was constantly gaining weight even though, I am a workout fanatic. I figured I should do a deep dive and learn more about healthy weight loss and how it can benefit the community. Wellness is a lifestyle journey. It involves hills and valleys. It’s ever-changing, so what might have worked last month may not work today. That’s the constant struggle that we as women have with weight loss.
What made you step out into entrepreneurship? Weight loss and wellness are multi-billion dollar industries, and there aren’t too many ethnic professionals that have tapped into this market. I wanted to be the face to help change that. Plus, I know the struggle! I still live it to this day, so I can empathize with each and every one of my clients
What has been your greatest challenge as a business owner? How did you overcome it? My biggest challenge has been operating with COVID having a major presence and being able to pivot when society changes. Also, being denied $100,000 new business build-out grant was difficult to process. This caused me to push the business back tremendously. With the help of a few, we were able to overcome these challenges. What advice would you give to those looking to start their own business this year? Whatever business venture that you choose make sure it’s your passion. There are going to be tough times, and you’ll want to give up, but your passion is what is going to keep you going. Never give up, even if you have to take a pause and reinvent your vision.
What can we expect from TPMS in the near future? The next step for TPMS is to be able to fully thrive the aesthetics service line. Aesthetics is taboo to talk about when people are interested for fear of competition and “stealing” of clients, but there’s a lane for everyone and I want to be one of few women of color that can offer a full-fledged aesthetic service line. Also, I’d like to take concierge care to the next level by buying a fleet and have the business mobile for that personal touch that many of my clients love!
What is one question you wish interviewers would ask you more often? How did you make lemons out of lemonade? I started off with $5,000 and a dream. When people tell me ‘no’, there is always one person that will say yes!
Give us one fun fact about you? People think that I love to dance and work out because it is just part of my personality. In actuality, I do it for the love of euphoria that it gives me. The endorphins help with my depression. I get depressed if I don’t do either!