Thank you T.E.W. hosts!

Thank you T.E.W. hosts!

This weekend marks the launch of the T.E.W book! We proudly welcome Shawn and Brian as our hosts of the launch event.  Read a little about them below!


T. Shawn Taylor is president of Treetop Consulting, a media consulting, research and communications company based in Chicago, Illinois. Shawn founded Treetop in 2006 following a career as a full-time print and broadcast media professional, including a 15-year stint as an editor, courts reporter, business and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune. Her articles and commentaries have also appeared in Essence, Edutopia, Sky, Business 2.0 and Consumer Reports magazines; on New Equity, Afro-netizen and The; and on “NextTV: Change You Can See,” the Chicago Urban League’s Emmy-award winning reality television program on FOX Chicago.

Shawn, a former restaurateur, is a member of the Associate Board of the Chicago Sinfonietta and has served on the board of the Alliance for Women in Media Chicago chapter.




Brian Tomkins is the founder of a Chicago based Marketing & PR amplification firm specializing in celebrity-driven corporate event promotions & securing sponsorships across the U.S. He’s also the CEO of an online marketing firm that provides web design, and on-going integrated social media campaigns. Brian has been a frequent speaker and media guest where he discusses the latest trends in media as they apply to business, politics and events. In 2012, Brian served as the Tournament Director for Medinah Patriot Day which raised over 100K to assist Illinois military families through the Illinois Patriot Education Fund.

During a brief stint in San Diego, Tomkins was a regular TV contributor on KUSI’s “Good Morning San Diego,” hosted the radio program “The Social Media Nation” and was a regular on KCBQ radio. In Chicago, Brian has been regularly published in the Herald News Business Ledger and has recently appeared on CBS Chicago. In 2010 he was featured in the book, “Go Givers Sell More” co-authored by best-selling authors Bob Burg and John David Mann. He has successfully helped authors, businesses, entertainers, organizations, and politicians maximize the effectiveness of their media campaigns across the country. He received his B.A. from Lindenwood University and his M.A. from Governor’s State University. Website: Email: Twitter:


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Radio Interview

This week, TEW author Julie Holloway interviewed with Juana Wooldridge and Lovejoy Empowers One

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Everyyyy single week is a challenge, it is new, and you come out improved.

No matter what you go through.

Embrace it. Do not deny your experiences.

Experience that pain, suffer those bumps, take on and roll over that challenge, that growth, that fear,

so that once you ‘get through’ you can look back and say ‘so glad i made it’

#TEW2012 // {learning every day!}


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T.E.W on air w/AJ

Author, Julie M. Holloway had the opportunity to interview live with Mr. Adam Jackson on the Sink or Swimm Radio Show. Here’s a sneak peek:

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T.E.W. Press Release


For Immediate Release:

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“The Entrepreneur Within You” Offers Inspiration, Advice for Career Professionals

Graphic artist, 17 contributors help budding business owners leverage contacts, expertise.

{empowering. equipping. inspiring.}


(Chicago, IL) On October 28th, 2011 graphic designer/marketer, Julie M. Holloway left her full time job to pursue her dream of running her own creative agency. The self-taught designer had been creating art since the age of eight and was well known around Chicago for her innovative designs and her dedication to produce quality and unique work. After working at seven different corporations during a 16-year span, she finally decided it was “time.” During the past year while working at her own company, JMH Cre8ive Solutions full-time, Holloway realized a strong need existed to help other entrepreneurs – not just creatively – through leveraging her business contacts and their knowledge to create a solid foundation for those looking to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. The result of a lot of networking, many conversations and business interactions became the basis for, “The Entrepreneur Within You” (220 Publishing). The book is a collection of inspirational and practical business advice from Holloway and 17 contributing writers who each pen a chapter on a variety of business topics and personal reflection. The book kicks off what Holloway hopes will be a movement to strengthen entrepreneurship globally.

“It is my dream, prayer, hope and one of my current passions and desires to ensure that this book helps and motivates countless entrepreneurs and soon to be entrepreneurs across the globe take the first step towards their pursuit. I have not experienced anything more gratifying than sharing my story of how I finally ‘realized’ the ‘artist/entrepreneur’ within me and taking the ultimate leap to pursue my God given purpose last year,” quoted Holloway in a recent memo to the contributors announcing the completion of the book.

Contributors to the book (dubbed by Holloway as the “TEWCrew2012”) include a foreword by Dr. Bernada Nicole Baker, Rhonda E. Alexander, Nicole Knox, Quinn Riley, Merry Marwig, Anthony L. Smith, Patrice N. Perkins, Glenn Murray, Shaniqua Jones, Danielle Willis, Steve Amella, Beth Doyle, GaLonda Chatman, Tiffany Jasper, Dana Moten, Adam Jackson and Corliss Johnson. Each writer provides unique perspectives on business with anecdotal, inspirational and practical advice for budding entrepreneurs. Topics range from building business relationships, knowing the right time to make the leap into entrepreneurship, and overcoming the obstacles of starting a business.

“The Entrepreneur Within You” will celebrate its “birth” On November 18, 2012 at Ven Sherrod’s Photography Studio, Chicago, IL (RSVP required) – the one-year anniversary of Holloway leaving her “day” job – with a book brunch in Chicago and an international launch. The “crew” has claimed November 18th as the 1st Annual Worldwide Day of Entrepreneurs®. The title will be available both online and at book retailers nationally.

 Learn more and PURCHASE THE BOOK NOW at




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