Urban CEO™ was founded January 1st 2019 by Taurea Vision Avant. After so many years of struggling as a business owner, Taurea was able to find success in 2009 and became determined to help other men and women learn about ways to make income and build a stable financial foundation within their homes. After deciding to start her coaching business in 2014, Taurea learned there were many challenges that were keeping people from ultimate success within their business. Many of these people could relate to Taurea because of where they came from. Taurea has always had a connection to the URBAN community. From the music to fashion to even communication, Taurea always had kept her connection. She was brought up in a time where in order to make it from the Urban community, you must learn how to talk, walk and act a certain way. The only challenge is that she didn’t see anyone coming back to the community to teach these things. That is where URBAN CEO™ was birthed. With the formation of URBAN CEO™ a 501(c)3 organization, we will help millions of men and women with a connection to the Urban community grow businesses designed to build stable foundations within the home!
We want to inform, empower and educate men and women business owners who have a connection with the URBAN community. We will do this in a number of ways from providing funding to education designed to launch, grow and expand new businesses and current businesses.
Currently The Urban CEO Network includes our Quarterly Urban CEO Summits that travel all over the country, our yearly Urban CEO Conference where we recognize our CEOs with awards and celebration. At our summits & conference, we also have VIP guests that are doing incredible things in business and the community.
Urban CEO Academy
- “CodeSwitiching”: Talking WHITE vs. Talking RIGHT
- Business Basics…Taking the Guesswork out of Business
- Collaboration- Networking to Prosper (Cross Pollination)
- Dominating the 7 Mountains of Culture for the Urban CEO
- Multiple Streams of Income Within Your Current Business Model (scaling)
- Becoming a Better URBAN CEO- Teach on the basics of community involvement
- How to Properly Serve your Tribe
- How to Become An Inventor
- and more!
Also as an URBAN CEO Academy Member, you get Discounts for the following type of events
- Urban CEO Conference.
- URBAN CEO “Shark Tank” Pitch Contest THE NEXT BIG THING Inventors Forum $25,000 Grand Prize (Entry Fee Required)
- URBAN CEO Women’s Weekend and Spiritual Retreat with Taurea Avant and Friends – Overcoming Fear, Depression, and Anxiety for the URBAN CEO
- URBAN CEO Men’s Forum- Mobilizing Teen Boys to Become Tomorrow’s Men
- URBAN CEO Book Club- Buy a Book/Post a book
- Invite to be a speaker for URBANTalks- Similar to TedTalks
Our Executive Team
Founder – Taurea Vision Avant
President – Adrienne Bell
Taurea is the graduate of the historic HBCU Hampton University. Author of more than 15+ books the latest is “A Six Figure Vision”. She is also the founder of Show Your Success and System Mastery University where she shows entrepreneurs primarily how to write a book to grow their business and build at least 3 streams of income. Her mission is to impact the lives of 10,000,000 Men & Women in Mind, Body and Soul
Problem-Solver. Storyteller. Culture-Shifter. Meet the dynamic Life and Business Strategist, Adrienne E. Bell. Encouraging Author. Captivating Speaker. Whether you are writing a book for your brand or rewriting the narrative for your life, Adrienne is the accountability partner you need to help you CRUSH your entrepreneurial goals.
Vice President – Jendayi A. Stafford
Treasurer – Elam B. King
Jendayi A. Stafford is an influential published author, life coach, holistic health coach and public speaker who enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences. She is highly sought after for her expertise in getting people from point A to point Z with the combination of her professional experience, online courses, books, workshops and other resources.
Elam B. King, a Hackensack, NJ native is a profound Author, and exhilarating Speaker. Elam released a manual in Nov 2017 entitled Understanding A Man: Empowering Women with Tools for Lasting Relationships. He interviewed twenty-four men on topics important in dating, and marriage. Elam now travels the country empowering women tools from this amazing manual.
Board Secretary and Director of Public Relations – Ashley Little
Marketing Coordinator – Kandie Martin
Ashley Little is The CEO/Founder of Ashley Little Entreprises, LLC, Co-Founder &Owner of T.A.L.K Radio & TV Network, LLP, Speaker, and 2X Best Selling Author. She loves empowering women in many different walks of life to build confidence emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Incorporated.
Kandie Martin is the founder of Leave It To Kandie, LLC and Kandie Promotions. An enthusiastic speaker and talent manager, known for her never give up attitude. She has been nominated Atl’s Hottest Talent Manager. She has also a co-author of the book “Wake Up Winning”.
Director of Community Relations – Adrienne Crawford
Radio Show Talent Manager – Nicki Hillsman
Adrienne Crawford CEO, Author, Speaker and Mentor wears many hats. She has always had the drive to stay focus driven on results. Adrienne is also the Public Relations Director of Urban CEO Network and she is the Author of Life of an Entrepreneur. Adrienne has appeared on numerous T.V outlets ABC, FOX, Birmingham Times Newspaper, HSN as seen on T.V.
Nicki Hillsman is a real estate investor, wholesaler, business launcher and mentor. Since the start of this millennium, she has been active in the real estate industry. She has worked with first time home buyers, new home builders and now real estate investing and wholesaling is her real estate passion.
Executive Assistant – Marquita Stith
Director of Events – Sasha Espada
Marquita Stith is a serial entrepreneur and believes in building multiple streams of income. She is a small business owner of Heavenly Beauty Supply a travel agent for Archel Travel Group and she is also an affiliate for Clever Girl Finance. She also loves to be a tremendous support system with helping other entrepreneurs growing their businesses.