Tawanna Rucker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at TruExpansion Foundation, an organization that provides youth empowerment programs and vocational training in business office services to teens. She has successfully developed strategic partnerships with organizations to engage youth through higher education, arts, and community involvement. She is also the owner of Truexpansion Living, a wellness company that offers products and services.
Tawanna began her career in 1992 as a professional model and appeared in ads for Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenney, Self Magazine among many other advertisement and media. She appeared in ads for L’Oreal, Mary Kay Cosmetics and opened shows for designers such as the legendary Carolina Herrera. Tawanna has lived in many cities in the United States and has lived and worked aboard.Later, she acquired her license and certifications in health and wellness. Her professional experience includes working for International luxury, five-star management companies such as the Ritz-Carlton and The Four Seasons Resort and Club.
In 2009, Tawanna began her yoga teacher training to study the many benefits of the wellness practice. Ms. Rucker has received certifications related to her broad variety of interest. She has developed a curriculum that consists of 6-key elements to teach personal development, life-skills, and wellness to teenagers.
Tawanna Rucker is a certified professional life coach and licensed wellness specialist, trained in an intensive corporate leadership program. She utilizes life coaching strategies, combines them with corporate leadership methods and specialized knowledge in wellness to create programs and courses to help clients create an atmosphere for success.
She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (CASA). As an advocate, she speaks out for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. She is a life coach who assists clients in finding their own power from within and teaches them how to use it effectively.
Ms. Rucker studied Executive Nonprofit Leadership at Southern Methodist University and the Center for Nonprofit Management. An Oklahoma native, she is the mother of one; both reside in Dallas, TX.