TAJ Consulting & Events

"Your Success Is Our Goal"

Meet "TAJ" 


Mrs. Tajala “Taj” Lockhart is the Certified Hospitality Educator also known as “Mrs. Hospitality” with a passion for training up our future youth and young adults and coaching adults through adversity by providing industry recognized certifications and trainings that provides them an opportunity to become successful independent citizens.

After a successful career in the Hospitality Industry for 26 +  years of service,  she landed an opportunity to teach and train other individuals how to achieve the same success by sharing her knowledge and expertise.  Her diverse background in Hotels, Restaurants, Corporate Training, Event Planning, Food Service and prior role as General Manager has provided her the perfect foundation to train and develop her clients whom are interested in entering or currently working in the Hospitality Industry.  She has such a great passion for hospitality and its opportunities.  She support her clients well after completing our training programs and successfully planning memorable events.

She graduated from Wake Technical Community College in 1998 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. In 2016, she obtained her Certified Hospitality Educator Certification recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association at Penn State University. She had a successful career in the Hospitality Industry for 26+ years, now owns TAJ Consulting & Events which focus on training and developing the workforce. She teaches people how to achieve the same success through Personal Branding, Understanding Your Why, and building strong interviewing skills and resumes. TAJ Consulting & Events trains up our future leaders, coach adults through adversity, and create memorable events for our clients.

In addition, she has become an published author and speaker.  She shares her story to inspire others to be courageous and believe in themselves in spite of.  

Certified Hospitality Educator AHLEI

Certified T.I.P.S Trainer/Proctor

Certified ServSafe Instructor/Proctor NRA

Certified Customer Service Trainer/Proctor NRF

Certified Guest Service Gold Instructor AHLEI

Certified Healthcare Hospitality Specialist, HH

Certified Wedding Consultant, ACPWC

Awards & Recognition 

My Sister's Keeper Award 2019

ACHI Nonprofit Executive of the Year 2019

Nominated ACHI Women of Achievement 2019

Honoree 16 Faces of Influence 2019

Entrepreneur of the Year Nonprofit 2019

Women In Business International Award 2020



To empower and develop hospitality clients to become valued candidates which encourage businesses, colleges, and leaders throughout our region to invest in their success and our program so we can be amongst the top leaders in building our communities and workforce.  To create memorable experiences through our spirit to serve.

To become the Hospitality Industry Leader in quality training by developing strong and dedicated hospitality students, candidates, and employees to ensure excellence by offering industry recognized certifications.   In the course of achieving these objectives we train our clients so that they are well respected throughout our communities and the workforce.

Hospitality is the Spirit and Passion we deliver to whom we serve!”

Tajala Lockhart