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Meet "TAJ" 


Mrs. Tajala “Taj” Battle-Lockhart is the Certified Hospitality Educator with a passion for training up our future youth, young adults, and coaching adults through adversity by providing industry recognized certifications and trainings that provides them an opportunity to become successful citizens. Tajala is formerly an elected Governing Board Member for Charles County Board of Education, CEO of TAJ Consulting & Events, Founder/Executive Director of Phenomenal Young Women, Inc a 501©3 Nonprofit, Best Selling Author and Adjunct Professor for the Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Department at Prince George Community and former Director of Programs and Education for Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation.

Tajala 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, and now owns TAJ Consulting & Events which focuses on consulting, training, and developing the workforce and entrepreneurs. She teaches clients how to achieve the same success through Personal Branding, Understanding Your Why, and building strong interviewing skills and resumes. TAJ Consulting & Events create memorable events and experiences for our clients.

During the pandemic, we had to expand our offerings to introduce Creative Solution services to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, authors, and co-authors to identify creative solutions to monetize and showcase their products and services in order to sustain their business. Creative solutions that drive results and income.​

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

Women of Virtue Walking in Excellence Award 2020

Nonprofit Star by National Nonprofit Minority Association 2020

 Recognized as Southern Maryland Women to Watch 2021



To empower clients to sustain their careers and businesses which encourage consumers to invest in their success and expand our reach so we can be amongst the top consultants in building our communities and workforce. To create memorable experiences through our spirit to serve and sustain.

To become the Hospitality Industry Leader in quality training and consulting by developing hospitality candidates to ensure excellence by offering industry recognized certifications.  While equipping entrepreneurs with strategic operations, structured procedures, and create a culture of service excellence.

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

Tajala Battle-Lockhart, CHE

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