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.