We had the good fortune of connecting with Nephtalie Hyacinthe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nephtalie, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
To know if one should keep going or give up on a goal to me is a combination of things that involves the heart, the mind, and the want. I encountered many obstacles as a publicist in which I could have walked away from my career. 1) I had to lay it all out and analyze everything. I had to think deep to see if public relations is something that I really love. Is it something that I would do even if I don’t get compensated for it. 2) I had to also think of what I am not willing to do no matter the offer. In other words, I can’t be bought. 3) I describe want as something that I am willing to work hard for. I grew up in a family where we are not big on accepting gifts. We mostly enjoy what we work for. Therefore, when I want something, you will see it through my work. I will go above and beyond and I will enjoy every aspect of it. If you don’t feel like this about your craft then you should re-evaluate your goals.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Talie & Co. Strategies is my other baby. Talie & Co. Strategies is a full service public relations boutique specialized in media placements, community outreach, financial campaigns and special events.
What sets us apart is the fact that we are a proactive team, providing quick, committed, and strategic solutions that solve your immediate issues and build lasting results. At Talie & Co. you will find a level of service that blows the competition away. Innovation, Strategy, Result equals our sweet spot .
I get to where I am today by following my purpose in life. I gave a lot of my time and my expertise for free because I like to see people win. I overcome challenges by shutting down the noise. People have a lot to say yet they have nothing to back-up their claims. I will not take business advice from someone who doesn’t own a business that is successful or has failed in business or someone with a business degree, without these experiences the person in my opinion just wants to sound intelligent but really has nothing to say.
My community moves in “circle” and I don’t like it. I was never that girl who is part of a clique. In fact I want to be around the non-popular group. My goal is not to appear, it’s to inspire others, mentor the younger ones and help create real change for my community. Along this business journey, I have learned to let my work speak for me.
I want the world to know that Talie & Co. Strategies doesn’t believe in dirty competition. I honestly refused to participate in something that is not healthy. If competition means backstabbing, degrading, lying by all means do not invite me to it. If competition is everyone doing his/her best to excel for the greater good that’s a table that I want to pull a chair from. My brand represents professionalism at its best.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A friend visiting the area shouldn’t choose me to show them the best time ever. I wouldn’t even know where to take them because I am so focused on my work right now. For some reason, I love Miramar town center, they have a few cozy restaurants, arts and theater that one can enjoy a good time. There you have it, Miramar Town Center it is.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Telling my story is speaking of a great man who is no longer here with us but made a tremendous impact on people’s life. The late Reverend Pastor Prosper Hyacinthe, my father, never once told me what to do but the way he lived his life as a man of integrity, humility and as a fearful man of God was so loud that I was blessed with some of his light. He didn’t have too much time to spend with us because of his work in ministry but he was right on target with quality time. That man supported my courage, chased my fears and made me feel that I could do anything. You know how sometimes people have regrets that they didn’t show appreciation or didn’t say it enough, not me my father knew that I was a true Daddy’s girl. I showed and told him how grateful I was until his last breath. He was my compass in life and he left me with great tools to navigate without him. Yes, that’s my Hero.