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Tarsha Polk - The Marketing Lady. Plano, TX, US

Tarsha Polk Tarsha Polk

Small Business Marketing Coach | The Marketing Lady


Personal Branding Strategist, International Speaker, Author





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Tarsha Polk, MBA professionally known as The Marketing Lady™, is a Marketing Consultant, Business Coach, Radio Personality and International Speaker. She has over 16 years of functional experience in corporate marketing and sales. Tarsha holds a Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University and a MBA with concentrations in Marketing and e-Business from the University of Phoenix. After more than a decade of helping lead companies to growth and development through sales and marketing consulting, Tarsha Polk started her own marketing consulting and business coaching company in 2003 to specifically help business owners and professionals develop marketing strategies that yield results.

Determined to help small businesses become successful, she frequently speaks on topics such as, networking, goal-setting, entrepreneurship, and marketing. The Marketing Lady™ hosts an Internet radio show called, Let’s Talk Success where she provide marketing tips and business advice over the airwaves. Tarsha is also a freelance writer and has written hundreds of articles focusing on small business marketing challenges, featured on various websites and in several Dallas publications, such as The Dallas Weekly, The Power Pages, and The North Dallas Gazette.

She was even featured in an article on Career Management in Black Enterprise magazine April 2006. In 2007, she was named one of the Top 25 People to Watch by the Dallas Weekly and honored as Community Business Leader from the Dallas Black MBA Association. In 2011 she received the Women in the Media Honor and in 2012 she was awarded Top 40 Under 40 in Collin County and Who's Who Black Dallas. Tarsha Polk has served on several non-profit and professional board of directors holding leadership positions.

Industry Expertise (4)

Advertising/Marketing Business Services Public Relations and Communications Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (10)

Strategic Networking for Success Creating A Compelling Vision Branding and Pr Networking Skills Contact Management Lead Conversion Strategic Marketing Client Attraction Developing Relationships Personal Branding

Accomplishments (6)

Business of the Year (professional)


The Marketing Lady was named the 2013 Trailblazers Award for Business of the Year!

Top 40 Under 40 in Collin County (professional)


The Collin County Business Press has selected the best and brightest to honor in its inaugural class of 2012!

Who's Who Black Dallas (professional)


The publication recognizes African-Americans achievements in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Women in Media Award (professional)


Local Dallas/Fort Worth women who work in T.V., Print, and Radio were awarded for their work in the industry and service in the community.

Business Community Leader of the Year (professional)


The Dallas Black MBA Association and the Dallas National Association of Black Accountants recognized business leaders in the community who excelled in their fields and gave back to the community.

Top 25 to Watch in DFW (personal)


A local Dallas newspaper annually recognizes 25 people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who are doing exceptional things in business and/or the community.

Education (2)

University of Phoenix: MBA, Marketing 2003

Old Dominion University: B.S., Marketing 1996

Affiliations (2)

  • Speaker-coop
  • eWomenNetwork

Testimonials (8)

Robbie Douglas, Director of Business Development | North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee

“Tarsha Polk with the Marketing Lady was a great addition to the Playbook Workshop Series for the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Emerging Business program. Ms. Polk provided a very creative and informative presentation to the Approved and Certified minority- and women-owned business for Super Bowl XLV during her presentation, “Turning Contacts into Contracts”. Our emerging businesses were able to walk away with tools and tactics to address immediate opportunities around Networking and Strategic Alliance building.”

Cindy Gebbie, Marketing Director | Collin Bank

Tarsha’s presentation to our Collin Bank Clients was professional and well done. She brought forward
Marketing information that will assist our Clients in their own lifestyle and business. I look forward to having her back to speak at another time.

Linda Gray, President | Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce

I want to take a few moments to let you know what a great job you did as our guest speaker for the Young Professionals Lunch Time Mixer. Your cheerful and willing atti-tude is an encouragement and your commitment to excellence assures me that each time you present your message that it will be well received and utilized.

Irma Kusuma, Director | Meed Center

"I was very impressed with the seminar presentation given by Tarsha Polk. She really connects with the audience who benefit tremendously from her extensive knowledge is business start-up and marketing. She is clear, concise and motivating."

Nicole Williams, Realtor/Broker | GRI

Tarsha's training, experience and sensitivity to the nuances of business owners' growth strategies and marketing needs uniquely position her as an alliance partner you truly want on your team. Not only is she knowledgeable, focused, successful and highly motivated, she delivers as promised and on time! It has been a great privilege to meet you and benefit from your expertise, Tarsha."

Constance Smith, Owner | Going Away to College Store

Again thank you for a very informative, entertaining and absolutely outstanding presentation which truly enlightened me about my business acumen. I am more aware and am constantly reminded about many things you mentioned during the workshop whenever I'm confronted about or am contemplating biz strategies

Shellye Davis, President | Shellye Pop Candles

“Since my career revolves around developing others, I thought I had heard it all before. Not so. Tarsha was full of great ideas, had unlimited resources to tap into and quick to offer creative marketing concepts. I looked forward to my phone calls each week, if not sooner.”

Von Bridges, President | Griggs Safety Consultants, Inc.

Tarsha gave presentation at our recent entrepreneur business class for US Veterans. Her "matter of fact" delivery was very empowering. The "after the business card" concept moves you on to practical processes to follow-through with every potential client. A great resource for business development.

Event Appearances (36)

Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce  Sunnyvale Texas


Your an Extraordinary Assistant

Extraordinary Assistant Seminar  San Francisco

2013-10-03 The Art of Branding Yourself

International Association of Administrative Professionals  Hurst, TX


7 Steps to Maximize Your Networking Success

2013 Veterans Summit  Dallas, TX

2013-10-09 The Art of Branding Yourself

B.E.S.T. Career Development Seminar  Dallas, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Veterans Entrepreneur Summit  El Paso, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Veteran Entrepreneur Summit  Killeen, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

PowerOn Young Professionals Conference  Dallas, TX


Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Association of Wedding Professionals   Plano, TX


Strategize Your Success with a Marketing Plan

Governor's Small Business Summit  Arlington, TX


Stand Out from the Crowd with a Unique Brand

Garland Chamber of Commerce  Garland, TX


Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Strategize Your Success with a Marketing Plan

Jump Start Your Business  Dallas, TX


City of Dallas Commissioners Retreat

Team Building Retreat  Dallas, TX


Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Turn Contacts into Contracts

National Football League Emerging Business Workshop   Arlington, TX


3 Keys of E-mail Marketing

Digital Day at Dallas Market Center  Dallas, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Networking Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Veterans Procurement Symposium  El Paso, TX


B.Y.O.B. Be Your Own Boss

Veteran Entrepreneur Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Veteran Entrepreneur Boot Camp  Tyler, Texas


Be Your Own Boss - B.Y.O.B.

Veteran Entrepreneur Boot Camp  Dallas, TX


Power of Email Marketing

Hat's & Heels - Women in Business  Arlington, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Lunch & Learn  Frisco, TX


Strategic Networking for Success

Resource Link Workshop  Dallas, TX


Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Tech-Know Spot  Dallas, TX


How to Write a Compelling Vision for your Business & Life

Small Business Development Center Morning Break  Dallas, TX


Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Annual SheWear Hair Care Conference  Arlington, TX


Turning Contacts into Contracts

Veterans Business Summit  El Paso, TX


Be Your Own Boss

Operation JumpStart  Dallas, TX


Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Metro Crest Chamber  Addison, TX


Beyond the Business Card

Resource Link  Dallas, TX

2012-09-15 The Art of Branding Yourself

DULYP 5th Annual Professional Development Conference  Plano, TX


Goal Setting & Planning Skills

National Seminars  Nashville, TX


Sample Talks (5)

How to Stand Out from the Crowd with a Recognizable Brand

Getting noticed when hundreds of competitors are going after the same target audience can be difficult. Make sure you can stand out from the crowd by cre-ating a unique brand. In this seminar attendees will learn how to establish a strong brand as the first step to making self-promotion a lot easier and more effective.

Ultimate Marketing Success

Learn how to attract more clients and increase revenue as you define new strategies for your products and services. This workshop helps you put strate-gic marketing planning into focus by clearly demonstrating strategies and how to put them into action.

Beyond the Business Card: Strategic Networking for Success

What are you doing to effectively use your network of contacts? This interac-tive workshop focuses on helping professionals improve their networking skills. Attendees will learn networking strategies and how to overcome networking challenges. During the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to de-velop their own strategic networking plan.

How to Turn Contacts into Contracts

Learn to turn your leads into prospects and prospects into customers with a simple yet effective strategy that will grow your business. This presentation cov-ers creating a contact management system, improving your networking skills, building alliances, making connections and better follows up techniques.

From Dream to Desk: How to Write a Compelling Vision for Your Business & Life

Take the first step to a better future! Make your dreams and wishes come true! Business owners are dreamers, but sometimes don’t know how to get the vision from our heads onto paper and into action. This presentation is especially criti-cal for entrepreneurs who want to grow their business, improve, and make a difference in their life.



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