Now here's a sister you should know about. Waseefa Tarver is a national award winning professional speaker, transformational life coach and author. Overcoming her own turbulent past gave her the intense passion to help other women, who like herself, have survived untold obstacles. She empowers and encourages her audiences to grow beyond their obstacles and fears and use their adversities as fuel to transform their lives.
Waseefa Tarver’s story speaks volumes to self determination and transformation. She gives her audiences hope, inspiration and motivation to fly out of their nest and soar courageously beyond their limitations. Her childhood was one of rape, molestation, physical abuse, suicidal attempts, mental institutions, foster homes and numerous arrests.
At the age of twenty four she was given a prison sentence that claimed the next twelve years of her life. During those twelve years while sitting in solitary confinement, she heard her name being called from a cell across from hers. She heard her former cellmate yelling at her saying: Nikki we can’t live like this, they are treating us like animals, don’t be like me. At that point she tied a sheet around her neck and continued to flush the toilet until she was unconscious. The next day Waseefa received the news that Linda’s suicide attempt was successful. Her words haunted Wassefa. She wished she could have saved her, that being impossible; she made a conscious decision to save herself.
Overwhelmed by her past and emotional and physical imprisonment she made a conscious decision to climb a steep ladder to transformational healing and self- improvement. Waseefa, a high school dropout earned her GED and Microsoft Office Certifications while in prison. It was then that her speaking platform began addressing women on self development and transformation. She was a walking epitome of change.
Today, she is a freelance writer, domestic violence advocate and radio host of “The Healing Hour.” She has remained committed to transitional and transformational coaching, empowering women of diverse faiths with key applications of consciousness, consistency, and authentic information to heal and discover their purpose and walk into it with confidence and triumph.