Dr. Tyus earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a dual minor in Marketing and Management, a Master of Arts (MA) in Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) in Leadership. The title of his dissertation was “Designing a Mentoring Program for Fatherless Black Males in a Post-Modern Generation.” He is a pastor, licensed realtor, professor, principal owner of Tyus Consulting, and founder and director of The I.D. Movement.

Dr. Tyus is a sought-after inspirational speaker, author, and life strategist that has presented to thousands via high schools, colleges, churches, leadership conferences, and nonprofit organizations across the country and internationally. He has been recognized for his social work by The Ohio House of Representatives and was the recipient of The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ohio Social Justice Award for his work in the community and passion for advancing change.

During the conversation, we talked about the effects of father absenteeism within our community and the need for mentorship. Dr. Tyus explained how the sudden loss of his father inspired him to create programs to help young men of color. During a time of prayer and introspection, the vision became clear…

Dig deep into your past. Once you discover your own pain you’ll realize what your purpose is!

We also discussed career changes. Dr. Tyus explained how money doesn’t produce happiness, and that people need to spend time in self-discovery. He also advised that you should follow your gift and passion. What are you good at? What do you like to do? That’s where success lies, and the paycheck will come after you discover yourself. He left us with the following nugget of wisdom…

What you hate is often something that you’re supposed to solve. People often try to say, “What am I supposed to do in life?” And some of it is attached to what you can’t stand. What urks you. What messes with your spirit. And that is why God has called you to have that fiery passion because you have to have that in order to help solve it.

Dr. Tyus professionally trained and coached over 500 adult learners in the area of career development and life skills. He has presented to over 10,000 people in the areas of potential discovery, personal and leadership development. Make sure you follow him online and check out his books!

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