Innovative. Passionate. Exquisite.
Unique. Inspirational. Loving.
Emmy nominated Dr. Telisa Franklin was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee in the historic Douglass community 38108 under the watchful eye of her grandparents. Raised in an environment dictating that she would most likely not succeed, Telisa beat the odds of being engulfed by crack addiction, a brutally murdered father and being raised by grandparents who instilled a foundation of family, faith & community Telisa is the 2nd born of five siblings and three younger brothers that she reared in life learned from her that “failure was not an option in their life”.
Her innate ability to fight, Telisa positioned herself to become an entrepreneur while striving not to be a statistic that would fall prey to negativity. Graduate of Craigmont High School, she went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science at Victory University, a master’s in biblical studies at Brewster Theological Clinic and School of Religion, and a doctorate in Divinity (h.c) at Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary. As the granddaughter of a pastor, she credits much of her success to her faith. “If it were not for my grandfather teaching me to choose God first, to work hard,” she said, “I am not sure where I would be or what I would be doing now.”
Telisa is a serial entrepreneur, President of Flowers and More, Telisa Franklin Ministries, Memphis Juneteenth Festival and Wavn the Trend Radio Station. Telisa is in high demand with her ability to motivate people as a licensed life coach, Christian counselor, CPRS with the State of Tennessee mental health, Certified in diversity and inclusion and published author. She’s also passionately involved with various organizations in the Mid-South area as an influencer in the community and organizer of community events that ignite change in the community.
Telisa is proud to serve as the secretary of the Memphis Central Rotary Club of Memphis, Memphis Police Department Clergy Ambassador, and a Leadership Memphis Graduate. Telisa is active on several boards in the city of Memphis.
In any spare time, Franklin motivates youth to dream big and work hard. Telisa believes children have an opportunity to be successful in life, but the leaders of today must prepare them for tomorrow’s destiny.
She is a happily married to an awesome supportive man, and has one son, whom is an entrepreneur himself at a very young age.
Marketing Certification 2022
Public Speaking Certification 2022
Mentoring and Coaching Skills Certification 2022
Events Managements Certification 2022
Life Coaching Certification 2021
Diversity Equity and Inclusion 2021
State of Tennessee Mental Health (CPRS) Certified Peer Recovery Specialist 2022
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