BIOGRAPHY | Dr. Tiana Von Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, host, mindset and life coach, licensed chaplain, ambassador-at-large, branding and marketing consultant, licensed real estate broker and investor, philanthropist, global youth mentor, television producer and author of the bestselling book, “The Mindset Makeover.” After being the only African-American real estate broker on New York’s Wall Street for the last 5 years and selling her company in a multi-million dollar transaction in 2014, this inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of real estate and beyond. She has built a solid reputation as the ultimate POWERHOUSE and the most humble and down-to-earth woman in business today. She is an astute deal maker for entertainers, celebrities, athletes and everyday people seeking to build businesses and lucrative real estate investment portfolios. In 2013 she founded the Minority Investors Alliance (MIA) in partnership with the Strongbrook Group, a national movement to assist minorities in the acquisition of investment real estate.
Dr. Tiana was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and began her climb to success when she was only seven-years-old. She developed a knack for negotiation and entrepreneurship by selling records on the streets of Harlem with her father and honed her creative side by watching her mother create hair pieces, sew, cook, make dolls and arrange flowers. Combining the entrepreneurial and creative side of her parents, she became a force to be reckoned with. She now owns The GoldStar Group, a boutique luxury real estate and business development firm in Midtown Manhattan specializing in luxury rentals, condo sales and national investment deals. She is a sought after speaker educating people across the world about entrepreneurship, real estate, branding, business development and more in her series Tiana’s Master Class. In addition, she started the Women Doing It Big Conference & Expo which is a national event designed to educate, empower and motivate women across the world.
Others are definitely taking notice of her boundless energy, enthusiasm and drive, with Dr. Tiana being featured on TV One, Black Enterprise, CNN, Crains New York Business, Curbed.com, Marie Claire, the Real Deal and other media outlets. In addition, she was recently recognized and honored by Senator Jeff Klein for her exemplary leadership and dedication to the people of New York.
Dr. Tiana received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the age of 20, one year later she completed her MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) both from Metropolitan College of New York. She studied for her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with the University of Phoenix from 2007 – 2010 and in 2013 and received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Canadian International Chaplaincy Academy University and Seminary. In addition, in 2014 she received a U.N. Ambassador-at-Large position with Olof Palme Peace Foundation International and her Chaplaincy diploma and license from Global Opus Dei Seminary & University where she sits on their Board of Governors and is Vice President of Recruitment & Fundraising.