With the Right Consultant, Great Things Can Happen
TCS Innovations LLC is a comprehensive consulting firm focused on transforming communities, cultures, and climates through a solutions-driven approach. We approach every project from a holistic lens starting with researching the issue, collaborating with the organizations to identify solutions, implementing a data-driven plan, and assessing progress during and after the project. The team is composed of various experts across the country with specializations in diversity, equity, inclusion, research, assessment, program and curriculum design, and strategy implementation. Collectively, we have over 35 years of field experience crossing various industries from education to corporate endeavors. Our motto is helping organizations walk into "A New Tomorrow".
Student Centered Workshops
Build Your Own
This option allows for us to collaborate on developing a new workshop based on the specific needs of the partner. We can take any previous topic and evolve it to fit your needs or we can created a new session.
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop managing conflict. Research shows that conflict is inevitable Therefore we assist participants in identifying their conflict personality and how to use the various modes of conflict. Our goal is that participants will be able to identify and utilize the appropriate conflict modes for a given situation.
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop questioning their life’s purpose. There are three elements to this session; purpose, vision, and drive. Our goals is for participants to walk away with the necessary tools to help them identify and live a purpose driven life.
Networking Your Success
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop around the use of social media for personal and professional branding. We will educate participants on different techniques involving social media marketing to better enhance their personal and social connections. Our goal of this session is for participants to maximize their social media presence to garner more personal and professional connections.
Servant Leadership (Leading From Within)
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop on the meaning of servant leadership. We will unpack the definition of servant leadership while providing an extensive example of leading within an organization. Our goal of this session is for participants to have a thorough understanding of servant leadership and how to become a transformational leader.
Goals (The Guide to Living a Successful Life)
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop on creating SMART goals. We will define the meaning of SMART goals and unpack the importance of creating plans to become successful. Our goal of this session is for participants to have a thorough understanding of the importance of setting SMART goals while walking away with targeted goals tailored toward their own success.
Grade School 101
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop on the graduate admission process. We will break down the process of selecting and applying to graduate school. Our goal of this session is for participants to understand and feel confident in creating a competitive application.
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop on thriving in graduate school. We identify research-based practices for students to use to be successful in graduate school. Our goal is for each student to walk away with tools to utilize during graduate school to be successful.
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop on the college admission process. We will discuss the ins and outs of selecting and applying to undergraduate institutions. Our goal of this session is for participants to understand and feel confident in creating a competitive application.
Participants will engage in an interactive workshop on thriving in undergraduate. We will identify research-based practices for students to use to be successful in undergraduate. Our goal is for each student to walk away with tools to utilize during undergrad to be successful.
This consulting package will consist of interactive workshops and hands-on training on the basic, intermediate, or advanced techniques of fundraising. We work alongside partners to evaluate current fundraising initiatives while assisting them in maximizing their streams of revenue. Our goal is that organizations will be able to identify, plan, and execute a variety of fundraising initiatives.
Strengthening Your Brand
This consulting package will consist of interactive workshops and hands-on training around the use of social media for personal and professional branding. We will assist the partners in developing plans to enhance their social media presence. Our goal is for the organization to maximize their social media presence to garner more professional relationships.
Starting a Nonprofit
This consulting package will guide partners through the process of establishing a 501C3 nonprofit. We will educate the partners on the necessary steps including, filing paperwork, creating financial records, fundraising, branding, and much more. Our goal is for the organization to adequately prepared to establish and efficiently manage a nonprofit.
Conference Event Planning
This consulting package will assist partners working to create a conference from ground zero. I will walk the partner through each step of conference planning from initial idea to day of execution. This package involves assistance with planning, recruitment, registration, logistics, marketing/branding, and assessment.
Program Assessment and Eval
This consulting package will engage partners with evaluating and assesses their initiatives and programs. We will guide the organization through the process of developing assessment and evaluation tools, collecting data, and analyzing the data. Our goal is for the organization to understand the process of assessment and evaluation which assists in making data-driven decisions.
Diversity and Inclusion
This consulting package will consist of interactive workshops and hands-on training around diversity and inclusion. We will explore the current climate of the organization to identify systemic issues that plague the entity. We will assist the partners in engaging in critical dialogue on race, class, gender, religion, and other identities. Our goal is for the organization to identify and correct policies and practices that prohibit diversity, inclusion, and healthy work cultures.
Political Data Collection
This consulting package will assist partners in polling their constituents for political purposes. I will guide the organization through the process of developing survey tools, collecting the data, and analyzing the data. Our goal is for the organization or political candidate to use polling data to make strategic campaign decisions.
Build Your Own
This option allows us to collaborate in order to meet your needs successfully. This option is also limited to our areas of expertise to provide the best services to the partner.
The Homeplace Research Collective
What is the Homeplace?
The homeplace is a safe space where black people can affirm one another and heal many of the wounds inflicted by racist domination. This space will foster love, respect, growth, and development which is intended to nurture our spirits. We view this homeplace as a community of resistance. (bell hooks, 1990).
To engage in radical healing with Black graduate students.
To foster a space of support for scholarly development, authenticity, and resistance to systems of oppression.
To build community with Black students, faculty, and staff to operate as a collective within UF
Radical Healing in the Homeplace Collective:
Radical healing is designed to assist marginalized groups with coping with racial trauma that negatively impacts their well-being (French et al., 2020). Radical healing moves beyond individual blame to calling out systems of oppression. We will use this framework to resist oppression and move towards liberation with our Black graduate students through five key components: critical consciousness, strength and resilience, emotional and social support, radical hope, and cultural authenticity.
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What Our Clients Say
“I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Smith. He was well versed in all aspects of leadership and our staff members immediately asked if we could have him to return to speak again. Smith is a fantastic communicator and speaks in a way that is informative, helpful and positive. I highly recommend him to any and all parties looking to improve on leadership”
Anonymous Tuskegee University Student
“Travis Smith is an amazing speaker! It’s difficult to keep high school students engaged and he captured their attention during the entire presentation. Not only did he inspire and motivate my students, he equipped them with tools that they can use in their future personal development. I would definitely bring back Travis to work with my group.”
Dr. Cherese Fine
He took his audience on a journey of life. He made us appreciate the success, acknowledge the losses, and guided us to a better understanding of life. Beyond all, he was transparent, truthful, and straight-forward. He is simply amazing. His teaching method makes you consider your real life, not a hypothetical situation that may not ever occur. His authenticity and transparency makes his work effective and gives it longevity.
William Mitchell, Clemson University
"The session was so engaging it actually brought me to tears. It helped me appreciate life and motivated me to do what makes me happy and not what anyone else thinks I should do in my life"
Karajah Morris, Clemson Career Workshop Student
“When talking about being successful in Grad School, the main ideas were specific with informative anecdotes to support their purpose. The students left with definite plans and steps they could take to reach their goals.”
William Garrett, APhiA Chapter President
“He's confident, bold, intelligent, and humble. You'll be engaged and inspired because he's experienced and knowledgeable. He admits coming from the bottom and is genuine with his advice and direction”
Anonymous Alabama State University Student