PV: Why did you choose this business or line of work?
Tammy:Because of a series of personal tragedies I experienced in 1995, details in my bio.
PV: What is your primary role or duty in your company?
Tammy: Everything, from marketing, to selling, growing the company and keeping peace at the office and at home at the same time.
PV: What sets you apart from your competition?
Tammy: What Competition?
PV: What would you be doing now if it weren’t for your business, taking money out of the equation?
Tammy: I would travel the world!
PV: What do you do for fun?
Tammy: Travel… lol. And spend time with my family!
PV: Who or what is most important to you, personally or professionally?
Tammy: Personally my partner and best friend Rob, my children and parents, professionally – my customers and strategic partners like you!
PV: A little secret about you that would shock those who don’t know you!
Tammy: Okay Nina tons of secrets!! I never went to college, I graduated high school at 16, and I was the first born here in the USA, with immigrant family from Greece!
PV: What are your personal and professional mottos?
Tammy: Integrity with both!
PV: When you were five, what was your dream to be when you grew up?
Tammy: When I was five I was in kindergarten and telling my mom I wanted to get skipped to first grade and was. I wasn’t thinking that way ahead! Okay, maybe a princess! Now I’m a princess with WHIPS!
PV: Have you achieved all or most of your dreams thus far?
Tammy: Every time I think I do I keep having more freakin dreams!! Thank God they are not nightmares!
Entrepreneur, Travel Expert, Author and Renowned Speaker
Imagine that within six months you lost your business and your savings to a violent robbery, then lost your grandmother in a fatal car accident that left your two children, ages nine and two, in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Picture quitting the telemarketing job you took to keep your home so you could sit by your children’s bedsides and wonder if your daughter would ever be able to speak again and if your son would lose his sight. What you would say if a nurse came up to you in the ICU and asked “If it had nothing to do with money, what would you do?”
Tammy Levent didn’t have the energy to think of an intricate answer, so she said the first thing that came to her mind: “I would travel the world.” From that moment, she realized that was her passion and her goal. In 1995, with no assets, she leveraged strategic partnerships to build Elite Travel, which has since skyrocketed into one of the fastest growing, most trusted travel groups in the nation for corporate incentive, leisure, destination wedding and honeymoon travel. Elite Travel has the distinction of being named an American Express agency.
I WHIP IT with Tammy Levent
Levent devotes herself to helping other women discover the power they have to change their lives, no matter what their circumstances. She sums up her mantra of success in the acronym “I WHIP IT” – meaning Incredible Women Have Infinite Power In Themselves. I WHIP IT was born when Tammy held her first whip while sitting at her desk training employees in sales at her telemarketing job. For the first time in years, she felt like she had control. She took that feeling and ran with it.
With her new web show I WHIP IT Out at whipitoutshow.com and her day-long WHIPshops™ that “take the work out of it,” Tammy guides other women – whip in hand – to find their courage, declare their goals, and use strategic partnerships to make those goals happen. Unlike many speakers, Tammy doesn’t stop at motivation; she gives immediately usable step-by-step instruction on how to create a business and lifestyle around your passion. And, with Levent’s travel expertise, you won’t find yourself in a stuffy conference room at one of her retreats unless you get lost on the way to the resort penthouse.
Tammy Levent is the CEO of Elite Travel and single mother of Katie, 25 and Jordan, 20. She is the author of the bestselling book Women Who Mean Business, and lives in Tampa, Florida with her better half, Rob. She owns an impressive collection of whips. For more information on the I Whip it out show and WHIPshops visit
www.whipitoutshow.com and www.TammyLevent.com