Sonya Trammell-Jones; LEGIN Consultants; The Story Exchange Your Name: Sonya Trammell-Jones

Business Name: LEGIN Consultants

Type of Business: Arts & Entertainment/Coaching & Consulting/Food & Beverage/Federal Advisory Services

Business Location: California, United States

Reason for starting
Federal Employee that will be under Furloughs in 2013 and was unemployed for 2 years 2009-2011.

How do you define success?
The ability to “COME BACK” from an obstacle or “setback” and be better than you were before.

Biggest Success
Seeing my son excited about going to college for the first time.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
I am totally NEW to the LA Community and some of my Business industry movers and Shakers. Most people in government resist change and new things. I like being a “Change Broker” at a time where change is inevitable and on a very close horizon. I am present at every type of program, event, or community/political discussion. I approch my work with a certain theme “You can’t get a seat at the table of intelect if you aren’t safe enough to know WHERE the table is.”

Who is your most important role model?
My Dad Alfred L. Trammell Sr., a deceased Viet Nam Era Marine that had half of his head blown off and lost an eye during that conflict; whom went on and was a successful federal employee and respected community leader in Gary, IN till his death in 2001.