Thursday, November 9, 2017

BOSS Spotlight Feature: Tammy Moore, Owner of Tammy P. Moore & Associates

Tammy Moore "the Diamond Diva” is the only African American shareholder of Diamond Residential Mortgage and owner of Tammy P. Moore & Associates.  She is a licensed mortgage originator in 8 states. Tammy is a credit repair specialist, conducts seminars and personal coaching sessions to assist her clients with home ownership, credit & financial planning.
1.  What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?                                    Finding my place in a male dominated industry was an obstacle initially, but I made it my stepping stone.  Earning the trust of your partners and your clients was also an obstacle. Confidentially is everything when your dealing with credit and finances. I worked to prove that my black owned business has something valuable to offer and17 years later, I am a trusted advisor!

2.  What inspired you to break into your industry?                         Throughout the years I have encountered people who had given up on the dream of homeownership because of their credit impairments. Instead of turning them away and telling them you don’t qualify for a home, I begin to study the credit reporting process and advising them on how to improve their scores and managing their monthly debts.
My motto is “it’s not if you will repair your credit or buy a home but when!”™ 

3. How do you balance your personal and professional life, or have you been able to find a balance?
I start my day off with prayer, meditation and exercise.  I must be healthy and happy, so I can give of myself to my family and career.  You can’t pour from an empty cup.  I ensure my family knows they’re a priority.  I still cook hearty meals and have date nights with my husband. I don’t overbook my calendar and I only say yes to projects I believe will make a difference.  Quality over quantity!

4. What is an inspirational quote that you live by?                                  
Teamwork makes the dream work!
If I can help somebody as I travel along my way, then my living will not be in vain!
Luke 12:48 For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”
5.  Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way? 
I’ve always admired Oprah Winfrey. My determination came from my Mother, Grandmother and my Aunts.  They all taught me that there are no limits to what I can do (with God).  They have always been active in the community.  Each one of them set a great example of what a humble servant leader should exemplify, I am so grateful for my village!

My mentors are Esterle Coburn (one of the first women to own a mortgage company in Lake County, IL) and Gwen Broughton (one of the first African American women to get a broker license in Lake County, IL) who have been in the Mortgage/Real Estate Industry for over 70 years combined. They took me under their wings and trained me to strive for greatness!
6.  What are your “must-haves” to keep your career or business going strong?       
A few of my “must-haves are faith, patience, a great business plan, a healthy relationship with money, a strong support system, integrity and gratitude!

7.  What is your definition of a BOSS?                                               My definition of a BOSS is a woman with a vision, a plan and a prayer!  She realizes that she must take the road less traveled.  A BOSS is surrounded by a great team that’s ready to impact lives! A BOSS NEVER stops learning and networking.  There’s always more work to do and always someone out there that will benefit from the information we have to offer. She never fails only learns valuable lessons and tools for the next steps in her journey!
To find out more about Tammy Moore, visit her at:

Twitter: @tammypmoore


  1. This BOSS Lady, is very inspiring. It appears her key ingredients are faith. Having a healthy relationship with money, integrity. I will print this and keep in front of me. Thank you for an example to follow Ms. Tammy.

  2. Very proud of you and i know you are doing good things and i knew you would be special, keep your dream going because you are giving back in the right way, congrats to you