My name is Tani Nicole and I am the CEO of Detroit Grizzley®

I worked as an Administrator by profession for many years; however, my life mission and passion was always dedicated to youth empowerment, motivation, and self-love. Initially when I established my company, the primary goal was to transform students lives. I wanted to teach them how to wake up their inner grizzly (an analogy of the grizzly bear), and make integrity based decisions by utilizing the power of words in positive affirmations. Just when things were taking off to the next level, life as we knew came to a halting stop.

On March 10, 2020, our governor issued Executive Order 2020-4, which declared a state of emergency in Michigan to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and Detroit was a hot spot.

Just like many other business owners, I had to quickly think of ways to transform and restructure my company. I was forced to adapt to a new way of life, and find ways to evolve. I am ecstatic and grateful to say...WE ARE STILL HERE!!!

As we head into 2021, I realize that we can all use some motivation, encouragement, and upliftment. I want to inspire Detroiters to live again. I'm crazy enough to believe that sometimes in what appears to be a tragedy or setback, is actually a setup for us to find our life's purpose. 

There is a grizzly bear on the inside of you waiting to be awakened. He/She is bold, fierce, strong, tenacious, unstoppable, and ready to create your future.

Give yourself permission to follow your dreams.


- Tani Nicole aka Mama Grizz

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