Who put the ‘UP’ in Upside?
NaTesha “T” Johnson is the owner of Upside Productions Management (dba Upside Productions) an event production and strategic partnership consultancy company in Bakersfield, and the co-owner of the Bakersfield Wing Festival.
She is passionate about empowering a new generation of leaders through personal and professional development. Her contribution to building community engagement and leadership is the union of her experience as a social activist and community advocate. She is ambitious in her quest to impact the lives of people in her community while focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion outreach efforts.
Along with 20 plus years in strategic planning, event logistics and consulting experience, NaTesha is an in-demand motivational speaker with expertise in community outreach, and engagement. She has developed and facilitated workshops on a national level on topics, including her popular presentations: “Being Fearless – Personal Development”, “My Worth, then Add Tax”, “Is this a Date or an Interview?”, “Networking-007”, “CSI, FBI, CIA – Searching Beyond the NO (Know)”, “Tag Me In #Teamplayer”, “Diversifying YOUR Portfolio” and many more. She is known for developing strategic plans that help businesses uncover their potential.
She is known for her diverse and talented community connections while bridging opportunities and connecting the right people, with the right people. Receiving many accolades in the community and abroad, she is recognized as a powerful community advocate and pioneer changemaker.
NaTesha is a product of local schools in and around Bakersfield – Go Drillers! Go Renegades! Go Runners! She earned her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Strategic Planning and Development at California State University, Bakersfield.
“As a business strategy that aims to protect, grow, or expand an organization’s outcomes, you must be willing to value and invest in people who can drive that change.”
– NaTesha “T” Johnson