meet Forrest Tuff
Forrest Tuff is the Founder and CEO of One Vision Productions, an award-winning, multimedia production company whose clientele ranges from small businesses and government agencies to Fortune 100 corporations. It has been recognized as one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
An accomplished author and producer, Tuff was a 46th Georgia Author of the Year Award finalist and is host of the entertaining and informative TV program Tuff Talk Show. An avid filmmaker, he is known as the Filmpreneur®, having more than 200 movie credits to include documentaries, indie films and a major motion picture with Twentieth Century Fox.
He is a sought-after keynote speaker and Certified Master Life Coach that helps to educate other aspiring entrepreneurs and speakers through mentoring and training. Tuff is a Distinguished Toastmaster and professional member of the National Speakers Association that was voted among the Top 100 Transformational Leaders by the John Maxwell Team. He has been featured in publications such as Black Enterprise, Business Leader and Corp! Magazine, to name a few. In 2021, he was named one of Atlanta's 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders.
As an advocate for servant leadership, Tuff received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy Alumnus. He created a Pay It Forward grant, which is annually awarded to a minority nonprofit organization. Tuff was a 2019 nominee for the prestigious NAACP DeKalb Thurgood Marshall Award and recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service Award and President's Call to Service Award.
An Atlanta native, Tuff is a former Division I and Hall of Fame college basketball player.