“Developing a business is a ‘come as you are’ prospect. You’re going to have to deal with all your humanity somewhere inside the process of developing your success. You might as well choose to enjoy the ride!”
If you’re on this site, you probably already know what I do—I coach people just like you to grow their businesses and bring their dreams into reality. But who am I, and how did I get to this point?
I’m a fourth generation entrepreneur, and I started answering phones at the tender age of only 4 years. The truth is, I never had any intention of owning a business when I grew up! But as I found myself going through college and graduate school, I was asked to take on a lot of leadership roles, and to develop and run projects. I discovered that I loved the process of building something from nothing, so that’s what I did!
- I’m a therapist by training (my MS is in Counseling & Educational Development), and early in my career I developed teen centers and leadership programs for kids who never had the opportunity to become leaders. I showed them how to take their ideas and make them real—and from there came the seeds of more programs.
- I developed transitional and training programs for colleges and some of the nation’s largest utility providers, teaching both traditional and non-traditional students how to connect with their passions to get into fulfilling careers, using networking and personal marketing skills.
- I also served as the Director of Business Development for the Nayada Institute of Massage, and grew that business internationally with a full product line, doubling the gross earnings of the company twice over.
The funny thing is, even with all that, I always had at least one other business, if not several, in addition to my “regular” work. I had to create—it was my passion, my gift, and it would not be denied. One day, I realized I had developed so many systems and programs for companies and organizations I was working for—why couldn’t I help hundreds or thousands of businesses, instead of just a few?
So I took the coaching of my own business coach who told me, “Tina, you need a vision that will take you your life to fulfill. Something big enough to satisfy you.” Thus, the idea for igniting 10,000 Thriving Businesses was born. I’ve been on a roll ever since and have had the privilege of working with business in more than 20+ industries around the world grow and transform.
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