We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Hendra and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Beginning my career as a model meant I was partly my own boss, but had agents and managers negotiating and handling a great deal of my career. After my spiritual awakening, I realized my mission-driven business had to be on my terms and fit into my new healthier lifestyle. Being of service to others and using my experience, gifts and talents to build a business takes not only mental thought processing, but a spiritual inner guidance. Also, I’m a rebel so it’s a challenge to work for other people. It’s important what days and timeframes I work as well. There is a sweet spot during the day when I thrive and can be completely immersed with clients. I also work best having margin for other creative projects during the week. God was leading me to my legacy work as well so there was something greater leading me to start my own biz. It’s all been extremely exciting and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Changing lives and making a great living doing it. Beyond a win-win!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
From a young age, I’ve been entrepreneurial minded, but did not equate having my own business with being of service to others until later in the journey. Coming to that understanding has been a beautiful journey of pain to purpose. We can start a business, but the passion and purpose behind it is what keeps us going when the rubber hits the road and times get tough. (as in 2020) When I started my empowerment coaching business, the most challenging aspect was learning the concept that I am here to “serve women not save them”. My coach and I had to do deep inner work around that because my old patterns of codependency were triggered. Within the triggers, there are treasures. They are gifts to alert us of unhealed parts of ourselves. This revelation was a huge breakthrough that helped grow me into a more powerful coach, plus kept me from closing my doors. I came very close to giving up my coaching practice! Leaning in to the struggle will always bring you through stronger on the other side, Entrepreneurship is truly signing up for the greatest self-development journey and not for the faint-hearted. It takes massive courage, tenacity, creativity and stamina. I know I have been called. Called to do my greater life’s work that comes from my Higher Power. It’s called a “calling” for a reason because it calls you, haunts you and doesn’t leave you alone. Because of the trauma, suffering then healing I’ve gone through, I have this deep passion (near obsession) to help women heal and thrive. The more this world is filled with self-actualized, joyful and thriving women, the more the world heals. I’m excited to be part of the healing of this hurting world.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
TIFFANY DOES DALLAS (couldn’t help myself 🙂 MONDAY: Lunchtime arrival so you have to kick off the trip to Texas at MiCocina — one of the most popular TexMex spots in the Beverly Hills of Dallas, Highland Park Village. Followed by a shopping spree there in HPV. The shopping is comparable to Rodeo Drive. Monday evening, I’m cooking you a healthy dinner served poolside with beautiful music to end a long travel day. TUESDAY: Zen/ Spa Day. We will start off with green smoothies then head to Black Swan Yoga to work out the kinks of sitting on the plane for hours the day before. Lunch at True Food Kitchen (organic) in Preston Center Plaza. Massages at my house by personal massage therapist, Mariuxi. Sushi dinner at hotspot ShinSei hosted by my friend and owner, Lynae Fearing. WEDNESDAY: Morning PowerTalk around White Rock Lake to burn plenty of calories so we can follow it with breakfast tacos from Torchy’s Tacos. yuummmm! We’ll take it easy today to get ready for a fun and fabulous dinner at Nusr-Et aka Salt Bae. Followed by cocktails at Bistro 31. THURSDAY: Slow morning and rejuvenation meditation, salt room and lymphatic drainage sessions at Breathe Wellness. Stop by The Gem afterward for a fresh green juice. Chic lunch downtown at Mirador on the top floor of Forty Five Ten. (Dallas’ chicest boutique) My close personal friends you must meet over my house for a bougie potluck dinner. Everyone will bring their favorite dish and wear their best boho chic outfit. FRIDAY: Play day! No agenda. We will see where the day takes us. Perhaps hit some of the best vintage stores in the city, stop by a yummy food truck for lunch or take a quick tour in one of the great museums here. I love the Dallas Museum of Art. Maybe get a mani/pedi at VERBENA Parlor + Social House (beautiful organic safe nail salon) Dinner at Town Hearth followed by a night cap at The Charles — 2 of the most swanky spots in Dallas! SATURDAY: Brunch and a treat of live music by my hubby, Aaron Hendra at Lovers Seafood also owned by our friend Lynae Fearing. This could last all day until 5pm so we will probably hang at home that eve and get take out! SUNDAY: I will make you a big healthy breakfast before your flight!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We are never really “self made” and I’m grateful to husband and spiritual leader, Aaron Hendra for his steadfast support with the development of my mission-driven business. When I wanted to give up, he would reassure me and speak life into my vision to help me gain clarity again.
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