We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Stallings and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
As a speaker, author, and entrepreneur, I want to be remembered as someone that was passionate about using my personal story of triumph to empower, encourage, and inspire the next generation of leaders and educators. I want someone to read story and say that they were motivated to overcome any obstacle.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a self published author of four books. When I published my first children’s book, “Mommy Works too Much!” I had no clue how far my publishing journey would go. My children’s book was the number one new release in its category. It was also a top 100 book on Amazon! Additionally, I was invited to do author events at Barnes & Noble and even had the opportunity to have my children’s book on its shelves. I beat hundreds of other speakers and was chosen to do a coveted TEDx Talk based on the content in my children’s book. I have been featured in national publications and was even interviewed by an educational advocacy group as far away as the UK! I am still in awe at how far one little book has taken me! Although it may sound like things just fell into my lap, it was NOT easy. When I first began my publishing journey, I had no idea where to begin. I invested in several courses and webinars. I scoured the internet for hours looking for ideas. I even tried to find a literary agent to assist me. It was the combination of my research and sheer tenacity that led me to eventually self publish my first two books. I am most excited that my books served as a segue to consistent speaking engagements at universities, public schools, and other organizations. I am proud that my books and speeches have touched the lives of many. I want the world to know that we all have a gift inside of us to share with the world. I hope that story will inspire at least one person to pursue their dreams despite going through the obstacles of life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take my friend to go check out Rooftop at Exchange Place for great cocktails and views of the city. I would also take them to Short Hills Mall to go shopping and grab lunch. Finally, I would take them to the Montclair Diner for great food and atmosphere!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would never be where I am without the love, guidance, and support of my Father, Nelson Stallings. I dedicate this article to him.
Milan Overton Photography