At the end of the day, no matter how hard it can be at times, I have peace knowing that I am following a path that feels right.Tiffany Louise | Professional Coach & Therapist
When it comes to Tiffany Louise, she has a simple philosophy: we are all here to shine in our own unique way; that is how we light up the world.
As a Professional Coach, Therapist, and Speaker, she has devoted her life to helping clients change the stories they create for themselves. Tiffany teaches people how to shift their thoughts, feelings, and actions thus creating more love, light, and joy in their lives. Tiffany obtained undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, specializing in behavioral health. She is trained as a psychotherapist and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. Her holistic approach to coaching is grounded in her years of experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing interventions. Over the past decade, she has facilitated in-demand workshops, lectures, and groups in some of the leading treatment centers in the country.
What is your greatest fear?
Oh, I have so many, seriously! And I spend my life growing and practicing my faith so that these fears don’t sit in the driver’s seat of my life. But let’s see if I have to narrow it down – biggest fears – losing people I love, and illness, either physical or emotional, that causes significant suffering.
Why have you chosen your professional path?
When I was very young, under 5 years old my parents divorced due to my father’s alcoholism. My mother, always ahead of her time, put me in therapy immediately. So from my earliest memories, I was at ease with talking to people about my feelings. I learned that bad things will happen, but there is something we can do about it. As I grew up, I found myself being the person people came to when they needed to talk through something. It came so naturally. I just always knew that this is what I was meant to do.
What drives you?
Healing, and this deep, deep desire to feel the best I can in this lifetime. And then the desire to help others feel that too. And ultimately my faith. It all comes down to that. Doing God’s work during my little stint here on earth.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken professionally?
Starting my own business and continuing to put myself out there. Because, when you make that choice to get in the arena, you open yourself up to a lot of energy. Criticism, jealousy, confronting huge fears, you name it. You also open yourself up to amazing joy, connection, and love, but it’s a constant growth experiment. I’ve turned down very lucrative opportunities every step of the way to forge my own path. Turned down safety and security. But living out of alignment is something I am not willing to do anymore, so ultimately it’s all worth the risk.
How did that risk serve you?
It has been the catalyst for my faith to grow by leaps and bounds. I have learned so much about myself. And at the end of the day, no matter how hard it can be at times, I have peace knowing that I am following a path that feels right. Inner peace is the ultimate success. That’s priceless.
What excites you the most about attending/participating in the Fear Paradox Summit?
The community. Connecting with other women, opening up, sharing, offering, healing. That’s the good stuff. Magic happens when women come together. I am also excited for my workshop, and to see what God brings forward in that experience.
What do you hope to leave with or hope to share with others as part of your participation?
A reminder and reinforcement that our faith can be bigger than our fear. Always.
Any parting words of wisdom?
Just that fear is natural and a normal human experience. It is only trying to protect us from pain. But when it begins to run our lives, when it takes over and begins running the show, that’s when it is time for a change. The concept of “Fear Not” is in the Bible 365 times. This is what we are here to learn. How to choose faith over fear.