Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffiney Poole.
Tiffiney, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Working in health and wellness runs in my blood. Both my mother and grandmother worked in healthcare in various capacities, so it was inevitable that I would too. I attended Tuskegee University, where I received my BS with a focus on occupational therapy. While I thoroughly enjoyed how I was helping my patients to regain independence following disease exacerbation, I couldn’t help but think how much better would it be to help people proactively manage their health.
After having a child and going through some struggle with my own weight, as well as recognizing the health issues that ran in my family, I took an interest in creating a healthy lifestyle as opposed to chasing fad diets. This led me to seek my health coaching certification several years ago, and more recently, my Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification through ACE Fitness. I often share that “healthy” is not a destination, it’s a journey. You name it, I’ve lived through it… being a single mom, planning a wedding/getting married, going through a divorce, working a 9-5, running a business, etc. and I’ve been able to maintain my health through it all by creating sustainable habits for my spiritual/emotional, nutritional, and physical well being. My passion is to walk with women along that journey and teach them the skills I’ve learned, so they don’t have to stumble like I did.
Women Being Well LLC was established in order to propel women from desire to action to create healthy lifestyle habits through faith, food, and fitness.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It definitely has not been a smooth road! Women Being Well is a baby I’ve been birthing for years. I initially struggled with even wanting to run a business because I didn’t view myself as an entrepreneur. Once I decided to move forward, I found myself studying to sit for my exam, getting engaged, and planning a wedding all at once. No sooner than receiving my certification and beginning the process of setting up my business, my marriage began to fail. Just as I was starting to gain traction and feel comfortable with what I needed to do to grow my business, I found myself going through a divorce. The stress of that situation caused me to go dormant for months… no social media posts, no emails to my list, no progress in the right direction. I even began to struggle with my own health again which made me question, yet again, if I was meant to do this.
In addition to my personal setbacks, I struggled with feeling like I needed to do everything on my own, which caused me more time and money than necessary. For any young woman starting out on this journey, I would first say, don’t doubt your purpose and surround yourself with people who will speak to that purpose. Secondly, I would say don’t delay seeking help in the form of a coach, as well as outsourcing things not in your wheelhouse. This leaves time and energy to focus on those areas that are within your expertise.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
The women I serve are tired of fad diets and crazy workouts. I provide health coaching services for high-achieving women who desire to regain body confidence, better manage their weight, and create sustainable health habits. The Restore Method is the program I’ve created to take them through my step-by-step approach to creating healthy habit practices that take their whole person into account while also providing the support, accountability, and community they need to be successful. Previous clients have expressed appreciation that their spiritual and emotional well being is not overlooked as a key component in their health journey, this has made all the difference for them.
I love that I’ve created a program that allows a woman to reach her goals, whether she’s local or across the country from me, hopping flights for business or pleasure, or a stay-at-home mom. Successfully conquering health struggles often translates into conquering those other big hurdles in life, allowing the women I work with to finally live life on purpose.
Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
My greatest piece of advice for finding a mentor is to be open. Open to what that mentor looks like… two of my coaches who have helped me tremendously would have not been my first choice if I were looking for a “type”. Open to learning… know that you may be an expert at what you do, but you are not an expert in everything, that’s why you seek out other experts.
In regards to networking, I would say remember it’s not about you. Once I stopped making my in-person interactions and social media interactions about me, I was able to build more authentic relationships. Get to know people and how you can serve them first before looking for how they can serve you.
- Address: Women Being Well LLC
4813 Ridge Rd. Suite 111 #629
Douglasville, GA 30134
- Website: healthcoachtiffiney.com
- Phone: 4045900030
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @healthcoachtiffiney
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