We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Lindsey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m from Houston and my background, upbringing and experiences have shaped who I am today. You can tell somebody to do this or give advice, but until you’ve gone through it yourself it hits a little differently and in some cases a lot. If you were to tell me years ago that I would be doing what I’m doing now I would not have believed you. Honestly, I never wanted to work with children, it wasn’t my choice. I decided to pursue other things I wanted to do, but ultimately it led me to where I am now, over 10 years later. My background, the good and the bad have helped me in so many ways as a person and even as I continue to work with children and their families. I’m able to take my experiences over the years, I’m able to remember the challenges I had and I’m able to hear more, see more, and have a lot more compassion because in some cases I was them.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a child and adolescent coach who has been working with children for over a decade. I’ve worked at schools, a non-profit, and as an ABA Therapist. All of the experiences that I have had, I’ve been able to put to use for what I do now. I’m so excited about what I do! I get the opportunity to be a part of different villages with each child I work with, with each family that I work with. Hand to Heart Coaching is an opportunity to help build a solid foundation for both children and adolescents. We focus on helping to increase self-love and building confidence through our individual sessions and monthly workshops. We are intentional with what we do while providing a safe space for children to express themselves. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worth it really comes easy. I will say that the more consistent I am and remember my why and who it’s for, that gives me that extra push that I need to keep going and not give up.
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?
My favorite spot to eat in the city is The Breakfast Club, their food does not disappoint. As far as places to visit, I love nature so parks are my thing and I have to mention Hermann Park. There is always something happening in Houston, so I myself always end up discovering something new!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to Shoutout my Choir teacher from high school Ms. Ross! She was absolutely amazing! She didn’t just teach, but she also made connections with all of her students. You can tell when someone is just doing something just for the sake of doing it. You can also tell when someone loves what they do, it’s their passion, their purpose. For her, that’s what I and so many other students felt about her. Sometimes we don’t realize the impact that we have in the lives of others, we don’t realize that what we say and do actually makes a difference. That’s who Ms. Ross was for me, someone who made a difference in my life and serves as a reminder to connect with each child I come across.