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Graduated in 2008 from the Boston Conservatory with a major in Modern Dance.
Positions: 1) Management Consultant/Event Planner. Tiffany started her own company, At Liberty, which helps run events, deal with logistics and organizational shifts, and focus on individual health and fulfillment.
2) Property Manager / Sales at Ross Management Services. This mostly-administrative real-estate job, working for a firm that has multiple multi-family developments, is to pay the bills until Tiffany’s business brings in enough revenue to go full time.
Overview: After graduation, Tiffany moved to NYC, where she danced in many different venues, choreographed a play, and started her own dance project in 2010 dedicated to making modern dance more accessible. But after 5 years she started feeling that this life wasn’t as much fun as expected–it felt like she was stagnating, doing the same thing repeatedly. She went online and started applying to jobs. In early 2014, she got an administrative job, assisting the director, at a charter school in the Washington, DC area.
Tiffany started at that job for two years, but wanted to start her own company and found the work at the charter school too demanding to pursue a side job. So in 2016 she applied for and took a job with Ross Management Services, still in the DC area, in order to have the time and energy to start her business. Soon after, she got her first client.
You can see Tiffany’s LinkedIn profile here. Tiffany also encourages folks to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choice Quotes: “Consulting is a lot of fun for me. I like talking with people, and I get a really good feeling out of helping people. I’m ready to jump in on anything, and the work is really fun because it’s always changing. I get to wear different hats and learn so much–I love continuous learning and talking to people who know things I don’t know.”
“Whenever you bring people together around a common cause or initiative, it brings in life in a way that emails don’t. In-person events engage us more in what we’re doing and engage us with our communities.”
“I follow the agile technique–doing things iteratively and growing them incrementally. This lets me not just test things out and continue to scale my business.”
Tiffany, dancing while a student at BoCo. “The Boston Conservatory taught me grit. While there, I also learned to think outside the box, and also to express myself fully.”
To those who are struggling to find their way, Tiffany advises, “Staying open to opportunities will serve you well. Don’t let yourself be blinded by how you think things should be. Know that you’re not alone and you have every advantage.”
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