We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Feingold and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Due to my own personal experience and journey, I saw a huge void for parents of neurodiverse learners and I felt an urgency to fill that void. The pain of watching my child struggle and feeling helpless and lost was a horrifying experience and was profound enough for me to walk away from a 25-year career to venture on my own. That was scary, but not as scary as not helping parents and finding a solution to bring our neurodiverse community together. I am humbled every day by what I do and the amazing parents and professionals I meet. They are the true heroes and I hope that I can give them peace, comfort, and a community that understands their pain and connect them with professionals who are willing and dedicated to helping.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It has been a long and exciting journey with many peaks and valleys. My journey began when I moved to Colorado from Wisconsin. I transferred schools and was completing my degree in psychology. I had not fully decided on what I wanted to do with my psychology degree but knew I wanted to work and help children. Well, that path didn’t take shape until many years down the road. While I was finishing my degree, I started a beginner-level position in health insurance which ultimately led to my 25-year career. I was blessed to have met some amazing people and worked for some amazing organizations. I was dedicated to being the best employee I could be and I saw job opportunity after job opportunity opening up for me. It became very exciting to see the growth and potential. It led me to years in sales, account management, and leadership. As I got into leadership a whole new world opened up. I loved managing people and helping to shape others into seeing their full potential. I was at the prime of my life and career. But that came crashing down. The struggle with my career began with the birth of my son along with several changes within my organization. I found myself exhausted, emotionally drained, feeling entitled, and definitely not giving it my all. It was a struggle I had never faced and a feeling of entitlement I have never nor ever want to experience again. That feeling of frustration began when the boss I had for many years changed positions shortly after I came back from maternity leave. That was devastating. He was an incredible person and mentor. He gave his heart into everything he did and then it was gone and I saw myself having a hard time adjusting. I found myself struggling with some of the antics, attitudes, and behaviors I saw in leadership and I felt myself fading away. That led me to several years of floundering from company to company until finally one day the fog was gone and my purpose was clear. And I have never been in a better place in my life. I am able to be present with my son and give back to my amazing community.
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?
I would first take them to experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I would begin by going through Boulder and up to Estes Park and through the National Forest, which would include an overnight stay possibly at the Stanley Hotel for a little haunted tour. I would then make sure to bring them to our incredible and continually changing downtown. We would rent a scooter Make sure to walk through Union Station, Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall, the Dairy District. Have some Oysters at Jax, have a cocktail and grab some food in McGregor Square. Visit Morrison and Red Rocks. Take a day to go to Colorado Springs and see the Garden of the Gods and all the amazing attractions on the way to Pikes Peak and end with a trip to Glenwood to the hot springs.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The first shoutout would have to go to my parents. They gave me a solid foundation filled with faith, love, compassion, courage, and strength. They taught me and my siblings how to walk with integrity, talk with truth and respect, be courageous in the eyes of fear, and be humble in our dealings. That no matter what we decided to do in life, we better give it everything we have and we better be proud of the job we did.