We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Skidmore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, how does your business help the community?
My coaching work is all about helping people escape negative thought spirals that take up space in their minds, consume their energy, and push pause on their life and goals.
In the modern world, many of us spend so much time and energy feeling anxious, self-critical, and powerless. My passion in the world is to help people free themselves of their thought spirals, paralyzing negative emotion, and self-critic — so they have space for more connection, freedom, and contribution.
I believe that the more people who are able to step into their power and take meaningful action on their soul paths, the better the world becomes. By letting go of unhelpful thought loops, relating to emotions more effectively, and nourishing a healthy relationship with self, my clients are more available and capable of connecting deeply in their communities, creating great contributions, and living with more lightness and freedom.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business, Nourish and Forge Coaching, was born into my consciousness during a solo hike in Spring 2016. At the time, I was an international teacher, finishing my fourth year living and teaching middle school in South Korea, and my eleventh year in education.
As I walked through tall trees on that humid morning, I was struck by the knowledge that I would eventually be a life coach and have my own business. Over the next few years, I worked on my certifications and learned about how to own and run a business. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. There was so much to learn that I often felt like I was caught in a whirlpool, paddling frantically to just stay on the surface. In the end, I kept going by simply taking one step at a time and committing to showing up and adding value wherever I could.
The biggest lessons I’ve learned have been integral to my work with my clients as well: how to manage my mind, listen to the wisdom of my emotions, and cultivate deep self-acceptance and self-compassion.
In my coaching practice, I work with compassionate deep-thinkers who find themselves stuck in self-criticism and negative thought spirals. Clients come to me wanting to get unstuck, build self-love, and experience more lightness and freedom in their lives.
What I bring to clients is a balance of grounding compassion and safe space that is necessary to step into the fiery forging of new paths and new ways of being. I’m a coach who is constantly evolving and learning, and passionate about sharing that with others.
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?
The best days for me and my friends involves fresh air and adventure during the day. Paddleboarding in the sun or hiking in the stunning Rocky Mountains, followed by a delicious meal and cold drinks on our patio. We would wrap up the evening with deep conversation around a fire or a board game.
With more days, we’d likely head into the mountains for a few days of camping or backpacking, seeking out some hot springs towards the end of the trip. Sunshine, fresh air, good conversation, silliness, and rest…hits all the bliss buttons!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I hired my first life coach, Kathy Kehe, about 9 months after my dad passed away in 2017. Kathy partnered with me as I put the pieces of my life back together after a deep grieving process. She helped me identify what was truly important to me and supported me while I found the courage to make the leap from a career in education to a new path in life coaching. Without the clarity and courage I derived from our work together, it may have been many more years until I made the leap to get certified and start my coaching business. So much gratitude and love to Kathy!