Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Hockenhull.
Hi Tiffany, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Hawk’s Village of Leadership LLC started in October 2020. I have always wanted to give back to my community with a community-based organization for youth. After the murder of George Floyd during a pandemic led me to get started my dream & purpose now! Hawk’s Village of Leadership is a community-based organization focused on bringing leadership development training to youth between the ages of 10 to 17 years old. With the knowledge of our youth needing more support in leadership development along with any assistance towards relationship building and connecting is the true reason the organization exists.
I too am a leadership and training motivational speaker & consultant, working with all sorts of different types of teams (of all ages) across the nation. I work with teams from the church sector, school sector, community sector and private sector. I greatly enjoy diving into leadership daily and helping others discover the leader within! As a motivational speaker, I enjoy participating in school assemblies, middle and high school ceremonies, leadership seminars and more. As a consultant, I enjoy participating with company leadership building through team building followed with debriefing and better understanding; as well as overall organizational leadership and training development.
Alright, 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?
The organization has now been in business for almost 2 years. It has not been an easy road! I have had my ups and downs, of course. It has been a journey filled with new blessings, new learnings, new understandings and new beginnings. Most would refer to these as “struggles”. Getting started was the first challenge. Finding the authentic belief in myself that this can be done with the gracious help of volunteerism was the hardest hurdle to overcome. There have been times through this growing process where it seemed like “giving up” would be easier. Then I stop and remind myself, “giving up on myself is the hardest thing I can EVER do in life”. Other struggles would include learning different ways to introduce ourselves to the community, families and schools. We too struggle with getting youth involved with outdoor activities and dreaming again! This is due to this new generation having much screen time throughout the day, that social media/video games/cell phone chat (talking or texting)/cell phone games and more are the new “norm”.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
When working with the youth leaders, I usually introduce myself as “Coach Hawk” versus Miss Tiffany or just Tiffany. The word “coach” says it all. I specialized and am very proud to be a coach for leadership development. As a coach, I am quick to be relatable to each client individually. “Every Client, Every Time”. This quote means, individual time is spent when needed on each youth leader and client to ensure personal and leadership development is taking place in every moment we spend. When building authentic leaders, Y.O.U matters! Each leader learns, Y.O.U, Your Own Understanding. At Hawk’s Village, we firmly believe digging deeper and connecting with the self gives insight on how to authentically build the leader in Y.O.U.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
I could never have gotten this far by myself. I have to give the praise and honor to the Most High, as I am now walking in my purpose and fulfilling His vision. I have grown to be the woman and leader that I am with the great help of both my father and mother. Without their teachings along the way, I would have went astray. They are my biggest supporters. Along the way, have been family members cheering me on as well. I truly could not be here without the help of the HV Family Volunteer Team. They have assisted through and through to assure we are able to present our services to the community. Lastly, we are where we are, thanks to each and every person that has sponsored, sent a donation and or parent that has registered their youth leader for programs, as we continue to grow with patience.
- $95.00 for our Hiking for Leadership Program
- $200 for our Strength in Leadership Program
- $10/per 30 min session for 1:1 Leadership Development Program
- $175.00/hour for Consultant Work
- Website: HVofLeadership.Org
- Instagram: Hawks_Village_of_LeadershipLLC
- Facebook: HVOL.LLC
- Youtube: https://youtu.be/4mQGhCkzw_8
Image Credit to Ashley O’hare Flyer Credit to Jay Braley (IG @greymultimedia)