Category Archives: Leadership

Coach of the Week: Michelle Bradley

Meet Team Be a Size You Coach of the Week: My friend Michelle Bradley.

She and I go back a long time.  I met her at church after I competed in a local pageant with one of her best friends and she just walked up to me and said,

“Didn’t you compete in the Miss Diamond Bar pageant with Kelly? I was there. Hi, I’m her friend, Michelle.”

And the three of us became besties!  No joke!  Some of my favorite memories in my twenties have the three of us in them because we loved Jesus and we were a little nuts. Ha!!  Oh, and Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s breakup broke our hearts but that didn’t stop us from busting out all the songs full blast in either Michelle’s VW Jetta or my Silver Mustang or Kelly’s Civic (We are basic white girls. hahahaha!)

Michelle joined my team two years ago, and honestly, this was after she told me no several times prior.  She just didn’t think she had what it took to be an online health coach.  And to be fair, most people have those objections.

So when she finally decided to jump on board, I was so excited.

She is the epitome of someone who fights for her Why.

Michelle’s Mom died of Breast Cancer when she was a senior in high school. Imagine that. For those of you who have lost a parent, either recently or at a very young age, it is traumatizing and heart breaking.  You never get over it, but you learn to live without a person daily in your life.  That is so hard.

Michelle fights for her health daily.  She doubts herself often, which is where I come in and tell her to knock that off. That she can do this. That she is worth the effort. That people that follow her do gain incredible value from her story telling and from her sharing her heart with them.

When she gives it her all, she kills it.

The last several week, she has been following an intense endurance program to the T. The workouts and the nutrition plan. She hasn’t cheated.  She hasn’t given up on herself. She is fighting daily because her WHY is bigger than this whole fitness thing is.

She wants to be around as long as she can, Lord willing, for her kids. She wants to prevent disease, which runs in her family, as much as she can so prayerfully she can spare her children from experiencing the heartbreak of losing their mama like she did.  She knows that she cannot keep it from happening if it will happen, but she refuses to allow “genetics” dictate her future.

So she pushes play. And she keeps fighting.  She chooses to change her life one day at a time.  She fights for those kids. For her husband.

That is a Coach. That is what we do.

Michelle is also incredibly loyal and is always in your corner. You want a true cheerleader, confidant, friend, supporter? Michelle is that woman you want on your team.  She is sensitive and will hear your concerns, and also love you with the truth.  I am so thankful that she is on my team, that we get to do this business of making women better, healthier, live longer, and fight for their families.

If you don’t already, be sure to follow Michelle on Social Media: @michellebradly05 .  Be inspired by her and go join the movement.

Congratulations Michelle! You deserve this!

Be a Size You,

Tiffany Harper

*Have you ever considered becoming a virtual health coach and joining my girl tribe?  I am always looking for women who want to live healthier, and help others live healthier too. For more information, please apply and schedule a time to chat with me about being a part of Be a Size You and our movement.

Coach of the Week: Hannah O’Polka

I am so excited to share another Coach of the Week post with you all.

I have been wanting so badly to share more about my incredible team of women that make up Be a Size You. We are growing so I know that each week, I will be able to celebrate these amazing women and their accomplishments in their businesses.

I know that in the eyes of many, it is thought that no one can succeed in a business like ours. But I will tell you: that is false. The gals I am featuring are literal proof that if you work hard and treat this like a business and your Why is big enough, you can transform the world and your family’s future.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Hannah O’Polka. I actually inherited her from a coach of mine that had quit, and she and I instantly connected. She is determined and she doesn’t allow failures keep her from working to grow, either to grow herself or to impact those she comes in contact with.

She has been on my team for a few years, and we met in person for the first time at last year’s annual conference (she lives in Iowa, I reside in California).

What makes her earn the title of Coach of the Week?

*She is a Diamond Coach and well on her way to 2 Star.

*regularly featured on my Top Volume Leader board.

*Constantly inviting people to join her movement of being a healthier wife and mama.

*Used to have a job as an in home day care provider and was able to QUIT thanks to being able to replace that income with Beachbody income! (Yes, you read that right!)

*She is incredibly gifted in the kitchen and constantly shares yummy recipes and tips.

*She constantly provides training and tools for those in our team to help them grow their businesses. She is not selfish with her information. She gives a ton!

I am so proud of this girl. You can bet that you will see more from her.

Be sure to follow her on social media: @afitlifewithhannah

Congratulations, Hannah! You earned this!!

Thinking about joining our team and our movement? Let’s connect to see if Team Be a Size You is the right team for you! Apply here to learn more about our amazing opportunity!

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

*Income disclaimer: Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches.

Feed Your Mind

I am a big believer that leaders are readers.  I believe that if you are looking to grow in any area, reading and studying are the way to go.

Growing up, I always considered myself an independent learner.  I fared much better doing research projects than group projects or sitting in a classroom because more often than not, it was on subjects that I was not interested in.

I still have not used chemistry. Well, except for baking because exact measurements matter, but other than that….nope!

But I will spare you my thoughts on education and we will get to the part I am most passionate about: Feeding your mind.

I shared on Facebook my current favorite books that I think y’all should grab and dive into.  Most of these are personal development/nutrition/leadership/ministry related.  If that is not your thing, no worries, I will try to update this week even more books that I have read and love.

Podcasts are incredible resources too. That will get updated on my blog as well.

Some included links for the books mentioned in the video:

Discipline: The Glad Surrender

Sacred Priviledge by Kay Warren

Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo

I will try to update even more resources on books, podcasts, resources and more so you all can have more resources as you work on Being a Size You.

 

So thankful for each of you! Would love to hear what you are reading and learning right now!

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

 

 

 

Leaders Listen

In my devotions awhile back, I read Exodus 18.  Moses and his Father In Law Jethro had finally been able to see each other after years away.  Jethro had heard about all the Lord had done for Israel and went up to see Moses.

During his stay, he observed Moses judging all of the people from morning until evening.  

Jethro, in his loving concern for Moses, pointed out wisely that the task Moses had taken on was too big for him. And he gave advice to him concerning how to do the work God had called him to and how to establish other leaders that were Godly and wise and utilize them to help Moses with governing the people.  

In no way was Jethro trying to usurp Moses authority or to keep him from leading.  But he wisely saw that the task was far too large for any one man (or woman!) to do alone.  Moses listened to wisdom and acted upon it.  

How often as leaders do we take on good, but rather large tasks all by ourselves?  It is good to enlist help! Duplicate ourselves when it comes to leaders so that we are not doing it alone! We are not meant to do this alone. In Illuminate, Dan has leaders who interact with a lot of our members when it comes to prayer, life groups, questions, events.  Dan is the Pastor, but he cannot do it alone! We have over 100 college students attending. Can you imagine Dan trying to take all of that by himself?  I would never see my husband.  And then that would make me a very crabby wife! *smile*

Dan tries to seek the wisdom of other pastors because they often can see things that he can't.  And he utilizes the advice that he believes will best benefit Illuminate and the people attending.  

Leaders listen.  

Often times pride and ego can get in the way and we can miss out on spectacular opportunities to see God at work.  So don't be that leader!  Be the leader who is open to wisdom, who is a constant sponge willing to learn more and seek those who have walked before you. They more than likely have much to share with you.

Blessings,

Tiff~