We are excited to introduce you to Tiffany Spalding from Swanton, Ohio. She is a Functional Blood Work Specialist and Certified Stress Coach who opened her practice in 2018, but has been doing natural remedies since 2010.
What does your dream life look like? Are you currently living your dream or still working on it?
I am still working on getting my dream life set up. So many small aspects of it are taking longer than I thought they would. My dream life is to help people take their health back, to not totally rely on the Western medicine world. I hear so many people say they do not get answers from their doctor and they are tired of feeling unhealthy all the time.
I want to be able to travel wherever I’m needed, and help people from all over, experience the power of taking back control of their health. Knowing that I have the skills to teach everyone how to heal themselves, that is a wonderful thing to share!
Tell us more about what you do and who you help.
I am a Functional Blood Work Specialist and Certified Stress Coach. I work with women between 30-45 to help them find the root cause of their persistent fatigue by finding the answers in their blood work.
When you start with the blood work you start from the foundation. We can dive in and find the root cause of your illnesses. Symptoms only point us in the right directions, but having the answers in your personal lab work is GOLD. Blood work doesn’t lie!
Taking the labs and comparing the marker number gives me excitement, like putting together a puzzle. A symptom someone has been dealing with for years could pinpoint the underlying root cause that needs to be handled and corrected.
Watching the faces of my clients when I can tell them exactly what has been going on and then giving them a concrete plan on how to move forward is one of the most rewarding things EVER! Most see results within a few short weeks, and that motivates them to continue the journey.
What inspired you to start this business?
I had my own health struggles and the doctors always told me my blood work was normal. It didn’t give me any hope of feeling better. Once I learned how to read labs from a Functional Medicine point of view, I was able to unlock the hidden pieces of my own health puzzle and help me move forward on my healing journey.
I want to help other women with the same things that I faced. Feeling like you are going crazy because you KNOW something is wrong inside, but none of the doctors can find the answers. That put me into a downward spiral of depression for too long.
I have been able to discover and correct my underlying issues so I can start to build my health back up to where it was years ago.
What’s a challenge you’ve faced along your entrepreneurial journey?
I am a very introverted person so I don’t easily put myself out in the spotlight.
When I hear conversations about people having lab work done I WANT to jump in and ask them about it and the results. Even with the knowledge I can impart in the situation, I feel like I am intruding on something very personal to each client.
I am trying to overcome that by remembering I am here to help them on their journey. I am not trying to sell them anything I personally don’t have faith in.
I’ve watched this process work in hundreds of cases and I need to have confidence in that. I guess after dealing with the lost hope for so long with my own situation, I never want to be the cause of giving someone that false hope so it hinders me from speaking up.
Has being an introvert affected your business?
Yes and no. Yes because I do not exert myself enough to reach and help people. It dampens my confidence in myself to help even though I know what I have is worth it.
Also no, because being an introvert helps people to feel comfortable with me because they know I speak only my deepest words and thoughts, no fluff. I’m not trying to manipulate anyone into working with me. If you want a second lab opinion, I’m here. If you don’t, then that’s fine too. I don’t press the issue.
What methods do you use to bring in new clients?
Currently, I have a website at Simplycultivated.com, and I have a Facebook page, LinkedIn profile and Instagram where I share information, tips and tricks.
I will be launching a podcast beginning of 2024 to share insights and help people with their labs while listening from home. When my podcast airs I will share how to find and listen on my social media pages.
Word of mouth is always good! That’s how I have had the response in my business so far.
Is attending networking events a part of your marketing strategy?
Yes it is… in the future. I haven’t attended any as of yet, although there is a city club specifically for women to promote their businesses. I plan to join soon so I can try and reach as many people as possible. There are so many realizing that taking control of one’s own health is so important.
How do you define success for yourself and your business?
Success is when I feel I am making a difference in other women’s lives. Success for myself would be to replace my part time job with my business solely.
I currently work in a health food store where I am able to mentor customers who come in. Unfortunately, working in a retail setting takes some of the expertise away from the exchange I have with folks. They don’t understand the background the information is coming from and assume I’m just selling products.
Where can we learn how to read and interpret our own blood work?
I have created and designed an online signature program specifically for those who want to have the information for themselves on how to find the pieces to their health puzzle! You will forever be able to find the answers to your health when you know how to interpret the blood work. Blood work never lies!
What advice would you give to other introverted women who are just starting their own businesses?
Keep going. Even when it’s difficult, keep going.
Even when you are scared, KEEP GOING!
You will never regret pushing through because you will eventually be doing what you love! It may take some perseverance, along with trial and error, but that is how we learn and grow. Just take a breath and think of the very next step, not the end game.
Thank you for taking the time to share your story.
If you want to learn more about Tiffany Spalding, you can find her here:
Facebook: Simply Cultivated
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