Tiffany Gardenhire stumbled upon Human Resources (HR) while working as a Temporary Employee fresh out of college. And although it was not her first career choice (the arts), she now gets to work with businesses in the arts. HR EMpowered, her starter business is a customized service for small businesses and organizations. Their speciality is handling the administrative tasks without the full staffing costs.
*Who/what inspires you?
The people who inspire me are entrepreneurs and people who desire to be entrepreneurs. This group of people are some of the hardest, motivated, most successful people in existence. To know that others (especially those who started from the bottom and with nothing) were able to start a business and be successful gives me the inspiration and drive I need to stay focus and become successful as well.
*When you hear the term Future Executives what comes to mind?
When I hear the term Future Executives, another term comes to mind “boss”, people with ambition to be a leader in some way shape or form
*How did you get started?
I have been in the field of Human Resources field for seven years landing my first gig in this field straight out of college. From then I have been building my knowledge through experience and research of my own to gain a competitive edge. Teaming up with Future Executives has given me the drive and opportunity to take on HR full force and independently.
*What have you worked on so far?
Future Executives, Inc. was really my first independent gig.
*Where do you see yourself in the future?
In the future I see myself having a successful HR firm assisting other small businesses and non profits with their HR needs so that they are able to focus on their business needs and expand.
*Have you spent time engaging in other volunteer opportunities?
Through current and previous employers I have dedicated time and participated in various walks to raise money for different organizations.
*When times get hard what keeps you motivated?
Not wanting to go through hard times again, and knowing that after jumping a few hurdles the finish line is ahead, have to keep moving.
> *Who would you like to work with in the future?
Anybody who can share my vision and partner with for a greater cause.
> *What type of skills are needed to do what you do?
Must have great communication and people skills and have the ability to play the “middle man” with good intentions.
*How did you develop the necessary skills to do what you do?
Working in the field, and researching outside of work.
Tiffany still works with Future Executives, Inc and is currently working with is Haymakers Media/Beat Factory Studio Project: Establishing and recruiting an Internship Placement Program
She is also building partnerships and has plans to expand beyond the U.S. borders.