She became a certified professional coach in 2014 through New Vibe Training, and ICF accredited program in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, by 6/30/2021, Tiffany will have completed additional accreditation through ICF as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). This is a voluntary and rigorous process and is regarded as the gold standard in coaching. Tiffany is also a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Specialty Master Trainer through Portland State University’s Oregon Registry Training Program, national presenter, and published author. Grimes also holds a Master’s Degree in Management (MIM) with a focus on organizational development.
Vital to the scope of this work, Tiffany’s background lends to her strength of leading the Empower Team. As an advocate, direct service provider, staff trainer and program leader, she has spent over 20 years creating change and opportunities within workforce development collaborating with businesses, community agencies, and job seekers. Her passion to serve and to create cultures of respect has touched many lives and dramatically changed service models. She has helped to create communities of change where a strong sense of belonging, shared vision, and high emotional intelligence make positive and lasting impacts on organizational culture and business relationships.