Trust the Process – An Interview with CEO Tiffany Williams
My guest Tiffany Williams is the walking example of “go big or go home.” She had a vision for what she wanted to do and decided the time was now. She took the risk to start her own business instead of the traditional path of employment because she trusted that, if it didn’t work, she could find a job. Her belief in her own ability and learning to trust the process put her on a path to building a business that makes an impact and a partnership that makes a difference.’
About the Guest:
Tiffany L. Williams is the CEO and creative director for Twice Media Productions, LLC, a full-service, commercial video technology company based in Houston, Texas. She started the business three short months after finishing graduate school in 2012. She is also co-founder and managing director for Diversity Fund Houston, a micro venture capital fund created to invest in minority tech founders.
Tiffany brings a wealth of knowledge and familiarity within the technology and digital marketing fields. She began working as a multimedia instructor for the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute in Nashville, Tenn., in 2009 and later became an adjunct professor at Prairie View A&M University, where she taught mobile media and video production.
In 2020, Tiffany was named National Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and honored with the Women Who Mean Business Woman to Watch Award by the Houston Business Journal . The previous year, she won Supplier of the Year by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC). In 2018, she received The Art of STEM Award from STEM Bridges Houston and The Darryl King Paving The Way Award from World Youth Foundation.
Tiffany is an alumni of Leadership Houston Class XXXIV and now serves on the Board of Directors. She participated in Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Executive Education and Google’s Digital Excellence programs. She also received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tennessee State University and her Msaster of Arts degree in Journalism and Documentary Filmmaking from Michigan State University.
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About the Host:
Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach.
Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.
After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work.
After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.
From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed.
She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.”
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