Boss Mom of the Week: Tiffany Walker
Tiffany Walker has over 12 years of experience working with top media and broadcast companies such as ABC, Viacom, and Hulu on their digital strategy. In this experience, she realized how difficult it is for women to “have it all” without feeling stressed out at the same time. As a result, she co-founded Popandbanter.com and the Pop and Banter Podcast which empower professional women to be successful inside and outside of the office without feeling overwhelmed. She’s a time management master and productivity expert. She is also a wife and a mom to two daughters (4 & 2 years).
Tell us a little bit about your family and your Boss Mom journey.
I am a wife and a mama to two little girls – 4 years and 2 years old. I’ve been working in the digital media space for the last 12 years consulting for big media companies like NBC, Viacom, ESPN, and Hulu. I started a blog on the side as a creative outlet which turned into so much more as it turned into a way to support other professional women to be successful inside and outside of the office without feeling overwhelmed. I then launched the Pop and Banter Podcast with my business partner in April.
What are some of your favorite go to meals when time is tight and dinner MUST get on the table?
Costco meatballs – cook some pasta, throw jarred marinara on the meatballs, and voila! I also love throwing fish in the oven since it’s healthy, easy, and fast! Otherwise, I try to prep in advance on Sundays so I have some healthy options to reheat during the week.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I find so much inspiration from listening to podcasts and reading books. If I get really overwhelmed, getting in nature either visiting the beach – something about the steady sound of the ocean – or visiting my parents who live in the mountains of Colorado helps me reset and allow inspiration to flow again.
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
I’m currently reading Presence by Amy Cuddy (her power poses TED Talk is in the top 5 most watched!) and Living Forward by Michael Hyatt. I listen to podcasts all the time and love The Lively Show, The School of Greatness, Creating Your Own Path, She Percolates, and of course The Boss Mom podcast! I’m a long time blog reader and love The Small Things blog, A Cup of Jo, The Fitnessista, and Shutterbean.
What is one piece of business advice that you’d give to a mom just starting out?
It’s all mental. Make sure your inner monologue is encouraging yourself that you can do it and that you DO have enough time. Sometimes you need to make mental space as much as you need to make time for things.
What are some of your favorite quotes or words to live by?
“Your vibe attracts your tribe” is one of my favorites because it’s all about your attitude. If you have a positive attitude, you are bound to attract others to you who also have that same disposition. My other one comes from Lara Casey – “Progress not perfection.” Like many other Type A women, I have to make sure things are perfect before I put them out in the world. If I do that though, it may never make it out into the world. I can always improve upon whatever it is later, but if I never put it out there, I’ve got nothing!
In one word, sum up your life as a Boss Mom.
Powerful. I love being able to be my most authentic self in my work and being able to design what I do to encourage my strengths makes me feel powerful!
What are three core values of your business and how do those values relate to your motherhood?
Authenticity, Compassion, and Practicality. They are the same values I have for motherhood! I strive to be honest with other moms about what is really going on since we all need support, compassionate with my kids even when I’m losing patience, and I’m always the practical one on how to handle a situation!
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