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Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Community Engagement

Meet The Woman 
Behind It All

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"Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some are to simply clear the path." -Tiffany Young

Driven by a personal passion to help others and motivated to develop greatness in those with whom she works, Tiffany Young is the living embodiment of the popular quote, “For it is in giving that we receive!” Tiffany has built a career reputation as a proverbial bridge-builder, community change agent and certified life coach. She is a fast-emerging figure on the motivational speaking circuit through her works that help people turn personal pain into purpose by developing self- worth, eliminating self-doubt and taking concrete steps toward their destiny. She shares her journey to help others gracefully embrace theirs.

Currently, Tiffany Young is the Senior Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy for the YWCA Hartford Region. Prior to this role, she was named Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Engagement for Charter Oak Health Center. Tiffany spent many years as the Executive Director of the Hartford Yard Goats Foundation, making her the first woman and person of color in a senior management role of the organization. In these roles, she has worked diligently to develop strategic community partnerships and enhance the public image of organizations. Her efforts to advance and sustain corporate social responsibility are visible through a variety of channels.


Under Tiffany’s leadership, The Hartford Yard Goats organization was awarded the 2018 Commitment to Charity Ballpark Digest Award. Tiffany was subsequently honored with the first MiLB Presidential Citation Award for Excellence in Building Community, Diversity & Inclusion in December 2018. In April 2019 she was honored with the 100 Women of Color Award for her work in the Greater Hartford community. In October of 2019, Tiffany was featured in Forbes where she explained the importance of first validating yourself. In 2020, she received the Oprah Winfrey Award for Leadership & Exposure presented by the Scribe’s Institute for Literacy. In 2021 she was recognized and awarded by the NAACP as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in CT and later that year, awarded the Urban League of Greater Hartford Community Champion award.


Tiffany has an extensive education and professional background in the Theatrical and Performing Arts world. This professional diversity adds a uniquely refreshing perspective, supplementing her business acumen and offering a creative approach to her community development, partnership strategies and life coaching.


Tiffany’s past achievements, for which she is very proud, includes creating a non-profit organization to develop and implement workshops and trainings focused on development in public speaking, character and team building competencies for people in the communities that she serves. Tiffany’s continued desire to cultivate growth in others led her to the launch of TIFFANYYOUNG From Pain to Purpose, LLC. A people and community driven organization that fosters growth through Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking and successfully proven Community Engagement Strategies.

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