Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Community Engagement
Meet The Woman
Behind It All
"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 and community change agent. 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.
Tiffany Young has been the Director of Community Partnerships with the Hartford Yard Goats since its conception. In 2019 Tiffany was promoted to 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 the Yard Goats organization. Her efforts to advance and sustain corporate social responsibility efforts are visible through a variety of channels. Additionally, Tiffany has created sustaining partnerships with local businesses and entrepreneurs to create programs for youth that foster leadership skills, job readiness, health, fitness, wealth and the culinary and performing arts.
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 ForbesWomen where she explained the importance of first validating yourself. Most recently, Tiffany received The 2020 Oprah Winfrey Award for Leadership & Exposure presented by the Scribe’s Institute for Literacy.
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 and partnership strategies.
Her artistic accolades include: Creative writing and directing for stage productions, radio scripts and promotions. She has performed in various stage productions, recorded voice-overs for the radio market, created and performed a one woman show for corporate affinity groups and educational institutions.
Tiffany wears many hats in the civic arena. She has sat on the Diversity Board for Minor League Baseball, representing underrepresented groups of women and people of color. Through Minor League Baseball she mentors young women attending HBCU schools who pursue career paths traditionally not taken by women of color. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Donate Life CT, The Hartford NAF Foundation, Family Promise of Central CT and The Advisory Board for Hartford Public High School. Ms. Young volunteers additional time working with students in inner-city schools who perform below grade level. She also mentors high school students to offer support, direction and ongoing guidance as they transition into early adulthood, whether in a post-secondary education setting or into the working world. 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 From Pain to Purpose. A people and
community driven organization that fosters growth through Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking and successfully proven Community Engagement Strategies.