Understanding One Another…

The name of my business in the bay area was TLC Educational Center.  I ran this business for 10 years.  I developed curriculum for students in grades K-8.  The main focus of my business was dedicated to working with students to improve their writing.  I loved what I did, and never would have dreamed I would leave such a great place.

A little over three years ago I made the decision to leave my business and create a new business.  I decided to keep the TLC as a part of my business name because not only are they my initials, but it is what I bring each day to my students.

I will now be starting my third year of teaching this fall here and I am often asked why I have been so successful in starting a new business where I didn’t know one person in the middle of a terrible economic collapse.

As I examine why I am still in business while others have closed shop it is precisely that I live by my initials.  I bring TLC to those who are wanting to share their stories but don’t know how.  I bring an understanding to them and a kind word.  A hug and a smile goes a long way.  Because I know what it is like to feel the pain of memories of our lives I think it makes me more understanding.  I am confident that those who come to my workshops will find exactly what they are looking for.  I have seen friendships formed and hurts healed.

Moving to the desert hasn’t been easy, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  The things I have learned in these last three years are priceless.  The beautiful people who have become my students and friends are the best teachers in the world!

I look forward to sharing a new season with all of you!

2 Comments to “Understanding One Another…”

  1. Tam, I wish you continuing success – you deserve it, if for no other reason than kharma.

    • Oh my dear friend Lynne, I wish the same thing for you! I am so thankful you have become a great friend to me. I know we don’t get to see each other very often, but I think of you! Thanks for always inspiring me with your example of what it is to be a great woman! Love you sis!

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Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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