TIFFANY HAN
 
 

hey sweets.

My standard elevator-pitch bio would tell you that I am a writer, speaker, teacher, and life coach whose work focuses on teaching smart, driven women how to embrace a new framework of success and productivity to bring their best selves to the forefront of their lives.

But really, I’m Tiffany Han, and I teach ambitious and capable women how to raise their hands and say yes to the lives they want for themselvesand all the things they want to do, be, and say—instead of over-performing for the sake of the life that somebody else dictates for them.

As the founder of Say Yes Creative LLC, and with a degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a CPCC certification from the Coaches Training Institute combined with over a decade of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, and sales, I bring an abundant array of academic, professional, and personal experiences to my work.

My job is to disrupt your status quo and help you get as uncomfortable as possible, because you know as well as I do that the thing you’re most afraid of is precisely what you need to move forward.

Here’s what I know:

The turning points in my life happened when I raised my hand and said yes to what I really wanted for myself.

  • Without having everything figured out in advance.

  • Without a foolproof master plan.

  • Without a solid idea of where the yes would take me.

 
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I said yes to leaving my looks-amazing-on-paper day job in 2009.

JAN 3RD 2017

But if you had told me it was possible to make a bigger impact on the world by working for myself than for a nonprofit, I would have shook my head in doubt and demanded more details.

I said yes to opening an Etsy shop in 2010—and closing it a couple years later.

JAN 3RD 2017

If you had told me then that my words would eventually become my artistic medium, I would have been both thrilled and terrified.

I said yes to starting my own business in 2011.

JAN 3RD 2017

And if you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be bringing in way more money than I’d ever earned in a day job, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I said yes to opening an art studio and workshop space later that year.

JAN 3RD 2017

But if you had told me then that I'd eventually learn to celebrate my own work as much as I celebrated everyone else's, I would have begged you for the "how."

I said yes to going back to my nonprofit job in 2011.

JAN 3RD 2017

Yep. The same year I started my business. Because you can't pay your bills with big dreams and good intentions.

I said yes to marrying the guy in 2012.

JAN 3RD 2017

But if you had told me then that we'd still be falling in love and figuring things out, I wouldn't have understood why.

I said yes to becoming a mama in 2014.

JAN 3RD 2017

But if you had told me that the twins who showed up (!!) would bring even more energy (eventually) to my life and be my greatest teachers, I would have given you the side-eye.

I said yes to starting a podcast shortly after my girls were born.

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But if you had told me 6 years ago that I’d have a weekly podcast in its fourth year that had over a million downloads and had changed the lives of people all over the globe, I would have said, “What’s a podcast?”

I said yes to publicly getting 100 rejection letters following my maternity leave...and I'm still trying to get all 100!

JAN 3RD 2017

Because raising your hand and saying yes and seeking out potential rejection means that I've upleveled my game...and gotten plenty of surprising yes's in the process of seeking out the no's.

I said yes to changing the way I show up in my work in 2016.

MARCH 10TH 2017

But if you had told me when I'd worked so hard to have it all figured out that I’d later be cutting waaaaay back on my teaching commitments and all of those things that looked great on paper to make room for the next generation of ideas to be born, I would have told you that wasn’t possible.

I said yes to sobriety in 2017.

MARCH 10TH 2017

But if you had told me 2 years ago that I would willingly and enthusiastically quit drinking even though nothing bad or tragic or scary had happened, I would have laughed you out of the room.

In 2018, I said yes to moving to a different state to give my family a better life.

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But if you had told me 3 years ago that I would pack it all up and move away from California and turn my life upside down but have zero regrets amidst the chaos, I would have looked at you skeptically.

 
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real talk.

 What makes me different?

I don’t bullshit. I don’t sugarcoat the truth for the sake of your comfort. And I don’t hold back when your life is at stake. Because you don’t need another friend, another notch on your life-success-checklist, or someone else to tell you to be okay about feeling just fine.

I’m not going to pressure you to follow a formula, become a watered-down version of yourself, or push yourself to the brink of burnout to accomplish your goals. My job is to help you peel back the layers of everyone else’s expectations so you can finally get to the heart of your own.

I’m walking this path with you - saying yes, saying no, letting things change, setting boundaries, telling the truth, and becoming more of myself. I’ve started the business, made the podcast happen, had the twins, lost the friendships, lost the money, taken the risks, gotten sober - all while learning so much along the way.

I’ve started early. Waited too long. And kept going even when I didn’t want to. I know what’s possible when you raise your hand and say yes before you’re ready, before things are aligned, and before you’ve gotten the permission slip.

What I want you to know:

You don’t have to dumb yourself down.
You don’t have to be everything to everyone.
You don’t have to have everything figured out.

But you do have to be willing to step way beyond the bounds of your comfort zone to design your life.

Raising your hand and saying yes starts with giving that yes to yourself and saying no to everyone else’s bullshit.

I’m not going to pretend that it’s easy; it’s not.
I’m not going to pretend that it will be quick; it won’t.
And I’m not going to pretend that you won’t be on the edge of your comfort zone the whole time; you will.

 

seriously.

Instead of thinking about how hard this shift might be, let’s talk about why it’s worth doing anyway.

  • Because you’re already uncomfortable. You’re already losing sleep. You’re already bearing the weight that comes with the knowledge that you’re capable of so much more and that you are sitting on buckets of latent potential.

  • Committing to more doesn't have to lead to overwhelm or giving in to the old paradigm of how things have to be done. The point of all of this isn’t to do more or be better or work harder. It’s about reclaiming the person you know you are and letting her shine.

  • Somewhere along the way, you decided that idling was good enough for now. But you know now that it isn’t sustainable—and, ultimately, holding yourself back is not getting you where you want to go.

  • What if I told you that you can make all of those next-level life things happen without having to compromise?

  • What if I told you that you are using more energy holding yourself back than it will take to make these moves you’re so desperate to make?

  • What if I told you that I can teach you how to raise your hand and say yes to that person you’re dying to become?

This work isn’t about telling you how to do things or figuring them out for you; it’s about teaching you how to trust your own ability to figure things out for yourself.

I’m on a mission to help you find your own path to personal freedom, and I’m not going to prioritize your overwhelm or your fear in the process. We’ve got bigger work to do.