About Tiffany deSilva

Tiffany deSilva is the founder, CEO, and visionary leader of BrightFire Women’s Business Network, LLC.

BrightFire Women’s Business Network is the premiere sales training and coaching resource for service-based women entrepreneurs who want to increase their sales, serve more people, and change more lives.

Meet Emily Katz

EmilyKatzHer illustrious career has spanned decades, truly as a celebrity image designer, not just having met and perhaps worked once with the stars, but right with them creating their “looks” in an ongoing basis.

Emily is recognized as an authority on Image, Style and Beauty. Her extensive background in the Entertainment Industry gives her unique perspectives and abilities.

Her latest clients are Martin Sheen, Selma Blair and Brett Butler. She has worked with Sharon Stone, Minnie Driver, Michelle Williams, Robert Redford and Bradley Cooper among many more creating their on camera persona.

Emily now speaks internationally with the strength of her background to inform, inspire and work with us all to help polish our presentation.

She welcomes private and corporate clients who are strategically revamping their visual presence and image.

You can visit Emily at www.ektruth.com.

Meet Monique Caradine

MoniqueCaradineMonique is an award-winning TV & Radio personality, Speaker and a thought leader on women, money and influence.

She uses her nearly two decades as a producer and on-air personality and 10 years as an entrepreneur, to help women in business be seen, make an impact and make money.

Monique has been featured on the top national media outlets including CNN, National Public Radio, FOX News, ESSENCE Magazine, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise.com and many more.

Her international roster of clients includes globally recognized brands such as INC. Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, the National PTA, United Way, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Nielsen.

Having mentored dozens of entrepreneurs on how to become influential high-earners, Monique is now seen as one of the most respected experts in the coaching industry when it comes to Visibility and Money.

Monique is a mom and wife who now lives full-time on the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico.

You can visit Monique at moniquecaradine.com.

Meet Kricket Harrison

Kricket.Harrison_0357FWKricket Harrison is a professional speaker, trainer, business productivity coach and the author of Focus to the Finish Line, 5 Steps to Follow-Through and Finally Make Money. She utilizes cutting-edge training, knowledge and personal experience to help her clients maximize their potential by developing strategies for success based on individual learning styles. Kricket helps clients get focused and finish what they start.

Through her work with individual clients, Kricket identified that within traditional business systems, many talented and innovative individuals didn’t “fit in” – and the harder they tried to do so, the more they (and their business) shut down. She knew that these creative and innovative individuals not only needed permission to work in their own way, they also needed help to create strategies and structures to support their unique working style.

Kricket is known for her dynamic and interactive presentations. Understanding that creative thinkers need space to process and create, she delivers engaging workshops that are both informative and entertaining, often to standing room only crowds. Kricket has been featured in Forbes Woman Online and interviewed by USA Today. Speaking engagements include small businesses, networking groups, radio interviews, telesummits and national conferences.

You can visit Kricket at BrightOutsideTheBox.com.

Meet Kathy Sciere

KathySciereKathy Sciere is a Media and Communications Coach for Entrepreneurs, Executives, and On-Air TV Personalities. She uses her major media expertise to teach how easy it is to create massive momentum in your business using the power of the media to raise your visibility and credibility, so you can attract more ideal clients, have a bigger impact and make a ton of money faster than you thought possible!

She believes getting media exposure should be a positive experience, where your message and your true self meet. She takes motivated entrepreneurs and effectively trains them until their message becomes second nature, ready for any opportunity that arises. That means they never get caught off guard, and that’s media ready.

Kathy is a multiple Emmy award winning television producer with more than 20 years of experience as a producer and executive at some of the most prestigious networks in the world, including CBS and NBC, working with Lesley Stahl and Bob Simon of 60 Minutes as well as Dan Rather and Brian Williams. In her first venture as an entrepreneur, she co-founded a multiple 7-figure independent television production company in NYC, which produced programs for cable networks including Bravo, MSNBC, Food Network, HGTV, and Lifetime.

Visit Kathy at www.KathySciere.com.

Meet Shayla Boyd-Gill

Meet Shayla Boyd-Gill

ShaylaAs a successful entrepreneur of 11 years and recent honoree of the 2013 Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund Forty Under 40 award for “exceptional contributions in business”, 2013 Hell Yeah Six Figure Year award winner, 2013 Savvy Entrepreneur People’s Choice Award Winner, Shayla Boyd-Gill, owner of LABOR Business Coaching is recognized for her ability to empower women and helping them to ditch their money guilt and break through the six and seven figure barriers in their businesses.

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What is Your Commitment Level?

This article is a guest post from BrightFire Expert, Odette Laurie of Business Women on Top.

I have been asked once or twice, okay maybe ten or eleven times, what is it that keeps me motivated or moving forward."COMMITMENT" letters on Chalkboard

I really had to ponder that for a while then I realized it was a simple answer.

I am 100% committed to my dream, my vision and my mission in life.

I am committed to my friends, my family, my clients, members of The “O” team (dorky I know but it keeps me tied to my younger TV day–we had great TV back then!).

Most importantly, I am committed to myself.

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5 Benefits of Partnerships

“Together, we each grow stronger. Together, we each shine brighter. Together, we set the world on fire!” This is the BrightFire Network motto. partnership

I truly believe that in order to make a big impact, change lives, or grow your business, you need the power of partnerships and collaboration. In that spirit, I am taking my own advice and partnering with some of the most brilliant minds around the globe.

I recently reached out to women entrepreneurs who are creative and innovative thinkers and I asked them to help me better serve the BrightFire Community by contributing their talents and expertise. The response and generosity was overwhelming! These ladies are going to blow your mind (and help you grow your business, of course)! Over the next few weeks you will be seeing some new faces, in addition to mine.

BrightFire is growing and I am blessed to have others support me in its growth. Without the help of others, I wouldn’t be able to serve the BrightFire Network community to my standards or grow the BrightFire Living and Fantastically Free communities, which I am beyond excited about.

It is a win-win-win for everyone!

Haven’t thought about partnering with others to grow your business, here are the top 5 benefits for partnerships and collaboration:

1) You can focus on the right stuff.

When you partner with others, it frees you up to focus on the things that you enjoy and the things that are most profitable for you.

2) You maximize your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses.

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Balance Is Not a Four-Letter Word

What does the word “balance” mean to you? Balance can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I’ve noticed that many people stonesthink that life balance isn’t possible, or even desirable, because they are hung up on the word “balance.” Some folks think that balance means dividing up your time equally between work and home. I don’t know about you, but that does not sound appealing to me at all.

If you’re a left-brain, math-type, maybe you think of life balance the same way you think of balancing your check book.  Again, not much fun to me.  I guess I have a more right-brained, creative view of balance.   To me, balance is about finding your perfect mix or flow.  It’s like plant fertilizer.  If you want your orchid to grow and blossom, you have to find the right fertilizer mix for that particular plant. Orchids need the right balance, of soil, water, and sunlight to really thrive.

Work life balance is not about equalizing everything–it’s about creating harmony between your business and your personal life. 

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5 Ways to Get a Handle on Your Inbox

Are you overwhelmed by your inbox or spending way too much time handling email?  If so, you’re not alone.  The average New messageprofessional spends about 15 hours a week on email, and I know many people who spend much more time than that.  As an entrepreneur and small business owner, it is easy to get buried under an avalanche of email.

Here are 5 easy tips to help you manage your email effectively:

1) Set up multiple email addresses so you can appropriately direct and handle emails with ease.

For example, you might set up an “info@…”  email address or a “support@…”  address to handle requests for more information or customer service. My assistant manages this email address for me and forwards me only the emails that I need to respond to. You can set up a “ yourname@…”  email address to handle business communication that is specifically meant for you.  I also recommend having a separate account for personal email messages.

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My Top Take-Aways on Effective Facebook Marketing

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend a Facebook marketing workshop which was actually put on by Facebook’s Small and Medium facebookscreensaverBusiness (SMB) Growth Global Marketing team. The workshop was led by Facebook SMB Growth team member, Nina Ferrito.

I was super-excited to attend because this was a great opportunity to learn about Facebook marketing straight from the horse’s mouth. There are so many self-proclaimed Facebook marketing gurus out there giving their own opinions about what you should be doing that it gets a little confusing.

Unfortunately, confusion doesn’t often lead to success. So this week I want to share what I learned directly from the original source–Facebook.

Interesting Facebook Statistics:

  • Facebook and Instagram account for 21% of all digital time (the total time people spend on digital media).
  • 128 million people visit Facebook each day
  • 101 million people visit Facebook on mobile devices each day
  • 113 million check-ins occur on Facebook each month
  • 72% of monthly Facebook users come back every single day
  • 38% of Facebook respondents said they have made a purchase based on a like or share

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