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About Tamisha & Distinction Studio

The Definitive Source for Conscious Confidence & Expression Through Styling

About The Work We Do (Together)

How you FEEL about yourself, what’s going on inside, and your level of confidence internally is what is portrayed to others externally. To the level you’ve discovered yourSELF is the level you can be of service in the world and externally express that person to others. This is why confidence doesn’t start with your clothes.

Tamisha Ford | Distinction Studio Creator

Welcome to Distinction Studio – a very special place I created to help people understand the intersection of what’s happening internally with what they’re expressing every day – in design, clothing, or whatever else.

I’ve done several things in business online in the past decade, including coaching introverted women, introvert entrepreneurs, and highly sensitive people. I’m a writer, teacher, publisher, Instagram aficionado, and podcaster.

I’m by no means “one thing”, and I tend to draw people who aren’t either, but what I’ve discovered in my work so far is that until we understand who we are at our core, where our confidence comes from and why we can be confident, we can’t really express that person uninhibited.

Distinction Studio offers a suite of services that cater to this philosophy. I can work with you in confidence development if that’s where you want to start OR I can help you create beautiful spaces and with various styling.

More about Me & My Background

Distinction Studio is a very unique place, I must say. I never thought I would end up HERE, being known as an interior stylist/decorator/fashionista mix. Ha! I mean, these are all passions of mine and things I’ve been involved in for years, but I never really thought I’d be able to bring them together. They’re also all areas where my talent and attention to detail has grown. My story of coming into this particular business you see here on this website is intriguing, at the least. I started the way most people do – going to and finishing college – because it’s what I thought was considered “normal” and “necessary”. I got a B.S. Degree in Education, then went on to pursue & graduate with my MBA in business administration – no specialty because I got burnt out. Yeah, I said it.

From there, I realized how much I loved business, but not necessarily the corporate rules or landscape part of it. Much less, the ladder I was supposed to be climbing.

Instead, I was learning that what I DO love about business, and especially entrepreneurship, is the creative license I (and you) get to experience that allow us to delve into passions completely and without apology; to start paying VERY close attention to the many areas where you get lit – literally. Lit up. Like, what do people THANK YOU for? Pay attention to that. What are people always asking your advice for? Don’t ignore it.

This is what happened to me. I went through a terrible breakup in a very bad, unhealthy relationship several years ago that put me on the track of a complete reinvention of myself, my mind, my thoughts about life, and my own internal personal confidence. Once I got through some real raw work in that area, I started to develop what is now The Confidence Concierge coaching service. Then I realized how integral that work was to me becoming completely comfortable in my own skin, including my clothing, my creative mind, and my willingness to be seen (as an introverted woman). I began sharing the things that really mattered to me through my podcast and share the work I was doing in floral and interior design on Instagram.

I had mad talent in floral design and creations, interior styling and advice, and personal fashion & style. I wanted to sacrifice NONE of those things to have a business that served people AND my own creativity. I’ve coached highly sensitive women, introverted business owners, and introverted women. I’ve written and had a blog for over a decade right here on this site that has ended up on Forbes.com, Refinery29, and garnered me relationships & awards I never thought possible.

What was I learning here? Well, for one, I realized the importance in confidence development as it relates to your craft(s). You can’t be your most defined, illuminating, vibrant, creative self without deep, somewhat painful, also illuminating personal work required to flesh out where your craft is coming from.

In other words, all of our external personal expression is a reflection of the internal state of affairs and what’s going on in there. If our confidence isn’t rooted, our expressions will be forced, at best. I was tired of forcing. I was tired of listening to business coaches ream me out in their blogs, magazines, libraries, catalogs, you name it – about “doing one thing” or renaming my business if I WANTED to. I wanted to be left alone to discover what it was I wanted to do in TOTALITY.

Rebellious nature, much? Um, YES. Just enough to make a difference, and that, I do. My portfolio continues to grow behind the scenes, as well as my social media, global audience & readership and newsletter subscriber base. My heart actually lies in international AND local business, so I figured out how to do both. Not only possible – enjoyable. TRULY me. Distinction Studio is here to help you DISCOVER what’s within YOU maybe not visible to you, and simultaneously help you beautify your space for your home or business. Love, T

Readers and Past Clients Expressing Love


It wasn’t until I stumbled across your web site that I began to view myself in a different light

I am going through an “introspective” phase in my life, trying to learn my true self. As part of this process, I’m hoping to become more expressive (aka assertive) in my day-to-day life. For so long I have questioned why I felt so different and alone, even with friends and acquaintances. I knew I wasn’t “anti-social” as some would say. I do enjoy my “alone” time more because it allows me to just be myself, unapologetically. And yes, I have insecurities but I always felt it was more than that. It wasn’t until I stumbled across your web site that I began to view myself in a different light and even consider myself as being an introvert. Ultimately, I want to accept myself totally and fully.

Lynette

I’m so glad there are people like you and I’m excited to learn from your wisdom

I’m so glad there are people like you and I’m excited to learn from your wisdom- thank you for doing what you do! I initially didn’t sign up to your newsletter, as I already get quite a few newsletters (!) and with the upcoming move & my business prep, I was wary of adding another… Except that night I kept thinking of your site and your name kept popping into my head, so I just knew that I had to sign up… the next day I did. It definitely makes me feel that I was meant to find my way to you!

Carolyn

Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about myself through the content on your website

Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about myself through the content on your website. I have always considered myself an extrovert and was always puzzled with the discomfort I felt at times in situations where extroverts are at their most comfortable. As it turns out I’m more of an outgoing introvert. How’s that for complicated? I did the eval on your page upon registering with the site and found some interesting things.

The most incredible thing I learned was how neglectful I’ve been of myself in terms of the modalities where I’m dominant. I don’t know if that makes any sense but to give you a concrete scenario, I recently took up salsa dancing as a form of exercise and completely froze when I realized I was using it as a form of expression. I love to dance and don’t mind being the center of attention (outgoing) but when I realized others could see through me (self-expression) through my dancing I nearly lost it.

I guess I realized that certain things I’d boxed up over the years were coming out through my dancing and it became too overwhelming for me. Now I guess it’s time to learn to be okay with being an introvert and learning more about the ways in which I can comfortably express myself. Thanks for providing this space in which to do all this. Tall orders my friend!

Joanne

I would recommend this solution to any woman

I didn’t have any hesitations about coaching. Everything was well laid out ahead of time, and I received more than I expected. The feature that I liked best about this product/service was the personalized Pinterest storyboard. I would recommend this solution to any woman who is more interested in knowing how her dominant forms of expression are playing a role in who she is at this moment in her life, and who she wants to be in the future.

Patricia Y. | Former Coaching Client

This will be my ”go to” for some as-needed confidence building for many years to come.

I was not 100% sure what the final outcome or goal would be for the price of the service…the more I read, the more I knew that I needed to learn more and in some way be involved. I had put off jumping in because of both time and finances. With two daughters in college, I wanted to be certain this was something that would benefit me to the fullest. It did!
I have read through my personalized results numerous times now, and each time I read it I understand a little more about myself and why it is important to understand who, what and where I am in my life. The process has actually sky-rocketed my confidence by allowing me to understand how far I have come in many different areas. It has also helped reset my mindset regarding my abilities and accomplishments and has caused me to be more secure with where I am today. I feel more positive, confident and clear and ready to move forward in all areas of my life.
The service was very complete and left me feeling like I received a lot more than I expected!  The best part was the outcome – learning about my strengths and how I can use them going forward. I love how much new material I received and love all the bonuses and extras!  I feel like working with Tamisha has completely accelerated my path.  This service is unique, valuable and useful – a game changer!
I am so appreciative for all the hard work and heart that Tamisha put into this. My experience was exceptional. Thank you!  This will be my ”go to” for some as-needed confidence building and even some direction for many years to come.
Deb M. | Former Coaching Client

The rewards reaped were much larger than expected

Just a huge thank you for allowing me to be part of working with you.  It felt as if our session was a years’ worth of therapy wrapped up into 90 minutes.   I have a greater sense of self. Just yesterday, I found myself impatient with my children. I quickly remembered what you told me about being in control. I asked myself what was I trying to control and quickly realized I just needed to redirect my focus. Both myself and my children thank you.
There are two things I loved most:  One – you challenged my perception of myself. And you were spot on. Two – you gave me tangible, actionable things to implement in my life that will make a difference, including a custom book list which I eagerly anticipate getting my hands on.  I’ve used some of the techniques you gave me for business conversations too, and I’ve had so much more confidence.  I decided to embrace my shyness and work through it instead of over it.  It’s going to take time, but I feel so much better. And that’s more than I had before, so thank you.
I worried about my availability to do this. I thought I wouldn’t have enough time, but the time commitment on my part was minimal. In fact, the most time I’ve spent was completing the questionnaire which took about 2 hours. That time was so beneficial, and the rewards reaped were much larger than expected.  If you are a woman and struggle with understanding yourself or how to portray your specific personality traits as an advantage or want to learn how to help others understand you, I recommend coaching with Tamisha wholeheartedly.
Taynia A. | Former Coaching Client

I’m stronger in areas than even “I” believe I am

I loved the Confident Type Assessment! It helped me to see that I am stronger in areas than even I believe I am; and upon reflection, I realized that it is quite accurate on my highest number. Thank you!

Sherilyn B

It’s such a beautiful assessment

I love this assessment! It’s such a beautiful assessment and doesn’t feel stiff like some of these often do. I didn’t read any of the other descriptions, but I definitely felt that the one’s I read fit me. I’ve even used some of the words you used in describing myself. That was cool to see.

Jess M.

Incredibly Accurate

I really liked the Confidence Types Assessment and feel like it was incredibly accurate. I also love the use of Greek terminology! I think the explanations were definitely on target. I don’t think I can pick one of the two that I am more drawn to. I think my confidence comes from a combination of the two. I really connected to the “My worlds and expressions” of each that were outlined for me. They were spot on. And the “Be careful of” section was really great too.

Megan F | Analyst & Photographer

Why I'd Love You to Stick Around

I'm Deeply Passionate

This business and everything I’m attached to is filled with very loving energy. If I didn’t deeply care about you, I wouldn’t be doing this work. Passion & power are two of my greatest strengths, and they are put to their highest expression in my teaching.

Unique Point of View

I’m not as much a coach as a teacher. My methodologies are nuanced from personal experience that has served lots of women. It’s designed to shift your perspective. I’m okay with you experiencing a little bit of disruption as a result of what you learn here.

I Think Globally

This site has garnered hundreds of thousands of readers and subscribers internationally, which is a reflection of my heart & mind. The core of my work is to empower YOU to see yourself changing & thus, feel part of a change on a larger scale.

Love Excellence

When I care about someone or something, they get WELL over 150% effort and love. As you can see from this site, I keep it real, excellent (not perfect), passionate, outspoken, and uncluttered in all aspects.

I Share Everything

I’m proud to say the highly distinct content I write & produce here is viewed and valuable all over the world. I feel a responsibility to share my knowledge and wisdom with my readers & clients – it’s a calling.

I'm Not For Them All

I love to laugh! I’ll choose it over bad, negative energy ANY day. I take my work and my readership very seriously and not so much myself. My straight-shooter personality and direct-ness isn’t appreciated by all, and I’m completely okay with that.
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