I spent all last year working with introverts – people who are like me. It gave me huge insight into what people were coming to me for, so I decided to open up to a wider audience, yet stay focused on the things we valued. My clients, readers, and colleagues speak for me – and I’m humbled and grateful to do this work. –Tamisha
I was not 100% sure what the final outcome or goal would be for the price of the service. I was also still not sure if I fell completely into the introvert category. The idea of “introvert” itself was a whole new thought process for me, and 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 architecture 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 this program 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. This program 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.
Just a huge thank you for allowing me to be part of this program. 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 to use for business conversations, 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 program. 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 an introverted 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 The Introvert Effect wholeheartedly
I didn’t have any hesitations about the program. 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 and private website. I like being able to revisit the details, track my progress, and modify (add/delete) as desired. I would recommend this solution to any introverted 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.
I found it comforting to know there are so many others who are HSP, and enjoyed learning proactive strategies for making our experience more comfortable when necessary. I really liked the emphasis placed on the fact that I am in control and can choose to be very active in deciding my level of participation/interaction. Love the way you set the context/tone with a quote. Lao Tzu has a lot of amazing things to say, and I like the way you made the connection between the quote and HSP life really apparent for the listener.
As you went through the Five Wisdoms, it was helpful that you continually linked new knowledge to things we learned earlier in the course, referring back to what we did in previous weeks. This remind us the course isn’t discrete bits of knowledge — it’s all connected. Loving this content! I found the illustrative examples particularly helpful in terms of helping me “see” myself and where I’m engaging in fear, perfectionism and numbing. [I also like the topic] ‘prefaces to freedom’ : as HSPs we take in so much information, we have to allow ourselves to feel the REAL emotion behind it, so the less we are in reactive mode, the more freedom we will feel. This very powerful concept stood out for me.
Loved your personal stories and the way the course builds to and ends with some very practical strategies for managing being an HSP. Your stories always add so much (i.e. “white wall” experience) and I loved hearing it – I know many people will relate/try it. I found the mirror neurons info and also the topic of “seat of consciousness” topic fascinating. Week 5 was so much fun…you know I LOVE what you do, Tamisha.
I recently have embarked on a personal quest to understand myself better. What behaviors, beliefs and patterns have led me to my current circumstance? I imagine every deep thinking person will at some point in their life come to this question and responsibly take action to find the answers.
I began my research online and discovered TamishaFord.com for introverted women. I felt a connection to her words and explanation of introverted personalities. Subsequently, I volunteered to participate in a preliminary offering of her course, Freedom Sense. This program is designed specifically for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), a refined aspect of many introverts.
This was an eye opening experience for me and detailed the intricacies and characteristics of the highly sensitive, to which I completely related. Being an HSP herself, Tamisha’s in-depth study and personal knowledge offers specific behavioral modifications which will be of great benefit for those of us who struggle with difficult personal emotions in specific situations.
Have you experienced the awkward feeling that you don’t quite fit in or are on the outside looking in? Have friends called you anti-social when you know that you are not? Have you been at a social function and felt the overwhelming need to exit? Is private time alone your nirvana?
If your quest is to understand yourself better and function well within your own boundaries, I recommend Tamisha’s course, Freedom Sense.
You will find an inner peace and understanding of yourself plus working knowledge to cope with difficulties that arise in your life.
Can I just give a shout-out to the wise, gorgeous and incredible Tamisha Ford? She’s an assertiveness coach like nobody’s business. She is both wise, and funny, and always caring and so kind. Love that girl. She’s given me some assertive love taps (i.e. kicks in the butt) in the right direction! If you want or need help finding your inner nice tough girl, you are definitely in the right place!
Tamisha is one of my favorite go-to sources for assertiveness advice! She’s always got great practical advice about creating healthy boundaries at work and home. You just know and feel that she really cares about helping you grow, which makes every conversation with her special.
Thank you for a great session yesterday. I really appreciated how organized and focused you were and how many resources and “homework” pieces I was left with – I like working that way b/c when I have direction I really like to take action.
Thanks for the great post. Introverts often need assertiveness coaching.
Sometimes, my clients just have the best ideas. (I’m looking at you, Tamisha). The Expressive Introvert – what a completely brilliant title! Love!
I love Tamisha’s energy for what she does – it just adds to the experience of working with her!
You rock, Tamisha! And you made my week great! Thank you!
I felt inspired by the sage wisdom you share on your website!
Getting the timing right [with purchasing] was a concern. I wanted to use QS to make the most of what I was learning…I found the content and tools very helpful. Your thoughtful touches were much appreciated, Tamisha. I did feel better prepared for my meetings. This gave me the liberty to focus on connecting with the stakeholders and ensuring my message was clear. Thanks again.
Tamisha…a woman with honest emotion and bold ideas! A woman of unwavering faith – thanks for inspiring us with your life…you’re giving is beautiful.
Shared experiences & heart.
What a blessing it is to see such amazing talent so unselfishly shared with so many people and to speak into our lives by giving of your time, knowledge, and inspiration through your constant flow of a considerable anointed writing! I’m amazed when I read of your experiences, revelations, God given thoughts and wisdom through good times, hard times, busy times and down times.. you consistently show that it comes from an inner strength as your writings keep flowing no matter what period of your life you are in. I’ve learned of resources, ideas and direction on various aspects of life that I may have never thought of or came to know and because of that, I’m thankful and blessed; keep writing!
…the post was beautiful, and you are a great writer.
…I am intrigued by your work in this world!
Wow…amazing piece, Tamisha. And you are a fantastic, powerful writer…(those are hard to come by these days. This article moved me, heart and soul….
I loved this! I’m in expansion mode!
Very much appreciated your latest post – it’s so raw. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.
Brilliant post. When I meet people I want to know REAL things about them, not silly surface things. It’s weird, I wouldn’t call myself introverted at all, but I could relate to a lot of what you said!
This post is amazingly accurate of who I am! I have felt so alone in being this way, and it’s refreshing to connect with someone who understands what it’s like to be an introvert.
Wow! It’s been a long time since I felt like someone really got me. I was blown away by everything I’ve read and can say unequivocally that it’s all true. I just wish this information was more widespread. Promoting that understanding is so crucial.
Ever since doing the test on Tamisha’s website…I feel like I’ve come more into my own and am discovering more about me.
I think this is the best post I’ve read from you. Thanks for showing positive, courageous ways introverts can be assertive.
Thanks for helping to spread these stories.
Wow! Finally found myself on this website! For most of my life I have felt left out. I wasn’t excluded but I often found myself in situations that I really didn’t want to be in. The fake conversations, forced laughter, awkward social moments and the list goes on. Not knowing what to say when everyone else stayed on surface talk only. I always felt more comfortable being alone. Don’t get me wrong, I like people; love the interactions when things are deep but sometimes I’d rather be alone than deal with nonsense. Thank you so much to all of you for putting your experiences out here! Thank you Tamisha for these conversations!