Hi! I’m Amy C Tilley
I’m a Business Clarity Coach, CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) and Founder of Connections at the Cross™️ magazine and online community. I’m passionate about helping motivated women like YOU start and grow a business using your skills and God-given strengths to accomplish your goals and make a Kingdom impact while keeping Christ, your family and a flexible schedule at the center of it all!. I'm SO excited and happy that you have connected with me and look forward to learning more about you, too.
I know that you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed and thinking that none of this is possible for you... but let me snap you out of thinking that way right now. That is a big 'ole lie. It IS possible! And I can't wait to show you how to make it all happen.
Because just like many of you, my most important roles here on this side of Heaven as a child of God are as a wife and as a mom. I'm married to the love of my life and I’m a homeschooling / hockey mom to two amazing teen-age kiddos that keep me on my toes. I know that my calling is to help YOU use your strengths, skills and talents and take ACTion so you can find a business that makes you excited to go to work on Mondays . . . and everyday!
PS... I promise that my love of good books, red shoes, fresh flowers, and belly laughs will add a lot of FUN and SMILES while we work together.
8 Crazy, Fun and Interesting Personal Facts About Me!
I always prayed to find and marry a kind, fun and loving man and God answered my prayers over 16+ years ago. My husband is smart, handsome, funny, kind and so loving. He’s even better than the man I prayed for! Thank you, Jesus!
I always wanted to be a mom and God has blessed me with two amazing, funny, creative and smart kiddos that I get to hug and hang out with each day. (We also have two in Heaven that we can’t wait to hug someday.) My kids are hilarious, creative and so much fun to be around. It’s one of the reasons that we decided to homeschool. I love that I get to teach them valuable life skills and they can learn from a Biblical perspective curriculum. They are only young for a little while and I’m so blessed that I get to do life with them each day.
I love to travel and I’ve been to 43 of the 50 states. My top five states to visit (so far) are;
* Wyoming (Cheyenne, Jackson Hole)
* Hawaii (Maui, Kauai)
* North Carolina (Asheville, OBX)
* Texas (Austin, San Antonio)
* New York (Adirondacks, Finger Lakes Region)
My dream career while growing up was to become a travel agent but God had different plans. Right before my senior year I decided to became a Radiation Therapist to help and encourage people through their cancer treatments. It’s been an amazing career and journey for the last 20+ years. And even though I am not actively working in a clinic today, I still keep up on my license and continue to encourage others through their cancer journey.
I absolutely hate the cold, being cold, anything cold. But both our kiddos play ice hockey so . . . from September through March/April, you can find me sitting in the ice rink, wrapped in a blanket, wearing my big mittens, cheering them on!
I’ve been on HGTV, Tiny House Hunters. A few years ago my cousin-in-law lived in a tiny house in Alaska. When she decided to move back to WNY, she had a new tiny house built and the builder asked her if she wanted to be on the show with him. She said yes and asked me to be on it with her. I (of COURSE!) said YES! It was so much crazy fun. We filmed for 5 days, (66 hours) and the show was only 22 minutes long. It was such a great experience. So let me know if you ever see my funny face on your TV screen ;)
My favorite hobbies are hanging out on the porch of our family lake house, reading, learning and thinking outside the box. That is why being a business consultant is my jam!
Even though I have been through (and survived, Praise the Lord!) many tough events in my life . . . I was bit by a dog, stung by jellyfish, almost drown, lost my mom in JC Penny (I say she was lost… LOL), our home was robbed, lost a best friends in a car accident at 16, and lost two babies (one stillbirth and one miscarriage) . . . I have always remained a positive person (I’m a 7 (joyful person) on the Enneagram!) and know that through it ALL, God has ALWAYS been right with me, wrapping me in His loving arms and carrying me through those tough times. He is my Rock, my Redeemer and my Savior. And He can be yours today, too!
Wow! What a journey!
Now that I’ve told you some crazy, fun and interesting facts about me, let me tell you a little about my entrepreneurial journey.
From my days selling hand-made bracelets in the schoolyard at 10 years old, to creating my first successful business at age 23, my next at 29, another at 36, and now in my 40's as a business consultant, magazine publisher and (certified FASTer Way to Fat Loss®️) wellness coach, I’ve had an entrepreneurial spirit from the time I can remember!
And what's cool is that these businesses were across varied industries... which taught me that it's not only about what kind of business you want to build, but it's about using your strengths, your skills and your experience to find your “sweet spot.”
As a busy wife and mom, I completely understand the challenges that come with growing a business AND having a family. Maintaining a flexible and balanced schedule so I can be organized and productive (in business AND life!) is important so I don’t end up losing my marbles, my family and my relationship with Christ. So…
If you’re feeling lost in a sea of confusion, I’m here to toss you a life raft to shore!
Through lots of prayer, time studying God’s word, and making sure to keep Christ, my family and a flexible schedule at the center of it ALL, I was able to grow my business, make intentional connections and still enjoy the special moments, too! And I'm here to do that for YOU, too!
I know you’re the type of woman who’s so generous and giving that you’re probably putting your own needs, desires and passions last on the list. You know you should start a business and you’re ready to take ACTion, but you’re concerned about how it will affect your family’s finances and time.
You don’t have much margin for trial and error,
and you’re ready to do things RIGHT the first time!
You know that investing wisely upfront will pay dividends down the road.
...you’ve come to the right place!
My special superpower is helping others like YOU discover your strengths, find your business “sweet spot” and take the intentional ACTion steps needed to be more productive, to accomplish your goals and make a Kingdom impact while keeping Christ, your family and a flexible schedule at the center of it all!
I’M AUTHENTIC, AND I BRING THE JOY. What you see is what you get with me, and I’m never going to make you feel like you’re less than. I understand that we ALL have our unique challenges. Mine are to encourage, motivate and help others discover their strengths, find a business “sweet spot” and accomplish their goals. Pssst… you know I’ll work tirelessly to help you grow your business, too. Once we discover your strengths and business “sweet spot”, we can start or grow a business that makes you excited to get up on Monday morning. And by goodness, we’re going to HAVE FUN DOING IT! Because life’s too short not to enjoy the journey!
I’M HIGHLY SKILLED. I’ve invested heavily in my own business trainings, certifications and health.
I am a DiSC (Strengths and Communications) Assessor
I’ve completed the Marketing Impact Academy with Chalene Johnson
I’m a certified FASTer Way to Fat Loss®️ coach and I’ve completed the Business Accelerator Workshop with Amanda Tress
I’ve invested in many hours of private coaching and courses with Sara Anna Powers. I’ve completed her Magnetic Messaging course, Perfect Pricing AND I’m in her 2019 Magnify Mastermind as a VIP!
Launch It with the Techspert™, Rachel McMichael
I Heart Coaching, I Heart Branding and I Heart Money with Emily Williams
In fact, I’m constantly and consistently upgrading my skill-set by continuing to invest in various business, branding and coaching courses. Can you tell I love learning?
I’M EXPERIENCED - IN LIFE AND IN BUSINESS. I know you’re way too polite to ask my age, but I’m into my 40’s now, which means I’ve got plenty of life experience under my belt. I’ve also created FOUR prior successful businesses, in FOUR different industries, before beginning this current venture. I’ve got the perspective you need to know how to play the long game and make intentional connections which is what you’ve got to do to create continued success within your business.
I’M BALANCED. Yes, I’m a business owner. AND I’m a wife AND a mom AND a follower of Jesus. I understand that while your business is a huge part of your life, you don’t desire to spend every waking minute on it. Instead, you’re looking to build a prosperous business that allows you to be generous AND plenty of flexibility for your health, hobbies, and of course your family, and friends. I’ve created this balanced lifestyle for myself, and I know how to help you get it, too.