Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Featured Business Woman: Tina Hines: A True Sister Friend

E.S.S.E.N.C.E. of A Woman is getting back to its roots by featuring awesome business women! Today we are featuring Tina Hines. She is a great woman with strength and a heart for others. Get to know and at the end, when you see her web page and bio, go to her site and show some LOVE!!

What is the name of your business? Tina C. Hines, Life Transformation Specialist and For My Sister Friends

How long have you been in business? Unofficially, I started fellowshipping with women in my home in 2008. Then I officially began both in late 2011.

What were your struggles in starting? There were a few struggles but one of the more simple ones was identifying a logo. The logo had to symbolize a transformation and I had seen several organizations use a butterfly. However, I wanted something different that captured the essence of a woman. A friend told me to research the dragonfly and when I saw the definition(The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self-realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life) I knew the dragonfly had to be incorporated into my logo. Hence the silhouette of the body of the dragonfly is a woman with wings. 

What have been your triumphs? By taking a leap of faith to start a business, there were no doubt that I would experience one or two triumphs. However, I did not know when they would occur. To my amazement, the business has been well received by many women who were able to identify with my mission. One of my first triumphs was being invited to speak during a Women’s Empowerment Brunch. To look at the faces of the women in the audience with tears in their eyes (as I shared my message of Remembering Me) brought joy to my heart. It was at that moment that I was absolutely positive that assisting women was the purpose that was handed to me. I’ve been blessed with a gift and it was given to me so I could share it with others who are receptive.

What was your small business why? Running a business was never in the forefront of my mind until one of my previous managers suggested open a temp agency to groom administrative professionals. For some reason I always felt my calling was for something deeper (but I did not know what the deeper was back in 1990). As I fast forward to 2011, my boss was right when he used the word ‘groom’. In essence I am grooming women but it is not just in their careers. This grooming is in their health, their relationships and other areas that they find challenging. Although I have to make a living, when I started this journey I knew it was not about the amount money I would make. It was about the number of women I would be able to assist. But as I have always said, whether it is 5 or 5,000 women, I am on a mission and I will continue because this is my purpose.



Tina C. Hines is the President and Life Transformation Specialist of For My Sister FriendsTM, a movement for women seeking support as they journey towards inner peace, wholeness and balance in their lives. One of her favorite quotes is “When you feel good internally, it is exuded externally. No make-up required.” 
Tina’s commitment to providing an organization to improve the lives of others stems from her experiences in the corporate world of executive offices. She has recognized that she has the ability to share her experiences and life lessons to help women. It is her unique spirit, her strong commitment, her wealth of experience and her personal growth that makes Tina matchless in her craft as a Life Transformation Specialist.

I want to personally thank Tina for taking the time to allow us to feature her. It has truly been a blessing getting to know her more through this interview. As women business owners, even in the minority, we need to support and encourage each other! Please share this feature.....EVERYWHERE. 

Dana Neal

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