Tiffani Wills is a leadership authority who has great strength in motivational speaking, building exceptional leaders and empowering others to perform at their highest level. Her leadership strategies reflect the dynamic skills needed for personalized learning by business professionals, as well as educators, to transition from an individual contributor to a collaborative leader and teammate. Tiffani has been effective in contributing to changing the culture of business organizations and schools while reminding others to bring even the most complex challenges back to the basics.
In 2015, Rustic Urbanlife was founded by Tiffani Wills and one of her dear friends. Rustic Urbanlife’s aim is to remind people to amplify gratitude, to preserve the simplicity of things that work and to focus on bringing people back to the essentials of being (while acknowledging the demands of dynamic and fast-paced environments). Rustic Urbanlife helps individuals and groups to identify what is important in their lives and encourages the simple and basic acts of living. Acts such as learning how to quickly make great food at home and fostering meaningful relationships throughout their community networks.
Tiffani holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications from Wright State University, an M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Xavier University as well as an MBA from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Tiffani is a mother, an instructional leader, a graduate of the BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio program, a former NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer standout, a three-year captain and a U.S. Olympic Festival Team alternate.
Prior to her work as an instructional leader, Tiffani’s leadership experience in the corporate sector spanned over a decade in the adhesives, packaging and supplier diversity industries. Tiffani was the youngest individual and only female in company history to be charged with leading the adhesive division responsible for meeting the needs of four Fortune 100 companies. She was also charged with creating and implementing the company’s first Supplier Diversity Initiative. Tiffani is a two-time recipient of the Captain’s award for Motivating Others to Perform and was also named a YWCA Rising Star. She has a treasured ability to communicate a clear vision of goals in order to implement training and support for professionals to collaborate and serve the needs of their stakeholders.
Before transitioning into school administration, Tiffani taught first, second and third-grade students at a Title I neighborhood Montessori school in the Cincinnati Public School District. Tiffani currently holds a valid Ohio K-12 Professional Administrators license, a Professional K-3 teaching license with a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement and an American Montessori Society Elementary I (ages 6–9) credential. She is an active member of Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Tiffani is active in her church, loves creating homemade meals and enjoying the moment! She is also a sports enthusiast! When Tiffani is not watching her daughter play college basketball or watching her son play college football, she is playing soccer herself!