Mrs. Tipado is a Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach and a rare blend of social entrepreneur, altruist, educator, and visionary. During the course of her career she has paved the way on a number of important issues regarding health care, education, and most of all spirituality and compassion for women. She is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspect of life. Connie has presented bullying and compassion seminars for school districts across America, as well as being a motivational and spiritual life coach. She has been leading educational, business and motivational workshops and tutorials since 2000.
In 1997, Connie founded The Business Women’s Forum and subsequently received the Outstanding Business Women’s award from the NAACP, Garland Texas chapter. In 2013, she founded Awareness/Solutions, with the utmost goal to raise awareness on various critical topics and provide the best possible solutions and guidance to her audience and clients. Connie has professional experience as the Associate Dean of General Studies at ITT Tech, Adjunct Professor and Educator, Private Consultant and Motivational Speaker, and five years as a secondary teacher with Community Independent School District where she received the Sunshine and Lighthouse Awards in 2014.
A cancer survivor herself, Connie has spread the word about cancer screening prevention and treatment for many years. She worked as outreach coordinator for Creative Cancer Concepts’ numerous speaking engagements and volunteered with the American Cancer Foundation Relay for Life. Connie was a speaker for the Susan G. Komen Foundation Sing for the Cure at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 2002 and 2006. In 2008, her research was published in the article Be Inspired: Cancer screenings, prevention and treatments for women. Beyond Oncology. Education & Inspiration, vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 32.
When Katrina – one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the USA – struck in 2005 and swept away nearly 80% of her native New Orleans, Connie reached out to hundreds of victims, providing aid, support, and shelter in the aftermath of the storm. She contributed documentary research for displacement of Hurricane Katrina victims and narrated the PBS documentary Still Waiting: Life after Katrina, in collaboration with anthropologist Kate Browne and the National Science Foundation at University of Colorado.
She is currently working on her next publication, Why ask Why!, a christian book on spirituality. She has been married for over 37 years to Terry Wayne Tipado Sr. and blessed with a son Terry Jr.
Degrees and Certifications
Connie holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology Human Behavior Sciences and undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Health Care Occupational Studies. She uses her education and life experiences to help others as a life coach.
Phone: (903) 217-4994