Interview with Tina Marx | Host of Transparent With Tina
Tina Marx is a Peak Performance Coach, Podcaster, Youtuber and Author of two books: “The Domino Effect: Fear vs. Faith” and “Intimacy: Into you and me I see". She is also an Ordained Metaphysical Minister, has a Master’s degree in Metaphysical counseling and has also received her second year Science of Mind certification. Tina has been studying and practicing the teachings of Metaphysics, Spirituality and Eastern philosophies ardently for the past 29 years and has a broad base of knowledge and experience to draw from.
Tina’s coaching provides personable and clear guidance for balancing, strengthening and integrating the core foundation of one’s mind, body and spirit. Her process is in direct alignment with what it takes to be clear, powerful and purposeful in a world that can be filled with distractions, uncertainties and overwhelming decisions.
Tina has the innate ability to identify obstacles that are blocking one’s path to success and to communicate it in an empathetic yet powerful manner. She is passionate about helping others with her coaching. Her Business Empowerment Sessions continue to get a lot of press because of the impressive results her clients report from as early as the very first session. In her podcast and Youtube show: Transparent with Tina, Tina interviews entrepreneurs and shares her personal journey along with her knowledge and expertise. Tina is a single parent and cancer survivor.
What originally attracted you to a career in Empowerment coaching and how does this figure into your entrepreneurial journey?
Tina: I felt afraid and alone most of my life and when I found the teachings and principles in Metaphysics, it changed my life and I wanted to share that with others to help them feel empowered.
This created a "domino effect" - that of which I talk about in my first book. Once you take the first step, you never know where it will lead and for me, it has led to an amazing life helping others, and when I help others, I help myself.
What is Empowerment coaching all about and what benefit does this type of coaching deliver to your clients?
Tina: It is based on Metaphysical principles of cause and effect. If you don't like the effect, change the cause. I am constantly learning and my show allows me to do that. I personally pick every person to interview on my show based on what my interests are and what I perceive my audience and clients need to know within the realm of: personally, professionally, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. The tools and broad base of knowledge and experience that I share is life changing.
The best coaches are the ones with the most experience and I have a lot of experience that I am willing to share.
What is unique about your value proposition as an Empowerment Coach, when compared to other coaches?
Tina: My experience, my knowledge (through reading, podcasts and interviewing others) and my deep empathy for others.
Most of my clients will tell you that they know that I deeply care for them. I tell them "If you don't succeed, I don't succeed, and I mean it.
I do not take on a client that I do not feel I can help. Not everyone is coachable. The clients I take on have to be committed, and not just show interest in becoming the best versions of themselves.
What’s the origin story behind your podcast Transparent With Tina (TWT)?
Tina: I had 3 other local talk shows that were aired on local NBC and FOX affiliates when I lived in the desert, so I had gained a lot of experience on camera and interviewing others. After many years of spending my own money and actually going broke, I realized I had to pivot.
I went into real estate for a while as an agent and then began coaching for Tom Ferry International (which I still do). Once I got back on my feet, I realized I could do a show without a 3 cameraman shoot and air it on TV which would save me thousands of dollars. I coach my clients through zoom and that gave me the idea to film the show on zoom (this was way before COVID). This way I could interview people all over the world, not just locally. It was cost effective and I was able to stream my show on YouTube and as a podcast.
Who is the Target audience of TWT and what brand awareness strategies have you employed to reach them?
Tina: Entrepreneurs are my target audience and anyone who wants to move their life forward. My brand awareness strategies are always changing as am I.
Lets talk about your book ‘The Domino effect’. Please give us an overview of what this book is about, and its target audience?
Tina: The premise of the book is that we are always operating from one of two mindsets: Fear or Faith. Each creating a domino effect that could positively or negatively impact our lives.
In the first part of the book I discussed how we were not born with a fear based mindset but rather we adopted one.
A fear based mindset is not our "natural" state and whether we consciously realize it or not, we are all trying to get back to our natural state which is living in a mindset of faith.
Overall what key challenges have you faced in your entrepreneurial journey and how have you navigated these?
Tina: I lost everything along the way at one time or another. I survived cancer, my mother’s death, my brother’s death, went through all of my money, had to move out of my house and stayed with a friend in a tiny 1 bedroom all while raising my son who was 14 years old at that time.I have been a single mom since he was five and a half months old, with no real help from his father.
Before we conclude the Q&A session do you have anything you would like to add?
Tina: I live by the mantras "With God anything is possible" and "Whatever your mind can conceive, you can achieve".
Thank you Tina for participating in this Q&A session, we wish you all the best.
Tina: Thank you!
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This article was originally published in Issue 10 of The Business Anecdote Magazine.