Innovator. Educator. Entrepreneur.
National Pandemic Pod Expert
'the Pod Matchmaker'
As featured on NBC, CBS, FOX & WNPR
'I teach educators and innovators how to start a business and make their first sale in 30 days or less!"
Greetings! I'm Tia.
I am a mom, innovator, educator, entrepreneur and National Pandemic Pod Expert/Matchmaker. I have been an educator for over twenty years and have taught students from preschool to college. I am also a Teacherpreneur! I teach educators and innovators how to start a business and make their first sale in 30 days or less! I can teach you the steps on how to start your business or side gig effectively while teaching or working your full-time job. I've done it countless times. I can help you too!
In 2007, I became a mother for the first time. I realized there were days I needed a break; just a few hours to myself to go shopping, work out at the gym, etc. I took a year long course at a local University's Entrepreneurial Center and opened my first business in June 2009. I saw a need for parents; short-time child care, and started Connecticut's FIRST hourly drop-in child care center. Business was going well and I left my full-time teaching job for the first time in 2010.
In Summer 2010, my second son was born. Sadly, he was diagnosed with a rare pediatric Cancer and ultimately succumbed to his illness. Shortly after, I went back to full-time teaching and closed my child care business.
I am an innovator ; when I see a problem, I find a solution, hence the reasons why my businesses are often 'the first'. I also enjoy being an entrepreneur and working with students. I left teaching again in August 2019 and started working for myself as a youth and educational consultant. Then Covid-19 hit, I was let go from several contracts and soon I started student pandemic pods on August 1 2020. I again saw a need for families and started the FIRST pandemic pod service company in my area.
Since then I’ve been featured on NBC, FOX, CBS, WNPR , news articles, local and national television. I want to share with moms, educators and innovators that you can take that leap of faith too. Failure teaching us to keep going and live in the NOW!
Our pasts do not define us, live in the NOW!
~ Tia S. Miller