Dina Marie Blas
- What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? Professionally, I love being able to make a difference in the world by helping women know they are stronger and more resilient than they think they are. I like to help them step into their power and live a life of their own making. Personally, I am passionate about Bella, my two-year-old black cat. I adopted her in September 2018, and she has become the love of my life. I recently lost two pets. Destiny my seventeen-year-old cat passed away in December 2017 and Jazmin my thirteen-year-old dog in May 2018. Having a new baby in the house has lifted my spirits and allowed me to find my smile and joy again.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it? I would do exactly what I’m doing now—helping women find a way to understand their value and get excited about the life that lays ahead of them.
- What are you surprisingly good at? I’m pride myself on being able to make people feel comfortable, heard, and appreciated. I like leaving people better than I found them.
- What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do? Repeat business and referrals, and seeing big smiles of appreciation and awe when customers receive their engraved pieces.
- How did you begin teaching workshops? As a life coach I taught many workshops on how to become the person you have always wanted to be. I wanted to combine my twin talents as an artisan and coach to take my customers on a deeper journey of self-discovery and self-love, so I decided to combine meditation, visualization, activities and hand stamping into my process. I believe when you involve the mind, body and soul collectively, the shift a person can experience can last a lifetime.
- What is your biggest accomplishment? This is a tough one. I would have to say not allowing my past to dictate my future. I took a frightened and abused little girl and turned her into a confident and successful woman. Now I love teaching other women how to do the same. I teach them to become their very own healing warrior woman.
- What problems do you consistently solve for your clients? I give clients a sense of hope for their future. I provide them a way out of their stressful lives or unhappy relationships. With hope people will have the motivation and the drive to go for want they want. Clients become unstoppable.
- If I had a penny for every time I heard “I wish I could talk to you longer.”, I’d be a millionaire.
- Does your formal education connect to your current work? If so, how? If not, why? Both my business bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as my certification in life coaching allow me to have a deeper and more profound perspective on life. Having this diverse background allows me to not only to be able to run a successful business, but it also allows me to connect with clients in the space they are right now.
- What are you complimented on most in your work? I’m complimented most on the amount of time I take to speak with each person and the lasting impact my bracelets have on a customer’s life.
- Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you? My ideal client is a woman who truly wants to be a better person, have a loving and fulfilling life and is determined to do whatever it takes to accomplish those two goals. My ideal client is a woman who knows there is more to life than where she is right now.
- What are you most passionate about?I am most passionate about my family and my dogs. I love doing things to make them happy. Professionally I am most passionate about helping people feel better. Immediately after getting their hair done, you feel like you can take on the world.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it? I would decorate homes and would help people find their passion. Your home is your safe space and represents you. You should always have a space that you can retreat to and refuel.
- What are you surprisingly good at? Im surprisingly good at reading people.
- What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do? People come back and refer their friends.
- How did you begin teaching workshops? Brooklyn asked me to come teach at Brookielynn’s Bungalow! Hahaha!
- What is your biggest accomplishment? I set a monetary goal with my hair business, and I met it by my third year. It was my way of proving to myself I could do it.
- What problems do you consistently solve for your clients? You would be amazed what I get asked. I’m basically a therapist. People need a safe space to vent. Being stuck in a chair with wine also helps. LOL
- If you had a penny for every time you heard “can I be blonder?”, you’d be a millionaire.
- Does your formal education connect to your current work? I have a degree in finance from Texas Tech. I do not use it on a regular basis, but always something to fall back on.
- What are you complimented on most in your work? My creativity and thinking outside box.
Photography: Vanessa Bordasch Photography
- My passion is creating new things using fabric.
- If I never got a penny for the rest of my life, but had to do one thing, I I would make dolls!
- People tell me they love my cooking.
- Everyone likes what I create. I make people smile when they see what I do.
- I like to teach because I believe everyone has the capacity to learn to make amazingly cute dolls!
- I love spending time with my family!
- I started by tailoring or mending clothes for my clients.
- The one word I hear the most when people see my creations is, “beautiful”!
- My formal education doesn’t help me make dolls at all. I am totally self taught.
- People really compliment on the fact that my work is very detailed and neat.
- My ideal client would be someone who wants to learn because I love to teach.
Photographer: Vanessa Bordasch Photography
Tilson & Co was born out of a deep desire to help others cultivate home and southern hospitality in their own lives. Our homes are not meant to be museums; they are to be our mission field for our community: a safe place for our family to land, and a place where Jesus and others are always welcome.
Photographer: Vanessa Bordasch Photography