Hi everyone, my name is Felicia Franceschelli and I am the author and founder of The Tiny Professional. Thank you for stopping by and wanting to get to know more about me. I have a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychology. Professionally, I am a Human Resource Manager for a construction firm and a Consultant for the company Rodan + Fields. I started this business at the end of June 2014 and it has grown to more than I could ever imagine.
The incredible team of men and women I am growing, are known as #thetinyprofessionals. Our team mission is helping professionals design + enhance their lives. We are professionals (with boyfriends/girlfriends, husbands/wives, children and pets, full time jobs or are still furthering our education), who know that taking care of ourselves in our 20’s and 30’s is the SMART thing to do. We see a market in skincare because EVERYONE has skin and everyday we have new customers entering the market because you can’t prevent individuals from aging. But most importantly, we are men and women who want MORE! More for our lives, for our families, for our dreams, for ourselves and we aren’t going to stop until we achieve it!
If you have any skin care concerns or are interested in learning more about how you can join this business, please feel free to email me.
In addition to my amazing R+F business, I work full-time in the field of Human Resources at a mid-size construction company. I always enjoy a challenge and love change and organizational management. If a task requires me to think outside the box, my brain starts going a mile a minute.
If you find that I go a week (or months) without posting, it is likely because I am trying juggle my incredibly busy schedule. I serve on over five local boards and steering committees within my community and find joy in giving back to others in need. Since I do not have children yet (just fur babies), I find that volunteering my time keeps me busy, which I enjoy. For some reason I hate when I have nothing to do. I get bored easily, so all the monthly meetings and running my own business keeps my schedule full. My hobbies are fashion, skincare, reading fiction books on my kindle, writing in my gratitude journal, decorating and renovating our home(s), networking with other professionals, photography and spending times with my loved ones.
There is a special guy in my life and his name is Matt. We recently purchased our first home together in November 2013 and renovated it from top to bottom. Last fall we worked on updating the landscape and exterior. You can see of my blog posts relating to that here. This Spring (April 2016), we will be buying our second home!! We couldn’t be more excited to have more space and land, to hopefully start a family of our own.
My posts will all be completely different from the next. I have a few series that I started to write (and hopefully will stick with), but I just have so many different interests that intrigue me and I want to share. Everything will be professional since I cannot stress professionalism enough!
I am excited to share my life with you, and hopefully get to know myself as well as my readers, through this blog!
What inspired you to start your blog?
I honestly never thought that blogging was for me until a friend of mine sat down with me and showed me her personal blog and shared a few others that she enjoyed reading. They were journals online for the world to read. I was inspired by how much courage she had, to share so many personal stories for everyone to read and judge her by. What mattered to her though was telling these stories in the hopes that they would help others; provide them with hope, guidance or just useful information. I decided that I wanted to be able to do the same thing. Initially my blog started out with basic posts that focused mostly on the renovation of Matt (my boyfriend) and my first home, the 2014 Miss New York USA and 2014 Miss Earth New York pageants and fashion, and eventually it evolved into a blog about professionalism, leadership, entrepreneurship and a few random posts about what was going on in my life.
Where does the name “The Tiny Professional” come from?
Deciding on the name was the most difficult decision I had to make when starting my blog. I knew I wanted it to be a name that I could later brand if I had the opportunity to. I also knew that I did not want my blog to be just my actual name because only a certain percentage of the posts were actually going to be focused on my life. My main focus was to provide information that would be helpful to others within the professional field. So after a few days of name hunting and researching which names were already taken, I decided on “The Tiny Professional”. In person, I am actually quite tiny and I consider myself extremely professional, so the name seemed to fit me well. The name has since developed a deeper meaning after I became a consultant for Rodan + Fields. As I was growing my business and team I learned that T-I-N-Y was an acronym for Their Interests Not Yours. I have truly learned to become a better listener and put others interests before my own. Starting a business is not for everyone, but sometimes just listening to how Rodan + Fields could fit into a person’s life, helped me inadvertently help them. It is my hope that one day the team that I am in the process of growing and training, will one day be called “The Tiny Professionals”.
I want to start a blog, what is some advice you can share from your experience?
The best advice I can give is to just do it! I started on the Blogger platform and honestly knew nothing about blogging. I did a lot of web searches, watched tutorials and even reached out to graphic designers for some help. I was fortunate to have a close friend, Emma Bauso, by my side to help me with my logo design and some graphics. When I felt that I had developed a sizable readership I decided to purchase my domain name, rather than just use the free Blogspot one. I also decided to move to the WordPress platform, which I love, and self-host my blog so that I could incorporate more of my personal style into it. Check out My Favorites for some great posts that relate to starting a blog! I am always updating it, so if you check back occasionally, you might see new posts and featured bloggers to check out.
What is something that motivates you?
My two younger brothers, Kevin and Brian, are the reason I am so motivated in life. They are the reason I work hard every day, fight for what I believe in and never give up on my dreams. They inspire me to reach for the stars and to keep giving back to the individuals and organizations who have helped me get to where I am. My hope is that they will see me as a positive role model in the community and will want to continue to make positive decisions themselves.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I hope to have my doctorate in something (most likely my DBA in Global Management) and also to have a successful management career within a company while I simultaneously grow my own non-profit corporation. I even have goals of starting my own consulting firm with my brother Kevin, once we both have enough experience and resources to climb that mountain. I also hope to obtain my PHR (Professional in Human Resource) certification, so that I will stand out as a leader in the HR field. And yes, I plan to accomplish all of this while growing my skincare business – never say never.
What do you love about blogging?
Having the freedom to be able to write posts, with whatever experience I may have on a particular topic, in the hopes that they are educational and enjoyable to read.
Sooner than later,