We had the good fortune of connecting with Tabbatha Mays and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tabbatha, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Spirits Landing helps community and the world in a number of ways: First, by focusing on young women in our leadership academy we help create balance in the world through our curriculum that encourages young women to use their power and their voice in leadership roles in business, commerce, coding and government. We also expose young girls to health and wellness sciences such as natural herbal and homeopathic studies. When we invest in women, it is by nature that they will share, teach and invest in others. Secondly we change the world because we provide services for the entire community through our Soul Sessions – counseling, therapy and life coaching to boys, men, couples and families. We provide a safe place for the entire community to grow, heal and raise their vibrations toward a healthier, more harmonious world. Finally, In my experience, i see first hand, daily, how under listened to we all are. Just listening ……… being present with and for someone is incredibly healing, particularly during this unprecedented time of covid19. It has challenged many to reimagine themselves and reevaluate what is important; Spirits Landing has been right there when those times have come for people.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets Spirits Landing apart are many things. First, we have a curriculum that is incredibly well rounded, comprehensive and holistic in its approach. Spirits Landing offers the opportunity to explore many different and highly specialized fields of study. In addition, it is all geared for the individual to discover THEMSELVES, who they really are, what they really want; At Spirits Landing, you are taught to be a critical thinker, challenge the status quo and be truly your OWN person – not what society or others tell you you should be. We also emphasize that our role in society and what we contribute matters. I am most proud of our many offerings at Spirits Landing. Whatever you want to Be/EXPLORE we will support you. NO dream is too big. In addition, we are so proud of our Martial Arts curriculum, Health & Wellness offerings and Entrepreneurial studies. What I would want the world to know about Spirits Landing as a brand is that it represents LOVE, COMMUNITY and is always looking to grow and fill human need. I am also proud that we are many things to many people. We give people what they need in the spirit of true service. Some will say we are a leadership academy, some will say they found family, some a mother, some will say it is a mentorship program, some will say business school and still for others – they come to Spirits Landing to see their therapist. I am proud of that . In a world that measures things by titles and boxes, at Spirits Landing we measure our success by each person’s growth, happiness and having received what they needed. Word of mouth is still the best compliment for us.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots in Los Angeles are: LACMA, Griffith Observatory, downtown – for the restaurants and Newly renovated theaters, a drive up and down pacific coast highway, Malibu, Ojai, the botanical gardens and of course ANY beach.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are many people that have been a part of making me who I am today. I am because of my ancestors and those who fought for justice and stood in love so I could dream, be my own person and tell my truths. First, I acknowledge my mother who modeled strength, courage and tenacity in her life. She sacrificed SO much for me and although i can never repay her, I am grateful and much of her voice, love and example informs my decision making and hovers in the potential of Spirits Landing. It is my intention to make her proud! In addition, those whom i seek to serve, everyday inspire me. I learn, am humbled and made better by each and every student/client/sister/ brother and donor who have believed in me and Spirits Landing. I dedicate my shoutout to them.