We had the good fortune of connecting with Tommye Jordan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tommye, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
“Stay in your lane”
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
CPR Solutions is a national American Heart Association Training Center. Our network of dedicated, professional Instructors ensure that students get the highest quality life-saving training available. By adhering to the standard of excellence put forth by the American Heart Association our classes are not only engaging and entertaining, but reinforce the concepts taught during the class which will give course participants the confidence to act should an unfortunate incident arise. We started as one lone Instructor teaching one student at a time after normal work hours, usually late into the evening 5-6 nights a week. Eventually, we got busy enough to expand to a few more Instructors, then more and more, eventually training colleges, corporations, fire departments and hospitals.
The challenges of operating a business with a family can be overwhelming. My family gave up a lot of time with me for the sake of the business and for that I’ll be forever grateful.
We were one of the first AHA Training Centers to begin virtual Instructor training nationwide. The quality of our curriculum coupled with the enthusiasm of the new Instructors has made this process more rewarding than we could have thought possible.
I am love meeting new people who share my passion for teaching people how to save a life!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would assume that I knew way in advance that my BFF was visiting and we had the foresight to get permits to Supai. We would walk down to the bottom taking in the sights and appreciating the changing scenery. Days 2-3 would be spent at the various waterfalls lounging in the most spectacular blue water imaginable, indulging in delicious frybread and enjoying the twinkling stars above the canyon walls. Once we hiked out of Supai we would head to the Grand Canyon and hike down to Phantom Ranch and camp for a night. We would make sure to head to Sedona on our way back to Phoenix, since the red rocks and vortexes are not to be missed! My BFF would have to make another trip out, though, because we would still need to visit Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Horseshoe Dam!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a Shoutout to my husband, Rick. He believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Without his unwavering support I would have quit so many times. He has helped me when I’ve been too tired to think. He is my equipment manager, my bookkeeper, my money man and my everything. My kids inspire me every single day with their compassion and integrity. They make me want to be and do better.
I’d like to also thank the late Ron Miller. He taught me how to be the best American Heart Association Instructor I could be. He taught me the value in following the rules and how to enforce them without demeaning anyone.
CPR Solutions wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for the amazing Instructors who strengthen the Chain of Survival in our communities every day by teaching American Heart Association CPR/BLS/First Aid/ACLS and PALS classes.
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