Bridget and KeAnna are on a healing mission

October 6, 2023

Bridget Flaherty and KeAnna Daniels are on a healing mission.

Their podcast, Tears, Tides, and Transformation, features women sharing experiences with healing and mental health. On Saturday, Oct. 14, connect with them in person at their first Tears, Tides, and Transformation Women’s Healing Conference, an immersive experience designed to uplift, rejuvenate, and empower attendees.

The conference will feature 29 local women-owned businesses, including 20 Black-owned businesses, and will highlight the diversity and strength of our community’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Read on to meet Bridget and KeAnna and learn more about their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Introduce yourself — who are you and what is your company?

We are Bridget Flaherty and KeAnna Daniels, Co-Curators of Tears, Tides, and Transformation, a healing platform that reaches our audience via podcast, conferences, retreats, workshops, and public speaking.

KeAnna is a beacon of obedient and transformative leadership. She is a macro social worker and community activator with an emphasis on ecosystem development and BIPOC entrepreneurship and upward mobility, with healing as the foundation of transforming communities. As co-founder of Tears, Tides, and Transformation, KeAnna creates safe spaces dedicated to holistic growth and healing. Guided by her principle of ‘Faith Over Fear’, she champions diversity, equity, inclusion, and innovation, embodying a leadership style that’s bold, authentic, and unapologetically genuine. With a unique talent for mobilizing communities, KeAnna stands as a visionary leader who executes. She is committed to nurturing continuous transformation and empowers individuals to walk with purpose and intention in order to execute with excellence.

Bridget is grounded by her personal mission to “fearlessly cultivate a healing, life-changing love that affirms, empowers, and liberates.” Bridget has turned adversity into advocacy. After a life-altering 8-week inpatient treatment for suicidal ideation, Bridget redefined her journey by selling her possessions and traveling through 22 states in 30 days with her son. Fiercely committed to breaking the silence on mental health, Bridget co-hosts women’s conferences with KeAnna and amplifies triumph-over-tragedy tales through their podcast “Tears, Tides, and Transformation.” Beyond sharing her own mental health battles, she highlights the resilient narratives of others, shedding light on the transformative power of vulnerability. Her latest offering, “Be the Journey: 365 Daily Reflections,” serves as a testament to her dedication, providing readers with daily healing through introspection and actionable wisdom.

How did your company start?

In the winter of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, KeAnna and Bridget sat in a coffee shop in downtown Dayton talking about life. As they vulnerably shared their healing journeys with one another, they shared a vision for creating a space for women of all walks of life to have vulnerable and courageous conversations about their life’s journey. From that conversation, TTT and the podcast was born. Since that time, KeAnna and Bridget have reached
thousands of women, inspiring healing, sharing love, modeling self care, and normalizing mental wellness conversations.

Why this idea?

We saw a gap in safe spaces for women to be seen and heard without judgement but instead met with love and positive reinforcement.

Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?

Yes, we have. Prior to beginning this collective journey, we both had and still run our own businesses.

The Launch Dayton community values are: 1. Be Bold 2. All Are Welcome 3. People First 4. Give First 5. Remove Barriers. How do you embody one or more of these values?

We embody all of these values individually and collectively. We both are bold in how we show up in spaces, both as guests and leaders. And we are inclusive and welcoming in our work and in our personalities. We believe in people first, as people are the most appreciable asset. Our healing work is centered in people being well holistically. We contribute to removing barriers by challenging oppressive and toxic systems. We embody love, light, and positivity.

What identities or life experiences do you bring to entrepreneurship that helped prepare you for this lifestyle?

We both are risk takers, which is the bedrock of entrepreneurship. We put ourselves in uncomfortable situations to grow, to learn, and to transform ourselves and spaces. And we navigate life with a growth mindset.

What is the biggest barrier you’ve faced on your entrepreneur journey?

Working diligently without pay and convincing our target audience of the value of our offerings to be paid.

Why do you love what you do?

We love what we do because we create safe spaces and offerings that transforms people’s lives. We have watched this happen before our eyes. It’s beautiful and humbling.

What advice would you offer fellow or aspiring entrepreneurs?

Never stop betting on and investing in yourself. Embrace the discomfort and growing pains, they are evidence that growth is occurring and that light is near. The journey is so worth the time and experience.

Snag your tickets to Bridget And KeAnna’s upcoming Tears, Tides, and Transformation Women’s Healing Conference here, or connect with them @tearstidesandtransformation on Facebook, IG, and LinkedIn