On Sept. 29th Higher Yields will be holding a Cannabis LIVE Symposium dealing with Government Outreach and Social Equity in your state or community. For more information or to register please visit this link.
Tess Yancey oversees event coordination. She is also the queen of operational excellence. To Tess, operational excellence means ensuring that Higher Yields Consulting (HYC) maintains its brand and identity through corporate, cultural and community events as well as webinars and workshops. Tess also ensures stability, continuity, success and excellence through organizational effectiveness. Tess believes that organization is the key to efficiency. She works hard to make sure that all members of HYC are informed, well versed, and listened to. She makes sure that they have what they need, to do what they need (and there are a lot of them). She keeps them grounded and focused. It’s a little like herding cats, but cats are easier…. Tess seamlessly constructs team needs on the back end to make sure that everything moves forward in the most efficient and productive manner. If something doesn’t work for a consumer, or HYC, she critically evaluates the situation and problem solves until the best solution is found. Tess is a vital team member at HYC. All hail the queen!
Given everything that Tess does above, you would assume that she was pushing 75 years old. But she is wise beyond her years and is set to graduate soon with a major in economics and a triple minor in finance, food nutrition systems and policies, and food and culture. She will get these accolades from Tufts University and is also finishing some courses at CU Boulder to round out her education. Tess’s approach to life so far has been, “Make something out of nothing.” As a sophomore in college, Tess was working in a venture capital firm, but it wasn’t something that she enjoyed. So, she made a proactive move to get into the cannabis business, sending her resume to every single consulting firm that she could find. She connected with Higher Yields Consulting, began working as an intern and became a permanent figure within the company. She is fiercely loyal to the company and their success. Tess played soccer at an elite level into college which provided some valuable lessons in accepting constructive criticism in order to improve at all levels. Being an athlete has taught her how to think one, two and three steps ahead in order to make goals happen (both in life and off the field). Tess is beginning to build a strong skill set in coordination and management while also using her degree to propel herself and HYC forward.
Tess developed an interesting journey with the plant that is the lifeline of HYC. She never touched the stuff in high school (great story huh?). Don’t worry, there’s more. Tess was an elite athlete; her parents are doctors. Tess was disciplined and serious. Cannabis just didn’t fit into her picture and would be detrimental to her success if she used it. Except it wasn’t. Tess ended up learning that cannabis wasn’t a bad thing. In college, she did it. She smoked the plant (maybe ate some edibles too). And then, Tess got help from something she didn’t expect and didn’t know she needed. Cannabis helped Tess learn how to be social and make connections. She realized she had anxiety and cannabis helped her manage and develop effective coping skills. It helped her take the edge off and allowed her to breathe (besides the inhale). She had stomach issues, and the plant seemed to soothe that. Cannabis helped her learn how to manage her time and herself. Tess became more self-aware and conscientious. She became healthier from all aspects: food, exercise and mental clarity. She began looking at life in a holistic manner with confidence and balance. Tess treats cannabis with respect while also regarding the values and beliefs of everyone around her. Don’t worry, cannabis treats her well too.
In time outside of work, Tess models. Her works range from runway, wedding and print to fine arts. She is also an influencer on social media, where she shares her journey as a means for continued self-growth and discovery. She hopes her journey might bring help for other people as well. Tess loves to eat and cook and considers herself an extreme foodie.
Tess moves forward in life along with the people who matter the most: her boyfriend, twin sister and parents. She does not live in a castle…yet.