CREW Iowa Member Spotlight - Tina Mowry Hadden

May 2, 2019

Tina Mowry Hadden


Where you work
Mowry Strategies


Years with current company
Started business in 2003

Years in real estate
Have had real estate clients since the beginning

Areas of Expertise
Strategy development, team building, media relations, social media content, branding

Essential business philosophy
Do what you love AND love what you do! I have loved writing and educating those around me since the day someone put a pencil in my hand. Today, I make a living by helping my clients articulate their visions and tell their stories.

Yardstick of success:
Do people smile when you walk into a room?

Definition of leadership
Someone who instills a passion in others, knows how to set the vision and encourages others into action.

Most important business lesson learned
I have three:
1. If you don’t ask, they can’t say yes.
2. Always fact check.
3. Start from humble.

Word that best describes you
In my 20’s the word was driven; In my 30’s it was ambitious; in my 40’s the word is definitely happy!

Characteristics most admired in others
Self-awareness; Can-do attitude; Integrity

Three greatest passions
Family, Nature and Education

Favorite Causes
I am currently working with Central Iowa Shelter Services – it has been a humbling experience. I am also the incoming chair for the West Des Moines Community Schools Foundation and a long-time board member for the Brenton Arboretum. (Education and Nature – see above.)

Idea of perfect happiness
Making dinner, while sipping on a glass of wine, then enjoying the meal with people who are not afraid to speak their truths.

Favorite way to spend free time
Sunday nights are chocolate chip cookie night at the Hadden house

Something we might not know about you
My mother and I continued to raise cattle on the farm after my dad passed away. It is where I learned the importance of getting the job done and if you sing with the windows down it makes every task easier!