October 14, 2011
We met at a marketing conference in Scottsdale Arizona hosted by Jeff Walker. We became friends and eventually fell in love.
September 25, 2013
Heidi moved across the country from Minnesota to Pennsylvania.
November 17, 2015
We bought a home in Pennsylvania with the intention that this would eventually be our summer vacation home because we were committed to living most of the year somewhere near the ocean.
May 22, 2016
We wed in style with a BIG fat Indian Wedding in Pennsylvania then honeymooned in Paris, Venice and Santorini.
Fall of 2016
We made a list of places near the ocean that we wanted to explore moving to. The list included Mexico, Bali, Florida, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. We spent over a year taking trips to each place on our list to scope them out… except we never made it to Costa Rico. Puerto Rico was the second to last one on the list and as soon as we got there, we felt the magic of the island and knew we had found our new home.
We spent nearly a month in India visiting family and facilitating a charity that Farukh and his mom started in February of 2014 – TheBaaFoundation.org. Our charity helps at-risk girls who live in a rural village in India establish career skills, healthy living, and the groundwork for a successful life. We’ve continued to grow and now raise up over one thousand girls every year which has a profound ripple effect.
November 2, 2018
We moved to Puerto Rico! We purchased a home in a beautiful little community on the southeast side of the island. We kept our Pennsylvania home to use as a summer & holiday house.
We dramatically simplified our business life to free us up to focus on growing The Baa Foundation, as well as launching the first Illuminated Life School in Puerto Rico with the mission to revolutionize public school throughout America (the states and its territories), and eventually worldwide.
December 31, 2019
Illuminated Life School officially became a 501c non-profit! We funded the initial launch with some generous donors and some of the profits from the sale of one of our businesses.
June 10, 2020
Spent my birthday attending the Black Lives Matter Town Hall and signed the Anti-Racist Small Business Pledge. It felt really good to me to spend my birthday learning, growing and doing my part in creating a better world where all of us can live extraordinary lives.
July 15, 2020
Illuminated Life School KICK OFF! Our Design Collaboration Team starts work and we publically announce the launch of Illuminated Life School. Our first school will be opening in Humacao Puerto Rico in August of 2022.
August 17, 2021
Enrollment opens for the first Illuminated Life School. Application deadline is February 15, 2022. The enrollment lottery will be hosted on March 8, 2022.
August 11, 2022
Our first Illuminated Life School opens in Humacao Puerto Rico!!
Our first Illuminated Life Montessori for ages 0-6 opens in Humacao Puerto Rico.
October 4, 2023
We will be accepting applications from people who want to open an Illuminated Life School in their area! Passionate educators, administrators, parents, and community leaders are all welcome to apply.
Our second Illuminated Life School opens in Federal Way Washington!
Over 20 million kids will attend an Illuminated Life School and/or Illuminated Life Montessori both of which are designed to revolutionize education in America, and eventually worldwide, through education equity, racial equity, and whole-child, student-centered, project-based education.
If you’re into personality tests and random fun facts, this insider info is for you. 😉
I’m an ENTP and my hubby Farukh is an ENTJ.
I’m a Manifesting Generator, 3/6 Profile.
I’m “The Talent”. Passion + Prestige
GEMS Personality Assessment
I’m an Emerald/Ruby. Farukh is a Ruby/Sapphire.
I’m a tie between The Achiever (3) and The Challenger (8), and The Enthusiast (7) as a close second.
Sacred Money Archetype
I’m a Maverick with Ruler as a VERY close second, and Romantic as my third.
Clifton Strengths 34
Futuristic, Relator, Significance, Activator, Maximizer
I lead with Influencing Theme.
Peonies and Bougainvillea
Hot Macadamia, Cashew or Coconut Milk Latte with 2 shots of espresso, lots of milk, a little foam and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. My favorite beans are the Bulletproof Mentalist blend and the Peak Performance medium roast.
Indian and Thai
A creamy rich mac-n-cheese. For the real stuff I need to take at least 3 digestive enzymes to not be miserable afterwards but there are times it’s well worth it.
A Few Other Insider Facts
Farukh is an extrovert and I’m an ambivert (combination of introvert and extrovert).
Our first dinner together was a group dinner at a marketing conference. We sat next to each other at the end of a long table of people and bonded over the fact that we’re both coffee snobs, water snobs, we have the same semi-bizarre favorite desserts – banana cream pie & super chunky carrot cake – and we’re both foodies with pretty much the same frustrating food allergies (we’re both allergic to chocolate, which is an extremely rare allergy, and we’re both sensitive to gluten, dairy, soy and corn – and I’m allergic to peanuts).
Apparently we’re made for each other. And we’re both pretty happy about that.
Some of Our Street Cred
B-School Grad and RH&H Attendee
ClickFunnels 2 Comma Club Award (twice)
Several Digital Marketer Lab Certifications
Attended Traffic & Conversion Summit 8 Years in Row
Countless online courses, conferences and masterminds
Google Adwords Certification
Google All Stars
Facebook/Instagram Preferred Agency
HEIDI’S OFFICIAL BIO
Heidi DeCoux is an experienced business strategist who specializes in helping six- and seven-figure companies get big results from sales and marketing on a small budget. Her signature technique uses membership programs and webinar sales funnels to help struggling businesses rapidly generate as much as a million dollars in additional revenue. A serial entrepreneur, Heidi has built four businesses to multi-six figure status and sold three of them, has appeared in magazines and websites like Forbes and she is the author of an Amazon best-selling book on marketing.
When she’s not working with clients, she’s working to revolutionize the public school system through her non-profit organization, Illuminated Life School, and she’s working on her newest endeavor, Illuminated Life Montessori which she is positioning to be a franchise company.
Heidi lives in Puerto Rico, with her husband and mother-in-law.