Heidi DeCoux
 

Heidi moved across the country from Minnesota to Pennsylvania.

We wed in style with a BIG fat Indian Wedding in Pennsylvania then honeymooned in Paris, Venice and Santorini.

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.

I simplified my business life to free myself up to focus on launching Illuminated Life School with the mission to revolutionize public school throughout America and eventually worldwide, starting in Puerto Rico.

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.

Enrollment opens for the first Illuminated Life School. Application deadline is February 15, 2022. The enrollment lottery will be hosted on March 8, 2022.

Our first Illuminated Life Montessori for ages 0-6 opens in Humacao Puerto Rico.

Our second Illuminated Life School opens in Federal Way Washington!

We met at a marketing conference in Scottsdale Arizona hosted by Jeff Walker, who since has become family to us. We reconnected in March of 2012 at another marketing conference in La Jolla California. On the first day of the conference I invited Farukh to lunch with me and my friends (pictured here), and the five of us ended up having every meal together for the rest of the 3-day event. After that weekend we became good friends and then eventually fell in love.

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.

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 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.

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.

Illuminated Life School KICK OFF! Our Design Collaborative started work and we publicly announced the launch of Illuminated Life School. Our first school will be opening in Humacao Puerto Rico in August of 2022.

Our first Illuminated Life School opens in Humacao Puerto Rico!!

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.

Over 20 million kids will attend an Illuminated Life School and/or Illuminated Life Montessori both of which are designed to revolutionize education through student-centered racial equity schools with inquiry-based learning, life skills, personal development and restorative justice, all designed to develop students unique genius, forge compassionate connections to others and master 22nd century skills, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Farukh and Heidi

October 14, 2011

We met at a marketing conference in Scottsdale Arizona hosted by Jeff Walker, who since has become family to us. We reconnected in March of 2012 at another marketing conference in La Jolla California. On the first day of the conference I invited Farukh to lunch with me and my friends (pictured here), and the five of us ended up having every meal together for the rest of the 3-day event. After that weekend we became good friends and then eventually fell in love.
Farukh and Heidi

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September 25, 2013

Heidi moved across the country from Minnesota to Pennsylvania.

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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.

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May 22, 2016

We wed in style with a BIG fat Indian Wedding in Pennsylvania then honeymooned in Paris, Venice and Santorini.

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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.

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February 2017

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.

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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.

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2019

I simplified my business life to free myself up to focus on launching Illuminated Life School with the mission to revolutionize public school throughout America and eventually worldwide, starting in Puerto Rico.

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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.

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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.

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July 15, 2020

Illuminated Life School KICK OFF! Our Design Collaborative started work and we publicly announced the launch of Illuminated Life School. Our first school will be opening in Humacao Puerto Rico in August of 2022.

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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.

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August 11, 2022

Our first Illuminated Life School opens in Humacao Puerto Rico!!

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September 2022

Our first Illuminated Life Montessori for ages 0-6 opens in Humacao Puerto Rico.

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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.

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August 2024

Our second Illuminated Life School opens in Federal Way Washington!

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By 2042

Over 20 million kids will attend an Illuminated Life School and/or Illuminated Life Montessori both of which are designed to revolutionize education through student-centered racial equity schools with inquiry-based learning, life skills, personal development and restorative justice, all designed to develop students unique genius, forge compassionate connections to others and master 22nd century skills, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Insider Info

If you’re into personality tests and random fun facts, this insider info is for you. 😉

Myers-Briggs
I’m an ENTP and my hubby Farukh is an ENTJ.

Human Design
I’m a Manifesting Generator, 3/6 Profile.

Fascination Test
I’m “The Talent”. Passion + Prestige

GEMS Personality Assessment
I’m an Emerald/Ruby. Farukh is a Ruby/Sapphire.

Enneagram
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.

CliftonStrengths 34 (formally StrengthsFinder)
Futuristic, Relator, Significance, Activator, Maximizer and I lead with Influencing Theme. To see my profile, click here.

Favorite Flower
Peonies and Bougainvillea

Favorite Coffee
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.

Favorite Cuisines
Indian and Thai

Guilty Pleasure
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

Jeff Walker

“Farukh is a paid advertising genius”

-Jeff Walker

Melissa

“I’ve spent 14 years working for and with the most proficient Fortune 100 companies and no one has ever given me better marketing advice than Heidi.”

-Melissa Delay, Communication Strategiest

Brian Kurtz

“Farukh is one of those select few true experts. He’s my go-to-guy and should be everyone’s go-to-guy.”

-Brian Kurtz

Jon Gabriel

“I worked with Heidi to do a simple soft-launch with zero ad spend to test out a brand new offering. It ended up being our most profitable launch in the last 3 years!

-Jon Gabriel Author, Coach & Speaker

Mastin Kipp

“Farukh has gotten me the better results than any other ads person, and is now the only person I trust with my paid ads.”

-Mastin Kipp

Margaret Lynch Raniere

“Heidi gave me all the pitfalls so I could avoid them and START with the best approach and systems. She even shared details of her own membership site, so my whole team could see the vision and get started immediately implementing!”

-Margaret Lynch Raniere

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 two 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.

Heidi Decoux