Helping you turn pain into fulfilment and a life of purpose.
Welcome! I’m Tanya,
An elite transformation specialist and advisor who’s dedicated to helping you rediscover joy when loss, grief and adversity have devastated your world.
Through my programs, books, radio and media appearances, I help people live a life of fulfilment after adversity and loss. I am a specialist in helping people struggling with being stuck in life, grief, and addiction. I help to guide widows, widowers, and people diagnosed with a life altering illness, or entering the last stage of their lives, to move through life’s most difficult times, and live each day to the fullest.
Like most people I meet, you might be wondering how this became
my life’s work.
The truth is, over the last 30 years, I’ve amassed vast experience from finance to computer consulting to becoming Tony Robbins’ first Coach in New Zealand.
I’m a published author, the co-host of Hour of Power, been featured in numerous publications like Verve Magazine, NZ Business, become a regular guest on Magic Talk Radio, and a weekly contributor on New Zealand’s #1 Christian Radio Station, Radio Rhema.
But it wasn’t until I saw my husband, Phil, take his last breath in my arms, that my soul’s purpose became clear.
In spite of being on my own personal development journey since I was 16 years of age, I was now thrust in to an emotional rollercoaster I could never have imagined.
Now I help others, turn their pain around, to a place of peace, strength, and a life of purpose.
Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Counselling, Member of the International Coaching Federation, Member NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (Retired), NZ Certificate in Personal Training, Business Mentors NZ (Volunteer) .
Me? I have felt lost. Broken.
Many times in my life, and completely overwhelmed. How was I supposed to live the rest of my life after this? How would I get through? I didn’t even want to think about it.
But deep down, I also knew that I had it in me to get through this hurdle in my life. I knew I had been through extraordinary pain before, and I knew I could do it again. We all can.
This is what I continue to tell my clients. No matter what life has thrown at you, or what you are suffering with right now, you have it in you to overcome it and find purpose again.
I didn’t realize it then, but within days of Phil’s passing, I was driven by a deep knowing to write his book which became our story of adversity and resilience. This gave me purpose and a reason WHY I had to keep going and make meaning of this event.
This book, ‘Unplanned Journey: A Triumph In Life And Death,’ tells the story of how we lived through this journey and how I then navigated through the first year of a rollercoaster of emotions.
This journey has extremely difficult for me, however I eventually learned how to
Experience Joy, Meaning And Purpose In Life When It Seemed Like There Was None.
And now, I share
the same tools to help thousands of people to live again after they have been through major adversity. I help widows, widowers, and people diagnosed with a life altering illness, or who are at the last stage of their lives, turn fear into dignity and pain into peaceful fulfilment.
I help people who are stuck in addiction, stuck in life and have no idea on how to move forward from their pain.
Why? Because I remember how hard it was to get through the day after Phil passed. I felt like an island, surrounded by a sea of grief that no one understood.
I felt heartbroken and alone, and back then, it wasn’t easy to find real, effective help. It felt like people just wanted me to ‘bounce back,’ and ‘move on’ when what they really meant was, ‘stop making me feel uncomfortable’.
But, grief is like a fingerprint. It’s different for all of us. Some of us get angry. Some of us cry until nothing’s left. Others go numb for years.
However, I know from experience that with the right tools, life can be joyful and meaningful again; if you’re open to mending your heart and welcoming joy back into your life.
No matter what you are going through, never give up hope, and you can make this stage of life— be your greatest chapter.
That’s why, whether you’re facing the unknown, stuck in your life, or just lost someone you love, I want you to know you CAN move forward with grace and dignity.
“It’s fair to say that I’m a pretty hard, old guy whose life experiences have made me emotionless and self contained. It was such a surprise then that as I listened and watched your story, to find myself in tears. I admit to being very confused at the dichotomy of emotions; complete and utter grief for your loss, mixed with admiration for the life, values and strengths you have today. Tanya, without a doubt you are one of the most courageous and inspiring individuals to come into my life.”
from grief to greatness
How to navigate what feels like never-ending pain, and discover there is life beyond grief.
you can laugh again.
you can be an
I know it feels impossible right now, but this isn’t insurmountable.
No matter how you’ve ended up on this page, I’m sorry you have need of this support, but I’m so glad you’re here.
Together, we can turn your Grief into Greatness— whatever Greatness means to you…
And open the doors to a purpose-filled journey filled with faith, peace and hope.