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Speaking,Speaker,Tanya Unkovich

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as a leading personal mentor and coach,  I work closely with individuals, and teams, who have been through a major adversity in their lives, and want to learn the art of resilience.

Due to my own journey, I also work closely with widows and widowers, or even people who have been given a life altering diagnosis and would like to find peace as they face the end stage of life. 

Many struggle with addictions, and again, I understand healing from this process during times of adversity, especially helping people who struggle to manage their weight. These issues often get worse, or return, when we are faced with a major life event. 

No matter what you are facing right now, my clients are ready to live every moment to the fullest. Whether they have been through a major life event, or are simply stuck they choose clarity and purpose, over pain and suffering.

Due to my core background in finance and commerce, I work very closely with entrepreneurs and business owner who required business mentoring. It may be due to a major adversity you are facing right now, or perhaps you are simply stuck and need guidance on moving forward.

Together, we clarify your direction, and more importantly, how you need to show up in order to meet your goals.

No matter what you have recently experienced, or are still going through, my approach is entirely bespoke for every client.

With my own 40 year apprenticeship of life experiences and personal development, my methods ignite life-changing breakthroughs that helps transform every area of your life. 


Tanya Unkovich
“Tanya came to me at a time in my life with great uncertainty among other things. I did the work and week after week and looked forward to our Skype sessions. Her wisdom, kind words, brutal honesty, and exceptional ability to listen were something I came to rely on. Honestly, she’s a rock star! “

Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting


Corporate Training

My background is commerce. Upon completing my Bachelors degree, (Accounting, Economics and Commercial Law), I spent time working in some of the major accounting firms, mainly in the Audit Division. I then had a four year term with Air New Zealand, within their Internal Audit Department and Inflight Services Divisions.

At twenty six I commenced self employment, specialising in accounting software support. Myself and a handful of other consultants were the first to introduce MYOB into the New Zealand market. I have been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1990.

In my mid thirties, due to life circumstances, I trained to be a therapist, majoring in Grief, and subsequently trained to be a Personal and Professional Life Coach. I have been a certified member of the International Coaching Federation since 2007.

I am able to speak, train or personally mentor in many areas. Please book a time to speak to me or email directly at

From Grief to


Many widows, widowers and loved ones find themselves trapped in the darkness of grief with no way out. They feel guilty. Angry. Lost.

Having been through this experience, and coming out the other side stronger and brighter, I’ve discovered powerful tools that heal grief, awaken resilience, and reignite your joy for life.

I have known what it is like to be stuck in life, and I also know what it is like to come out the other side.

Whether you’re using destructive coping mechanisms to get through the day, emotionally devastated, or find yourself numb and on auto-pilot, I’ll help you mend your heart and light up your soul so life becomes truly fulfilling.



“I want to move forward with my life again however I don’t even know what that looks like, nor do I know where to even start!”

I hear this a lot, and if you are wondering, yes, it is possible to overcome adversity and come back even stronger when life has knocked you back. 

It is possible to be once again have clarity on where you are going in life, personally and professionally, no matter what hand life has dealt you.

At 40, I had to find meaning and purpose in my life again. I had to dig deep to discover who I was in the world and why I was here. 

The journey has been long and painful, however, I also know what it is like to come out the other side and truly become who you are meant to be.

No matter what is stopping you from moving forward and living your greatness, I will walk beside you as you say now say YES to life.

your Unplanned Journey

The Unplanned Journey is carefully designed for people who have been given a life altering diagnosis, or, are facing the end stage of their lives and want to live their life with abundant joy and purpose.

Using a groundbreaking approach based on transformational methodology and personal experience, clients are guided through an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, healing, forgiveness, and inner-peace— so you move forward feeling fulfilled and without regrets or fear.


food freedom

Whether you have faced a major life adversity or not, many people find themselves stuck in personal horror of major weight issues. Not only does it affect your health, your self worth, but it affects every other area of your life.

Obsessively dieting, overeating and having weight issues keeps you stuck in guilt and shame, and isolated from your loved ones, and life.

My journey with food and internal suffering began when I was a teenager. It has been a very long process of healing, each decade bringing something new. Interestingly it returned again after my husbands death, hence, another chapter of healing began. 

If you are struggling in this area as well, I invite you to believe that there is healing from this pain. I have done it. I invite you also decide for you, and it will be my honour to walk beside you as you finally set yourself free.

loving again

later in life

Whether you have been widowed, or perhaps are single after the end of your relationship and you are ready for love again, then this is the place for you.  

Learning to love again later in life is quite a journey, one that begins with you.

My journey of dating again later in life after my husband passed away was, well, interesting one might say. I learned A LOT, however, what I learned the most was what I needed in a relationship and how to break the unhealthy patterns I had most of my life when it came to love.

No matter what is stopping you from moving forward with love, or perhaps you just keep repeating that same pattern, I will walk beside you as you take that amazing journey within and finally invite the right life partner in.

Tanya Unkovich

“As our time together was nearing the end, I had some bad news that I was sort of expecting. If she and I had not been working together, I think I would have fallen apart.
Instead, I used the tools that I had learned from Tanya and drew strength from our conversations over several weeks and I did not fall apart!”

~ Charleen

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