More about Tina
Passionate About Inspiring Others
I am as real as the wrinkles in these photos. A high functioning and driven introvert, empath, creative and self-proclaimed comedian! I am grounded with a balance of spirituality and a go-getter mindset of inspiring life and growth. An everyday human, co-parent of a brilliant, funny, talented, beautiful young soul, two basset hounds named Gloria Marie and LeRoy and a fish named FISH (we lost Fred the crustacean a couple of months ago). My heritage is Greek, I grew up in South Africa and immigrated to Canada 15 years ago. I speak 3 languages, have 2 degrees and various certifications, a successful 23-year corporate career and had 2 start-ups.
I have lived and worked in many parts of the world. The toughest place I have lived has been in my own skin and the most challenging work I have done has been on myself. The journey inward is not an easy one. Truthfully, I sucked at life lessons, Yoda would be disappointed. It took 7-years, two unsuccessful attempts and a lot of heartbreak to finally find my why, my purpose. They aren’t kidding when they say that purpose is an inside job. I love to rip the band-aid off, expose the wound and allow the healing to begin with heaps of empathy, compassion and ambition. My filter is love and I am unapologetically me.
In my relentless pursuit of self-discovery, I have learned that it all starts and ends with me, with self. The greatest gifts are those of self-awareness, self-love, and forgiveness of self. Shedding my corporate persona as it no longer fit me and sharing that journey, the fear and the courage it took to walk towards the real authentic me was a massive leap forward in the direction of my dreams. My purpose is to serve, to inspire life and create meaningful human connections. I have been called to love these lessons forward, to continue to relentlessly work on being the best version of myself and to serve others in doing the same.
When looking for an Executive Coach, I was looking for a highly skilled person who could help me enhance my leadership skills thereby directly enriching my personal performance and effectiveness as a Senior leader. Additionally, this Coach would be someone I could relate to immediately. Tina met all of the criteria, and from our first coffee meeting I felt the connection with her.
During our sessions, she provided a “safe zone” from judgement allowing for the frank discussion and exploration of the issues, real or perceived from either a personal or professional perspective, that were blocking my goal attainment. Tina, introduced me to the SCARF model for improving collaboration and influencing others as the platform on which to build my skills.
Her tailored approach to Coaching was extremely effective in helping me develop a framework for reviewing alternatives, setting a plan of action, interacting with others, deciding on results measurement and finally by holding me accountable to follow through on actions.
If you are looking for a partner in your journey to transform your Executive Leadership Skills Tina is an excellent choice.
Larry Bilton, CPA, CMA MidStream Oil and Gas Executive
I can’t even begin to describe the impact Tina has made on my life not only professionally but personally. She ignited the start of what I can best describe as an awakening. Because of her guidance I am now on the path to finding my true life’s purpose.
Since working with Tina I have made tremendous strides which has helped to silence my inner critic, expand my creativity, and give me a solid foundation from which to lead with empathy, grace, and passion. She quickly identified the area with the greatest need for development which has impacted my way of being.
I am now much more grounded and centred and have an ability to lead with greater clarity and a level head. She has also taught me how to create healthy boundaries which helps earn respect. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
If you are fully open, be prepared to be transformed.
Michelle Priest, Entrepreneur and Senior Manager, Business Innovation at ATB Financial