Who is Tanis?
“Tanis is dynamic, inspiring, a true leader and mentor. She faces life with enthusiasm and intelligence, guiding others to express themselves in their true expression! It’s a pleasure to work with, learn from and know her.”
– Marney Coulter, Yoga by the Sea
“Tanis asks the important questions in life. She is inspiring and loving and REAL! She leads us to explore this idea of embodiment and creating space for healthy dialogue with ourselves and others. She is so conscious and in tune with 'this work'. I love the way she responds and how it's not about advice-giving, but asking the right questions to guide us to the answers that feel right within ourselves."
– Nancy Perrier
“Tanis is always inspiring and brings a great deal of commitment to her work. She leads a group with humour, patience, tact and a great deal of compassion. Above all she’s a spectacular listener, and with that unlocks the potential for huge growth.”
– Hilary Walle-Jensen
"This is a woman who walks the talk, and mixes it with a good dose of playfulness and belly laughs! Tanis brings a refreshing lightness to working with hard truths, and a sense of adventure to exploring the further corners of our nature.”
– Janette Girod
"Tanis is the best facilitator we've had. She brings solid experience, knowledge and such a warm, outgoing personality. Tanis is smart, funny and really helped us learn. Sign up now to work with her – you're in for a treat!”
– Cindy Hubbard
“Tanis has the ability to be innovative in her approach to guiding you in whatever challenge prevails.”
– Rena Shields
“I would highly recommend working with Tanis if you want to feel empowered, inspired and child like. Tanis's energy is infectious!”
– Sharon Tron
Raves about Tanis’ Offerings (PLAYshops, Retreats, Programs) …
“The MAMAsessions creates its own spaciousness and depth that you didn’t realize you’ve been starving for.”
– Janette Girod
“I came away from the PLAYshop feeling inspired uplifted and ready embody my vision for 2014 with crystal clear interiors. The whole evening was surprisingly FUN, peace filled and grounding. Working with Tanis helps me to embrace my creativity with ease and self love. I would highly recommend working with Tanis if you want to feel empowered, inspired and child like. Tanis's energy is infectious!”
– Sharon Tron
“I feel more connected to myself than I have in a long time. I am worth the work. I have, through these sessions, found the resolve to commit to supporting myself so I can thrive, and therefore, better support others. Patience, curiosity, and the mantra that “I am enough” will take me down this path."
– Maggie Lancaster
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the Evening of Visions PLAYshop you hosted a few weeks ago. I had so much fun during the event itself but its ongoing impact on my life is what has really impressed me.
I've been able to release a lot of negative energy that I've held onto for decades. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that last week I was able to get over a phobia I’ve clung to for 32 years! Suddenly I'm wondering what other things I've been telling myself I can't do that are in fact entirely within my reach...
Thanks so much again, Tanis – not only are you a huge inspiration, you’ve also shown me how I can be more of an inspiration in my life as well!”
– Erin Whalen
“Tanis has an amazing gift to create a safe and welcoming space to explore and connect with yourself and other women. She gathers incredible energy, peace and wisdom together and shares it passionately. And the women! She is a magnet for other amazing women… just like YOU!”
– MAMAsession Grad Spring 2014
“You are a soul carer. My vision board is in my room and I look at it every day. I would 100% recommend your PLAYshops.”
– Mag Leahy
“I feel so at peace. The MAMAsessions have brought me to another level of consciousness. Tanis has a true gift and magic by asking the essential questions for moms to reflect and grow.”
– Nancy Perrier
“Do It! This was a great experience to focus on myself and help me notice things in my life that weren’t working- not in a ‘wow my life is screwed up’ kind of way, but in a ‘cool there are some really effective tools to get me into a powerful, thriving place’. I have been amazed at how much has shifted by my change in perspective, change in attitude. I know I can only carry this through the rest of my life.”
– MAMAsessions Grad
“Thank YOU for hosting a lovely evening. Before coming I wondered if it was poor timing with everything currently going on with my work schedule, but after attending I realized it was actually the perfect timing.
The board is living on my desk at home. It has revealed that I crave the simple pleasures and a slower pace. And yes yes yes I would recommend this to a friend!”
– Iva Kulic
“I have had the honor of having my world influenced and inspired by Tanis' labor of love. Whether in the context of attending one of Tanis's playshops or connecting with another of her science meets soul endeavors, my "self" is lightened and brightened by her.
She walks her talk and I have felt buoyed and empowered to walk my talk thanks to Tanis. The impact of Tanis' work doesn't end with me. I happened to attend one of Tanis's playshops after an afternoon of hearing stories of trials and tribulations being experienced by my third grade daughter. I had the usual offers of support and problem solving etc. That evening at a playshop, a card fell off of Tanis' table. When I picked it up, magic happened. It read "you are enough, you are so enough, it is unbelievable how enough you are". This is Tanis' essence. And it was the greatest message I could read to my daughter that night. That card will always stay on my fridge and I will always thank Tanis for inspiring me to take the time to figure out my talk and for helping me discover the tools to walk it.”
– Sarah Desbiens
“As a mom, as a woman, as an individual, if you have forgotten your voice, wonder where your creative force is, need some guidance to find and let yourself shine – the MAMAsessions can help figure out what matters to you, what you know to be true and how to work hard and practice to find your strength, your light.”
– Sandy Lavigne
“Feeling grateful for the time shared together. We’re so different from one another, but unified in our desire to face life with courage, connection and compassion. Thank you Tanis for bringing not only your insights and leadership, but you put your heart and soul into making this a special and memorable time for all of us.”
– Sumarme Goble
“It was such a fun evening, thanks so much for making it happen.”
– Sarah Cormack
“I thought you did a fabulous job of breaking the ice and making us more comfortable at the beginning of the evening. I think perhaps we were all surprised a little by how natural and intimate the feeling became as the night progressed, very supportive and frank. It was lovely, refreshing, and inspiring, a reflection of your energy, and your integrity.
All the best in making this happen for women here, and everywhere.”
– Karen Valair
Raves about having Tanis speak...
"Tanis has a wealth of wisdom every woman should hear and a powerful ability to engage and move an audience. What struck me most was how she made every single attendee feel: not just connected to her, but deeply connected to themselves. Her stories have such impact; you can feel it physically hit you in your gut. Not just the loud rumblings of a belly laugh because she is incredibly funny, but also the soft whispers of inspiration and the rousing voice of empowerment."
– Elena Verlee, Cross Border Communications, PR in Your Pajamas
“Tanis doesn’t just speak to audiences – she transforms people through powerful insights and engaging stories that inspire true change, and educates with cutting edge information and methods. I specifically sought out Tanis to speak at my Soul + Strategy Retreat because of her dynamic energy, her incredible sense of humour, and her ability to deeply connect and convey what it takes to truly thrive. I can guarantee you want her presence at your next event!”
– Leah Goard, Define, Design, Align Your Business & Life
“Thanks again for speaking to our parent group last month, they are still a buzz, and it's been a very supportive atmosphere within which we are still taking baby steps to green our space.”
– Patricia Sauer
“Tanis drew us in with her profound energy, passion and knowledge for this topic! I invited Tanis to present in my Advanced Health Safety and Nutrition class about reducing toxins in a childcare setting. She not only pointed out the harm that chemicals can do to a child's system, but more importantly, made us realize that simple and inexpensive strategies can make a huge difference to a child's overall health. Something every Early Childhood Educator should be educated about! Thank you Tanis for your engaging presentation, it made a big impact on our practice.”
– Maggie Rudkowski, Vancouver Community College
"On behalf of the Upper Lonsdale Preschool, thank you for your great presentation on Creating a Green and Healthy Home and Preshool. You gave us a lot of good information about toxins and plastics while at the same time you were very reassuring that small changes can make a big difference! I wouldn't hesitate to have Tanis present to our preschool again in the future!"
– Parent Education Coordinator
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note. On behalf of the parents of the preschool, thank you again for a great presentation on Wednesday evening! We really appreciated that you took a non-alarmist approach to the subject and that you were very reassuring that we'll all be okay in the end while giving us lots of good information about keeping it green :) If given the information in the wrong way, we as parents can get really anxious really fast about all the toxins that surround us.”
– Doris Jetz, Parent Education Coordinator
“We are first time parents, and I had been feeling mounting anxiety about the learning curve we are entering into! I feel much better prepared to go out and choose what will work for us and our little one. The workshop itself was really informative, and we went away with printed information that will help to fill the gaps in my memory! I appreciated how Tanis’ attitude was really supportive and fun, and I was glad to see the variety of couples who were there to learn about this new process. Who knew this could be so much fun?”
– Jen McG
“I attended the workshop you presented at Tom Thumb Preschool and wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't planning to attend because I thought, "I know all about this stuff", HOWEVER I learned a lot. I know you won over a lot of skeptics in the crowd through your style which was always considerate and never preachy. I was always labelled the "greeny" of the group but no longer!”
– Krista De Groot
“I attended the seminar that you and Glenys presented last night at UBC Daycare. Amazing. It reinforced all the things I read about in that book, Ecoholic, but I particularly appreciated the 'you can do it' small steps attitude.”
– Kelli Kadokawa
“I am a parent at Tom Thumb and was at your workshop tonight on "greening space". I wanted to let you know that I thought your presentation tonight was fantastic and incredibly informative. Thank you so much for creating such a valuable resource.”
– Anna Nelson
“Your workshop at the Little People preschool was very informative and I've learned a whole bunch of things! That was great! Thank you so much.”
– Lana Lisak
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