We are meant to do this together.

I can’t wait to see the magic we’ll create together.

Hi I’m Tanis

Possiblitarian, Thrive Catalyst, Play Evangelist.

Leadership Coach for Trailblazers and Changemakers.

Mom, wife, and kickass friend.

I am…

Relentlessly curious when it comes to exploring and connecting the dots.

Deeply committed to thriving in my life and leadership, supporting my family and my community to thrive in theirs, and being a professional instigator to revolutionize the way we live and lead.

Devoted to helping you find the flow, meaning and freedom you yearn for.

Delightfully intrigued to see where this journey is going to take us. If you’re curious too… let’s do this!

What I do…

I help passionate people make the impact they are called to make in the world while thriving deeply in all aspects of their lives. 

I help you build the capacity to see, choose and create a meaningful life you love and help you clear anything that’s getting in the way.

I help you lead without the overwhelm or burnout by putting joy, freedom, camaraderie, innovation and deep play into a new way of luminous leadership.

I cultivate communities of luminary thriving leaders – like-spirited trailblazers who are truly rooting for each other, because we’re in this together. We know our individual and collective liberation and joy are woven together.

What I know for sure…

We are ALL meant to thrive, and there is plenty of thriving to go around.

Courage, curiosity and vulnerability is where all the really good stuff begins.

The little stuff matters. Little moments of joy – and little changes that lead to big results.

Sharing our journey with laughter, tears, and uproarious celebration in damn good company is the best medicine there is.

When in doubt, go play outside. Nature fuels, grounds and inspires us like nothing else. And play? It’s always the way – in leadership and in life.

You have your answers. I’m here to create the space for you to hear them, and to cultivate the courage to follow them.

Blazing a new trail can be terrifying and lonely. Especially if we’ve forgotten we were never meant to do it alone.

If you need someone to help you hold and live into your vision that feels too audacious to be possible… let’s connect. If you’re here, I suspect that means it’s time. Time for you to find YOUR new way.

My Journey

With decades of experience as a biologist and environmental health scientist, and then in facilitation, conflict resolution, applied positive psychology, mindfulness and leadership – it’s easy for me to sift through the research and emerging insights on thorny topics to uncover how we truly flourish as humans while creating essential change. I love serving up science with a whole lot of soul!

I married my best friend and we’re celebrating over 25 years together. After two cats, two dogs, two kids, three major house renos, three house builds and about 20 moves and audacious adventures, we still really like each other and laugh together every day. (Even though I still can’t stand the way he loads the dishwasher.) We promised to add to, never take away from who we could be… and it seems to be panning out pretty good.

I fell in love with motherhood, even though it completely kicks my ass – I mean… has been my greatest spiritual teacher. I’m the proud and flailing mom of two amazing, wild teen girls who deeply inspire me and drive me nuts on a daily basis. They are two of the women leaders I’m most devoted to doing right by.

I’m also a recovering over-achiever.

I mastered success and winning early on. I was a rising star in whatever I pursued (career growth and world championship gold medals included).

But as I entered my 30’s and became a mother, while I was checking off all the boxes the meant “success”, I found myself yearning for a deep contentment and sense of thriving and inner vitality or true meaning that remained frustratingly elusive.

It felt like I was living on an accelerating treadmill where nothing was ever enough, and where I, most especially, was NEVER. EVER. ENOUGH.

As I looked around me, I realized that I was surrounded by an incredible range of brilliant and deeply caring souls who were suffering in the same way.

All of us, from diverse backgrounds and different lifestyles and passions, making so much happen in the world, relentlessly giving our best… yet perpetually scraping the bottom of empty – in more ways than one.

We were losing ourselves, rather than finding ourselves, in the process. I knew there had to be a better way. THERE IS.

Ever since, I’ve been exploring full time how we thrive, how we lead the change we called to lead, and what gets in the way of doing both of those together.  

Every day I learn more about what it takes to create a joy-full, meaning-full, and truly human life – for ourselves and for our people.

From the worlds of science, wisdom traditions, and plain old grinding it out in the trenches and supporting the journeys of hundreds of incredible souls – I’m here to share it all with you.

From the AH-HA moments, where we discover our own truths that are so simple yet insanely profound, to the subtle evolutions that come with practicing life and leadership with devotion, and compassion, to the gentle ease and flow that comes with aligning our everyday lives with who we truly are.

That’s what I’m here for.

When we share our journeys, we grow exponentially.  When we gather in true community we see ourselves in each other and are seen and celebrated for the real, brilliant humans we are.

In community we rise. We aren’t meant to do this alone. Our attachment to fierce independence is getting in our way.

When we find our people, and most importantly, when we find ourselves, we’re never alone blazing trail again.


“Tanis asks the important questions in life. She is inspiring and loving and REAL!”
–Nancy Perrier
“Tanis is a powerhouse – an energetic, knowledgeable and clear-thinking researcher, as well as a friendly, caring and experienced leader.”
Glenys Webster.
–Glenys Webster
"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.”​
Janete Girod.
–Janette Girod
"Tanis is such an inspiring teacher and has an incredible gift for bringing women together who just have each other’s back! Support, compassion and curiosity, no judgment - just likeminded souls. This community has shifted my perception of life, helped me find my own answers, opened my eyes and heart for truths I hadn’t paid attention to. D2T has brought me back to myself, brought me closer to the people I love, and gave me dear new friends." -
Annerose Lutz.
–Annerose Lutz
“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

Curious about working together and want to connect?