Meet Tanya

Tanya Valentin
Tanya Valentin

A very warm welcome to you.

Let me introduce myself…

I learned to be resilient at a very young age.

Born in apartheid torn South Africa one my earliest memories are of hearing my mother speak to a friend about possible terrorists that might attack our country. I remember seeing photos of men with AK47s in the local newspaper and being absolutely terrified thinking they might come to my house.  I was four at the time.

I grew up wanting to write. I was told that wasn’t a worthwhile pursuit, that it wasn’t a “real job”. I believed that my words were not valid, that my opinions didn’t count. 

I was the “quiet” girl, the “sensitive” girl, the “did as she was told” girl, the “nice” girl. I felt that it was not safe to be me, that I had to pretend to be someone else in order to be accepted. 

I worked so hard at fitting in that I disappeared.

Through-out my years this is the silent battle that I have always had to fight against – my programming, the story that I believed to be true about myself. 

It took a long time to figure out that I didn’t have to mindlessly follow my programming, that I didn’t have to live this story.  I have the power to change the narrative of who I am, that I can have different thoughts and form new beliefs. This is when things really started shifting for me when I truly started to belong instead of merely fitting in.

My experience has taught me to value and respect children and their right to be, right to choose and right to become. I firmly believe that we lead, teach, parent and live from who we are. I learnt the hard way through my own life apprenticeship the impact disempowering childhood messages can have. How this can be the war that you constantly wage in yourself.  

When you work with me I will support you to reconnect with your “whole” self, to challenge the disempowering “stories” that you have that are holding you back.  I support female leaders in education from all over the world to be the confident, resilient, empowered women that I know they already are.

I would love to chat with you to find out how I can best support you.

Tanya Valentin

My Values:

Service – I am inspired to make a real difference through my passion to support women on their unique life pathway.

Respect – I aim to treat all that I meet with empathy and respect. I acknowledge that kindness, compassion and gratitude start with me.

Courage – I strive to stay courageous, vulnerable and to stay true to who I am and to be imperfectly, authentically me.

Curiosity – I am on a life-long learning journey. Curiosity drives me to want to know why, and ask, “what if?”. I believe that it is through our curiosity and the courage to truly know ourselves that we transform ourselves and the world around us.

Empowerment – I seek to empower others to lean into and trust their intuition, knowledge and inner wild wise woman.

Playfulness – I remember to keep the child in me alive through playfulness and a sense of wonder.

Legacy – I would like to leave a legacy of emotionally literate, heart-led, intuitive human beings

My Mission:

To remind you of just how valuable, precious and powerful you are and to work with you to co-create magic in your life.