Warrior Women Interview: Tanya Geisler

by admin on March 7, 2012

This week’s Warrior Women Interview is with Tanya Geisler, coach and teacher and amazing friend. It’s such a joy to share her words and wisdom with you here today!

Tell us about how you got started on this path.

I love this question. At first glance, it looks like: “how did you start your business?” But upon closer inspection, I read: “how has your life conspired to bring you to the gorgeous place?”

I’ve been doing this job, this coaching work, my entire life. I just didn’t know it had a name, other than how I just happened to function. Deep listening, unyielding curiosity, insatiable desire to help, foundational belief in people’s innate brilliance.

Those aspects have been with me in my moments of profound joy, in connection celebration and when I ignored them, I’d find myself in places of abject dissonance.

Once the path was revealed, that there WAS a path, it’s been about leaning into it. Leaning into me. Trusting that I know the way.

Who directly participates in your work?

My business needs are few, which has meant I’ve been able to hire the very best for everything. I’m working with a new VA and so far, so stellar. Amanda Farough is my web Goddess and is truly just that, a Goddess. Carrie Klassen does my product design with integrity and beauty (she did my Joy Pages and is putting the final love touches on my upcoming Board of Your Life product). I have mentors that are my blessed guiding lights and am surrounded and held by radiant and supportive colleagues. My husband is my grossly underpaid Chief Marketing Officer who brings his big and beautiful left brain to our discussions.

And of course, my clients. They are a consistent presence. In all I create, in all I write, in all I read, in all I decide.

What is the most beneficial aspect of your work on this journey?

The more I love my life, the better I am in my craft. The better I am in my craft, the happier I am in my life. Nauseatingly sweet, to be sure. And, having had the converse experience for the first half of my career, I’ll stick with this way.

Describe your current big project or dream and how you are bringing it to the world.

I have two arcs of people that I work with in my coaching practice. People who want to step into the starring role of their life…if only they knew what that was. And the second arc is the person who KNOWS what they’re here to do…but hasn’t achieved the heights they so deeply desire.

I coach both with equal dedication and commitment, to be sure. And the work that I’m doing behind the scenes to date has been in service of that first arc (the digital version of my Board of Your Life program that will be launched at the end of this month – with love and relief – and another product that I’ve been working on based on my Thing Finding Thursday series). Where I am turning my attention next is towards that second arc. I haven’t landed on exactly what that will look like and am enjoying the visioning process. Really…you should see the post-it party that is my office. A riot of colour and possibility.

I’m also pretty excited to be launching TGtv. More to come on that. Starting small and then, who knows?

What keeps you doing this work with joy and gratitude?

The answer is in the question. The joy and gratitude I feel to be doing this work keeps me going. The joy and gratitude I feel towards my brilliant and brave clients keeps me going. Every step forward has me feeling more joyful and grateful. I’m addicted. So I keep stepping forward. Who wouldn’t?

What is one thing you suggest women can do to move forward in their personal journey with integrity and wholeness?

KNOW YOUR VALUES. Period. They truly inform everything. Pay attention to which ones are being honoured, which ones are being dishonoured and recalibrate accordingly. Do a daily check-in if that will serve. Overly simple? Perhaps. Elegance is simple.

Please share some final words for our sisters in community.

You are brighter than you allow. You are wiser than you know. You are more powerful than you can feel. You have more capacity then you can imagine. And you have all the answers you need. Listen for them and allow them to guide you along your path. Trust that you know your way.

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Lindsey March 15, 2012 at 7:26 am

What a stunningly wise and thoughtful interview. Thank you for sharing this, Amanda – I can’t believe I didn’t know about this series! I am off now to read some of the archives! xoxo

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Sara March 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thanks Lindsey! So great to see you here!

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