Tanya is passionate and maniacally focused on helping companies and individuals leverage their strengths and authenticity to achieve their leadership potential, develop professional capabilities, maximize effectiveness, and navigate complex business environments. She is results-oriented and pragmatic, leveraging over 25 years of experience from front-line to executive positions.
StrengthsFinder® Top Strengths:
Relator| Strategic | Command | Futuristic | Learner
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Reported Type: ISTJ
DiSC® Behavioral Style: SC
Focusing on strengths, Tanya helps her individual clients understand their talents and how to use them to effectively respond to challenging situations; work with others; get work done; produce desired results; and understand their bias and vulnerabilities. Tanya incorporates the results of StrengthsFinder® or Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) reports to the coaching engagement to facilitate the coaching conversation. Tanya guides her clients through the Strengths profile report, to crystallize their unique strengths, empower them to use their strengths to transform their relationships, provide them with techniques for using strengths-based development to address specific team-related or interpersonal challenges. She also works with teams to discover, develop and use their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity.
“Coaches are change experts who help individuals take responsibility and act to maximize their potential. The best individuals, teams, or organizations, in any field, can benefit from the support of a coach.”
-Tanya Harris, Founder & CEO
Helene is an accomplished Human Capital practitioner specializing in optimizing performance by strengthening the connections between organizational priorities and strategy (through structure, processes, and people). Having worked for Fortune 500 organizations and in a variety of industries, she has demonstrable outcomes in strengthening leadership effectiveness and employee engagement; building excellent relationships; providing considerable cost savings; and reducing attrition rates. Peers describe Helene as a capability-centered thought leader interested in data-informed, best practices and innovative thinking for achieving maximum potential. For 18+ years, Helene successfully coached a continuum of leaders—CEOs through frontline leaders. She has coached in a variety of settings including one-on-one sessions; team coaching; creating and facilitating coaching programs as part of leadership development; and facilitating Train-the-Trainer coaching programs to build internal capability in organizations.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Reported Type: INTJ
Helene’s style is engaging and inquisitive. Her perspective is naturally wide resulting in a strategic approach to coaching, then she hones her perspective to better connect with clients and guide them to identify priorities. Using questioning and listening to gain perspective of how current situations are occurring for her coaching clients, Helene builds trusts and establishes rapport as the first steps in the coaching relationship. She values the data gained from personality indicators (and other instruments) to expose blind spots and to allow clients to see themselves differently. With this expanded view, they can benefit from coaching to reach their goals.
“Dynamic presenter and great material. The personal work examples used helped reinforce the materials being taught. Thank you for coming and sharing your expertise…The activities were very helpful. The way you handled difficult discussion from a spirit of solutions was awesome.”
– Leader at Family & Children’s Place