Tammy Talks …

Get Your Heart in the Game!™


What are five words that describe you best?

 Genuine … heartfelt … fascinated … excited and in awe of life itself

 What are your skills and talents?

I think I am good at taking in information, assimilating new ideas for positive change and packaging  them up in a way that enthrals, resonates and inspires and that is what makes my writing, speaking, coaching and facilitating the most  powerful. My unique talent is helping people to reconnect with the deepest part of themselves, reclaim their essence and unapologetically move towards their potential. I aim to write and speak from the heart in a way that is undeniably honest and compelling.

What are you best at?

 I am best at supporting and encouraging people to embrace their fullest potential for a brilliant life. I am not afraid to ask the hard questions and require you to take a brutally honest look at the tough challenges in your life right now.

 What are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about talking about what matters. I hunger for meaningful connection and deep intimacy and aim to facilitate the experience of being seen and known. It is interesting that the one thing we are starving for is to feel significant, as though our life matters and it is also the one thing many people are uncomfortable with. Too many thin conversations leave many people aching for some real blissful contact.

  What has been a defining moment in your career?

A defining moment for me happened when my teenager was just five years old and she came into the bathroom very early one morning while I was getting ready for a seminar. She was barely awake and pleading with me for some help in sorting through a “horrible thought.” She said, “Mommy, I don’t know what I’m here for. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.” When I asked her why she thought she was here, her frustration grew. She said, “I dooon’t knooooow, that’s why I’m aaaasking.” My response to her was simply, “Well, I think we are here to learn to love each other.” She said “Yes, that’s right. And to have fun too.”  I nodded. Then she went back to bed. That was the first time I articulated my real life purpose. And I knew it without a doubt.

 What brought you here?

I believe in synchronicity. I have seen it in my life again and again. My work as a professional speaker, author and researcher continued to evolve and as my understanding of the conscious revolution that we are now in became clearer so did my desire to get to the core of our personal, professional and spiritual development in a way that would support and encourage people to discover and communicate more about themselves and each other.

 What do you love most about the work you do?

This work is a blessing – a gift in itself because it is an opportunity to contribute purposefully and passionately. It also makes me a better mom, which is the one thing I most want to do well. My girls hear me speak, sometimes read what I write and they hold me accountable to living what I say matters. I love that challenge but even more I love to see who they are becoming!

 Who is your role model or mentor?

My role models are actually the people closest to me – my dad because he always attributes positive intent and makes friends wherever he goes and my mom because she loves unconditionally.  My daughters are great mentors too because they “see” me everyday and inspire me by their maturity¸ openness¸ acceptance, curiosity and desire to learn about themselves and to express it freely. At their finest they possess grace and flair in equal measures, exuberance and calm, and a fresh naiveté mixed with a knowingness beyond their years. Our children came into this world more evolved than we did and paying attention to that is powerfully informing!

 How did you get here?

This is a good question for Dawnie. She went away to Texas and came back to Calgary and brought with her new possibilities and opportunities and a desire to contribute differently. I’m so glad she met Rashmi and we all got connected over RealTalk.

  What is your biggest fear?

My biggest fear is that I can’t see what I can’t see.  I worry that my blocks to contributing more are invisible to me and that will get in the way of really making a difference in the world.

 What inspires you daily?

The idea that today is a “freshie.” That is a Dawnie phrase that I love and have taken on personally. Each day is a new day with a clean slate and is a brand new opportunity to be better than I was yesterday. And … you never know what the day will offer … new possibilities for connection, conversation, contribution and ultimately fun!


What is your motto or mantra or theme song?

My motto, the phrase I repeat most often is, “Wherever you go, there you are.”  You can’t hide or get away from yourself. Yikes! I’ve noticed that patterns repeat themselves. How you treat the bus driver is how you would rule the world. This concerns me greatly … and is a good reminder about how I want to show up in a day.


How do you relax?

I realize that journaling is really important for restoring calm and meaning in my life. I’m inspired by words that speak the truth, compelling stories, powerful bold images, poems, letters, quotes – I love to compile them all in one place. Somehow, gathering up positive energy in this way leads me back to a place of grace and harmony.


What place inspires you and why?

I am inspired by calm quiet beautiful surroundings  — or even the opposite  —lively gatherings of people who are appreciating or cheering a performance of athletes, artists, speakers who are modelling values of excellence, hard work, discipline, compassion …


What is the hardest thing you have ever done?

The hardest thing I have ever done is get married, separated, divorced, engaged and separated and become a single parent to my girls … And still believe in the possibility of an amazing lifelong love affair!


What has provided the biggest learning in your life?

My biggest learning has been practicing forgiveness, acceptance, letting go, allowing, patience and presence in relationships. Wow, saying the words seems so easy … living it is a daily challenge!


Where is your learning/growing edge?

 My growing edge looms like a cliff just ahead …

 Come to the edge, he said.

They said: We are afraid.

Come to the edge, he said.

They came.

He pushed them and they flew.

I long to fly, to believe I can and experience that exhilaration.
























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