My name as you have seen is Tanya Long (nee Kalil)… I live in Johannesburg, South Africa with my daughter and 2 terrorist cocker spaniels. I am an ICF Accredited Consciousness Coach with over 400 hours of coaching experience (specializing in business and performance coaching).  I am also an Accredited Enneagram Coach, with a passion for potential specifically in the areas of Personal Mastery, Employee Engagement,Leadership, Management and Benefits Realisation.

This blog is my personal foray into writing, something that I have started to do recently, which really fills up my gas tank….

I have a passion for people, potential, being out of the comfort zone, champagne, long walks with my gorgeous dogs, family, coaching, travel, inspiring and serving others, personal growth, living consciously and…… let me not bore you with a never ending list…

I spent far too many years working in a highly stressful IT environment, managing people and performance – doing some things right, and some things not so right, the learnings’ may show up in some of my writing.  Other articles may be inspired by my coaching and further ones may just be #becauseIcan.

Albert Einstein once said – “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended upon the solution, I would spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask. For once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes”.

Makes you think, doesn’t it?  One morning, which feels like a lifetime ago, this quote resonated so deeply with me that I decided I needed to rethink my purpose in life and do something different.  I was officially stuck, on the verge of a breakdown (or maybe in the middle of one – who knows?)  and just not having much fun.

Since that day, my life has taken a turn that I would never have imagined!  I found my reason to get up each day, and the days are now like a rich adventure (let me not mislead you, not all days are rainbows and roses) – but there’s a flow which I never dreamed I would experience. Now I spend my days coaching, facilitating programs and consulting to businesses who want to be at the top of their game.


Ooops before I forget, check out my business webpage at  GrowInvest Partners

Lastly, I have the honor to be the regional team leader in Gauteng for a girls mentoring program called Releasing Eagles.  An NPO which is doing amazing things to equip, support and grow the young women of today.  Know anyone who would like to be involved as a mentor, mentee or sponsor?  Have a look at our webpage to see what this amazing group of people are doing to be the change that we wish to see in the world….Releasing Eagles Mentoring Program for Young Women

Much love and light to you …..

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