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Life’s a grand production. Step into your starring role.



Life’s a grand production. Step into your starring role.

Life is a Grand Production

And when I say that, I do not mean “life is a complex series of trials to endure”.

Instead, I mean that engineering and manifesting your artful, intentional, meaningful and joyous life – yes joyous, it can and must be joyous – can take a long time.

Like half your years on earth.

And that time can be gorgeous, productive and generative. As writer and rambling story-teller Garrison Keilor says, “Nothing bad ever happens to a writer. It’s all material.”

It’s All Material

And that’s not only true for writers, it’s true for all of us. Your life is your art. Everything in your education, history, career and personal life has schooled you, deepened you, prepared you.

Your life, as it is now, has been the preparation – the production – needed to launch your next project. The project where you shine. Project You. Project Life, Well Lived. Project Now.

The project where you step into your starring role and your radiance lights up the world.

Because I know that for you, it isn’t all about you. Your starring role isn’t in The Me-Me-Me Show. Your mission – your life – is nota vanity project. It’s about creating and contributing to a better world by becoming a better person. By stepping into your most glorious, radiant, productive, purposeful self…and by using your life and your gifts to instigate change and instill joy.

For yourself and the world.

Move Into Magnificence

And that’s true for me, too. That’s what I do. That’s what I do for you.

I’m a Leadership Coach and I came to coaching after years and years in an outwardly successful but ultimately unsatisfying career in advertising. I logged the hours, delivered the goods and shook the hands of satisfied clients time and again. I kept waiting for the deep-seated feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction to arrive. They didn’t.

I also suffered, a lot, from a myriad of “not good enough, not smart enough, not ready” beliefs. Any success I enjoyed I chalked up to someone else having made a mistake. I though it was just a matter of time before they found out I was a fake. Turns out, I had been suffering from the Impostor Complex(You too? You’re in exquisite company). I just couldn’t quite get out of the rut.

It took the passing of my mother to get me “unstuck”. After she left, I heard — really heard — her lifelong mantra for the first time.

Don’t Postpone Joy

So I didn’t. I got to work, digging deep, getting clear, getting certified, and giving back.

And embracing joy.

That journey – the journey to embrace joy and live my fullest and most gloriously expansive life, and to empower you to do the same – has lit me up, personally and professionally. I know with radiant certainty what I’m here to do:

  • Bring shine back into your life. Period.

  • Help you overcome the Impostor Complex so that you can Own Your Authority.

  • Inspire BIG CHANGE and empower you to achieve it.

To do that – and help you do that, too – I’ve been studying the Impostor Complex, writing about it and speaking about it (at TEDxWomen). I’ve developed a bustling effective one-on-one coaching practice and transformative programs like Step into Your Starring Role and Board of Your Life.

Coach = Catalyst

What all of this means is that in the grand, artful production that is your life, I play a pivotal role in your cast of supporting characters

…but I’m not your director or even your assistant director. I don’t tell you what to do. I don’t have an agenda for who you’ve got to be or what you’ve got to do or how your marvelous story will unfurl. My investment is in you, your vision and YOUR dreams. In you becoming your best you.

So I’m not your boss (you’re the boss of you!). I’m your coach. I’m the person who supports and encourages and inspires you to the heights to which you aspire. I’m the person who helps you clarify your purpose, gets you going and holds you accountable for realizing your vision. I’m your catalyst.

Because you are the star. This is your show. This is your grand production. This is your life.

Live it up. Light it up. Shine. Star.

Here’s how:

Those are the scripts, prompts and programs I’ve created for you to practice joy, prepare to shine…and launch your grand production.

Life, starring you.

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Contact Me

My brand of joy includes generosity, gratitude and CONNECTION. So this part here is reeeeally important to me.

Thank YOU for wanting to connect.


Join me on Facebook. Your voice is welcome in the lovely conversations about stepping into your starring role, kindness, presence, love, life and all things vibration-raising.

More of a Twitter-er? Let’s meet there.

I’m finding my way on Pinterest (and am open to your beautiful ideas).

If you’re keen on my cue cards and seeing what else moves me,Instagram is where it’s at…and where I’m at.

On email

You can reach me at

On interviews

I love, looove, LOVE doing interviews. Period. (Guest posts a little less so, though I am willing to listen to your pitch if you think there’s a fabulous fit, because I know you know our time is valuable.) But back to interviews, because did I mention how I LOVE them?

My preference for interviews is, in order: video (any opportunity for new lipstick, ammirite?) audio, THEN written q+a. But all things are negotiable. Just ask.

Email my team at and we’ll sync up calendars.

Not sure what to interview me about? (Whaaaaa?) Zip on over to my media page.

On coaching questions

If you’re interested in working with me, I am honoured and just KNOW that you’ll find the right package here.

If you’re a new coach seeking advice, I think there is no better resource on the market than the Coaching Blueprint.

Thanks again for wanting to connect,


Press + Media

Have stage. Will Inspire.

Press + Media

Have stage. Will Inspire.

Press + Media

I’m available for interviews, teaching + speaking engagements. Excited, too! Let’s get started. Please direct your publicity inquiries to

(Please note: I do not do solo mailings to my email list.).


Tanya Geisler is Leadership Coach (CPCC) with a penchant for clarity and an abhorrence of the Impostor Complex. She’s coached hundreds of high-performers combat the Impostor Complex so they can step into the starring roles of their lives and achieve their ultimate goals. She has writte The 12 Lies of the Impostor Complex (and One Truth)The Joy Pages, created Board of Your Life and the transformational Step into Your Starring Role coaching program, is a writer, has served as contributor and was featured in Canadian Living, and is an in-demand TEDx speaker who talks with great passion about the Impostor Complex, personal leadership, on all things joy, meaning and purpose (just try to stop her). Her clients include best-selling authors, public speakers, and rockstar world-changers.

It is her indomitable belief that if everyone knew their own unique recipe for their personal brand of joy, they’d hold the key to shining in their life, in their work and in their life’s work. (It really does change everything.)

Short Bio

Tanya Geisler – certified Life and Business Coach (CPCC), TEDxWomen speaker, and writer – teaches women and women-identified people, how to step into their starring roles, own their authority, and overcome the Impostor Complex in their life, in their work, and in their life’s work.

Hot Interview Topics

  • Overcoming your Impostor Complex
  • Stepping into your starring role. It’s time. (And my 6-step process will be your guide.)
  • Your brand of joy. Why you need to know what it is and how to find it.
  • The importance of assembling your cast. Your people want you to succeed. Let them help you.
  • Tenacity, perseverance and doing the work. Unsexy and essential.
  • Owning your authority and taking your place as the leader you are.
  • Comparison’s a killer that you’re ready to quit. Whereas…
  • Celebration may be the missing link to the success that you desire.

Featured Interviews

Here is a small selection of my favourite interviews (to date) with more being added weekly.

On the Impostor Complex, Owning Your Authority + Stepping into Your Starring Role

On Assembling Your Cast

  • Creative Living w/ Jamie Ridler (audio)
  • Radio Enso w/ Gregory Berg (audio)
  • GlimpseTV w/ Kate Northrup (video)

On Joy, Money + Meaning

Guest Teachings

Connect with Tanya at Tanya GeislerFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


All headshots by Holly from Roger Mahler Photography