The depth and breath of Tania Ehman’s coaching abilities loom far beyond what I ever expected. Tania taught me a way to think and speak differently, not just for the TEDx stage, but for life. She possesses the gift of listening deeply to her student, to learn their speaking patterns, where they naturally take breaths, how they think and where their passions lie so that they can develop their best talk using their own voice.
Tania was compassionate to the sensitive nature of my talk and one day said “I know that this feels like walking over broken glass for you and you are doing it.” Her ability to use metaphors to capture how I felt, at any given moment, is a gift that very few possess. Her desire to assure that her student’s presentation is the best it can be is palpable to anyone who has the honor to work with her.
She prepares her students for every aspect of a talk including how to respond, with decorum and grace, if something goes wrong – whether it is forgetting one’s place in their talk to a technical snafu to an interference from audience member to an earthquake. They say that when the student is ready the teacher will appear.
I have had many teachers throughout my lifetime. Tania is the best one by far.
Author, Divorce Expert, Speaker
When my dream of becoming a Billboard Hot 100 singer-songwriter and musician becomes a lived reality, there’s one name in particular among those who helped me that will stand out: Tania Ehman.
Even though I’ve spoken on stage to a thousand people prior to working with Tania, I was often intense and not able to keep my nerves in check in order to be calm and present, two essential qualities to be an attractive speaker who can really shift the energy in a room.
I was too close to my own “stuff” and needed help with clarity around my message and delivery. Thankfully, Tania was able to professionally guide me through a delicate maze of inner challenges to my truer self. Crucially, she helped me hone and amplify my heartfelt speaking voice, which is an important and necessary foundation for a great singing voice.
I couldn’t be more grateful, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She’s direct, forthright, highly incisive – at times necessarily blunt – but always compassionate with warmth and genuine humanity. Blessed and fortunate to have her as an ally.
Amir A. Nasr
Tania Ehman is a force like no other. Inspiring and yet practical, she knows how to deliver actionable and practical guidance that is also incredibly uplifting. She certainly knows her stuff. A wealth of knowledge and experience was brought to TEDxResedaBlvd because of Tania. The event received wonderful, positive feedback, and much of that success can be traced to Tania’s help. Working with her is one of the best experiences of my life, and I honestly can’t sing her praises loud enough. Anyone fortunate enough to have Tania touch their lives is very lucky indeed.
Desireé Duffy, Lead Organizer for TEDxResedaBlvd
Tania is amazing!!! I met her through our mutual involvement at TEDxBearCreekPark- mine as a speaker, hers as a coach. Before Tania’s help, my script was coming along… but it was missing that special something that made it shine.
Tania worked with me to bring out the message in a clear, concise way. She worked WITH me, allowing my personality to meld with the script I had, and bringing out the gems.
Her kindness, compassion, and authenticity was clear right from the start, and it was truly evident she cared. I couldn’t have been more blessed to meet a lovelier person, I would without hesitation recommend Tania to anyone!
Founder and Director of Youth for Care
After years in politics and speaking in public, Tania was able to lift my skills as a presenter to a new level. She worked with me in a one-on-one custom coaching setting and helped me to become more natural, fluid and articulate in my delivery style. Tania’s specific, actionable feedback made it possible for me to maintain a strong presence from start to finish on my political platform, which I am pleased to say is where I will stay for another 4 year as Mayor.
Tania’s straight-forward, empathetic approach enabled me to stretch outside my comfort zone and achieve immediate results.
Major of Sooke, B.C.
My life changed the day I met Tania – she is the most brilliant speaking coach I’ve ever worked with – and she has spoiled me for any other coach, so I’m sticking with her! In a very short time, she has guided me to speak at both Get Inspired Vancouver and most recently at TEDx Bear Creek Park. I know this would not have happened without her.
Because Tania is herself an experienced award-winning speaker with years in this field, she knows exactly what to showcase in her clients, how to help them through the potential pitfalls, and how to catapult them into the success they’re after. Her lively spirit and wonderful sense of humour make it all fun – even the more challenging parts.
But what I appreciate most about Tania is her honesty. When she gives me constructive feedback, I know that she is teaching me to be the best speaker I can be. And when she tells me how well I’m doing, I know I can believe her – and that level of trust is hard to find.
If you’re looking for the best speaking coach in the world – in my opinion, of course (but I’m right!) – look no further. And enjoy the ride – you’ll have fun!
Candace Plattor, M.A., R.C.C.
Tania is the best speaking coach I have ever encountered, period.
She has an uncanny talent with not just the detail work like stage choreography, vocal variety, and body language, but also the fiendishly subtle aspects of structure, theme, and emotional arc of a talk.
Her ability to reveal a speaker’s message and connect it to the target audience for maximum impact is simply unparalleled. Every time I construct a talk now, there is a little Tania in my head helping me make it better. Although that one is still not as good as the real one.
Peter Scott M.Sc
Author, Futurist, Business Consultant, International Keynote Speaker
I couldn’t have dreamed of a better coach for my Tedx BearCreekPark talk, and I know I would never have been able to find my voice, speak with my heart and share my idea in the way I did without her.
She has an incredible gift of seeing you, your message and your ideas with a clarity and creativity that is hard to do alone and brings it all together to help you write and deliver a powerful presentation that is uniquely you. She changed my life for the better in the process. She truly is “Tania the Great!”
Nikki van Schyndel
Author, One of North America’s top Wilderness Survivalists.
Appears in History Channel’s television series Alone
Tania is a rockstar. I met her during my TEDx Bear Creek Park talk preparations. Her speech structure and delivery feedback helped me take my talk to the next level. She worked with my personality and style, and my content was never compromised. Her insights and humor make it so enjoyable (and educational) to work.
I recommend Tania’s services without hesitation!
Vindy Teja, B.A. LL.B.
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
CTA Certified Coach
Tania is the definition of passion and competence. I met Tania at a speaker workshop event intended for speakers on their journeys to impacting the world with their inspiring talks, which she graciously set up along with another speaking coach, Renee. I quickly learned about her infectious personality but also her passion for empowering speakers to reach new heights and their fullest potential.
From being a dynamic presenter at the workshop event, she quickly scaled to be an incredible coach. She dedicates hours on the phone and in person to help coach and guide speakers on areas like confidence, content, staging, to nervousness. You can tell that she’s 100% invested in your success and her passion is incredibly contagious. I definitely attribute a portion of the success at VGI to her guidance and coaching.
Software Engineer, award winning hacker