Tana Heminsley – Founder
Tana is an executive and entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses and developing leaders. She is the founder of Authentic Leadership Conversations™ – a growing global community and leadership development program focusing on authenticity and emotional intelligence as business differentiators for 21st century leaders.
She is the recipient of the International Coach Federation 2016 Coach Impact Award, Vancouver Chapter. This award is the highest award category in British Columbia for coaching excellence individual partnership (Coach Impact) level. Watch Tana’s acceptance speech.
Tana enjoys connecting leaders and supporting them in developing self awareness, emotional intelligence and wellness as business advantages for sustainability. Her ability to integrate strategic thinking and self awareness supports her in creating space for dialogue where new possibilities for business and leadership can arise.
In 1984, at 22, Tana was national correspondent for CP Rail’s in-house newsletter for the $600-million Roger’s Pass tunnel project; at 27, she was started her own retail clothing store in Revelstoke, B.C. She’s worked for the founders of the balanced scorecard management system which originated out of Harvard and she’s consulted on strategy implementation around the US.
“Her ability to integrate strategic thinking and self awareness supports her in creating space for dialogue where new possibilities for business and leadership can arise.”
She’s been a member of the Executive team for BC Hydro – one of North America’s leading providers of clean, renewable energy – with 4,500 employees, annual net income of $400 Million (2007) and 1.7 million customers. Tana was Director, Stakeholder Engagement where she was accountable for involving the public in dialogue with BC Hydro regarding a number of topics including long-term energy planning.
Tana holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. She is an Executive and Leadership Coach, (Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation; and Certified Integral Coach with New Ventures West). She has also completed the Enneagram Intensive training, through the Enneagram Worldwide in San Francisco.
Tana is also an artist, and aspiring poet.