When was the last time you went to the library or bookstore and experienced the thrill of being in a place that appeals to your sense of adventure?

I remember as a child going to the library and sitting amongst the tall shelves, admiring the covers of the books…for me, a visual treat for the senses. I would sit for hours and enjoy being in a place that allowed me to daydream about the future.

My favourite section was “biographies.”

I never thought I’d be a writer or become a blog host for that matter, but here we are after writing two books: A Diary of Change 12 Personal Tools, Breaking Barriers 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share Their Stories and now a co-author of a complimentary e-magazine, W2.

Who knew?

I think back to a time when the only way you would find your name in the hallowed halls of a library or bookstore was to become “published.” Find a literary agent who would represent your work to a publisher who would “sign you on” and only if they felt you were marketable and had the credentials. 

In today’s business climate, you have the ability to become
self-published…a journey into the world of words where you may share your sense of adventure and market yourself!

I have had the pleasure of pursuing both options; self-publishing and being represented by a publisher.  To anyone in the biz, you are then able to use the phrase “published author” which confirms the time when someone has taken the leap of faith to “sign you on.”  I have heard it described as having “bonafides” – establishing yourself as a trusted author.  I am not sure if it makes a difference, but, there is something to be said for seeing your name on a bookstore shelf. 

It is truly surreal.

For the love of writing, I collaborated with two colleagues and
co-authored an e-magazine. Instead of writing in insolation, I had the pleasure of brainstorming, sharing ideas and editing as a team.   

A totally different experience!

If you find yourself in a place where you’d like to share a story, may I suggest that you find a few like-minded individuals to assist with the process of writing.  It will alleviate all of the responsibility and stress of going solo on your first book title.

I have found in my travels, that there are so many amazing authors who have written books sharing stories that inspire great ideas.  They are not only found in the bookstore but on-line.

The art of reading has changed to include various electronic devices that ensure our stories are portable, easy to carry and just plain convenient.

Who has not read a newspaper or magazine article on our personal device?

I guess, it is not only the publishing industry that has changed but the way we’d like to read the words that share a story.

If you have a sense of adventure and enjoy storytelling then maybe writing your first book or short story is great way to spend the summer months.

It all starts with a good idea…

Who knows, perhaps it may inspire a whole new appreciation for your love of reading.

(Trish is also the blog host for the Share Your Story series built on a platform of: Mentorship…sharing stories to inspire great ideas.) 

We’d love to hear from you!

Trish Tonaj is a Master Coach Practitioner and Coach Trainer providing keynotes and workshops on Mentorship…breaking barriers, starting new conversations and creating a new definition for success.

“Mentorship…sharing stories to inspire great ideas!”

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is a speaker, coach and author, on mentorship sharing stories to inspire great ideas . She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and co-authored a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

There is a new movement of support for entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders and it is being created through mentorship.  A powerful exchange of information that starts with sharing stories.

In our gig economy, we often work in isolation from our colleagues and work teams using various platforms to connect with specific deliverables and key performance indicators.  I believe it is fast becoming an effective tool to breaking barriers and encouraging personal and professional success.

There are companies and organizations that are now building  incubators of support for current and emerging leaders.  The concept encourages innovation, collaboration and teamwork.

They are familiar roles that often become interchangeable throughout our careers as we learn new skills and navigate change.

Mentors…and our strategic role.

As a volunteer mentor, I have been associated with an organization that supports mentorship for women by women. Through the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), introductions are made based on industry experience, interests and location with many meeting either in-person or on-line. 

This is my second year participating as a Mentor, assisting other individuals to break barriers and create their own definitions for success. FWE provides an organizational structure as a special interest group…female entrepreneurs who are supporting other women in business.

Opal and I were introduced based on our love for fashion, business innovation and commitment to customer service. 

She is the founder of Sun Vixon Swimwear a destination on-line company that was started to fill a market niche – stylish designs and selection at your fingertips.

I would be described as a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years brand experience. I have an ongoing commitment to life-long learning with first hand experience to both the risk and reward of entrepreneurship.

We connect remotely, for one hour per month, discussing various topics that ultimately encourages outside the box thinking.  We confirm the topic before our call to ensure that we have relevant information to share.

I have to be honest – this relationship is symbiotic.

We tell stories that often lead to lightbulb moments.

When I review my notes, I learn something from every conversation that sparks an idea or encourages a connection within our individual networks. Opal and I have a mutual understanding and respect for our experience and openly share stories that truly inspire great ideas.

I believe that is the secret to a successful Mentor/Mentee relationship – the ability to share roles within the role!

We are helping each other to succeed!

For me, mentorship is personally rewarding because throughout the year we are able to share both the opportunities and success’ that started from our conversations. They support our business ideas and give us the confidence to pursue our dreams knowing that someone is available for discussion and support.

We encourage success through sharing stories… and every connection starts a new conversation.

As a Mentor, it is an honour and a privilege to support another individual in their goals, building trust that will forge long term relationships.

Working with Opal has been an honour with her keen interest in finding solutions to the everyday challenges that we all face in the business of our business.

Mentee’s perspective: 

I was introduced to Trish after being accepted to attend FWE’s Toronto e-series, a valuable 3 day intensive for female entrepreneurs.  Part of the e-series program is a one-year mentorship with a business leader.  For me, this was the most exciting part of the program.  I’ve worked with mentors and coaches in the past and know the value and positive impact they can impart, if you are open.

I was paired with Trish because of her background as a fashion buyer and experience with businesses in the online space.  For me, this pairing was perfect, timely, and invaluable.

Together, Trish and I committed to a date and time we would meet each month on the phone.  Trish suggested that I submit a topic for discussion a week or two prior to our call. This would be the focus of the conversation and allow Trish to prepare and find additional resources.

Sometimes our conversations would be more in-the-moment, but having a topic decided in advance ensured that our chats never fizzled out from lack of direction. 

I truly believe that this is one of the keys to a successful mentor/mentee relationship.

Looking back on my year with Trish I feel that my business and personal life have benefited from our time together. Once a month I got an energetic infusion of entrepreneurial spirit from an experienced business professional. Through stories of her experiences, great words of wisdom and endless ideas, Trish made me feel like I was never alone.  Every entrepreneur feels isolated at some time or another and it is one of the main challenges we face. Trish made sure I knew I could get in touch whenever I needed anything.  Anytime I felt challenged I could bring her strong, steady voice with words of encouragement to mind and instantly feel better.

My sales revenue has tripled over this time last year. I can accredit part of that success to the mentorship program.

There’s intrinsic value created in sharing stories, experiences and ideas with others. They will form the foundation of your business achievements if you are open to them.


What is the secret to a successful Mentor/Mentee program?
We both agree, share stories, experiences and ideas…they are the new currency for success.

Opal Hurteau is the founder of Sun Vixen Swimwear Inc. an online destination for women to shop for exclusive designer swimwear brands.

Trish Tonaj is a Master Coach Practitioner and Coach Trainer providing keynotes and workshops on Mentorship…breaking barriers, starting new conversations and creating a new definition for success.

“Mentorship…sharing stories to inspire great ideas!”

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is a speaker, coach and author, on mentorship sharing stories to inspire great ideas . She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and co-authored a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

As a Thrive Global follower, I noticed this post in my social media feed last week that started a new conversation…these 6 non-negotiables are right on point.

For me, they speak to setting the stage for a lifetime of personal and professional success. Success that is clearly defined to encourage a journey both personal and unique.

I began to think about some of the fantastic conversations I’ve had this year with people who have been breaking barriers. Entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders who have taken a leap of faith to put themselves out there, share their passion and vision with a true commitment to making positive contributions to their communities.  They are creating a new definition for success.

During one conversation, we started to list all of the times when life presented challenges that when converted to opportunities, changed our direction.

These events most often occur when we are in a state of transition, a rut some would say or experiencing a feeling of discontent.  We were moving down a particular path and all of a sudden we found things were beginning to change.  The master plan was no longer creating the desired results and we had to think about finding new solutions.

In fact, the timing, at times, was not ideal, we may not have been at our best and we truly felt uncomfortable.

When we analyzed each turn of events we found that most often the journey took us to a place much better than the one we had left behind.

Change, as we all know, is tricky business and the timing is different for each individual.  Sometimes we resist and stand in our own way because deep down we know we are going to be uncomfortable.  We are afraid of the unknown and what we may encounter when we forge into new territory.

We need to get comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable!

For example, I am a serial entrepreneur and have over the years gained experience in all types of preneurship.  I’ve been a  intra, entra and now solopreneur. 

I started my first company when there were very few women in business.  The highest rung on the corporate ladder was middle management within a large corporation.  We started our careers at the bottom and worked our way up!  At the time, I was uncomfortable with the status quo.  In my mid twenties, I had already reached upper middle management with nowhere to go.  I wanted more, and I had to build my own opportunity, get out of my comfort zone and start something new.

It wasn’t easy, but, it has been one the most rewarding things I’ve ever done!

I was able to design a new definition for success.  One that met all my goals and objectives and took me on a journey that indeed broke barriers.  It was a time to set the stage for the next generation of current and future leaders.

After all these years, I’ve finally come to a place where I am able to recognize their is now another new definition for success. Being outside our comfort zone is not only where the magic happens but it encourages lightbulb moments. We develop unique definitions based on our personal goals and objectives. 

As a Master Coach, I have the privilege of helping others navigate their own definition that speaks to their unique journey and supports their vision and purpose.

What is the secret to this new definition?

You truly need to become comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Create your own list of non-negotiables!

Trish Tonaj is a Master Coach Practitioner, and Certifed Coach Trainer offering keynotes and workshops on Mentorship…Breaking barriers, starting new conversations and creating a new definition for success. 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is a speaker, coach and author, on mentorship sharing stories to inspire great ideas . She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and co-authored a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

Mentorship is by definition an exchange of information between two people or groups of people.  It starts a new conversation and creates a foundation for both collaboration and business innovation while encouraging change and transformation.

When I started my first company over 25 years ago, there were no mentors for women by women.  It was all blue suits and red ties.  Inspiration was gained through a willingness to learn, fuelled by a passion to succeed while making a positive contribution to our communities.   

Thankfully,  times are changing!

We now live in a gig workforce where our ability to learn new skills changes at lightening speed.  Things are constantly in flux and we need to rely on a very strong network to assist with our success.

As an entrepreneurial coach, I have found the most successful coaching relationships are with individuals who have had one or more mentors.

I often refer to these discussions as a positive energy exchange. They usually occur socially through breakfast, coffee or lunch.  Based on an exchange of information through experience, expertise and eduction.  I believe mentoring is an introduction to experiential learning.

So how do you choose a mentor?

There is no doubt that these relationships are based on a personal connection of trust and integrity.  The mentor and mentee have common interests, are like-minded and enjoy each others company.  Although there are many opportunities to establish a connection, I have found three common types of introductions:


1) Organic
This may be as simple as meeting someone at a networking event or business meeting.  You establish a connection with someone who you feel may contribute to your  and you meet periodically to share stories.

2) Referral
Introduction from a colleague or friend who creates the opportunity based on a solid connection.

3) Formal
You will find a number of organizations offering formal programs through various business models, Most often, the mentor volunteers their time and is paired with a mentee who is interested in the same industry, product or service.

Each of these connections are effective and at times may work in tandem with each other offering input that builds personal and professional confidence.  The duration of the connection is based not only on the discussions but friendships that develop as part of ongoing communication.

A invaluable resource when you may simply have a great idea and are just thinking about an entrepreneurial journey.  I have  known very successful entrepreneurs who have established life-long friendships with their mentor that follows them throughout their career.

These relationships are the foundation for current and future success.

Our ability to meet and share stories is a very powerful tool in the growth and development of every business.  Mentorship is no longer a luxury but a necessity as it provides an opportunity to brainstorm new ideas that contribute to not only the success of your business but lifestyle choices. 

Find a mentor…they contribute to your ongoing success!

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is a speaker, coach and author, on mentorship sharing stories to inspire great ideas . She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and co-authored a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

It’s that time of year when we are all looking towards the holidays and taking time off with friends and family to enjoy the weather. We vacation to take a mental break from the everyday routine of life, kick back and enjoy.

No chores, alarm clock or agenda!

When was your last holiday?

Have you planned your vacation or stay-cation yet?

As you sit by the pool, lake or on the patio here is a list of a few things that you may wish to consider and incorporate into your time on vacation:

1. Eat a healthy breakfast
2. Keep hydrated
3. Eat mindfully; nourish your body with healthy food choices
4. Get plenty of sunshine, wear sunscreen
5. Get enough sleep
6. Walk regularly
7. Engage in “fun” exercise
8. Practise random acts of kindness
9. Encourage the art of appreciation and gratitude
10.Nurture relationships with friends and family

I bet you’ve read the list and realize that it’s all common sense; and it is… but, how many of us forget to do a few things found on the list?

Have you ever noticed when you come back from holidays you have a new perspective.  It creates an opportunity to reconnect with our core values and purpose.  It may even give you the chance to make a few lifestyle changes when you return to the daily routine of life.

I have found that even a long weekend is liberating, it encourages a whole new sense of adventure.

No matter what you choose to do; taking our vacation will be a great way to take a break from our usual routine and just “be.”  Sometimes I think that we are so focused on the busy pace of life that we actually don’t remember what it feels like from year to year to not wake up to the alarm clock.  This simple step may be very liberating…

Whether you are enjoying the sites in the city in which you live or if you’ve decided to venture further away, this time of year encourages rest and relaxation.

We will get back to the chores, alarm clock and agenda soon enough.

Life is busy, technology keeps us on our toes and I think the challenge may be for us to simply enjoy the dog days of summer…

Enjoy the sun and take a break. 

You deserve this!

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is an author, coach and speaker, sharing stories to inspire great ideas 
while creating a culture of wealth and wellbeing. She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

As a coach, whenever I begin to work with a new client, as part of our introduction, we discuss hobbies or passion projects.It is an excellent ice breaker which starts a new conversation around our personal commitment to both physical and mental health.

As a coach, with a holistic approach to wealth and wellbeing, I have found that everyone in business today seems to feel the “time crunch.” Not enough hours in the day and too little time for friends and family.

It seems to be a universal theme!

When we begin the conversation, it is very interesting to hear how people relax and destress. For some, it is a fitness routine; a work-out or brisk walk is an excellent way to decompress at the beginning or end of the day. It may coordinate with a passion project such as volunteering within your community and for others, it is a hobby they may have started as a teenager. Things like: cooking, knitting, model airplanes, kite making or fixing cars. Whatever fuels your energy and connects you with your core values.

Here are a few “simple” benefits when making time for your hobby:

1) Destress and relax – lowers blood pressure with an increased sense of calm
2) Encourages outside the box thinking – creativity often opens the windows to great ideas
3) Promotes smiles – whenever we take the time to concentrate on something we enjoy,
we just plain feel good
4) Inspires good sleep – when we find the time to do what we enjoy it creates an energy balance that inspires calm and restful sleep

Hobbies are as unique as the individual and we should give ourselves permission to pursue that passion.

It may sound crazy, but, I know a number of folks who actually schedule time in their calendar for their hobby. It is not only a friendly reminder but confirms their commitment to “me time.” 
It is no different than coordinating work commitments or family events – Why not schedule something in your calendar?

Here is a personal challenge: For the next three months do just that – schedule time in your calendar for your hobby. At the same time, note if there is a change in your mood, attitude or outlook.

I’ll bet at the end of that time you will notice that in the weeks that you took a little “me-time” you just simply felt better.

Giving yourself permission to be in the zone while enjoying your hobby is a great way to promote physical and mental health.

Is it time to reconnect with your hobby?

Schedule a little “me-time” in your calendar… it just may promote smiles while recharging your personal batteries!

(Trish Tonaj is a Master Coach Practitioner, Certifed Personal Trainer and Yoga Specialist. She is an Entrepreneurial Coach 
with a holistic view on wealth and wellbeing.)

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is an author, coach and speaker, sharing stories to inspire great ideas 
while creating a culture of wealth and wellbeing. She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

Have you ever listened to an orchestra who when playing a certain piece of music conveyed a feeling of respect, confidence and trust?

I recently attended a concert that reminded me about the relationship between the conductor, the orchestra and leadership teams. 

The conductor is very much like the CEO or team leader.  They have the ability to bring out the best in each musician who contributes to the music and yet at the same time maintains the integrity and sound of each instrument.  Each person performs to the best of their ability while contributing to the piece that touches the audience.

This is very similar to the connection between the team and their customer.

The CEO is the person who nurtures the talent of the team while encouraging a solo that highlights the individual while contributing to the overall sound of the orchestra.

The tempo, pitch and scale of the piece is played so that when combined it follows the notes of the composer and conveys a sound that mirrors his theme. 

The leadership team must be in alignment with the corporate vision and mission in order to best represent the company and lead the team to work in harmony.

If we hear a note that is out of tune the conductor must immediately react and introduce another instrument to maintain the integrity of the music.

The piece that is played is very similar to the collective voice of the team who perform at their very best to execute the goals and objectives of the company.

How does the team continue to play at their very best?

A management tool that effectively highlights not only our strengths but opportunities is Emotional Intelligence or EQ.  This personalized report is completed using an on-line platform which provides a snapshot of 15 soft skills that led to optimal performance.  Very similar to the sheet music that is created for each instrument that is played by an orchestra.

The CEO has the responsibility to encourage individual performance which will lead to the production of the music created by each member of the team that aligns with corporate goals and objectives.

Each member of the team contributes to the harmony that connects with the customer and conveys respect, confidence and trust in the company as they execute the strategy.

An group EQ report will highlight the strengths of the team while creating a platform to discuss the opportunities by learning new skills that contribute to continued success.

The orchestra will practise a song for a number of days or weeks before a performance.  Each individual member of the orchestra will contribute to the music with consistent practise.  Eventually, each individual performance is a valuable component to the overall season that is enjoyed by each and every audience.  It creates a connection that provides a platform for referrals and testimonials.

EQ will highlight each musical note and create a scale for harmony.  Each member of the team contributes to the success of the company through a conductor who has the ability to encourage the very best from each member of the orchestra.

The harmony created is at its very best when the conductor is aware of the skill contributed by each musician.

Your personalized EQ report will provide the sheet music on how you will best contribute to the orchestra while highlighting your skills for optimum performance.

The next time I work with a leadership team, I will pay close attention to the conductor who orchestrates the music, encourages optimal performance and brings out the best in each musician.

(Trish Tonaj is a certified EQ coach and facilitator)

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is an author, coach and speaker, sharing stories to inspire great ideas 
while creating a culture of wealth and wellbeing. She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

There are people in our lives who contribute so much to daily life that they may be considered “influential.”

They create an energy that has an impact on everything we say and everything we do…We see and hear of folks who often thank their Mom’s whenever they have an achievement that seems out of the ordinary. For most of us, the relationship with our Mom is indeed powerful.

I was raised with a “you can do anything” attitude.

My Mom was forever encouraging me to not only to think outside the box but be creative, take a risk and make a difference in the world. Like most women of a certain age she was raised at a time when things were very different and yet they had a perseverance and resilience that was often passed along to their daughters and sons. They were determined to see both social and political change for the future.

My Mom was born before her time; she was open minded, courageous and liberal…I was raised by a woman who possesses an energy that is both soft yet purposeful. She is a no nonsense kind of gal…

She is indeed influential not only in my life but for my brother. What we learn in our homes is  impactful when we go out into the world and begin to make our own contributions to society.

They introduce us to the concept of mentorship and share with us not only their experience but ideas and notions for the future. Our Dad’s are not far behind and or some may be a force that is equal to or more powerful than Mom.

At some point in time, they pass the baton to us who then become mentors to the next generation of “people” who shape and form our culture in both the present and future.

I do believe the most impactful relationships start with our families who create a platform for sharing ideas and experiences for the future.

At one time or another, we will all experience the role of both Mentor and Mentee and we are all influenced by that first and most important role model of “Mother.”

On this International Women’s day may you celebrate the many women who have had an impact in your life and may you  become someone of influence on other in your own network.

Celebrate….someday we too will pass the torch!

#IWD2019

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

Trish Tonaj is an author, coach and speaker, sharing stories to inspire great ideas 
while creating a culture of wealth and wellbeing. She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

Have your ever had a “really” good idea?

Every international company starts out as an incubator business.  Every successful entrepreneur has had a mentor with a support network that inspires them to be the best they can be and every business mogul started in the trenches with a great idea!

“Share Your Story” is part of my passion project, to assist entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders with Breaking Barriers to success under the umbrella of mentorship.

We share stories of ordinary people, doing “extra” ordinary things as they connect with their communities and pursue their own brand of success.

Each person who shares their story has been on a journey – a great idea, lightbulb moment and 3 words of advice! Every feature supports an “If I can do it; You can do it” attitude.

As an entrepreneurial coach, I find the stories inspirational, especially as we read why they started their business and when they experienced their lightbulb moments.  Three words of advice start a new conversation and create an opportunity for us to think about “what’s next” in our own story.

I am truly amazed by the number of brave and talented people doing fantastic things in business today and everyone we feature is passionate about what they do…they create a connection with their community. 

When I was doing research for the book Breaking Barries, I found there is information to support, that when we read or hear someone else’s story it connects us to our dreams and encourages us to move outside our own comfort zone.  We all know, the magic happens when we are experiencing a sense of flow and living in the zone.

Who knew?…

I am now being asked: 

Why are you sharing stories?
What is your motivation? and
Why is it complimentary to participate? 

My answer is really very simple:

I’d like to share as many stories as possible, creating a platform that will showcase ordinary people who are doing “extra” ordinary things. Mentorship is all about sharing stories to inspire great ideas.

It is truly a feel good experience!

Who knows, maybe someday we will be able to say “we knew you when”…. or perhaps by sharing your brand of magic you will inspire someone else on their journey!

I never thought I’d become a Blog Host, I guess you could say, I’ve had my own lightbulb moment.
My intuition tells me, this new venture is going to be an amazing experience as we share “good news stories.”

Interested in participating? Send me a DM or complete the Contact Us page on our website. We will forward the template to start the conversation.

In the meantime, please enjoy the features  https://bit.ly/2BBzoOB and create a new dialogue using your own 3 words of advice.

“May your legacy create a footprint of success for the next person who steps into your shoes.”  TT

Put yourself out there and Share Your Story!

 

Trish Tonaj is an author, coach and speaker, sharing stories to inspire great ideas 
while creating a culture of wealth and wellbeing. She is Managing Partner in The Mechanics of FLOW2, online resources for You and Your Growing Business and host of the Share Your Story blog series. She is the author of two books and a complimentary e-magazine, W2.
Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com

 

A personal note….

As we begin another year of lightbulb moments; I wanted to express my gratitude to those who have taken the leap of faith to share their stories with me so that we may inspire each other with great ideas.

When I first began my entrepreneurial journey over 25 years ago, there were very few role models for women in business. Inspiration was gained through a willingness to learn, fuelled by a passion to succeed while making a positive contribution to our communities.

Since the publication of the first edition of Breaking Barriers in 2016, I have come to realize that sharing our stories is a powerful form of mentorship.

Empowering individuals to pursue their dreams builds a solid platform to create our own formula for success while contributing to our communities.

Breaking Barriers has become my passion project, and this year I embark on writing an international edition. We will share stories from 10 different countries to inspire, motivate, and empower women in business on a global platform.

In order to fuel our passion, we will begin to share lightbulb moments in the coming year with our weekly guest blog series under the umbrella of:

Mentorship… share your brand of magic to inspire great ideas.

https://bit.ly/2BBzoOB

I’d like to thank everyone who participates in the project, without you, it would be impossible to continue the journey.

In the spirit of gratitude, I have one wish for the coming year… that we will be able to continue to support one another in our personal quest for peace, prosperity and well-being. 

I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and your network as we continue to share stories.

Happy New Year!

Trish Tonaj

Trish Tonaj is an author, coach and speaker sharing stories on mentorship
while creating a culture of wealth and wellbeing. She is the author of Breaking Barriers 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share Their Stories and A Diary of Change 12 Personal Tools and W2, Wealth and Wellbeing.

Visit Trish @ www.phaze2wellness.com