How do we take all we've endured, mix it with all of our work and life experiences, combine it with our talents and skillset, and turn it into something valuable for others? That's the driving force behind tizTALKS.
Tiz's career began in the retail industry as a national buyer for major retailers. Got married, had a child, bought a house, and began working her way up in the travel & hospitality industry while pursuing a few ventures along the way including co-founding a professional theatre company.
In 2006 life happened in a big way.
A painful divorce losing home, job, money, and finding herself bankrupt on many levels. She spent some time away to focus on a bigger job - putting herself back together again. She then joined one of the world's largest hotel corporations in global sales and traveling extensively. Her career escalated leading global sales teams and later was the Head of Sales, USA. But it didn't come without its big sacrifices. Giving this career all she had she was asked to 'resign' for declining a transfer. It devastated her.
At 57 and single, she found herself starting over.... again.
This time it was the effects of ageism that triggered some serious anxiety and depression. She authored a book on sales, started teaching sales & marketing at a college while mentoring a travel start-up. And that was all okay but somehow she felt she was 'off course'.
And in 2019 without notice, a crazy thing happened.
A torn retina with big complications. Three surgeries over 6 months and nearly a year of recovery later, left her with distorted vision. Turning 60 came hard. Her greatest regret in life was not believing in herself and not pursuing the things she loved. Now with vision challenges and not ready for the senior's crowd, she found something valuable....her voice.
Today, Tiz speaks on things that matter, sharing her personal and professional experiences, she speaks about self-guiding leadership and breaking the molds that we put ourselves into.
Tiziana lives in Canada and is the founder of tizTALKS, the producer and host of the tizTALKS Podcast and helps people and organizations to reach new heights.