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Tanya Smith Bio

Coach Tanya Smith is a certified career coach specializing in providing faith-based leadership & career management resources. She is founder and lead coach for Design Your Work. Through deep listening techniques, evaluative assessments, and the most current career technologies, Design Your Work helps career identity seekers create or transition into the career divinely designed for them.

A self-professed “recovering control addict”, Coach Tanya is committed to continuous self-discovery and encouraging others to rely on spiritual intuition and guidance as the source of all positive solutions. Her personal mission is to influence and encourage others to discover the call that God has on their lives. Tanya currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two daughters.

Coach Tanya’s professional background includes multiple years of experience as a dynamic Human Resources professional for a major corporation, with a designation as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Other formal education includes a degree in the field of Psychology and an advanced degree in Business Administration. She is a qualified occupational and Myers-Briggs assessment administrator, and a qualified Leadership Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Tanya earned her first career coaching certification with Career Coach Academy in 2007 and formalized her calling to work with individuals and groups seeking to find and advance their career calling through Be Intention Career Coaching, now called Design Your Work. In 2008, she completed a professional certification under the Christian track in Leadership & Talent Management Coaching with Leadership Coach Academy.


Tanya brings unique tools into the coaching process, and provides excellent resources for the client throughout the process – along with the many resources available on the website. She is an excellent communicator and the coaching process is a thorough and well rounded program. It was/is a very positive experience that has helped me to clarify where I am now in my career, where I want to go, and how to access the tools I need to get there. – Diane Patrick, Dallas, TX

That was the best teleseminar I’ve ever attended, and I’ve attended plenty. You are awesome. And if anyone mentions wanting a business coach or a life coach, I’m referring them to you. I took pages and pages of notes over the two weeks, but the two most important things I heard you say were (1) check to see how my goals fit into God’s plans for me; and (2) speak the Word over my goals. That is the key to success in any area of life, and I so admire your courage for putting God front and center in your coaching practice. – Charlotte Flowers, Columbus, OH


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