About Harriet Tinka

Harriet Tinka

Peak Performance Expert
Speech & Pageant Coach
Domestic Violence Survivor
Top Speaker on Resilience
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
J Journey to Self-Discovery: Explore the path to self-discovery and personal growth.
U Unwrapping Your Potential: Learn how to unwrap and reveal your full potential and achieve your goals.
S Self-Confidence Mastery: Develop unshakable self-confidence and belief in yourself.
T Taking Charge of Your Life: Discover how to take control of your life and make empowered decisions.
O Overcoming Obstacles: Strategies for overcoming obstacles and challenges on your journey.
W Winning Mindset: Cultivate a winning mindset for success in all areas of life. Enter into peak performance.
N Navigating Change with Confidence: Learn practical change management and adaptability skills.
I Inspiring Others: Harness the power of your journey to inspire and uplift others.
T Transforming Your Future: Transform your future by owning your actions and choices.


| Journey to Self-Discovery| | Unwrapping Your Potential | | Self-Confidence Mastery| | Taking Charge of Your Life| | Overcoming Obstacles| | Winning Mindset| | Navigating Change with Confidence | | Inspiring Others| | Transforming Your Future |

About Harriet Tinka

Harriet Tinka is a force of transformation dedicated to guiding individuals on a journey of empowerment. Her work is grounded in one powerful principle: “Own Your Next Step.” With a diverse background spanning peak performance, coaching, advocacy for survivors, and education, Harriet is a multi-faceted expert inspiring change in audiences across the globe.

Educational Background

Harriet’s journey begins with a solid educational foundation. Armed with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), she combines financial acumen with exceptional communication skills. As a Certified Coach Practitioner (CCP) and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), she brings a wealth of expertise to her coaching and speaking engagements.

Empowered Me Inc: Transforming Lives Worldwide

Harriet Tinka is the visionary founder of Empowered Me Inc., an award-winning organization dedicated to helping individuals “Own Your Next Step.” This groundbreaking program is portable, extending its transformative reach to Indigenous communities, schools, universities, and communities across Canada and beyond. Harriet and her team are passionate about leaving their footprints of empowerment on a global scale, assisting clients in their personal and professional journeys.

Coaching & Speaking: A Catalyst for Transformation

Harriet is not just a coach; she is a Speech Coach and a globally recognized top 28 world champion speaker. Her impact, whether through individual coaching sessions or addressing audiences of thousands, is profound. Harriet’s power lies in her ability to transform mindsets, equipping her audience with the tools to unlock their full potential.

Advocate for Survivors: Healing and Hope

Drawing from her experiences as a survivor, Harriet advocates for those affected by domestic abuse. Her message, “You are not your wounds,” extends far beyond awareness. She provides unwavering support and a path to healing for survivors of various forms of abuse, with a particular focus on marginalized communities.

Author & Leadership: Inspiring Change Through Words

With four internationally bestselling books, Harriet is a prolific author who shares wisdom, experiences, and life lessons. Her writings inspire readers to overcome obstacles and seize their dreams. In addition to her writing, she is a seasoned leadership expert, providing valuable insights within BIPOC communities. Harriet doesn’t just motivate her audience; she empowers them with the tools to own their next step.

Metaphysics & Personal Growth: Exploring the Depths of Potential

Harriet’s exploration of metaphysics enriches her understanding of the deeper aspects of human existence. She seamlessly integrates this knowledge into her coaching and speaking, offering individuals tools to explore their inner selves, beliefs, and limitless potential. This includes meditation and understanding the conscious and subconscious mind.

Youth Empowerment: Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders

Harriet is passionate about empowering the youth in addressing issues like cyberbullying and bullying. Her holistic approach focuses on the adage, “Hurt people hurt people.” She provides tools for understanding bullies and victims, aiming to help both parties rather than focusing on one side. Harriet also nurtures young entrepreneurs, helping them overcome imposter syndrome before they enter the real world.

Peak Performance Expert: Achieving Excellence

Harriet’s expertise extends into peak performance, delving into the intricacies of mindset and personal growth. Her message goes beyond superficial positivity; she emphasizes the significance of achieving a neutral zone mindset. Harriet guides individuals through the micro-steps to attain that focused, neutral mindset, equipping them with the mental resilience needed to navigate life’s complexities.

UTMB Runner & Trail Enthusiast: Building Mental Calluses

As a seasoned Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB)runner, Harriet undertakes Canada’s most mythical and prestigious trails. Her remarkable journey through these epic runs helps her build mental calluses, which she passionately shares with her audience. Harriet’s dedication even extends to running barefoot in some of the deadliest trails, a practice she insists is her superpower.

Lessons from Failure: Stepping Stones to Success

Harriet’s diverse pursuits may leave some wondering how she manages it all. However, her life story is a testament to the power of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. She believes that each failure is an opportunity to learn and grow; this philosophy fuels her relentless pursuit of personal and professional development.

A Vision of Greatness

Harriet’s ultimate vision is to remind everyone that they are the greatest gift of all to the world. Through her coaching, advocacy, and inspirational speaking, she strives to awaken this sense of self-worth and potential in every individual she encounters.


Harriet Tinka is an embodiment of empowerment, resilience, and transformation. Her mission is to inspire individuals to own their next step, personally or professionally, and transcend borders and boundaries. Harriet’s dedication to empowerment, her profound insights, and her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others make her an invaluable asset to any event, workshop, or program seeking to ignite transformation and personal growth.
In her presence, audiences experience a profound shift in perspective, leaving with the unwavering belief that they, too, can own their next step and embark on a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and success. Harriet Tinka’s high-profile biography invites organizations, from schools to local communities, to book her as a speaker and coach who will inspire and empower their audiences to achieve greatness.

Honors & Awards

2022 Fil Fraser Award Recipient

For Outstanding Work In Literacy, Performing. And/On Visual Arts

2019 Robinson Koilpillai Multiculturalism Award

2018 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Nominee

2017 Rotary Integrity Award Recipient

2017 Daughter of the Year Recipient

2016 Global Woman of Vision Award Recipient

2016 Diversity Community Woman of the Year Award recipient

2013/14/15/16 Self-Esteem & Leadership Award Recipient

2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Recipient

2014 Excellent Community Initiative Appreciation Award

In recognition of building self-esteem and leadership in youth.

2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Harriet has overcome adverse circumstances and draws from her experience to inspire strength and success in others.

2014 Fierce Diamond Recipient – Inspirational Category

A woman who has motivated and ignited a spark within others through her words, actions and by sharing her story.

2014 Diversity Community Woman of the Year

A woman fearlessly engaged both professionally and personally in making changes that support diversity in the community.

2013 Excellent Community Initiative Appreciation Award

In recognition of building self-esteem and leadership in youth.

Global TV Woman of Vision: Harriet Tinka