Harriet Tinka

Peak Performance Expert

Speech & Pageant Coach

Domestic Violence Survivor

Top Speaker on Resilience

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)


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 |


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 decision


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.

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.
Book Harriet Tinka to Speak at Your Next Event
Harriet Tinka is a compelling storyteller, diversity, equity & inclusion trainer, relationship violence survivor, Toastmaster’s Top 28 World Champion of Public Speaking, Chartered Professional Accountant and a 4X International bestselling author. She doesn’t deliver a speech instead she effectively shares experiences with her audience.
With over two decades of experience, Harriet founded her Personal Development Company. Her story is compelling, inspiring her to build a leading company with the bold mission of “I Am Enough. Say it. Feel it. Be it.” A mission that serves audiences exponentially. Her grit and tenacity have inspired countless audiences to move from feeling overwhelmed to resilient, stuck to productive, uncertain to dependable, and exhausted to energized! The breakthroughs with audiences have been sustainable.
“When life weighs you down, turn up the music in you. Don’t stop believing.”
Harriet Tinka, Turning Point Expert
Her students know her as a “Powerhouse Role Model who makes being genuine the most powerful thing of all.” She has touched over 200,000 youths, encouraged high school dropouts to finish school and energized teens who felt they lacked a purpose in life.
Harriet shares the key lessons she has learned to help her audience find the infinite potential in their most significant challenges, make their lives fantastic, and accomplish unfathomable goals. She gives abused women hope by starting from where they are emotionally. Harriet helps them with forgiveness using her theme of “You are not your wounds.” The theme is a Kintsugi Japanese concept of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold. It is about embracing flaws and imperfections to create strength.
“I thought bitterness and hatred was hurting the person I was resenting. Once I found out it was me who was hurting, I got out of that prison and became an architect of my future.”
Harriet Tinka, Turning Point Expert
She is enthusiastic about changing lives and being a lighthouse for others. Her journey is her secret weapon. Her focus is to support individuals to let go of excuses and progress to achieve understanding in their domain.
“Don’t waste your time watching others become successful and wish for things to happen to you, take action and start working on your own dreams.”
Harriet Tinka, Turning Point Expert
Mental health well-being is not just the mere absence of illness at work. It is about the healthy and prosperous functioning of teachers at work. Don’t we all want to have a positive relationship with others? Well-being is linked to a positive relationship between students, teachers, and families.
Teachers are the link to students. They support students emotionally, socially, and academically. Harriet is an expert at redirecting audiences to focus on their happiness and well-being.
Teachers are the emotional piggy bank for students. They can see more than 40 students a day. They can face secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. Their souls get weighed down.
Teachers’ self-esteem impacts the student learning process. What happens when the link or chain is too weak to link the students? Teachers also need help holding that stapler.
Harriet will show the audience how motivated individuals build their self-esteem and happiness well. She will focus on the qualitative study and approaches to motivation for teachers and their students and optimize their teaching performance.
Educators always leave inspired with a powerful reminder of why education is a vocation of choice.
While attending university, Harriet befriended a fellow student having no idea that his attraction to her was a psychological trap disguised as the “love” that would later turn deadly. As she got to know him, he became abusive, full of anger to the point where she got a restraining order against him. Angered by that, he one day kidnapped her, stabbed her, and left her for dead. It was during her physiotherapy appointment that she had a turning point. She describes her life as coming from tragic to magic. Harriet will share:
Harriet gives hope to women facing domestic violence. Audiences will leave with hope and a feeling of a new beginning.
Harriet always thought of herself as the relentless, rigid, and resilient type. Then she went through a series of challenges. There were moments Harriet had no joy in her life. She lost interest in doing things she enjoyed and didn’t know why. She will share her experiences and how she got through the ordeal. Audiences will leave feeling hopeful and knowing they are not alone.
When you fail, find your new normal. Failure is an event.
If friends, relationships, or a job have betrayed you, you know that you must move beyond those emotional events. How do you stay standing when you get a pink slip? Your whole world changes with that piece of paper.
The litmus test for success is how you treat failure. When we fail, we often say, “oh well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be,” or “there is always next year.” Failure is a vehicle to your success. Just keep driving, hit a few bumps, and eventually, you will find your way. Harriet will share ways to embrace failure and move forward.
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Story Ideas for Media

  1. How To Transform Your Mindset From Victim To Victor
  2. The Top Three Challenges People Face When Forgiving Those That Hurt Us
  3. Shifting Mindset And Embracing Change
  4. Why It’s So Hard To Choose Hope Over Hate
  5. Why Adversity Poisons Some And Strengthens Others
  6. How Our Youths Can Elevate Their Self-Esteem
  7. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Unconscious Bias
  8. How To Use Your Message To Connect With Your Audience (Public Speaking)
  9. Peak Performance And Self-Leadership
  10. Mental Health: Invisible But Real
  11. Spreading Happiness with positive leadership
In the News
Harriet Tinka at Global Morning News , “Is your voice bullying you”
Harriet Tinka at Global News, Expert on Mental Health “Invisible but Real”
Harriet Tinka, is seen at the woman show with audience of over 200 people. Title of speech “ Lessons I learnt the morning after my terrible ordeals” Living the Life you were meant to have.