MW012 — Career Coach, Tanya Ezekiel: Aligning Your Career With Your Deepest Life’s Desires

As a 15-year veteran of the financial services industry, Tanya Ezekiel enjoyed working on Wall Street. It wasn’t until she tapped into some spiritual thinking that she bravely chose to leave the industry halfway through 2008.

She turned to kite-surfing, connecting with nature and her body, to determine what she wanted next. In 2010, she launched her career as a coach. Now an executive coach, Tanya guides entrepreneurs and C-suite executives—and professionals at every level in between.

Key Takeaways:

Un-dig yourself! Tanya recalls feeling like an ostrich with her head in the sand, missing all the wonder of the world going on around her. If you feel you’re missing out on life, here’s how to make a shift… [08:12].

Focus on your path! They say, “What you think, you become.” Understand how changing your thoughts can lead to new ideas and opportunities; a path inevitably destined to lead to a more rewarding career and personal life starts here… [12:12].

Pass the flashlight! Make sense of uncertainty while navigating uncharted waters. How you can begin a process (a.k.a. tap into your inner compass) that is uniquely yours… [20:00].

Let’s do this! Staying committed to a new-found journey involves being able to accept help from outside resources to manifest a better life. Does this sound surprising? Familiar? Either way, listen up here for a tidbit of truths … [22:49].

Roll with it! Aligning what you’ve done in your past professional pursuits with what you want to do next as a career is possible. The “how” is the magic formula… [29:07].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. That’s how we Live Lead and Play! 

Meet the host, Luke Iorio
All you really need to know is this: Luke Iorio is a dad, a spouse, an entrepreneur, a conscious growth strategist, coach, blogger, podcaster, a wide-angled observer, and enthusiastic participant in the game of life who seeks to ask and answer, “What’s truly possible?”
So where does that all come from? Well, for that we need to answer this: How does a shy kid from the suburbs of New Jersey grow up to become a conscious strategist, sought-after coach and speaker, and disrupter of life’s “good enough” status quo?
In a nutshell, Luke intentionally pushed through some of his most palpable moments, or what he calls inflection points. These moments included standing on stage, gripping a microphone, and getting totally out of his comfort zone. This repeated intention to “choose different” has catapulted Luke toward stellar success.
So, what happens AFTER you choose…when you start to take meaningful action? That’s when an inflection point becomes an open road — a pathway to living your intended purpose.
Luke’s path looks something like this…he became President of The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching at age 32, and has since graduated more than 11,000 coaches, leaders, athletes, and professionals across 44 countries, all of whom share his vision and desire for expanding our human potential and creating lasting, conscious change.
You could say Luke’s manifesto reads something like an everyday philosopher and spirited entrepreneur having been inspired early on by the likes of Napoleon Hill and Og Mandino. Nowadays, his intrinsic curiosity and wisdom is paying off as a media personality quoted on The Huffington Post, Fox Business, and Next Avenue, and most recently taking to the airwaves to entertain life’s pivotal questions with the help of celebrated thought leaders, mentors, and everyday unsung heroes.

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