Tania was born and raised in San Francisco - a mere five blocks from Golden Gate Park. Growing up an inquisitive kid, her father often begged her to stop asking so many questions. Off to study at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she got curious about the earth and rocks, Tania received her BA degree in Geological Sciences. She went to work with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas in the early 80’s during the oil energy boom. After getting married, she hit the ‘pause’ button on her work life to become the mother of three sons, thankfully not all at once, but one at a time. After staying home for twelve years and taking care of her precious, if not raucous brood, she received her real estate license and worked as a realtor for seven years in Sacramento, California, quickly reaching the select level of Masters Club. While selling real estate, Tania honed her communication, coaching, and people skills and decided that she was more interested in helping people realize their work dreams than their dream homes.
Tania has since worked with thousands of business executives, their teams, managers, educators, and workshop participants since 2006. She received an Executive Coaching Certification from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Executive Ed Program, CTI (Coaches Training Institute), and NLP of California (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Tania is a certified Myers-Briggs consultant specializing in Temperament and Interaction Styles and a StrengthsFinders Coach and trainer. She has worked with numerous organizations some of which include: CGI, VSP, Seagate Technology, EDS, Cohn-Reznick Accountants, as well as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Crocker Art Museum, Comstock’s Magazine, PRO Youth and many more nonprofits and individual executives.
Tania has also become an invited and contributing member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an entity of Forbes Magazine.
Tania brings years of experience focusing on unbeatable performance by working with executive leaders and their teams to create a work environment obsessed with aligning their actions, communications, and leadership with their business purposes and objectives; essentially helping to build healthier organizations. Whether working with businesses or individuals, Tania’s focus remains the same: to recognize and stand in the belief that the potential of an organization or an individual is even greater than what you see before you at any given time. If you want to be better, she wants to help get you there.
Interplay Coaching is delighted to welcome Christine Calvin as an executive coach partner! Christine brings years of insight and great experience as the current Director of Marketing and Communications at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. At the museum she is responsible for the strategic planning, creative development, implementation, and evaluation of marketing and branding efforts for one of California's premier arts institutions, and as a coach she works with clients to identify and remove barriers to success so they can reach their goals faster and live more enriched and joyful lives.
Christine has been named one of the Sacramento Business Journal's "40 Under 40", is a graduate of Leadership Sacramento, is a fellow of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, and is a junkie for all things personal development. Nothing makes her feel more fulfilled than supporting others in their journeys to achieving goals and experiencing self-actualization. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth in Sacramento county, providing a stable and positive relationship for children who are navigating "the system" and finding their way.
California born and raised, Christine studied journalism and magazine writing at the University of Missouri, Columbia before moving to Lake Tahoe to become a short-term ski bum and long-term thrill seeker. When not coaching clients or managing a marketing team, Christine and her husband Scott travel to some of the world's most compelling places to fish, explore cultures, and eat just about anything.
Most recently -- and with the help of her coach -- Christine and Scott decided to reprioritize their life, buy a farm, and commit to living their values of building community, caring for friends and neighbors, living simply, and loving richly.