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Change in the Blink of an Eye

In the thought-provoking style of “Ideas worth spreading,” this presentation introduces audiences to some eye-opening realizations about the power our perspectives play in our experiences. Attendees will walk away with anywhere, anytime, in-the-moment tools to reduce stress and even transform emotional energy for a lifetime.

Who is Tanya?

As a child, Tanya Detrik rarely won arguments with her siblings, because she could always understand the conflict from their perspectives. This made it difficult for her to insist on pushing her own agenda. Professionally, she used this talent as an information technology systems analyst, translating business objectives to systems programmers. She went on to do training and write manuals, employing marketing tactics to implement new systems across the enterprise. 

She left corporate on her own terms, to become a self-employed writer, parlaying her gift for shifting perspectives into 17 years of marketing and advertising copywriting for businesses. She has written all types of marketing communications for major corporations and companies-of-one.Her articles have been published in trade and consumer magazines. She continues to write branded messaging content for her clients.  

In 2008, life gifted her a new perspective, a very special granddaughter whose health problems challenged nearly every personal belief she had. To make sense of what she and her family had experienced, she wrote and published her first book, Waking Up with Nora, a memoir of self-discovery and transformation, catalyzed by her crib-side vigils during her infant granddaughter’s epilepsy and brain surgeries. All of the proceeds of the book go to helping Special Needs children.   

In 2018, she won a Connecticut Press Club Award and a National Federation of Press Women award for the content of her speech delivered at the 2017 Planetree International Conference , "Ten Things You Might Not Know About the Parents of Special Needs Kids." Here blog, Simply Inspiring Perspective  won her a 2017 Connecticut Press Club award for Personal Blog, and her essay, The Little Bus won First Place in the 2015 Trumbull Arts Council Literary Awards. 

She shares her story and how she discovered the power of perspective, having been a keynote speaker for healthcare and non-profit organizations. She speaks to businesses and organizations about how making small shifts in perspective can be a tool for reducing stress and finding sanity in challenging situations. She is currently working on her second book on that topic. ​

​She is a mother of two and grandmother of three. 

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