Tanya Smith is a global speaker, trainer and High Performance Coach. She is the Founder and CEO of Life In Quarters™, a leadership and training consultancy. Tanya retired from the US Army in November 2016 after 24 years of total service.
She began her military career as an Army Reserve Radiologic Technician. Wanting to experience the Army on a full-time basis, she resigned from her position as Director for New Jersey’s largest residential facility for male juvenile delinquents.
After meeting the Spanish Linguist proficiency requirements, she served as a Silent Warrior with the Military Intelligence Branch. Being a Purposeful Leader, she was placed in both traditional and nontraditional Army leadership positions. Her exceptional leadership skills elevated the growth of Soldiers, civilians, programs and organizations. Ms. Smith’s deployment history to Bosnia- Herzegovina and Iraq were in support of peacekeeping and combat operations.
Her last position in uniform was with the US Army’s largest foreign language unit. As the Command Language Program Manager, she oversaw the training and development for over 350 linguists in 14 different language disciplines. The program was recognized by the Department of Defense and her team received the Command Language Program Award for 2015, over all the US military language programs.
Combining her civilian experience and years of service to the nation has afforded her invaluable opportunities to see and understand the world from unique perspectives.
Tanya’s civilian education includes Associate degrees in Spanish, Intelligence Studies, and Applied Science, a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. She has also completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Master Resiliency Trainer Certificate program and Cornell’s Executive Leadership Certificate programs in High Performance Leadership and Executive Leadership.
She blends her formal education, success as a military leader, civilian work experience, and John Maxwell’s teachings to help her clients unleash their untapped leadership potential and develop themselves personally and professionally.
Her passion for being a High Performance leader empowers her to remain “mission-focused” and “results-driven.” Tanya equips individuals, companies and organizations using various learning systems, tools and methodologies with “achieving goals, one quarter at a time.”
Life In Quarters, LLC has offices in Upper Marlboro, Md and Springfield, Va. Services are available throughout the 50 states and globally.