Women in Confidence with Tanya McCready - Women In Confidence

Episode 72

Lessons on leadership, teamwork and resilience with Tanya McCready

Over 20 years ago Tanya and her husband, Hank, quit their jobs and left their home to move to Ontario's wilderness with their beloved huskies to start a business, family and lifestyle. They now welcome over 3000 guests from around the world every winter to experience dogsledding on their 2000 acres of wilderness bordering Algonquin Park. 

Hank & their huskies have competed in 6 – 1000 mile races in Alaska & the Yukon and they have written 2 books from these races - the latest an international best seller. Tanya shares stories and lessons around leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity and building a business to international audiences. They and their huskies have been featured in countless commercials, movies, TV shows and major media from CNN, New York Times, Rick Mercer Report, Canada AM, Toronto Star to name a few. They share their lives with their 4 children, 3 cats and large husky family.

To find out more about Tanya and Winterdance please use the following links:

Website: http://www.tanyamccready.com

Winterdance: https://www.winterdance.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winterdancedogsledtours/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/page/137784467394/search/?q=angelo

Tanya has also given Free access to her book Iditarod Dreamer Here is the link to download your copy


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About the Podcast

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Women In Confidence
The podcast for ambitious working women

About your host

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Vanessa Murphy

Vanessa is a Strategy and HR Consultant and a Podcast Host.
Vanessa got her first proper job in 1998 when she joined as an Officer in the Royal Navy and then after 15 years doing that, she transitioned into senior HR and Culture roles working for organisations all over the world.
She now has 2 strings to her bow....
Firstly, she is an empath, avid people watcher and she likes to observe people when they were operating with confidence and self-belief and learn strategies, tools and techniques from them. She helps women with confidence at work and her Women In Confidence podcast is a way for her to share her knowledge and her network with a wider audience.

Secondly, she has always been fascinated by what makes a company great to work for and now devotes her time to creating workplaces that not only have impressive performance but are also human centred - hint... they are not mutually exclusive. Her Conversations About Company Culture podcast is her way of sharing ways to build great organisations.