Tanya LaBuick

Tanya’s MEGA event project portfolio puts her into extreme project manager bucket. That means that the MEGA projects she has in her portfolio all share similar characteristics, including, but not limited to; uncertainty, spontaneous change and a constant state of chaos. Her reputation for excellence was built on the challenges of project execution. The rhythm of execution is so innate to her that she was able to develop the entire Look of the Games delivery schedule for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics without visiting one venue. That’s right, she did it blind. Her knowledge of the event, the sports, the program and the obstacles gave her home court advantage.

She is equally skilled in negotiation and communication, both of which provide a great conduit for building high performance teams. Tanya has a keen ability for keeping a balance between team members while motivating them to be creative, push hard, and go beyond their own perceived limits. Tanya is a believer, she loves to see people achieve, and if you are looking for encouragement or a place to find your fire, she is the kind of sounding board you can trust.

Personally, Tanya is a StepMom, or S’Mom as her kids call her, wife, pet owner and animal lover. She has a very eclectic group of friends who, she believes, helps widen her world to other ideas, approaches, and perspectives. She is a collector of sorts, of mostly mementos or tchotchkes, with a particular love for the odd, the unique, or the unlike anything else.

Selected Non-FAQs

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being completely content with who I am, in the moment I am, in the place that I am.

Which living person do you most admire?

I admire a lot of people; I am a BIG fan of Malala Yousafzai and Kathrine Switzer.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Diamonds, boots, jackets and good coffee.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Confidence

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Strength

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Hey, huh, awesome, ok and whaaaaat?

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I’m not done yet, but to date it would be StepMummery, marriage, and my career.

What is your most treasured possession?

My faith and my engagement ring ‘Lucy’.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Wonder Woman & Rocky Balboa

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

High Five…we had some close calls, but you pulled through like a champ. Welcome home.

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What is your greatest fear?

Being at the mercy of someone evil. And losing hope.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I don’t really deplore anything; I dislike it when I’m too critical.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Using their power to harm or hurt others.

What is your current state of mind?

Hopeful.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Wholesomeness.

On what occasion do you lie?

On what occasion do you lie? Not sure there is an occasion, like Christmas or something, but I have lied when I was afraid to tell the truth because it will hurt someone.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Dent on my nose from a falling sign at Super Bowl.

Which living person do you most despise?

Anyone who hurts children & animals.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Life itself; the journey, the evolution, the opportunity.

When and where were you happiest?

Tough one, I’m generally happy just about anywhere.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be musical.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My digestive issues.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

Person. I’m okay with me, but I am interested in what it would be like to be a man. Or maybe Oprah?

Where would you most like to live?

Near the ocean.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Grief, a loss of hope. Prison?

What is your favorite occupation?

Mine – dreamer/entrepreneur/project manager/coach…

What is your most marked characteristic?

Probably my hair, my husband might say my eyes.

What do you most value in your friends?

Acceptance.

Who are your favorite writers?

James Frey, Ann Rule, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Ghandi, Martin Luther King & Terry Fox.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Jesus, my Dad, and people who chooses to overcome instead of lie down.

What are your favorite names?

I really like LaBuick, Cash, Che, Rocco & Landon.

What is it that you most dislike?

Deliberate meanness.

What is your greatest regret?

Every time I was less than I was designed to be.

How would you like to die?

Laughing. Or telling a joke like my Granny.

What is your motto?

Believe, conceive, achieve. Or: one step, one punch, one round. (-Rocky Balboa)

What is your favorite word?

Phalanges

What is your least favorite word?

Idiot

What turns you on?

A good idea, adventure and when someone tells me I can’t…

What turns you off?

Vulgarity

What sound or noise do you love?

Young children laughing.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Loud drinking noises.

What is your favorite curse word?

F@cker

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Motivational Speaker or Athletic Team Coach

What profession would you not like to do?

Anything to do with sewage.