Erin Tagan is a creativity coach and works with people who want to create a richer, more fulfilling experience of life. In 2010, when she got her Bachelor’s degree in English, she didn’t know what she wanted to do, she just knew she didn’t want to be a teacher.
After graduating and working for ten years in the service industry, she gave in and decided to become a teacher, even though she didn’t feel passionate about it, it felt like what she “should” be doing.
Each day of her student teaching, it became more apparent that her heart wasn’t in it. Erin started to dread Mondays and count down until Fridays. There was a sign at the front of the classroom that she couldn’t bear to look at.
It said “create the life you’ve always wanted.” It brought up so much shame for her because she knew this wasn’t the life she had always wanted, this was someone else’s dream.
She realized she didn’t even KNOW what she wanted because she’d been so busy buying into what she “should want”.
She decided to change that. Erin committed to discovering what she wanted and making that happen instead. Now she loves her work and looks forward to Mondays just as much as Fridays, and she gets to help other people let go of their “shoulds” and decide what they actually want. She has the same sign on her mirror that says “create the life you’ve always wanted” and now it brings her joy.
Success stylist Tina Spoletini combines her formidable fashion flair with personalized mentorship sessions on self-love and confidence-building, helping her clients feel fabulous, dressing in ensembles complimenting their various body shapes and sizes. Growing up as a plus-sized beauty, like many women who don’t “fit” in, Tina found herself at odds with society’s sizeist perspective on the female physical ideal. But, even though shopping in a world made for smaller women could be an exercise in futility and self-loathing, the right outfit that flattered her curves would always come through, erasing any self-destructive thoughts and making her feel gorgeous and revitalized. Tina quickly learned that she had to find her own way to stand out with distinctive accessories and touches of self-expression. Enhancing any outfit, no matter how casual, with eye-catching jewellery has become her signature look. Circumstances may have compromised her own self-esteem at times, but everything has come together to make Tina Spoletini even more determined to use her talents and training to help other women re-discover themselves and build the confidence they need to live the life they imagine. After all, chic comes in every shape!