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Tanya Wheeless, CEO of Happy Grace, shares her journey to happiness. It didn’t happen overnight!
Following law school, she went to work for one of her clients as CEO for Arizona Bankers Association, which then led her to working as the Senior Vice President for the Phoenix Suns. While with the Suns, Wheeless mentored the players with off-court development. Through this, she realized her true passion was to help others succeed.
This realization was the starting point to where Tanya Wheeless is today. She’s happy with her life and filled with gratitude.
To others Wheeless had it all. She was successful in her career, had a nice home and a wonderful family, but she wasn’t happy.
Wheeless’ breaking point came while she was on a run and began to cry. Something needed to change.
She decided to take a year off work to figure out her true calling.
“I don’t know that things were missing … the problem was that I wasn’t seeing the blessings that were right in front of me,” Wheeless shares in her interview with Carey Pena.
“By making small changes in ourselves,” Wheeless says, “we allow the peace and happiness into our lives that is right in front of us.”
Tanya Wheeless went back to work to begin another chapter of her life as an Executive Coach. She traveled across the country and worked with some high-level professionals. She noticed many were having the same struggles that she had been through – searching for happiness.
Tanya Wheeless hopes her company, Happy Grace, which includes coaching and a line of journals, will help people take notice of what is not working in their lives – this includes being kind to yourself and letting go of what you can’t control.
“It is not possible to be angry or unhappy when you are in a place of gratitude,” Wheeless says. “I love who I am more than I ever have.”