Tanya Smith

Tanya Smith BA, IDC, PCC

“I have been working with Tanya for a couple of years and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a really effective, down to earth coach. Tanya has a way of helping me see through the forest until I see the trees. Helpful, creative and provides a really well rounded approach to succeeded in business and in life. Would recommend Tanya and have many times. She’s fantastic.”

Tanya Smith is an ICF-certified Integral Development Coach with a passion for supporting the journey of discovery to optimize personal and professional strengths and empower goal achievement.

As a seasoned development coach and management professional, Tanya works with leaders across myriad industries – from CEOs to Entrepreneurs and all levels in between – to help them realize their vision of success. Tanya Smith works within each client’s reality to launch a process of exploration, development and acceptance and invite them to embrace new possibilities. Self reflection to build awareness is often supported by individual or team-based processes that could include assessments of communication styles, values, emotional intelligence, and team dynamics.


Tanya brings a 30-year professional foundation of working with individuals and teams in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. For 15 years, she worked within the Federal Public Service in positions of progressive management and executive responsibility. In this environment, she managed large-scale, multifaceted regional and national programs and projects with significant budgetary and human resource responsibilities. Upon successful transition to the private sector, she played an integral role in the creation, development, and day-to-day management of a successful real estate company.

After gaining accreditation as an integral coach, Tanya launched Red Bug Coaching & Consulting Inc., creating an entrepreneurial experience for herself. For the past 15 years she has shared her expertise, passion and compassion through both coaching and management consulting to a broad client base.


  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management Consulting
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention
  • Onboarding New Employees
  • Executive Search


ICF-certified Integral Development Coach
Certified in the Action Learning (Coaching Circle) Methodology
Licensed to administer and interpret various assessment tools including DiSC and Emotional Intelligence
BA, University of Ottawa