Tash Spencer is a life and career coach for high achieving young women who have found themselves at a career crossroads. She loves supporting twenty-somethings to rediscover their skills, passions and talents and lead meaningful lives doing what they love (without having to give up their avocado on toast!). With a soulful, practical and slightly humorous approach, Tash lovingly guides her clients throughout their ‘quarter life crisis’ so they can wholeheartedly back themselves, course correct their careers and come home to who they are.
What does Zest mean to you and how does this show up in your life?
To me, zest is all about the energy you bring to each and every day. I feel that zest and spark when I am treating myself with kindness and living in a way that feels aligned to what’s most important to me and my values. Whether it’s eating nourishing food, spending time with people that I love and adore, or when I’m coaching beautiful clients, I feel completely energised and lit up from the inside out.
What are your daily non-negotiable’s: your must-haves or must-do’s?
My daily non-negotiables consist of making space for myself. Some days that looks like 10 minutes of meditation, journaling, or going for a morning stroll and other times it’s simply taking a few deep breaths and asking myself how I want to feel. Either way, I can’t go a day without these rituals of checking in with myself.
Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by the many influential people out there chasing their big dreams, but I am most inspired by those that are close to me. My friends, family and loved ones. My husband inspires me with his hardworking nature, my friends continually inspire me in their everyday acts of courage to do what feels right and true for them, and I am inspired by those around me who are overcoming challenges simply by showing up and having the resilience to keep going. It’s this connection, and the ability to band together and ride through the up’s and downs that always lifts my spirits.
How have you overcome heartbreak & disappointment, and how did you unbreak your Heart ?
A part of overcoming heartbreak and disappointment has been allowing myself to feel those uncomfortable feelings. Dusting myself off too quickly and forging ahead without giving myself the opportunity to heal, has often lead me to unravel again later down the track. Sitting with my emotions and not blocking them out has allowed me to move forward with compassion and kindness towards myself and accepting my emotions has enabled me to bounce back from those times of ‘perceived’ failure with more strength and grace.
Talking things through, fresh air and movement ALWAYS helps too.
Tell me about balance in your life and how have you achieved this.
Balance is one of those concepts that I like to believe in, yet as soon as I detach from wanting to ‘achieve’ it, that’s when everything seems to flow much easier. I’ve come to accept that balance isn’t having an equal spread of happiness across all the different parts of your life, but more so a sense of gratitude for the things that are working really well.
The pressure we put on ourselves to have an impeccable house, mind blowing relationships, a fulfilling career, a rocking bod, and an infinite supply of money (all at the same time) can be overwhelming, so I liken balance to the ‘seasons’. There are going to be times when some things will take a back seat, whilst other aspects of my life have the chance to flourish. Knowing I don’t have to ‘have it all’ at the same time is a huge relief and that’s my kind of balance.
What’s upcoming on your agenda?
Bunkering down and doing lots of writing and creating valuable resources for my community. A trip to Byron Bay with my bestie, and a preparing for an epic event in Melbourne that I’ll be co-hosting with five of my dearest coaching colleagues and friends in August.
I don’t have a favourite quote, but I often say to myself upon waking that “There is an unlimited amount of love, abundance and success available to me” and that seems to do the trick!
A Fun fact about me is ….
I can do a killer Celine Dion impersonation