Tanya Dalton: Female Founder, Motivational Speaker & Best-Selling Author | Productivity Expert | Top Thought Leader Skip to the content

About Tanya

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After spending too much of my life chasing busy and pursuing perfection, I finally realized I was lusting after everybody else’s idea of success. I discovered that productivity isn’t about doing more, it’s doing what’s most important.

Today I help women find more meaning in their lives – professionally and personally – because when I found Purposeful Productivity in my own life, success was inevitable.

That’s what I want for you.

A little bit about me

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Random Facts You Would Never Guess About Me

I moved 11 times before I was 18. I was the new kid in junior high 3 times which translates into some seriously needed therapy.

My book was named a Top 10 Business Book of the Year, which is quite an accomplishment for someone who never took a business class in college.

I married my next door neighbor – the relationship moves fast when you basically share a driveway.

Until my podcast hit 2 million downloads, I recorded all the episodes in my closet.

I changed the spelling of my first name from Tonya to Tanya after a significant shift in my spiritual journey.

One of my former 4th grade students recently lead his team to a Super Bowl win.

Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, transformational speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert.

This is why I do what I do…

This video was shot years before my son hit his now 6’3” height and before my youngest started learning how to drive. I could call it the good old days, but 20 years from now, today will be the good old days.

This video helps remind me of that.

Tanya has been featured in some of the world’s leading publications including Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple.

For decades I spent my life overperfecting and overachieving… wearing myself out simply because I thought overwhelm was simply the state in which I was supposed to live.


This is the word I hear from so many women when they describe how they feel about their days. It doesn’t seem to matter how old they are, what season of life they’re in, or what job they do. Overwhelm is the thread that connects each of them.

Overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Overwhelmed by their lives. Overwhelmed by their own to- do lists. Overwhelmingly overwhelmed.

Here’s some truth I want to share with you: Overwhelm isn’t having too much to do; it’s not knowing where to start.

Purposeful Productivity gives us clarity on where to start. Let me help you start.

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Here’s the “official” bio that my publicist insists I use:

Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert who empowers executives and entrepreneurs to embrace intentional leadership.

Her influential books have been translated into 8 languages, including The Joy of Missing Out, named a Top 10 Business Book of the Year by Fortune Magazine. Tanya’s podcast, The Intentional Advantage, boasts millions of downloads worldwide. She’s been featured as an expert on NBC, Fox, and the Today Show, where she shares her insights on purposeful productivity. 

As an Entrepreneur and Forbes contributor, Tanya’s leadership strategies reverberate in the business world, earning her acclaim from some of the world’s leading publications including Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple. 

Tanya is also the founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co. a multi-million dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping people do less while achieving maximum success.