Tanya Finnie

Tanya Finnie

Facilitator (Trainer / Assessor) and TEDx Speaker

Tanya Finnie is an expert in building relations and installing confidence in individuals. Tanya has valuable global experience across 10 African countries, Germany, the UK, The USA, Malaysia and Australia; and virtual clients across the rest of the world.

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  • Specialise in growing human capital and increasing CQ in the
    corporate arena
  • Strong Adult Learning and Education Background in VET and University sector
  • Extensive facilitation experience as well as conducting professional development
  • Deliver keynotes in various countries on topics of culture and leadership
  • Managed implementation of National system to regulate tour guiding in South Africa


  • Currently undertaking a PhD in Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
  • Graduate Diploma in Learning and Development
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management
  • Accredited Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Facilitator
  • Advanced DISC Facilitator
  • Public Speaking Diploma
  • Coaching Diploma
  • Training and Assessment Diploma
  • Certificate IV in Leadership
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Human Resources Diploma
  • Active member of Professional Speakers Association Australia
  • Toastmasters International
  • Member of Global Institute of Training and Presenting (GITP)
  • Certified Expert Presenter (CEP)
  • Conscious Capitalism Early Adopter


2011-Current – Director RedHead Communications

  • Management consulting, executive coaching & professional Speaking (Keynotes & MC).
  • Measuring CQ (Cultural Intelligence) within organisations for individuals and teams to increase well-being and grow ROI, building staff capability, increasing customer service and developing in-house leadership programs.
  • Offering Professional Development in Public Speaking, Building Confidence, Body Language, Crossing Cultural Bridges within organisations and CQ.

2010 – Jan 2017 – Sessional Lecturer – Curtin University / Open Universities Australia

  • Events management (4th year)
  • Operations management (4th year)
  • Sustainable Events (4th Year)
  • Cross cultural Communications and negotiations Skills (masters)

2010 – May 2011 – Manager Learning and Development – Challenger Institute of Technology

  • Manage the implementation of strategies, policies, systems and evaluation methodologies for developing a learning culture
  • Manage a team of 2 permanent staff and various contract staff.
  • Organising all professional development for 900 staff members’ incl. 2 large conferences per year; manage and implement Leadership
  • Development Program, provide a consultancy service to clients and stakeholder across campuses and locations to ensure learning and development needs are met
  • Managing a budget of up to a $1 000 000.

2008-2010 – Teaching and Learning Consultant – Challenger Institute of Technology

  • Teaching of Certificate IV and Diploma Training and Assessment (TAA now TAE) (mainly commercial),
  • Develop content and maintain Moodle website for online learners, RPL’s, Validation meetings, run various professional development workshops for internal staff and commercial clients,
  • TNA for commercial clients, Internal Audits, preparing scoping documents

Various roles in Tourism Industry throughout Africa including creating the national body regulating Tour Guides and part of the steering committee to establish a National Program regulating Tourism qualifications. Advising to Minister of Tourism on various Tourism related strategies.


2018- current Patron for Roots TV

2016-2017 – Vice Chair of the United Nations WA Human Rights Committee

2015-2016 – Board member People learn Productions (PLP)