Up Close & Personal with Harriet Tinka,
CEO of Empowered ME

Wonder Woman is based on a 1942 comic book character.  She is a superheroine with superpowers and defends the underdogs around the world.  

“I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves,” Princess Diana of Themscira, a.k.a.  Wonder Woman.

Harriet Tinka is a real-life Wonder Woman.  Refusing to be a victim of her traumatic past, she shared her devasting experience to empower people. Harriet’s superpowers teach us how to love ourselves, and she has created innovative ways to help us build our self-confidence.

Nine family members, including Harriet, said goodbye to their home in Kenya, Africa.  Harriet was 14 years old when her family arrived in Canada with only the clothes on their back and a total of four suitcases. 

A Real-Life Wonder Woman

Harriet is an Entrepreneur, inspirational Life Coach, Blogger, Chartered Professional Accountant, Football Official, Ultra-marathon runner, and Philanthropist whose platform has reached and served thousands of people.  Her journey flows from being kidnapped, stabbed, and left for dead to being a successful entrepreneur.  Her students know Harriet as a “Powerhouse Role Model who makes being genuine the most powerful thing of all.” Her grit and tenacity have inspired countless audiences to move from feeling overwhelmed to resilient, from stuck to productive, from uncertain to reliable, and from exhausted to energized!  The breakthroughs with audiences have been sustainable.

Learn more about Harriet – https://empoweredme.ca/about-harriet-tinka-2/

Empowered Me Inc.

Harriet is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Empowered Me Inc. – one of the leading personal development and training companies.  She developed an Empowered Me Signature Program ™ called “The Power of Twelve” with Mastery sessions that continue to transform the lives of young girls, boys, men, and women to discover their infinite potential of untapped talents.

Learn more about Empowered Me Inc. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuKR3_Aqg1M

Keynote Speaker

Harriet’s story is compelling, and it inspired her to build a leading company with the bold mission that “I Am Enough. Say it.  Feel it.  Be it.”  A mission that serves audiences exponentially.  Despite traumatic experiences, she grew stronger, just as extreme elements temper steel.  She shares the key lessons she’s learned to help her audience find the infinite potential in their most significant challenges, make their lives fantastic, and accomplish unfathomable goals.  She also motivates abused women with her theme of “You are not your wounds.” A Kintsugi Japanese concept of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold- embracing flaws and imperfections to create strength.  She is passionate about changing lives and being a lighthouse for others.  Additionally, her topics include changing the world through the children’s eyes: steps to talking to your children so they can listen, emotional safety in teens, and overcoming negative self-talk.  Her journey is her secret weapon.


Harriet is also an award-winning best-selling author of four books.  Her latest book, The Self-Esteem Passport, continues to be the critical passport for her audience.  It provides tools with a clear and practical blueprint for personal success.  She developed it from extensive behavioral and social science research, including her past experiences of obstacles and successes.

Honors and Awards

Harriet has received many Honors and Awards.  Here are just a few of them:

  • YWCA Edmonton’s Women of Distinction
  • Global Woman of  Vision
  • Rotary Integrity Award
  • Robinson Koilpillai Multicultural Award
  • The Quilly Award Recipient of the 2021  National Academy of Best-Selling Authors

To connect with Harriet – 780-265-6884 | harriet@empoweredme.ca