Tania Hassounia is the spokesperson for
Drawer Full of Giants
and is available for speaking engagements, podcast interviews, panel discussions, workshop presentations, retreat chats, lunch-n-learns, and written articles
Drawer Full of Giants began with a spirit of collaboration and support from the get-go but without any idea of how to materialise the inner workings of my deeper heart's desire to be more than just another designer in a sea of creatives. Having no idea how to 'do business' and not knowing what a social-enterprise was, I embarked on a faith-journey in seeking God in how to do business His way. What ensued was an epic 9-year adventure throughout my 40s of continual overseas travel and nomadic living while working for myself whilst maintaining a self-sustaining volunteer service to businesses and ministries around parts of the world, and parenting via social media.
Inviting me to speak at your event will have your audience feeling inspired, equipped and encouraged!
Film Maker | Gladstone, Missouri
While she was visiting my town recently, had the opportunity to get to know Tania and listen to her life story. The first time we talked she shared her journey with me before I even realized it, 3 hours had passed. She drew me in with enough detail to keep me intrigued but not so much that I ever felt bored. She painted a picture with her words in such a way that I could envision all the events she talked about. As an amateur filmmaker, I requested to film an interview with her, which turned out beautifully. She answered all my questions thoughtfully and clearly, always conscientious of the interview process.
Tania Hassounia (Ha-soon-knee-a), the Creative Director & CEO of Drawer Full of Giants Ltd is the entrepreneurial visual communicator and personalisation specialist for businesses through her bespoke illustration, design, idea generation and printed products.
With a particular interest in experimenting on how to 'do business God's way' and the willingness to think and live outside the square, Tania's warm personality mixed with her unconventional business strategy and lifestyle have provided many open doors in sharing her story to individuals and groups around the world - across all walks of life, from prison inmates to churches, from business owners to network groups, and was once named one of "100 People Doing Extraordinary Things"!
I can speak to the following topics:
The Self-Employment Journey - How I started without a lick of knowing what I was doing.
Doing Business God's Way (series) - The Ultimate Unfair Competitive Advantage! (Faith-filled)
The Savvy Entrepreneur's Guide to DIY Design (series): How to save your moolah before you are ready to outsource.
Social Entrepreneurship - How I juggled self-employment while actively volunteering my creative business service around the world for up to 9 months of a year throughout my 40s. - This makes for a fun workshop series in helping to uncover one's purpose in business and learning how to give-back, focusing on personal values, ethics, talents, skills and business.
Recreating yourself when you are still broke, in debt, and a single parent.
Single parenthood - reinventing your life when you feel like you've started behind the 8-ball - topics based around my laugh-out-loud and encouraging 'I've been in your shoes' experiences.
How to seriously Declutter, Cull, Simplify and Minimalise your stuff!
Stories from my 9-year Nomadic Digital Lifestyle while full-time travelling all while parenting via social media (also see Social Entrepreneurship).
Housesitting - how to be one, how to choose one - from my 9 years of back to back housesitting gigs around NZ and the world.
The purpose is to connect hearts and minds by fanning the flames of the dreams God has given you!
Why God? - How Jesus made sense after 7 years in the occult | How your dreams hold the key to understanding your 'calling'.
Called to Serve - How to do business God’s way | How your ministry is your business and your business is your ministry | How giving away your gifts brings you closer to success and purpose.
God, Outside the Box - If you have said ‘here I am, send me’, then an adventure awaits you! | How God provides supernaturally while giving away my business services.
Benefits for your event
I am comfortable in speaking with Christian and non-faith based audiences. Inviting me to come and share my stories benefits your gathering in the furtherance of inspiring, equipping and encouraging people forward in their personal journey in life and business. As your assembly hears the personal demonstrations of how one woman in her 40's got to reinvent her life and purpose, they will recognize their own experiences and as a result, they will become confidently bolder to take strides in stepping out in faith, towards their passion and own purpose, which will speak volumes for their own stories being shared without fear and with sincerity.
I also freely offer group and 1-2-1 creative consulting, mentorship and brainstorming sessions for audience members while at the event, this is ideal for business, ministry and individuals wanting more personalised help - which is my jam. You'll find me flexible, accommodating and good-natured to work with, ask anyone.
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As a creator of personalised printed products and stationery, I would be more than happy to collaborate with you in the creation of greeting cards and notebook journals around the theme of your event either for S.W.A.G or a sales table.
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The Laughing Place Bakery
Gladstone, Missouri, USA
I had the opportunity to work first hand with Tania Hassounia for two weeks. Consulting with her for our specific project was the best creative experience I've had in quite some time. Tania was courteous, exceptionally educated in her field, and knew just how to lead the conversation to come up with a plan for a creative collaboration that not only suited my business's needs but would reflect the heart and soul of what we wish to offer in The Laughing Place Bakery. I also had an opportunity to both observe and experience another side of Tania's strengths. I watched her have many conversations with entrepreneurs over the two weeks, where she was both encouraging and uplifting as she helped them to see new ways to build and grow their businesses. Not only is she an incredibly accomplished, generous, and kind communicator, but she also has a God-given gift for seeing the strengths and weaknesses in an entrepreneur's business; pulling out strengths and gently suggesting corrections for the weaknesses. I would be the first in line for both an opportunity to have one on one coaching from Tania, as well as purchasing tickets for a business event where she was speaking.