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Greater Heights Coaching & Professional Development, LLC, a premier Michigan based coaching company offers self improvement life skills for men and women via customized coaching sessions, presentations, workshops, speaking engagements and educational webinars. 

Target: Women and companies. 



  • Employment Assessment & Career Design
  • Professional Mentorship
  • Resume/Cover Letter Development/Preparation
  • Interview Preparation
  • Time Management Training
  • Self-esteem Improvement/Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Transition


  • Customer Service Training
  • Corporate Motivational Captivation
  • Corporate Leadership Development
  • Corporate Team Building Workshops
  • Motivation & Morale Building
  • Key Effective Management Styles
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Effective Communication Styles
  • Cohesive Goal Setting & Attainment

Client Testimonials and Accolades


Your homework of self evaluations were extremely useful,  they helped me to look inside myself and see that I lacked focus and time management. I constantly made up excuses as opposed to just "getting it done". That is something that you greatly assisted me with. My resume and cover letter have been fine tuned to a degree that I didn't think was possible. I am extremely confident when submitting a job application, and I have been successful with obtaining interviews. The recommendation for books to buy and organizations to join were phenomenal; I whole heartedly believe that the literary instruction and FEW membership will have a positive change on my life and professional outlook. Finally, I only have one recommendation for you. Some of your students need tough love/coaching,  including myself. When you told me I should look into obtaining my series 6 and 63 I shunned the idea. At the time, I had tunnel vision - only thinking of how it would affect my current professional situation and not future endeavors. I respond better to sternness and inflexibility as opposed to just urging. I know that is one of my major flaws! Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do! I am glad you are a permanent fixture in my life! 

 ~A. Jefferies


Coach Tanya Bankston is the best type of life coach there is: insightful, resourceful, and years of life coaching experience. However, Tanya’s most valuable gift is her ability to bring out the dim part in you that wants to change but is struggling to start. 

Over the past couple of years, I had been struggling to figure out how to direct my career. I often alternated between feeling uninspired by my chosen career path and utterly terrified and paralyzed by the possibility of failure. I was slowly becoming a full-blown, confused and dissatisfied mess. Like many others that I have now encountered, my own self-doubt was perpetually hold me hostage. But this is why professionals with such special qualities as Tanya are so valuable – she validates you and your feelings while helping you identify those places of strength within that will assist you in moving forward to a more focused you. 

In my experience with Coach Tanya, she first gave me the safe space that I needed to indulge myself a little bit – that is to say, she offered me the opportunity to explain why I felt justified in feeling the way that I did. But that’s not to say that Tanya won’t hold you accountable because she will! Where Coach Tanya thrives is in her ability to ask the right questions, (pointed and driven questions), that help you arrive at a more empowered place. This is important because those struggles with self-doubt will never completely disappear but gave me tools and the ally that I needed when I was approaching that “overwhelmed and outdone” feeling.

And on top of all of that, Tanya’s energy for what she does is remarkable! It is increasingly rare to find someone who sincerely derives their joy from seeing others succeed in their personal goals. Coach Tanya lives for it! For all of these reasons (and more!) I highly recommend Coach Tanya. 

-Ashley M.