I’m responding to your query to HARO about sharing stories about what I’d wish I’d known about when I was in my 20’s.

My name is Tanya Maslach and I’m President of Elevati, Inc. ( and a company devoted to energizing people to to practice the one skill most important for creating long-term success and fulfillment in business (and life) today — RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. I argue that we get “too much college, and not enough kindergarten”.

The one thing I would share that I didn’t appreciate or practice well in my early 20’s was the importance of reaching out and building genuine relationships in a variety of networks. Even though I was outgoing and extroverted, I was too tightly focused on myself and my career….and not quite sure how to meet and become involved in others first.

Thank you! Warm Regards,