Meet-a-Mom Monday: Meet Coach Tania Gilpatrick! - The Monmouth Moms
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Tania lives with her family in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. As an accredited Life Coach for children, Tania works to enable kids to believe in themselves by building confidence, creating actions and achieving their goals. Having a real passion for making a difference in children’s lives has driven Tania to build her coaching business in Monmouth County. Learn more in our interview below about Tania including some of her favorite local restaurants, her background as a child actor, and how our community has been instrumental in getting Tania to where she is now!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?

I’m originally from Toronto, Canada and have lived in Atlantic Highlands for 5 years.

Child(ren) and Age(s)?

I have a son, Jonathan, age 11, and 2 stepsons, Ryan and Tyler.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…

I was a child actor and loved working alongside John Candy, Martin Short and Eugene Levy on episodes of SCTV.

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?

I believe my family and community have helped me through parenthood.

My husband, Greg, who is an incredible dad and supportive husband.  My parents and in-laws who have tremendous experience, love and wisdom, Master I, Anthony Ianicelli at Imperial Tae Kwon Do, Coach Anthony Swift at Monmouth United Soccer Club, Charla Christy, teachers and church.


Favorite things to do with your kids?

Read, hike, play tennis, golf, dance, jump in the waves, ride roller coasters and travel!

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world?

I would love to take this opportunity to share my business, Coach Tania.

I am an accredited Life Coach for children.  My purpose is to serve children and help them believe in themselves.  Life coaching helps a child build confidence, create actions and achieve goals.  Once parents share their concerns and intentions, I am able to create a space for their child to feel safe, explore and grow.

For example, a child might be stressed at school because of peer relationships, backlog of assignments, and even become unmotivated.  After a few coaching sessions, a child can identify their negative self-talk and shift their mindset.  They create an effective time management tool to improve organization and academic success and ultimately re-discover that learning is fun!  What’s truly amazing, is the overall impact coaching has on the family unit.  When challenges are identified and tools are in place, everyone shares in the success!  The family supports each other and they grow stronger and happier together.

I am passionate about children and love what I do.  It is an incredibly fun and rewarding journey!

I coach children (8-11), tweens and teens starting with 30 minute sessions and the first 2 sessions are free.  I have an office in Atlantic Highlands that will accommodate, one-on-one or group sessions and even a roof top deck overlooking Sandy Hook!  I also accommodate sessions via facetime or zoom.

More information can be found at  Feel free to call me about my services and schedule a consultation at (732) 639-8896.

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?

I have received tremendous support from my local community.

Specifically, Atlantic Highlands Recreation and my Leaders-in-Training program, Atlantic Highlands Elementary School and my Words-of-Wisdom project with seniors at Portland Pointe and the Atlantic Highlands Police Department. I receive mentorship from my ICF coaching group and women entrepreneurs and business owners via Chambers of Commerce. I have enormous gratitude to all the parents and children I have coached over the last 4 years.


What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?

Copper Canyon, AH, Birravino, Red Bank, and Bombay River, Red Bank.

What is your favorite activity to do with your children in Monmouth County?

I love learning about local history so exploring Monmouth’s historic landmarks and parks is my favorite activity.

What are your Mom Goals?

To raise my child as kind, empathetic and confident.  To teach him to accept challenge, adapt to change and always be learning.


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