Tenaz Sunavala was the owner of a business, then took the corporate route, and is now an author. UN Advocate, Women’s Advocate and the founder of ‘Breath of Life- School of Emotional Intelligence. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and lived in New Jersey, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania before moving to her current hometown of Houston, Texas.
Tenaz’s curiosity about this vast universe, its source, and its creations began at an early age. Since then, she has traveled the world extensively, appreciating all of God’s creations and its people. She loves to interact with people and understand their mindset.
Tenaz presented at the United Nations NGO CSW65 speaking about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals with a strong focus on good health, well-being, and gender equality. She is an active member of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), both nationally and in its Houston chapter. Her passions are to guide, empower, and bring spirituality back to have a fuller, richer, contented, and more purposeful life.
Tenaz conducts individual and group workshops and presentations on building healthy mindsets, promoting awareness and open discussions on heart, mind, and wellness and working to remove the stigma around mental health. She empowers today’s women to become tomorrow’s leaders using lessons learned from her own life experiences, unwavering in her quest to discover the spiritual and physical realities of life and how they form our mindsets. Her book The Path to Self-Empowerment: My Meditations with Grandma, is part of this quest and gives readers the four keys on the path of self-empowerment.
In all of this, however, her most satisfying role is being a mother. She was a stay-at-home mom for the first fifteen years of her two (now grown-up) children’s lives. She currently lives in the suburbs with her two dogs, Cocoa and Cinnamon.