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About Tardus Wealth Strategies

They say that necessity is the mother of invention.

Tanisha and Chris Souza were newlywed, drowning in six figure student loan debt, and Tanisha desperate to escape her grueling career as an attorney. The Souzas took a leap of faith into real estate investing and achieved financial freedom. Soon after, Tanisha quit practicing law and Tardus was born, on a mission to help others achieve that same freedom.

Tanisha spent several years and dozens of prototypes developing and perfecting a system that could help a person create self sustaining passive income and eliminate debt simultaneously while projecting the person’s financial freedom date – in most cases within 5 to 10 years. Because of the speed in which a person could grow their income, Tanisha appropriately named it the Income Snowball. She was granted a patent for it in 2014.

Today Tardus Wealth Strategies is a full service wealth-coaching company, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii and helping members around the country, and the world. Tardus Wealth Coaches work individually with members on a monthly basis to help them create a predictable system for creating passive income, paying off debt, and planning for their financial future.

OUR TEAM

The People Behind the Wealth Revolution

Tanisha Souza, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
Tanisha Souza, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
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Chief Executive Officer
Tanisha Souza, Esq.

Tanisha is the Chief Wealth Coach at Tardus. Formerly an attorney, Tanisha is the inventor of the patented Income Snowball System, best-selling author with Jack Canfield of Soul of Success Volume II, and author of the Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Investing Course.

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Chris Souza
Chief Operations Officer
Chris Souza
Chief Operations Officer
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Chief Operations Officer
Chris Souza

Chris is the Chief Operations Officer at Tardus. With more than a decade of experience in finance and sales for multi-million dollar corporations, he has parlayed that expertise into helping build the Tardus brand into a world-wide leader in financial coaching.

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Leadership

Lindsie Akers, MBA
Marketing & Event's Specialist
Lindsie Akers, MBA
Marketing & Event's Specialist
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Marketing & Event's Specialist
Lindsie Akers, MBA

Lindsie Akers is our Marketing and Events Specialist. Lindsie brings experience in marketing and a background in events and hospitality leadership. She holds an MBA in International Business and a Bachelor’s in Event Management. Her passion lies in creating exceptional experiences, which she focuses on bringing to our clients.

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Rose Young
Client Relations Manager
Rose Young
Client Relations Manager
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Client Relations Manager
Rose Young

Rose Young is our Client Relations Manager. She works closely with the rest of the team to monitor our client’s progress and improve our systems. Rose is a dedicated professional with 20+ years of experience in a range of customer-facing roles. She has a proven record in troubleshooting and resolving issues to create smooth operations across property and facilities management, office management, and people management. Rose is focused on building valued client relationships and program loyalty with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

Jonathan Frank
Client Success Coach Manager
Jonathan Frank
Client Success Coach Manager
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Client Success Coach Manager
Jonathan Frank

Jonathan holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy along with undergraduate studies in Business Administration focused on Finance. Jonathan has an extensive background in management and sales. Over the last decade he worked as a pharmacy manager. As a pharmacist his highest priority was leading patients to complete health and wellness through one on one coaching and counseling. Jonathan has always strived for financial freedom while perfecting his own personal investments and later added real estate investing to his pursuits. After seeing what amazing results can come from wealth strategizing, Jonathan is excited to share his passions of coaching, educating and investing all into one as a Client Success Coach for Tardus.

Jackie Jenderko
Executive Assistant
Jackie Jenderko
Executive Assistant
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Executive Assistant
Jackie Jenderko

Jackie is an administrative and operations professional with a comprehensive background in project, facilities, and event management. Her established reputation of professionalism and performance have provided her opportunities to wear many hats throughout her work history. She’s a self-motivated dynamic individual with strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities. She prides herself in effectively interfacing with all levels of management and being able to get things done with a contagious positive attitude. Problem Solver. Change Embracer. Get it done-er. Jackie is a results-oriented supporter and thrives in positions of service.

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Wealth Coaches

Kathy Sposato
Wealth Coach
Kathy Sposato
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Kathy Sposato

Kathy has been active in several facets of real estate investing for many years. When she learned about the power of the Income Snowball strategy she became a client to continue her financial education and benefit from the Tardus patented financial system. Since she has seen the results of the Tardus system work seamlessly during times of economic upheaval and uncertainty, Kathy believes it can help relieve stress, and provide long term stable income for many. She realized it was time for her to share the benefits of Tardus with others, who like her, were concerned about financial stability and retirement income. Kathy enjoys helping people realize their full potential while assisting them in accomplishing their financial dreams and goals. “Like so many people, my husband Mike and I want to retire with an assurance that our monthly income is secure while we travel and enjoy the culture of each new destination.”

Sequana Janifer
Wealth Coach
Sequana Janifer
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Sequana Janifer

Sequana has always had a passion for assisting others with their personal finances. Over the years, she’s coached family and friends on the basics of budgeting and debt reduction, but she figured she’d have to wait until she retired before she’d be able to fulfill her dream of being a full fledge financial coach. Becoming a Tardus client helped her to accelerate her timeline and she’s excited to do the same for others as a Wealth Coach! She is based in Maryland, where she lives with her husband, son, and dog.

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Jamie Dela Cruz
Wealth Coach
Jamie Dela Cruz
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Jamie Dela Cruz

Jamie Dela Cruz is a teacher at heart and has been an elementary educator for 15 years.  He has worked at some of the top private and public schools including Punahou School where he was both a tennis coach and teacher.

Jamie has experience in end sales and has been a real estate agent and investor for several years.  Through his experience in the field, he became a Tardus client and learned about the patented Income Snowball strategy and found success in the Tardus strategies even in tough economic situations.  

Jamie loves to help people find success in all aspects of their lives.  He has a passion for finding ways to help people achieve their personal and financial goals so they too can find financial freedom!

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Mariano Farrar
Wealth Coach
Mariano Farrar
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Mariano Farrar

Mariano brings his experience as a Principal and Floor trader on the Stock Exchange to his work as a Wealth Coach based on Oahu and he teaches that you don't have to wait until you have enough money to do what you really want. "The trail blazing new field of patented wealth strategy with Tardus is nothing like the traditional 'accumulation' methods subscribed on Wall Street."

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Sharon Smith
Wealth Coach
Sharon Smith
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Sharon Smith

Sharon graduated with a BSN from the University of Hawaii and has spent most of her life educating and coaching others.  Being an island girl, she was saddened at potentially relocating to the mainland for financial reasons after her husband's retirement. As a Tardus client, wealth building strategies enabled them to become homeowners in Hawaii, which spurred her desire to share Tardus with others as a Wealth Coach. "I love it when clients call to tell me they have gained control of their finances and are reaching their dreams!"

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Desmond Balbin
Wealth Coach
Desmond Balbin
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Desmond Balbin

Desmond Kāne Balbin is a native Hawaiian born on O’ahu and attended Kamehameha Schools, Sarah Lawrence College and UH Manoa. With a BFA in Dance and Theater, he realized early on that his passion would not sustain his lifestyle in Hawaii. To make a living while performing and choreographing, he found success as a client advisor in luxury retail and as an internet marketer for almost two decades. He enrolled with Tardus as a client after seeing his mother's accelerated success. His goal was to create enough passive income so he would have free time to follow his dreams. Now, as a Wealth Coach his desire is to help people become financially empowered so they too can follow their passions and be financially free.

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Tonya Lessley
Wealth Coach
Tonya Lessley
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Tonya Lessley

Tonya hails from the Midwest and has called many places home, including a boat on the Seine river in France.  She is an adventure seeker, wanderer and dreamer extraordinaire perpetually climbing the mountains of life.  She thrives at helping others define and achieve their goals; her positivity and abundant energy are at play no matter the application.  Having previously been a commercial photographer, designer and author, she has shifted to another passion of empowering others to achieve their financial freedom.

 


Tom Canterino
Wealth Coach
Tom Canterino
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Tom Canterino

Tom Canterino is a seasoned wealth coach and entrepreneur with a passion for empowering individuals to achieve financial freedom.

Tom's accomplishments have garnered significant attention in the field, leading to his recognition as an influential figure in wealth preservation. Despite his achievements, Tom remains grounded in his mission to empower as many individuals as possible with the insights and strategies needed to create unlimited abundance. This customer-centric approach is central to his work, reflecting his belief in the power of financial wellness to transform lives.

As a mentor and motivator, Tom harnesses his expertise to guide individuals towards financial freedom, equipping them with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate their financial journey with confidence. Whether he's hosting webinars or sharing his insights on LinkedIn, Tom's passion for his work is infectious, inspiring others to take control of their financial futures.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tcanterino/

John Lin
Wealth Coach
John Lin
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
John Lin

John's journey through two decades of senior technology and product management has been nothing short of a thrilling adventure. An innate passion for guiding and coaching talent within his organizations has been a defining aspect of his career. In an era of dispersed teams, he mastered the art of bridging time zones to make things happen. But then, the most magical moment occurred – the birth of his baby girl. The sheer elation of witnessing her early milestones filled his heart. However, there was a twist in the tale; he found himself exhausted, missing out on precious moments. That's when he discovered Tardus, a game-changer in wealth-building strategies that brought transparency into financial freedom and gave him the flexibility to prioritize what truly matters – time with his daughter. This transformation led him to ask, "Why isn't this vital knowledge taught in schools, and why aren't more people aware of it?" Fueled by this burning question, John has now taken on a new role as a Wealth Coach. He's on a mission to share the power of Tardus with others, offering the keys to peace of mind, control, and ultimate flexibility. If you're ready to unlock your financial potential and reclaim your time, John is your go-to guide.

 


Kenneth Miller
Wealth Coach
Kenneth Miller
Wealth Coach
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Wealth Coach
Kenneth Miller

KJ has spent his entire professional career as an advocate for his clients. He has a passion for seeing his clients succeed. He started as a client with Tardus in February and immediately put the strategies recommended by Tardus. Seeing the success of his journey with Tardus, he had a strong desire to share Tardus with everyone he talked with. “Seeing what Tardus has done for me in the short time I have been a client, has driven me to become a Wealth Coach myself and help drive others to financial freedom!

 


Client Success Coaches

Melissa Manning
Client Success Coach
Melissa Manning
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Melissa Manning

Ever since she can remember, Melissa has dreamed of being a real estate investor and an entrepreneur. Before she got there though she made a pitstop in Brooklyn to obtain a bachelors degree in business and communications and compete as a division 1 athlete in volleyball.

In 2011 her dream began to take shape with her first multifamily property. Over the course of the next 10 years Melissa established multiple businesses and acquired more real estate providing her with a vast financial and business management education. In addition to those two loves, Melissa is very passionate about personal development, absorbing all she can when it comes to self-improvement strategies, psychology, and positive leadership habits. She believes that financial education is a roadmap to personal autonomy and she's driven by the financial confidence developed in Tardus clients as they move toward financial freedom.

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Thien Ngo, MBA
Client Success Coach
Thien Ngo, MBA
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Thien Ngo, MBA

Thien holds an MBA in Finance along with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management from Virginia Tech. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking, stocks, and teaching. Thien has been with the Tardus Team as a Client Success Coach for 10 years.

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Danielle Glenn
Client Success Coach
Danielle Glenn
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Danielle Glenn

Danielle is from Nashville, TN. She graduated with a degree in business from the University of Tennessee and later became a certified life coach with The Academy of Creative Coaching. Growing up, she did not have a true understanding of finance and could never get ahead. That is where her interest in finance first cultivated, and later turned to passion. She now has over 600 hours of coaching under her belt, and combining her passion for coaching with her love of finance has been a dream come true. Her goal is to help people become financially free instead of financially burdened by focusing on the person within. She believes that you have to grow as as person in order for your money to grow.

Tinley Jones
Client Success Coach
Tinley Jones
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Tinley Jones

Tinley has a professional background in real estate sales, property management, and real estate tax law. She started investing in her own rental properties and her passion for financial freedom and financial education began.  She truly believes that everyone has the power within them to achieve their dreams, all they need are the right tools and education. On her own journey toward financial freedom, she has learned that the biggest tool you have to managing your time and ultimately your balanced physical, mental, and spiritual health is money. She believes that financial success is being able to make choices to live your best life. She truly enjoys watching others reach their goals and hearing about the inspirations on their journey.

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Alex Cheng
Client Success Coach
Alex Cheng
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Alex Cheng

Alex Cheng is a pastor, coach, and entrepreneur. Alex is an experienced real estate investor and has been implementing strategies for the Income Snowball within his own finances. Outside of Tardus, Alex runs a video production company as well as pastoring at his own church. As a financial coach at Tardus Wealth Strategies, Alex finds his utmost joy by investing and developing others to reach their fullest potential.

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King Leong
Client Success Coach
King Leong
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
King Leong

King has a professional background in real estate and banking. He is passionate about stewardship, investing, and financial education to effect lasting change in families and communities. In his coaching, he seeks first to understand a client's personal needs, goals, and dreams for the future. To him, finance is not a 'one-size-fits-all' journey. He is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and enjoys reading books, playing guitar, and tennis. He is husband to a talented artist, and proud father to 3 kids. King is excited to impact lives as a Client Success Coach for Tardus!

Joe Ordona
Client Success Coach
Joe Ordona
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Joe Ordona

Joe was born and raised in the San Francisco-Bay Area where he attained a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology from University of California, Davis. Prior to becoming a Tardus Coach, he has helped facilitate, coach, and train throughout his lifework, along continuing to educate and grow himself.  Life is a great teacher and Joe has experience in Real Estate investing and Entrepreneurship.  

Joe founded and started a company called “Marvelous Customs” with which he has designed, created, modified and implemented many video game products that people still utilize today.

Joe has facilitated local group finance meetings covering topics from budgeting, tracking finances, real estate analysis to even discussing alternative investments.   Through these groups, he has coached, taught, and discovered more about finance.  

Joe really enjoys seeing clients, students, and family win on their life’s goals and purpose.  If there are barriers to seeing what is possible, he would love to help in removing those barriers to start seeing life’s possibilities- with some help of the income snowball.

To the one out there needing some help figuring the labyrinth we call life – jump in, play, learn, and thrive!

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Troy Hartson
Client Success Coach
Troy Hartson
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Troy Hartson

Troy’s passions lie in helping people and finances. After 20 years of military service, he is now in position to help others realize their dreams by coaching them through the financial obstacles that arise in their daily lives. He holds a bachelor’s in financial planning, is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), has over 15 years of counseling experience and believes regardless of income or background, we all can achieve lasting financial well-being through education, coaching and hard work. He is based out of Clarksville, Tennessee, enjoys fitness, real estate, helping others solve problems, and travel.

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Shanna Oshiro
Client Success Coach
Shanna Oshiro
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Shanna Oshiro

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shanna always had dreams to travel the world and explore what lies beyond the Hawaiian Islands. Like many others, after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Shanna found herself with a large amount of student debt. Thanks to the amazing results of Tardus wealth coaching, Shanna’s student debt is no more in just 6 years and her travel dreams are not fantasy but reality. Prior to Tardus, Shanna worked 16 years in the pharmacy / medical industry as a pharmacy technician and buyer; often receiving recognition for her friendly customer service. With Tardus, Shanna learned that financial freedom is achievable and can’t wait to help clients use Tardus strategies to build towards their goals with peace of mind.

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Jaimie Diaz
Client Success Coach
Jaimie Diaz
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Jaimie Diaz

Jaimie Diaz is a high performance life and business coach who combines mental fitness with high income business skills to assist her clients with achieving the life and business of their dreams. She believes that having a strong mindset is truly the essential foundation needed to achieve all life goals and pursuits. Jaimie enjoys helping others break all barriers and achieve their full potential through her coaching and experience. She also believes that everyone can access their inner infinite intelligence with proper guidance, commitment and consistent action. Jaimie brings over 17 years of experience from the corporate world with a banking and financial institution background specializing in small business and commercial real estate credit and lending. She is an avid self-development enthusiast who more recently completed a 6-month marketing certification through AttractionMarketing.com. Jaimie is also working towards her certification as a PQ Coach through Positive Intelligence™, which allows her to use research-based tools to strengthen the part of the brain that serves and quiet the part that sabotages. Jaimie’s coaching philosophy centers around the belief that if you master your mind and energy, you can master anything in life. She strives to assist individuals and organizations to embrace the changes needed to transform themselves and their environments. Her clients describe her as an authentic, inspiring and empathetic coach who challenges them to hit higher levels.

Adam Sieg
Client Success Coach
Adam Sieg
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Adam Sieg

Adam received his Doctorate of Pharmacy after completing his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Mathematics.  Despite not having formal education in business or personal finance, Adam passion for personal finance stems from an ongoing pursuit to overcome substantial undergraduate and graduate debt while trying to achieve financial freedom.   His dedication to learning and growing is the result of years of practice and hard work playing golf which culminated in playing collegiate golf.  This dedication continued while receiving his doctorate and continues in his personal finance journey.  After starting investing in real estate Adam became a Tardus client which further enhanced his commitment to achieving financial freedom.  As a Client Success Coach, Adam is excited to share his passion for personal finance and real estate by educating and coaching.

 


Kimberlee Kennedy
Client Success Coach
Kimberlee Kennedy
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Kimberlee Kennedy

Kimberlee's professional background begins with a degree in Business Finance which led to auditing with a Big 4 Accounting firm in Las Vegas. There was never a dull moment when auditing the LV Strip casinos, restaurants, banks and commercial buildings.  Real estate became a big part of her WHY after she got her license and began working with families, businesses and investors. She is a big nerd when it comes to financial investing and financial freedom because she has seen first-hand the benefits of becoming financially educated. She loves being a small part of another's success and believes true happiness is having time to spend the way you want without restrictions. Kimberlee spends a lot of her time outdoors enjoying the beautiful mountains with her family.

 


Nicole Babel
Client Success Coach
Nicole Babel
Client Success Coach
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Client Success Coach
Nicole Babel

Nicole's professional background is in sales and sales leadership.  From a young age, Nicole was interested in all things personal finance.  This prompted her to pursue a degree in Business with an emphasis on Finance.  She has her business degree from The Ohio State University as well as an MBA from Franklin University.  

After a 20+ year career in sales and leadership, she has taken the coaching skills she learned in the corporate world to help people of all ages reach financial freedom.   She believes that financial freedom is available to everyone and that there is more than one way to achieve it.  She loves helping people find the right strategy to reach their goals and build the life of their dreams.

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