It’s not where you come from…
where you’re going.
The headline of my life could have read
“Homeless in Detroit – The Teenage Mom Who Gave Up.”
But I knew I was made for more.
My past is nothing shy of dark, hopeless and shattered. The labels I wore on my forehead read:
“Daughter of an Addict” – “High School Dropout” – “Homeless at 15” – “Teen Mom”
At the age of fifteen, I hit my own “rock bottom” … I felt like I was stuck in a life I didn’t ask for. My mom was addicted to heroin, my dad threw me out of the house and I was living on the streets of Detroit, hanging out with gangs and sneaking into biker bars.
Right before my sixteenth birthday, my mom passed away. That time of my life was so dark that there’s months I blocked out and don’t remember. What I know for sure, though, is that if I hadn’t gotten pregnant, I probably wouldn’t be here today. Becoming a mom gave me something to live for. Something bigger than myself.
That was the switch that flipped in my head. Suddenly it was like the fog was lifted and I knew that everything I had been through was for a reason—it was to help others. In a single moment I knew that I was meant for more—that I was going to be a great mom, that I was going to be successful and that I was going to help others. That mentality is what started me on the course to become a coach.
Yes, I got a crash course in the world of hard knocks at a young age. But I wouldn’t change it for the world, because what those experiences taught me how to reprogram my mindset and thrive in life, despite the circumstanced handed to you.
Because no matter what you are trying to accomplish in life, if you’re going to make it. . .
You’ve got to believe in yourself
I came from a world that told me I was a nobody and that I’d never be anyone special. Growing up, I struggled to fit in and tried my best to fly under the radar so that people would like me. I was terrified of being judged, rejected and left out.
Those feelings never went away. But I no longer let those feelings drive my decisions. Instead, I feel the fear and I take action anyway.
Life and business aren’t all that different—they both require you to get uncomfortable if you want to change.
Both require you to rock your badassery skills if you want to be successful and both reward you BIG TIME when you do!
Today, I am living my best life—I’m married to the man of my dreams, I have three amazing boys and a successful business that fills my heart with joy—because I decided that I was enough. I knew I wanted to help people and so I invested in the things I need to learn and I took action to build the business that I dreamed of, even though it was scary as hell!
I learned that if I believed in myself and kept going, the universe would always have my back.
I want to teach you everything I know about building a business that truly makes a difference in the world and gives you the financial freedom to live a life you love. But more than anything, I want you to know. . .
You are amazing. You are qualified to do this work. And you are worthy and deserving of money, freedom and success.
You deserve a business that lights you up and a life you’re beyond excited to wake up to everyday.
And you don’t have to wait until you’re “ready” to get it. You can start right now. You’re as ready as you’ll ever be. You were born ready. You’ve been preparing for this your entire life and now is the time to take action!
Hi, I’m Tonya.
sBusiness coach, best-selling author, podcast host and mindset expert. I’m also a total empath (I wear my emotions on the outside), a dog-rescuer, mom to 3 boys, wife to a guy who is as funny as he is handsome, and for fun, I read nerdy business books, shop at the woo store (I’m a spirit junkie!) and pin recipes on Pinterest that I’ll probably never make. The beach is my happy place (even though I live in Michigan), love connecting with people and I truly believe that everyone has a superpower that is meant to be shared with the world.
My superpower is helping others tap into the confidence they didn’t know they had and master the strategy and skills to build a business that lights them up, makes a ton of money and changes the world!
I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I used to go door-to-door selling handmade crafts to my neighbors, I sold friendship bracelets from a refrigerator box in my driveway and my favorite games to play were either “store” or “school” (I also loved teaching).
My first successful business was as an interior designer, where I learned the ropes of building a relationship-centric business and also discovered my love for business coaching (my clients were mostly business women and I loved helping them master their money mindset, solve marketing problems and create growth strategies). I loved it so much that, in 2015, I started coaching full time and never looked back. This is my soul’s purpose and I love every second of it!
Building two multiple six-figure businesses and coaching hundreds of women has taught me that your success will always depend on how 2 things: how strongly you believe in yourself and the actions you are brave enough to take!
When you believe the self-doubt and let the fear take over, you end up procrastinating, avoiding taking action and downplaying your natural gifts (we’ve all done that, but for the love of God, we’ve got to stop!).
Having unconditional love for yourself, focusing your energy on what you want to achieve and actually going for it. . . THAT’S the secret to building a profitable business and living a life you love!
When you love and accept yourself for who you are—and you stop worrying about what others think and build the confidence to take action toward your dreams—everything clicks into place and all your desires start to manifest easily—a successful business, money, and the joy of fulfilling your purpose and making an impact.
There are two things you need to succeed in business. . .
A Badass Mindset and a Powerful Strategy!
When we work together, I’ll help you create a professional brand and authentic marketing strategy for you business along with an action plan that you’re excited about and moves you from where you are now to where you want to be. And I’ll hold you accountable and support you every step along the way to make sure you get there!
In as little as three months, we can make massive shifts in your business so you can start getting the results you desire!
I’ll help you build a business that fits your personality, so you can do what you love, make enough money to live your dream life (while still having a life!).
My ultimate goal is to help you get clear on exactly what to do to grow your business in what order (and what is unnecessary or can wait until it makes sense), build the confidence to position yourself as the expert you are and create crazy awesome cash flow that allows you to live your dreams and make the impact you are here to make.
If you’re ready. . .