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Committed to helping organizations, communities, businesses, and individuals master their message and increase awareness for better results through storytelling and branding

Personal Branding

The art of highlighting one's strengths and skills to market themselves personally and professionally to attract the right prospects, clientele and social circle can be tricky. Learn to tell your story and be seen as an expert in your field. Learn to master this ongoing process to establish and maintain a stellar reputation on and offline.

Speaking Engagements

Personally motivated by helping others overcome obstacles and their past, being the best version of themselves, and contributing to the common good while utilizing public relations and marketing to enhance your personal and professional brand, Tonya can speak to small, intimate groups or keynote large events.

Youth Consultation / Training

For organizations and businesses looking to increase their youth and family engagement, we spent time focusing on the flexibility of their service or product to appeal to young consumers and families with kids. With a background in youth programming, coaching and youth advocacy, she helps maximize profitability with this consumer sector.

Moderator / Panelist / MC

As your best choice for your social and business event, bringing out the best in each participant, speaker, and host, ensuring that each do the best job. Tonya will make sure that audience gets the most out of the day or session. As the moderator, Tonya will ensure that the speakers stick to the time, the right questions get asked and answered with the appropriate follow-up and bridge to the next portion of activity to keep the program flowing. She is available for event moderation or panel/session discussion.

Public Relations & Brand Consulting

As an expert in written and verbal communications, Tonya uses storytelling to connect the product, service or event to the target audience for earned media and increased brand awareness. She helps to identify the target market, carve the message and customize the delivery of the content for maximum impact. Tonya can train marketing departments on developing and implementing a PR and branding strategy to greatly increase brand awareness.

Community & Commerce Consulting

Impliment a strong community relations strategy that incorporates various actions to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the businesses and community members. Tonya helps construct a comprehensive, ongoing community relations strategy to achieve greater visibility and be recognized as good community citizens when supporting the increased quality of life in their community. This is great for local and regional politicians, elected officials and for-profit companies. Commerce does better when the community is supportive.

Who is Tonya McKenzie?

Who is Tonya McKenzie?

Tonya McKenzie has more than 20 years of public speaking experience at schools of higher education, local politics, corporate trainings, leadership positions, and community relations. Tonya started early in her career with campaign speeches to run and be elected to an Associated Student Directorship position at CSUN, the president of her Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and President of the NPHC chapter on campus. As an Associated Executive Director at the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA, Tonya co-authored the FIT Kids Manual for the Contra Costa Health Services. Tonya also served as a staff trainer and a CPR/AED trainer for the American Red Cross, training over 200 youth and adults in the Bay Area. Mrs. McKenzie was the first African American elected to the Oakley Chamber of Commerce as a Director where she chaired a successful Annual Almond Festival and Citizen of the Year event. Tonya has coached competitive cheerleading at the middle school and high school level and also chartered Omega Kappa Zeta, graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Northern California. Tonya was appointed and served on the Youth Council for Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover, facilitated & MC’d events for Contra Costa County’s Supervisor Mary Piepho and moderated political discussions and debates for past Oakley, CA Mayor, Brad Nix. Tonya is currently serving as the first African American women elected to the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and serves on the City of Redondo Beach GPAC (General Plan Advisory Commission) shaping the esthetics of this beachside city for the next 20 years. She is an active member of The League of Women Voters and the current President of the North Redondo Beach Business Association (NRBBA). You can find Tonya McKenzie highlighted in the pages of Amazing Moms: Parents of the 21st Century. Mrs. Tonya McKenzie is the author of a memoir titled, A Child's Memories of Cartoons and Murder. This well-crafted book covers her survival of gun violence, sexual assault and substance as a child and the incredible story of her resilience that guided her through various other episodes of violence and chaos throughout her young life. She covers topics that she passionately speaks about; PTSD, predatory behavior, generational dysfunction and domestic violence. Tonya has culminated her work with the nonprofit, private and the public arena to step out and speak up for the empowerment of women, the future of our children and disadvantaged youth.

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