La Tonya’s unique style and approach make her a much sought after young woman. She speaks from the heart and has the ability to use her own testimony to touch lives and teach others how to reverse the trend. She has been called “The speaker that changes how you look at life.” This passionate young woman, addresses events, school assemblies, leadership conferences, teacher in-services, workshops, churches, corporations, and other audiences. She has over 15 years experience in educating teachers in schools on how to communicate and engage with their students, empowering youth and adults in and out of the criminal justice system. She has served as a liaison between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts to help children who face problems, such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty and counsel parents. Recognized ability to establish and maintain rapport with staff, client, community partners and others. Demonstrated a track record of identifying and acquiring resources to support and enhance organizational goals. Skilled in designing, planning and implementing academic enrichment activities and college/preparation curricula. Over the years she has provided career counseling, coaching, resources, and job seeker services. Identify values, develop possible career paths, and develop strategies for entering a career. La Tonya has excellent networking skills.