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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

Identity Branding

Learn the P.P.I.E.C.E. & Goodwill method of branding yourself and master the art of highlighting your strengths, skills, and expertise to establish your leadership in your field, company, or community. Learn to tell your story to your target audience to attract the right clientele while obtaining more positive PR for yourself and your business.

Speaking Engagements

Give her the mic and let her motivate your attendees and help them be the best version of themselves. Tonya promotes contributing to the common good while utilizing public relations and marketing to enhance your personal and professional brand. She can speak to small, intimate groups or keynote large events.

L.L.E.A.D. the Way Leadership Training

For nonprofit, civic organizations, businesses, and youth groups looking to increase individual leadership standards and results, Tonya works with your organization to identify gaps and fill them with information, confidence and empowerment for increased productivity, and maximum beneficial outcomes translating into increased positive public relations and fundraising efforts.

Moderator / Panelist / MC

Tonya is your best choice for your social and business events, bringing out the best in each participant, speaker, and host. Tonya will make sure that the 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?

As the founder of Sand & Shores, Tonya McKenzie brings more than 20 years of experience in media relations, marketing, and client relations. Her non-profit experience includes being an Associate Executive Director, helping to raise over a million dollars to open a new YMCA in Northern California, serving as an elected official as a Director for the Oakley Chamber of Commerce and leading a dynamic marketing team for a private club in Walnut Creek, CA. Tonya has also published a Real Estate Agent Magazine and chartered a graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc in Northern California. You can find Mrs. McKenzie highlighted in the book, “AMAZING MOMS: Parents of the 21st Century”. Tonya McKenzie is a child advocate and staunch supporter of children's rights. She co-authored the F.I.T. Kids Manual utilized by the Pittsburg School District (California), established several unique youth wellness programs and served on the Youth Council for Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover She has also facilitated events for Contra Costa County’s Mary Piepho, moderated political discussions for Past Oakley, CA Mayor, Brad Nix. She is a Alumni of California State University, Northridge. Currently, Tonya serves as the President of the North Redondo Beach Business Association (NRBBA), is the first African American woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, holds a seat on the Redondo Beach Police Engagement Board, and the City of Redondo Beach GPAC. Tonya was recently voted onto the Redondo Beach Disaster Council, established to ensure safety and security for the residents while combating the coronavirus crisis. Mrs. McKenzie is also the Vice President of Black Public Relations Society - L.A. Chapter (BPRS-LA) working on programs and professional development for the communications community in Los Angeles and beyond. Tonya McKenzie is available for speaking engagements, workshop moderation, training, and event hosting opportunities.

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