Leveling the playing field for the 21st Century Woman
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Hey lady!

My Story: It all started for me when...

I was diagnosed with Alopecia and Diabetes in the same month, before I turned 40 years old. I was devastated and depressed. To cope, I ate more food and wallowed in a lengthy pity party.

When I realized Diabetes could potentially kill me, i decided to make a change. Through my process of losing 53lbs and eventually embracing my baldness, I found my TRUE self and the will power to empower other women.

I vow to help African American entrepreneurial women, by reinvigorating their businesses through providing high quality, tailor-made content creation, project & operation management.

So today, it's time for you to get clear, focused and to stop making excuses! Trust me, your business will thrive after retaining my services.

Join me on this journey to a more empowered and purpose-filled Business life!

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I stand on the shoulders of giants,

therefore, it is my duty to stand up for and with you!

~Tanya Barnett



My Services

I offer two sets of services:

Entrepreneurial - I will write content in your voice to engage potential clients and to create clients for life. I also provide operations management as well as project management.

Corporate/Government - I provide enthusiastic and engaging presentations and trainings that will create immediate, positive results in your work environment.

entrepreneurial Services:
Small Biz Content Writing

Small biz Project Management

Small biz Operation Management

Movement Creation through content



Speaking Services:
Personal/Professional Relationships

Corporate & Government Training


Workshop Facilitation

Over this past year, I’ve had the opportunity to travel with Tanya all over the US. She delivers high-quality content every single time! I’ve watched countless women go to Tanya with tears in their eyes to simply say, “Thank you” because she gave them hope.

Her genuine care for each woman that she encounters, makes her a rare gem to be cherished and in high demand nationally and internationally.
— Tiffany Redden

TEDx Talk in Delaware


Contact me


Be honest, are you annoyed every time you look at social media and wonder, "why can't i get my business together?"

I totally understand because that was my life for a long time. I can assist you in overcoming those challenges that keep you stuck in your business.

I look forward to assisting you on with your successful entrepreneurial journey.

Got questions? Fill out the form below or shoot my assistant an email at Natalie@RealWifeMovement.com.

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about Tanya

I am simply sharing my bio with you, not to impress you, but to show you that when I decided to make "shift" happen in my life instead of allowing life to happen to me, I was able to make a positive impact not only on me, but on my family and community too.

YOU have the power to do the same thing! 

Tanya Barnett is a TEDx speaker, certified Life Coach, healthy relationship advocate(in business and at home), talk show host and the “Real” Wife Coach. She is the Award-Winning Author of Being a Wife Just Got Real: Things I Wish I Knew, Before I Said, “I Do”. She founded the Real Wife Movement™ to equip single and married women with tools for creating strong relationships, marriages, and families.

Through her talk show, The Tanya Barnett Show, she provides impactful information to empower women to live life to their fullest potential in their relationships and in their businesses. She also brings awareness to the unique challenges of the 21st century woman, such as motherhood, marraige, entrepreneurship, activism, etc. She also features women who are making a difference in their local communities as well globally.

She's been featured in ESSENCE Magazine, on OPRAH Winfrey Network, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The TODAY Show, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Huffington Post, etc.

Tanya is the founder of Forever Free Books, a mobile literacy nonprofit, which delivers free books and story time to low-income children in their neighborhoods and schools.

In 2018, Tanya and her husband, Don were featured in Essence.com sharing tips on how to have healthy relationships. We also appeared on season #2 of the Oprah Winfrey Network's new, hit show, BLACK LOVE DOC.

Tanya was also inducted into the 2018 NAACP Hall of Fame for the work she does with reducing illiteracy through her nonprofit, Forever Free Books.

In 2017, Tanya was awarded Author of the Year in the Relationships category at the Indie Author Legacy Gala. 

In 2016, she receive the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Gamma Chapter: “Power of She Community Servant Award”.  In 2015 she received the Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Community Servant and (two) citations from Maryland State Delegates for Outstanding Community Service from the work of her nonprofit. 

In 2015, she also received the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter, “Charles County Citizen of the Year Award” as well as nominations for the 2015 Southern Maryland Women’s League “Community Contributor Award” and for the 2015 Black Celebrity Giving “Rising Star Nonprofit Award”.

Tanya is a member of National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), Greater Washington Urban League, Maryland Nonprofits, and People For Change Coalition (PFCC). She is an American Graduate on Maryland Public Television.

Tanya loves to read historical fiction and is a serious jazz lover. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Science from UMUC. She and her husband, Don have been married for 19 years, have 3 awesome kids and an amazing new grandson.