Leveling the playing field for the 21st Century Woman
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Welcome to the 1st day of your Empowered and Purpose-filled life!

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 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 myself and the will power to empower other women.

I vow to help women, in particular African American Entrepreneurial Women,  with improving their personal and professional Relationships. 

so today, it's time for you to get clear, focused and to stop making excuses! trust me, i did the same thing and it was not cute. Make a decision that you are finally through with lying to yourself, your Mama, your girlfriends and even your boo. Make the decision to change, today!

join me on this journey to a more empowered and purpose-filled 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


Coaching Services:
Healthy Personal/Professional Relationships

DIY Entrepreneurship

Movement Creation



Speaking Services:
Healthy Personal/Professional Relationships

Corporate & Government Training

Workshop Facilitation

I am here to bring truth, authenticity and transparency to the Transformation process. It's your time, Don't you think?

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



Contact me


Be honest, are you annoyed every time you look at social media and wonder, "what about me?

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 bad relationships at home and at work. 



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

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

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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 on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Huffington Post, Black and Married with Kids, Rolling Out Magazine, 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. She created Books, Boys, n'Cuts, a program that supported President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative, to bring free books, story time and African American men into barbershops to encourage reading in African American boys. Forever Free Books has delivered over 11,000 books to children in need from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, from India to the Bahamas.

In October 2015, Tanya held the 1st Embracing My Baldness Conference as an avenue for women to share their hair loss journey. She strives to empower and encourage women who are living with hair loss.

In 2017, Tanya was awarded Author of the Year in the Relationships category at the Indie Author Legacy Gala.  She was also awarded the Global Smashers Award by Cheryl Wood at the 2017 Play Time is Over Conference.

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 University of Maryland, University College. She and her husband, Don have been married for 18 years and have 3 awesome kids.