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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?

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, raising 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 graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Currently, Tonya serves as the President of the North Redondo Beach Business Association, is the first African American woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, hold a seat on the Redondo Beach Police Department Board, and The City of Redondo Beach GPAC. Tonya McKenzie is available for speaking engagements, workshop moderation, training, and event hosting opportunities.

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