January 2020

The Gurl U R Not Alone Podcast was launched.

November 2019

Abbie & Tonya meet for dinner where the idea of a show for women over 40 was born. 

June 2017

Tonya & Abbie become fast friends chatting weekly about everything from parenting to party dresses.

April 2017

Tonya & Abbie meet for lunch to discuss Abbie’s new business launch. Abbie hires Tonya to be her stylist for an upcoming project.

may 2021

Gurl U R Not Alone rebrands with a new look & feel ready to empower women to pivot into the next chapter in their lives. 

february 2021

The show hit 500 downloads.

September 2020

The show was relaunched with a renewed focus and an expanded vision to create a platform for women in mid-life.

March 2020

The initial launch of Gurl U R Not Alone was halted as a result of COVID-19.

You + success = my jam. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a mentor to lean on, I know what it takes to turn your passions into a profitable business. I’ve learned a thing or two about building businesses from my 20 years of experience in corporate America, and there’s one thing I know for sure – small business owners don’t just need empowerment, they need strategy and tactical steps, too. My courses, training, image consulting services and coaching give you exactly that.

But I also know the professional success doesn’t come without the personal. And as a wife and mother … the competition for your time is a real thing.

Here’s what I believe: You can have what you want as long as you’re willing to carve out space and work hard.

When I’m not giving women the practical solutions they need to become the CEOs of their own lives, you can find me obsessing over fashion, chit-chatting over chai and secretly thinking my untapped superpower is hosting epic dinner parties.

communications expert, personal brand strategist & business coach

Meet Tonya

Ever find yourself overflowing with great ideas but have no real, practical knowledge on how to transform them into a legit business? Trust me. I’ve been there. You see, 20 years ago, I knew what I wanted to achieve but I had no roadmap to help me reach my goals.

The journey wasn’t easy. There were setbacks and missteps. Detours and delays. With perseverance, hard work, planning and implementation, I finally reached my destination – success. And I took one step at a time to get there. Once I climbed that summit, I became obsessed with showing other women how to manifest their dreams.

Today, as a licensed esthetician, fashion designer, salon owner and nail technician, I’ve turned my passion into profit. And you can too! Together, we can do this.

In addition to being an entrepreneur, I am a mom to three incredible kids (ages 20, 19 and 5!) Yes, I know … two Gen Z’s and a Gen Y in a single household. Pray for me.

As an island gurl (Trini/Canadian/American), everything I do is rooted in a deep love and appreciation for family, friends and culture. A fierce citizen of the world, I love to travel and meet people. Petrified of heights, I conquered my fear by skydiving and bungee jumping. I’ve used this same no-holds-barred approach to help others achieve their fullest potential.

Here’s what I believe: You deserve the opportunity to visualize, pursue and live your dreams.

And it’s my honor to help you do precisely that.

six-figure beauty boss, expert coach & dream igniter

Meet Abbie


“Wow! such a great podcast for women. i enjoy the authentic conversations between the hosts and guest speakers. really great!”

Words From Our Listeners

the podcast.

A chef for Tonya & a pilot/jet for Abbie

if money wasn't an issue, the first person we would hire...

a. Ball gown
b. Jeans
c. Cocktail Dress
d. Blazer



one clothing item we can't live without is

a. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
b. She's a Brick House
c. I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
d. Run the World - Girls



The song that best describes us is...

Moscow mule for Tonya & anything with alcohol for Abbie!

Our cocktails of choice are


If we could live anywhere in the world, it would be...



a. Unpredictable
b. Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane
c. Full of shenanigans
d. Get out da way

if we came with a warning label, it would say...

How Well Do You Know Us?


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