It's never too late to create an amazing life ...start from right where you are.
Tonya Seavers Evans
Entrepreneur, communications expert, personal stylist, Gen-X wife & mom
In the beginning…
If I’m being honest, I hate to hear those stories about people who have always known what they were called to do. Because that is not my story.
I built a successful career in corporate communications and marketing and spent a decade building my bridge to a corporate VP spot. Then one day, I realized that I had no idea what I wanted to do - but this was no longer it. I’m not sure if it was the birth of my son or turning 40.
All I knew was that this corporate gilded cage I had built no longer fit.
I was sick of the office politics and after baby number two, I knew I had to find a way to spend more time with my family and focus on something that was more creative.
Nope this wasn’t me either. I spent a few more years being miserable in that role, declining an opportunity to be promoted and growing more and more unhappy by the day. Then one day I attended a seminar for women in business (Note: always take advantage of continuing education - invest in you). The lunch speaker was a coach who talked about finding and pursuing your passion.
It was like she was speaking directly to me and was truly an answer to my prayers.
We set up lunch and I hired her on the spot. The rest as they say is history. She helped me to launch my styling firm Style Strategist Inc. and develop my blog where I share all the lifestyle tips I’ve learned for women over 40 to make the back nine of their lives the best of time of their life.
In January, I launched a new business venture, with my friend, a serial entrepreneurial, and digital genius, Abbiegail Samuel. Through our company, Girl U R Not Alone, and podcast by the same name, we provide courses, seminars and coaching programs to help women launch, grow and level up their businesses and lives.
Though this year has changed dramatically due to COVID-19 and the spotlight on the racial injustices going on in the U.S, my goals have not. I am even more committed to sharing lifestyle solutions for women over 40 and helping them see that the best is yet to come!