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"The Ignite Your Passion Guide"

 How To Get Unstuck & Live Your Dreams


Tonya Telesco is dynamic speaker and author dedicated to helping individuals and organizations GROW internally strong, reach for EXCELLENCE and make an IMPACT on the world they are called to influence. 

As a leadership, communication and human behavior expert and on Teaching Faculty for the Global John Maxwell Team, she is passionate about unleashing every organizations greatest resource . . . THEIR PEOPLE.

She believes great leadership discovers and develops untapped potential to create an alignment between who you are and the position you fulfill. As individuals identify their strengths and what brings them alive, a transformational shift takes place that can transform the culture of any organization. This alignment leads to internal motivation and world class results. That’s true leadership; it’s action that must be lived out through every person.

Tonya is trusted by organizations to deliver relevant keynote presentations that leave your audience energized, entertained and empowered to rise to the next level. Each presentation is a powerful learning experience with compelling research, engaging stories, and actionable strategies moving you from comfortable complacency to results that are extraordinary and measurable.

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Let’s make your next event unforgettable by empowering your audience to lead their lives and relationships, not accept them. Life is too short to play small!


I believe EVERY person has that superpower that can't be taught but it must first be found. But once we identify it, understand how we're wired and take strategic action, we become unstoppable agents of change. We are more fulfilled, more productive and build deeper connections. Let’s chat!

"Tonya is the real deal. Expect to not only be touched in your heart but spirit as well. She is the kind of person that will influence your life and help you become more.”

Robert Rohm, PhD, 

President Personality Insights

"Tonya brings total emotional and mental connection, with an energy that captivates. She has mastered the art of living a motivating life and human enough for the audience to relate. She will spark spirited discussion, provide useful information, and plant seeds for action to achieve your professional and personal goals. If you are looking to start or end a conference with a bang, Tonya is the person to energize and inspire the audience."


Ronda Polansky

Partner/Owner of DiagnosTEX and AMPCARE

Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas

"As the keynote speaker for the Women's Victory Cruise and Conference, Tonya built a connection with the women long before she took the stage. Her energy, passion and desire for women to step into their greatness is real and it inspired us to aim higher. I would highly recommend Tonya to any event planner who is looking for impact and inspiration."


Doris Thomas, Women of Victory Director

St. John Church Unleashed

Grand Prairie/Southlake, Texas

"After being totally blown away from hearing Tonya at a women’s luncheon, I knew I had to have her speak to my group.  Her message was fresh and amazing, and I cannot recommend her book enough. I can’t wait to hear her again!"


Stephanie Lafler

Managing Director at eWomenNetwork Tarrant County

Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas

"Tonya is a not to be missed! She is the real deal! The care behind her words will strike the chords of self-motivation to propel you forward in life. Not only will she help you find your way, Tonya has the skill set, resources and methodology to bring you to and through the implementation stage."


Kellie Westover, Cognitive Confidence

Author, Equine Behavior Horsewoman

Bend, Oregon

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