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Tanya Barnett is the “Real” Wife Coach as well as a relationship and an empowerment speaker. She is the author of Being a Wife Just Got Real: Things I Wish I Knew, Before I Said, I Do“. She is an expert relationship panelist for the Congressional Black Caucus.

She coaches women as they prepare for marriage. She also provides wives with tools to use to become a better version of themselves in order to create stronger marriages and families.


  • Huffington Post Women
  • Congressional Black Caucus  Relationship Panel/Author Pavilion
  • N.A.A.C.P. Author Pavilion
  • The Tom Joyner Morning Show
  • SiriusXM 141 HUR Voices
  • 96.3FM WHUR
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Blog Talk Radio

She is a blogger for Moms N’Charge and guest writer for The BOSS Network, Black and Married with Kids, and

Tanya is an U.S. Air Force veteran and the founder of Forever Free Books, which is a mobile literacy nonprofit. Forever Free Books provides story time, free books and fun crafts to children in low income communities.

She has a Bachelor’s in Social Science from University of Maryland, University College. She is a marathoner, triathlete and an avid book reader. She and her husband, Don, have three awesome children.

Book Tanya for your teen, women’s, single/marriage ministries, and relationship events!

Media kit available upon request.

Tel: 202-642-9949

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