Tanya Barnett, affectionately known as the “Real” Wife Coach, is a relationship and 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 gives women the tools they need to navigate their personal renewal and transformation. They receive one-on-one coaching to empower them to create a healthy mental, emotional and spiritual environment.

She coaches women in preparation 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

  • Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association

  • Howard University

  • 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 contributing writer for Black and Married with Kids and guest writer for The BOSS Network.

Tanya is a 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 the University of Maryland, University College. She is a marathoner, triathlete, and an avid book reader. She and her husband, Don, have three awesome children.

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