Tonya Irby-Langley is a Minister, ADHD/Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Empowerment Speaker, and Advocate. Tonya is the author and founder of Shattering Glass Ceilings, which was inspired by a personal quest for advocacy, due to the lack of awareness, education, and support available in the black and brown community, as a result of a diagnosis known today as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) given to her then five year old son in 1999.

Tonya believes we should emphasize the “whole person” not just their circumstances. Tonya managed to transform her experience that was once traumatic into opportunities of growth and community. Tonya advocates, educates, and supports parents, children, and their families who carry an ADHD diagnosis after years of learning to master these skills.


Tonya’s heart is for those who look like her and ”cry in the shower.” Tonya is particularly passionate about working with the black and brown community, focusing on personal development, knowledge, and finding your voice. However, her lived experience, education, and work ethic affords opportunities to pour back into the lives of others from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. After receiving her own devastating health diagnosis in 2014, Tonya was required to throw her hands up and surrender everything. Tonya recommitted her walk and was released to birth Shattering Glass Ceiling in 2017.

In 2018, she authored the book, Shattering Glass Ceilings, an introduction of her experience of raising a brown child with ADHD in an urban community, which has since catalyzed several related trainings, programs and empowerment opportunities. Shattering Glass Ceilings, LLC.


Known for her gift of breaking down complex concepts in a fresh and relatable way, through her transparent and bold advocacy, Tonya has been able to provide unique human/social services, which include life skills and coaching from a holistic lens. Tonya reaches thousands of people every month through her face to face and social media platforms. She has been featured on numerous media networks and podcasts. She also provides frequent coaching, self-help, and advocacy on her website.


While Tonya has over ten years of experience coaching, she has a unique skill of working with those who are emotionally distressed. Tonya’s vibrant personality and spirited passion for others are visible in her role in the community as a minister, prayer intercessor, and Christian education teacher.


Tonya aspires to see others achieve their life purpose on purpose by working through pessimistic thoughts, overcoming negative life experiences and emotions, resulting in personal freedom and promotion of self-growth.

Tonya’s bold, courageous, faith, and determination continue to inspire and helps countless audiences become awakened in finding their purpose and voice

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