The Love

Merci, mes amies!

I am honored and blessed to work with marvelous women from around the world to cultivate lives of elegance, style and joie de vivre.


nicole

After just one weekend with Tonya, I made $20,000 immediately, more than paying for my investment… I’ve visited three continents, eight countries, and at least twenty states this year while working and making money… I’ve met with some top designers over lunch and I’ll be launching my brand…!

I had followed Tonya for a long time, and I admired what she had created–her brand, passions, and joie de vivre. So, when I had the chance to finally meet Tonya in person in NYC last year, I knew that she was a woman who actually walks her talk – with style, incidentally. I’ve taken a lot of programs and worked with other people, but I knew that she was the one who would help me take my dream of becoming a fashion designer and turn it into reality.

After just one weekend with Tonya, I made $20,000 immediately, more than paying for my investment. Working with her has shifted my entire perspective. But, that doesn’t even compare to all of the other things I’ve learned from her. She has taught me to show up in the world differently–to put on lipstick, get clear on what I need to do next, and then she lovingly pushes me in that direction time and time again. As a result, I’ve let go of the baggage that was weighing me down, added meaningful relationships to my life, taken “no” out of my vocabulary, and become a solution master (yes, Tonya believes that there’s always a solution that involves a win/win.) I’ve added travel, culture, and play to my everyday life. I’ve visited three continents, eight countries, and at least twenty states this year while working and making money. Tonya really believes that you can have it all and she refuses to let you shrink into anything less. Thanks to her advice and mentorship, I’ve met with some top designers over lunch and I’ll be launching my brand in 2012. Tonya has shown me that fairy tales really do come true!

Nicole Indelicato | NYC | www.nicolecatania.com


Laura Camacho

While working with Tonya, I signed up the biggest “baddest” amazing corporate client ever – to do… leadership training for 3 sales teams in 3 locations… It’s bodacious living in style.

Even though I was confident before, my sense of self-appreciation is stronger than ever. AND…while working with Tonya, I signed up the biggest “baddest” amazing corporate client ever – to do a full year of customized leadership training for 3 sales teams in 3 locations. And a colleague wants to translate some of my products into French for us to market together. I think my increased joie de vivre pulled them to me because I did absolutely no selling at all– they came to me.  It’s bodacious living in style.

Laura Camacho | Charleston, South Carolina | www.mixonian.com


alicia

I have transformed my business and message, doubled my income, and made a plan to bring in six figures next year…

My life was completely metamorphosed the moment I began to be coached by Tonya. Since our first session, I have transformed my business and message, doubled my income, and made a plan to bring in six figures next year with my programs. Who I am as a woman has also completely changed. I now dine rather than feed, have the confidence to travel alone, and love life daily. I have also had the pleasure of watching Tonya revolutionize the lives of seven other women. She is not a magician, but she does help you create pure magic. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with a joie de vivre instigator!

Alicia Rittenhouse | Ohio | Digital Diva and Entrepreneur | www.alirittenhouse.com


ellen

I’ve started a business, spent the summer in Argentina, and made lifetime friends… it seemed like a crazy amount of money… It has been worth that amount ten-fold.

I pressed “pay now” because I was terrified of who I might be if I didn’t get into the Mastermind program. The fear of living a mediocre life made me do it. I am now un-recognizeable to myself after this experience. Every single aspect of my life, and even that of my family, has been affected by what has happened this year–in a good way. The most memorable experience of Mastermind was the first moment of meeting everyone else. It truly felt like coming back to my long-lost family. I knew right then that it was going to be a great year. I’ve started a business, spent the summer in Argentina, and made lifetime friends. At the time of enrollment, it seemed like a crazy amount of money that I couldn’t possibly justify. It has been worth that amount ten-fold.

Ellen McGrath | Colorado


Lisa Persico

I am more ‘ME’ than ever before… I’ve grown tremendously as a woman and business owner… I lost over 25 lbs… FKW was one of the greatest gifts I could have ever given myself…

After the 9 month French Kiss the World Society journey, I am more ‘ME’ than ever before! Tonya’s guidance & coaching plus, the support of the other society members gave me the courage and confidence to step up into a much ‘bigger’ version of myself. I’ve grown tremendously as a woman and business owner: becoming much more comfortable in my own skin; more confident in who I really am + what’s really important to me; and, way more clear on what it is that I truly desire in my life. Plus, as a BONUS, I lost over 25 lbs… the pounds just melted away by incorporating loads of self-care and beginning to practice real self-love, both of which Tonya teaches so eloquently.

Tonya does transformation in style! She delivers the best in everything- food, wine, travel & fun plus, infuses exquisite locations, amazing experiences, deep conversation & fabulous women from around the world which all together, create a phenomenal, unique and luxurious journey. FKW was one of the greatest gifts I could have ever given myself… an unforgettable experience combined with priceless transformation.

Lisa Persico | Illinois


Silky Hart

Had the delightful experience of sipping champagne in Monaco, winning a diamond in Antibes, France, enjoying a dinner cooked… by the chef in Aspen, and seeing the sights of Charleston. How fabulous is that!

Tonya has a masterful way of combining travel, slumber parties, divine dining, and all things fun with becoming clear on what you truly desire. The intuitive brilliance of Tonya and the support of a fabulous group of women will powerfully propel you forward in the direction of your dreams. If you could use some inspired guidance and creative brainstorming in your personal and/or professional life, this experience will be like no other. My own journey with Tonya’s program took me to a surprising place. While I was going on an inner journey of being lovingly challenged and wholeheartedly supported to get to the heart of it all, I also had the delightful experience of sipping champagne in Monaco, winning a diamond in Antibes, France, enjoying a dinner cooked especially for us by the chef in Aspen, and seeing the sights of Charleston. How fabulous is that!

Silky Hart | Texas | www.expressivehart.wordpress.com


Kathi Randall

I experienced things I never would have if I had not seized the opportunity to join the FKW Society this past year… Tonya is the ultimate coach and creative force…

Tonya organized some of the best and most memorable and life altering moments of my 2012. I experienced things I never would have if I had not seized the opportunity to join the FKW Society this past year. The lessons I learned in 2012 will continue with me for years to come. This year was an investment in ME and will continue for a lifetime.

The decision to participate in the FKW Society was an easy one and a hard one… with one part of me I knew I wanted to expand my life experiences and with another part of me, I was hesitant to invest in me!

Tonya is the ultimate coach and creative force – she provides the tools to look at your life in a new way and she is a master at creating safe, loving, yet challenging environments for groups to explore real life issues and receive coaching that will stretch you in new directions.

Tonya is a living example of the the brand she sells. She embodies the philosophies of life that she extols. She is authentic she is perfectly imperfect and doesn’t care. She learns and grows and lets it show. She is real life, chic, beautiful, daring, fun, stylish woman. If you want to learn about yourself and have a great time doing it, then participate in Tonya’s program. It will definitely be worth it!!

Kathi Randall | California | www.greennicu.com


Verena Starke

I joined this group because I wanted to be free… Not only did I learn to be more aware of who I am, I also gained new friendships and an experience that is life changing.

I came to a point in my life where I felt unsatisfied, tired and constantly occupied with working and acquiring accomplishments, waiting for people’s recognition and approval […] And I was unhappy. […] I joined this group because I wanted to be free. Tonya embodies what she teaches and I admire her for her passion and joie de vivre. I knew Tonya from Slim Chic and Savvy, which I participated in. It initiated changes in my life and I wanted more. […]

When I talked to Tonya about the society she mentioned that this would be a life changing experience. And although I have been part of the group for only the first half of the program so far, oh boy, she was right! She has taught me to see myself from a different side, showed me the limiting beliefs I have and offered guidance to change them. FKW is my sisterhood, with constant support, help and advice. […] These women are my friends and safety net, and Tonya is the creative power of our mastermind.

I am not going to lie and say that this journey is easy. In fact, I am constantly coming upon fears and the relentless force of my mind wanting to go back to “old times” (just the way it was). It is this mountain of fears, tears, emotions, disbelief, changes and negativity that is lying right in front of me, but I know that I can climb it with Tonya and my FKW sisterhood. So far I have grown tremendously […].

So if you feel like you need more happiness, satisfaction and/or positivity in your life, then this society with Tonya and its sisters will be able to show you ways and give you options you might not have thought of before. Not only did I learn to be more aware of who I am, I also gained new friendships and an experience that is life changing.

Verena Starke | Washington DC | www.verenastarke.wordpress.com


Laura Wagner

With Tonya’s leadership, love and super-power coaching, we’re building skyscrapers to create our own joy, adventure, art, connection, health, wealth, and contentment (and living in the penthouse of those skyscrapers, by the way)

Joining the French Kiss The World Society was an act of joy, bravery, love, and inspiration and I am thankful every single day for giving myself this gift. The women who were called to this experience with me are my sisters in diving into the “something more” that so many yearn for in this life.

We are going way beyond reaching for just a “little more” joie de vivre; with Tonya’s leadership, love and super-power coaching, we’re building skyscrapers to create our own joy, adventure, art, connection, health, wealth, and contentment (and living in the penthouse of those skyscrapers, by the way).

I look at where I was at the beginning of this journey and I see how I’ve come out of hiding and am stepping into the warm light of my highest self in every aspect of my life. Tonya offered me one of the most loving wishes that I’ve adopted as my credo for this experience: “I want to see you go beyond what you ever thought possible.” It’s happening every day.

Laura Wagner | Kentucky | www.laura-wagner.com


Tonya believed in me before I could believe in myself again. Today, I feel like myself. I know what I need and I trust myself. Above all, I believe anything my mind can conceive, I can achieve, and that is EVERYTHING.

You know how you know you need something even though you KNOW nobody else will understand? That’s how I felt about French Kiss The World.

I was in a place in my life where I felt so distant from myself and I knew one thing couldn’t put me back together again… it had to be a strong combination… like the perfect cocktail.

This is exactly what I found with Tonya and FKW. The love; at times it was tough and other times, it was gentle. The experiences; travel, adventure and most importantly, the luxury. The women I have been on this journey with, loving, like minded souls, strong women to help me see and feel my own strength again… Our own incubator of love.

Being a part of something special, being able to contribute to something special made me feel my worth and my value. Tonya believed in me before I could believe in myself again.

Today, I feel like myself. I know what I need and I trust myself. Above all, I believe anything my mind can conceive, I can achieve, and that is EVERYTHING.

It’s been a gift. A gift that I know will keep on giving, for as long as I live and I will be forever grateful.

FKW will forever have a very very special place in my heart.

Shirley Ann | California | Creative Director & Designer


Connie Cottingham

I want the future to be my very best years, so I joined Tonya’s Mastermind program… Thanks to Tonya, I even find myself touching up my lipstick several times a day! Writing the check was a response to a gut feeling that this program was what I needed this year. No regrets!

Although my life and attitude have been great, I can see many decades still to come in my life. I want the future to be my very best years, so I joined Tonya’s Mastermind program. What impacted me most was being surrounded by intelligent, capable women of so many different ages, talents, and backgrounds. I realized that we have so many thoughts and feelings in common and we all wanted nothing but the best for each other.  The world, issues, possibilities, and limitations have changed dramatically in scale; there is a new perspective to everything. Best of all, I have changed from my covert enemy to my friend – amazing what happens with that shift.  Thanks to Tonya, I even find myself touching up my lipstick several times a day! Writing the check was a response to a gut feeling that this program was what I needed this year. No regrets!

Tonya has an amazing ability to see through stories and excuses – even over the phone. From the first phone call, time spent talking to her always included “ah-ha!” moments.  She is generous with her time and thoughts while being creative and brilliant in coming up with solutions for both business and life.

Connie Cottingham | Georgia | www.conniecottingham.com


Melissa Foster Cook

I joined Tonya’s program because I wanted luxury travel experiences and to blow my business out of the water… My eyes were opened to the European lifestyle (which changed me forever.) It was a beautiful year, full of growth.

I joined Tonya’s program because I wanted luxury travel experiences and to blow my business out of the water. During the program, I developed a deeper understanding of myself and powerful connections with other amazing women. My eyes were opened to the European lifestyle (which changed me forever.) It was a beautiful year, full of growth. I learned so much about myself–in an intimate and powerful way–that I can take with me as I move forward in all that I do.

Melissa Foster Cook | San Francisco | www.melissafostercook.com


Jessica Drummond

Don’t let having a good life stop you from meeting Tonya. My life was great before I met her – but it is already better… She is the bravest most present coach I have ever met… She’s just really fun. It’s a pleasure to know her, and work with her.

Working with Tonya has already (after just 2 months of knowing her) brought me so much awareness to the hidden ways that my habits are keeping me from being optimally happy and successful. Don’t let having a good life stop you from meeting Tonya. My life was great before I met her – but it is already better. I am already appreciating and filling my life with more art. I am already braver, stronger, and doing harder things, faster. I am already feeling happier and more peaceful in my daily life. I am already taking it less for granted. Tonya is an inspiring ball of energy. She will inspire you to get “in the best shape of your life” – as a woman, a mom, a wife, a businesswoman, an athlete, and a friend. She is the bravest most present coach I have ever met – and I believe that is the key to her effectiveness. And, at the end of the day – she’s just really fun. It’s a pleasure to know her, and work with her.

Jessica Drummond | Connecticut | www.jessicadrummond.com


Silvana Perelli

Joining the French Kiss the World Society is the best decision I ever made… The Society has awakened something in me that can only be described as magical…. I can’t say enough what a divine gift Tonya has been to me.

Joining the French Kiss the World Society is the best decision I ever made. Not only did it give me the chance to work with Tonya – a truly gifted coach and mentor – but it also introduced me to sisters I never knew I had. The Society has awakened something in me that can only be described as magical. It’s truly transformed how I show up in the world, and how I show up for myself. And what better way to embark on this luxurious journey than with fabulous ladies who have your back, sipping champagne, while you travel the world? Genius. I can’t say enough what a divine gift Tonya has been to me.

Silvana Perelli | Connecticut | Charm School Head Mistress | www.silvanaperelli.com


Kristen Domingue

If your life could use a French Kiss pick-me-up, there is no one better.

Tonya is constantly doling our permission slips to live more life. She is the embodiment of the question “How good can you stand it?” And then inviting you to go one step beyond that. If you want life, business or love on your terms, Tonya is the go-to girl. She is a rising star in the personal branding sphere – an example of someone whose living her message. If your life could use a French Kiss pick-me-up, there is no one better.

Kristen Domingue | New York | www.kristendomingue.com


Dianna Woolley

Taken up running after a 28 year lapse, I’ve now competed in two 5k events, and this year in June, I completed a Half Marathon in Seattle…

Some of the results of working with Tonya are: loss of weight, strength building, total body conditioning – overall? Building a better body and loving it! Self-confidence, self-motivation, fear of completion has been ousted by the euphoria of completion. Other results? Having taken up running after a 28 year lapse, I’ve now competed in two 5k events, and this year in June, I completed a Half Marathon in Seattle – I’m now contemplating Senior Games in Utah this fall where I’ll complete in my age group – 65-69. Wish me luck on clicking that entry button! (FEAR doesn’t go away, I’m just learning to recognize that it doesn’t usually speak the truth!)”

Dianna Woolley| Washington DC | www.diannawoolley.com


Sheri Sinykin

I have lost twenty-two pounds, given away my “fat clothes” for the first time in my life, and invested in a new wardrobe… I have found greater joy. I have also moved toward my best life by trading a home that no longer “fit” for a lakehouse in another state.

Since mid-May, I have lost twenty-two pounds, given away my “fat clothes” for the first time in my life, and invested in a new wardrobe.  I have always been a perfectionistic people- pleaser, deeply invested in what others might think of me.  Working with Tonya has helped me move away from those habits.  As I release attachment to other people’s opinions of me, I have found greater joy. I have also moved toward my best life by trading a home that no longer “fit” for a lakehouse in another state.

Sheri Sinykin | Massachusetts | Author | www.sherisinykin.com


Susie Borchardt

My spirits have been lifted, my confidence in who I am as an individual and what I want from my life have sky rocketed, and my overall outlook on life is more joyful… my relationships have too improved…

Before embarking on this journey, many of my dreams for my ideal business were still just thoughts. Upon learning and using Tonya’s tools, I have begun to fearlessly take the needed steps that have in part lead to turning my thoughts into actuality. My spirits have been lifted, my confidence in who I am as an individual and what I want from my life have sky rocketed, and my overall outlook on life is more joyful. Because of this my relationships have too improved and are headed in a more loving direction.

Susie Borchardt | Washington DC | www.live-blissfully.com


Toni De Palma

I even chose to attend a writers retreat in Paris and had the chutzpah to ask Shakespeare and Company (a famous bookstore in Paris) to carry my book and they agreed!

Four months later, I find I am engaged in life again. I am also writing again in a new, healthier way. My writing is no longer about the end product or result but rather about the joy of playing with words and creating a story that is important to me. Tonya’s lessons provided me with a kind of structure that I needed when I was floundering. I even chose to attend a writers retreat in Paris and had the chutzpah to ask Shakespeare and Company (a famous bookstore in Paris) to carry my book and they agreed!

Toni de Palma | Author | New Jersey | www.tonidepalma.com


Stephanie Coradin

Life is looking less like a chore and more like an adventure.

Life is looking less like a chore and more like an adventure. Tonya’s program literally walked me towards my new path in the sense that I had time to really think about myself and what I actually want out of my life.

Stephanie Coradin | Business Consultant | Florida | www.stephaniecoradin.com


Christina Velderman

Tonya’s support and loving tell-it-like-it-is accountability were together the catalyst I needed to make dramatic changes… my experiences allowed me to hone in on specific limiting beliefs and… then create new actions and habits for positive change.

Tonya is a coach with unique perception and intuition, allowing her to customize an approach that suits each of her clients. Tonya’s support and loving tell-it-like-it-is accountability were together the catalyst I needed to make dramatic changes. I entered her program with the vague intent of “finding more happiness”, and my experiences allowed me to hone in on specific limiting beliefs and actions that were holding me back from my fullest potential, and to then create new actions and habits for positive change.

Christina Velderman | North Carolina


I thought I was joining a mastermind to help me focus on creating a successful business. What I found myself immersed in is something else entirely, something so much more.

In our first conversation, Tonya challenged me: “Who do you want to be?” That question shook me to my core. Before meeting Tonya I moved through my life doing the things I thought I should in order to meet someone else’s idea of “success.” It wasn’t working for me. The life I was living did not feel like my own. I thought I was joining a mastermind to help me focus on creating a successful business. What I found myself immersed in is something else entirely, something so much more.

Though my journey with Tonya is just beginning to unfold, already I am seeing major shifts in my life. She offers support, encouragement, challenges and tools so that I can move in a direction of my choosing. And she does it with an open heart and unconditional love for who I am right now. Tonya is smart, incredibly insightful, elegant and yes, even a little bit goofy. I want to be her. No, even better – I want to be me! All of me, all out, full on, wide open and alive. She is showing me what is possible and I am realizing I get to choose without the constraints of someone else’s “shoulds.”

Working with Tonya is magical, inspirational, and challenging. She continues to ask “Who do you want to be?” And guided by her wisdom and my curiosity, I’m excited to step into the unknown and find out.

Wilder Hart Hawk | Charleston, South Carolina

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