Tenishia B. Lester

Author | Speaker| Certified International Life & Business Coach | Certified International Christian Coach


About Me

Tenishia B. Lester is a Certified International Life/Business Coach & Certified International Christian Coach, Author, and Speaker. Tenishia choose to use her initials (TBL Coaching)  for her coaching name, she understands and states that it takes tenacity and boldness to live after trauma and life's challenges. 

Tenacious Bold Living Coaching for Life & Business, enables Tenishia to coach entrepreneurial minded women who are ready to overcome self-sabotage become more self-aware to  live tenacious bold lives. 


Raised in New Jersey, Tenishia currently resides in Georgia. She is the proud mother of one son (another preceded her in death) and a grandson. As a result of experiencing years of childhood sexual abuse, not being secure in her identity or knowing her life's purpose as well as other aspects that accompany the aforementioned, Tenishia made up her mind to change the trajectory of her life. Tenishia is an advocate for counseling and other healing ministries as it has helped her during her struggles. In addition, to counseling and healing ministries, Tenishia had the assistance of a Life Coach to help her navigate life circumstances. Therefore, she knows the value of life coaching firsthand.

Her book Arrested Development: A Journey to Discovering Identity and Purpose was penned and birthed during her healing process. Tenishia's heart behind her book is to provide a resource that gives insight and hope to those who are or have experienced childhood trauma, life challenges and/or lack of identity and purpose.

Tenishia realized that her struggles were not for her during her healing process, but for the uplifting of others. With a heart to lead and serve, Tenishia finds joy in enlightening, empowering, encouraging and teaching others how to execute. Tenishia is passionate and committed to seeing others win. Her compassionate caring ways and her listening ear positions Tenishia as one who is sought out by many to assist them by providing wisdom and guidance in life. Her creativity has afforded women with businesses to create products and services, to enhance revenue.

As an introvert turned ambivert, Tenishia has learned that there is power in her voice, by sharing her story for the purpose of empowering others. Beginning in 2019, Tenishia has been requested to speak at events for others, as well as during her own events such as: retreats, virtual events, conferences, summits, a mentoring groups for young ladies, and a popular Facebook Talk show in the Bahamas. Coaches within her network often call upon her to appear as a guest teacher for their communities, on various topics. Tenishia has also been featured on podcasts and as a guest blogger. 

Tenishia is proof of what freedom looks like and that you too can overcome adversity.

Her Motto is "Healing....it’s a whole journey, not a destination;" one that she is committed to going on with others.


A Journey to Discovering Identity and Purpose

So often, the problems or lack of feeling truly fulfilled in one's life stem from trauma that occurred at some point during childhood. This trauma could be anything from rejection, abandonment, sexual abuse and molestation to name a few. Hurts and trauma lead to the root issue of a lost sense of identity. A persons original God given and purposed identity was perverted due to the trauma experienced.  It is time to reclaim that identity in Christ! As a reminder of who you are, here is what the Bible says:

 In Genesis 1:26 (AMP) it declares that God said, ”Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness{not physical, but spiritual personality and moral likeness];and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.”

Throughout the pages of this book the author takes you on a journey of her experiences interspersed with the reality of who/what God has called and named you to be. the author has included  journal space and prayers in which to help work through reclaiming your identity.

Welcome to the journey to discover for the first time your identity for some, and the journey of rediscovery for others.

Buckle your seatbelt, this may be a bumpy but well worth it ride.


"Healing...it's a whole journey!"

Coach Tenishia B. Lester

What Clients Are Saying

As a life and business coach, I’m passionate about helping others and guiding them into a new phase of their lives. I work hard on developing a personal, open and transparent relationship with my clients, and what they say about my services is incredibly important to me. Read the testimonials below to get an idea of the experiences that past clients have had with my services, and get in touch with me today by completing the contact form.

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Every program with Coach Tenishia has been a life changing experience! Her openness and warmth help you to open up even if you don’t want to. I would recommend her to anyone. Her programs/services are worth every single penny!! Don’t procrastinate any longer invest in your self you won’t regret it! ❤️


Mervann LaFrance, Bahamas


There are somethings in your life that seem so hard to let go, but letting go can be the best thing you will ever do. When I made the decision to join Coach Tenishia's program, it was one of the hardest choices I had to make. I was about to completely step out of my comfort zone and that was an unpleasant feeling. Coach Tenishia was a total stranger and I was not comfortable opening up to her because I wasn’t sure I could trust her. Overall, I’m glad I did, it was indeed an eye opener and I’m forever grateful. Her program showed me that when you discover the root of your hurt and deal with it instead of covering it up; you will be able to live a life of complete freedom. This does not mean that you won’t be faced with similar situations again, this simply means that when the situation does arise, you will be more equipped to face it, conquer it and not run away from it defeated. Investing in Coach Tenishia's program was worth every penny and every second I invested. I recommend her to anyone!

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Tisha Dredden, USA

Toll Worker & Aspiring Entrepreneur

The program with Coach Tenishia was heaven sent for my life. I've gained coping skills that were much needed in my life. My favorite portions were the one-on-one sessions. The investment was very much worth it.

Terry Jeune, Bahamas

Author & Certified Life Coach