"The learned soul is the evolved soul." This quote embodies Tonesha Sylla and how she moves through the world as an intuitive coach and creative who guides clients towards emotional awareness and their spiritual nature. Her work's core is in how clarity serves as the foundation for creating the life that best serves our souls. Tonesha is a gifted intuitive and modern-day mystic who roots her identity in the empathetic connections she feels daily. She channels her constant spiritual practice into "soul lessons," workshops, individualized guidance, writing, and other creative endeavors that highlight the connection between creativity and soulfulness. Tonesha and her coaching methods provide a roadmap through the seen and unseen obstacles that block us from deep self-understanding while emphasizing that learning is a spiritual practice.
What is intuitive Coaching?
Intuitive Coaching allows you to see yourself at the soul level. This form of coaching takes place without the influence of your ego, which can constantly create self-doubt. In this coaching experience, you begin to understand your unique qualities and why they are present in this lifetime for you. Your commitment to this process will be the start of the next level of your spiritual journey and, perhaps, even an introduction to spirituality. Intuitive Coaching creates an increased sense of self-awareness and naturally breaks down fear.
How does that show up in the real world?
One of Tonesha's clients expressed this perfectly when they stated, "I started working with Tonesha to foster a deeper connection, a soulful connection with myself. I needed guidance on how to trust myself, lean into my intuition, and believe that I was on the right path. We all have these roadblocks that can prevent us from fully embracing and connecting with who we are on the deepest level in our souls. Working with Tonesha has helped me identify what's holding me back emotionally and within my business and how to move past it. "
At the core, Intuitive Coaching is universal guidance delivered in a safe space for you to discover your highest potential. Being open to receiving guidance and speaking freely without judgment will allow you to alter your perception of yourself and others. Intuitive Coaching empowers you to be a collector of questions in your spiritual journey. It offers you a tool kit packed with manifestation power, more faith in yourself, and, most importantly, clarity. How else can we learn to makeover our souls without a soul-level perspective?
What problem did you notice?
We are sad and hurting, and many of us don't know the remedy.
The percentage of people suffering from depression in America rose from 20% to 40% throughout the pandemic.
The last three years have been characterized by the Great Resignation, economic and social turmoil, a global pandemic, and collective feelings of hopelessness.
Healing was the 'most Googled' term in 2021
It's clear that we're living through a mental health crisis, and while no one is unaffected, women are having a challenging time finding their identities in their personal, professional, and creative lives. Even more acutely, Black women and women of color are often stigmatized for expressing their feelings and may feel pressured to suffer silently through systemic oppression.
And the current state of things was a problem Tonesha saw coming before it became a part of the public dialogue. Tonesha created Emotional Clarity in 2016 as a black woman through the lens of her experiences. And realized, long before mental health was a trending topic, that the traditional modalities of therapy, counseling and other frameworks didn't speak to her problems, her traumas, or her history. Tonesha also couldn't see herself reflected in the practitioners and their tools, which led her to the Akashic Records and the truth that the Records hold for us all.
The word 'empathy' seems to live on the tip of our tongues these days, but the act of showing empathy has yet to become a common practice in our culture. In creating the Emotional Clarity Challenge, Tonesha noticed that people are reacting to their circumstances but not understanding how to interact with their own emotions, much less how to handle the weight of others' emotions or personal choices, or how their lack of awareness of their feelings impacts others. For example, clients at prominent global companies are stressed out, frustrated, overwhelmed, and overworked. While employers are quick to offer short-term leave for unfulfilled workers, this accommodation does little to create long-term solutions for the emotional emptiness employees experience. These circumstances lead to an emotional imbalance and can lead to creative blocks and dissatisfaction. It only takes a search on social media to understand the unease, exhaustion, and emptiness many feel. We have tried to fill our hopelessness with ambition and accomplishments from the world around us, but the missing pieces we seek will come from within.
Emotional Clarity: What is it?
The Emotional Clarity Challenge was created for people with emotions. What Tonesha has learned working with people is that individuals don't spend enough time understanding and deconstructing their emotional landscapes. They have no idea how they feel and uphold their emotions, devoid of connecting the dots to how those emotions begin to govern and dictate their outcomes. Although a valuable mechanism for change, Tonesha believes that therapy does not work for everyone, nor fast enough nor exclusively pinpoint the present and arising emotions. Simply talking about your problems from your perspective is rarely how you solve them immediately.
Emotional Clarity supports and nurtures an environment where one can stop hiding and seek the truth in a manner that goes beyond idle conversation and the constructed presentation of self.
The Akashic Records, a modern spirituality modality, become the thing that helps you understand the specifics of your situation and the problem through time. However, Tonesha’s deep-seated empathy is where her skill truly lies.
Emotional Clarity: Who is it for?
The Emotional Clarity Challenge exists to help people increase their emotional awareness about themselves and others. The challenge allows participants to gain insight through a razor-sharp focus on a single problem they cannot solve independently. Over 14 days, participants view the issue through 14 emotions. Participants are guided closer to the root of the problem each day by answering a simple question and allowing themselves to journal without holding space for their inner critics. Through guided journaling and real-time intuitive Coaching, the impact is a radical release of emotional baggage and a shift toward a heart-centered way of life. Emotional Clarity creates the mental abundance to be more intuitively inclined, consequently cultivating empathy.
Now, who is this challenge for? It's for any person who knows that life is meant to be expansive but also realizes that there are unknowns that prevent them from accessing their highest outcomes and clarities. This can be a business person struggling to align their core beliefs with the services they offer, a mother unable to push through bouts of restlessness and depression to show up in joy for her children, or an executive juggling responsibilities and unable to manage far-flung teams with various needs. Over the past few years, Tonesha has been presented with the opportunity to work with the emotional wellness of school-aged children. To offer personalized guidance to couples who want to form a stronger emotional and spiritual connection to their partners, with singles looking for the awareness that must first precede a genuinely romantic soul match. Tonesha has worked with founders, entrepreneurs, creatives, and forward-thinking organizations where employees can select empathy-centered growth methods aligned with their spiritual understandings. Tonesha ‘s welcomes the opportunity to guide people of all genders, racial identities, and career fields who seek authentic growth and feel ready to practice true empathy in their daily circumstances.
As her client, Samantha, states, "I don't have all the answers, but I've learned to ask better questions. Doing the work IS work, but working with Tonesha means I have the support and guidance I need to make sense of the process; the process of Clarity and soulful connection in all parts of my life has been more dynamic because of Tonesha's help."
Emotional Clarity meets you where you are, and most of us are drowning in the despair of our work, personal lives, and dreams we never bring to life. I want to work with anyone as desperate for change as I was when I began my journey. My ideal clients are people and organizations ready to do the work.
Why are you the person to do this work?
Tonesha's first memories of Spirit are her first memories of life. What is an experience, if not what has been felt and lived and nurtured? Tonesha's passion for intuitively guiding others started long before she incorporated her business and took her first clients. Empathy allows one to access the depths of emotional awareness in all aspects of life, and that is what she is uniquely qualified to coach and support others through.
She represents the Light for those seeking emotional growth and divine guidance on their journey. While spirituality does not have a color or race, privilege and access must be acknowledged—many people of color harbor spiritual wounds related to limiting belief systems that must be eradicated. As more people continue to seek support for their struggles in their personal and professional lives, Tonesha hopes to help her community access a higher dimension of clarity and start the healing process, one session at a time. Many people can do this work. However, emotional support, especially in the workplace, is often compartmentalized, only available during a crisis, and is generally nonspecific. Tonesha hopes to offer more people guidance in accessible ways in places least expected so that people have a choice in their method of growth and healing. We are not a monolith. Likewise, spirituality is not a monolith. What sets Tonesha apart is her capacity to understand the intimate nuances of our emotional reactions.
As a client stated, "From our first conversation, I realized she understood things about me that I couldn't even put into words. She somehow knew me on a deeper level and made me feel not only seen but accepted. Tonesha gets you- she accepts you, and for me, this allowed me to accept and embrace myself."
Having a program likeThe Emotional Clarity Challenge paired with spiritual guidance is a unique experience because everyone has emotions. Emotional Clarity goes deep and provides a logical entry point; if we are authentically focused on empathy as we claim to be as a culture, it's the ideal place to begin.
Tonesha's passion for expanding access to Intuitive Coaching is why this crowdfunding campaign exists. The funds raised will help provide access and ensure the sustainability of Tonesha's spiritual healing mission for all.
What has your impact been?
Tonesha’s impact has always been rooted in offering clarity through intuitive guidance. Tonesha will continue to build and do the work in a mindful way that focuses on how one person's healing can usher in the wholeness and wellness of many. People constantly bring up the topic of learned behaviors, negative patterns, and even generational curses. Still, they rarely know how to introspect how one person's pain rippled through other people's psyches and caused emotional damage. Her impact helps to root those in simple real-world solutions to their circumstances with a spiritual perspective. This helps to anchor those in their circumstances and does not leave what is divine and unexplainable out of reach but pulls it in closer through learning the proper pathways to intentionality and connection to not simply abundance but healing the root cause and redefining the conditions of our trauma.
Helping others move past roadblocks
Empathy focused guidance
Helping empower clients to make decisions through real-time spiritual guidance
Create spaces for community
Help clients develop new behaviors and mindsets (resisting avoidance)
Sometimes, we desire to measure impact in only tangible things; Tonesha helps her clients move in clarity to secure new employment, purchase big ticket items, change cities and find love. However, the most valid measure of impact is the inner balance and peace that working with her provides. Tonesha helps them create an environment for emotional and spiritual expansion – the most significant intangible anyone can really have.
"When I met Tonesha, I was at a crossroads in my career and felt paralyzed about which direction to go. Over the past year, not only has she helped me unravel the complications of work, family, and long-repressed emotional grief, but she has also helped to affirm my soul purpose and gave me the confidence to take the next steps both personally and professionally. I can honestly say that our work together has been nothing shy of transformational." -Phoebe E.
Tonesha Sylla is an amazing soul and wise beyond her years. In more ways than I can express, Tonesha is the first individual who has helped me finally understand where I stand in this world regarding time, connections and resurfacing my gifts as a medium. I've worked with Tonesha on and off for about four years and any time spent together has been enthralling and unimaginably insightful. Through our work together, we've uncovered the whys behind difficult professional and ancestral relationships, best practices in conducting bodywork for health concerns, ways in which I should be managing and using my energy, and solutions-based advice grounded in intentionality, mindfulness, and meditation. Tonesha also has an innate love and passion for helping her clients. She operates on an open door policy, with the knowledge that there will always be a process of reconciliation for new thinking that challenges the familiarities of the physical realm as we know it. Moreover, her honesty and care in delivering the content shared by Spirit make each discussion and time spent together even more precious. I look forward to seeing Tonesha continue in the light of her purpose and feel incredibly blessed to have her as an intuitive coach within my extraordinary circle of healing guides. - Alicia B.
On working with Tonesha at an in-person retreat, clients had this to say:
It was really well done. I've only been to one other retreat for yoga, and it was definitely just a vacation with some spirituality baked in. This was different as we were prepared to be very intentional, which helped us get to work right away. I also appreciated the call out to only say yes to what feels right. That took the pressure off of being social when I wanted to be internal. Lastly, I loved the length of time for the retreat- a long weekend is perfect! I find week-long retreats are too long for me. Thank you so very much, Tonesha. I look forward to working with you again soon!! ❤️🙏❤️ - Holly L.
It was amazing! I would go anywhere in the world for the next one. #growth #gowhereyoureguided :)
- Meron M.
This was amazing; I feel so lucky and grateful. Please keep going and continue all the great things! - Kay L.
How much do you need, and how will the funds be allocated?
To help make this vision of expansion a reality, Tonesha is seeking your support in raising $30,000. The funds raised will be utilized to offer in-person Emotional Clarity experiences with Life of an Empath in several cities (**Austin, Chattanooga, NYC, Portland) around the country and build a support team. This team will focus not only on planning and implementing these events but will also help her scale and manage her daily work to spend more time creating the content that brings the highest value, such as her second book. Additionally, with the help of her team, Tonesha will be able to publish more soul lessons, produce and record the Life of an Empath podcast more effectively and consistently, and assist her in developing and building out more retreat opportunities for all who desire to come and experience her work in person across the globe.
In continuing this work, Tonesha strives to reach a larger audience that will benefit and grow through her understanding of spirituality and her personal experiences as an empath and intuitive guide.
Life of an Empath extends an abundance of gratitude for your support and contribution. Thank you so much for giving the gift of Emotional Clarity to those in need of sacred healing, creating the space for more brand visibility, and for the ability to help spread the message of emotional wellness and clarity and better position myself for organizational work. This opportunity will facilitate growth, opportunities, and beyond for this brand and the global collective. This season of expansion is available for Life of an Empath and those seeking growth through intuitive guidance because of all of you; for this, we can put our hope in the unseen and allow ourselves deeper faith for a prosperous journey.