“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.”
Tynisha C. Lewis, BA, JD
Inspirational Speaker & Life Coach
Managing Member - Intelligence Learning Systems
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan as an only child to a single mother, Tynisha grew up in the very urban city of Flint, Michigan, lovingly called “Flint-City” or “Bedrock” and those born there were often called “Flintstones”. A "hard" city, full of industrial factories and hard-working people. She considers herself a rose that grew out of concrete - witnessing first hand the impact of drug abuse and trafficking on her community, which resulted in the death of some and incarceration of others.
In the midst of the hardness of an urban, primarily African-American city, riddled with drug trafficking and drug abuse during the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, Tynisha had a mother who strongly believed in grasping every opportunity to acquire the best education possible. As a result - to this day - Tynisha is a lover of learning and an avid seeker/promoter of knowledge, wisdom, and intelligence.
As a child, Tynisha developed a need to understand this big world and what is happening around her. As a result of her curiosity, she was placed in the gifted program at Doyle Ryder Elementary School. This where her love for learning went into overdrive. From there, she continued on to Whittier Junior-High School, remaining in the gifted program even with the associated bus ride being an extra 20-minutes across town.
High school was the same story. Tynisha continued gifted education, splitting her days between the suburbs attending Central High School and the more urban side of town attending Northwestern High School. This was the catalyst for her ability to identify different perspectives and the potential mindsets behind the various sides of an issue combined with an uncanny ability to identify the “middle ground” of most situations while recognizing the diverse dynamics at play.
This could be the reason Tynisha went on to become a lawyer. Tynisha's education as a lawyer, combined with an undeniable interest in entrepreneurship, is the basis of her successful career as Managing Member of Intelligence Learning Systems, LLC - a Georgia-based company focused on helping people gain knowledge. From professional development and leadership skills for women and entrepreneurs to standardized testing & tutoring services (ACT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, and MCAT) for students seeking entry to college, law school, and graduate school.
Tynisha's hobbies of makeup artistry and photography quickly transitioned into full-blown businesses in 2005 where she became known as Tynisha, The Atlanta Makeup Artist, and 1Woman 1 Camera respectively. This is where she was able to meet several celebrities and become familiar with the Atlanta entertainment scene.
After 14 years as a full-time entrepreneur, she seeks to share wisdom and understanding with her audience and define what it means to be "a rose growing between the concrete"! She regularly speaks to people about being their best selves, showing up for their selves so they can show up for others, and DOING better so they can BE better!
Her Youtube channel has 6,000+ subscribers and over 2.5 million views and consists of candid videos while relaxed in real-life environments speaking about topics from personal growth, motivation, cooking, makeup and beauty tips, business growth, relationships, and how to make this life more enjoyable.
Her personal motto is "GROW"!
Which defined by her means ALWAYS in a state of becoming greater in
quantity (multiply all that you are - balanced and building),
size (live the biggest, fullest life possible - no shrinking back),
extent (how far will you run to win the race - steady wins, not speed),
intensity (the degree to which you apply your effort - go hard for yourself so you can go hard for others)."
2005 - 2006: Pursued MBA - Accounting
University of Phoenix
2003: Juris Doctorate/Business Transactions
Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Western Michigan University (Dean's List)
1999: Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
Georgia State University
Special Efx and Bridal Makeup Artist