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In honor of Nicole Brown Simpson's memory, her family established the Nicole Brown Foundation, which is focused on the prevention of domestic violence. Tanya Brown has spoken across the nation to many groups including service organizations, schools, law enforcement agencies and shelters, offering help to those who both suffer from, and explaining how to deal with, domestic and sexual abuse.

Brown herself has suffered deeply as a result of Nicole's murder and other personal circumstances; instead of processing her grief properly, she devoted her energy to creating the Foundation, building up a store of anxiety and depression which was unleashed when her fiancé cancelled their wedding just before the ceremony. After years of self-destructive behavior which included eating disorders, depression and anxiety she was admitted to a Behavioral Health Department facility, and she now speaks on the perils of untreated mental problems and her own journey back from the brink.

Brown is an advocate for the National Alliance of Mental Illness Maryland and has been Honorary Chair for their Run/Walk event in Baltimore. She regularly returns to the outpatient program where she was treated and has supported the teen suicide charity With Hope Foundation. Recently she was invited to speak at the Pentagon to civilians, staff and returning service personnel.

Certified as a life coach, Brown has made a number of appearances on local media across North America and also nationally on Larry King Live, The Early Show, Good Morning America and Inside Edition.

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Tanya Brown is the youngest sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson. Honoring Nicole′s memory, her family founded The Nicole Brown Foundation, which is dedicated to educating communities on strategies for domestic violence prevention. Brown′s involvement in the Foundation has included speaking and advocating to community groups, service organizations, schools, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits and shelters, providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Beyond her commitment to preventing domestic violence, Brown has courageously come forward to speak about her own personal struggle with mental illness. She fought to overcome an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and unresolved grief after enduring the loss of her beloved sister and several close friends. Brown never took the time to process Nicole′s death and grieve properly, devoting her energies instead to help create the Foundation. It was when her fiancé cancelled their wedding four days before the ceremony that an emotional tailspin was triggered, resulting in years of self-destructive behavior. Brown was admitted to a Behavioral Health Department in Laguna Beach, California on October 9, 2004. Acknowledging her breakdown and seeking treatment was the first step towards the healing she so badly needed. Brown knows from personal experience how mental illness affects everyone in a family. She recalls her mother saying helplessly, “Do I have to watch another child die?”

Brown has always been interested in personal development and was motivated to do the work necessary to get her life back on track. She plans to write a book, based on the many notes she kept during her journey back to wellness, in an effort to help others overcome their own personal obstacles.

Brown now shares her story through public speaking. She focuses on the causes, recognition, and effective coping skills necessary to manage stress, depression and anxiety. She encourages audiences to recognize and acknowledge the early signs of trouble in dealing with personal struggles in order to avoid overload and/or a mental health breakdown.

Highly motivated to help communities become aware of the stigma attached to mental illness, Brown is an advocate for the National Alliance of Mental Illness Maryland: NAMI/ MD and is their Honorary Chair for the 2010 Run/Walk event in Baltimore. Brown speaks quarterly to the outpatient program where she was once a patient and has supported the With Hope Foundation to help prevent teen suicide. Recently, she was invited to speak to the civilians, staff and returning military at the Pentagon.

A certified life coach, Brown helps others help themselves by providing tools for heightened mental clarity and awareness. She has appeared on Larry King Live, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and a variety of local media outlets in North America.


Tanya L. Brown Speaker Videos Back to top

Keynote Speech


Tanya Brown speaks of ways to find peace amongst the chaos of life. Talking of those who, like her, have gone through a tragic and violent bereavement, she says, “There are those who haven't touched rooms for 10, 20 years, they just sit in a chair and contemplate, they ruminate, they become completely debilitated because of this thing called unresolved grief."

She explains that for the health of those left behind, it is essential to break this cycle: “A healthy grieving process, when you go through it, you cry, you cry a lot, and then you kind of giggle, and all of this, and you remember, but also another side of this, an unhealthy side of this is that there is constant pain for years on end, constant grief… a healthy indicator of grieving is when someone can talk to a loved one, have tears of sadness, but then also laugh at the funny stories."

Warning against allowing grief to take over completely, she says, “It's when we stay in the pain and don't allow ourselves to experience joy, we just need to give ourselves and allow ourselves, to experience a little joy every day."

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Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Tanya Brown offers educational speeches that cover domestic and relationship violence prevention, personal empowerment and leadership. She regards a non-violent, organized and abundant life as a right, not a dream, and she takes these serious, vital topics and discusses them in an engaging and positive style.

All of Tanya's programs can be offered as keynote addresses, workshops or breakout sessions. Tanya is always keen to customize her presentations to fit the needs of the client and the audience.

Focusing on domestic violence, Tanya explains how it can be prevented not just in the home but in the workplace, where it is becoming an increasingly worrying issue. She offers plans for improving the health of employees and giving them a more positive approach to life that will have a direct impact on a company's bottom line. She also offers programs on personal leadership, showing how you must learn to lead yourself before you lead others, and how to maintain well being during economically challenging times.

Tanya has created educational speeches for all aspects of domestic/relationship violence prevention, personal empowerment and leadership. If you are seeking a qualified, experienced, and engaging speaker Tanya is your choice for your next event. She captivates audiences with her expertise and personal experiences of overcoming major life altering obstacles. She turns serious topics into an engaging and enlightening experience. Your audience will walk away with a new perspective of how everyone deserves a violent-free, organized and abundant life.

All programs can be designed to be a keynote address, workshop, break-out sessions. Tanya tailors the presentations and services upon client’s needs.

Domestic Violence: Where It Starts and Where it CAN End!
This presentation is a must for any who want to know first had about domestic violence. Tanya’s dynamic and approachable demeanor engages her audience and has their full attention.

Employee Wellness: A Model for Corporate Health Behavior Change
To better serve you and the needs of your employees, Tanya has collaborated with Employee Wellness Coaching (EWC). EWC is an innovative health behavior change model sought by progressive corporations dedicated to promoting employees to be both effective and fulfilled.

L.I.F.E. Coaching - Living is for Everyone!
You alone have the power to change anything in your life. You can attain all that you have ever wanted and desired in your life. All you have to do is believe in yourself and believe in the ability to change. As your coach, Tanya will help you design a L.I.F.E. plan that will give you the direction you need to live a congruent life, ensuring all areas are in balance.

Mental Health and Well-Being
Tanya emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the self as a whole: mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. Our attitudes have a tremendous impact on our health and wellness. It is imperative that each of us learn how to COPE not just DEAL with life’s challenges to experience a healthy and balanced life.

When Domestic Violence Comes into the Workplace
Corporate America is beginning to recognize that domestic violence is not just a personal and domesticated issue. They are beginning to understand that most likely there is a victim of domestic violence working for them and that their perpetrators harass and threaten them during work hours. As a result, it affects their bottom line in loss productivity and puts others in danger.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way: A Triumphant and Inspiring Message About the Value Of Life
In this 45-60 minute program, Tanya inspires the audience by sharing her own personal story of struggles while taking you through her heartbreaking journey during the time of her sister’s brutal murder. You′ll discover the necessary tools for change and survival she learned throughout her hospital stay for depression and how they have become a daily practice for her.

Personal Leadership: Lead Yourself First then Others
If you are constantly putting others in front of yourself then you are bound to experience a burnout. You have to take care of yourself and lead yourself first before you can reach out to others. This presentation guides shows you how to get in touch with your value system, set goals, remember your goals, problem solve, identify roadblocks, overcome roadblocks and resist those things that don’t further your dreams.

Relationship Violence Prevention: What Every Student Must Know
In this 45 minute presentation, Tanya discusses where a violent relationship starts and where it CAN end. It may not start with a bruise. It may instead begin with emotional trauma. Tanya opens up and shares her own personal stories, as well as diary entries from her sister Nicole.

Focusing too Much on the Economy and not Your Well-Being
Taking care of yourself during this challenging time is essential! Sadly, the economy is affecting many areas in a person’s life. Not only are people losing their homes, jobs and family; many are becoming more mentally challenged than ever before. Statistics show that depression, suicide and domestic violence are on the rise. Furthermore, studies show that more people than ever need assistance to get through it all. There are coping strategies that are proven to work. I am here to help you ONLY if you want to be helped and are willing to be disciplined enough to make lifestyle changes. I have attached an article for you to read. Please review it and understand that this is a serious issue in today’s world. Don’t let the economy get the best of you.



Tanya L. Brown Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    “As a professor in the Master’s Program, I taught a class on Domestic Violence and invited Tanya as a guest speaker. The class said that Tanya’s talk was the best thing about the class aside from the role plays. She has a great presence that is non-threatening and energetic at the same time. She is very knowledgeable on the topic and taught the class a lot. The class came away with the idea that intimate partner abuse can happen to anyone and that it is important to make your own emotional and physical safety a priority.”
    Julie Olson, Ph.D.,
    Argosy University,
    Masters of Psychology Program

    “Tanya has helped me reorganize my perception of experience with my wife losing her memory. I no longer despair over what has been lost, but rather anticipate, with eagerness and hope, what can yet be. Tanya has shown me that if I am always looking at the past, I turn my back on the future. Hence, I was blind to change. Hope rather than depression, now guides me. Her wisdom, and her warmth have forever altered me.”
    David Schnur,
    Newport Beach, CA

    “I am very proud of the excellent work that you are doing in your community. With your commitment to domestic violence research and assistance, significant progress has been achieved. Thanks to you, victims of domestic violence have more options and safe havens to turn to in times of need.”
    Loretta Sanchez,
    Member of Congress

    “Everyone felt more than just tears. It’s time to get involved!”
    Del Mar Times,
    Del Mar, CA

    “Tanya’s message was not only well perceived by our women students, but our male students as well. She sticks to the facts and the issues of domestic violence and does not come across as a male basher.”
    Tim Susick,
    Dean for Student Development,
    California University of Pennsylvania

    “Tanya captivated her audience as they sat on the edge of their seats. She projects such passion and exudes enthusiasm. I was so impressed with her ability to spread the word about domestic violence and saving lives, emotionally as well as physically. She filled her presentation with examples, grounded knowledge about her subject matter, and genuine concern for all victims. Tanya used no script, but rather some notes. She truly does speak from the heart. This is why she is so powerful and persuasive. Victims everywhere will benefit from her words.”
    Tracy M. Prior.
    Deputy District Attorney,
    Family Protection Division,
    Vista, CA

    “Your personal style and warmth radiates. It is apparent that you care about people. Many people in attendance were inspired by your passion.”
    Laura Paciorek




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    “As a professor in the Master’s Program, I taught a class on Domestic Violence and invited Tanya as a guest speaker. The class said that Tanya’s talk was the best thing about the class aside from the role plays. She has a great presence that is non-threatening and energetic at the same time. She is very knowledgeable on the topic and taught the class a lot. The class came away with the idea that intimate partner abuse can happen to anyone and that it is important to make your own emotional and physical safety a priority.”
    Julie Olson, Ph.D.,
    Argosy University,
    Masters of Psychology Program

    “Tanya has helped me reorganize my perception of experience with my wife losing her memory. I no longer despair over what has been lost, but rather anticipate, with eagerness and hope, what can yet be. Tanya has shown me that if I am always looking at the past, I turn my back on the future. Hence, I was blind to change. Hope rather than depression, now guides me. Her wisdom, and her warmth have forever altered me.”
    David Schnur,
    Newport Beach, CA

    “I am very proud of the excellent work that you are doing in your community. With your commitment to domestic violence research and assistance, significant progress has been achieved. Thanks to you, victims of domestic violence have more options and safe havens to turn to in times of need.”
    Loretta Sanchez,
    Member of Congress

    “Everyone felt more than just tears. It’s time to get involved!”
    Del Mar Times,
    Del Mar, CA

    “Tanya’s message was not only well perceived by our women students, but our male students as well. She sticks to the facts and the issues of domestic violence and does not come across as a male basher.”
    Tim Susick,
    Dean for Student Development,
    California University of Pennsylvania

    “Tanya captivated her audience as they sat on the edge of their seats. She projects such passion and exudes enthusiasm. I was so impressed with her ability to spread the word about domestic violence and saving lives, emotionally as well as physically. She filled her presentation with examples, grounded knowledge about her subject matter, and genuine concern for all victims. Tanya used no script, but rather some notes. She truly does speak from the heart. This is why she is so powerful and persuasive. Victims everywhere will benefit from her words.”
    Tracy M. Prior.
    Deputy District Attorney,
    Family Protection Division,
    Vista, CA

    “Your personal style and warmth radiates. It is apparent that you care about people. Many people in attendance were inspired by your passion.”
    Laura Paciorek


Tanya has created educational speeches for all aspects of domestic/relationship violence prevention, personal empowerment and leadership. If you are seeking a qualified, experienced, and engaging speaker Tanya is your choice for your next event. She captivates audiences with her expertise and personal experiences of overcoming major life altering obstacles. She turns serious topics into an engaging and enlightening experience. Your audience will walk away with a new perspective of how everyone deserves a violent-free, organized and abundant life.

All programs can be designed to be a keynote address, workshop, break-out sessions. Tanya tailors the presentations and services upon client’s needs.

Domestic Violence: Where It Starts and Where it CAN End!
This presentation is a must for any who want to know first had about domestic violence. Tanya’s dynamic and approachable demeanor engages her audience and has their full attention.

Employee Wellness: A Model for Corporate Health Behavior Change
To better serve you and the needs of your employees, Tanya has collaborated with Employee Wellness Coaching (EWC). EWC is an innovative health behavior change model sought by progressive corporations dedicated to promoting employees to be both effective and fulfilled.

L.I.F.E. Coaching - Living is for Everyone!
You alone have the power to change anything in your life. You can attain all that you have ever wanted and desired in your life. All you have to do is believe in yourself and believe in the ability to change. As your coach, Tanya will help you design a L.I.F.E. plan that will give you the direction you need to live a congruent life, ensuring all areas are in balance.

Mental Health and Well-Being
Tanya emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the self as a whole: mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. Our attitudes have a tremendous impact on our health and wellness. It is imperative that each of us learn how to COPE not just DEAL with life’s challenges to experience a healthy and balanced life.

When Domestic Violence Comes into the Workplace
Corporate America is beginning to recognize that domestic violence is not just a personal and domesticated issue. They are beginning to understand that most likely there is a victim of domestic violence working for them and that their perpetrators harass and threaten them during work hours. As a result, it affects their bottom line in loss productivity and puts others in danger.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way: A Triumphant and Inspiring Message About the Value Of Life
In this 45-60 minute program, Tanya inspires the audience by sharing her own personal story of struggles while taking you through her heartbreaking journey during the time of her sister’s brutal murder. You′ll discover the necessary tools for change and survival she learned throughout her hospital stay for depression and how they have become a daily practice for her.

Personal Leadership: Lead Yourself First then Others
If you are constantly putting others in front of yourself then you are bound to experience a burnout. You have to take care of yourself and lead yourself first before you can reach out to others. This presentation guides shows you how to get in touch with your value system, set goals, remember your goals, problem solve, identify roadblocks, overcome roadblocks and resist those things that don’t further your dreams.

Relationship Violence Prevention: What Every Student Must Know
In this 45 minute presentation, Tanya discusses where a violent relationship starts and where it CAN end. It may not start with a bruise. It may instead begin with emotional trauma. Tanya opens up and shares her own personal stories, as well as diary entries from her sister Nicole.

Focusing too Much on the Economy and not Your Well-Being
Taking care of yourself during this challenging time is essential! Sadly, the economy is affecting many areas in a person’s life. Not only are people losing their homes, jobs and family; many are becoming more mentally challenged than ever before. Statistics show that depression, suicide and domestic violence are on the rise. Furthermore, studies show that more people than ever need assistance to get through it all. There are coping strategies that are proven to work. I am here to help you ONLY if you want to be helped and are willing to be disciplined enough to make lifestyle changes. I have attached an article for you to read. Please review it and understand that this is a serious issue in today’s world. Don’t let the economy get the best of you.


Keynote Speech


Tanya Brown speaks of ways to find peace amongst the chaos of life. Talking of those who, like her, have gone through a tragic and violent bereavement, she says, “There are those who haven't touched rooms for 10, 20 years, they just sit in a chair and contemplate, they ruminate, they become completely debilitated because of this thing called unresolved grief."

She explains that for the health of those left behind, it is essential to break this cycle: “A healthy grieving process, when you go through it, you cry, you cry a lot, and then you kind of giggle, and all of this, and you remember, but also another side of this, an unhealthy side of this is that there is constant pain for years on end, constant grief… a healthy indicator of grieving is when someone can talk to a loved one, have tears of sadness, but then also laugh at the funny stories."

Warning against allowing grief to take over completely, she says, “It's when we stay in the pain and don't allow ourselves to experience joy, we just need to give ourselves and allow ourselves, to experience a little joy every day."

Keynote Speech


Casual Speech