Sand & Shores

Communications & Leadership Consulting Firm


Public Relations

We educate, train and consult businesses and organizations to help them tell their story to their target audience and grow brand awareness. We develop a strategic plan of outreach and execution through various media channels, strategic collaborations, and platforms for increased visibility. We work with marketing teams to develop a public relations strategy.



Podcasting & Podcast Network

We can help you start a podcast, get booked on podcasts or host your podcast on the Empowered Podcast Network. Sand & Shores produces 2 podcasts currently, My Morning Coffee and Leaders & Learners.



Leadership Consulting

We consult with our clients to get to know their organization, staff, and stakeholders to develop a plan to coach and train those that need diversity, inclusion, emotional intelligence, situational awareness, communications, and leadership guidance. We work to produce more effective leaders, a more productive company, and able to secure more positive public relations through reputation management and thought leadership.



Content Creation | Social Media | Digital Campaigns

We work with our clients to strengthen their brand, understand their target audience and develop strategic campaigns to increase their social media persona, manage their reputation, and increase brand awareness. We create content, write articles, draft media pitches and craft external communications.



Sand & Shores is a boutique marketing, public relations, and leadership consulting firm. We are solutions-based, helping businesses and organizations tell their story, increase brand awareness, and build a strong reputation.

With more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience, Sand and Shores was established out of the growing need for integrative strategies to achieve more exposure for brands, organizations, and businesses.  We focus on storytelling, target markets, and thought leadership for media coverage and strategic collaborations.

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Public relations and marketing for audience growth

Our clients sometimes have challenges with selling themselves and getting the buy-in of their target audience. Sand and Shores creatively works to solve these problems for our clients. We specialize in increasing the brand awareness of products, services, initiatives, and newsworthy events. We work to help them show their authenticity and genuine concern for their constituency through storytelling and integrative strategies.

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Engaging your community and supporters is what we do.

In today’s digital world there are many ways to interact with your audience, followers, constituents, donors, and fans. Sand and Shores develops campaigns to communicate with supporters regularly to stay engaged and keep the audience aware of organizational events, public appearances, projects, and news pertaining to your business or brand.


Some of Our Partners

Sand and Shores has developed partnerships with the best-of-breed companies to provide a wealth of services to our clients.

StartingPointProwly Public Relations Media RelationsBlack Speakers NetworkRM Specialties Social Media


Dr. Daniel Walker

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Long Beach Indie Film Festival



Red Beach Advisors


What Our Clients Say

Please review the following testimonials from Sand and Shores clients sharing their experiences with our firm.

“Sand and Shores has been a lifesaver for me and my speaking business. They manage my schedule in a way that allows me to concentrate on my other endeavors and continue to grow my public speaking side of the business without missing a beat. They have completely taken over all of the fee and logistics area of my business and it has been seamless.”

Dr. Daniel Walker
Author and Speaker

“Sand and Shores took my social media presence from zero to sixty very quickly, tapping into their extensive network and nurturing new connections to significantly enhance my business growth. Their creative energy and goal-oriented process kept my marketing efforts on track as we developed my brand and message.”

Carla Green
Owner @ Clarity designworks

“Sand and Shores is a great resource for my firm. Managing our social media presence and assisting us with public relations has been invaluable in our growth. They opened our eyes to out-of-the-box opportunities for us to take advantage of increasing our exposure. We collaborate, we discuss, and we execute with Sand and Shores.”

Ray McKenzie
managing director @
red beach advisors

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Public Relations for Your Podcast

” This is how you develop a deeper commitment from your subscribers. Personal connection is everything.”
~Tonya McKenzie, Comms & Leadership Expert

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November 29, 2022 0
Lauren McGee

6 Tried-and-True Growth Management Strategies for Small Businesses

In order to grow your business, you might need to turn to new marketing methods that you haven’t experimented with yet. Exploring different marketing techniques can be an interesting process, and you might be surprised by your ability to tap into new audiences simply by trying out a creative tactic. ~ Lauren McGee

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November 3, 2022 0
Public Relations Audits by Sand & Shores

PR Audits – What are they and do I need one?

We interview employees, stakeholders and other teammates to hear how they speak about the brand. If they don’t have a clear understanding of brand messaging, they cannot be expected to effectively communicate who you are and what you do.
~ Tonya McKenzie, Founder & CEO

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