Tina went on to work as an Executive Director in a non-profit organization and saw first hand the communication challenges in today’s workplace and how conflict could easily be avoided and resolved if people had the right training and skills. Tina now facilitates workshops, speaks globally on communication in the workplace and coaches intimate couples on healthy conflict resolution and effective communication in today’s world. She is passionate about teaching how healthy conflict resolution and effective communication is key to better relationships at home, at work and in the world!
Tina T. Laws is a nationally recognized brand, with extensive experience in community leadership, mediation, relationship and intimacy coach, public speaking, advocating for women’s and girls’ rights, facilitating workshops and co-producer and talk show host on Channel82.bm television. She has studied a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication styles, which she mastered during her years of working with the offending population in Bermuda. Tina now uses this experience to coach women and couples and leaders and teams on effective communication. The Love Compass (formally Under Konstruction), her business, provides services to individuals, couples, corporate leaders and organizations, to get better relationships using healthy conflict resolution and communication.
Tina has studied a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication styles and applied these skills during 8 years of working with the offending population in Bermuda’s Correctional Facilities, government department as Probation Officer, and experience as an Education Therapist in the Bermuda Public School System, and beyond. She saw that the key to successful communication lay in understanding the cultural background of each person. This built trust and respect and allowed for conflict to be resolved and healthy relationships created. Additionally, Tina has spent the last 15-plus years coaching professional women, couples and victims of domestic violence to have better relationships. During her initial dabbling on social media, she was invited by Lamone Woods of Crimson Multimedia to be a Bermuda Television talk show host, her show which she co-produced is called “Relationship Theory” and episodes still can be seen today on Channel 82 and her YouTube channel, with Season 2 to air later this year. As a distinguished passionate, charismatic, and engaging public speaker, Tina can be seen speaking on panels and facilitating workshops for schools, nonprofits, and corporations, featured on international podcasts, and has been published in the media on the Royal Gazette, Bernews, Bermudian Magazine, Magic 107.5 radio, and SheHubtv among others. Her most recent accomplishment was being a keynote speaker at Tuskegee University. Tina was most notably selected as a 2019 recipient for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) which is the U.S Department of State’s premier professional exchange program that selects professional emerging leaders from around the world to the United States.
Tina is the founder of Under Konstruction, a business she started in 2016 as a response to the high demand for domestic violence, abuse, and relationship challenges women face. It started back then as a service that helped women and couples who want better- by owning their positions to have better relationships. Tina gives them the tools to express themselves authentically and ways to develop healthier boundaries in the relationship. As a teen domestic violence survivor, then insecure single parent, Tina had to OWN IT, empower herself, and learn to not bring baggage to a new marriage by OWNING it and utilizing the same tools she now teaches her clients. Fast forward to 2022, Under Konstruction has expanded and transformed to also help corporate leaders, organizations, individuals, couples, and teens globally communicate effectively in our diverse world. Tina teaches business leaders and staff how to address and overcome conflict. As a relationship and intimacy coach, she enjoys teaching couples and women healthy conflict resolution and effective communication.
As a nonprofit leader, community facilitator, and advocate, Tina knows the power of giving back to her community and has been publicly recognized and awarded by Bermuda Government leaders for her service. She speaks and has sat on boards and committees to give back, some include The Gender Affairs Council – Committee Member, The Transformational Living Centre – Steering Committee member, Teen Service Awards Committee Member, SCARS Facilitator, The Centre Against Abuse – Domestic Violence; Anger Management, Grief, and Forgiveness co- facilitator, The Lifeline – Lifers group at the Westgate Correctional Facility committee member, and with The Abuse Center for both Women and Children, and Domestic Abuse Centre for Women and Children.
Family is most important to Tina, she has been happily married to Shawn since 2000, and has two adult children that she is most proud of, son Mark and daughter Shauntia and two amazing grandchildren, Arai and Ahrya. She is also the daughter that still runs to her mom, Alvere for advice. One of her hobbies includes traveling because she loves the freedom to explore different cultures, people, clothing, and experiences. Tina loves one sport, and that’s boxing. Watching a boxing match reminds her of the principles in life, no matter how many times you get knocked on the ropes or down, you can get back up and fight an honest round for your title. She loves the Lord and credits her personal and professional accomplishments a success through Him.