Tina Laws Credentials
Tina T. Laws is a nationally recognized brand, being an experienced relationship coach, accredited mediator, facilitator, talk show host, advocate, and executive leader with over 15 years of experience. Her experience is vast and extends from community leadership, financial management, facilitating workshops, and advocating for women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality, to mediation, public speaking, empowering entrepreneurs, program development, and client management both locally and overseas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Walden University, and is an accredited Mediator, specializing in Workplace Mediation.
Tina has studied a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication styles and applied these skills during 13 years of working with the offending population in Bermuda’s Correctional Facilities, as a Probation Officer, 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. This is why 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 CEO 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 helps business leaders and staff to identify their personal communication styles, improve staff communications in diverse work cultures, how to embrace conflict at work while also repositioning couples and individuals to pivot their relationships and reposition themselves after a personal relationship setback like cheating, breakup, abuse, or divorce. Her signature services include leadership, team building, diversity and inclusion workshops, teen and young adult workshops, VIP for couples, workplace mediation, and ladies’ night outs.
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 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 is the happy wife of 22 years to Shawn, and has two adult children that she is most proud of, son Mark and daughter Shauntia and an amazing grandson, Arai. 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 to watch a boxing match because the principles remind her that 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.