Hello!  I’m Tonya Gossage!

The best thing I ever did for someone else ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me.  Though it was completely unplanned, my husband and I adopted a beautiful, smart, and sweet 15-year-old girl to help her get out of a bad home situation.  It didn’t take long for her to become just as much our daughter as our biological son was our son.  We put her through college, and she grew into a stunning, successful, corporate woman.

Even before we adopted her, I had already founded the training division for a small bank that I would eventually help grow into a nation-wide, multi-billion dollar company that would go on to win the title of #1 Bank in the United States year after year.  But it was coaching my daughter and seeing the success she achieved in other industries that became a driving force in my corporate training career.  Through her, and then the countless employees I also helped develop, I realized that what makes me truly happy in life is mentoring others and seeing them achieve their goals.

So now that I’ve reached the alluring sunset of my corporate career as EVP Director of Retail Banking and Training, I’ve realized that I don’t want to stop helping others.  That same passion I found through helping my daughter can’t be retired.  If my future doesn’t include serving others, then my future would be too small.  That’s why I’m here to adopt you.  That’s why I want to help you achieve your dreams—because your success will bring me immense joy.