About the Coach

FEMWORKS_LaShondaTyree_07SMALLLa Shonda Tyree, the Handmade Soap Coach, has been making handmade soap since 2001.Her handmade beauty and skin care company, Nyah, began in 2002 and continues to expand her business via the internet.

La Shonda Tyree and Nyah have been featured in The Network Journal, Black Hair Magazine and the Herald News; showcasing woman entrepreneurship.

She has served the handmade soap community since 2004 as a board member of the Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild in the capacity of Secretary, Marketing Chair, Conference Volunteer and Treasurer. Since ending her term as a HSMG board member she continues to remain active by volunteering on the Nominations Committee and Program and Services Committee.

As a woman entrepreneur she also served on the board of New Jersey Association of Woman Business Owners and Paterson Healthy Mother Healthy Babies a local non profit organization. She resides in Paterson, New Jersey.

Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy Instructor

2013 Indie Cruise Speaker

#HandmadeChat Co-Host (June 2012 – June 2013)

IBN New Jersey Director (2011 – Present)

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Social Media (2011 – Present)

Central New Yorkers Soapmakers Gathering Demonstrator – Soap Cupcakes (Summer 2013)

2012 Start Something Challenge Finalist

Central New Yorkers Soapmakers Gathering Demonstrator – Whipped Soapmaking (Summer 2012)

Central New Yorkers Soapmakers Gathering Demostrator – Bath Bombs (Summer 2011)

Awarded Honorary Lifetime Member of Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild (2009)

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Passaic Chapter Teal Heart Recipient (2005)

Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Board Member (2004 – 2009)

Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Conference Volunteer (2003)


Spotlight Member on Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Blog

Saponifer Magazine Blog