Dr. Tonya Robertson of Focused Training Solutions: “5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Manage a Team”

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
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6 min readNov 30, 2020


Prioritize Your Tasks: Incorporating some of your daily tasks into automated systems makes it easier to connect with your employees and team members because those tasks are not consuming your time. Having systems in place will help shift your focus in other areas that can generate revenue, productivity, and collaboration. This will inevitably produce better results and stronger collaborations among team members.

As a part of our series about the five things you need to successfully manage a large team, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Tonya Robertson.

Dr. Tonya Robertson, the learning and strategy specialist is the Founder and CEO of Focused Training Solutions, a company that is committed to curating instructional learning tools designed to optimize performance in the workplace. Robertson has worked with numerous C-Suite Executives of well-known companies to create training materials that will guide their team to success and establish good retention among their employees. Alongside working tirelessly to help others be productive in the workplace, Tonya also devotes her time to organizations such as the Association of Talent Development and Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network. She has also received a Doctorate Degree in Education and eLearning. To learn more about Tonya and her work, visit www.focusedtrainingsolutions.com

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

I decided to pursue my career in entrepreneurship and create my own company because of my previous jobs and childhood upbringing. I felt like I did not have a voice and I was raised in a way where a persons’ path was already determined for them. Starting my own business and going against the grain gave me the motivation to do more and show others that you can always change your path. While developing my business, I realized that you have to be your own cheerleader and not depend on others to validate your why…