YMSN Ambassadors

Sheryl

YMSN Ambassador

Meet Sheryl, mother to a beautiful three year old daughter who has changed her life in so many ways. She wouldn’t change it for the world. Her daughter has helped her grow and been her motivation to achieve and do better each and every day. Sheryl’s day profession may come to you as a surprise……… she’s a Mathematics teacher who works extremely hard to educate, empower and inspire confidence in her student’s abilities and to help them succeed in her given subject.
Sheryl is the founder and host of a podcast she recently launched named ‘Mummy Memoirs Podcast’. She created this podcast as a creative outlet that allows her to share her personal experiences so far as a ‘solo’ mother. Her aim is to empower other mothers out there and to let them know that if they’re going through it right now, they are not alone!
She delves into ALL areas of motherhood and uses her platform to reach out to mothers from every walk of life. Whether you’re a busy mum, organised mum, single mum, gossip mum, fitness mum, young mum, late mum, social mum , married mum…. (this list can go on forever), her platform is open to everyone.
She has real, raw and authentic conversations about motherhood and parenting to create an open dialogue between all mothers.

Sheryl

Agnes Agyepong

YMSN Ambassador

Agnes is the Parent Engagement Programme Manager at Best Beginnings, one of the eight Charity Partners of the Heads Together campaign, spearheaded by Their Royal Highness, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In addition to this she is the St Guys and St Thomas Hospital's Maternity Voices Partnership Chair, a role in which she is responsible for ensuring that the voices of pregnant and new mums in Lambeth are included in decision making at a strategic level. As a School Governor for Clyde Nursery and Children’s Centre in Deptford, an area where 40% of children are living in poverty, the highest levels in the London borough of Lewisham, her work is centred around supporting parents and early years development.

As a mother of three herself and following mental health challenges during and after the birth of her second child she created The GLOMAMA Awards, an annual awards celebrating the achievements of mums on social media which encourages mothers to rediscover their "Glow" after pregnancy.

Agnes sits on the NIHR ARC Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health Co-Production Committee and is a founding member of the Maternity Mental Health SEL steering group.

Prior to operating within the maternal health and early years development space she was a Senior Recruitment Consultant for a leading global FTSE 250 recruitment company within the IT and Oil and Energy sector. Agnes is passionate about developing better intercultural awareness and communication within our sector and about ensuring the rights of women, mothers and children are protected.

Agnes Agyepong

Rhonda L Thompson

YMSN Ambassador

Rhonda L. Thompson is 54 years old, has five children and ten grandchildren. She holds a Dual Master’s Degree in Advanced Psychology and Crisis Intervention as well as three separate Bachelor’s Degrees all in Psychology with cognates of Addiction & Recovery, Crisis Intervention & Trauma and Christian Counseling all from Liberty University. She also holds an associate degree in Computer Information with a Specialization in Computer Programming. Rhonda is a graduate of The Landmark Forum where she became an Introduction Leader.

Rhonda is a Georgia State Certified Family Violence Intervention Facilitator, and a Certified Moral Reconation Facilitator from the Correctional Counseling Incorporation. Rhonda is a Certified Anger Management Specialist, Certified Grief Specialist, Certified E-Therapist, Certified Life Coach. She owns and operates Total Breakthrough Center where she provides court appointed classes and group therapy to those who are released from prison and jail and mandated to take classes for Family Violence, Anger Management, Parenting and Shoplifting Prevention.

Rhonda also facilitates Substance Abuse classes for Levels I & II as a specialized contractor with a partnering company. Total Breakthrough Center also has an Empowerment side where she holds trainings, workshops, conferences and individual coaching and counseling helping people to get to the root of the issue, uncover the trauma, release that which no longer serves them and helps place them on a new path of positivity by helping them see their worth and value and transforming their lives. Currently working and partnering with various organizations, Rhonda presents and speaks motivationally with community outreach programs such as Operation Snatchback – Youth Development Program, The Extension Rehab Center – Solving the issues of Homelessness and Addiction, and 1 Mo?, which serves the Southside of Atlanta primarily. Recently Rhonda partnered with Young Mums Support Network – YMSN which is based in London, England.

Rhonda is also a Certified Speaker, Coach, & Trainer on the John Maxwell Team.

Rhonda is an on-air radio personality and operates the Rhonda’s Room Radio Show on Power 108.9 which airs LIVE and streams on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday from 8-9 PM EST.

Rhonda has written and published a book that is about her own life which is in the process of a revision and re-release currently.

Rhonda ‘s past includes a plethora of abuse: physical, sexual, verbal and psychological. She at one time worked in massage parlors and as a stripper until having an encounter with a customer who told her she did not belong there and from that day she left that lifestyle. Rhonda has battled low self-esteem and low self-worth for the majority of her life until she finally had the courage to “do the work” and come face-to-face with her past and release it. Her book is titled “Victory Over Defeat Everytime: Everyone is Worth Keeping” because for so long she felt like she was not worth keeping. She now has a thriving Counseling / Coaching business and imparts into people that they are deserving of love, respect and happiness. Rhonda plans to begin her PhD this year in Traumatology and Positive Psychology because she knows everything comes back to a trauma and her speciality is trauma and how to overcome it and thrive while walking in your true purpose.

She is known as RhondaTinATL and has a large following. Rhonda acted for 6 years and appeared in many stage plays, television shows like Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Kenny Leon’s Movie Steel Magnolias, and she writes whenever she gets the opportunity.

Rhonda L Thompson