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Author & Project Professional

Teresa Newton-Terres (TNT) believes life is a Treasure Hunt!  Teresa is passionate about helping people navigate their project life. 


Everyone has family secrets—especially the “families” of Government, Education, and Industry.

When somebody doesn’t understand their past—their family story—it may lead to feeling unanchored, adrift, or caught in a whirlpool of emotions with unanswered questions. They may feel ambivalent or powerless to resolve the unresolved. They may mistrust the authorities that are meant to provide direction and security. 


Life is a Treasure Hunt

I believe “life is a treasure hunt” because everyone has projects, and it’s a project-based economy. If people don’t develop their project skills when faced with change and the problems it brings, they will be less resilient, more susceptible to making faulty decisions, and more frustrated.

Often, problems are the result of bad decisions fueled by our emotions.


Projects can solve problems, and they can create problems, and the difference depends on making wise decisions as you navigate.

Keep Tracking,
Keep Trusting,
Keep Treasure Hunting

I write, advocate, and speak about life and achieving project success so that you will accept what you can't change and have the courage to change what you can to keep tracking, keep trusting, and keep treasure hunting.

If the path to navigating life and its projects are clear, people will be more resilient and gain their greatest treasures by accepting the past, making wise decisions in the present, and leaving a legacy with treasures.

Life is a treasure hunt, and I believe God is the pearl to the greatest treasure.



Teresa is passionate about helping people be wise and navigate their project lives.




Every family has secrets, but not everyone includes a shipwreck.


I wrote about my family secret in The Mystery of the Marie because everyone deserves an opportunity to understand how to live with the tension of accepting what they can’t change, having the courage to change what they can, and trusting God with the journey.


Through navigating my journey, it seems to me that “Everything belongs to God, and I can only be a responsible steward of my talents, treasures, and trials.” (Mystery of the Marie)

Contact me for a BIO, and I'll share with you all you need to know about my work as an author, advocate, speaker, and project professional.  This will offer you insights into my experience solving problems as an advisor at the University of California at Santa Barbara for over 10 years, service in Washington D.C. building Skill Standards Project for Computer Aided Drafting and Design users for the Department of Education or consulting for over 20years as a Project Management Professional (PMP) serving a variety of industries in 36 states and internationally helping people solve problems and influence success and significance, and being awarded the coveted Project Management Institute "Best of the Best" recognition for service to National Guard Professional Education Center Families. 

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