Family Connection

I’m thrilled to welcome our first Mother-Daughter duo to the podcast today. Quyionah Wingfield and her daughter Serenity are entrepreneurs. They’ve written books, launched online dance classes, and now their first family game app. All their ventures have a common theme–building family connection. You can find Qui and Serenity here:

Quyionah Wingfield, mother of two, founder, creator and CEO of Cool Moms Dance Too! (CMDToo!), founder and host of Set An Intention For Your Day Morning show is a family health and wellness provider and advocate. Quyionah Wingfield co-founded CMDToo! an organization that focuses on family dance wellness and play to help improve physical and mental health for mothers and their children. Quyionah studied Psychology at Georgia State University and is an AFAA/NASM certified fitness instructor and CEU training provider. In 2018 Quyionah was an award recipient for Atlanta’s A3C Action Summit for Social Justice for her work addressing health disparities, health education and equity. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School’s Start:ME accelerator awarded Cool Moms Dance Too! for their business strategy and outstanding local community work. Quyionah successfully completed The Center for Civic Innovation and Sara Blakely Foundation’s fellowship. Currently, Quyionah and CMDToo is completing a incubator with the city of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative and has been featured as a #Forbes1000 company. Quyionah also has a background in Accounting and Finance most recently working with Audacy Communications; Radio Broadcasting Company.

Serenity Marie is an entrepreneur, author and actor born and raised in Atlanta, GA. The daughter of entrepreneur Quyionah Wingfield, Serenity is a sweet and charismatic kidpreneur, co-founder of Cool Moms Dance Too!, and co-author of “The Bully Police Book.” In October 2021, Serenity and her mother released their first app, Gen Connect Game – The Game that gets Families Talking in an initiative to help 22,000 families by Spring of 2022 build stronger connections via communication and play. Her organization Cool Moms Dance Too has helps over 8,000 parents and children and has been featured as a #Forbes1000 company. In addition CMDToo! has created partnerships and collaborations with Invest Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Sara Blakely Foundation, Spanx, Mental Health America Georgia, NAMI Georgia, V103 Atlanta, Kate’s Club and more. Serenity studied dance with Kameo Production Studios, Ballethnic Dance Company and acting lessons at the Alliance Theatre and The Actors Scene. Her career accomplishments have been being featured on NBC 11-Alive, Cool Moms Dance Too series choreographer, opening for KidzBop Kids, working with Mental Health America GA and NAMI GA as a presenter. Serenity’s future aspirations are to be an interior designer and entrepreneur.

Denaye Barahona

Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She's a therapist for moms, an author, and the host of the top-ranked Simple Families Podcast. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, Netflix, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.