Vision. Humility. Grace. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, a Grammy and Billboard Award winning artist, is a businesswoman who wears many hats. As a Gospel Recording Artist, she has spent the last decade traveling the world sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the masses. Singing since the young age of four, Tasha grew up in her father’s church, crafting her musical skills and honing her gift in the small town of Jesup, Georgia where everybody knows your name. Relocating to Atlanta, she released the hit song, Break Every Chain, to an unexpected and overwhelming positive response from millions of people with whom the song resonated. Subsequently, she released the projects Grace and Heart, Passion, Pursuit, the latter of which debuted as the most streamed Gospel album in history. Songs from her albums have been featured on television shows including Dancing With the Stars, The Four on Fox, and her performance on Good Morning America.
As a mentor, Tasha created iLead, a global ministry that allows her to connect with over 2,000 worship leaders and pastors via monthly calls to share tips and give sound advice that faith leaders may use in their respective ministries around the world. From the iLead calls, Tasha established The iLead Escape, a conference developed to bring together the spiritual and mental components of leading in a fun, stress-free environment that allows for growth amongst a community of leaders who are often called upon to give to others, rarely finding time to receive care for themselves.
As an entrepreneur, Tasha crafts and promotes her own tours, always being intentional in sharing her platform with other gospel artists. She creates her merchandise, including inspirational t-shirts, coffee mugs, book bags and more. Most recently, she launched an eyewear brand, Fritz by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, as a tribute to her late father, Bishop Fritz Cobbs, whose life motto was “Love Everybody”. Her hope with the eyewear line is that people will choose to see others out of the lens of love. Tasha is the author of Worship 101: Back To Basics and the new release, Thoughts From Tasha’s Couch.
As a humanitarian, Tasha is a vocal Mental Health advocate, being highlighted in Essence Magazine for using her platform to dismantle the stigma of mental health challenges in Black and Faith communities. Last year, she made an impact on Haiti’s needs after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the country by planning a fundraising concert featuring all of her gospel artist friends. The concert raised thousands of dollars, non-perishable goods, and medical supplies for Project Medishare, a vetted non-profit organization with offices in Miami and Haiti. She also partnered with Global Citizen, performing with Common at their annual fundraising and awareness concert to help in a $1 Billion campaign to eradicate poverty in developing nations around the world.
Married to producer Kenneth Leonard, Tasha continues to serve her gifts to the world with vision, humility, and much grace.