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Grant Cardone Announces 10X Challenge To Help Millions Recover And Rise Up


“I am living proof that someone can rise up from rock-bottom to fulfill their ambitions and realize their dreams. Anyone who knows me should know that if I could do it then anyone can. If you give me ten hours I’ll prove it to you.”

Grant Cardone, internationally-known business guru, marketer, billion-dollar real estate investor and best-selling author of The 10X Rule, recently announced his upcoming 10X Challenge. This will be a 10-day program in which Cardone and numerous celebrity guest speakers will join together every day for a live event on Facebook. The goal of the 10X Challenge is to help people around the world improve all aspects of their lives especially those who have been affected by the pandemic and other events. The 10X Challenge is named for Cardone’s 10X philosophy whose core principles are that massive success requires massive action and that people must be willing to do what others are not in order to attain their financial and life goals. The 10X Challenge begins September 28th and continues for 10 days until October 7th. Each episode of the challenge will begin at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Anyone interested in joining the 10X Challenge can learn more at http://www.grantcardone.com/challenge.

In addition to Cardone and his wife, Elena, also a prime mover in various business ventures, the 10X Challenge will feature 14 celebrity guest speakers who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields. The all-star roster includes Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank, #1 New York Times bestselling author and former monk, Jay Shetty, fashion designer and international brand creator, Rebecca Minkoff, Miami hospitality entrepreneur, David Grutman, champion athlete trainer, Tim Grover and many others with additional guests being announced daily. While the approximate total cost to hire all these speakers would be in the millions, the 10X Challenge is completely free of charge to all participants.

During the 10X Challenge, for one hour every day, Cardone and his guests will share their life stories, their experiences, and their expertise along with the techniques and strategies they use to gain and maintain their phenomenal success, even today while so many others are struggling. Cardone and the rest of the speakers will set daily goals for the attendees and then guide them through the process of achieving those goals. When asked about the nature of the challenge itself, Cardone replied, “The challenge is just showing up every day and doing the work. No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true. You gotta show up and get after it.” In his numerous best-selling books, Cardone espouses the pursuit of one’s goals in an aggressive, persistent manner with a “commit now and figure out how later” mentality. Cardone refers to this as “over-promising and over-delivering”.

The idea for the 10X Challenge came to Cardone as he observed how so many people were being adversely affected by the effects of the pandemic. He was shocked by the ensuing economic consequences ranging from business closures to job losses numbering in the millions in the United States alone, to say nothing of the number of newly unemployed people around the world. Realizing that something had to be done, Cardone, who is famous for achieving enormous success on every level after overcoming almost unimaginable personal difficulties in his life, became determined to give as many people as possible a way to help themselves in as short a time as possible. As someone who is famous for achieving his goals through his rugged individualism, Cardone sincerely believes that everyone has the capability to improve their circumstances in every aspect of their life whether it’s personal, professional or financial. This belief is what led Cardone to write his bestselling 10X Rule whose success was the catalyst for a 10X movement which has spread around the world. In fact, 10X has become so popular that Cardone even hosts his own annual event in Las Vegas, The 10X Growth Conference, whose attendees number in the tens of thousands.

In addition to leading the global 10X movement, Cardone owns and operates several successful business ventures including Cardone Capital which manages nearly $2 billion in multifamily real estate assets. Cardone also appears at speaking engagements around the globe to share his unparalleled expertise on sales and marketing. When not running his companies or flying around the world in his signature private jet, Cardone spends a significant amount of time raising funds for several charities including his own Grant Cardone Foundation, which seeks to assist at-risk youths, particularly those without fathers, as Cardone lost his own father at the age of ten. His foundation is extremely important to him since one of, if not the main guiding principle in Cardone’s life is to pay it forward now that he has achieved what most would call the pinnacle of success. This is the reason behind the creation of the 10X Challenge, so that Cardone can give the maximum number of people the information and tools they need to elevate themselves and live their best lives. Cardone concluded by saying, “I am living proof that someone can rise up from rock-bottom to fulfill their ambitions and realize their dreams. Anyone who knows me should know that if I could do it then anyone can. If you give me ten hours I’ll prove it to you.”

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‘Making Peace with Conflict’ Book Uses Neuroscience to Reduce Conflict in Professional and Personal Lives


Using clear and easy-to-understand language, my book uses neuroscience to educate you how to engage with and move through the unpleasantness of conflict to better your professional and personal lives.

With COVID-19 changing the way we work and live, combining those spaces in unprecedented ways, and happening concurrently with massive political divisions and economic distress, the potential for destructive conflict is increasing. Jeanine Hull—former corporate lawyer, now author, certified Conflict Transformation mediator, conflict engagement coach and public speaker—shows how to use this challenging time constructively to deepen relationships by changing the way you think about and respond to conflict. Her new book, Making Peace with Conflict: Using Neuroscience to Ease Difficult Relationships, is a scientifically comprehensive guide and is the first book that explicitly ties recent revolutionary trauma research to the way we deal with conflict.

“We all know how miserable conflict is, but very few of us have experienced the benefits conflict can bring, such as deepening trust and strengthening relationships,” said Hull. “Like navigating a labyrinth, the process of harnessing the connective power of conflict lies in trusting the process, putting one foot in front of the other and maintaining progress toward the center—a place of integration, peace and ease. Using clear and easy-to-understand language, my book uses neuroscience to educate you how to engage with and move through the unpleasantness of conflict to better your professional and personal lives.”

Notably, Hull helps organizations and families create an environment that values diversity of opinions (which can often lead to conflict—or worse, silence) with Rules of Conflict Engagement to normalize and respect diverging opinions. These Rules of Engagement make it safe for everyone to give their best to their jobs, families, communities and volunteer organizations.

Readers of the book will:

  •     Understand how their (and all human) bodies respond to their perception of conflict, including responses commonly known as “flight/fight/freeze”
  •     Learn ways to calm those responses and help others calm theirs
  •     Recognize that we are all doing our best to survive.

As Dr. James Gilligan, a leading authority on the causes of violence, clinical professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University, and author of Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic and Preventing Violence, writes:

“In this truly remarkable book Jeanine Hull summarizes and synthesizes an enormous amount of the most important and up-to-date research, from the latest findings in neuroscience to new developments in the understanding and treatment of trauma to effective methods of conflict resolution. She shows how inseparable the body is from the mind, and how valuable that knowledge can be in helping us as individuals and as a society to deal more constructively with all forms of psychological distress and dysfunction.”

Making Peace with Conflict is the book we’ve been waiting for: a straightforward and non-touchy- feely process to taking control of our behavior to live a more peaceful life.

Order your e-book or paperback copy today at Amazon (https://amzn.to/2RcE2Lo), Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3ikivw4), IndieBound (https://bit.ly/3bG66A9) and Kobo (https://bit.ly/2Fqc0sQ) to receive in September 2020. To learn more about Making Peace with Conflict or to book Hull to speak during in-person or virtual corporate events, workshops seminars, keynotes and more, visit http://www.MakingPeaceWithConflict.com.

About the Author

Making Peace with Conflict: Using Neuroscience to Ease Difficult Relationships, is the first book by Jeanine Hull, who recently retired as a prominent energy attorney. She is an experienced public speaker, including keynote addresses and expert testimony before Congress. Hull regularly spearheads seminars and interactive trainings, while offering public speaking services and personalized coaching to corporations and individuals looking to harness the dynamic and creative power of everyday conflicts. By guiding individuals and teams to productively participate in conflict engagement, Hull helps her clients create a positive environment which fosters teamwork and collaboration. Jeanine resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband of 30 years, dog and two cats, as her adult son explores the world.

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Rogue REALTOR steps into her Authentic Self with a New Soulful Passion Career as Author, YouTube Creator, Speaker, Trainer, and as Your Personal Tour Guide into the Light


Seanna Smallwood

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Satan has placed upon the ego a specific assignment to discredit the divine light within us. The ego of a toxic person is the conduit by which the assignment can be completed. ~ Seanna Smallwood

Seanna wrote the book, Letters to the Soul, to help people understand their life experiences, good, bad, or indifferent, serve a purpose. Traumatic experiences should not be experienced in vain. Seanna wanted people to stop seeing themselves as a victim. Everyone on the planet has been abused in one way or another – some suffered more pain than others, she admits; nonetheless, their experiences, circumstances, and events served a specific purpose.

To achieve Nirvana in this lifetime, the truest form of healing available to anyone on the globe, one must shift their perspective from victim to survivor to teacher – in that order. Letters to the Soul does just that — it changes lives and empowers a “Nirvana” kind of life.

The first book she published, “Dear God: A Story from Hell to Hope” was written with a victim mentality; however, the overall message has a Christian-based connotation that is not present in the second book, “Letters to the Soul.” Seanna creates content on a single YouTube channel for her businesses and has broken topics down into the following Playlists:

The videos she’s produced to reach a wide variety of audiences and pique interest of any age, entertainment style, or fancy, all have a specific theme – outside of the Real Estate 1 Stop Shop referral platform that is. This theme tends to focus on the subconscious mind, the ego, and the empowering moment when a person realizes the only step forward needed to transform their life and become peaceful is to simply, jump off the hamster wheel.

In learning a bit more about all of her work – mortgage loans, real estate referrals, amazon alexa lead generation skills, the nonprofit organization she founded, and finally, R-Squared – the online personal and professional development platform she recently launched, we identified Seanna’s core gift, her superpower, is her ability to help others experience the paradigm shift needed to shift souls out of their darkness and into their light.

Her favorite quote from the book, Letters to the Soul is, “Satan has placed upon the ego a specific assignment to discredit the divine light within us. The ego of a toxic person is the conduit by which the assignment can be completed.” Powerful stuff here! Like, Subscribe, and Share content provided by this Rogue REALTOR and possibly help change the life of a child. The ultimate prize isn’t a fresh new copy of her books; however, it is the empowering placement on the path to healing centuries of family cycles of abuse. She recently launched new YouTube Playlists with Podcasts featuring real-life stories from real people, real survivors, real warriors of abuse.

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Know Your Rights as a Consumer Regarding Chargebacks, COVID-19 Travel Cancellations


Countless consumers have already paid via credit card for flights and hotel stays that may never happen.

This is a complex, time-consuming process and the sheer volume of cases will compound that exponentially. Over the long run, however, it will be worth the effort, in terms of both recovered revenue and sustainability.

Air travel, radically curtailed by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, began recovering somewhat in May; however, the number of passengers passing through airport security checkpoints on the busiest day of that month amounted to only 14% of the travel volume on the equivalent day in 2019.(1) As to the hotel industry, recent research from McKinsey & Company suggests that recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels could take until 2023—or later.(2) “Much of this reduction in travel volume,” says Monica Eaton-Cardone, an entrepreneur and IT executive specializing in risk management and fraud prevention, “represents the cancellation of prepaid reservations. The industry needs to do everything it can to mitigate resulting chargeback losses.”

Underscoring the importance of this advice, says Eaton-Cardone, is the extremely serious situation facing the overall travel and hospitality sector. In May, both American Airlines and Delta announced imminent reductions in workforce through both voluntary exit programs and layoffs.(3) In early August, Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced revenue of $564 million for the second quarter, down 77.3% from the second quarter of 2019.(4)

Countless consumers, Eaton-Cardone notes, have already paid via credit card for flights and hotel stays that may never happen. Plane tickets or rooms purchased with a credit card, she points out, give the customer the option of filing a chargeback if the carrier goes under. However, in the case of multiple bankruptcies of large companies, there may be no one to whom the acquirer can pass along the bill, and acquirers have already started taking legal steps to mitigate their risk.

Tips and Rights

  • If you had to cancel a travel reservation, before you solicit a refund and/or file a claim with your credit institution, speak with the travel company. There may be options that appeal to you. Speaking directly with a company is always a good idea and should be the first step.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that airlines are obligated to offer refunds—the ticket price and any cancellation fee. If they do not, file a report with the department.
  • Every consumer has the right to dispute a credit charge—whether it’s as a result of a COVID-19 cancellation issue or not. As old-fashioned as it may sound, your best bet is to send the creditor a letter describing the dispute. Include all pertinent information and send the letter by certified mail with a return receipt. Keep all documents.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) for most creditors—except banks. If you think a creditor has violated the FCBA, file a complaint with the FTC.

To encourage card use and retention—and wherever possible to encourage consumers with paid reservations to stay the course until normal travel resumes—some premium card issuers have announced new perks and offerings such as statement credit on select U.S. streaming video and wireless telephone services, the ability to use travel credit at gas stations and grocery stores, and the use of travel credit at restaurants.(5)

This, however, says Eaton-Cardone, probably represents more of a holding action than a solution. For airlines and hotel companies, she counsels that the best move is to prevent as many chargebacks as possible by working closely with consumers to resolve the situation. For customer disputes that do get filed, however, she says that merchants should challenge all that could be proven invalid.

“This is a complex, time-consuming process,” says Eaton-Cardone, “and the sheer volume of cases will compound that exponentially. Over the long run, however, it will be worth the effort, in terms of both recovered revenue and sustainability.”

About Monica Eaton-Cardone: 

As an acclaimed entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Monica Eaton-Cardone is widely recognized as a thought leader in the FinTech industry and a champion of women in technology. She established her entrepreneurial credentials upon selling her first business at the age of 19. When a subsequent eCommerce venture was plagued by revenue-leeching chargebacks and fraud, Eaton-Cardone rose to the challenge by developing a robust solution that combined human insight and Agile technology. Today, her innovations are used by thousands of companies worldwide, cementing her reputation as one of the payment industry’s foremost experts in risk management, chargeback mitigation, and fraud prevention. Monica Eaton-Cardone is honored to be the recipient of various industry awards. Her own expertise, as well as the services provided by her companies, have been recognized as outstanding by her peers and other industry leaders. For more information, visit  http://www.monicaec.com.  

1.    Wallace, Gregory. “Air Travel Is Bouncing Back … Sort Of.” CNN, Cable News Network, 1 June 2020, wcnn.com/2020/06/01/business/air-travel-increases/index.html.

2.    Krishnan, Vik, et al. “Hospitality and COVID-19: How Long until ‘No Vacancy’ for US Hotels?” McKinsey & Company, 10 June 2020, mckinsey.com/industries/travel-logistics-and-transport-infrastructure/our-insights/hospitality-and-covid-19-how-long-until-no-vacancy-for-us-hotels.

3.    Valinsky, Jordan, and Gregory Wallace. “American and Delta Are Preparing for Potentially Massive Layoffs.” CNN, 29 May 2020, cnn.com/2020/05/28/business/american-airlines-delta-employee-buyouts/index.html.

4.    Maake, Katishi. Bizjournals.com, bizjournals.com/washington/news/2020/08/06/hiltons-revenue-bombs-during-second-quarter.html#.

5.    The Points Guy. “Are These 9 Premium Travel Credit Cards Offering Enough Perks Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic?” Forbes, 2 June 2020, forbes.com/sites/thepointsguy/2020/06/02/are-these-9-premium-travel-credit-cards-offering-enough-perks-amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic/#753835ff637b.

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How to Build Self Control to Outperform in Your Professional and Personal Life


“The self-controlled person will take those steps and follow through on them. These things can appear scary, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. And once you take the first step, you have ventured onto a beautiful path that offers many rewards.”

Self-control is the ability to motivate and coordinate our efforts to improve our quality of life, but unfortunately, most people are not taught it. “Self-control is an undervalued trait in a modern society that wants everything now,” says Carter, co-author with his wife, Dr. Kirti Salwe Carter, of The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life (http://www.themorningmind.com).

Carter offers five ways to develop self-control:

1. Be aware of your resistance. Resistance, Carter says, is the biggest obstacle to developing self-control, and it often comes in the form of discouraging internal self-talk such as, “I can’t do it” or “Why should I have to change?” “The next time you embark on a new project that causes resistance,” Carter says, “fight it by asserting or writing down your intended goal and the benefits it will bring.”

2. Plan for every outcome. Plans go awry when people let excuses get in the way. “An example is having a goal of running in the morning for 20 minutes, but you have bailouts such as it’s raining, cold, or you don’t feel like it,” Carter says. “Developing self-control is recognizing and planning for these self-created obstacles and actively choosing to work through them.”

3. Prepare to give something up in order to gain. Carter suggests compiling a list of the pros and cons of sacrificing for a certain goal. “To reach your goal, Carter says, “you will more than likely have to impose certain limitations on yourself in order to gain something.”

4. Reward yourself with self-compensation. “Rewards are an incredibly powerful tool for motivating yourself to reach your goals,” Carter says. “Consider them the carrot on the stick. Have a reward in place for when you achieve a goal or part of a goal, and make sure it’s appropriate.” Moderation and self-control are frequently associated with deprivation. However, self-control actually contributes to happiness and better goal attainment.

5. Break your goal down into manageable steps. “If you break your goal down into bite-sized steps,” Carter says, “you’re much more likely to stay disciplined enough to complete every sub-goal. Each step accomplished gives you an encouraging boost. Consider using SMART goals — specific, measurable, attractive, realistic, timed. This makes the goal more definitive and puts the steps in tangible action.”

“Self-control includes structured planning, organization, delayed gratification, and the willingness to step outside your comfort zone,” Carter says. “These things can appear scary, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. And once you take the first step, you have ventured onto a beautiful path that offers many rewards.”

About Dr. Rob Carter III and Dr. Kirti Salwe Carter

Dr. Rob Carter III and Dr. Kirti Salwe Carter are co-authors of The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life (http://www.themorningmind.com). Rob Carter is a Colonel in the U.S. Army, an expert in human performance and physiology.

Dr. Kirti Carter was born in Pune, India, and received her medical education in India, where she practiced as an intensive-care physician before moving to Texas to complete postgraduate training in public health. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress (FAIS), has more than 18 years of experience in meditation and breathing techniques, and has been facilitating wellness seminars for the past decade.

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Renowned Facial and Nasal Plastic Surgeon Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Encourages Everyone to Become Their Best Selves in New Health Title


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You have within you the resources to become the shining example of humanity you were created to be. – Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough, author of “The Gift You Give Yourself”

For over three decades, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough has given his patients the best care and results at McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic & Skin Center and Total Health Spa. As a renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. McCollough created a successful, unique plan to allow everyone to feel beautiful and healthy inside and out.

Informative and inspiring, “The Gift You Give Yourself: Surgical and Other Choices That Enhance Your Appearance, Confidence, and Health” (hardcover releasing today from Brown Books Publishing Group) is a guide to help people navigate the overwhelming world of beauty, skin and health care. Dr. McCollough’s holistic approach will help people find their path to better health and confidence because beauty is deeper than surface appearances. He walks readers through popular cosmetic surgical procedures, skin care regiments, diet and nutrition guidelines, providing them ways to develop well-rounded, personalized goals.

“’The Gift You Give Yourself’ is a treasure – the collection of a life’s work of study and practice now generously shared with the world,” Dr. Jan Seward said. “[Dr. McCollough] is a true exemplar of the adage that beauty is so much more than skin deep. By addressing the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – [he] makes his patients whole.”

In addition to revealing plastic surgery secrets, Dr. McCollough explains why and how a full body transformation helps people achieve their beauty and health goals. Not only will he tell how to achieve them but also how to maintain them for years to come. He wants to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin so that they can go out into the world and conquer life.

“You have within you the resources to become the shining example of humanity you were created to be,” Dr. McCollough said, and “The Gift You Give Yourself” can help people learn how to use those resources to mold themselves into the person they have always wanted and can be.

For more information about the author and his book, please visit https://mccolloughplasticsurgery.com/. For media inquiries or to request a book for review, please see the contact information to the right and reach out to a member of The Agency team.

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A Lifetime Of Compassion, Lani Stark Endowed With The Prestigious ‘Rose Award’; During Covid-19 She has Gifted Those In Need With Free Mind Calming Meditation Techniques


A Lifetime Of Caring

‘We have had the honor to witness the efforts, of Lani Stark that produced the incredible positive impact generated for our community, we can’t possibly thank her enough, she will be long remembered in the hearts of all – S. Alvaro.

Lani Stark Receives The Prestigious Maui Rose Award:

During the Covid Pandemic she has also gifted those in need with free stress and anxiety release meditation Techniques. She also organized getting food to those in need in her community.

The county of Maui remains indebted of Lani Stark for having organized one of their most successful life enriching events to date which brought together over 7000 people for an evening of positive change that continued to do so for years after. For that Lani Stark was presented with the prestigious Rose Award, along with letters from the governor of Hawaii and mayor of Maui commending her tireless & selfless charitable efforts.

“We have had the honor to witness the efforts of Lani Stark that produced the incredible positive impact generated from her humanitarian efforts that greatly enriched our community, culture, and people; we can’t possibly thank her enough, she will be long remembered in the hearts of all.” – S. Alvaro.

Besides many philanthropists, the contributing benefactors of the event included The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, The Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaiian & Aloha Airlines, A&B, the Maui Hotel Association, as well as all local media outlets.  In total the evening helped raise over a quarter of a million dollars for “First Night Maui” a drug and alcohol free New Years Celebration that brought families together and saved lives, along with an additional $150,000 in the form of pro bono services. The event spearheaded by Lani Stark was a true testament to the immeasurable positive impact that can be achieved when a community unites together.

 

Lani Stark is also a recipient of Women’s World Network (WIN) Humanitarian Award for having volunteered years of service for the rescue, betterment, and education of women, children, and families around the globe. Her selfless efforts for transforming society by helping the underprivileged in the spirit of humanity has created a lasting impact on thousands of individuals, families, communities, and organizations.  

Her genuine benevolence and philanthropy, combined with people-centric efforts and social consciousness is what the world can always use more of.

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The Power House Human, Lani Bernard Winner Of The Prestigious Humanitarian Award! Now Helping Those In Need During Covid-19


Inner Strength Can Give Great Purpose

Awarded with the “Global Women’s Outstanding Leadership Award” for being an exemplary leader. During Covid-19 crisis she helped with giving free stress release meditation sessions to those experiencing fear and anxiety and distributing food to those in need in her community.

The Power House Human: Lani Bernard

“PRESENTED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN AWARD”

Leader, Inspirational Speaker, and a bright star in the world of positive transformation, Lani Bernard has helped inspire thousands across the globe. Now in light of Covid-19 she is gifting for free mind calming meditation methods to those in need.

With an extensive list of qualifications including world class training as an inspirational speaker, vocalist, and performing artist, transformational meditation teacher, along with degrees in the fields of Ornamental Horticulture & Gemology Lani Bernard possesses the skills of a true visionary. During Covid-19 she is helping with gifting free stress release meditation methods for free to those who are experiencing stress and anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She is also finding ways to give food to disabled seniors and the needy in her community.

Lani Bernard was nominated and awarded with the “Global Women’s Outstanding Leadership Award” by The Women’s Information Network (WIN) for being an exemplary leader who helped, empowered, and strengthened women, children, youth and their families. WIN strives to support and help women and families globally and shares the voice and efforts of strong women who are working non-stop as community leaders; contributing their skills and lives to help and inspire their communities, the less fortunate and the gifted. 

Lani Bernard has also raised millions of dollars for various charities to support their cause and given meaning and purpose to the lives of thousands in her community as well as around the world. In addition, she is credited with producing conducting/arranging inspirational seminars and workshops with the likes of New York Times Best Selling Authors and Grammy Winners, that have drawn and impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Over her 40 year career Lani Bernard has served numerous leadership roles, including serving as the Director of non-profit organizations as well as creating her own educational and transformative projects that have gained international recognition such as award winning community outreach programs, music productions, academic curriculums, festivals, seminars, and concerts. Lani Bernard is also recognized for having worked with the globally accredited organization ‘World Hunger’ she coproduced internationally publicized events that received rave reviews and was successful in providing notable funding for the outreach programs of World hunger.

She also has received television acclamation being featured on PBS, America One Television and national and international talk shows like Good Morning Australia, National Malaysia TV and The Mike Douglas Show.  Being a talented motivational inspirational speaker, actress, influencer, vocalist, dancer & Humanitarian, Lani Bernard has shared the stage, recorded or performed with celebrated personalities such as Grammy Winning Composer Micheal Narada Walden, Grammy Winning Composer Peter Kater, Grammy Winning Composer David Darling & New York Times Best Selling Authors: Wayne Dyer, Harold Bloomfield and Ramdas. 

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Lani Bernard after winning the Humanitarian Award.

Lani Bernard won this and several other awards after being internationally recognized for her efforts to transform the lives of thousands as a compassionate, strong, and skilled individual with leadership characteristics that set her apart from the rest. It’s wonderful giving human beings like her that make the world a much better place to live.

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Fierce Conversations Launches Conversation Catalysts Program To Share New Voices With Diverse Perspectives


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By listening and injecting diverse perspectives and voices into the workplace, and into the larger world, we hope to expand knowledge and understanding while providing the tools to make a real impact

Fierce Conversations today announced Conversation Catalysts, a new program that aims to highlight new and timely perspectives with access to content from expert contributors, commentators, and influencers in their given field. Fierce’s first Conversation Catalysts are Karith Foster, author speaker and humorist, and Dondré Whitfield, author, actor, social commentator and speaker.

“Conversations are at the heart of every aspect of our lives — both at work and at home, and there is a need now more than ever to elevate these timely conversations, provoke learning, and enrich relationships,” said Ed Beltran, CEO of Fierce. “By listening and injecting diverse perspectives and voices into the workplace, and into the larger world, we hope to expand knowledge and understanding while providing the tools to make a real impact.”

Since its inception, Fierce has maintained that what gets talked about, how it gets talked about, and who is invited to the conversation determines what will happen, and what won’t happen. By sharing diverse voices, Fierce hopes individuals can have provocative conversations that will help open minds to new perspectives — both in work and in life.

To kick off this new initiative, Fierce is launching the first two Conversation Catalysts:


  • Karith Foster: Karith is a Stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, actress, author and entrepreneur, named “one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City” according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine. She has appeared on Oprah, BRAVO, BET, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Today Show, and Last Comic Standing. Karith has transitioned her comedy into a speaking career in the areas of diversity, leadership, women, team building and motivation. She is the author of “Laugh Your Way to Happiness: 101 Ways to Have a Great Laugh” and the soon to be released children’s book “Lealah Finds Love.” Fierce has joined forces with Karith to co-develop a powerful virtual keynote that combines skills and actionable tools to educate and cultivate a sincere comprehension of modern-day diversity.

“At this time in our collective history, feelings of division and polarization are at unprecedented heights and taking a toll on critical relationships, both personal and professional,” said Karith. “I’m excited to collaborate with Fierce Conversations on a keynote that will inspire teams to think and speak differently about Diversity and Inclusion as there has never been a greater or more immediate need for compelling communication.”

  • Dondré Whitfield: Dondré is a three-time Emmy and NAACP Image award nominee who has appeared with such celebrated actors as John Travolta, Helen Mirren, David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan and Kevin Hart among many others. Off-camera, Whitfield is passionate about helping address the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century. He co-created The Manhood Tour, a global movement committed to awakening the consciousness of men, giving them the keys to effective and impactful leadership, and teaching them how to tap into their talents and live to the highest degree. Members of the Fierce Leadership team will host a an exclusive virtual panel with Dondré on September 24th, from 11AM – 12PM PDT to discuss how males in leadership roles are failing across the board.

“I’m thrilled to share my journey and insights about authentic leadership and the importance of serving others with the Fierce team,” said Dondre.

Fierce will continue to add more individuals to discuss topics that matter most to their clients. For more information, including for those who are interested in becoming a Conversation Catalyst, please visit https://fierceinc.com/conversation-catalysts/

About Fierce

Fierce Conversations is a training company that teaches you how to have effective conversations. Fierce has trained hundreds of thousands to become expert conversationalists who save their organizations time and money by knowing what to talk about, how to talk about it and why it matters for the bottom line. Fierce programs have been successfully implemented at blue-chip companies, nonprofits, and educational organizations worldwide, including Capital One, Wal-Mart, CHRISTUS Health, Coca-Cola, CARE, and Verizon. The company has been honored as an Inc. 500|5000 company eight times, named to TrainingIndustry.com’s “Companies to Watch” list twice, and has won numerous awards for top companies to work for in the state of Washington. Learn how to have conversations that matter at http://www.fierceinc.com.

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Newly Released, “The New Strong” Collection of Online Workshops. Leading Edge of Energy Spirituality


Just released on 8-17-20 at the Rose Rosetree website, New Strong Collection of Workshops comes from a thought leader with a proven track record. Now this innovative workshop can lead becoming so much stronger.

At the leading edge of Energy Spirituality, these workshops explain how to best adjust to life in the Age of Awakening. Granted, more people remember hype from 2012…. Afterward, most people felt disappointed. They even felt cheated.

What didn’t they know, according to Rosetree? How there really was a worldwide Shift on December 21, 2012.

Since then, Rosetree has played a leadership role in pointing out new problems –and new solutions – for living in this Age of Awakening. Using precision skills she’s developed as a world-renowned expert at energetic literacy.

Knowledge in these new workshops can help you to grow extra fast, with personal growth and spiritual awakening. (Yes, even during this time of coronavirus pandemic.)

Already Rosetree has made her mark as a thought leader by obtaining 10 trademarks, winning teaching awards, and having two of her books selected by a major book club (One Spirit, a division of the Book-of-the-Month Club).

According to this teacher, “I’ve had the privilege of introducing the world to many totally new systems for Self Improvement. But this new set of online workshops is special. The last time I felt this way about bringing important knowledge into the world happened in 2003. When I wrote the first book about Empath Empowerment®.” That launched an entire field. For instance, Amazon now sells 4,000 books for empaths.

Even though Rosetree is located in Virginia, you can feel like you’ve got the world’s expert right in your home. Just as close as your computer or mobile phone.

How can living The New Strong help you to gain a stronger career? Stronger relationships? And a stronger sense of self?

To answer that question — learn more about the new workshop — check out The New Strong Free Intro at Rose Rosetree’s website.

Or interview Rosetree, a veteran of 1,000+ media interviews. Her work has been praised in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Catholic Standard.

Couldn’t you use more strength — even more inspiration — during this coronavirus pandemic?

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