SEASON 2 BSHANI RADIO STARTS March 5, 2017
Camille Reed is a natural hair stylist and owner of Noire Salon in Silver Spring, MD. She's been a career cosmetologist for nearly two decades and has also spoken as an educator at several local Natural Hair shows and events, including the National African Art Museum. Her style work has been published in Essence Magazine as well as Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine. Camille is also a bodybuilder and coaches individuals on how to maximize their fitness and nutrition to grow their hair.
For over twenty years, Bonnie St. John has circled the globe as a keynote speaker and leadership consultant for over five hundred different companies, non-profits and associations. From Fortune 100 C-suites to front line management, Bonnie’s initiatives (both live and web-based), have inspired leaders at every corporate level to improve their skills, hone their thinking, and expand their horizons to new levels of performance. Her flexible, individually tailored, highly impactful, yet entertaining presentations are designed to provide insightful and inspirational solutions to the global, ever changing challenges of the 21st Century workplace.
Bonnie has risen to the highest levels of achievement in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, she became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush.
Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, taking an M.Litt. in Economics. After returning to the US, she began her business career at IBM where she won awards as a sales rep. Soon, though, Washington came calling and Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a Director for Human Capital Policy on the White House National Economic Council.
The celebrated author of six books, Bonnie co-authored her most recent #1 bestseller, How Great Women Lead, with her teenage daughter, Darcy. Together they traveled around the world on an extraordinary mother-daughter journey into the lives, and life lessons, of fascinating women leaders including Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, fashion designers, CEOs, women’s rights activists, and many more.
Bonnie also enjoys “giving back.” She frequently donates personal appearances to schools, homeless shelters, community groups, and other organizations in hundreds of locations while traveling for corporate clients. During the winter, she coaches disabled ski racers for the Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham, NY. In 2010, Bonnie once again represented the USA as a member of President Obama’s official delegation to the Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
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“MOVING YOU FROM THE MEDIOCRE TO THE MAGNIFICENT”
Vincent “Mr. Speaker” Edwards was a college dropout, diagnosed with cancer and faced dealing with the mental and physical anguish of serving in the Army during the Gulf War. But, Edwards was determined not to fall victim to his circumstances. He decided that no matter what he faced in life he would make every effort to rise above mediocrity and realize the magnificent purpose he was destined to fulfill. For Edwards, this vow was inspired by watching his mother endure many trials and tribulations as a child. No matter how hard life got, she never gave up; no matter how frequent the tears, she never quit.
The tenacity of his mother, along with motivation from people he met along the way, encouraged Edwards to return to college, receive a degree in management and become the CEO and founder of Blessed Enterprise. It gave him the faith to fight cancer and the will power to heal from the distress many veterans face after returning home from war. Most of all, it gave him the inclination to share his journey with others, motivating them to overcome their personal obstacles and become purpose driven. As a result, “Mr. Speaker” was born.
“Mr. Speaker” is a motivational speaker, professional trainer, radio talk show host (WTAL 1450), columnist (The Capital Outlook), author (“Acquiring Your Dreams” audiobook) and ordained minister.
For the last 18 years “Mr. Speaker” has impacted thousands of students, professionals and members of the general public with such motivational topics as “Purpose, Plan & Performance,” “Out In Front,” and “True Success.” Overcoming procrastination, making wise decisions, conquering fear, succeeding in business, and self-confidence are just a sample of the subjects “Mr. Speaker” covers during his presentations.
From athletic teams and promising student leaders to department store employees and law enforcement officers, “Mr. Speaker” has been called upon for his personal and interactive approach, as well as his ability to take his own life experiences and catapult them into stepping stones toward success for his audiences.
“Mr. Speaker’s” previous clients include: Florida State University, Florida A&M University, ITT Technical Institute, Wal-Mart, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Sakkara Youth Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of America, Jack & Jill of America, Inc., The Tallahassee Urban League, The United Way, The Florida Association of Management Executives and The American Business Women’s Association.
“Within a seventy-five minute class period he succeeded at energizing, inspiring and challenging my students in a manner that was nothing short of phenomenal. His talk was very practical and accessible, one that focused on how individuals can rise above the level of mediocrity in their personal, academic and professional lives,” said Florida State University professor Maxine Montgomery attesting to “Mr. Speaker’s” innovative approach.
In addition to holding a business degree from Florida State University, Vincent “Mr. Speaker” Edwards brings to each speaking engagement an arsenal of professional expertise, which includes management, administrative, consultancy and analytical roles with the Marriott Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation and the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security.
Edwards, a native of Pompano Beach, Florida, resides in Tallahassee and is a devoted father and husband to his wife, April and son, Isaiah.
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Embrace all that you are, in service to the world and to your highest and most incredible life -- the journey waits for no one, it begins now. This is a challenge from the internationally celebrated Avalaura Gaither Beharry, the Spiritual Sage. As an intuitive consultant and life coach, Avalaura passionately dedicates her life to assisting mission-driven leaders and individuals live their best lives and achieve their BIG dreams. If now is the time for you to live a freedom-focused life, detox yourself of limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, and create an unrecognizable reality — then Avalaura is the guide you’ve been waiting for.
Avalaura says, "I work with people who feel called to do big, great and meaningful work in the world and for whatever reason, they're either not doing it or worse, they're doing it unfulfilled."
As the founder of Avalaura’s Healing Center where she uses a holistic approach to help clients deal with challenges and life issues that stop them from living fully, completely and authentically. She takes her clients from breakdowns to breakthroughs by guiding them through a powerful healing process that helps them discover who they are, who they wish to be, and how to get there. She is an avid foodie who loves to pray, meditate, laugh, travel, spend time with friends and family and sit at the feet of her teachers and mentors. It’s your time to breakthrough fears and make a greater impact and it all begins within you.
Avalaura is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Howard University in Washington, DC. Additionally, she is a trained Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Aromatherapist and Yoga Instructor. Transform with Avalaura’s.
As a son of immigrants from Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, Dr. Vernet quickly learned the value of productivity and empowerment. After losing his mother to Sickle Cell Anemia in 1994, he vowed to help others reach their maximum potential. “Losing my mother at such an early age made me truly focus on what is really valuable and important in life.” He attributes his tireless work ethic and service to humanity from watching his grandfather and father act as Ambassadors for Haiti. Together the Joseph men have served a combined 100 + years of military service to date.
Growing up in the inner-city of Miami, Florida there are a lot of things that to see and learn. Vernet made a choice to develop and grow instead of becoming a statistic of his environment. Having a father who retired twice before he graduated school… How could he not be productive, when the message he heard all his life was to “Serve & Produce.” It’s not a surprise that Dr. Vernet is a leader who trains other leaders how to serve and produce a life that leaves a legacy.
He is not a novice to personal and professional develop. Before turning 17, Vernet was developing mentorship programs, running his student government and featured in local newspapers. His passion for entrepreneurship was sparked as a child when he saw a need in his neighborhood where he started his own business washing cars, mowing lawns and painting homes.
Thought Leader, speaker, business strategist and best-selling author, Dr. Vernet helps individuals, organizations, and corporations increase their bottom line, transform their performance and productivity for maximum results. By using his proven leadership tools, principles and practices that he has taught and shared with well over 50 countries to thousands of people in the last decade. Organizations and individuals are getting phenomenal results!
Dr. Vernet has been one of the Top 40 Productivity Experts to follow on twitter since July 2012. His thought-provoking insights influence, ignite and inspires many daily.
He has been recognized as a leading executive, professional and entrepreneur by worldwide organizations, an Honorary HERO Spokesperson for the Women Entrepreneurs of America Inc., Demonstrated Master Logistician by the International Society of Logistics Engineers, Logistics Transformation and Change Management and the Army Logistics University Sponsored by Pennsylvania State University.
This expertise and professional background helped Vernet create the Productivity 360, a progressive strategy that enables people from all walks of life to become more effective, efficient and profitable in the realm of business and life.
“A Veteran owned company in Arizona helping others to produce evidence and results through productivity.”
Live 2 Produce Enterprises, LLC is a veteran owned global thought provoking consulting company, committed to building individuals, organizations and corporations to produce productive citizens. The focal point is to help increase their bottom line, transform their performance and productivity for maximum results. Dr. Vernet Founded, Live 2 Produce Enterprises, LLC based on his living in full expectation (L.I.F.E.) philosophy. “I have based the company on four core elements: legacy, influence, focus and execution.”
At Live To Produce, we understand that busy doesn’t equate to being productive. We are committed to producing productive citizens by helping individuals discover, develop and deploy their potential and passion both nationally and internationally. This is accomplished through speaking, training, strategic and 1 on 1 coaching, consulting and executive/private masterminds. Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC helps individuals just like you do more with less by showing you how to increase your bottom line, transform your performance and obtain maximum results through productivity. Our high impact and inspiring keynotes / training sessions are known to revolutionize organizations and corporations while leaving a productive atmosphere. How can Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC help you and your organization?
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