Recipe for soul-Filled Living…to my global sisters!!

Start with one cup of talent, and three cups of gifts,
Blend in a heap of goals, and add a can-do attitude to this.
Stir in seven tablespoons of dreams, a cup of good habits and nine dashes of belief,
A few more key ingredients and this invigorating recipe will be complete.
Infuse sprigs of servant leadership and intentional flavoring to this bubbling roux
Whip in spirit of greater good, and essence of a spice called courage to be you.
Add an ounce of purpose, some grit and unwavering resiliency too,
Mix in a tablespoon of divine vision, and saute these ingredients just for a few.
Combine a half-cup of persistence, with a hint of passion sweet,
Together, personal passion, purpose and persistence will make this recipe unique.
Toss in a pinch of gingered hope, some love and a hint of fresh faith,
Pour in two pints of focus and a quart of determination according to taste.
You need to add a pound of courage, a cup of forgiveness, maybe two,
Shake in a branch of lemon grass, a bit of soul seasoning ads gusto to this wonderful life stew.
Simmer all of the ingredients and be sure not to boil,
Remember that to achieve anything in this life, there will be some toil.
Anything you mentally conceive, you can most definitely achieve,
Everything first begins as a vision, a quest; a precious dream.
Fill your plate; enjoy this dish, your hearty life stew,
Let it guide, inform and nourish, all that you do.


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As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

Leadership indeed is the difference maker and can certainly be a deal breaker. It is essential for growing organizations, achieving outcomes and moreover, impacting lives. However, as you also know, leadership cannot be an idea we simply talk about; leadership is intentional execution, visionary solutions, ultimately; it is the actions, we must live out daily.

My solution focused, goal-oriented outlook on life and my passion for equipping others with knowledge and tools essential for reaching their goals led me to join the John Maxwell Team. Prior to joining the team, I spent 20 years designing, implementing and evaluating organization, human and leadership development programs in the public and private sectors across the United States, the Caribbean, the UK and Africa. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and advanced degrees in Management with a focus in Organization and Leadership Development from Antioch University. I am the author of five books; all focused on the competencies key to personal and leadership development.

It can be challenging juggling daily personal and career responsibilities effectively; I have learned this first hand. This is why you must have a structured and practical plan in place to avoid becoming overwhelmed, overly stressed, and ultimately derailed from achieving your goals. I have personally used these tools to enhance my own personal and leadership productivity, development and decision-making skills to both create a more balanced lifestyle and purposeful work life, as well as to coach the same in others. I have been studying and personally implementing the philosophies behind personal development and the role emotional intelligence and vision play in leadership effectiveness for the last twenty years.

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Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe

 CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women As They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroompenned by Virgin Islands resident and Social Entrepreneur Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is a must read says two Echoing Green Fellows finalists.
According to the organization’s website, Ameca Reali and Adrienne Wheeler, who have been chosen as 2011 Echoing Green Fellows finalists in the category of Cooperative Advocacy for the People, focused on Civil and Human Rights, say DeFoe’s latest book is one every social entrepreneur should read.
Founded some 25 years ago, Echoing Green has invested over $30 million in seed funding to social entrepreneurs and their organization as these visionaries strive to solve some of the most challenging world problems. After receiving over 3,000 applications this year, the 2011 Fellowship finalists were selected; 22 visionaries passionate about working for good.

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women leading change

By Laurie Gayle, YWCA of Great Britain.

I want to spend a little time extracting some data for us to digest before going on to talk about how YWCA programmes address the gender gap relating to STEM.

Laurie Gayle

All the experts agree that the greatest job growth in the world is predicted to be in the industry of engineering. There is an enormous shortage of engineers and big data talent to meet industry needs now and in the future and so, attracting more women to these fields is critical to solving this problem.

So, why is there a problem? Overall it comes down to the world not producing enough students with the right skills. In the last 20 years, engineering enrolment has remained stagnant in the US despite enormous industry changes. Whilst technology has radically evolved, interest levels have not and this is particularly true for women and girls.

Just 18%…

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