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INTERVIEW WITH: MRS BUBBLES KANDHARI (BK)
INTERVIEW WITH: KEARN CHERRY (KC)
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Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw Powerhouse Global Brand Propagator
t’s a delight and an honour to welcome you into the New Year. This is a year of ‘repositioning’, and Powerhouse Global magazine (PGMAG) is set to bring fresh, educating and positive mind shift to our global readership. We are now unto our 12th edition, and it gets better as we travel on the road to discovering new ways of delivering better publications. PGMAG is aimed at connecting quality people from across the globe, through various articles and profiling of successful individuals. Our magazine embodies the totality of human interest. These include: Leadership development, property investment, Sports, Relationship, Personal development, travels, fashion, Food, Fine things, Social media, The law of attraction and many more. It is a publication for Leaders and aspiring leaders. We believe everyone has the ability to lead no matter where they may be in life across the globe. Each edition of this publication is set to showcase the brilliance of global leaders and aspiring leaders. As the editor in-chief, I look forward to working with various professionals and organisations from across the globe, and from all walks of life to deliver quality and informative publications.
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MRS BUBBLES KANDHARI (BK) PGMAG: Thank you for this great opportunity to interview you today. It is indeed an honour.
Bubbles Kandhari was born in 1951, educated in India and graduated with honors in Economics, Statistics and Politics from Elphinstone College, Mumbai. In 1976, she along with her spouse and two children came to Dubai to grow the family business and formed the Al Dobowi Group.
BK: Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity and honour to be amongst you all and sharing my views. PGMAG: From our research we discovered that you are one woman with a very powerful influence in the world. A woman who took on project that would have seemed ‘impossible’ to achieve, yet was able to defy all odds and brought the project to reality. Please tell us; who is Mrs Bubbles Kandhari? BK: I am the Vice Chairperson of Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara Dubai, UAE; Director of Al Dobowi Group, Dubai; Chairperson, Young
Hearts Group & Dubai Ladies Group in Dubai. Bubbles Kandhari was born in 1951, educated in India and graduated with honors in Economics, Statistics and Politics from Elphinstone College, Mumbai. In 1976, she along with her spouse and two children came to Dubai to grow the family business and formed the Al Dobowi Group. Her Vision is to grow into educating underprivileged children, promoting interfaith to bring peace and harmony in the world. The CSR and Philanthropic activities undertaken so far by her are teaching children on spirituality, Kirtan & Gurmukhi, Organising free Medical camps on Friday, Donating food packets to labour camps thru NGO’s every month & Education for underprivileged children. Her MAR-APR 2020
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biggest inspiration came from reading books on and of Guru Nanak Devji, Khalil Gibran, meeting Mother Theresa, inspired her into giving back to society and help her grow spiritually. PGMAG: As the ViceChairperson of the largest Sikh Temple in the Middle East and the second of its kind in the World, how does it feel to be in such a powerful position as a woman? BK: I am grateful to God Almighty who gave me the opportunity to serve and do SEWA. Mrs Bubbles with Lady Anita at the Gurunank DarbarTemple When I moved to Dubai with Surender in the mid 1970’s, the Sikh community was about 1,000 strong, in stark contrast to the 50,000 Sikhs in the UAE today. Private homes in Dubai weren’t big enough to accommodate mass gatherings year after year. The slow but steady rise over the years prompted Surender and his fellow community leaders to look out for a larger space for worship of the Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious scripture in Sikhism. But it wasn’t an easy journey to build a place of worship in a foreign land. We are indebted to His
Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice president and Prime minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai who donated the land and encouraged us to make the Gurudwara – which is the greatest symbol of the inter-faith-respect and regard for another. This gesture has been appreciated not only by the Sikhs of Dubai but by Sikhs all over the world. This magnanimous gesture has put a firm seal on a relationship which goes back hundreds of years. Today, I feel proud to say
When I moved to Dubai with Surender in the mid 1970’s, the Sikh community was about 1,000 strong, in stark contrast to the 50,000 Sikhs in the UAE today.
It has a consistent excellent review from Tripadvisor website recognizing Gurudwara Dubai as an awardee of “Certificate of Excellence for Superior Service” and making it the most photographed Gurudwara in the world. Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has included Guru Nanak Darbar in its list of attractions and establishments found in Dubai. Guru Nanak Darbar is also featured in the Dubai Tourism website
Mrs Bubbles with Lady Anita Guru Nanak Darbar has become the symbol of Sikh religious worship in the UAE. Thousands of pilgrims as well as people from other religions from across the UAE visit the Gurudwara. It has also become a must-visit tourist place for tour groups from India and UK. The Gurudwara has 35 full time staffs and dozens of volunteers who help organize events during festive times. It serves 10,000 vegetarian meals every Friday, and about 1,000 daily during the week to people who visit the Gurudwara regardless of their religion or race. Guru Nanak Darbar Dubai
is the first Gurudwara in the world to receive ISO Certifications for following management areas : • ISO 9000 - Quality Management Standard • ISO 14000 - Environmental Management Standard • ISO 18000 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard • ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management Standard Infact, the only religious institution in the world to get all 4 levels of ISO Certification. It has won two Guinness World Records titles for “Serving
PGMAG: What compelled you and your husband (Surender Singh Kandhari) to take on such an enormous task of building the second largest Sikh Temple in the world? BK: It was a God sent opportunity and a message from Surender’s grandfather when he was 8 years old to serve the community. It all started more than 58 years ago when his grandfather Atma Singh helped build a Gurudwara in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, in 1956. His grandfather wished that
Continental Breakfast to Most Nationalities (101) in 2017 and “Distribution of largest number of saplings (2083)” in 2018
Lady Anita with Mr and Mrs Kandhari at the Emirate Golf Club in Dubai. And also, Soniya Singh one day his grandson would also help build a Gurudwara too. Though at that time Mr. Kandhari was surprised but now he feels that all it was all destined to be so.
with other prominent members of the Sikh & Sindhi community in the UAE spearheaded the community’s efforts to build a place of Sikh’s worship in Dubai.
When your team members trust your leadership and they follow your footsteps, you have an overwhelming sense of comfort. We all work as one family.
The idea of the Gurudwara germinated 13 years ago when there was a growing need of a proper place of worship for the Sikhs. In his words a Gurudwara is not just the house of God but is the life force that ties the whole Sikh community together. He decided to do something about it and along
PGMAG: How would you describe your style of leadership? BK: I lead from the front. I first serve, take charge, set an example and let my team grow under my leadership. I take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission.
PGMAG: As a community leader what are the four keys of leading successfully? BK: • Effective Communicator • Being Accountable And Responsible • Commitment
giving is an important message from Guru Nanak Devji.
PGMAG: How do you create work/life balance amidst your busy schedule?
PGMAG: If you were invited to address World leaders at a congress, what would be your message to such powerful audience?
BK: Compartment style living. Prioritising the work and doing it diligently. PGMAG: As a woman with an extensive leadership and business experience, what would you suggest to someone who is struggling to find their voice in the global market? BK: First of all; Be sincere to yourself. Work sincerely and diligently. Learn to serve, share and respect others. Do not be bogged down by difficulties that may come your way. I follow the three main principles of Sikhism 1) Naam Japna – Practice meditation and constantly be immersed in appreciation of the Creator. The One Eternal God – Waheguru as we call Him. 2) Kirat Karni – to honestly earn by ones physical and mental effort while accepting both pains and pleasures as GOD’s gifts and blessings. Make honest and truthful living and keep 10% of it for charity. 3) Vand Chakna – Share and consume together. Sharing and
BK: We are but visitors on this planet, during this phase we must do something good, something useful with our lives. Treat people the way you want them to treat you. If you contribute to other people’s happiness you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.
came from reading books on and of Guru Nanak, meeting Mother Theresa and Dalai Lama and to some extent Osho inspired me into doing something and giving back to society and help me grow spiritually. PGMAG: What are the three keys which can positively transform the life of a leader if applied? BK: Hardwork Intelligent thinking Sincerity in approach
We need to help each other in times of difficulties.
PGMAG: Thank you for your time and contribution in making this interview a success. We are grateful.
We must share good fortune we enjoy. In the art of giving is the art of living. “RESPECT THE OTHERNESS OF OTHERS”
BK: I am grateful too for giving me an opportunity to showcase my work for the community.
PGMAG: Who would be your ideal lunch date, and why choose this person? BK: My husband, Surender. He has been my mentor. He taught me how to handle people and how to tackle problems. PGMAG: Who is your role model? BK: My biggest inspiration
• Innovation Creating Lasting Relationships.
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KEARN CHERRY (KC) PGMAG: Who is Kearn Cherry?
My background is in healthcare to include a degree in Occupational Therapy. I am the cofounder and director of Success Women's Conference which has over 1,000 attendees.
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KC: I am a collaborator and master connector. I am also a speaker, entrepreneur, coach, event developer and author. I am the co-owner with my husband of PRN Home Care which is 23 years old. My background is in healthcare to include a degree in Occupational Therapy. I am the co-founder and
director of Success Women's Conference which has over 1,000 attendees. I love giving which is why I am very active in my community. I am a mother of three adult children who are doing amazing things and I have one grandchild. PGMAG: Kearn, you are The Visionary Author of your new book anthology "Trail Blazers Who Lead" please tell us more
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KC: The purpose of this project is to allow the unsung Trailblazer to be heard. To show others that with â&#x20AC;&#x153;gritâ&#x20AC;? and determination anything can be done. To spotlight people throughout the world who are doing great things. There will be 30 inspiring individuals who lead courageously. They are Passionate, Collaborative, Disruptive and a Visionary. "Trailblazers Who Lead" is projected to be released early May 2020. The book signing will be at the Power Up Summit.
you to create this book collaboration to bring Trail Blazers all over the world together? What do you want readers to get from this amazing stories? KC: I wanted to highlight individuals who are really doing some amazing things, but it's in silent. It's time to share their story and bring it to light. I want readers to recognize what these ladies are doing to impact the world. Let others know that what they are doing needs
to be shared too. PGMAG: Kearn, you have a Power Up Summit which will be held May 29-31, 2020 in New Orleans, LA. Please tell us more about your conference and how we can support and purchase tickets? KC: My goal is to bring people together and provide optimal wisdom, encouragement and resources. I believe that many individuals like speakers, coaches and entrepreneurs are
PGMAG: Kearn, please tell us more about your amazing women who are going to share their stories in your Book Collaboration? KC: Though it is not a project just for women, our coauthors are women. They are doing amazing things in their community, work, ministries and more. They are teachers, career women, servant leaders, nurses, pageant queen, singers, attorneys, mental health providers, speakers, coaches and more. Several women are business owners or their own non-profit organizations. PGMAG: Kearn, what inspired
about this amazing project?
not creating enough streams of revenue for business survival. Some are not aware of all the opportunities. So, I am bringing people together in a smaller setting with presenters who can help them reach those goals.
brand ambassador, social media volunteers or tickets for the summit, email me at kearn@ prnhomecareservices.com.
As a person who create events, I will also be speaking on some of my specialty such as how to "Put Butts in the Seats" and "Getting Sponsors". Other presentations like "How to Pitch Yourself", "Getting Booked as a Corporate Speaker", "Creating Streams of Revenue", branding, social media and more.
KC: Collaborations are built from relationships so start networking. I do believe it's good to be competitive. It encourages you to push yourself, but collaborations stretches you to make real connections. Then both can benefit through collaborations.
If you are interested in speaking, sponsorship, vendor,
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PGMAG: Kearn, what does collaboration over competition mean to you?
PGMAG: What can we expect from you in 2020?
KC: Success Women's Conference will be September 10-12, 2020. I am also kicking off my radio/podcast show. I will be working with some of my nursing friends on bringing a new project too.
PGMAG: Please tell readers how they can follow, connect and support you on all social media platforms? KC: You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube under Kearn Cherry, Kearn Crockett Cherry or PRN Home Care.
I am Eula Clarke. I was born in the sunny Island of Jamaica, the oldest of three sisters and, grew up there with my family. My parents migrated to England in the 1960s where I was left in the care of my loving grandparents. I finally arrived in England at the age of 9, after my parent settled into their community.
pending most of my childhood and adult life in Birmingham, UK, where I went to school, education was key for our family and also more of a passion for me. A promising athlete at school, I completed my school years passing my exams and went into employment. I was employed by a Financial institution at the age of 18 and during my working years I was a brand ambassador for our community, helping to fundraise and support with training. I am an Award Winning Top Bank Branch manager and I am proud to have received numerous awards during my career. I have won the Women of the Year in the community
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within the UK and also three sets of Platinum awards, which took me to Greece, Dubai and Rome. This was achieved as a result of my management skills, team growth and performance, customer service and engaging with diverse individuals. I have now set up my own Consultancy Business Clarkes Associates Consultancy Ltd focusing on how I can coach and support ladies to be confident in their own growth and achieve their goals. The influence of starting my own Business was key after taking early retirement. Young at heart, I apply my 45 years of expertise and excellent communication conducting my new business at the
highest standards of integrity & professionalism. I know from my own experience that, regardless how well prepared you are for retirement, the finite nature of financial resources, and health and wellness is always at the back of your mind. While money is not everything, I decided to enjoy the richest season of my life and I opened my own consultancy firm with a focus on the health and wellbeing of women executives who, just like myself not so long ago, never think of themselves. It is an old dream of mine since I was in full-time employment and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the gift of time. I was working full-time, and therefore had no time for anything else. Having achieved everything I ever wished for (and more) in the corporate world, but at the price of my own health. I was inspired to become an Entrepreneur by the freedom of being my own boss, structuring my day, duties and development. I love helping others and building a team. This made me focus on me, for a change. It is a different kind of work, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly rewarding.
Clarkes Associate Ltd focuses on Women in Leadership, supporting female executives to be better managers and experts in their chosen fields. I have been suffering with high blood-sugar levels and I was always curious about alternative medicine options rather than medications. I began studying to become a Naturopath in Alternative medicine to address my own health issues and mitigate the damages created by workrelated stress over the years. In my capacity as a health and wellness coach, I am passionate about supporting my clients with their health concerns and vitality. I have tested various solutions to detox my own system, I have dropped from a size 20 to size 14 and I am maintaining my weight. My solution to wellbeing is transferrable and I use it to educate and guide as many women as possible! I also teach Women Leaders to become better managers and
experts in their chosen fields. This is done by setting and running effective Customer Services Programmes, leadership development projects and advising on business or career growth. This is necessary in order to breakdown the glass ceiling of their male counterparts. I do this through Consulting and training, Mentoring, Coaching and Keynote Speaking engagements. These projects can be done in â&#x20AC;&#x201C;house, through group sessions, one to one managerial training and online or offline mentoring, including weekend retreats. I have been married for over 40 years and have a beautiful daughter who is a Lawyer. The heart of having longevity in your marriage is to have great communication and above all, have fun! In my seminar I teach women how to have a powerful relationship with their husband and family and that they too can run a business with their spouse.
I have supported and put on an anniversary event for the Damilola Taylor Trust and raised ÂŁ6000 for the charity. This was a gospel event which was broadcast on Sky News and featured artists such as Four Kornerz and Urban voices. I have set up and ran Women In Leadership workshops around four cities: Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and London. This was a phenomenal event! I was also asked to help out with the Jewish community and set up a Dragons Den for children and was one of the panel of judges. I won the Wind Rush Award for Corporate Social Responsibility which was given to the local community in Birmingham. Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/profile. php?id=100012078493972 Instagram: @eul2975 Website : eulaclarke.com
I also work and support my community by supporting incubator appeals such as Baby bliss and making regular donations. I have fundraised for the Nigerian Engineering forum raising over ÂŁ1000.
When I started this journey, my health and wellness were at ground zero, I had to take a deep breath and start again, change my lifestyle completely and learn to live a wellbalanced life.
shley Little is The CEO/ Founder of Ashley Little Enterprises, LLC which encompasses her Media, Consulting Work, Writing, Ghost Writing, Publishing, Book Coaching, Project Management, and Empowerment Speaking. In addition, she is a Serial Entrepreneur, TV Host, Philanthropist, Investor and 5X Best Selling Author. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega. She is very involved in her community, organizations and nonprofits. Currently, she is the CoFounder of Sweetheart Scholars Non-profit Organization 501 (C-3) along with three other powerful women. This scholarship is given out annually to African American Females from her hometown of Wadesboro, North Carolina who are attending college to help with their expenses. Ms. Little believes it takes a village to raise a child and to never forget where you come from. Ms. Little is a strong believer in giving back to her community. She believes our young ladies need vision, direction, and strong mentorship. She is the Founder and Owner of T.A.L.K Radio & TV Network, LLC. Airs in over 167 countries, streamed LIVE on Facebook,
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Ms. Little is a 5X Best Selling Author of “Dear Fear, Volume 2 18 Powerful Lessons Of Living Your Best Life Outside Of Fear”, “The Gyrlfriend Code Volume 1”, “I Survived”, “Girl Get Up, and Win”, “Glambitious Guide to Being An Entrepreneur”, The Making Of A Successful Business Woman, and “Hello Queen”. She is a Co-Host for The Tamie Collins Markee
Radio Show, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Reflection Contributor for the book “NC Girls Living In A Maryland World, Sales/Marketing/ Contributing Writer/Event Correspondent for SwagHer Magazine, Contributing Writer for MizCEO Magazine, Host of “Creating Your Seat At The Table”, Host of “Authors On The Rise”, Co-Host Glambitious Podcast, Partner/Visionary Author of The Gyrlfriend Code The Sorority Edition along with The Gyrlfriend Collective, LLC and Lead Author of The HBCU Experience The North Carolina A&T State University Edition. She has been on many different Podcasts, TV Shows, Magazines, and Radio Shows. Lastly, she has received awards such as “Author Of The Month”, The Executive Citation of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Award which was awarded by the County Executive Steuart L. Pittman, Top 28 Influential Business Pioneers for K.I.S.H Magazine Spring 2019 Edition. She has been featured in SwagHer Magazine, Power20Magazine, Sheen Magazine, All About Inspire Magazine, Formidable Magazine, BRAG Magazine, Sheen Magazine, Front Cover of MizCEO Magazine November 2019, Front Cover for UpWords Magazine October 2019 Edition,
Courageous Woman Magazine, Courageous Woman Special Speakers Edition November 2019, Influence Magazine, Featured/Interviewed On a National Syndicated Television Show HBCU 101 on Aspire TV, Dynasty of Dreamers K.I.S.H Magazine Spring 2019 Edition, Dynasty of Dreamers K.I.S.H Magazine September 2019 Edition, Front Cover of Courageous Magazine December 2019, Front Cover of Doz International Magazine January 2020, Top 28 Influential Business Pioneers for K.I.S.H Magazine to name a few. Ms. Little received her undergraduate degree in English from North Carolina A&T State University. Next, she received her Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Ms. Little is a mover and shaker and she continuously pushes herself to be better than she was yesterday. She gives GOD all the credit for everything that has happened in her life. She has strong faith and determination to be great. She believes her only competition is herself. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
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ACHIEVING FANATICAL GOALS
have discovered that we are good at setting goals. As a matter of fact, we have reached expert status at doing so. The problem with this is that we tend to set goals that are too low - think about it. We serve a universe creating God. We serve a grave-robbing God. We worship a life rescuing God. But we set tiny goals. See what type of contradiction that is? My definition of a fanatical goal is one that is too big for me to accomplish, that require the supernatural and divine activity of God for it to come to pass.
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BRIDGET WASHINGTON My definition of a fanatical goal is one that is too big for me to accomplish, that require the supernatural and divine activity of God for it to come to pass. Fanatical Goals are the fuel behind a fanatical purpose. Have you ever had a fanatical goal that seems so huge that it feels like it will never happen? They are bigger than life! Fanatical goals push the envelope of the impossible. They should intimidate you. They should make you question
whether it can be done. Please understand that with fanatical goals it is not just you that is going to achieve it. It is you and whomever God designates to aid in the fulfillment. Those pieces of the puzzle will come together once you step out in faith to execute. Romans 12:2 MSG: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-towork, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best
thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well- adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops wellformed maturity in you. If you look at most self-help books and articles on the market that speak or teach about goals, you are most apt to hear the term SMART GOALS. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. I got to thinking one
day about this. Yes, I want my goals to be specific. Absolutely. But the rest of it... I don’t want it! Why? If I serve a mighty powerful, God, all bets are off on my goals being measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. If God has drops in your spirit Fanatical Goals, who are you or anyone else to see if it is “measurable”? God’s ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts, and if He gives the goal, you best believe He doesn’t care how big it seems to man’s eyes! We must stop putting God’s plans for our lives in a box and trying to place parameter on your ability to perform it!
Who are we to question if a fanatical goal is “attainable?” When God says in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Who are we to question if a fanatical goal is “realistic”? When in Mark 10:27 Jesus told the “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Who are we to question if a fanatical goal is “timely? When God tells us in Habakkuk 2:3: For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Who are we to question if a fanatical goal is “measurable” when in Ephesians 3:21 – “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, MAR-APR 2020
I believe you are coming into that season. And I believe if you choose to believe that something far beyond anything you could ever ask, hope, or imagine will happen in your life, you are going to receive it.
according to the power that works in us?” Please know that while you’re on your path to achieving your goal, you also must understand that you will have moments of "Is this really going to happen? Will it really happen for me? Are all the pieces really going to come together?" I look forward to the day when you have an encounter with God concerning your fanatical goals when you
could have ever even imagined. So, if today you’re looking at that big audacious goal, wondering whether it’s going to happen, I’m here to tell you YES, IT WILL! Choose to believe it!
have YOUR mind completely blown away, when your heart is racing, and tears joy sweep over you, and you ask God, “God, really?! This is so far beyond my goal! This is so far beyond what I believed that you would entrust me with to do!"
until next time, keep pushing!
I believe you are coming into that season. And I believe if you choose to believe that something far beyond anything you could ever ask, hope, or imagine will happen in your life, you are going to receive it. That’s what it takes to succeed in today’s world. We must believe in something bigger than we think we can do. And when you step out to do something great with your life, God is going to inundate you with a greater power coming in to deliver far more than you
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I believe in you. There is a team of other people who believe in you. Push through the doubt and choose to believe. Keep moving forward with faith, and
About BRIDGET WASHINGTON Bridget Washington is an empowerment speaker, author and personal development coach. Known as the Passion Inspirator, she is the founder of BríMarí Global, a personal and professional development company whose mission is to empower and equip the trailblazer to Live Fanatical. Bridget is the Host of the Living a Fanatical Life Podcast, and
the founder of the Live Fanatical Movement. In addition, she is the USA Chairperson of Personal Development for ALL Ladies League (ALL), which is the world’s largest all-inclusive international women’s chamber and a global movement for the Welfare, Wealth, and Wellbeing of ALL by empowering women’s leadership. Bridget is the author of "Fanatical: Living a God Inspired Life You Are Crazy About", and the visionary behind the compilation "Fanatical: 13 Trailblazers who are Living Bold, Inspired Lives. Additionally, she founded Aero Joi Travel, a full-service travel agency, which hosts the Girlfriend, Relax! Retreat, a fabulously fun getaway for women Contact Info/Social Media: Website: www. bridgetwashington. com Email: bridget@ bridgetwashington.com Facebook: www.facebook. com/bridgetempowers Instagram: www. instagram.com/ bridgetempowers Twitter: www.twitter.com/ bridgetempowers
CAROLE PYKE THE PERSONAL BRAND
I am an award-winning coach, International speaker, and CEO at Words that Deliver, a personal branding agency, and my life was turned upside down in February 2019 when stroke number two threatened to stop me in my tracks. But that is only part of the story.
hen I looked into the mirror, I recognised the features, but I had no idea who the person looking back at me was. The only reason I knew it was me was because I was the only black person in the room. To this day, I still wonder if the nurse had also been black would I have arrived at the same conclusion. My stroke changed everything. Not only did I have no major memories of life pre-February 2019, I also had no idea who I was or what I was here to do. I didn’t know how to walk and had no idea about the world outside the hospital, but I was determined not to give up. In one of the three hospitals I stayed in I attended a reading group with a patient, a nurse and two external people. We had a round table read and then a free flow conversation and the three non-patients turned to me and said you need to be a motivational speaker. I remember laughing as I was sitting in pyjamas in a wheelchair and I hadn’t had a wash yet. It was nothing I said, nothing I
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did, and they had never met me before, so their conclusion was based solely on the only thing I had to present, Myself! Even though I didn’t know who I was, the essence of what made me uniquely me was still alive and vibrant. All I needed to do was get to know her. People and Facebook memories have been instrumental on this journey as they have helped me piece together a picture of the person I was before the stroke. By all accounts, I have always, inspired and encouraged others, found the silver lining in every cloud and navigated my way over, under or around any obstacles that came my way. As I learn more about what makes me uniquely me, it seems like I was the only person that didn’t know the brand, Carole Pyke. This made me realise that so many more of us do not know who we are and have no idea about the value we bring to the table. When I left the hospital in April 2019, a powerful narrative began to unfold and that narrative began with a vision board but not the traditional
vision board, it was a Personal Brand Vision Board (PBVB), a visual affirmation of who I am and how I wanted to show up in the world. The amazing thing is when this board was created, I had no idea of its impact and value. I was helping a friend create her traditional vision board. God told me to create one too. I said no, as I didn’t have a vision for 2019. He was insistent. I appeased Him by choosing to create one that centred around me. Little did I know that God was setting me up with a powerful tool that would be invaluable three months later and go on to inspire and encourage so many others. My PBVB is a visual affirmation that has quite literally transformed my life and set the standard on how I navigate my way through it. I know who I am - I’m awesome - I am clear about the value I bring to the table and none of this is based on or swayed by someone else’s opinion. I run PBVB workshops and work with individuals on a one to one basis to create their own. I have supported, encouraged
I believe that your personal brand is more than what people say about you when you leave the room. It is the story you tell, the moment you show up and all before you utter a single word. People have told me I always thought like this. I believe it only takes a Spark to set your brand on fire and this second stroke has become that Spark giving me a unique opportunity to pause for a moment, albeit a long moment, and see everything I believe and have shared with others, over the years, play out in my own life. The Spark is also a methodology – story, passion, authentic voice, resources, know-how - I use to help others discover their story, unlock its value, develop the narrative and deliver their brand of awesome to the world so they position themselves for increased impact, influence and income.
I know am alive because I have things to do and I am taking that seriously. I’m on a mission to share my wisdom, experience and expertise and help others show up unapologetically on purpose. I have been interviewed on Sky News, BBC Radio London and appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show (BBC 2). I have spoken on several stages and platforms starting with being booked to speak by one of the people from the reading session in hospital, (it turns out she was the president of a Rotary Club) and includes speaking on the same stage as Marie Diamond from The Secret and I am off to Spain in March to speak and deliver a workshop at an International Women’s Day Event.
and inspired women from all walks of life for 30+ years to be the best version of themselves, but only now do I recognise and truly value what I have in my hand. My gifts, skill set, unique way of looking at the world and a determination to succeed against all odds.
I believe that your personal brand is more than what people say about you when you leave the room. It is the story you tell, the moment you show up and all before you utter a single word. People have told me I always thought like this.
I quite literally walk my talk! I am unapologetically me; I show up on purpose, have a heart to serve others and know I make a difference. That’s my story and if you meet me, I know you will not forget me!
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OBIOMA MARTIN (OM) OMAX Institute allows me to educate and equip all those who are willing to make their best better though learning how to start their own business, strengthen their business through best practices, improve customer service,
PGMAG: Who is Obioma Martin? OM: Daughter of the most high God PGMAG: Obioma, you have a passion for equipping women with the tools they need to, not only survive, but prosper and live audaciously. Please share with readers how you are changing lives through your passion? OM: Every day I get to serve, educate, pour, teach, mentor, coach, counsel and influence woman all over the globe through my daily podcast, workshops, events, online coaching programs, classes on college campuses, organization, small businesses, not for profit organizations, daily post and prayers on social media and just be authentically me. PGMAG: Obioma, you are The CEO/Founder of OMAX Institute. Please tell readers more about your Institute and how they can support and get
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involved? OM: OMAX Institute allows me to educate and equip all those who are willing to make their best better though learning how to start their own business, strengthen their business through best practices, improve customer service, establishing culture and climate through diversity training, workforce development and administration, professional development that includes developing who they are as a leader and working with their staff to increase employee morale, attract and retain quality and qualified staff, communication and synergy through the organization. PGMAG: Obioma, you are The CEO/Founder of OMARTWomen Supporting Women a not for-profit. Please tell us more about your amazing organization? OM: The vision and mission of OMART Women Supporting Women is to empower women
PGMAG: What makes your services unique? OM: I have always provided services rooted in what I needed. Once I learned how to navigate the welfare system, college system workforce system, political system, not for profit system and education system I said to myself I'm going to educate, equip, empower, and educate other woman. The struggle did not feel good and I'm committed
all over the globe to succeed above industry standards in the area of business, relationships, and parenting. I had my first child at 16, I moved out at 18 as soon as I graduated high school. I worked full time and was in school full time. I rented a room because I could not afford an apartment. My daughter father was a sperm donor. I failed out of college my first year because I was over whelmed. I made a promise to God and myself at 18 to help single moms and teen parents by providing them with affordable safe housing first and foremost and then skills that would help them in the workforce by going back to school obtaining their high school diploma or GED and then starting a career or preferably their own business. to being the voice for the voiceless. My story may not be different from others but my journey and authenticity is what makes my services unique. I live, eat and breathe literally everything that I do and say. PGMAG: Obioma, please tell readers about B.R.E.A.T.H.E.Empowered to Live a StressFree Life, a Book and journal? OM: I journaled my way out of depression, heartbreak, suicide, captivity and despair.
I was battered and abused, literally left for dead on many occasions throughout my life starting early in my childhood from molestation, to alcoholism, to being a mistress, to surviving an abusive and toxic marriage for 18 years to now being a single mom of 4 children who have had and has special needs requiring either an IEP or 504 plan to accommodate them in the classroom. All of this was stressful and on many occasions had me feeling like life was not worth living for MAR-APR 2020
me or my children. On many occasions questioning my very existence and feeling like God why have you abandoned me? Why is this my life? Why I keep going in cycles? Why can't I get a break? Why can't I be in a relationship with a man or woman that loves me with the agape love of the Lord and have no agenda to destroy me, my family, my business, my children and my name?
PGMAG: Obioma, what can we expect from you in 2020?
I had so many why"s. I started reading, journaling, and praying. The more I read, my faith begin to increase, the more I journaled my feelings, I started seeing a change in me. I started changing as I began to renew my mind with the Word of God. The stress started to fade away because for the first time I started getting clarity and learning about who I was in Christ.
The areas of my focus are Education, and Empowerment. Readers can join me and my phenomenal sister friends in June 5-7 for my annual B.R.E.A.T.H.E Conference taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania tickets can be purchased at www. obiomaevents.com. For those who are ready to take a deeper dive in their own professional or personal development they can sign up to coach with me at www.omazingyou.com or take one of my courses.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV) says Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. My path became stress free because I stopped leaning to my own understanding and I started trusting in God.
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OM: I'm committed to serving more people in 2020, I have transformed the lives of over 5000 woman since 2005 and counting. I am clear that I am called to help all those who are in captivity which includes trauma, abuse, toxic relationships, self harm, depression, brokenness etc.
PGMAG: Obioma, please tell readers how they can follow and connect with you on all social media platforms? OM: FB@obiomamartin IG@iamobiomamartin Twitter@iamobiomamartin
OBIOMA MARTIN Obioma Martin is an international transformational speaker, B.R.E.A.T.H.E. accountability-coach, author, small business expert, childcare strategist and esteemed advocate for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s empowerment. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for equipping women with the tools they need to, not only survive but, prosper and live audaciously, has launched her into a life of unparalleled servitude, wherein she continues to thrive by helping others. She is the founder of several organizations that serve the underserved in the community: Obioma Martin, LLC. is the umbrella company that provides coaching, mentoring, and speaking. OMAX Institute the center for leadership, entrepreneurship and child
development provides professional development, consulting, and coaching. OmazingYou is the publishing company and produces all informational products, events and apparel. OMART -Women Supporting Women is the Not for profit arm that focuses on providing battered women with children and teen parents with safe housing, workforce development, life after trauma and other supportive services and programming. We support survivors of domestic abuse and provide opportunities for them to start businesses and return to school. Martin has helped over 5000 women get off welfare and get the credentials required to complete and further their education. A life-long learner herself, Martin holds multiple degrees; associates in Early Childhood Education, Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Childcare Management, a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Early Childhood Education and Leadership, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program alumni, certified biblical counselor, and ordained evangelist. Martin is the author of several accountability journals that guide, both men and women, through the process of getting unstuck in every area of their lives. In 2018 she released,
B.R.E.A.T.H.E.- Empowered to Live a Stress-Free Life, a book and journal. Martin shares her stories of hardships, overcoming lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obstacles and the thin line strong women often teeter between superhero and suicide. This
gripping composition walks readers through a journey of self-discovery and selfdevelopment and brings them out at the end elevated, empowered, and equipped to live their best lives. In 2019 Martin released her
5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ps to prosperity power planner, calender and journal. This bundle focuses on the importance of pausing so you can think about what you think about. Processing so that you can discern the truth based on the promises of God from the lies that are told to us by people. We must pray about everything so that we can plan after God has given us instructions on what to do next. Pausing, Processing, Praying, and Planning in this order positions us to Prosper.
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Martin showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s us how to do just that with these products. Martin host annual events that include her signature ladies night out event, spa day, and her transformational life changing conferences. Women travel from all over the globe to attend Martin events and to coach with her.
Contact Martin at obioma@ obiomamartin.com Follow her on FB@ obiomamartin.com, IG@ iamobiomamartin.com, twitter@ iamobiomamartin Podcast @anchor.fm/obiomamartin Website www.omazingyou.com
THANK YOUR INNER UNICORN J. WINSLOW As humans we have a desire that drives us to such a point where we will do absolutely anything to either get or to become a certain image or persona. The question is: do we as humans truly understand what the term desire mean? Throughout this article will see that I am going to be speaking about four Noble Truths. H owever this is not to say that I am an expert in this field or in this religion where it derives from, but this is to explain the true reasoning why we always have a desire in our hearts.
hen you meet someone, you have no real idea about their journey. Like most, you wouldn't know my story by looking at me. I look 'normal', my scars are invisible. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never know now that when I was little I was filled with quirky fun and joy but early (by 9 or10) that had stopped. At that time the descriptors became: shy, unsure, scared, introverted, an
outsider. A total misfit. Chosen last for teams, or invited to parties, and for sure no one wanted to date me when it was time for that sort of thing. Nothing made much sense to me, and basically I felt that life was just some sort of very bad, ugly joke. Teachers humiliated me, saying unkind things that stuck for years, and few who seemed to notice me much. My parents sent me to summer camp
Chosen last for teams, or invited to parties, and for sure no one wanted to date me when it was time for that sort of thing. Nothing made much sense to me, and basically I felt that life was just some sort of very bad, ugly joke.
where all of that was amplified even more, since I was a lousy athlete and wore super geeky clothes that were many sizes too big (found out years later that mom thought I’d grow into them… really??) Home was hard too. Lots of yelling. Hearing what I did wrong, or could do better, or had to do right this minute!! All of which led to buckets of tears and getting sent to my room. More isolation. My family never really 'got' me which only added to my misery. I was seriously depressed and suicidal by the time I was 11. My only friend was the school slut, which is pretty funny since I was not getting much action myself… and my biggest fantasy
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was a fatal car crash. I'd dream about that all the time. Great use of creative energy, right? Rather than going on and on, let’s jump ahead to when I was 28. Still depressed and now divorced, starting over in NYC. At a party I met a guy who had some very interesting ideas about personal power and brilliance. He invited me to an event that had me realize that I could CHOOSE not to be depressed. That I was the decision maker, and that those others that had crossed my path should and could be swept aside to make way for another way of being. What a concept! Since then my world has not been the same. After that course I started
waking up happy and ready to see what life would bring me. Really good stuff, more often than not. A switch had been flipped somehow. Sure bad things happen, it's not all crazy beautiful all the time, but my life is SO Rich, that even dark moments don’t last as long. Nor do they get as dark as before. I have had many life changing moments since then, and I expect many more MIRACLES to come!!!! Flash forward a couple of decades and a crazy thing happened. My work, the thing that turned out to be something I'm really good at...is. get this: showing business owners how to be sure that they Don't Fit In, how they can
The sh#t that has happened on the journey, is what makes us Special, and it's WHY we went through all that in the first place. Your Journey holds the clues, and contains all the lessons that can catapult you to Success! Howdoya like that? Another really wonderful thing that I notice for myself and clients is how we listen to our intuition. Remember that part about being a misfit? When we see that each of us is a Unicorn we can focus on what special
sauce we bring rather than push it away. Only weeks ago I was sitting in the final session of another event that proved to be an up-leveling catalyst. After all the really real interactions I had there and all the amazing people that spoke on stage it was clear that I’m not the only one who has made my ‘Sh#t’ Shine!
I was seriously depressed and suicidal by the time I was 11. My only friend was the school slut, which is pretty funny since I was not getting much action myself… and my biggest fantasy was a fatal car crash. I'd dream about that all the time.
Here’s what I learned from all of this so far: 1. Your Crap is the Candle that leads the way for others. Really it is. Don’t deny it. Embrace it and it will lead you ahead. 2. Your tribe, the ones that will truly get you, enjoy you,
monetize being themselves, UNLIKE anyone else. How cool is that?? When we look at the totality of our experiences, then interweave our personal brilliance, our offerings become more attractive.
hire you and want more of you will NEVER ask you to put your true self away and play like it doesn’t exist. They will love you more for being real. 3. No matter what has happened, the best IS yet to come… it may include NEW even more serious challenges, but it’s coming. If I had realized my fantasy of croaking, I would have never known that. But that journey is REALLy helping now. 4. If you keep your ugly in a box, it doesn’t go away, smell less or have no impact on you. Instead get it out
there, acknowledge it and USE it. It’s damn good fertilizer. 5. And THE most important thing: Be GLAD for it all, do the happy DANCE for it!!! For every ounce of dirt, grime and tears that come with it. Be Thankful for Your SH#T, it’s what makes you special, You-niquely YOU and where ALLL of your riches reside. Begin today by thanking that part of you that knows this is true. Your inner unicorn who desires nothing but the best for you. Here’s the key to unlocking all.
About J. WINSLOW Branding Specialist and Strategic Planner, J. Winslow brings decades of solid experience to each project and leader she interacts with. Clients range from non-profits such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to Madison Avenue Biggies including: Women’s Day Magazine, Cover Girl and Elizabeth Taylor. She also enjoys working with TEDx speakers and students ready to leverage their own brand stories. For more information please visit UnforgettableBrands. com
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’m a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach and aspiring motivational speaker. I wear many hats and impact lives in numerous ways. I’ve earned two degrees in my field, one in Community Health Education and another in Health Promotion and Education. I’m also a Level 1 CrossFit trainer at Hub City CrossFit. My passion for speaking lead me to start a Podcast called “Coach Carter’s Motivational Movement”. I create motivational and faith filled content daily on Instagram and have an up and coming apparel line. My brand is called “SHIFTED". It represents 7 characteristics I believe we all need to practice in order to be the best version of ourselves. Selfless, Humble, Inspiring, Fearless, Thoughtful, Empathetic and Dedicated. My vision is to travel and speak at conferences. I want to share my life’s struggles and how I've overcome them to inspire people to never give up. I also want to help equip them with the tools to make a lasting impact on others and to ignite the change we need to see in this world. I enrich the lives of others by using a holistic approach of mind, body and soul to help them find and maintain balance in their lives so they can live
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a life filled with purpose and direction. I support my clients through nutrition counseling, exercise, mindset training and spiritual guidance. I believe that to truly make an impact in this world we have to take care of ourselves. We have to prioritize our energy and self-care in order to help others and I lead people in reclaiming that. I use many different methods to making this happen and base my strategy on each individual I work with. We work together closely and identify areas we can improve over an extended period of time. My nutrition philosophy is based on what will work for each individual consistently. I don’t adhere to a set of guidelines as I believe each individual will have an optimal eating strategy that is unique to them. I take into account my clients schedule, food likes, dislikes, allergies, goals, what’s worked in the past, budget and many other factors. Finding an eating strategy that is effortless is important to balance so we don’t find ourselves stressing and obsessing over what to eat and can spend more time on the things that are important to us. My exercise and training goal for my clients is simple. Move. Find what brings you
joy, what is fun and you will do regularly and stick with it. I encourage doing all kinds of activities. I believe that we should stimulate our bodies, not annihilate them. Spending countless hours in the gym can be exhausting and is counterproductive in reaching our goals. Again, the end result is balance which makes us more effective so we try to incorporate daily movement that is sustainable long term. When I approach mindset training with my clients it very interactive. We talk about life and the obstacles, issues and struggles they're dealing with. In my experience I've found people will expose how strong their mindsets are when just having a conversation. I listen for keywords such I wish, I can’t, I should have, there’s no way and other self-defeating sayings or mannerisms and we address them as they come. We reinforce positive thinking, “I am” statements and a multitude of other strategies to help strengthen their thought process and how they identify things that they're dealing with. I believe that how a person perceives the issue at hand determines how they’ll handle it and eventually dictates the outcome. We address the perception of what is happening in their life and start
with a proactive approach to viewing whatever life throws at us in a positive manner and as an opportunity to grow. My spiritual guidance is grounded in Christianity. I don’t push my beliefs on others and I love each individual I have the opportunity to work with. I will pray for my clients, I will quote scripture, I will support their beliefs but most importantly I provide a safe place for them to talk about their issues free of judgement or criticism or fear of having to get into a debate about what is right or wrong. For years I stayed away from the religious arena but felt convicted to open up about my faith and not to quench the flame and passion I have for God. It’s a taboo subject for many and controversial for most business owners. I’ve found that those who aren’t ready for that level of accountability or awakening will stay away or won’t be drawn to my services but on the other hand I fully believe that God is putting the right people in my life at the right time so being able to share and help others explore their faith has opened up a deeper level of relationship with my clientele. Andrewfcartertraining.com
or me, life is simple it’s about being healthy happy and financially secure, having the freedom both financially and emotionally to live life on my terms. In my 23 years as a financial counsellor, people have said to me ‘money is not the key to ‘happiness’ I reply if you have enough money, you can have a key made. Financial Freedom is a choice! Choose Financial freedom and gift yourself a wonderful happy peaceful life! How many of you are taking important financial decisions that will effect your well being? How many of you are just aware of what is happening? Financial Planning, what? Work, targets, entertaining, traveling, kids, extracurricular activities these are urgent, financial planning I’m told has to compete with these. It can be difficult to know where to start, not fully understanding financial
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SANDI SAKSENA In my 23 years as a financial counsellor, people have said to me ‘money is not the key to ‘happiness’ I reply if you have enough money, you can have a key made. products and seeking advice could be intimidating although not fully understanding the workings of the internal combustion engine doesn’t put us off buying cars. Shopping for financial products involves time and hardly gives the instant gratification of botox, fillers, body contouring or a trip to an exotic destination or just the mall! Constantly bombard with images of youth and beauty, when it comes down to it, Saving Investments, Life Insurance just aren’t sexy enough. Far from promising eternal youth and restructured beautification Financial Planning force you to confront the fact that you are going to get old, maybe sick and or be poor and dependent on someone.
Money, is a tool the means to give you the lifestyle you want - clothes, jewelry, accessories the beatification and maintenance of your personal appearance, entertainment, travel, property, whatever. Step outside my “I’m O.K., it will never happen to me” comfort zone, Take Responsibility Plan YOUR financial independence, take action. Don’t confuse financial independence with financial security. A monthly salary in your bank account or worse still an allowance/supplemnatay credit card from your spouse/ partner alone cannot render you capable of meeting all of your financial goals. It is how you plan and manage your finances which will result in fruition of objectives later in life. We are the women of the millennium trying to do it all and have it all. But how do we become financial independent or savvy when the kids are screaming, our husbands are demanding and our business associates are making us crazy?
Here are some irrefutable facts • Majority of women will spend almost 1/3 of their adult lives on their own financially • Women enter times of transition when they marry, become mothers, widows, get divorced, start working and retire. • Women seem to have less time than men to manage their financial resources • Women live longer than men by an average of seven years • 50% of all women older than 65 are widows. Widows frequently suffer sharp drop in their standard of living.
• A large number of first marriages end in divorce, subsequent marriages also end in divorce. • A woman’s standard of living declines as much as 45% after a divorce • It is never too late to consider that a marriage will terminate and to plan for that termination. • Women are often responsible for the care of an elderly parent, both financially and psychologically. • Women typically earn less and spend less time in the work force. • Lower earnings may result in lower pensions in retirement
It is difficult during a time of financial and emotional transition to think and plan. Clearly there is a great deal at stake for women…single or married, of all ages, incomes and ethnic backgrounds. However women can overcome these “barriers’ and learn how to build their Financial Security. This is the time women need to be at their most astute, financially. Most of us live - and think - as if the world were static, or as if it should be. As individuals, as women, and as members or leaders of organizations, too often the way we act, plan, and react betrays the assumption
Most of us live - and think - as if the world were static, or as if it should be. As individuals, as women, and as members or leaders of organizations, too often the way we act, plan, and react betrays the assumption that tomorrow will be much like today, that we'll slide by all right if we just get a little better, a little smarter, at doing what we are already doing that tomorrow will be much like today, that we'll slide by all right if we just get a little better, a little smarter, at doing what we are already doing. However reality is a lot different. Many women are not completely at ease or fully in charge of their money Nothing brings out emotion like the topic of money. Culture, and religion play a role and women often use this as an excuse for not taking financial responsibility. It is easier to find excuses or blame someone or something else
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These are the seven myths that women use as excuses for not taking personal financial responsibility.
SANDI SAKSENA TOR WITH THE UNIVERSE
Money is too complicated to understand • If I take a risk I will lose everything • I don’t have the money to save • I don’t have the time to manage my money • It is selfish to put yourself first • Someone else should be taking care of this for me • If I take control of my money I might offend others FOCUS ON YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY Take charge of your finances It will raise your morale You will stop feeling helpless It’s really that simple Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale. ~Zig Ziglar
A Tor - Accelerator, Mentor Negotiator, Manipulator, Motivator, Facilitator, Arbitrator, Orator, Commentator, Conservator, Invigorator, Moderator, Tutor ...... Yes, I’m All That And More. I offer all of the above to people who want more out of their lives ...... Money career relationships health wellness A long-time resident of the Gulf, I has lived in Kuwait, Bahrain and now in Dubai for the last 48 years. Circumstances pushed me to find a job, A late entrant into the work force age 44, with no previous work experience I could not even prepare a CV! I devote my time and energies to my career in personal financial planning. I lead a team of financial consultants at Nexus Insurance Brokers,
I believe that building trust, and loyalty, sharing and giving, dealing with integrity and honesty are essential ingredients to success in both the personal and professional arena. Personal experiences and insurmountable challenges are your best teachers! They make your stronger and more resilient. I am i a regular contributor to the media on topics related to personal finance, is a regular guest speaker on radio and TV and is frequently quoted in the business pages of the of local and international publications. I am is a sought-after speaker at conferences conventions and corporate events. She is a mentor, her focus is Leadership, Relationships, Value of self, going with flow Stay Relevant, and core focus - Financial Independence & Empowerment of Women.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS • Chartered Insurance Institute CII UK by examination www.cii.co.uk • Level 3 (Financial planning, Insurances and Financial Services General Insurance AWARDS • The Best Woman Entrepreneur Life time Achievement award 2019 Berkeley Middle East • Most Empowering CEO club member 2018 by CEO Clubs International • Most Inspiring Woman of Substance Dubai Women’s Run 2018 • Excellence is Corporate Leadership Award by International Sheroes Forum 2018 • Women Super Achiever Award 2018 - 5th women in Leadership Congress award • Burj CEO Award 2017 CEO Clubs International • Women Super Achiever Award 2017 - 4th women in Leadership Congress award • CEO Clubs Network (www. ceoclubsuae.com) Platinum Award in Corporate Leadership UNASCO and WILTME for supporting Women’s Initiatives and Women Empowerment
in an Outstanding and Professional manner over the years • 2016 Personality of the year World of Women Film Fare Middle East in recognition for valuable contribution to women in the UAE and beyond among others.
I head the division ‘Family Matters’ at Echelon Advisors and Management Consultants my family firm, and have a joint venture Business Beyond Gender a ‘career growth’ initiative among other projects. I serve as advisor on various international women empowerment platforms.
OTHER POSITIONS IN THE COMMUNITY • Founder –Laksh-ME a Trust in India focused on Financial Independence of Women • Permanent Trustee and Partner Manzil Centre for individuals with special needs www.manzil.ae • Forum leader Gender Equality Indian Business and Professional Counsel • Executive Director Being She a Platform for Empowering Married Women Advisory Board Member CSR UAE Actionaid • Life member Worldwide Association of Female Professionals USA • Life member Athena International USA COMMUNITY SERVICE • Health camps in association with Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of India
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ADVENTURE AND SPIRITUAL SEEKER • Arctic Circle, Peru Macchu Picchu, Bolivia Lake Titicaca, Bhutan, Shaolin temple China, Ulluru Australia, Shambhala Mongolia, Mount Kailash Tibet x2, Himachal Pradesh/Rajasthan/ Karnataka/7 states of North East/ Uttrakhand India • Sky Diving, Rappelling, White Water Rafting, Bungee jumping, Horse riding, Mushing with the huskies EVENTS WHERE I HAVE SPOKEN • SME WORLD SUMMIT 2015 2016 2017 2018 WOMEN ENTREPENUERS Facing challenges Overcoming Obstacles Health and Wellness for SME Owners
• SUPER WOMEN ACHIEVERS FEMINA MUMBAI 2018 • Health And WellnessWork Life Balance • INTERNATIONAL SHEROES FORUM 2016 2017 2018,2019 KEYNOTE Work Life Balance Belief And Intent Tune Into your Internal GPS • OFFICIAL MENTOR MRS INDIA GLOBE 2019 IN DUBAI • MODERATOR AND MENTOR DUBAI FASHION LEAGUE • MODERATOR BOLD TALKS WOMEN • HOST AND CHAIR OF LEADERSHIP AND • DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE LEAD 2017 • HOST AND CHAIR OF ARAB WOMEN IN • LEADERSHIP AND BUSINNESS CONFERNCE 2018
• https://bit.ly/39XbQn0 • www.thenational.ae/uae/ women-of-the-uae-sandisaksena-1.40175 • gulfnews.com/uae/drop• the-pretence-downsizesays-expat-in-dubaiwho-fell-on-hardtimes-1.61476672 • www.masala.com/ can-you-remain-this-fitpost-60-272438.html • gulfnews.com/uae/how-tostay-positive-in-a-time-ofadversity-1.64986191
SOME MEDIA • www.wionews.com/ opinions/blog-my-kailashyatra-from-the-mundaneto-the-sublime-the-journeywithin-255309 • lnkd.in/fDcmP7Y • Youtube: https://bit. ly/391vU7t • https://bit.ly/2wNyU9w
(www.fogsi.org) Pan India • Financial Literacy for women and Tribals in Central India in association with the NGO Mahashakti • Narbada Padh yatra Spreading Health Awareness among women in the child bearing years and building awareness on the how to be financially independent
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Bolatito Ayoola and Mr Surender Kandhari at Lady Anita's birthday business boat cruise Dinner in Dubai, UAE
Bolatiti Ayoola presenting the unique products at FLP HQ, Dubai, UAE
Lady Anita, Bolatiti Ayoola and Yeye Ajoke Ojo at FLP HQ, Dubai, UAE
olatito Ayoola is a wife, a mother of 4 children to the glory of God and a Marketing Executive.
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HON. EMEKA IWUEZE ESQ
on. Emeka Iwueze Esq is the newly elected Secretary General of Imo State Town's Development Association Lagos, Nigeria (ISTDAL). As a brilliant mind Hon. Emeka Iwueze Esq also holds the following positions: President General Isiama Autonomous Community Isiala Mbano LGA Imo State, Secretary-General Mandilas International Trade Center Lagos, Secretary-General Imo State Towns Development Association Lagos. Chieftain Ohanaeze ndi Igbo Lagos. No wonder the people regards and trust him to deliver the mandate. Hon. Emeka Iwueze Esq is one of the highly respected Nigerians. His integrity and uprightness is evident in his dispatch of his duties. With so many Awards from various organisations for an outstanding services to himanity, he still remains humble and always ready to help. In his capacity as a lawyer, he has broaden the minds of so many individuals to embrace abbitriation in settling matters rather than litigation. He believes that there are ways to negotiate settlement without the use of force and other liable system which can severe relationships. Building is better than breaking down he believes. Hon. Emeka Iwueze Esq can be contacted for legal matters and business engagements in Nigeria through firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Emeka Iwueze Esq during his swearing in ceremony as the General Secretary of ISTDAL
DUBAI SUMMIT 2020 • HILTON DUBAI CREEK, UAE • 11TH - 13TH FEBRUARY 2020
Lisa's presentation at FLP HQ in Dubai hosted by Powerhouse Bolatito Ayoola
Powerhouse women from Nigeria and UK at the Dubai event
Mr and Mrs Kandhari, Elizabeth Lucas and Caroline Emile at Lady's Birthday Dinner in Dubai
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Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit 2020
Lady Anita, Mr Kandhari, Ross Swan and Naoko from Singapore
www.powerhouseglobalmag.com Delegates from around the world at the Summit
Lady Anita as a speaker at the Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit 2020
Day 2 Networking dinner with delegates and speakers
Powerhouse Lavanya and Caroline at the Summit
Lady Anita and Powerhouse Sandi
Powerhouse Bolatito Ayoola delivering her presentation at Forever Living Products HQ in Dubai
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POWERFUL WOMEN GLOBAL FOUNDATION Powerful Global Women Foundation (Powerhouse Charity) was founded in 20l6 in Nigeria, West Africa, by Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw. The core objective of this organization is to transform the lives of women and children, through various projects centred around the need of the service group. In 20l6 Lady Anita single handedly fed over 400 children as part of “project feed l000 children globally”, and held an empowerment conference for the women. Through this project, so many women have gone to do great things with the knowledge they gained from the event. She recently held a life transforming event for women in Lagos, Nigeria as part of International women’s month celebration 20l8. The turnout was very encouraging. She is working towards supporting more families to keep their children and wards in school through” project back-to-school” starting in September 20l8. We are seeking for global support from individuals and organisations who would love to be a part of this service to humanity. Meet the African Representative of Powerful Global Women Foundation (Mrs Evelyn Emeka). A woman with the heart of putting smile on faces of others. A great entrepreneur in the network marketing industry. She is also a Powerhouse Speaker. To support us, please visit: www.powerhouseglobalwomen.com or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Charity Project: As part of our Global Annual commitment, we were able to successfully complete project feed the children 2019 mission. Over 150 children were fed at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. Powerful Women Global Foundation (PGWF ) is a charity set up by Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw in 2016. The service users are women and children. To support PGWF, please email email@example.com
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