September 2009 - About Our Cover: Paula Shoup

Paula Shoup is passionate about helping businesses and individuals navigate their way to success more quickly with less stress. She has been a leader in multiple fortune 100 & 500 companies and worked with suppliers across many cultures.  Her passion to help others succeed led her to create int

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August 2009 - Raising The Bar With Dee Marshall

It was a delight to meet Dee Marshall. Our paths crossed at the Women's Empowerment Expo in March of 2009 where over 20,000 women gathered. Dee and I happened to worked together on a panel discussing the topic of women in transition. We fell madly with each other's vision and the things we're co

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August 2009 - About Our Cover: Dee Marshall

A sought-after speaker, career and business coach, TVOne Makeover Manor Life Coach Dee Marshall is the founder of Raise The Bar, LLC a coaching, training and development practice dedicated to helping women achieve their career and life goals and realize their full potential. Her practice focus is li

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July 2009 - Sandhya Gupta, In Her Own Words

I was born in New Delhi and obtained a degree in Indian Literature (graduating with honors). I also earned a degree in Textile Design from Delhi University. I am married with 2 adult children.  Since 1992, my husband and I have been based in Milan, Italy. My husband worked for one of the largest tr

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July 2009 - Our Cover: P3, The Italian Way

By Lisa Thomas  As I stood on the streets in Milan, Italy, I witnessed a number of incidences. First, a woman reached over and touched what appeared to be a friend on her shoulders and blew kisses in the air to her left and then to her right. Just a few steps away from the women was a peaceful-l

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June 2009 - Our Cover Interview: Dr. Joy Ohayia

by Lisa Thomas After speaking on a panel of incredible women at the Women’s Empowerment Expo 2009, with over 20,000 women in attendance, I stumbled upon another incredible speaker. Standing at 5 foot even was a poised, statuesque woman with a body most would die for. She had on an amazing pink

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June 2009 - About Our Cover: Dr. Joy Ohayia

Get Focused and Get Results! Body Image Motivator Dr. Joy Ohayia, founder and President of QuantumQuest knows how to do both. After 20 years of keeping herself fit, Dr. Ohayia founded QuantumQuest to provide natural holistic, nutrition and fitness programs to clients. In her late 40’s, this super

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May 2009 - Paula McCoy: Standing at the Crossroads

Finally, it was a quiet day in the office of CEO and President of The North Carolina Minority Support Center, Paula McCoy. I was particularly struck by Paula's humbling presence and her passion for helping communities succeed. What a fascinating story! How often have you heard people talk about f

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May 2009 - The President’s Corner: Embrace Life!

By Lisa Thomas I was sitting in my office today looking at a white sheet of paper. I couldn't seem to find the words to convey to you, so I just sat there staring. The white sheets seemed dark and lonely. What could I place on this lonely page to make it come alive? I mean no answers came, no ove

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May 2009 - Our Cover: Paula J. McCoy

Paula McCoy is a native of Winston-Salem. She attended the public schools and graduated from Carver High School. She received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from North Carolina A & T State University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education and a Master of Arts Degree i

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About Our Cover: Patricia Varley

April 2009 - About Our Cover: Patricia Varley

Patricia Varley, MHSA is a National Speaker & Facilitator, Business & Personal Coach and author who focuses on integrating professional, personal and spiritual growth. She has successfully worked for the past 15 years with entrepreneurs, business owners, companies and national organizatio

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Cover Story: Patricia Varley - Reinventing Success

April 2009 - Cover Story: Patricia Varley – Reinventing Success

It was a quiet sunny day one windy Friday afternoon when Patricia Varley and I had a chance to sit and chat. Patricia is such a strong leader who embraces the feminine woman within her. Patricia took me on a journey of her transformation into the international speaker, Business Coach and author she

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March 2009 - Our Cover Story Interview: Taking Off the Golden Handcuffs

By Lisa Thomas It was a busy afternoon when I had an opportunity to speak with Michelle Gethers-Clark. The phones were ringing and people were  coming in and out, but we found time to sit quietly and talk about her life. Michelle has a fascinating story. I named her story Taking O ff the Golden

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March 2009 - About The Cover – Michelle Gethers-Clark

Michelle Gethers-Clark is Senior Vice President of Card Operations for American Express. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all of the daily operations of the American Express Service Center in Greensboro comprised of 2200 professionals. Michelle joined American Express in 1987 at

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February 2009 - Smooth Sailing with Vicki Freed

It was amazing speaking with Vicki Freed, Sr. Vice President of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Vicki with such grace and poise talked candidly about her journey of balance, passion and power. Unlike some others I spoken with Vicki, did not start out with an intention to go into the travel bus

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February 2009 - About Our Cover: Vicki Freed

Vicki Freed is Royal Caribbean International’s senior vice president of Sales and Trade Support & Services. Vicki FreedFreed oversees the company's 345-person sales force, the largest sales team in the cruise industry. She also manages the company's Trade Support and Services division,

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