I wanted to create this platform to allow individuals to share their story on how they are impacting the world in their own way. From the minister, attorney, doctor, caregiver, singer, nurse, soldier and the everyday person who decided to Make It Happen! These individuals have recognized that there is a calling on their lives to never stop until their mission is complete. I wanted people to share their stories on how despite the failures, disappointments, illnesses, or struggles, they were able to “Make It Happen”. See life is full of setbacks. There are always peaks and valleys that you will need to walk or climb. Through it all it is up to You to Make It Happen
#1 International Bestselling Anthology in 5 categories
I wanted to create this platform to allow individuals to share their stories on how they are impacting the world in their own way. From the minister, attorney, doctor, caregiver, singer, nurse, soldier, and the everyday person who decided to Make It Happen!
#1 International Bestselling Anthology in 5 categories
Visionary Author Message
Kearn Crockett Cherry
You see I have had this title for over fifteen years. I wasn’t sure if this is what I really wanted to do. Are these the stories that people need to hear now. Well, God gave me confirmation that this is the path I should follow. I have been called to pull people together and share their stories to the world. Everyone has something that needs to be shared. A story or two that needs to be told. I have been appointed to ensure that happens. One morning when I was in doubt and really was not sure that God had called me to do just that. He sent me confirmation through a social media post. Isaiah 60:22 rolled across my screen. “When the time is Right I, the Lord, Will Make It Happen”. This confirmation was all I needed.
My goal for these authors is to share their story not just with the individuals who know them, but the world will be on notice. These authors have sacrificed, some have survived life threatening conditions, several have almost died, BUT GOD had a greater calling on their lives. Many of you will read their chapter and understand that You too can make it happen. These stories are to move you to take the leap and Make It Happen. Don’t wake up tomorrow after reading this book and do the same thing that you did the day before. Hopefully, you will feel challenged to step out of your comfort zone and walk in faith to make it happen. There’s a calling on all of our lives to walk in our gifts. These gifts were given to us at birth (Proverbs 18:16). When you walk in your gifts the world will make room for you. There is no time like the present to “Make It Happen”.
Natasha Grano is the nation’s #1 Mindset Coach and ‘number 1 female motivational speaker under 40 in the world’. She is a thought Leader to the new generation and Manifestation Expert.
Natasha’s journey began as a Global Influencer and is now a bestselling Author and The creator of the renowned MBS Method (Meditational Behavioral Synchronicity)- your transformation to a greater life! Her knowledge has gained over 100 Million Views and her programs have helped over 1.5 Million people transform their lives, making her one of the most respected names in her field online internationally. Natasha has been learning and teaching Mindset for the last 15 years for all kinds of people at different stages of their life, incl. Entrepreneurs with 9 figure businesses and A-list movie stars. Natasha’s mission is to share her message with the world and make her wisdom available for absolutely anyone, anytime to be able to overcome any kind of suffering too as she did.
Drawing on her own traumatic experiences she went through, Natasha shows you how to transform your life in every area and take back control of your health, wealth, love and success. She also has a strong focus on success mindset and coaches on How to use your network to create your Networth by elevating you and your business to the highest level.
Sola Adenekan is the daughter of an Engineering Pioneer, who was on the team of engineering designers of the first handheld camcorder at Motorola. She is a granddaughter of the Civil Rights Movement, a businesswoman, a mother, a mathematician, an award-winning documentary filmmaker( 2018 Human Rights Pillar Award for Film), and a videographer for the Women’s March.
She is the founder of Transmit Media and the forthcoming immersive social impact podcast network.
Transmit Media is a multimedia podcast production company that creates socially driven content designed to activate progressive audiences. Their groundbreaking content includes the forthcoming multimedia podcast, The Kitchen Tables Series. The Kitchen Table Series brings together elected officials, candidates running for office, and people affected directly by social issues together in a “virtual” room to craft policy solutions to those issues. Past guests have included Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, US Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Ayanna Pressley, and activists Angie Kearse, Emerald Garner, and journalist Nylah Burton.
She believes in centering emerging and marginalized voices in the media in order to shape a new narrative in society. She is a graduate of New York University and is pursuing graduate studies at Harvard University.
Dawn Lieck is a world-class business professional with remarkable expertise in the areas of wellness and multidimensional coaching.
A mirrored portrait of what it means to be a “Renaissance Woman”, Dawn’s abilities have earned her professional respect amongst generational influencers.
Setting the standard in her field, Dawn is an International Speaker, best-selling author, and the CEO of both Finally Free, LLC, and Dawn Lieck Enterprise. Affectionately known as the “Transformation Life Coach”, Dawn helps successful professionals harness their true potential by putting them in touch with themselves on an intrinsic level. Having an unyielding passion for personal development, Dawn motivates clients to renew their perspective, conquer fear, and to create life balance using a system of pragmatic strategies.
Dawn’s mantra is simple; “DO IT SCARED”.
The result has been phenomenal, as Dawn has enjoyed wide-ranging success and is in high demand, from both domestic and international audiences. Dawn has held a three-year consecutive election, as one of the Top 100 Women to Know on the Gulf Coast, where she was also featured as a Woman of Achievement Entrepreneur Finalist.
Though her talents lead her reputation, her heart for service leads her path, as Dawn is involved in many organizations on the Gulf Coast including the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Board, Back Bay Mission Advisory Council, Leadership Gulf Coast Graduate, VP Membership Chair for Lighthouse Business and Professional Women, Chair for Success Women’s Conference and a team lead for women at Habitat for Humanity.
Rita Green is a Biloxi native with ties to the southern Creole country of the United States. She attended both the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of New Orleans with focuses in Business and Psychology. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities and Mississippi Heroes, a nonprofit organization that highlights caregivers.
She is a Marketing and Hospitality enthusiast with over 15 years in the hospitality and corporate industries combined including various hotels and casino resorts.
She is currently Owner and Founder of Geaux Fig Co., a digital marketing and project management firm. She is also Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of Diamond Ambitions, a philanthropic organization.
She is a wife and mother of four and actively contributes to the business and economic development of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by supporting startup companies and creating areas of opportunity for the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s entertainment scene with her husband’s company, Geaux Time Entertainment.
She has received several nominations, awards, and accolades, including most recently 100 Successful Women to Know of Gulf Coast Woman Magazine, Top Influencer Success Women’s Conference, Woman of Achievement Finalist for Lighthouse Business Professional Women Corporate Category, and Nominee for Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women. Her true rewards are measured in the lives she touches in her community, her country, and the world.
She sees the sky as the limit which is why she chooses to focus upon the infinity of the universe.
Dr. Kathy Amos, a woman of many hats, has served as a leader of leaders in her community, state and nationally for the past 10 years and in senior leadership of church and marketplace ministry for the past 19 years. Dr. Kathy is the CEO/Founder of Business Empowered Mississippi Chamber of Commerce, a Community of God-loving Business leaders that through biblical principles bring growth and transformation to the workplace and marketplace. She is also CEO of The Best of Mississippi Awards, LLC, and the iBud Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Kathy is an independent certified coach, empowerment speaker and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. She is the CEO of SOMA Coaching & Consulting LLC.
Dr. Kathy has been recognized both locally and nationally for her outstanding leadership and her contributions to honor and empower others. Her philosophy and favorite quote is “Everything rises and falls on leadership” – Dr. John C. Maxwell
Dr. Yolanda Jerry is a Best-Selling Author, speaker, business guru, and CEO and Founder of YJ Empowerment Solutions LLC, a multidisciplinary advocacy program, invented to help clients push beyond their past traumas, and elevate to the next level, both personally and professionally.
Affectionately known as the “Empowerment Advocate”, Dr. Jerry is reputed for her innate ability to exhort multi-generational audiences through her powerful and relatable messages; as she passionately advocates for truth, healing, resiliency, and personal growth.
Yolanda’s mantra is simple: Accept the past. Focus on the now. Impact the future.
Adding to her philanthropic capacity, Dr. Yolanda Jerry is also a retired Air Force veteran and Co-Founder of Bridging The Gap Transitional Age Youth Program. She is recognized as both, a highly decorated professional and nonprofit organizer, receiving numerous awards and recognition, for her contributions to charity, business, military service, and community.
Yolanda currently holds chair on over 14 well respected community organizations, attesting candidly, to the force she is in the arenas of business and servant leadership. When Dr. Yolanda Jerry is not out advocating for those in need, she is a loving partner, mother, and friend.
Dr. Nichole Peters is an professional certified life coach, media mogul, international motivational speaker, executive producer, journalist, publisher and #1 award winning bestselling author. In 2020, Dr. Nichole received her PHD in Leadership and Biblical Studies. In 2019, she received two honorary doctorates in Christian education/counseling. She is the CEO/Founder of Women of Love, Power and Respect and Believe In Your Dreams academy, publishing and television. Dr. Nichole purpose is reaching back coaching other women and youth who suffered from traumatic experiences to become Believe Warriors by snatching back their healing power of self-love through Supernatural PRAYERS, wellness retreats and empowerment conferences. She is a die hard advocate for domestic violence survivors. Many Surviving Believe Warriors calls her “The Breakthrough Catalyst.”
The passion and the power in her voice when she speaks to the voiceless is reaching millions of wounded souls from all around the world. Dr. Nichole garnered a social media following of over 80,000 with an international reach of 4.2 million. She stands boldly to deliver many powerful messages to break every chain that is holding them back and to always live off real love and not abuse.
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Healing is one of the most profound necessities required throughout our life’s’ journey. Helping others along their path toward healing, is the compassionate professional, Gloria Walton.
Gloria Walton is an author, advisor, humanitarian, and almoner, with an inherent gift to aid in the healing of those burned by diverse traumas. Having had over 30 years of professional experience at the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and a display of outstanding leadership while overseeing many philanthropic centers, Gloria has determined that it is her life’s calling to serve and heal those, carrying burdens of oppression and abuse, through her unique skillset acquisition including; a blending of management theories, a command of social service’s practice and procedures, and a deeply ingrained spiritual commitment, coupled with her interpersonal insight, and a genuine heart for people.
Gloria Walton. Leader. Advocate. Legend.
Some would think that having your father reported as a missing person, a diagnosis of a pituitary tumor and facial Bell’s Palsy would be enough to halt the dreams of any woman. Then you have not met Tonia Blackwood, CEO of Then I Rise Enterprises, LLC. A Certified Life Coach and Business Strategist, she specializes in Confidence and Mindset, bringing over 25 years of corporate & entrepreneurial experience in coaching, talent acquisition, marketing, business, and sales. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Management Studies with a concentration in HR, an Associate degree in Business Administration, and a certificate in Women Entrepreneurship from Cornell University.
However, it’s not her degrees or certifications but her courage and determination that helped her turn pain into power. Her personal triumph story of family tragedy, business and medical challenges have equipped her to empower others to reboot, rebuild, and reclaim their lives.
For 21 years, Yasha has built a reputation for recognizing challenges businesses face and is skilled in solving them using innovative techniques. She has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies, helping to establish strategies and processes. In addition, she thrives on helping small businesses overcome challenges by providing customized growth solutions. Yasha is ranked in the upper 1% of women who hold the MBA/MCS dual degree. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Jackson State University and a M.B.A. in Marketing and E-Commerce and a Master of Arts in Applied Computer Science, both from Saint Xavier University. She also has multiple certifications.
Yasha is an author, coach, speaker, and the proud owner of 4 businesses. She has won the Web Guru award, the Values in Action award, and she has won 2 Bravo! awards for Technical Expertise and Quality. She has led the design and development of 52 websites.
Santee Ezell is a founder, public health advocate, grant writer, community activist, and sociologist. She wears many hats from serving as the Assistant Director of Health Promotion & Wellness at MS State University and Founder of Black Girls Rock of MS, Inc. With high regard in education, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Science in Community Development with various certifications in Prevention & Public Health.
Santee Ezell has received numerous awards which include Starkville’s Hometown Heroes, Rising Star Under 35, Girl Scouts Heart of the South Woman of Distinction, and the PEARLS Mentoring for Girls Health & Wellness Award. She was recently selected as Outstanding Black Female Leader by Shoutout LA magazine.
In addition to wearing many hats, the one that keeps her full of joy is being a mom. From band, soccer, and robotics, her two children Xavier and Jordan keeps her going.
Owning her personal story of overcoming a traumatic childhood, low self-esteem, alcoholism and domestic violence, has given Sandy a great sense of relation with communal advocacy. Through her advocacy, she is reputed a trusted help in her local community, Sandy holds an annual Love Doesn’t Hurt Annual Domestic Violence Walk. In hopes to heal, prevent, and bring awareness to the painful epidemic of domestic violence.
Sandy serves as an active Board member of several non-profit organizations that provides housing for women inmates recently released. Active Board Member of Business Empowered Mississippi Chamber of Commerce and Chamber. Brand Ambassador with Success Women’s Conference 2020. Sandy is a Licensed Evangelist and serves in various capacities in her local church.
When Sandy Sanders is not out changing the world through a simple conversation, Sandy is a loving wife, devoted mother of 3 Adult children, and a grandmother of 4.