Do You Know What I’m Thinking??
Do You Know What I’m Thinking: A Collection of Poems & Short Stories From the Modern Man – is a culmination of poems and short stories written by a different me, at various points and situations throughout my life and conversations with other contemporary peers. I take you on a journey of Love, Loss, Pleasure, Pain and my many insights. In all humility, if you are seeking poetic mastery, you won’t find it here, what you will find is Poetic Vulnerability, honesty and my truth.
High Heels On Gravel
Even the strongest women need a village to support them.
As women, not only have we mastered the art of emotionally, physically and spiritually saving everyone except ourselves, unfortunately, we have perfected the art of doing it alone.
In Heels on Gravel, author Tamee Gordon unpacks the often overlooked principles of women understanding who we are beyond the many labels we’ve attained throughout our years (wife, mother, employee, servant), to realize that empty cups others pour out on our behalf do not equate success – our healthy bodies, spirits and minds do! Creatively blending wisdom, charm and wit to introduce biblical context in this practical devotional with a realistic approach, Tamee shares personal anecdotes that will not only make you laugh, they’ll encourage you to maintain your Christian walk, while journaling your thoughts along the way.
No longer must women bear the burden of saving the world alone! We don’t have to do it by ourselves, and we can get the job done with our heels on. If you’re ready to show the gravel who’s boss, grab your heels and let’s start walking!
Not Bitter, Better
It’s very rare that the vicious cycle of generational curses reaches the point of accountability. Who is responsible for the pain, suffering, and inability of those affected by the cycle to heal? Too often, we find ourselves praying to be set free, while simultaneously using our own guilt to keep our self-inflicted wounds from healing.
In Not Bitter, Better, Dr. Katrina R. Sparks reveals how she overcame the hurt of growing up as a fatherless child, later becoming a single mother, and dealing with low self-esteem in order to shatter the generational curses once plaguing her family with purpose and grace. Using deft, personal insight that ignites every page, not only does Dr. Sparks provide readers with wisdom she attained from her own experiences, she unwraps the practical tools, resources, and guidance necessary to help others navigate through their own obstacles and put their fervent prayers into action.
For every woman who is ready to overcome and work towards their breakthrough, turn the page, and open their heart, join Dr. Sparks on this healing journey, using the bricks and stones that were meant to hurt you, to build the life you desire and deserve!
Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You’ll Love, Not Tolerate
Are you tired of being rejected and overlooked for jobs that you know you’re well-qualified for? How often have you felt as though it wasn’t your degree or level of experience that hurt your chances for the job, but the fact that you weren’t able to sell yourself and what you can bring to the position during the interview? Whether you are a recent college graduate or transitioning careers, if you are ready to land your dream job, this guide is for you!
In the book, Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You’ll Love, Not Tolerate, author Debbie Douglas shares twelve proven strategies she has crafted to help you go from being “looked-over,” to “highly-valued.” With over 20 years of recruiting experience, Debbie has first-hand knowledge of what employers seek in potential candidates, how job seekers should position themselves to land the job they are applying for, and what qualities help job candidates soar to the top of the hire list! The days of applying and hoping for a call back are over; Debbie has penned the unfiltered truth about why you aren’t landing your dream job, so that you can finally win the job you want!
Now What is the call to action to every candidate who is looking for guidance on their career journey. If you’re serious about stepping into the career that you’ll love, open the pages and dive in!
QUANTUM PROGRESSION™: The Art & Science of Career Advancement in The Age of A.I.
QUANTUM PROGRESSION: The Art & Science of Career Advancement in The Age of A.I.
With the rise of AI technology rapidly altering the corporate landscape, business professionals must prepare themselves to be agile in the ever-evolving workforce, not only to maintain employability, but to redefine what it means to be “qualified” for a job, and learn how anyone – Entry-Level through C-Level – can thrive while working side-by-side with AI.
In Quantum Progression: The Art & Science of Career Advancement in the Age of AI, Valerie Capers Workman – former VP, People at Tesla (known as “Tesla’s Top Diversity Advocate”), recounts her career successes while detailing the processes anyone can use to advance in this new employment paradigm. Boasting a career filled with strategic progression based on skill set acquisition, cross-functional team development and the transferability of excellence, Valerie consistently emerges as a top tier performer, leader and mentor in any role she acquires. During her time at Tesla, Valerie realized there was a repeatable method for career advancement that could be followed by anyone, in any role, at any point in their career. Now, she wants to teach those methods to you.
If you are willing to accept that AI will shape your career trajectory whether you are ready or not, Quantum Progression is the handbook you need to successfully navigate the insurgence of AI into every corporate sector and every business industry on the planet.
Stress and heartbreak didn’t keep you from making it through law school and passing the state bar. Take a moment, breathe, and celebrate yourself for crossing the finish line and not giving up! You done? Good…because now it’s time to get to work! It’s time to become an attorney that makes it rain!
In Rainmaking 101 From Day 1, author and former attorney, Precious L. Williams, walks you step-by-step through taking your career in law from a dream to reality. But not the reality you think. Showing up early and leaving late just to impress your partners and superiors isn’t the #truetea you want! Worker bees buzz, but not YOU. You’re a Rainmaker, after all – one of the real power players who can learn how to play chess by building the firm’s clientele, pushing the company as a leading problem solver, and onboarding a consistent stream of referrals to bring in more revenue. It’s time to learn the skills that will make it nearly impossible to get rid of you, King or Queen Bee! You’re an asset to the firm…and assets don’t play checkers!
If you’re ready for Precious to drop the invaluable knowledge they didn’t want you to learn in law school. I know you’re tired of keeping your head down to stay off the chopping block in the next round of layoffs. If you want a fail-safe plan to keep them from getting rid of you – become a Rainmaker From Day 1! Learn strategy, relationship-building on steroids, and how to turn your name into money with fire advice on every page! Worker bees are easily exchangeable, but a Rainmaker is NOT! Be the Rainmaker! Are you ready? Let’s GO!
It’s Not What Happens To You, but What Happens For You!!
Do you struggle with feeling unworthy of love? Have you ever thought that you are not enough? That you “just might have” asked for the abuse given? How many nights have you blamed yourself? Which day of the week do you break down in tears trying to forget? That maybe, if you had done better or given more, your path would have been more enjoyable. Danah Hayes knows all too well what it’s like to live in this painful space. This was her story, but in this book, you will learn how she overcame, was overjoyed, and was overly blessed!
In her book, Silently Speaking: Celebrating A Woman’s Journey from Abuse to Abundance, Self-Discovery and Transformational Coach, mentor, inspirational speaker, and founder and creator of the Evolve into Your Power Method, Danah shares her story of wrestling with the after-effects of abuse, coming face-to-face with the unimaginable, healing through the pain and walking in her greater power through her spiritual awakening. As you read each page, you will learn how to rise above and dismantle deeply ingrained emotional and mental blocks, examine your internal motivations, and align with the desires of your heart so you can embrace your power unapologetically.
So, if you are ready to celebrate the journey, this book is for you!
The Period Posse
Growing up is hard enough, but as Leigh and her friends are about to discover, things get real when our bodies begin changing!
Realizing that their classmates are just as confused about menstruation as they were before their families helped them understand what it’s all about, Leigh and her friends – Ada, Lena, and Sandi, form The Period Posse, a group to research, support, and educate their peers about the about the journey through menstruation. Together, the young change-makers advocate for improved menstrual education in schools, but when they’re met with challenges from administration, will they give up championing for other girls to embrace the changes in their bodies and raise awareness, or continue fighting for menstrual equality for all?
The Period Posse: Embracing Change and Empowering Others is an inspiring tale of friendship, growth, and the power of young voices to embrace knowledge, break stigmas, and join the movement for positive change!
Through Her Eyes
Dr. Arthur Vaughn shares the story of his family’s journey from enslavement all the way through the Great Migration—the period when 6 million formerly-enslaved people journeyed North from the Antebellum-era South. He shares stories his grandmother Rosa Mae Woodall told him over the course of her life though conversation and letters. Using historical records and detailed research, he offers a compelling tale of his maternal family through the perspective of the women who lived it.
The story begins with his earliest known ancestor, Katy Dawkins, who was born in 1802 in Virginia and later sold to a southern enslaver in South Carolina. Next, Grandma Rosa Mae Woodall shows us what life was like for a woman who looked after her siblings when her mother passed, lived through the Great Depression, and ran her own business in the 1950’s. In great historical detail, Vaughn uncovers the harsh realities women experienced during plantation life as well as the realities of Jim Crow and the segregated North after the Civil War.
Dr. Vaughn does a marvelous job accurately portraying the thoughts and emotions felt throughout this over 100-year family journey that set the foundation for generations to come. Through Her Eyes takes the historical context we skimmed over in school and hones in on the internal struggles and personal achievements of real people who lived through slavery and antebellum times. Vaughn’s passion and attention to detail make this a must read for anyone interested in visiting a foundational time in our history.