WomenTransforming the Lives of Others: Kalyn Risker, Founder of SAFE

March 23, 2016
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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Women Transforming the Lives of Others
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Kalyn Risker Fahie, Founder & Executive Director
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)

Domestic Violence is gaining more attention as the violenceagainst women increases. The National Coalition AgainstDomestic Violence (NCADV) website states that 1 in 3 women have been victims ofsome form of violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Kalyn Risker Fahie is the Founder and Executive Director ofSisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (S.A.F.E), located in Detroit, MI.  Ms. Fahie has over ten years of experience inhuman resources. Kalyn is a sought after national speaker regarding economicstrategies for survivors of domestic violence for local, state and nationalconferences

She is a survivor of domestic violence and founded SAFE inMay 2006.  NCADV also states thatdomestic violence victims lose a total of 8 million paid work days each year.

Kalyn states, “Victims have no access to assets or their ownmoney. This is only one shelter in Detroit with 67 beds.” SAFE provides domesticviolence survivors with the financial tools needed to leave or recover from economicabuse. They also provide interviewing skills and resume writing.

SAFE host its signature Health & Wealth Expo and SAFE’sO.P.E.N. for Business Micro-entrepreneurship Conference for Survivors ofDomestic Violence, which provided resources and information to over 2,700community members. Hundreds of businesses have been established by theirclients through the program.

Kalyn provides four tips for women/men who are experiencing domesticviolence:

1.   Call SAFE’s hotline number at1-800-757-4919 ext. 15 in Detroit

2.   Visit SAFE’s website at newsafestart.org for additional resources

3.   Allstate insurance providesresources at www.clicktoempower.org

4.   Visit National Domestic Violencehotline 1-800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org

This year’s O.P.E.N. for business will be held April 30th,2016 in Detroit, MI at an undisclosed location for SAFE’s clients. If you arecurrently a victim looking for a way out visit SAFE’s website www.newsafestart.org.

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AngelineLawrence is an author, speaker and spiritual growth consultant. She co-authoredResilience: Living Life by Design, which detailed her faith-based strategy toovercome workplace bullying. She will publish her second book,Positioned4Power: The Working Woman’s Guide to Thriving in Life in spring of2016. Visit her website at https://www.angelinelawrence.com/landing.  

WomenTransforming the Lives of Others: Cheryl Johnson, COTS Detroit

March 17, 2016
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Women's History Month
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Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director 
Coalition On Temporary Housing (COTS)

Cheryl Johnson has toiled relentlesslyin the trenches for 26 years helping Detroit’s homeless population as the ExecutiveDirector of COTS.  Astonishingly, thereare over 16,000 homeless in the streets of Detroit, in which 1/3 are children. The30 year old non-profit provides 200 units of permanent housing, a temporary andtransitional housing for families and individuals.

Ms. Johnson states, “I noticed that thechildren of our former clients were staying at the shelter with their children.Every generation should improve on another. We must break the cycle ofpoverty.”

She sought to obtain the training andskills she needed to create a holistic approach to help homeless families outof poverty. Cheryl became a certified life coach and attended the HarvardBusiness School Executive Education in Non-profit Management program.  

The Passport to Self-Sufficiency™ theory ofchange was birthed as a result of her training. The program provides resources such as housing, education and training,financial literacy, health and well-being and employment and job training toend the malice cycle of poverty among families.

Despite her hard work to support other families,Cheryl cherishes the relationships with her four children and husband. Shestates, “I wake up every morning being grateful. I am clear about one thing, mymission is to eradicate poverty wherever it is in the world.”  To find out more information about COTS visit www.cotsdetroit.org.

Takeaways from the interview include:

·                 As a leader seek to serveothers

·                 Listen to the heart of yourclients and learn from them

·                 Be grateful for what youhave

·                 Seek to improve the livesof each generation in your family

·                 Think about how yourcurrent narrative is blocking you from being your best you

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Angeline Lawrence isan author, speaker and spiritual growth consultant. She co-authored Resilience:Living Life by Design, which detailed her faith-based strategy to overcomeworkplace bullying. She will publish her second book, Positioned4Power: TheWorking Woman’s Guide to Winning in Life in spring of 2016. Subscribe to herweekly blog posts, Words to L.I.V.E. by – (Live in Victory and Expectation) onher website at https://www.angelinelawrence.com/blog.

Women’s History Month: Dr. Nicole Farmer-Women Transforming the Lives of Others

March 10, 2016
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Dr. Nicole Farmer 
CEO Lifeline Business Consulting Services

 

Transformation is never an easy process. Dr. Nicole Farmer personifies the pain staking process that turned her life around. Nicole has gone from public assistance to entrerpreneurship. In 2006, she was the first African American women to own a Tuffy’s Auto Repair franchise. She eventually had to close the shop, but as a result of her experience she branched our to help others.

Dr. Farmer launched Life Line Business Consulting Services to help women successfully maneuver through the start-up and development stages of operating a business. The firm has worked with over 100 female entrepreneurs and help over 50 obtain funding for their companies.  In 2015, she launched a national women’s business conference in Atlanta, Oakland, California and Richmond, Virginia along with publishing an e-book, 9 Power Principles to Bring Your Dreams to Reality.  

Visit the website at www.lifelinenetwork.com and contact the office at 313 965-3155. You can follow her on twitter at 

http://www.twitter.com/lifeline313.

The key takeaways from the episode include: 

1.       Align your passion with your skill set to create your business 

2.       Understand your vision and create a vision board to see it on paper 

3.       God gives us all the ability to obtain wealth through our God-given vision 

4.       We can do anything if we tap into God’s power and believe

Dr. Farmer left us with the scripture in Habakkuk 2:2, “And the Lord answered me, and said Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” (KJV)  She states, “God wants to fill your house with glory. Your latter will be greater than the former.”

 

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Angeline Lawrence is an author, speaker and blogger. She co-authored Resilience: Living Life by Design and will publish her second book, Positioned4Power: The Working Woman’s Guide to Thriving in Life in spring of 2016. Check out her weekly blog posts, Words to L.I.V.E. by – (Live in Victory and Expectation) Visit her website at https://www.angelinelawrence.com/blog

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Women’s History Month: Justina Ford - Women Transforming Lives

March 2, 2016
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Justina Ford, Spiritual Mindset and Strategy Coach

March is Women’s History Month and although the national focus is on women in public service, we want to profile women who are transforming the lives of others in their communities. Today I talk with Ms. Justina Ford about the need for a positive mindset to help women tap into their own transformative power to change their lives.

Ms. Justina Ford is a Certified Published Makeup Artist turned Spiritual Mindset and Strategy Coach. According to Ms. Ford, “Real beauty starts with you; it’s time to embrace the value of your uniqueness so you can propel forward and operate in your purpose.”  Justina holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Human Service Counseling focused in Business with additional training in the Emotional Freedom Technique. 

Main points from the show include:

1.    Know the God who created you and his written word

2.    Learn to tap into the power within you

3.    Understand your value and self-worth

4.    Increase self-confidence by exercising faith

5.    Remove barriers to creativity such as doubt

Justina’s clients have broken through barriers holding them back from success in their personal lives and business. She has worked with high-end clients such as South Magazine, Fox 8 News, Toyota Chevrolet, and the US Census Bureau. 

Her website is www.justinaford.com. You can follow her on social media at www.facebook.com/makeupbyjford, www.instagram/makeupbyjford and www.periscope.tv/makeupbyjford.

 

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Angeline Lawrence is an author, speaker and blogger. She co-authored Resilience: Living Life by Design and will publish her second book, Positioned4Power: The Working Woman’s Guide to Thriving in Life in spring of 2016. Check out her weekly blog posts, Words to L.I.V.E. by – (Live in Victory and Expectation) Visit her website at https://www.angelinelawrence.com/blog

Follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/entrepreneurexg