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Houston entrepreneur Kevin D. Walls is as good as advertised as a credible, flourishing financial planner

DALLAS — Just after midday on Sunday, Kevin D. Walls jumpstarted the final full week of July by posing a rather thought-provoking inquiry to his somewhat sizable gallery of social media followers.

Said Walls in a Facebook post that was accompanied by a pair of inspiring hashtags: “What fear will you let go of this week?”


WALLS OF SUSTAINED SUCCESS 

CARRYING OUT HIS VISION — Armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in is surely one ever-so-competitive industry, Houston businessman Kevin Walls’ primary objective through his venture is centered largely on training people on what he deems “smart financial principles,” as well as connecting what he respectfully labels the “average person” to his financial experts as a strategic way to aid them in managing their finances much like an expert “without having to become one,” he explained.

“Well, I don’t know if it was a competitive drive, because I am competitive,” Walls, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said when asked how did his competitive drive in life propel him for his business venture. “I think it was more so my spirit of wanting to share my financial knowledge and experiences with others so they can know that they too can win financially.”

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to his immeasurable track record as a financial guru that has greatly enabled Walls, 51, to function mightily in his distinct element as a credible retired accountant, who assumes the notable role as a financial planner.


MORE ON HOUSTON ENTREPRENEUR KEVIN D. WALLS: www.KevinDWalls.com

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having been teaching financial principles for more than two decades, Walls has been active consistently in building networks for over 11 years.

Armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in what is surely one ever-so-competitive industry, Walls’ primary objective through his venture is centered largely on training people on what he deems “smart financial principles,” as well as connecting what he respectfully labels the “average person” to his financial experts as a strategic way to aid them in managing their finances much like an expert “without having to become one,” he explained.

In a nutshell, what it all boils down to, Walls emphasized, is strategically devising ways to help and inspire his clients to possess and savor a carefree life, courtesy of good money management.

UNIVERSAL IMPACT — A Houston-based company that has made some favorable strides since its inception, Walls business venture services mostly individuals ranging in ages 25 to 65. Interestingly, this Houston Willowridge High School Howard University alum has had the luxury of building networks in as many as 17 U. S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Japan and Canada.

“I love being able to help make people’s lives be better, because I think it’s the irrefutable basics of business,” Walls said. “If you’re not doing that then, in my opinion, you’re not in business.”

A Houston-based company that has made some favorable strides since its inception, Walls business venture services mostly individuals ranging in ages 25 to 65. Interestingly, this Houston Willowridge High School and Howard University alum has had the luxury of building networks in as many as 17 U. S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Japan and Canada.

Talk about having an international impact — this after, well, letting go of his fears way back when.


“If I could only share one thing with you about me, it would be that I believe in the value of relationships. I genuinely love people. I believe there is only one business on Planet Earth — making someone’s life better.” — Houston Businessman Kevin Walls 


That, after all, practically sums up why achieving customer services goals and objectives is extremely vital to Walls, who credits Jesus Christ, his wife, Esther, as well as a host of friends and loved ones — most notably Jim Rohn, Dexter Yager, John Cummuta, Les Brown, Brian House, Terrance Hawkins, Tim Sales, Jordan Goodman, and Robert Kiyosaki — as amongst those who have inspired him to go forth with his business-related dreams and ambitions.

“I am also very diligent about my commitment to deliver extraordinary results for those I choose to work with,” Walls said. “Spectacular and life-changing results are what I help people achieve. Anything short of that is unacceptable to me. I take this commitment and relationship very seriously. Because of this I will also expect a serious commitment from those I work with as well — in effort and investment.”


WE ARE FAMILY 

FAMILY-LIKE ATMOSPHERE — “I love being able to help make people’s lives be better, because I think it’s the irrefutable basics of business,” Walls said. “If you’re not doing that then, in my opinion, you’re not in business.”

Having been teaching financial principles for more than two decades, Walls has been actively consistent in building networks for over 11 years, he said.

In addition, he host a weekly financial webinar event that airs every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CST at MakeWealthRealWebinar.com.

“I just feel like a person can succeed financially,” Walls said. “People just need to be aware and learn financial principles conceptionally and then be given affordable access to experts that execute their financial plan for them. People are lying to them and it’s costing them a fortune.


MAN ON A MISSION 

MAKING MUCH NOISE — A Houston-based company that has made some favorable strides since its inception, Walls business venture services mostly individuals ranging in ages 25 to 65.

“I know that’s a bold statement. I know that it’s not their fault that they are in the financial state they are in,” Walls continued. “They have cleverly been seduced by the Alliance of 4, using a process call AIDA. I feel it’s my fiduciary duty to not only bring awareness, but also an affordable solution.”

All the while greatly empowering people on the importance of letting go of fear.

This week and beyond.


For more information about Houston Businessman Kevin D. Walls, call 281.720.7353 or visit www.KevinDWalls.com. Also, send email to: MWRFinancialdfy@gmail.com, or connect with him via social media at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/explorefreedomnow

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kdwalls2000

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevindwalls/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinDWalls


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Breast Cancer Survivor Establishes Global Presence Offering Transformational Health and Wealth Services


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS NEW YEAR 2019 SPECIAL REPORT


What better way to kick off the New Year than by establishing a plan to upgrade your health and financial status?

That’s what breast cancer survivor and Detroit-area businesswoman Nicole Pettiway has become most noted for doing — strategically helping busy professional men and women achieve and sustain their health and wealth goals.

“I believe all women and men deserve to have vibrant health and financial freedom,” Pettiway told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

CHANGING A GENERATION 

MAJOR MILESTONE — Detroit native and breast cancer survivor, Nicole Pettiway, 49, used her mentoring experience of more than two decades and four years of coaching experience to launch The Health and Wealth Company, LLC — a progressive business venture that offers professional men and women transformational health and financial services so they can experience lasting lifestyle changes.

Detroit native and breast cancer survivor, Nicole Pettiway, 49, used her mentoring experience of over two decades and four years of coaching experience to launch The Health and Wealth Company, LLC — a progressive business venture that offers men and women transformational health and financial services so they can experience lasting lifestyle changes.

The Health and Wealth Company is geared towards empowering men and women with the skills and support to achieve vibrant health as well as tools to make wise economic decisions through private or group coaching programs and workshops. These online or local programs use two strategic frameworks: 7 Keys to Vibrant Health and 6 Keys to 6+ Figures, with the mission to empower “health-conscious and financially focused men and women” to take control of their health and finances in order to achieve and sustain their health and wealth goals. Pettiway tailors her programs to fit the health or financial goals of her clients.

Pettiway’s journey to pursuing a business venture in the health and financial industries stemmed from overcoming adversities in her own journey.

“The blueprints I share with my clients are the same blueprints that I used on my own journey with overcoming breast cancer and getting on the road to financial freedom,” said Pettiway. “…by providing transformational health and wealth coaching programs that use the blueprints for vibrant health and financial freedom.”

Pettiway’s global recognition as a Health and Wealth Coach, was said to be in large part due to her natural ambition, drive, leadership skills, and desire to serve others, which combined has fueled her desire to serve through a venture that is attracting a global presence.


APPLIED KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

“I was raised to be the best at my craft and to be self-sufficient,” Pettiway said. “With those traits and my upbringing, I had no choice but to succeed.”

Pettiway’s fervent quest to raise the bar as a thriving businesswoman undoubtedly has benefited her greatly since first setting foot into the world of entrepreneurship.


MORE ON THE HEALTH AND WEALTH COMPANY: https://thehealthandwealthcompany.com/


“I have never been afraid to go against the norm when I believe in something wholeheartedly. I am certain this is why God started preparing me in 2016 for what has become my next assignment. Until 2016, I was on a forward trajectory to becoming a C-Level Executive in Corporate America with a stellar career, awards, and accolades behind me,” said Pettiway.


Pettiway ultimately discovered God’s altered plans to strategically reassign her to the world of entrepreneurship — which, as she found out, wasn’t a bad path after all.

POISED FOR A TURNAROUND — Pettiway’s global recognition as a Health and Wealth Coach, was said to be in large part due to her natural ambition, drive, leadership skills, and desire to serve others, which combined has fueled her desire to serve through a venture that is attracting a global presence.

“In 2016, I was introduced to personal finance in-depth, both as a consumer and an entrepreneur,” said Pettiway, recalling the time she joined myEcon, the Personal Financial Success Company.

“My position as an independent contractor with myEcon gave me my first exposure to entrepreneurship and I fell in love (with it).”

“I was personally mentored by multi-millionaires and personal finance experts,” Pettiway said.  “Being able to vastly improve my finances and help other families do the same became my new passion and pursuit.”

ON CENTER STAGE — For what it’s worth, even when adversity surfaced, even when it seemed that Pettiway’s life — as precious and fragile as it is — had endured a horrific, tear-jerking roadblock, there was God, working behind the scenes providing her a way of escape.

“It was at this time when my career goals shifted from working in Corporate America and helping businesses thrive to helping improve the lives of families across America using what I call ‘the secrets of the wealthy’,” said Pettiway.

For what it’s worth, even when adversity had surfaced, even when it seemed that Pettiway’s life — as precious and fragile as it is — had endured a horrific, tear-jerking roadblock, there was God, working behind the scenes providing for her a way of escape.

“God wasn’t finished with me yet,” said Pettiway, recalling the challenges of 2017, during which she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “This became the biggest battle of my life. Through divine intervention, I was exposed to alternative and holistic medicine, and I made the decision to forego chemotherapy and radiation and use my body’s natural ability to heal.”

“This required substantial changes in my lifestyle – a total mind, body, and spirit makeover,” Pettiway continued. “I believe God knew that I would be up for the challenge, so I forged ahead and made massive changes in my life. I had surgery to remove the tumor, and I am blessed to proclaim as of August 2018 that I have no signs of cancer in my body.” Losing 82 pounds and getting back to her high school size was an added bonus of Pettiway’s breast cancer journey.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Today Pettiway is basking in the glory of her entrepreneurial element with God, her Helper, leading the way. Nicole’s flourishing business and inspiring healing journey is fully supported by her loving husband Hermen, and their two adult children Kevin and Kirsten.

Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix early in her career, Pettiway took the leap later in her career to become a Certified Functional Health Coach through the Institute for Functional Health Coaches.

GOD’S PLAN — As Pettiway discovered, God altered her career-related plans only to strategically reassign her to the world of entrepreneurship — which, as she found out, wasn’t a bad path after all.

As a long-time Portfolio Manager, she is also a certified Project Management Professional (or PMP) through the Project Management Institute and serves as a mentor for the We Build Character Leadership Program and for Detroit Cornerstone Schools.

“On my healing journey, I immersed myself in holistic medicine by reading books, articles, and journals, attending conferences, meeting with experts in the industry, and joining a number of holistic healing support groups,” said Pettiway, whose business venture accommodates health-conscious men and women.

“I started blogging about my journey to raise awareness that our bodies are magnificently designed and that we are capable of overcoming chronic illnesses through natural means.”


DESTINY STEPS 

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix early in her career, Pettiway took the leap later in her career to become a Certified Functional Health Coach through the Institute for Functional Health Coaches. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (or PMP) through the Project Management Institute and serves as a mentor for the We Build Character Leadership Program and for Detroit Cornerstone Schools.

“God revealed my next assignment, which was to become the person I needed on my healing journey – a health coach,” Pettiway said. “I have a passion for both health and wellness and personal finance.”

It wasn’t long thereafter that The Health and Wealth Company was born.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Pettiway expresses her passion for helping others. “I love witnessing the transformation of my clients as they shift their mindset, unlearn the things that were hindering them, and propel forward on the road to vibrant health and financial freedom.”

“As a breast cancer survivor, I believe that people can overcome chronic illness and attain optimal health by learning the root causes and applying holistic and integrative solutions. As a person who was once drowning in debt and in bankruptcy, I believe that people can attain financial freedom by learning and applying what I call ‘the secrets of the wealthy.’”


For more information about Detroit Businesswoman, Nicole Pettiway of The Health and Wealth Company LLC, connect with her via social media at: 
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thehealthandwealthco;

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thehealthandwealthcoach

Also, send email to: nicole@thehealthandwealthcompany.com


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Mid-South entrepreneur Coral Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture creating a national presence

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES CORAL HARRIS-THOMAS


Honey, let Coral Harris-Thomas tell ya…

“When I first put my garment on, I was waiting to see what it was gone do for me,” Harris-Thomas, a Mid-South-area businesswoman, said in a rave review of her products at https://snatchmenow.com/.  “It felt good, it looked good, and my stomach was flat. Oh, but when I looked in the mirror…I’m trying to tell you, I was amazed at how I had just dropped three dress sizes. My posture was straight, and when I walked, it felt as if the garment was carrying me.”

Some pretty remarkably compelling comments by an accomplished businesswoman, who has become a fixture for the internationally-acclaimed venture that is Snatch Me Now.

YOU GO GIRL!!! A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Coral Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

Harris will be hosting an event on October 6 at 12:30 p.m. CST, during which she will promote her products. This assembly will take at Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis-Southaven, located at 6750 Southcrest Parkway in Southaven, Mississippi in the DeSoto Room.

Snatch Me Now’s featured product, at least at this particular time Harris-Thomas told Making Headline News this week, is the Rebirth Body Shapers.

“We also offer Coral’s Cosmetics, too,” said Harris-Thomas, introducing the product that bears her name.

MORE ON CORAL HARRIS-THOMAS: https://snatchmenow.com/

A STEP ABOVE THE REST — A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

Interestingly and much to her delight, it’s seems that Harris-Thomas was built to delve off into the world of entrepreneurship, in large part because, well, it’s in her bloodline.

“I am a fourth-generation entrepreneur, so I am competitive by nature, because I have been around business owners all of my life,” said Harris-Thomas, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge (Massachusetts) College, who also boasts a wealth of experience in the education sector.

Demonstrating a servant’s heart through her business venture is especially vital, Harris-Thomas acknowledged, in part because she’s afforded the golden opportunity to enrich and impact someone’s life, all the while helping to enhance their beauty in the process.

C’MON, Y’ALL, C’MON — What’s even more intriguing is that Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture is committed to snatching people from various walks of life — young and old.

“I like the fact that I am helping others the most (through) my business,” Harris-Thomas said. “When women put on the garment, their confidence increases. When the ladies get made up, they light up like Christmas trees.”

What’s even more intriguing is that Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture is committed to snatching people from various walks of life — young and old.

“My business caters to people of all ages,” Harris-Thomas said. “My daughter is 11 years old and she is my youngest client. Today, my oldest client is 81 years old.”

Talk about having a monumental impact, courtesy of a booming business that has allowed this progressive, thriving businesswoman to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship skills on display in a variety of places around the country, most notably in Minnesota, Alabama, Texas and, of course, her native home state of Tennessee.

“I have been to a lot of places, because the makeup line division was started by my mother when I was five years old,” Harris-Thomas, the No. 1 sales distributor for the month of August for Rebirth Body Shapers, explained. “My mother was a traveling vendor, so I traveled across country with her every summer.”

Surely, it’s safe to assume that Harris-Thomas has gone to great lengths to ensure that her assortment of business ventures savor sustained success.

Just as her mother taught her years ago.

HEART OF GOLD — Demonstrating a servant’s heart through her business venture is especially vital, Harris-Thomas acknowledged, in part because she’s afforded the golden opportunity to enrich and impact someone’s life, all the while helping to enhance their beauty in the process.

“My mission is to snatch up ask many ladies as I can to help them enhance their natural beauty,” said Harris-Thomas whom, aside from her mother (the late Cora Barley Harris) was greatly inspired by Rebirths CEO Dorothy Cook to pursue her dreams as an entrepreneur.

“They are both strong black women that are great leaders,” Harris-Thomas said.

To her credit, Harris-Thomas is especially grateful of the notion that she’s afforded the notable task of instilling in her daughter the same life-enhancing qualities she acquired from her beloved mother.

So honey, let her tell ya…

“Women go through some much on a daily basis, so it is important to me to uplift as many women as I can on a daily basis,” Harris-Thomas said. “It makes me feel like I am walking in my purpose.”

Just as the late Cora Barley Harris had envisioned all along.

For more information about Mid-South-area Businesswoman Coral Harris-Thomas or to inquire about her Snatch Me Now products or other services, call 901-493-9030. Also, send email to: coralaharris@aol.com.


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Atlanta businesswoman Shawonia Thomas’ notable nonprofit organization impacting youths nationwide

BISHOP T. D. JAKES 2018 WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED ADVANCE MEDIA COVERAGE  


Shawonia Thomas is destined to make a difference, is determined to have a monumental impact amongst youths all across America.

Even if it means going to great lengths to start a nonprofit organization that will greatly enable her to fulfill her lofty mission.

“Our future youths are at a high risk of suicide, school dropouts, and gang activities,” Thomas, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said when asked to explain how her competitive drive in life fueled her desire to start a notable business venture.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — To her credit, Shawonia Thomas, a native of Flint, Michigan, deemed it essential to establish Jabez Society Chambers Incorporated, an internationally-acclaimed nonprofit institution mission that centered largely on mentoring, educating, and enhancing the social and personal lives of our youth.

To her credit, Thomas, a native of Flint, Michigan, deemed it essential to establish Jabez Society Chambers Incorporated, an internationally-acclaimed nonprofit institution mission that centered largely on mentoring, educating, and enhancing the social and personal lives of our youth.

To grasp a thorough understanding of how vital Thomas’ organization is especially prevalent for such time as now as Making Headline News kicks off its Bishop T. D. Jakes’ 2018 Woman Thou Art Loosed advance coverage, look no further than the staggering numbers amongst suicides in America in recent years.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — To grasp a thorough understanding of how vital Thomas’ organization is especially prevalent for such time as now as Making Headline News kicks off its Bishop T. D. Jakes’ 2018 Woman Thou Art Loosed advance coverage, look no further than the staggering numbers amongst suicides in America in recent years.

According to a June 2018 report by The Washington Post, suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race, and ethnicity, as cited in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, the organization discovered that of more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.

All things considered, these are amongst the reasons Thomas has become especially committed to doing whatever is necessary to impact lives — one life at a time.

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“First and foremost, it is because we are commanded to love one another,” said Thomas, explaining why it is imperative that we esteem others highly than ourselves. “Secondly, I want to be the change I want to see. Last but not least, I love seeing the growth and the joy that comes from giving and healing.”


Having been nurturing and mentoring youths for more than 15 years, Thomas’ nonprofit organization caters mostly girls ranging in ages of 10 to 16, although she emphasized that her Family Empowerment Project accommodates families nationwide.

For what it’s worth, her rise to starting a worthy nonprofit all began with a rather lofty vision, one that essentially was accompanied by God’s endorsement.

After all, she’s destined to make a difference, determined to have a monumental impact amongst youth all across America.

“After God gave me the vision, I was inspired by Miss Natalie from another nonprofit, 4 Girls, Inc., Charles Reese, Apostle Okose Emmanuel, my prophet, and Rev. Mother Ayomide of Lagos, Nigeria, my mentor,” said Thomas, whose inteniary includes an upcoming speaking engagement at schools in Ghana and Nigeria later this year.

A SHAWONIA THOMAS RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2018/08/30/atlanta-best-selling-author-shawonia-thomas-making-her-presence-felt-in-another-fascinating-book/

STANDING IN HER CALLING — Having been nurturing and mentoring youths for more than 15 years, Thomas’ nonprofit organization caters mostly girls ranging in ages of 10 to 16, although she emphasized that her Family Empowerment Project is families nationwide.

A longtime Corporate America professional, Thomas is a best-selling author, who has joined forces with a host of writers to contribute to the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

Prior to “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” Thomas made her presence felt when she co-authored the best-selling book entitled, “Transition: Ashes Emanating Beauty.”

As for her progressive and flourishing nonprofit organization, Thomas emphasized that there are opportunities for anyone to become a partner, which can be done by making a monetary contributions or by donating items.


For more information about Atlanta-based Businesswoman/Author Shawonia Thomas and Jabez Society Chambers Incorporated, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Shawonia Thomas. Also, send email to: sdtb1973@gmail.com. Also, to inquire about monetary donations, she can be reached via email at jabezchambers18@gmail.com, or send financial contributions to or PayPal.me/jabezintl.


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South Carolina clergywoman Yolanda Townsend’s ‘next level’ finally emerges as a newly-installed Senior Pastor


And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18 KJV)


Another much-anticipated harvest season, another heavenly supply of uncommon favor for Yolanda Townsend.

After a six-year stint as an Assistant Pastor for  Empowerment Worship Center in Greenville, South Carolina, Townsend is steadily witnessing God elevate her to immense heights, all the while she savors the fruits of her labor in the process.

“Over the years, I can look back over my life in ministry and see how the different areas made a huge impact and prepared me for this next level,” Townsend told Making Headline News this week.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For Yolanda Townsend (center in pink dress), her ensuing level has finally arrived now that she has been christened the shepherd to steer a flock as Senior Pastor of Uncommon Favor Ministries in Anderson, South Carolina, a milestone she envisioned would come to fruition long before her forthcoming consecration service October 20, during which she will be officially installed to her new ministerial post.

For Townsend, the ensuing level has finally arrived now that she has been christened the shepherd to steer a flock as Senior Pastor of Uncommon Favor Ministries in Anderson, South Carolina, a milestone she envisioned would come to fruition long before her forthcoming consecration service October 20, during which she will be officially installed to her new ministerial post.

“The Lord started positioning me eight years ago while serving 20-plus years at a former church, Mt. Sinai World Outreach, then six years at Empowerment Worship Center,” Yolanda, a native of Anderson, South Carolina, explained. “The call to the office was there and I only needed to remove the fear and walk into it.”

Now that she’s just days away from stepping it up a spiritual notch, it’s safe to assume that all fear is gone for Townsend whom, given her immeasurable track record as a clergywoman, was destined to garner the Senior Pastor label the moment she had officially accepted her calling to preach the Gospel. 

MORE ON UNCOMMON FAVOR MINISTRIES: 
uncommonfavorpastor@gmail.com

Yes… another much-anticipated harvest season, another heavenly supply of uncommon favor for such an illustrious time as now.

Never mind that Townsend had admittedly aspired to delve off into another spiritual direction, of sorts.

“After years of praying and seeking the Lord for His direction, He gave me the church name, Uncommon Favor Ministries,” Townsend said. “Even when I tried to seek out something different, the Holy Spirit continued to redirect me back to Uncommon Favor Ministries. It’s important to be sure to follow the direction and voice of God.”

CONNECT WITH PASTOR YOLANDA’S DIVAS 4 CHRIST MINISTRIES: www.Divas4ChristMinistries.org; 
info@Divas4ChristMinistries.org

NOT HER WILL, BUT HIS WILL — Now that she’s just days away from stepping it up a spiritual notch, it’s safe to assume that all fear is gone for Townsend whom, given her immeasurable track record as a clergywoman, was destined to garner the Senior Pastor label the moment she had officially accepted her calling to preach the Gospel.

That she steadfastly obeyed God’s command by sticking with the name of her church that’s located at 111 Market Place Drive in Anderson, for her valiant efforts — coupled with her impressive body of work in ministry — have given way to this soon-to-be newly-installed Pastor reaping that about which she has longed for ever since she was set aside for God’s use: uncommon favor.

“Over the years, I can look back over my life in ministry and see how the different areas made a huge impact and prepared me for this next level,” Townsend said. Working with various youth groups, women ministries, Aids Ministry, and serving food helped me to advance the gifts of help and teaching. Working with young girls gave me insight on what it is like doing life as a young saved girl, transitioning into womanhood. Having my personal ministry, DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, helped me to be humble, to serve not only those within the church, but most importantly the community.”

SEASON OF GRACE OF AND FAVOR — That she steadfastly obeyed God’s command by sticking with the name of her church that’s located at 111 Market Place Drive in Anderson, for her valiant efforts — coupled with her impressive body of work in ministry — have given way to this soon-to-be newly-installed Pastor reaping that about which she has longed for ever since she was set aside for God’s use: uncommon favor.

Finally, the time has come for Townsend to assume a more strategic and massive role in ministry, an assignment that, quite frankly, shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone, considering serving God’s people has been figuratively tattooed to her life for as long as she can recall.


“Ministry is never easy, but it is rewarding. The fact in knowing that others within the surrounding communities and around the world are being blessed by my ministry is rewarding for me. My heart’s desire is to please God, because He comes first in my life and ministry. I want to encourage those whom the Lord has sent to sit under me, be connected to me, or as a mentee that no matter how difficult it looks, never give up. Giving up is not an option.” — Pastor Yolanda Townsend 


Come October 20, Townsend won’t be thrust upon center stage alone.

As usual, her “best friend” and husband of 15 years, Christopher L. Townsend Sr., as well as the couple’s two children, Christian and Crystal, will stand alongside her as they will be officially dubbed the first family of Uncommon Favor Ministries.

FEED THEM — Finally, the time has come for Townsend to assume a more strategic and massive role in ministry, an assignment that, quite frankly, shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone, considering serving God’s people has been figuratively tattooed to her life for as long as she can recall.

“I can only imagine the nervous excitement that will fill the room along with the Lord’s presence,” said Townsend, describing what will likely go through your mind during her consecration. “Although I am nervously excited, I am also humbled at the fact that He chose me to deliver His message to the people. My mind will be racing with thoughts of making sure all is in place on that day, and more importantly, I just want the glory of God to fill the building.

“Ministry is never easy, but it is rewarding,” Townsend continued. “The fact in knowing that others within the surrounding communities and around the world are being blessed by my ministry is rewarding for me. My heart’s desire is to please God, because He comes first in my life and ministry. I want to encourage those whom the Lord has sent to sit under me, be connected to me, or as a mentee that no matter how difficult it looks, never give up. Giving up is not an option.”

A YOLANDA TOWNSEND RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/03/09/south-carolina-based-pastor-yolanda-townsend-named-making-headline-news-2017-international-womens-day-woman-of-the-year/

ON TO THE NEXT KINGDOM ASSIGNMENT — After a six-year stint as an Assistant Pastor for  Empowerment Worship Center in Greenville, South Carolina, Townsend is steadily witnessing God elevate her to immense heights, all the while she savors the fruits of her labor in the process.

Because she was determined to stick with God, stay true to herself, and never give up, that next level she had envisioned for so long has finally arrived.

Yes… another much-anticipated harvest season, another heavenly supply of uncommon favor for such an illustrious time as now.

For more information about Greenville, South Carolina-area Pastor Yolanda Townsend of Uncommon Favor Ministries, connect with her via social media: Facebook Ministry Page: www.Facebook.com/Divas4christministries; Twitter: @1Diva_4_Christ; Instagram: @1diva_status. Also, send email to: uncommonfavorpastor@gmail.com.


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Is Connecticut businesswoman Dareesha Hardy the credit repair industry’s best kept secret?

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DAREESHA HARDY


Don’t let her age fool you.

Because for a young businesswoman, Dareesha Hardy is on the move.

Not only is she on a quest to fulfill the purpose for which God created her, but she’s destined to devise ways to reach back and help others follow suit.

“The competitive drive in life propelled me for my business venture,” Hardy, a 28-year-old entrepreneur, told Making Headline News during an interview this week from New Haven, Connecticut. “I understand that living isn’t for the weak and, in order to change your current situation, you have to change your current situation. Only the hunters eat well. Everyone else pretty much just gets whatever is left over.”


FINANCIAL POWERHOUSE

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST — Having appropriately found her niche in what has emerged as an overwhelmingly competitive industry, New Haven, Connecticut businesswoman Dareesha Hardy doesn’t shy away from the notion that she deemed it essential to delve off into the credit repair universe for one major reason: financial survival.

Some pretty strong and remarkably compelling words of wisdom offered by this young and opportunistic businesswoman, who is widely known as an up-and-coming multifaceted entrepreneur, most notably a Credit Repair Specialist.

Having appropriately found her niche in what has emerged as an overwhelmingly competitive industry, Hardy doesn’t shy away from the notion that she deemed it essential to delve off into the credit repair universe for one major reason: financial survival.

“I know what it is to survive,” said Hardy, a native of New Haven who is widely known also a the ‘Financial Powerhouse.’ “Now I’m ready to start thriving. If you’re not willing to put in the work to create and build the life you want for yourself, you will always live the life given to you. “

For Hardy, amongst the reasons she’s already enjoying sustained success while functioning in her element is that she customarily operates her venture with this vital notion in mind, a trend that has given away to her being a woman on the move.

So don’t let her young age fool you.

“I keep all of this in mind in regards to my business,” Hardy said of her fervent desire and objective to create and build the life she wants. “I knew (starting a business venture), it wasn’t going to be easy or always a clear path, but I made up my mind I was going to see my vision through.”

To her credit, Hardy is not only seeing her vision come full circle but, most importantly, she has adopted the notion that suggest she refuses to simply go through the motions while steadily operating in such a popular industry.

In a nutshell, even as a relatively newcomer to the credit repair world, Hardy is aggressively seeking ways to stand out amongst those who are in dire need of having their credit score fixed.

REFOCUSING HER FOCUS — For Hardy, amongst the reasons she’s already enjoying sustained success while functioning in her element is that she customarily operates her venture with her key, business-relates objectives in mind, a trend that has given away to her being a woman on the move.

“What I enjoy most is the educational aspect,” said Hardy, who has been a credit repair specialist for approximately a year and a half. “Knowledge really is a key fundamental to your quality of living, then follows financial health. Growing up, I didn’t have much knowledge on financial literacy, but now that I do.”

Now that she’s acquired such pivotal financial knowledge, Hardy has become committed to passing it along to others.

“I’m blessed to be able to educate generations before me that didn’t know what I now know and to educate, as well prepare the generations to come,” Hardy said. “Financial literacy and financial health determines your quality of living and, unfortunately, too many are living poor quality of lives. I hope to change that.”

Eloquently said by a young, vibrant businesswoman, who’s convinced arguably her best and brightest days in entrepreneurship are well ahead of her.

“I’ve been local with my business so far, but I’ve been expanding and hope to grow a nationwide team,” said Hardy, whose venture caters to individuals ranging in ages 18 to 55. “My personal mission in my business is to educate the masses and to be a change agent, helping people shift their mindset about finances, assets, and capital building.”

Who better to create financial change in such an extremely competitive industry than young entrepreneur, who thought it necessary in early 2017 to take a much-needed leap of faith?

“Honestly, I didn’t have anyone to look up to in my field,” Hardy said. “I decided to become whom I wish I had to look up to. Once I realized the lack of knowledge and resources in my community, I seen the necessity and took the opportunity to create a solution that I believe will enhance the livelihood of our nation.”

Talk about having immediate impact while making major moves in entrepreneurship.

She’s Dareesha Hardy.

She’s only 28 years old.

DESTINY STEPS — Not only is Hardy on a quest to fulfill the purpose for which God created her, but she’s destined to devise ways to reach back and help others follow suit.

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made in such a brief time as a businesswoman, don’t let her age fool you.

“It is imperative that I esteem and inspire others daily because, simply, we need it,” Hardy said. “When I’m making my social media posts or talking to people, I have to read what I said and listen to my own words. There are too many negative images and narratives that have people feeling stuck, beat down and incapable.”

For what it’s worth, age has nothing to do with it, Hardy hinted.

“I want to be that narrative, that image that keeps someone in the fight for a better life,” Hardy said. “Sometimes, I’m in need of the very same esteem and inspiration. I hope once I’m able to share my story with the world, many will say because I made it, they can and will.”

For more information about New Haven, Connecticut-based Businesswoman Dareesha Hardy, or to inquire about credit repair, connect with her via Facebook under: Dareesha Hardy. Also, send email to: dareesha.hardy@gmail.com.


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South Carolina author Ayan Mobley’s new book provides a unique twist to military life for single mothers

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AYAN MOBLEY 


Amongst Ayan Mobley’s resolutions heading into 2018 was to start and finish her first book.

Much to her delight, she’s done just that, having composed a rather informative and compelling project that figures to impact single mothers from various walks of life.

“The reason for producing my book was to share awareness concerning life as a single parent, as well as an African-American female drill sergeant from the perspective of a child,” Mobley told Making Headline News this week.

MOBLEY’S MAKING MUCH NOISE — A project that is uncharacteristically short in length — 28 pages to be technical — Ayan Mobley’s new book entitled, “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant,” is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release and, to her credit, it has already created an awe-inspiring buzz.

The book to which Mobley is alluding is her recently-released written document entitled, “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant.”

A project that is uncharacteristically short in length — 28 pages to be technical — Mobley’s “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant” is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release and, to her credit, it has already created an awe-inspiring buzz.

PURCHASE AYAN MOBLEY’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Mommy-Drill-Sergeant-Ayan-Mobley/dp/1732613109

A MUST READ — To her credit and because of the divine calling on her life, it’s safe to assume that Mobley’s testimonies are having influential impacts amongst military moms around the country — and even outside of the United States.

“I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people in my own demographic, as well as others who are not familiar with the lifestyle of a military family,” Mobley, a native of Washington, D. C. who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. “Women in the military still seem to be a new concept for many people.”

That black women have found their way into various branches of the military is something that should never be taken for granted, much less overlooked, Mobley hinted.


“Black female drill sergeants in the Army were not as common as they are right now, and being a single parent as a drill sergeant is completely new. Most people are amazed by the amount of activities that a person in my position accomplishes in the course of a day or what my job entails.” — Drill Sergeant Ayan Mobley 


RAISING THE BAR — That black women have found their way into various branches of the military is something that should never be taken for granted, much less overlooked, Mobley hinted.

That Mobley is afforded the luxury to juggle her assortment of duties as a well-respected drill sergeant and a devoted mother, it is due in large part to her valiant contributions regarding these trends that essentially have brought about a renewed sense of enthusiasm for a number of women, particularly those whom likewise serve their country as single mothers.

“I never thought in a million years that I would be a drill sergeant or be able to be a great influence on others,” Mobley said. “Sometimes, God causes you to have certain experiences so that you can be a testimony to others.”

To her credit and because of the divine calling on her life, it’s safe to assume that Mobley’s testimonies are having influential impacts amongst military moms around the country — and even outside of the United States.


STANDING OVATION — “I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people in my own demographic, as well as others who are not familiar with the lifestyle of a military family,” Mobley, a native of Washington, D. C. who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. “Women in the military still seem to be a new concept for many people.”

“Being a drill sergeant as a single parent is one of the hardest task that I have completed to date, and without His grace and mercy, I would not have been able to accomplish the things that I have accomplished, and been able to have the necessary experience, and know how to be inspired to write a book about my experiences and share what I have been through with others,” Mobley said. “Raising a child alone should never stop you from being the best you can be, and I have been able to do it with God’s help.”

Now for this notable disclaimer, Mobley acknowledged.

“I know that God has so much more in store for me,” she said without hesitation. “I do plan to make my children’s book a series that’s geared toward letting everyone have a glimpse on what it feels like for a child to grow up in a military community especially as a minorities. I am also in the process of creating a blog entitled, ‘Military Mocha Mommy,’ which is a blog that shares resources and experiences about raising children as an African-American female service member.”

For what it’s worth, Mobley is especially grateful of the fact that she has been blessed to carry out her long-awaited vision in the form of a book, which is continuous, yet brief page-turner.

“The divine message that I am sending to my audience is the importance of family and the importance of children knowing what their parents do for a living and the fact that we set the example for our children,” Mobley said. “Our children are watching and emulating everything we do.”

Mobley also has announced the startup of her forthcoming organization called, “Military Mocha Mommy,” which will center largely on providing support and resources for military mothers and their families.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS — That Mobley is afforded the luxury to juggle her assortment of duties as a well-respected drill sergeant and devoted mother, it is due in large part to her valiant contributions regarding these trends that essentially have brought about a renewed sense of enthusiasm for a number of women whom likewise serve their country as single mothers.

As for her itinerary, Mobley will be on hand for the Child Youth Services of Fort Jackson on September 24, during which she will be hosting a presentation and reading her book.

Also, Mobley said additional speaking engagements and round table discussions are presently in the works.

For more information about Columbia, South Carolina-based Author Ayan Mobley, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: Facebook/Military Mocha Mommy; Instagram/@military_mocha_mommy. Also, send email to: ayan@militarymochamommy.org.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Houston entrepreneur Lisa Woods making her presence felt as CEO of Integrity Apparel, LLC

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES LISA WOODS


Lisa Woods’ reputation is such that she undoubtedly is a woman of integrity.

This notion especially rings true in her notable entrepreneurship endeavors.

“What I love about my designs are the reactions I get from the people whom I design for,” Woods told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “When I see and hear the excitement, it let me know that I am fulfilling the vision.”

The vision to which Woods is alluding is the one that headlines her up-and-coming business venture as the owner and CEO of Integrity Apparel, LLC.

MORE ON LISA WOODS’ INTEGRITY APPAREL, LLC: https://integ-app.com

CALLING ALL CELEBS — A newly-established Houston-based venture that is officially in full operations, Lisa Woods’ Integrity Apparel centered largely on birthing the vision of consumers, not to mention enabling the world to see what Woods deems the “integrity and character of all facets of the people,” most notably those she customarily showcases within her designs.

A newly-established Houston-based venture that is officially in full operations, Woods’ Integrity Apparel is centered largely on birthing the vision of consumers, not to mention enabling the world to see what Woods deems the “integrity and character of all facets of the people,” most notably those she customarily showcases within her designs.

A business that is steadily making a strong case to emerging as an internationally fixture much sooner than later, Woods doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s strategically devising ways to target and grasp the attention of high profile celebrities and celebrity athletes, etc.


“I have always been curious about what’s behind the athlete, the actor, the business mogul, the iconic figure, the neighborhood leader. So as I get to know the subject of my design, I am able to help the world see past the cover of what they see.” — Lisa Woods, CEO of Integrity Apparel, LLC


To her credit, Woods’ uniquely-assembled apparel venture isn’t something she came up with on a moment’s notice. Much to her delight, this endeavor is something about which she has invested a great amount of time.

“I have been building and setting goals for years on a specific line of clothing,” said Woods, whose business caters to people of all ages, as well as various cultures and nationalities. “However, just recently, I have discovered a process through a great friend and designer who has inspired me to move forward with my dream.”

And moving forward with her business is exactly what she’s doing in this, an ever-so-competitive apparel industry.

MAKING MASSIVE HEADLINES — “What I love about my designs are the reactions I get from the people whom I design for,” Woods told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “When I see and hear the excitement, it let me know that I am fulfilling the vision.”

Not only is she moving forward in a relatively impressive fashion, but she’s steadily devising ways to set her brand apart from others similar to it.

“In everything I do, I wish to always inspire others, both young and older, to follow their dreams and fulfill their goals,” said Woods, a native of Athens, Texas whose entrepreneurship tenure spans more than two decades. “We are all born to fulfill a destiny, but we must all take that first step to greatness and success.”

Fortunately for Woods, a graduate of Sunset High School’s Class of 1979, her immeasurable business-related mechanics have greatly given way to her walking diligently in her destiny.

That, to her credit, is no surprise, considering she is widely regarded as a woman of integrity.

PUTTING IN WORK — To her credit, Woods’ uniquely-assembled apparel venture isn’t something she came up with on a moment’s notice. Much to her delight, this endeavor is something about which she has invested a great amount of time.

“My personal goal in delivering such designs is to be a catalyst of expression for the world,” said Woods, a University of North Texas alum. “I am proud to showcase my business that I love.”

And not just showcase it. But rather she’s proud to share it on a worldwide display, accompanied by an array of integrity.

“But on a larger scale,” she said, “my dream and goal of helping others live a better life and find hope and promise is indeed the gift. I have been given (a great opportunity) to be a part of such a phenomenal humanitarian platform.”One that is steadily making a strong case to emerging as an internationally fixture.

Much sooner than later.

For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Lisa Woods, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Lisa Woods. Also, connect with her at: https://integ-app.com.


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Tavia Solari’s Motivating Muscles venture is a massage therapy fixture in Houston, surrounding areas

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES TAVIA SHANKS-SOLARI


To her credit, Tavia Shanks-Solari has been actively engaged in the ever-so-competitive massage therapy industry for nearly a decade.

Arguably the No. 1 reason this fitness and nutrition motivator has enjoyed sustained success: Efficient and excellent customer service, something by which this accomplished Houston-area entrepreneur has put on display since the inception of her business venture.

HARVEST SEASON — A native of nearby Booth, Texas, Tavia Shanks-Solari, 47, is owner and chief executive officer of Motivating Muscles, a well-established and credible health and wellness spa that specializes mostly in massage therapy.

“I have loved on my clients through massage for over nine years, because it is my number one priority,” Solari told Making Headline News during an interview this week. “I don’t just use massage as a platform, I also incorporate fitness and healthy eating, which I have fallen in love with, because it encompasses a well-rounded lifestyle mind, body, and spirit.”

A native of nearby Booth, Texas, Solari, 47, is owner and chief executive officer of Motivating Muscles, a well-established and credible health and wellness spa that specializes mostly in massage therapy.

Having acknowledged that she finds pleasure in motivating and inspiring people to be what she deemed as their “best them” particularly by way of their overall health, Solari admittedly battled low self-esteem for years, a trend that had greatly fueled her desire to delve off into massage therapy.


“My personal mission is motivating, energizing, and recreating a better you.” — Tavia Shanks-Solari


That, as a result, is when she essentially discovered ways to possess and savor a carefree lifestyle, accompanied by physical health.

“The competitive drive in life propelled me, because I was person who suffered from low self-esteem, not knowing my worth as a young girl, even when my mother continued encouragement and love,” Solari explained. “I had to work through some things and learned to love myself first…to be able to transfer that love and embrace others.”

GLOBAL FLAVOR — Interestingly, while Solari’s Motivating Muscles accommodates individuals ranging in ages 15 (with parental consent for minors) to 70, she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to put her immeasurable skills on display in such places as Cabo St. Lucas, Cancun, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and San Diego, among other establishments.

Once she had grasped a thorough concept of what it means to embrace self-love, such an upward trend had essentially given way to Solari adopting a heart for people, something that is especially key in entrepreneurship.

Along with being the face of Motivating Muscles, Solari is a notable motivational speaker who serves as chief operating officer for Girl Chat Alumni, an area nonprofit organization that was founded by fellow Houston businesswoman Shelia Henry.

ENCAMPED BY ANGELS — Having acknowledged that she finds pleasure in motivating and inspiring people to be what she deemed as their “best them” particularly by way of their overall health, Solari admittedly battled low self-esteem for years, a trend that had greatly fueled her desire to delve off into massage therapy.

Interestingly, while Solari’s Motivating Muscles accommodates individuals ranging in ages 15 (with parental consent for minors) to 70, she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to put her immeasurable skills on display in such places as Cabo St. Lucas, Cancun, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and San Diego, among other establishments.

“My personal mission is motivating, energizing, and recreating a better you,” said Solari, whose educational achievements include having earned as an Associate’s in Applied Science Degree in Business Management, as well as a Massage Therapy License from Memorial Hermann Wellness Center.

A graduate of Houston’s James Madison High School, Solari has gone to great lengths in recent years to enhance her entrepreneurship repertoire.

For starters, she announced that a forthcoming book is presently in the works, although such a project is the infancy stages.

“I’m working on my book and the title, which is still be determined, because this is very important,” Solari, adding that Henry, her husband, Troy, the couple’s son, Justin, and a host of family and friends are amongst her grandest supporters.

“My book encompasses my life and challenges that I have faced as a young girl, as well as the woman I am today. It speaks about what keeps me motivated, prayed up, and how I was able to turn temporary setbacks into victorious comebacks. My book will be out next year.”

AGAPE LOVE OF GOD — Once she had grasped a thorough concept of what it means to embrace self-love, such an upward trend had essentially given way to Solari adopting a heart for people, something that is especially key in entrepreneurship.

In the meantime, however, Solari doesn’t away from the notion that while next year figures to bring about more success, 2018 undoubtedly has been a banner year for her, in large part because she has been purposed to help equip and impact lives.

One life at a time.

“It is very imperative that I esteem and inspire others, because I believe that to see the blessings, you must look beyond the things you consider having been a mistake or even a challenge to accept, embrace, and use as a testimony to encourage others,” Solari said.

For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Tavia Shanks-Solari, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Tavia Solari. Also, send email to: movitatingmuscles@yahoo.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Is Houston entrepreneur Sonia Corbin-Davis the custom made jewelry industry’s best kept secret?

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES SONIA CORBIN-DAVIS  


As far as custom made jewelry goes, it’s safe to assume that Sonia Corbin-Davis is a woman of many hats.

On second thought, perhaps she can appropriately explain it better.

“I have started a mobile bead bar,” Corbin-Davis, 52, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in detail her thriving business venture as the mastermind behind The Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar.

DESTINY UNFOLDED — Powered by The Jewelry Instructor’s Inc., Sonia Corbin-Davis’s Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar is a Houston-area business she said functions more like a BYOB, and Art & Sip shops, only it is a mobile establishment.

MORE ON SONIA CORBIN-DAVIS’S BUSINESS VENTURE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/host-a-bead-bar-party-tickets-47149420185

Powered by The Jewelry Instructor’s Inc., Corbin-Davis’s Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar is a Houston-area business she said operates more like a BYOB, and Art & Sip shops, only it is a mobile establishment.

In addition, Corbin-Davis is widely known for creating a variety of custom jewelry designs, all the while teaching regular jewelry classes, workshops, not to mention assembling patterns for those who create jewelry themselves.

Not bad for a multi-talented entrepreneur whom, as if that isn’t enough to turn heads, is an accomplished realtor.

For Corbin-Davis, her rise to emerging as one of the Texas’ finest custom made jewelry designers essentially surfaced while engaging in an in-depth conversation with a few friends and co-workers, during which she was employed by the United States Postal Service.

“(They) gave me the idea of starting a jewelry business,” Corbin-Davis recalled. “I used to wear all types of odd jewelry, and they would ask me to shop for them.  So, I started shopping for them and reselling.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

One favorable business-related concept had ultimately led to another and, before she knew it, Corbin-Davis had effectively connected with her God-given purpose as a rising entrepreneur.


“I knew that they could not take my creativity. One day, after years of working at the post office, I just got fed up with the long hours and the office politics, and I asked God to give me a career that allowed me the freedom to create.” — Sonia Corbin-Davis 


A business that Corbin-Davis had originally named Accessories A La Carte, this Houston native recalls like yesterday how she and a few of her coworkers had been competing in the custom made jewelry industry.

“I was 20-something and I wasn’t having that, so I stepped up my game, and sought out to start making my own jewelry,” Corbin-Davis recalled.

To her credit and much to her delight, she’s been a fixture in the custom made jewelry industry for 2 ½ decades strong.

And counting, of course.

“I knew that they could not take my creativity,” said Corbin-Davis, sounding not arrogant, but rather overwhelmingly confident while functioning mightily in her element. “One day, after years of working at the post office, I just got fed up with the long hours and the office politics, and I asked God to give me a career that allowed me the freedom to create.”

It was, by all accounts, because of her unshakable faith that God began to strategically move on her behalf, thus give her the desires of her heart.

On second thought, perhaps she can appropriately explain it better.

“I got a real estate license and, after 16 years of working at the post office and pursuing (a career in) real estate, I resigned,” Corbin-Davis said.

Fortunately for her, it eventually proved to be the right move at the right time.

Because, after all, her divine purpose was greatly connected to the next phase of her life.

“For years I did not create (jewelry),” Corbin-Davis explained. “I was actively selling real estate. Then one day, God reminded me of the (on the job) prayer… ‘God give me a career that allows me of the freedom to create.’ From then forward, I have been creating (jewelry).  Although I am known as ‘The Jewelry Instructor’ in the beading community, I (prefer) to become known by my designer name, ‘Cordavi Designs.’”  

Not only that, now that Corbin-Davis has gotten a firm grip on her business, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s aiming to assemble jewelry for a few well-known celebrities.

On second thought, perhaps she can appropriately explain it better.

“I would love to create pieces for Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Marjorie Harvey, and I would absolutely be honored to create jewelry for the cast of a Tyler Perry movie,” Corbin-Davis said with a huge grin, although she’s very serious.

“As a matter of fact, I have created renditions of pieces that clients will bring to me that they saw on someone famous.”

SHE SAID IT — “I would love to create pieces for Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Marjorie Harvey, and I would absolutely be honored to create jewelry for the cast of a Tyler Perry movie,” Corbin-Davis said with a huge grin, although she’s very serious.

A business that is steadily having more of a global presence, generating media headlines, and will be on display on September 9 during the Lyfe After Me Launch Party that is hosted by fellow Houston entrepreneur Ruby C. Bridges, a majority of Corbin-Davis’s clients are women ranging in ages 40 to 78.

“I have had men take classes also,” Corbin-Davis said, who was once was paid to go to New England to teach classes. “And a few of them have gone on to start their own line of jewelry making.”

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Now that she’s convinced her business’ best and brightest days are well ahead of it, Corbin-Davis is forever grateful that she’s finally walking in the purpose for which she was created.

“After years of teaching, creating, and having parties, I realized that my purpose is building relationships, one bead at a time,” Corbin-Davis said. “My journey has not just been about the beads, it’s about the experience.”

Well said by this thriving, progressive entrepreneur, whose divine purpose was greatly connected to the next phase of her life.

For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Sonia Corbin-Davis, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement concerning her business, connect with her via Facebook under: Sonia Corbin-Davis. Also, send email to: info@thejewelryinstructor.com.


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