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CBEE3 Inspirational Speaker – Kathei McCoy

2018 Kathei McCoy

For the third year we are excited to bring back Coach Kathei! Make sure you are in the room to hear her wisdom!

Kathei McCoy, affectionately known as Coach Kathei, is an ordained minister and Certified Christian Life Coach with a passionate mission is to write stories, speak messages and teach principles that empower women and girls to live in the fierceness of truth and freedom.

Kathei is committed to teaching the powerful principles and beliefs that helped her find her own fierceness of self-love, truth and confidence through coaching, leading workshops, speaking at retreats and publishing writings that boldly address issues that block women and girls from their own freedom.

After grieving the painful murder of her one and only son, K’Breyan Clark, she is turning his tragic death into a movement for women called “Love Them 2 Life”; for Mothers Raising Black Sons.” Kathei believes the real tragedy of any painful loss is when we get stuck and never discover the meaning and purpose of our pain. She will encourage you to boldly face your tragedy by answering the burning question, “What will I do with my pain?”

Coach Kathei has been speaking, teaching and facilitating workshops for over 12 years. In December 2014, she left a 20-year career in county government to pursue her passion to serve and support women in their journey to freedom full time. An original story teller and brand ambassador of the globally recognized movement for women and girls; Wonder of Women International; founding member of the first Christian Sorority in Washington State; Gamma Pi and the loving wife of 17 years to her husband Raymond McCoy and Mama to her adorable grandson, KB.

 

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Ashleigh Callier Winfield

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It is with great excitement that we introduce you to one of our amazing CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speakers Ashleigh Callier Winfield Plus Model and Motivational Speaker.

Ashleigh Elizabeth Callier Winfield a plus-size model based in Portland Oregon. Ashleigh’s journey of life began on a fall night in Grand, Rapids Michigan. She was born to MaryEtta Callier a southern Louisiana born and raised, special education teacher. Ashleigh’s desire to be the best came from a long linage of family members that are now, professors, deans, doctors, lawyers, actor, musicians, and athletes. She was destined for greatness. However, in order to receive the greatness that she was prepped for she needed to believe. Ashleigh’s parents always surrounded her around motivators and Christians that continuously encouraged her and sew seed of life tools. Her drive for success started at Jefferson High School when she knew arts, science and leadership would direct her in a path that ongoingly inspired others. When she attended University of Oregon she was able to gain a psychology foundation. Even though she didn’t graduate with her psychology major it prepared her for her human development major that she graduated with at Warner Pacific. She is now in the process of finishing her MBA degree at Concordia University with emphasis in Leadership/ Project Management.  With such an educational background she is be able to enter any dynamics she enters.

Ashleigh’s love for art and creativity started at a young age. However her confidence did not reflect what she secretly desired to be, which is why she leaned on education and focused on the medical field. As time progressed God had a way of turning her life around and modeling ended up choosing her during a very challenged, lack of self-esteem time.  She is now presented as a bi-coastal professional model that plans to use her platform to market art and medicine, uplift youth, and refocus what beauty is. Fashion, poetry but especially music has been Ashleigh’s form of vulnerability. Music ministry has been an art that has developed since a younger age. However after Ashleigh’s undergrad experience at University of Oregon, music ministries and fashion helped resurface her in an undesirable way. This musical singing ability lead Ashleigh to be apart of the national known music ministry, Derrick McDuffey and Kingdom Sound.

Ashleigh’s performances did not just stop on the stage. Her runway work for Full figured New York Fashion show, Portland Fashion Week, Seattle Fashion Week, Curvy Chic Fashion Show, Chubby Cart Wheels Fashion Show and many more. Ashleigh was signed in 2016 to Sports Lifestyle Unlimited modeling agency. During the year of 2015, and 2016 was Nominated for best plus model by Portland’s Mercedes Benz, and worked with various notable photographers. She has modeled for brands life Nike, Beach Body, Avenue, Universal Standards, and the list goes on. However the best designer she was able to walk for was the design her mother and herself created: Tailored Made.

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The Runway Show: Full Figured Fashion Experience

As I have mentioned on earlier post, we are adding a new component to the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience Weekend and that is our The Runway Show: Full Figured Fashion Experience. With that being said we are very excited to begin our next phase or recruiting models and amazing designers who are passionate about the full figured woman’s body.

So if you know of or you are an amazing designer please contact us!

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And if you are or know of beautiful full figure models or aspiring models, let us know! Casting location and dates coming soon!

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BE Brave Doll!

CBE BRAVE

I remember the moment I had signed up for a singing contest and it was being held during the half time of college basketball games. I remember the drop in my stomach and thinking to myself, WHY did I do this to myself! Why did I put myself out there to be judge not only by the actual judges but the whole University. Well truth be told a friend of mine talked me into auditioning but the truth be told I only really do what I want but either way I still had to be BRAVE.

I had to have a made up mind that I am going for it! I was going to tackle it head on and win. Yes, I actually did win it all! lol

Life often makes us want to fall back and take the most easiest route. The truth is the only way out, the only way to bring about change is to go through it. To be brave and face the challenges that create barriers from us living the highest quality of life.

Call out what is making you want to hide! Call out the fear you have! It does not have power over you when you decided that you are going to put HANDS ON IT! When you decide that you are going to HANDLE IT! Call it out today!

“I will have victory over you! I will not be afraid, I _________________________will be brave!”

 

Kimberly

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SPRING T-SHIRT SALE! CURVES BEAUTIFULLY EMPOWERED EXPERIENCE!

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Spring Cleaning T-Shirt Sale!

Please purchase your Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience T-shirt for just $25.00 (T-shirt $17.05, Shipping $7.95) your purchase of a shirt will include a gift from our Founder & CEO of a beautiful stylus ball point pen and inspirational note book.

To purchase: paypal.me/kimberlyjwalker

In Paypal comments please state your t-shirt size and mailing address for shipment. All sales will ship within 48 business hours.

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Opportunity to WIN Tickets to Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II

Contest

We have been fortunate to have several sponsorship that will allow us to give a way 10 tickets to Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II on January 21st, 2017 starting at 11:30am. A day dedicated to inspiring and empowering women.

How do you win?

Submit 3 statements that will EMPOWER a woman you know. And add her name and email address because she will also be selected for a ticket if your submission wins.

Example:

1. “Mary Jane is articulate and knows how to share the right information with the right people.”

2. “Mary Jane has an sense of style that makes me step up my wardrobe.”

3. “I admire Mary Jane’s ability to be strong at tough times and to always smiles regardless what life toss her way.”

 

Submit 3 Statements that inspire you in life.

Example:

1. “I am good and everything that I put my heart in will benefit from my goodness.”

2. “I am not perfect but I am imperfectly me everyday in my authentic self.”

3. “I am more than enough, each and everyday, in each and every way.”

Email submission to info@kimberlyjwalker.com

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When Women Network! Ladies Day Party Beauty Bar + Boutique

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*Alena Larie, Kariba Jacks in the center!

I opened my eyes still laying down after a good night of sleep, finally, and I thought today will be a full day! I was excited however. I saw the marketing for the Ladies Day Party Beauty Bar + Boutique months before and bought two tickets. One for my gorgeous sister Alena and one for myself of course. I believe it is important to support other women doing amazing things in our area and I was excited to attend Kariba’s event for the first time.

We hopped on I-5 south to Tacoma. We found the venue with ease and circled around a few times and found a parking spot and paid $2 for all day parking. Not bad at all. We walked into the space and was greeted at the door. A sequined photo back drop to our right with fun accessories for pictures.

We gave our name and entered into a warm room, buzzing with conversation and vibing with a DJ LuceScrewz spinning on the 1s  & 2s the room was visually pleasing. Mimosas and refreshments greeted us. Simply Kay’s Ladies Paint Night (http://www.ladiespaintnight.com) table to our right, I already knew that would be my first stop after grabbing refreshments (yes to food!). After creating a master piece I made my rounds to shop. I met the lovely Ebony from Beauty With E Artistry (www.bweartistry.com) and I entered a drawing for a makeup basket. I hate to say…I did not win it! Next was the Stylist/National Expansion Leader Letrese who sold me a gorgeous long gold key necklace     (www.tracilynnjewelry.net/3871). Had a little fashion show with Lularoe’s Elle Saunders. I learned about a product I had not heard of before called Kyani (www.kyaniscience.com)  which can improve a number of health concerns based on the information I was given. There were many other vendors present but one in particular I thought was really cool. Her Big Day presents a Cultural Wedding Affair with Beri and Karen. Perhaps it is the former wedding planner in me but I loved their concept and exchanged contact information. I look forward to attending their event on January 29, 2017 (WWW.HERBIGDAY2017.EVENTBRITE.COM) and sharing all about.

 

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*Photography by Alena L. Walker

Now let’s take a moment and meet who made all of this possible! Ms. Kariba Jack!

KW: What prompted your vision?

So the vision that prompted us was that fact that people love doing events and love going to networking events. But no one has the urge to keep doing them so I created Doux Networking (www.douxnetworking.com) and Doux in French means sweet and I was like Oh My God I should use Doux and there will be a series of networking events.

KW: Great, so you will do more of them?

Yes, I will do more. So, the first networking event I did was last October and it was called Curl’s Night Out, like a wine night for natural hair sisters. And I wanted to broaden the scope and so we have today the Ladies Day Party.

KW: Love it and you are having a great turn out and ladies are having a good time. So I am asking the ladies what pulled them out and what are some of their favorite buys?

KJ: The process was simple for the fact that I do the Seattle Natural’s Extravaganza, so I do expos. Doing something on that scale but mini if that makes sense.

KW: Yes, it does.

KJ: But yeah, finding a venue, from the venue picking the right date it’s finding the date that works in my schedule. Making sure there is parking the promotions and marketing. Making sure the branding is looking good for your flyer. A good price point like for this one I wanted to keep it very low, the cover was really to pay for unlimited drinks. After that it is keep on pushing.

KW: Do you learn anything new each time you put on an event?

KJ: Yes, I keep reminding myself that people do not read! Lol, people don’t read the fine print, the fine details. There will be the same questions like what day is it? Or what time does it start? So don’t get frustrated with that. And I learned that parking is huge no matter where the event is at. And when you can incorporate parking it just makes it so much better

KW: Well I only paying $2.00 in parking, yay. When you are targeting women what are you hoping they get out of your event?

KJ: Connections, everything is built on connections. So people showing up today are built on connections from before so it is very important. So I want them to meet new people and so when I hear people say oh I didn’t know you did this or that,  when I hear that I feel like I accomplished my goal. People creating connections and bonds.

KW: How can people get a hold of you?

KJ: If you want to connect with me, I am on every social media platform for the most part. They can find me through my photography website at www.karibaphotography.com if you need head shots, family photos or wedding photography please call me. They can also find me on twitter and Instagram @mskariba

 

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*Photography by: Alena L. Walker

*As always, stay tuned to hear about more empowering women doing amazing things in our world!

Next event, January 21st, 2017 Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II 

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Inspirational Facilitator – Karen Terrado – Kouretchian

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Karen Terrado, M.Ed.| South King County, Washington | Organization: SOAR | Building Effective Partnerships for Children, Youth and Families

Karen Terrado leads SOAR’s Youth Development and Engagement work in King County, Washington. She is an advocate for youth voice and works to expand and create pathways for young people to learn, engage and organize. She is a University of Washington graduate, a Bachelor degree in Society, Ethics and Human Behavior with minor in Human Rights and a Master in Education Policy. Prior to working with SOAR, Karen designed and implemented research-driven community projects like Bothell Youth Court, that serves the Northshore School District, hearing traffic violations by youth for youth guided by restorative justice principles. She has been a strong partner and supporter to various youth, equity and social change projects and initiatives in Washington State

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenterrado

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Inspirational Facilitator – Cynthia Andrews

Meet our Inspirational Facilitator Cynthia Andrews!

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Cynthia Andrews is a Radio Personality, Aging Enthusiast and After 50 Consultant. She often claims that her best career move was turning 50 years old. With a passion for the elders in her community, Ms. Andrews has also developed a large network of boomers around the globe and those they like to call the ’50Plus Club’. She hosts events for folks over fifty, such as Speed Dating, Wine Tastings and has opened a monthly local jazz club called The Green Dolphin Street Lounge for the mature crowd. Cynthia Andrews also serves as an advocate for the aging community and is a trainer for many companies with large 50Plus employee base. She is works closely with government agencies, panels and committees and is quickly developing a reputation as an Aging Enthusiast. She is a dynamic public speaker, captivating her audience with her real topics, delivering with grace, wit and her amazing smile.

Ms Andrews has had many television appearances, written articles, blogs, and now hosting talk radio show, Living it Up After50, addressing aging issues in ALL communities, especially African American. Her goal is to help usher everyone she meets through the greatest time of their lives…. Fifty-Plus!

Cynthia Andrews is 54 years old, single and living in Seattle. She has three adult children and nine grandchildren.