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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Denise Nicole

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It is with great excitement to introduce to you one of our amazing Inspirational Panel Speakers Denise Nicole!

Presidential Volunteer of Service Award winner, Denise Nicole is an  American Beauties Plus Lifetime Queen. Her roots are in Washington State where she attended Highline College as a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member and studied Hospitality and Tourism Management along with Business Information and Technology.

Professionally, Denise Nicole is the Career & Education Navigator for Port Jobs’ Airport Jobs and Airport University Programs. Port Jobs is a non-profit organization that helps individuals find jobs in the Travel and Logistics industry, as an Ambassador for Airport University she helps low income airport workers go back to school to obtain a higher paying job.

Personally, Denise Nicole is the mother of two beautiful children Charizma and Kingston both are no stranger to the camera themselves!

Most recently Denise Nicole has made television appearances on Northwest A New Day, Q13 Fox modeling for the Seattle style expert Darcy Camden. She has found her passion for editorial and commercial work through being a brand ambassador for local and national designers.

Denise Nicole strives to make a difference in her community by being a positive influence and has  been recognized nationally for her Excellence and dedication in her platform of “Education & Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness”.

 

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Chisa O’Quinn

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It is with great pleasure that we announce one of our CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker Chisa O’Quinn Founder of My Sister’s Keeper Northwest!

Chisa O’Quinn is a Social Worker who has traveled with individuals through the worlds of Corrections, Counseling, Disability Services, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. What sets her apart as a leader and advocate in the field is her ability to creatively seek solutions in difficult situations, and her focus on person centered planning strategies. Chisa holds a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University. She has been in the field of Developmental Disabilities since 2003, starting as an Employment Specialist, Supported Employment Program Manager and Personal Agent in Vancouver, WA. Recently, Chisa was a Personal Agent in Oregon’s Brokerage system.

Chisa is an avid spectator who enjoys watching sporting events, comedy shows, theater, movies and generally saying “yes” to new opportunities and activities that cross her path. Chisa is the founder of My Sister’s Keeper NW, an event planning organization designed to connect, empower, and enrich women. Her volunteer interests include volunteer coordination for iUrbanTeen and Mosaic Blueprint.

 

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SAVE THE DATE!!! Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III

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I can’t believe that we are on our 3rd year of providing the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience. It is with great honor to announce our Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III and we are going to have such a good time and we are adding in a new addition that has been on our vision board but we were waiting for the right time. Drummmm roooolllll pleaseeeeeeee!!!! This year we are adding the Full Figured Fashion Experience runway show! If you have followed me any length of time you are more than aware that fashion is one of my loves in this world. We will have two panels one about Beauty & Wellness and Goal Divas building bridges over barriers! Our soul session will get you all the way together! And of course we must have our Mixxedfit on deck!!! Get your ladies and spend a weekend with us!!!

Last year our keynote speaker was amazing hailing from the state of Tennessee. This year I am so excited to have Natasha Monique Coleman who is a Master Trainer Select for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, CEO Royal Productions and Strategic Ambition, from the beautiful state of Florida!

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Natasha Monique Coleman is a wife and mother of 3.  Natasha is a Florida native and was raised here in Panama City, Fl.  Natasha is a health consult for Florida Department Health/Diabetes Service Department and Level 3 Health Educator and is the Ambassador of the National Diabetes Prevention Program where she is a Master Trainer Select, she trains other Lifestyle Coaches nationwide how to interact and facilitate with the participants of the program. She is also a Health Educator with a Wellness Program for several Fortune 500 companies focusing on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension in the workplace.

Natasha will take on any opportunity to share her story and wellness journey that includes an over 200 lbs. natural loss as an example to prevent others from morbid obesity and chronic disease.  She has taken a personal stand here in Northwest Florida to educate others of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to make small changes and see big results and to be a point of resource for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension of how to manage it.

Natasha’s Wellness Journey has been highlighted on several national platforms including The Steve Harvey Show in Chicago, Katie Couric Show in New York, Dr. Oz Magazine, Essence Magazine, Prevention and First for Women magazine to name a few.

Stay tuned for when ticket sales begin soon!

A Beauty

Hey Beauty!

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When I was a young girl I remember playing on a grass hill and one of my aunts called out to me “You look soooo big and black!” as the sun was cascading on my back. It was clear in her tone and smirk that this was the worst possible names to be called. It was summer, I was heading into the fourth grade and for years after, that moment played in the back of my mind.

I was blessed with a mother who always talked about how beautiful my “black” was. She is a San Francisco native who grew up with “Say it Loud! I’m Black and I’m PROUD” She would tell me the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice! After that you could not tell me my black was not sweet.

As for the “big”, it creep up on me in 3rd grade. And continue to expand over the years. I wasn’t too concerned about that part besides she was NO little nugget herself lol.

What my aunt did was let me in on the fact that not everyone sees me as being beautiful. In her eyes, my dark melanin damned me to ugliness. I’m still praying for her. Lol, my point is beauty is all of you, from the birth mark to your body shape to your mane. It is all beauty that you must see in yourself. The world is cruel in how they define beauty. Don’t you dare be cruel to yourself.

Kimberly

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HOPE! Have you made your declaration?

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Hope or being hopeful is a state of being and believing.

I live in a mindset of being hopeful! It keeps me expecting the best  our of life and it keeps me motivated to stay the course for my goals and dreams.

I hopeful that each day will be better than before.

I am hopeful that my faith in God will sustain me even when I become doubtful and fearful.

I am hopeful that the people I surround myself with have my best interest at heart.

I am hopeful that the best is yet to come.

I encourage you to say out loud what you are hopeful for and live with an intentional heart.

 

Kimberly

XOXO

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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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Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II COUNT DOWN!

HELLO!!!!

For the next few months I will be sharing some amazing empowering stories about women who are doing amazing things and guess what? They are simply like you and me but they have made the choice to take risks, go after their goals and soar.

On January 21st, 2017 I will be hosting an amazing women’s empowerment experience! Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II to be exact! And you know what? The most awesome aspect about taking on this project is the women I meet who give their time to empower and inspire the woman next to them. Last year I found myself in tears just taken aback by the authentic connections I saw being made. Needless to say 2017 will be epic and I can’t wait! I am inspired by each of these ladies!

Now, what is Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II? It is a platform to encourage women to see, accept, and soar in their personal awesomeness. It is an opportunity for women to change their lives by the taking necessary steps to achieve their goals. This event is for the woman who has it all together but needs to be refueled, and for the woman who is trying to figure it out. The Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II weekend will provide an opportunity for women to connect with each other, hear powerful stories, and feel inspired to move forward in their personal journey.

Mission: To transform the lives of women by providing empowering and inspiring experiences necessary to living an empowered life.

Vision: To see every woman with curves large and small to take the risks in life necessary to achieve her dream.

I can’t wait to introduce you to the inspirational women who will be joining our luncheon and panel discussions “Empowering Her and Inspiring You” & “Health, Wealth & Curves”, personal development workshops and ending with MIXXEDFIT! There will be opportunity for vendors which equals great shopping!

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Registration will open soon! And the unveiling of the awesome day so stay tuned!!!!!

Kimberly xoxo

Ladies Vision Party

SAVE THE DATE! LADIES VISION PARTY!

Ladies Vision Party

Can you believe that 2015 is almost out the door? I would ask what DID you accomplish but better yet I want to ask you what DO you want to accomplish in 2016?

  • New job?
  • Start a business?
  • New Car?
  • New friendship?
  • Date more often?
  • Take a great vacation?
  • Try a new hobby?
  • Try a new recipe?

what is it that you want to accomplish? Well here is a great opportunity help you focus by creating YOUR vision board and help with identifying what are some key tasks you can do to get there.

Of course there will be good food, all the trimmings for creating your vision board. You are welcome to bring items special to you to add. You will connect with awesome women who have goal achievement in the brain and words of inspiration coming from the heart.

 

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NO!

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The post today is very simple. You can hear the word NO or you can accept it. Now what is the difference? When you hear the word NO you can let is resonate and figure out what does it mean for you at that time of hearing it. Or you can accept the answer NO and not move forward in whatever quest your seeking.

Remember this and I’m sure you have heard it a million times! No = Rejection = Direction = Correction ultimately you land in the right spot when you are able to wisely hear the word NO and keep working. Never stop seeking what you want to achieve but be wise enough to HEAR and follow the direction it is leading you.

As a full figured woman, I am very serious about creating opportunities that benefit women with curves. I am very excited about the current movement that Lane Bryant is spear heading but more importantly I am excited about the women world wide who are posting, sharing and speaking out loud that #plusisequal! Every woman is beautiful in her own right regardless of her size, skin color and style choices. This is a great opportunity for women to be heard.

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Think about this, if every full figured woman accepted the answer NO where would the plus industry be? Because AMAZING women have stepped up their game to provide a yes to the NO of the main stream fashion world we have been blessed with amazing plus fashion.

4 tips for you today:

1. No is an opportunity, not a dead end.

2. Never stop reaching towards your goal because of rejection.

3. When the doors are always close, go ahead and build your door and become the gate keeper.

3. Plus Is Equal, the full figured, curvy, bodacious woman is equal to all women.

Check out and support www.plusisequal.com

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Happy Friday

Reflection Time

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!

I was thinking there are days, weeks or months when we can feel unappreciated, lonely, unproductive, frustrated and unhappy with their current place in life….So what changes it?

A few thoughts:

  • First and foremost reframing you mind. The number one factor that determines how you will live each day.
  • Changing the environment, people and space.
  • Trying something new (branch outside your norm)
  •  Revamp your perception. (For example: I can be upset at people for not doing for me what I do for them or I can accept the fact that the way I think and do is unique to me and to have expectations of others to do the same is not productive.
  • Dressing up to have an amazing day even when you feel blah.
  • Declare your I statements: I will not stay in my current funk! I am excited about reaching my goals! I believe that I can do it! I know what I am feeling is only temporary!

As human being we often live complicated lives due to our complicated thinking. We have to learn to take a few moments to reflect and simplify our lives. I would love for you to join me and my list of inspiring and empowering speakers on August 28th-30th to come and use that time to hear from others and work on what is important to you. I can’t imagine where I would I be without the amazing people I surround myself with to help celebrate me in awesome times and to help restore me in my low valleys. Like it or not everyone has their moments.

Wishing everyone an amazing weekend!

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