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.
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
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!
Registration will open soon! And the unveiling of the awesome day so stay tuned!!!!!
The first full week of 2016 has been amazing thus far! And I tell you why, I entered 2016 with my vision on my walls, a determined spirit and I surround myself daily with positive, progressive and goal oriented people. Your environment and mindset is crucial to your success personally and professionally. With that in mind, the first Sunday of the year I attended the first annual Women of Power Luncheon hosted by a dynamic mother and daughter duo Pastor Shirley Noble the keynote speaker and Founder of Gamma Pi Christian Sorority Inc. (www.gammapi06.org) George-Jean Edwards on January 3rd, 2016 at Joey’s Restaurant in Tukwila, Washington.
One of my commitments for 2016 was to put more value to my time and not waste precious moments on events, people or situations that do not have the same goals or purpose as mine. So, when I received the invitation from George-Jean Edwards I was very pleased with the purpose of the event. Women of Power was created to bring together women in the local Greater Seattle Area who are CEOs, Heads of Organizations and Leaders paving their way in their industry. The luncheon was not just to pat each other on the back but to have frank discussions about the challenges of being in positions that impact and influence others and the hi-lows of the job.
The afternoon ended with a beautiful gift of Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” framed with our individual pictures to serve as a reminder that we are all powerful and phenomenal in our own right. As the poem was read we were encouraged to say “That’s Me!” And I thought to myself, how often, do I say those things to others but often forget to tell myself “YES! I am phenomenal just as I am.” I am and so are you! Stilettos off to a wonderful afternoon and to the hostess!
Several pearls shared by the speakers of the afternoon Pastor Shirley Noble (www.restorationbiblechurch.com) and CEO Keysha Bass (www.partnerwithkeysha.com):
- Keep focused on the vision and keep it before you.
- Never give up!
- Surround yourself with positive people.
- Seek wisdom, don’t figure it out on your own.
- Be passionate about what you are doing.
- Take care of yourself.
- Support one another.
- Walk by faith (if you believe in God, keep Him first!)
- Ask for help.
- KNOW your lane and stay in it!
- Be consistent.
- Money follows purpose.
If your a wise woman you will take a moment to jot these down and think about it!
“I have always felt strongly about empowering women. I’m living proof that, with confidence and by believing in yourself, you can accomplish any goal.” ~Queen Latifah
PROCRASTINATION = DEATH
noun: procrastination | “The action of delaying or postponing something.”
Quite dramatic right? Well, it actually is that serious. Our goals and dreams can be killed if we don’t take steps to reach them continuously. The statement of “I will write a book one day!” stays a statement because steps were never taken consistently to make it happen one day. Even if life gives you lemons and limes you still have to keep moving forward!
I remember during my final year of graduate school, I had several projects due and the one assignment I was not excited about I kept putting off and I was wonderfully creative in thinking about 101 excuse for why I had not completed the assignment. Here were the TOP 5:
1. I am too busy!
2. The client rescheduled, I just have not had the time to return the email.
3. Oh my aching back, I will do it next week.
4. I can collaborate with my classmate and get it done faster. I’ll let him know next time I see him.
5. My cat licked my homework. I just don’t know what happened to it!
Okay, so you know excuse number 5 was pushing it! But the truth of the matter was I was going through emotional hell, my family had just endured a horrible tragedy. My 4 month old niece almost murdered by her biological father and was fighting for her life. My family and I spent 2 months at Children’s Hospital praying that she would stay on this earth with us.
There was an harsh reality, even though my world was up side down, everything around me was still moving forward. And the longer I put off doing task that were small or very important, the more I was drained and overwhelmed by my to-do list. All the goals I had set forth in addition to school work were just sitting and I pretty much was quitting. Let’s be dramatic again, the goals were DEAD!
Now what? Here I was with 3 weeks worth of work that needed to be done in 1 week. Why did I wait? I was tired, emotionally spent, overwhelmed, not taking great care of my health and praying for some miracle to happen to make everything okay again. It was that week before my final assignments were due that I had an Aha moment.
“If I am proactive instead of reactive I will have a better chance to be successful. If I ask for help to achieve the goals I have, there is support when I fail and arms to hold me if I fall. If I keep what must be done visible in front of me, I have less of a chance of burying it in the bottom of my drawer, trunk of my car, in purse or on my desk.”
Procrastination becomes a web that a lot of us get caught up in when life tosses us the whole kitchen plus the odd ceramic jar we were gifted during the white elephant gift party last year. And it allows the little things to grown into huge tasks that could have been tackled and defeated one day at a time. Oh and yes, I did get the work done but it was super stressful and the quality of work was not what I wanted to put forth. I graduate from grad school with a 3.8 average, I could have had a 4.0 if I had not procrastinated so often.
However, the lesson was learned and so here is what I am saying. Be a GOAL GETTER NOT GOAL QUITTER! Here are 5 tips I want you to think about.
1. Your very first tip is to avoid PROCRASTINATION AT ALL COST.
2. It is better to do a little bit of something than NOTHING AT ALL.
3. Find your truth teller who will hold you accountable and says “Yes, he dumped you, broke your heart and ran away with a Kardashian but you STILL HAVE TO WAKE UP and look amazing until you feel amazing!
4. Keep a journal either written or verbal that documents all that is going on in your world. What you learn about yourself during these times can give you a better grasp of where you need to grow. .
5. It is okay to give yourself grace but remember you still must DO SOMETHING! Keep it visible in front of you.
Ready to become a Goal Getter? Info@kimberlyjwalker.com and say “I’m Ready!”
Say NO! No Way! Not happening! Not available! I don’t want too! I will not!
How often do we say those terms and then be “feeling” a certain type of way? It is as if our ability to make decisions that work best for us individually is just, too much to ask acceptance for. And the question I ask is why?
In using the word NO there is power and freedom. The expectations of society and people in our personal world can be managed when we have the courage to use the word NO. We often see it as being negative and at times fearful of using it. I can think of many times when needing to step out to reach a goal I had to ask for support in monetary, time or another resource and I always told myself.(still do) “The worse they can say is NO.” If you read last weeks blog you will also see me saying that a NO is an opportunity to YES.
However, in this case, I want to spend a moment on how we use the word NO in self management and the prioritizing of our goals. The year is winding down and there are so many demands on our life. Personally, I can think of 12 times in the last 12 days that I just had to stand up and take a walk to breathe in and out and reframe how I was going to juggle all of the demands being asked of me.
I want to give you just a few tips to help you navigate this season of holiday events, end of year tasks and personal/professional relationship demands.
First know that “THE Struggle” is REAL. You are simply not alone in your quest to meet the needs of everything in your life. Just know the bottom line is that you can’t be everything and everywhere for everybody. You are human and not a Xmen or Avenger member as of yet. When you are contemplating using my new favorite word NO take note of these 4 lines:
When using the word NO please take note!
- You are not a bad person.
- You are not being unauthentic.
- You are not being wrongfully selfish.
- You are not mean.
When you feeling overwhelm it is time to prioritize your goals and what you want to really put the energy, time and money towards. Among remembering the 4 things we are not when we say no it is important to also remember our awesomeness and speak life into ourselves!
- You are amazing.
- You are enough.
- You are more than the mistakes you sometimes make.
- You are strong.
Take a moment to do something that makes you feel good. It can be your favorite drink, fruit, candy, movie, shopping or massage. This things give you that breathing time to stop, reflect and focus on what is most important to you.
Let us all finish out 2015 with joy, peace and cute lip stick!
used to indicate that something is quite the opposite of what is being specified.“it was no easy task persuading her”hardly any. “you’ll be back in no time”used in notices or slogans forbidding or rejecting something specified.
|synonyms:||absolutely not, most certainly not, of course not, under no circumstances, by no means, not at all, negative, never, not really; More|
expressing disagreement or contradiction.““This is boring.” “No, it’s not!””
expressing agreement with or affirmation of a negative statement.“they would never cause a fuss, oh no”
expressing shock or disappointment at something one has heard or discovered.“oh no, look at this!”
“they were no more able to perform the task than I was”
Hello Everyone! We are SO excited to be able to provide everyone who would like to attend the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience a unique opportunity to do so for a special 24 hours, for a special rate! Are you ready? For the WHOLE weekend we are now able to offer it for $50!!!!! We are doing a happy dance! We look forward to seeing YOU!
There is this wonderful event coming up called Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience. The purpose of this event is to empower women with curves small and large to achieve their goals.
Why? The CBE team is very, very, very, passionate about seeing women achieve their goals. Women have approached our founder Ms. Walker time after time about how she is able to be so confident and move forward in her life with her goals professionally and personally. She decided that it was necessary to create the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience, a weekend where women can come from all over and work on identifying goals, creating a plan to achieve them and work on the mind, body and soul.
This event is for the woman who has it all together but needs to be refueled and encouraged but this event is also for the woman who is trying to figure it all out. In midst of the self work, there will be fun, great food and sisterhood. We are all deserving of that type of experience. So, don’t delay and purchase your all weekend pass to the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience today!