A Bold, Brave and Courageous Week!
The past week has been an amazing one for Bold, Brave and Courageous!
Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th, I had the pleasure of facilitating Bold, Brave and Courageous Workshops for all the 5th-8th grade girls and then all the 9th-12th grade girls in a local Oklahoma school district. These two days included a "book talk" for each group sprinkled with nuggets of wisdom and Q&A from an anonymous question box where I allowed the girls to put in questions that they had regardless of whether they related to our group discussion or not. This proved to be a very powerful tool as it allowed young ladies to anonymously ask very serious and important questions.
We laughed, shared lunch and played games together. I have no doubt that lives were changed over these 2 days. The proof is in the feedback notes that I received and in the emails from a couple girls who have connected with me to ask questions about becoming an author.
Not only did the girls get to hear from me in person, but each one received their very own autographed copy of Bold, Brave and Courageous: A NO FEAR Success Guide for Teen Girls, courtesy of their school district. I also praise the vision of the Superintendent who recognized that in order for the girls in her district to be successful in the classroom and beyond, their social emotional needs must be addressed as well to get them to a healthy place to learn.
Check out the media coverage of this event (thanks to Reporter Kimberly Jackson) by Tulsa News 8 by clicking here.
I am available by request and hope to do many more workshops such as these. They energize the girls as well as myself. While they have come to learn from me, I learn so much from each of them as well.
Engaging one group of middle school girls during table discussion time
Distributing books to girls after one of the workshops
A final goodbye as the buses load the girls up at the end of the workshop
All of our high schoolers from the 2nd workshop...can you spot me in the crowd?
The fun never stops with Bold, Brave and Courageous!
This past Sunday night, I snuck home to Seattle for my family Christmas Party. I was the Keynote Speaker at the request of my 83 year old great aunt and last remaining sibling of my grandmother. The night was full of family fun, lots of laughter, games and great food! And I was honored to host a book signing just for my family. I travel all over the country and even internationally, but nothing beats homecourt support. To share my purpose-filled journey and passion with my family is an amazing family.
Not only was my keynote address on "The Importance of Leaving a Legacy" well-received, but I sold out of all my books (and even had to order 1 additional). This experience was priceless. The Berry Family legacy has made me who I am and made me the Bold, Brave and Courageous girl who has grown into a Bold, Brave and Courageous woman.
As 2017 comes to a close, I am so humbled and grateful for all that has transpired in my life related to this book and the impact I get to have on girls (and adults too).
To God be the glory for the things He has done and keeps doing in my life. I can't wait to see what's up next in 2018!
Are you a community or ministry leader or school administrator who wants Bold, Brave and Courageous workshops and books for your program or in your school? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, about workshop rates and discounts for bulk orders of Bold, Brave and Courageous.
I love you all and enjoy this holiday season!