ABOUT THE BOOK
Be inspired and find hope through the stories of 5 women who reveal their courageous journeys to rebuilding, relaunching and reinventing their mind, body and spirit on their way to rebranding their lives. Hear the stories of this international mix of women; one who tells of not knowing her name as a child, one being a teen mom, one being lost as a girl and woman and trying to fit in, one having to find her way out of church and religious control and one woman's fight through cancer.
Meet the Anthologist & Co-Authors
Anthologist/Book & Life Coach
Known as ‘The Confidence & Personal Resuscitation (CPR) Life Coach, I am a native of the Bahamas, a mother, a minister, servant leader and so much more. I am also the author of Divorced ‘Suddenly Single’ Mom’s Devotional and Rebranding ‘Notes to Self’ Journal. Many wouldn’t think that something so tenacious and profound could come from the heart and drive of someone who is quiet and shy. But yes, I am full of compassion for women and teen girls all across the world; equipping them to embrace their inner beauty as it so beautifully shows up on the outside.
My passion for women and the importance of women rebranding their lives as I was able to do, prompted me use my experience as a book coach, editor and self-publishing consultant, to bring together women who had experienced the same process; women who had rebranded their lives.
My prayer is that as you read the stories of these women, that you'll not only be inspired and find hope, but that you will begin to take the steps you need to rebrand your own life. Begin to live and not just exist!
La Tonya Klish-Polk received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from The Fort Valley State University. She currently works for the Department of Juvenile Justice as a Mental Health Counselor. She also became a Certified Life Coach through the Georgia Certified Life Coaching Academy. La Tonya is studying to obtain her license to practice counseling and working to obtain her own counseling service. She has always enjoyed working in the public setting and has a passion for giving back to the community, helping, and watching others succeed. As a result, she is also the founder of H.O.P.E., Helping Others Perfect Excellence, and a non-profit organization that will assist individuals in various ways in the community. Her strength to H.E.A.L. and provide H.O.P.E. to overcome grief, hurt, and hardships due to the adversities of life comes from being raised by strong/resilient, talented, loving, and motivated women: Grandmother, Mother and Aunts.
I was born and raised in Miami, Fl. I'm the oldest daughter of my mother as well as my father; 3 younger sisters, 3 younger brothers and 1 older brother. After starting a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, I later decided to pursue a career in the field that I really love instead; medicine. I am a CNA/PCT with a background in several areas in the medical field.. I left the field and came back and I'm here to stay. I love what I do and that's what matters in this world. I relocated to Georgia in 2007 wanting a change in my life; scenery, opportunity for my only son at the time and just basically wanting to start over and live life better. I'm a 39 year old single mom of 2 sons and 1 daughter. I've been blessed at another chance at life. Giving all Praises that are due to God!!! I beat Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2017!!! I kicked cancer’s butt! I'm a Survivor! I'm not going to give up. I'm very grateful for a new opportunity at life and health itself. I'm going to make everyday of my new life more lively, appreciative, healthier, praying more, spending time with the ones who truly love me the most and most of all constantly giving all the glory, honor and praises that are due to our God!!!
I was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, and the youngest of five. At age 15, I graduated high school and immediately after, attended Selma University in historic Selma, Alabama. I obtained a degree in English and graduated Valedictorian of my class. I married my college sweetheart shortly thereafter and spent many years living in Alabama, where we raised our 3 daughters.
In 2003, I moved to the North Georgia area where I accepted a position as Conference Coordinator with one of the largest healthcare companies in the Southeast. Ten years later, I transferred to the company's Corporate office in the Atlanta area, where I currently work as a Project Coordinator.
I currently serve in my local church as a Sunday School Teacher and the local Outreach Ministry. I have a love for writing and was afforded opportunity to write for a local Bahamian magazine during my college years. I now enjoy collaborative song-writing with my husband.
“We are the sum of all our experiences, hence they are priceless. Who and what I am today is due to what I have experienced and how I decided to shape that.”
Determined, she made it her life’s mission to be the adult that she needed when she was a child and the sister and friend we all need as women. As an advocate for women and youth, Denise M. Major sees first hand just how important it is to encourage individuals to support each other as they go through life’s challenges and to celebrate each other’s successes.
Having become a teen mom at the age of 16 she is no stranger to hard work, and has been working since the age of 17 first starting out as a graphic artist at the Nassau Guardian and within a few short months she pressed her way into the newsroom. It was during one of the darkest periods of her life that she found her purpose in helping those in need.
Currently she serves as the Community Outreach Worker at The Bahamas National HIV/AIDS Centre and she also serves as the Executive Director for Bahamas Sexual Health & Rights Association formerly known as Bahamas Family Planning. In addition, she is the CEO of The Empowerment Group, a company whose aims it is to empower individuals so that they can be their best selves and in doing so empower others.
She has received numerous accolades and certifications through her work and is presently completing her life coach certification. She continuously pursues new ideas and learning best practices in these fields. Denise is passionate about her purpose and hopes to one day operate a transitional home for women.
Born and raised partly in Port-Au-Prince Haiti and America. Katleen Victor was born in extreme poverty. As a motherless child, she endured many obstacles. As she became older, she then felt like there were always a forced guiding her towards something greater. At a very young age Katleen loved to help women find their outer and inner beauty with the aid of relationships advice. Many years and many trials later she turned her life over to God. For many years in the journey with God she ran away from her calling thinking that her purpose wouldn’t have made sense to others. When she finally said “Yes” to God’s purpose and to her husband, she was now walking into her complete purpose and helped many Christian women who were desiring to get married, to get happily married in the Lord. She is now a full vessel of God, a best friend to her husband, a pookie-mommy to her two beautiful little daughters, a minister, a Life Coach, and a friend to many. Katleen thanks the Lord daily for using her as a vessel for such important tasks. She loves her quote “Freedom looks Good on you” and through
the knowledge of God then you will be delivered.