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Dolores “MamaDuck” Allen

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IX

UNSTOPPABLE WOMEN

Dolores “MamaDuck” ​Allen

Dolores “MamaDuck” Allen is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of four. She is a retired Administrative Assistant and a Certified Youth Trainer (CYT), who resides  in beautiful Hancock, Maryland.  She is a survivor of a subdural hematoma, and, in her “new normal”, has continued to follow her dream of creating a curriculum of life skills resources for girls. She founded a nonprofit, “Sisters In Sync, Inc. (SIS, Inc.)  At present, the resources are being designed.

The My Sister My Friend Safe Place Kit consists of:

MSMF Teachers’ Manual – This manual contains information and guidance for the teacher. It gives clarity to the concept of “Creating a Safe Place!” as she conducts her classes for girls who desperately need to get connected with themselves and others in a safe environment. 

MSMF Curriculum — contains a variety of the modules and activities that provide introspection to girls from 8th grade to 12th grade. They are exposed to the positive life skills necessary for multi-dimensional growth and development.

MSMF All About Me Girls’ Workbook – This comprehensive workbook contains the modules and activities that comprise the “Safe Place” concept. It supports a positive value system, while it focuses primarily on the needs of cross-cultural girls from grades 8th to 12th.

The My Sister My Friend Safe Place Kit is an answer to the need for a purpose-driven life skills school course, as well as a solution to the great need for training young girls to be Christian leaders.

Dolores thanks’ God for the powerful grace and peace He gave her, when her heart was anxious; and His faithful “promises,” when fear for her future overwhelmed her. 

 

Dolores “MamaDuck” Allen
Sisters In Sync, Inc.
[email protected]
www.sisnsyncinc.org
301-213-0601

 

My Story

Orphanage Without Walls

Dolores “MamaDuck” Allen is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of four. She is a retired Administrative Assistant and a Certified Youth Trainer (CYT) who resides in beautiful Hancock, Maryland. She is a survivor of a subdural hematoma, and, in her “new normal”, she continues to follow her dream of creating a curriculum of life skills resources for girls. She founded a nonprofit, “Sisters In Sync, Inc. (SIS, Inc.) At present, the resources are being designed. She thanks God for the powerful grace and peace He gave her when fear for her future overwhelmed her.

 

Valerie Mrak

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN

Valerie Mrak

Valerie Mrak

Speaker • Coach • Storyteller • Filmmaker

Valerie is a visionary leader, inspiring workshop participants with new and engaging concepts. Her unique and laser-like skills in listening help them move from the impossible to the doable with ease.

She traveled the world exploring peace and interviewing Nobel Peace Laureates, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She also worked with former gang leaders and former violent offenders who were working for peace in their neighborhoods.

Valerie leads Conflict to Possibility workshops and trainings for businesses, community organizations and youth groups, as well as coaches individuals in mastering those skills. Her TEDx talk, Peace Inside/Out, can be viewed at https://you.be/NpHE2Q_QM6E.

She is a storyteller, leads story-telling workshops and tells original stories at public performances around the Chicago area. She has also been a storyteller with the National Park Service, relating traditional folk tales in addition to regional favorites.

Her Telly Award-winning documentary Shadow Over Tibet: Stories in Exile, a film about Tibetan immigrants in America and India, striving to maintain their religion and culture in exile aired nationally on PBS. It features a personal interview with the Dalai Lama and is narrated by Richard Gere.

She has produced videos for mitigation experts and defense attorneys that provided juries with a vital understanding of the early lives and environments of defendants being considered for the death penalty. Her work contributed to juries and judges choosing alternative sentences over death for her clients’ cases.

Valerie served as media director for Youth Technology Corps, where she sparked a 5-year US-Mexico youth documentary exchange and she produced and directed a children’s video on the environment.

She lives on the southern shore of Lake Michigan with her husband, Michael.

 

Valerie Mrak
Mrakulous Productions
[email protected]
www.mrakulous.com
www.ConflictToPossibility.com
773-255-1425

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My Story

Journey to Peace

After Valerie Mrak produced a video interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, her life changed forever. In her story, she moves us through her life of outward success but inner turmoil to one of peace, strength and contribution, showing us why it is important for everyone to make that journey. She shares what she learned from Nobel Peace Prize winners and also former gang leaders and former violent offenders who are now working for peace in their neighborhoods. Her view of how to create peace within yourself and in your homes, communities, schools and workplaces is a unique and vital message.

Gina Sannasardo

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

REMARKABLE WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

 

 

 

 

Gina Sannasardo

Gina has been happily married for 16 years to a fantastic, giving man named Sam. They have two wonderful children: Juliana age 14 and Peter age 5. She is a Christian Life Coach who wants to partner with teens and adults struggling with finding their real “who” so they can find peace and joy in their daily lives. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with an ELI-MP from the Institution of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an ICF coaching institution. She has a Masters in Education (M.Ed) with a focus on Language Arts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is also a full-time middle school Language Arts teacher for St. Philip the Apostle School. In addition, she has a B.A. in Education. She has been blessed to have been afforded many opportunities to have seen the Holy Spirit move in and through her life. She is excited to start her next chapter in life…God Bless!

 

Gina Sannasardo
Peace, Joy, and You
[email protected]
www.findinggodspeace.com
630-677-2649

 

 

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Peace and Joy are for you

In my story, I describe how I have been deeply influenced in my coaching training by learning insightful and empowering techniques to focus my energy in the direction that honors who I want to be. I also have always been and I still am transformed by the love of God. My faith has been my life-line and source of peace and joy. I just don’t survive every day, but thrive and live in abundance! I explain how from what I have learned, experienced, and what I am passionate about, I can journey with you to find the joy and peace that you desire.  This will allow you to be more in control of “who” you want to be and have more power in “how” you live!

 

 

 

Debra Sunderland

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Debra Sunderland

LIVE This Day on Purpose While Aligning Your Being and Doing

Debra Sunderland is a motivational speaker / leadership coach and entrepreneur who has been featured in several Chicago periodicals such as The Chicago Tribune, and Crain’s Chicago Business, as well as on Fox National News and 190 North T.V., for her ability to achieve explosive growth and peak performance in sales and marketing within her own company as well as for corporations and start-up businesses. Debra now turns her award winning coaching strategies to help people achieve what she personally has been able to achieve not only in business, but also in life. Some of the tools that Debra integrates to achieve results focus on the alignment of the body, mind and soul. Living a holistic approach to wellness of the body, via daily spiritual centering, mind awareness, exercise and vegetarian-vegan eating for over thirty years, she also has succeeded as a nationally ranked cyclist. Debra believes that her athletic training and competitive racing can be applied to all aspects of life. This includes motivating and guiding those, who desire their own growth in achieving their life’s calling and purpose. “In the racing around and doing of life, we tend to lose our true, unique being. Our being must come first, in order for the ultimate impact of our doing to shine with lasting joy and peace. Our work and life best come forth when they are aligned. My coaching is integral and brings together the unique purpose of your life.”

Connect with me – I would love to work with you!

 

Debra Sunderland
Sunderland Coaching, LLC
[email protected]
debrasunderland.com
708-989-1159

 

 

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It is All in What You Tell Yourself

How to keep moving through tragedy, pain and derailment. Choosing what you think which becomes your belief and then reality. We always have options to choose from and the one that we have the power over that no one can change except ourselves is our thoughts-what we tell ourselves. This step, when aligned with our heart, brings ultimate peace and makes a lasting difference that no one else can give to us.

 

 

 

Starla Snead

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Starla Snead

Starla Snead holds an AS in Chemical Technology and a BA in Human Resources Management. Her study of calligraphy began in 2003 as a way for her to transition into her role as a stay-at-home mom. She became a professional engraver in 2011 and is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Starla loves working with kids and teaches Zentangle and other art classes at summer camps and through various scouting organizations.

Starla is the proud mother of two active boys 9 and 12. Both boys participate in scouting. Starla is Committee Chair/Advancement Chair for Cub Scout Pack 38 of Bolingbrook.

She is a member of First Baptist Church of Bolingbrook, where she teaches Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and sings with the Worship Team.

Starla is an active P.E.O. member which serves to support education in women.

Her professional organizations include:
Chapter Leader for DPWN Plainfield/Naperville;
Member of Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Member of Washington Calligraphers Guild
Member of Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce
Member of Plainfield Chamber of Commerce
Member of Naperville Leads.
Member of Chicago’s Entrepreneurs Group

 

Starla Snead
Designs by Starla
[email protected]
www.designsbystarla.com
630-754-7346

 

 

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The Serenity Prayer – Many Lessons in Authenticity

The Serenity Prayer has been an effective tool in helping me to find my authenticity. The Serenity Prayer teaches me acceptance and willingness to let go of things that I cannot change. I cannot change my past but can change how I live in the present. I pray daily for wisdom. My heart screams daily for being creative, unique, and different. The world and my own self esteem tell me that I don’t fit in. Wisdom gives me the courage to follow my authentic voice. It is there that I find serenity and peace.

 

 

 

 

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