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Freda McGhee

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VI

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





Freda McGhee

Life’s twists and turns have provided Freda with many relatable experiences. As a mother of three girls, she is well-versed in the drama of the teen years, as well as the exhaustion of two in diapers simultaneously. Having one daughter living on her own, and one daughter married, she understands the effects of an emptying nest. Since her youngest daughter is now driving, the taxi driver hat has been retired.

As a daughter, she understands the responsibility and the joys of caring for her aging parents. She spends as much time as she can with them now that they live with her and her family.

As a wife, she has experienced highs and lows; fun times and challenges. She has survived divorce and has lived out faithful love and commitment.

As a teacher, she was a cheerleader for students with special needs. After fifteen years in the classroom, she has chosen to be at home to pursue writing and speaking opportunities.

As a speaker and author, she thoroughly enjoys sharing with her audience how she has made it through tough times in order to give encouragement and hope. Her walk with Jesus has proven to her that He is the only steadfast rock in this world.

As a graduate of the 2013 Christian Communicators Conference, she is prepared to share her experiences and the impact faith in Jesus Christ can have on a life.

Freda leads weekend retreats for ladies to encourage and bring hope to those who are struggling. Hands-on craft activities add an extra dimension to these special times. If you are interested in attending one of her retreats, please contact her through e-mail.


Freda McGhee
Freda McGhee – Life Trainer
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Freda McGhee: Back to the Basics

Freda takes you on an entertaining journey through the portion of her childhood that was spent on summer vacations in North Carolina visiting her grandparents. She delicately intertwines sweet memories of childhood with the complexities of adulthood. God has been faithful even though there have been some unexpected curves in the road.




Jackie Simmons

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume V

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

Jackie Simmons

Being a Secret Can Suck Your Life & Your Business Down the Drain

Removing the “Cloak of Invisibility” from her business skyrocketed Jackie Simmons from Secret to Success in 7 Months. BUT it didn’t start out that way.

There’s nothing like being an entrepreneur/business owner to stir up an emotional mess!

For Jackie, being a single parent at the same time brought her smack up against mental and emotional blocks that shut her down every time she made progress. These inner saboteurs sat on her phone so she couldn’t make sales calls and distracted her so she couldn’t focus and finish projects. They trashed her hard work and torpedoed her relationships.

It was through learning to permanently resolve her own inner blocks that the Total Success Mindset system was born. Jackie used the system to help herself, and then her clients, go From Secret to Success in record time.

Since the 1980s, Jackie has been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs tame the inner saboteurs that trample their profits and productivity and suck their sanity down the drain. In her book Your Path From Secret to Success, Jackie guides you through 7 simple steps to a Total Success Mindset – the quickest, most reliable path to becoming the Calm, Focused, Profit-Making Success that you were always meant to be.

Jackie Simmons
From Secret To Success

My Story

No Place Left to Hide

It’s hard enough to build a successful business as a woman working on your own.  It’s virtually impossible if you’re determined to stay safely invisible while you’re doing it!

That was Jackie Simmons … for 30 years.

Until one day she made a decision that launched her on a rocket ride from Secret to Success in just 7 months.

Along the way she discovered a cure for the emotional self-sabotage that kept her hidden and afraid … a quick path from Secret to Success, so no one else has to take 30 years to get there.

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Susan M. Sparks

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

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


Susan M. Sparks

Susan M. Sparks is a writer, photographer, and author of The Student Life Jacket.
A story teller from an early age, Susan self-published her first book about wild horses in the 5th grade. She continued creating compelling content earning a B.S. degree in Photojournalism from Ball State University.

As the wife of a naval officer, she moved around the world to exotic locations, such as Sicily and Guam, and the not-so tropical Maryland and Illinois, observing, recording and reporting on the people and places. She adapted her talents to fit the location, working as a freelance writer, wedding photographer and Navy Public Affairs contractor punctuated by motherhood and a smattering of curious and quirky gigs in between.

Susan describes moving around the world, discovering new cultures, and keeping a family organized as an out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire training program that included volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and super typhoons along with the continual upheaval of several military moves.

Back home again in Indiana, Susan provides ghostwriting, editing services and encouragement to entrepreneurs, aspiring authors, and business owners through her company, ASAP Writing Services. Her book, The Student Life Jacket, is an organizer with a slice of motherly advice for college students and young adults.


Susan M. Sparks
ASAP Writing Services








The Riches in a Rag-Tag Resume

Every time I’d get settled, it was time to move – and for a young professional woman, it meant another dreaded gap in my resume. It was that carefully crafted quilt of abilities and accolades meant to emphasize my qualities and value as a worthwhile worker bee. Despite five and ten year plans, vision boards, and affirmations for success, I barely kept a job for more than three years. While others were getting raises and promotions, I was unpacking boxes in Sicily or riding out a typhoon on Guam. What I feared was my greatest shortcoming; my rag-tag resume, became my richest reward.




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