Last September, despite a 15-year fight to save my eyesight, I lost my eyesight to a rare, blinding eye disease and found my world turned upside down. But amid my grief over my sudden inability to see my family's faces or maneuver the world around me, I realized I had a choice: I could harness my adversity or let it harness me.
I’m a travel agent, a business owner and an author. I penned my memoir, which was my emotional story poured out onto the pages for others to read. I emptied my soul and wrote about what happened to me and my children while I built my business, hoping that my story would inspire others. I was also featured in another book, “Women Who Mean Business,” with other high-powered women who talk about how they built their empire doing something they love.
Why should you write a book like I did?
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Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.
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