Tony Gaskins, Jr. will be my special guest on to open our fall season of Passion in Action TV Thursday, September 5th. Tony has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show to share his dark story of once being a toxic and abusive boyfriend while in college with his ex-girlfriend. Tony admitted to things the average man would carry to his grave. His reasoning was to turn his mess into his message and to use his story for God’s glory. He knew that in order to help others change their lives, he had to be willing to admit his own faults as a man. It was his pain which birthed his purpose. He humbled himself and revealed his mistakes as a young man. The day after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the producers of The Tyra Banks Show called Tony. Tony was featured on Tyra Banks’ show as a guest expert with his self-published book in hand. This was a book that Tony wrote at the mere age of 22 years old when he was fresh out of the dating game. He played the game worse than most men and survived to tell about it in his books. After the talk show appearances, Tony was featured on TBN’s 700 Club. He had visited three globally-televised shows all within a few months while acting as his own agent, manager and publicist.
Tony has traveled all over the country speaking to groups of all ages. He is one of the most sought-after speakers in the USA. He speaks on topics of love, business, success and self-development. He has addressed audiences for countless colleges and universities, major sports organizations and churches. In addition, he is finally conquering his fear of flying so that he can accept the hundreds of invites from around the globe. Tony is an author of several books and a professional life coach by day, coaching people from all walks of life all around the globe. He is also a TV & film producer on the rise, ghostwriter and an author/business/social media consultant. Because of his vast life experiences, Tony has become a jack-of-all-trades but a master of service. It is his belief that as we live, we should teach. This philosophy urged him to create online schools for people who desire to learn about love and relationships, entrepreneurship or becoming a life coach. He also organizes and hosts retreats for those who need to get away, have a great time, and change their lives in the process.
Tony’s story is a testament that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you’ve been through; if you want better for your life, then you can have it. The choice is yours!
You definitely don't want to miss this show. Learn more about how Frank's strategies for finding a dream job in a down economy this Thursday, September 5th, streaming live at 7 PM EST only at www.passioninaction.tv. You can watch on your computer or any mobile device. See you Thursday!
My guest this Thursday on Passion in Action TV is author, motivator, and cancer conqueror Eddie Connor. Eddie Connor was born in Southfield, Michigan but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. The British Education that Eddie received, during his formative years in Jamaica, can be attributed to his thirst for knowledge. As a product of a divorced family, Eddie realizes that he was not born with a "silver spoon" in his mouth, but was raised by a strong mother, who instilled in him life long values and the importance of governing himself as a positive individual.
Eddie has garnered prestigious honors for his community activism and role model leadership, such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Eastern Michigan University President For a Day, and the NAACP Male Student of the Year.
As an Author, Educator, Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Radio and TV Host, Eddie Connor shares his story of overcoming cancer in his three books, "Purposefully Prepared to Persevere", "Collections of Reflections: Symphonies of Strength, Volumes 1-3", and "E.CON the ICON: from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama".
From Cancer to Conqueror to more than Conqueror, God has truly given Eddie Connor a voice to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds in this day and time. A young man of passion, determination, and intellectual fortitude, desires to impact minds in perilous times, by enhancing the lives of others and expressing the power to persevere, which will ultimately propel individuals beyond all obstacles.
To hear more of Eddie's story of conquering cancer and more, join us Thursday at 7 pm ET. Watch online on your computer or mobile device at www.passioninaction.tv.
This week on Passion In Action TV we will interview Pastor J. Calvin Tibbs, author of the newly released "Massa's Back But Now He's Black?" In this thought-provoking book the author makes a call to the people of the United States to see the present climate of political dissatisfaction and racial antagonism as a modern expression of the master/slave mentality of America's past.
The author sees government-sponsored assistance programs as disguised vehicles by which the assisted trade their liberties for aid and laments the partisanship of both the political Right and Left as having superseded religion and common sense which, the author feels, has substituted popularity for substance and caused a sharp decline in morality and the economy.
Pastor Tibbs, a native of Hampton, VA, is currently pastor of Kingdom Dominion Church in Villa Rica, GA.
This week on Passion in Action TV I will interview Dr. Celeste Owens. She is a much sought after public speaker and facilitator whose personal mission is to motivate and inspire every person to succeed by fulfilling God's bigger dream for his/her life. Her speaking career began in 2004 as a faculty member with the University of Maryland at Baltimore. An expert on personal growth and trauma, she is dedicated to enriching the lives of others. Because she believes our Heavenly Father has created every person for a divine purpose and each of us has the potential to succeed beyond measure, she gives tirelessly of her gifts and talents.
As a result of her dedicated service to others, she has gained national recognition, respect and attention for her thought-provoking and inspiring presentations. She has appeared on cable television, and has been featured in local and national media outlets. She is an avid writer whose columns appear in various online magazines. Her first book, The 40-Day Surrender Fast published in 2011, is the guide for releasing your plan, renewing your mind, and restoring your life.
Watch the live stream online this Thursday, April 11th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
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My guest this week on Passion in Action TV is Janks Morton, Jr., a filmmaker, author, activist, director, producer, editor, and cinematographer. Morton is the founder and CEO of iYAGO Entertainment Group, an independently owned and operated multimedia production company. Morton created iYAGO Entertainment Group, "... to reflect both the conscious and unconscious soul of Black America." Morton has been in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Morton's sole proprietorship is responsible for releasing four feature length documentary films since 2007. His first feature length documentary, What Black Men Think, was voted the Best Black Documentary of the year for 2007 and Morton was voted Best Director for 2007. The film examines the role of stereotypes and misrepresentations in America.
What Black Men Think has garnered national media attention and is distributed nationally by Passion River Media and Amazon. Morton has traveled internationally and nationally to lecture and show his films. He has convened workshops, seminars and served as a panelist and keynote speaker at universities, prisons, conferences, churches and community centers around the world. Morton's states his motivation for becoming a filmmaker is to promote the positive stories about blacks. Morton has been described as an, "expert at healing conversations". Morton's film style is categorized as "docu-logue".
Watch the live stream online this Thursday, March 7th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
You can also watch our previous shows right now. See you Thursday!
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My guest on Passion in Action TV this Thursday, February 28th is Sedrik R. Newbern, President and founder of Newbern Consulting Group. He is an author and motivational speaker specializing in purpose-driven personal/professional coaching.
Sedrik recently authored a book entitled Unconditional Forgiveness, Lessons on Letting Go To Build Better Relationships, his perspective on the impact growing up without his father had on his life. He also explores the evolution of the relationship with his father and how they moved beyond past pains to develop an unbreakable bond. Full of practical advice to those previously hurt in relationships, the book shares one man’s healing and how you too can develop healthy relationships.
Sedrik has a deep passion and commitment to growing the community and serving others. He strongly believes that when you know better, you do better, so he empowers customers and other entrepreneurs through education and the development of sustainable action plans. He serves on several non-profit boards and committees including roles as President for the University of IL Lake County Extension Foundation and Treasurer for Boys & Girls Club Lake County.
A native of Nashville, TN, Sedrik holds a BS in Marketing from Western Kentucky University and an MBA with a concentration in Economics from Tennessee State University. His ultimate support and motivation come from his wife Denise and their son Matthew.
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My special guest on Passion In Action TV this Thursday February 7th is "Passion Coach" Joseph B. Washington. Here's his bio...
If you’re tired of living an ordinary life and want to shed the predictable day-to-day routine, then let Joseph B. Washington, author, speaker, successful mentor, help make your dreams a reality by turning an average life into an awesome life.
With the creation of his new dynamic seven step process called Breaking the Spirit of Average, Joseph is teaching America the formula of getting from the bottom to the top in life. He has created a company specializing in training and empowering corporate America , non-profit organizations, colleges, network marketing groups, and many others to maintain a high performance and excellence.
Joseph Washington has a style of his own which has moved his audience to laugh at times or even to shed a few tears. One thing is for certain, people are definitely moved to take action after hearing him speak. With his unique and passionate delivery mixed with solid content and practical principles, you are sure to see life as you have never seen it before. GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!
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My guest this week on Passion in Action TV is Scott Williams. He served as a key leader and Campus Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. Under his leadership, the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus grew to a weekend attendance of over 3,500 people. Currently, he is the Chief Solutions Officer for Nxt Level Solutions, a consulting company he founded to help businesses, non-profits and individuals with both internal and external growth. Scott is speaker, strategist, consultant and a respected thought leader. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth and diversity. Heis the author of “Church Diversity – SundayThe MostSegregatedDay Of TheWeek.”
Prior to ministry Scott served in various leadership roles as an entrepreneur, lobbyist, professor, and leadership consultant. At the age of 25, Scott served as one of the youngest Prison Wardens in the country. Scott is consistently in demand as a communicator, strategist and consultant to help move people and organizations from where they are to where they want to be.
Scott is married to the love of his life and college sweetheart LaKendria. They live in Edmond, OK, which is an immediate suburb of Oklahoma City, OK. They have two sons Wesley (12) and Jayden (8).
Watch the live stream online this Thursday, January 24th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
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My first guest for this new 2013 season of Passion in Action TV is Kenny Pugh. Kenny is the Founder of Kenny Pugh, LLC, the platform on which he exercises a versatile professional life as a keynote speaker, an author, and a coach. Kenny has over 16 years of experience in Corporate America, primarily working in the financial services industry. He has worked with many of the world’s top companies including Accenture, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, SunTrust, LendingTree.com, Microsoft HomeAdvisor, Wachovia, Washington Mutual & AT&T.
In 2011, Kenny was awarded the Gospel Choice “Rising Star” award for his impact in the lives of single adults and work in the community.
Kenny has a passion for establishing, enhancing and restoring interpersonal relationships. He wishes to serve as a vessel of understanding in an era of disconnected, aimless, and broken relationships, and to soothe adversities of all forms, whether practical, relational, or spiritual.
Through years of experience as a facilitator, workshop presenter, and keynote speaker at various conferences, ministry services, and corporate events, Kenny has refined the sense of effective communication within relationships that gives them the groundwork to flourish. With the knowledge and vision to explore the common hardships of life and transform them with various communication strategies, Kenny found his life purpose in helping others pursue their purpose, understand finances and restore the foundation of their relationships. Now, his mission is to encourage, empower, and equip people to reach their God-given potential through public speaking and personal coaching.
Kenny believes in presenting information in a manner that is simple, practical, and easy to understand, and his teachings have touched on a variety of key topics, such as finances (budget & credit management), purpose, effective leadership, interpersonal relationships, sexual purity and ministry. He has published several articles related to his knowledge of personal development, relationships and financial knowledge of the financial services industry.
Connect with Kenny via Social Media for free finance, business, relationship tips and advice.
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Watch the live stream online this Thursday, January 17th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
You can also watch our previous shows right now. See you Thursday!
Daree Allen was my guest yesterday on Passion in Action. She is an authorpreneur, young adult esteem advocate, speaker, and goal-getter in Atlanta, GA. She has published articles on a variety of topics as a freelance writer and blogger, and is the author of the new teen mentoring book series entitled, "What's Wrong With Me?" in which she discusses her own childhood dealing with self-esteem, premarital sex, family and personal relationships, and gives advice to teens on the same. Find out more about her work at www.dareesinsights.wordpress.com and www.DareeAllen.com.
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