“Regardless of your situation in life YOU ARE A LEADER, even if only a leader of yourself”

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Inspired by the unprecedented events of 2020, Beyond Words: An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration and Poetry brings to life a mosaic of thoughts and perspectives about subjects and emotions born of human experience and illuminated by a year gripped by wonderment and uncertainty.

The year was possibly the most tumultuous year in modern history. It challenged the fortitude of humanity; stretched the fabric of society; and stress-tested governments and institutions worldwide. Through seemingly endless, exhausting news cycles, the world was force-fed a daily diet of crises: a global pandemic, world economic stress, political upheaval across the globe, racial injustice and inequality, public health disparities, wildfires and other global disasters, unemployment, homelessness, food insecurity, devastating hurricanes and flooding, United States Presidential Election and the discovery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

This book’s perspective about subjects predisposed by the events of 2020 showcase myriad of suggestions relating to life, hope, the future and other subjects. Although these subjects have been contemplated by cultures throughout history, the events of 2020 magnified them through pervasive technology and greater awareness about the subjects and their influence on how humanity thinks and lives.

The book uses philosophy, inspiration and poetry to narrate nonfictional themes that inspire thought about personal beliefs and create the opportunity to consider ideas that go beyond conventional and superficial points of view.

As you gaze into the window of emotions surrounding these thoughts, you may see reflections of your own emotions. It may prompt an examination of your own beliefs and inspire how you can best navigate an uncertain future.


“Beyond Words, An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration and Poetry”, International Focus Magazine, June/July, 2021

“Leading During a Crisis”, American Press, June 8, 2021

“Lessons from The Pandemic”, American Press, April 13, 2021
“Ten Lessons from 2020”, International Focus Magazine, March/April 2021
“Lessons from Last Year Could Help In 2021”, Houston Business Journal, March 19 – 25, 2021
“How Women Can Get Ahead in the 21st Century”, American Press, February 9, 2021
“How Business Leaders Can Continue to Thrive”, Houston Business Journal, February 5 – 11, 2021
“Shattering the Glass Ceiling”, International Focus magazine, February 2021
“This Year has Tested Houston’s Fortitude and Resilience”, Houston Business Journal, December 18 – 24, 2020
“World War III: The World Against COVID-19”, International Focus Magazine, November/December 2020
“New Leadership Paradigm During and After COVID-19”, International Focus Magazine, September/October 2020
“Leadership Speaks”, International Focus Magazine, September/October 2020
“Equality is Imperative to The Success of Your Business”, Houston Business Journal, August 28 – September 3, 2020
“Here’s How Nonprofits Can Survive COVID-19”, Houston Business Journal, August 21 – 27, 2020
“How to Thrive in a Work from Home Environment”, Houston Business Journal, August 14 – 20, 2020
“Survive, Thrive in a Long-term Home and Work Environment”, American Press, August 11, 2020
“Being a Strong Leader is More Important Than Ever”, Houston Business Journal, August 7 – 13, 2020
“Inequality Speaks, Hope Speaks”, International Focus Magazine, August 2020