Inspiring Lives Magazine Spring 2017: Issue 4 - Page 5

A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Dear Reader, Welcome to Spring! It is a time of transformation, and excitement is in the air. As I look around me, I witness change and bliss in so many fascinating women. They are blossoming as they walk in their purpose and reach for a brighter future. And their achievements don’t go unnoticed. In early March, honorees for the Women of Achievement Awards in Pittsburgh were recognized for “excellence in their fields, significant contributions to the betterment of our communities, and outstanding accomplishments for the advancement of women,” as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stated in his proclamation about the 12th annual awards celebration. I was humbled and honored to be among these women as I received the Women of Achievement Award in the field of media. Since I made the switch to being the CEO of the media and motivation company Inspiring Lives International full time a year ago, I have brought my skills from a decade of being a professor to the pages of this magazine. More importantly, the success of Inspiring Lives Magazine depends on the connections that my team and I have cultivated with incredible people who bring their skills and passion for leading and inspiring to the magazine. Sharing the cover of the spring issue with Kim Alexis and interviewing her was a great joy! Kim has graced over 500 magazine covers, ranging from Sports Illustrated to Vogue, blazing a trail as a supermodel over several decades. Like the outstanding women I was honored with at the Women of Achievement Awards, she is an expert in her field. She has earned the title of “supermodel.” I love that between the covers of this magazine you can learn from pros in their areas of expertise. We have coaches, experts, and survivors ready to tell their stories an ԁ)ݸͽɹ丁Mѡݕѡȸ]ѡȁЁ͕)ѡ́ɥ)!՝̰)ȸM!ͭ)MAI%9)%9MA%I%91%YL(