Friday, November 21, 2008
Writers in the Sky Podcast on Freelance Writing
H. Les Brown, MA, CFCC grew up in an entrepreneurial family and has been an entrepreneur for most of his life. He is the author of The Frazzled Entrepreneur's Guide to Having It All. Les is a certified Franklin Covey coach and a certified Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Effectiveness coach. He has Masters Degrees in philosophy and theology from the University of Ottawa. His experience includes ten years in the ministry and over fifteen years in corporate management. His expertise as an innovator and change strategist has enabled him to develop a program that allows his clients to effect deep and lasting change in their personal and professional lives.
On The Frazzled Entrepreneur Program: The Author as Entrepreneur, Les and Yvonne talked about how spirituality and business go hand in hand. He asked her, "What led you to get into theology and how have you incorporated that education with your career?"
Turning a theology degree into a livelihood is a real challenge, but it can be done. Yvonne shares how it happened for her as she began exploring new paths and different types of belief systems and came to find the American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT) where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics. During that time she began setting goals to leave her corporate job and move into a new career as a self-employed business owner. It has worked out well for her to follow her inner guidance in blending family, relationships, belief systems, and career.
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"It is possible to use your intuition to blend business and spirituality. Following inner guidance is as natural as breathing, and I'm doing it without any religion telling me how, when, or where!" says Perry.
And, she is not the only one. Les mentioned that his Frazzled Entrepreneur program has gone through several series. The series of shows he did before The Author as Entrepreneur was about spirituality in the streets and how people bring their own spirituality into the workplace and into their entrepreneurial careers. His new show is about providing support and guidance for men and women in or approaching the midlife transition. He has a new community called Midlife Mastery you can join at http://www.midlifemaster.org.
About Yvonne Perry
Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and author who enjoys researching and writing about topics that inspire excellence and uplift the spirit. Her style of writing is lovingly controversial and challenges people’s belief systems in order to help them move past what she calls “Sunday School mentality.” She is a graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics.She has earned Platinum Expert Author status for her articles on spirituality, death, afterlife, spirit communication, suicide, and politics published on ezinearticles.com.
Yvonne has personally co-written, edited, ghosted or formatted over twenty books for clients. That's in addition to the articles, bios, brochures, press releases, Web text and newsletters she has created. Under her own name, Perry has authored six children’s eBooks known as The Sid Series. The books build self-esteem and empower young ones to follow inner guidance and overcome fear.
In April 2005, Yvonne released More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying and Afterlife, a book that address topics that many people are not comfortable talking about such as suicide, the near-death experience, end of life decisions, and euthanasia. The book is designed to help people release their fear of death, learn to communicate with those on the other side and comfort someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. See http://writersinthesky.com. More than 600 hours of intensive research, interviews, phone calls, and email with dozens of researchers, doctors, political and religious figures have gone into her book Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America. Her latest e-book Book Marketing in the Digital Age, Online Promotion Made Easy teaches authors how to promote their books online.