DERRICK Interview with Inspirational Jewel Dr. Virginia LeBlanc

October 15, 2018

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Dr. Virginia LeBlanc who is a Speaker, singer, coach, consultant, educator and is the bestselling author of Love the Skin YOU’RE In: How to Conquer Life through Divergent Thinking. A highly sought-after expert with a breadth of experience across industries, she employs knowledge and know-how through her company Defining Paths to transform client circumstances from the inside out.

D is for Dream. What is your dream and what have you achieved?

My dreams are ever changing as I check off the list and have a revelation in my purpose. Perhaps the biggest “dreams” I have achieved to date are:

1) living and loving from the inside out;

2) becoming a published author; and

3) becoming a leader, influencer, and transformer of lives and entities for the better.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My faith, the abundant availability of grace, and the power of love encourage me. Also, knowing that I can and do make a difference on a daily basis gives me encouragement.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out? 

I am a multi-disciplined subject matter expert who has mastered the art of convergence in know-how transference across diverse industries through divergent thinking.

R is for Ready? When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

Are we ever truly ready? As we move in our purpose, we become ready and equipped every day. You will not know until you test the waters. I made the decision to step out in faith when a host of circumstances converged pointing me in that direction, and I could no longer ignore that calling.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

This answer will always be Jesus. Walking after his example and teachings keep, correct, ground, and sustain me in love, empowerment, and peace that transcends my own understanding. When you understand how to love unconditionally, sacrifice for a greater good, and reach others through servant leadership, your perspective changes, and all of a sudden, life makes sense and is worth living.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

Most importantly, I never fail, only gain lessons learned; it’s a mindset. My faith and the spirit within me mute fear of failure and activates/emboldens the fight in me.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders? 

Keys to success for aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders: Tune into YOUR channel; manage YOUR reality; and think divergently. Follow YOUR path to purpose, do what you were meant to do, and always be you. It may take time to figure it out, but you will figure it out, if you keep trying. Stay in the ring and ALWAYS get up from the mat!

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

A holistic approach to life is a must including the exercising of faith. Let go of fear and jump. You will find the net. It may be a little or a lot lower than you thought but you will find it. If nothing else, and faith scares you, it is the law of attraction.

Visit Dr. Virginia LeBlanc online at http://definingpaths.info for more information.

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Book or Interview the “enTIEtainer” now by visiting www.enTIEtainer.com, emailing info@derrickhayes.com  or calling (706) 615-1662


Book The WOE Man Show

April 30, 2017

In the summer of 2017 you can bring in the WOE Man Show to give motivation inspiration and encouragement to your group youth church program city town organization association school college business or company.

While faced with divorce with his after college sweetheart Derrick Hayes moved with a friend and slept on his apartment floor without a bed for over a year. Next to Derrick was a bible that read woe is me and a dictionary that defined woe as a trial and tribulation. When Derrick pulled out a pen and pad he received his life changing statement, “Before you leave work or go to sleep tonight, give someone a WOE, a Word Of Encouragement.”

Derrick had Derricknyms but when facing adversity the universe used him to give the world WOE by speaking to him through words so that others would receive entertainment education and elevation.

The WOE Man Show came to life after Derrick Hayes developed his craft  as a Motivational Speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Subway, Legacy Chevrolet, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University, and many others.

Derrick Hayes is never selfish with his success as he gives back to others by providing them with guest blogging opportunities, publicity with DERRICK Interviews, recognition via his blog Today’s Honoree and motivation with The DAILY Message and the Android and iPhones app Motivation To Your Mobile.

Book the WOE Man Show by visiting www.derrickhayes.com, emailing info@derrickhayes.com and by calling (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY Message for Thursday April 7th, 2016

April 6, 2016

“People differently grow, some do it fast and others take it SLOW (Strategic Lifestyles Open Windows).”

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.


The DAILY Message for Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

February 1, 2016

“Don’t just look go write a BOOK (Building Others Offering Knowledge).”

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.


DERRICK Interview with Author Roy Glenn

February 12, 2014

RoyGlennEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Author Roy Glenn who is known as the master of urban suspense. Roy Glenn is the author of Treat Me Nice, Wanda’s Reign, The Indictment of Mike Black, Misunderstood, and Is It a Crime, which became a best seller and gave birth to the popular character, Mike Black.

Other novels in The Mike Black Saga include; Beneath The Surface, Out of Control, No Loose Ends, Prelude to War, Secrets of War and A Tale of Three Women. Roy is also a contributing author in the popular series Girls From Da Hood and Around The Way Girls.

His other novels include Crime of Passion, Body of Evidence and Ulterior Motive which feature the character, attorney Marcus Douglas. After Hour’s Tales, Doctor-Patient Confidentiality, Killing Them Softly: An Erotic Tale of Murder.

Roy was born and raised in The Bronx and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he is working on several projects including, I Came to Bring The Pain, the next installments in The Mike Black Saga. And The Kimberley Process.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

I have achieved so much and have so much to be thankful for. I love the way that I earn my living; writing. I love where I live; I have great friends and family that I love. I believe that is a major achievement in life. But I still have dreams and goals, which is to write a screenplay and see it produced on the big screen.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I went to college and since my craft is using the written word to tell a story, I can say that I get to apply what I’ve learned everyday.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

Organization and discipline.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I decided to do it, then I woke up one morning and got started.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

The writer Aja. She is a great writer

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

You name it and it came at me. I just refused to surrender.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Decide what you want to do and get started, now. The world is waiting for what you have to offer.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

Stay true!

Visit Author Roy Glenn for more information.


DERRICK Interview with The Happy Hour Effect Author Kristen K. Brown

November 26, 2012

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Kristen K. Brown who is a certified Holistic Health Coach, speaker, widow mom and bestselling author of The Happy Hour Effect: 12 Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life (Goodman Beck, Nov 2012) and The Best Worst Thing (Balboa Press/Hay House May 2011). She has been featured in the media across the country on TV, radio, print and online. Kristen works with individuals, corporations and celebrities to help them minimize stress and maximize life.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is to be a positive role model for my daughter by using my writing and coaching to help people to minimize stress and maximize life. If I could write books and speak to groups for the rest of my life I would be a happy camper!

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

I am encouraged when I hear people’s personal stories – the things people have endured that they have overcome that have made them stronger, their joys, their memories – it all encourages me to keep doing what I’m doing to make the world a better place for my daughter.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I’ve experienced extreme personal and professional stress AND been educated on multiple ways to manage it. As a young widow mom, corporate America veteran, certified Holistic Health Coach and a Master’s certificate holder in Integral Theory, I am not just some doctor who decided to take on stress. I am a real person who has experienced major stress and found a way to spin it personally and professionally.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

About two years after my husband died, I realized my true calling is to be a health educator through my writing. It took me that long to be able to step back and see what I had gone through and what had worked. Now five years later, I’m thriving, happy and living a fantastic life.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

I know so many amazing people who are helping people really embrace life and making the world a better place. One who always jumps out is Theresa Rose. She is The HoopWoman, speaker, author and bringer of the mojo. She is by far one of the most entertaining and inspiring speakers I have ever heard and will be taking the TEDx stage in December. You can’t help but smile when you see her in action.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

I went through something awful when my young, healthy husband died of a heart attack in his sleep when our daughter was just a baby. If I could survive that, I can survive anything. And I know that my daughter needs her mom to be a positive person and a role model – that’s really what drives every decision I make.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Get yourself educated on what it takes to be successful. Take classes, go to seminars, read books, follow thought leaders – you can’t exist in a vacuum. And you can’t just sit back and think that just because you know what you’re talking about, people will flock to you. It takes a lot of time, money, persistence and patience to build a following of readers, fans, buyers – people who love your stuff. And you MUST brand and market yourself. If you don’t know how to do that, either figure it out through getting educated or hire someone to make it happen. And yes – it’s expensive to hire help – but a good investment well-timed will be much more impactful than piddling around and not taking your work seriously.

Visit  Kristen K. Brown for more information.


Today’s word is Reveal

May 31, 2012

If you are a writer reveal your dream into a book. If you are a teacher reveal your ideas into a course of study. Be more revealing.

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