DERRICK Interview with Motivational Speaker and Author Jonathan Rivers

February 12, 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 Jonathan Rivers who has as a BS in Marketing from Auburn University and MBA from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Rivers is married to his wife Erica and they have four children; Kingston, Ezra Adah and Titus. He is also an author, motivational speaker, professional development consultant and youth coach and mentor.

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

My dream is to travel around the world with the purpose of transforming mindsets through speaking, encouraging and enlightening. I plan to create a program that sends young men and women to leadership camps to build their acumen and leadership skills, which they will bring back to the community and share with their peers.

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

I have my BS in Marketing from Auburn University and my MBA from the University of Phoenix. I consistently speak about the principles I learned in college such as the product life cycle and human capital. I also discuss my experiences of discovering my purpose, overcoming adversity and building relationships.

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

I consider myself unique because of my versatility. I am a powerful and passionate storyteller with knowledge and experience because of my background as a former collegiate athlete, high school educator, motivational speaker and believer in Christ.

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

I realized I was ready to run my own speaking and consulting business when I was laid off from the University of Phoenix in 2014. I applied for at least 40 jobs and got told no every single time. I then knew I wasn’t being told no to anyone’s organization; I was being told yes to my purpose!

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

Darren Palmer is my publisher, one of my mentors and a driven individual. He is the owner of his own self publishing company (selfpublish-N-30days) and he has helped me step into a new level of greatness. His vision and preciseness regarding his professional direction is inspiring and beneficial to anyone.

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

I was abandoned by my father at birth and raised by a single mother. I was sexually abused as a child and involved in multiple life threatening car accidents. There was a time I only had $30 in my checking account but I did not allow those circumstances to make me a victim because I chose to allow them to make me a victor.

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

1. Do not compere yourself to anyone else! God made each of us in his mold, but unique in our own way. Everyone has a purpose and it is not predicated on being just like the next person. Work to be better than you were yesterday, rather than being better than someone else.

2. Be intentional about everything in your life! Too many people live life on cruise control with a laissez faire attitude because they don’t care what may transpire. If you don’t intentionally create your road to success, you are creating your road to mediocrity.

3. Learn, Learn, Learn! Continue to research what it is that you want to pursue in life. Do not allow the opportunity to learn be stripped because of arrogance or your perception of a specific source. Life is a teaching tool and it needs to be observed.

Visit www.Jonathanbamrivers.com for more information.

 

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Encourage Students and Staff to BUILD Relationships

April 20, 2015
Presentation at Tennessee State University

Presentation at Tennessee State University

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes became an entrepreneur during his First Year of college at Tennessee State University by starting a business with three packs of hotdogs in a dorm room with a friend.

As a business owner Hayes was able to network and build relationships with students and staff on campus that he is still in touch with today.

Hayes saw the need to teach the lessons he learned so that students and staff would understand the value in relationship building. Through the word BUILD Hayes shares 5 simple strategies that every student or staff can do to improve on a regular basis.

B – Become You

U – Understand Your Uniqueness to Reach Your Peak

I – Invest In Your Future Through Networking

L – Learn From Past Relationships

D – Develop Others

Hayes presents his timely workshops at meetings and events and has been featured as the keynote speaker at several conferences sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Subway, Clarion University, Columbus State University, 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 and uses his network to BUILD relationships with others by providing them with guest blogging opportunities, publicity with DERRICK Interviews, recognition on his blog Today’s Honoree and motivation with The DAILY Message and the Android and iPhones app Motivation To Your Mobile.

For more information contact:

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

WOE (Word Of Encouragement) Enterprises

P.O. Box 8702

Columbus, GA 31908

info@derrickhayes.com

http://www.DerrickHayes.com

(706) 615-1662


DERRICK Interview with Marketing Specialist Sam Abbott

December 2, 2013

SamAbbottEncouragement 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 Sam Abbott who is a God-fearing, 25 year old from Columbus, Georgia. He is currently a Marketing Specialist at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position, he utilizes market trends, historical data, and competitor information to set service rates and pioneer revenue-generating initiatives. He is an active duty Air Force veteran and current Logistics Plans Craftsman in the Air National Guard.

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

At 25, I have managed to earn three college degrees, which allowed me to pursue my chosen career path. I have proudly served my country, and had the ability to live in Europe for two years while doing so. This year I became a published author on Amazon and bought my first home, a condo in Downtown Atlanta. God has truly been good to me!NikeBrand

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

I have an Associate’s Degree in Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force; a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing & Business Administration from Auburn University; and a Master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. I use the knowledge as well as analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills gained from these programs on a daily basis, both in personal and professional areas. No matter what a person’s career goals are, I believe education is vitally important.

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

I’m constantly learning new things and striving to reach the goals I set for myself. I have an inherent hunger for achievement and am able to remain focused on completing objectives. Regardless of obstacles, my determination does not waiver.

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

While earning my undergraduate degree, I realized I wanted to have the occupation I currently have. I knew I wanted a career in Marketing, and as I better understood the different facets of it and their characteristics, I knew I wanted to be more involved in the strategic aspects of the field. I have been in my current position for almost a year now, and have been able to use my existing skills and abilities, while continuing to learn from tasks, challenges and my peers.

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

While in graduate school, I worked on campus at Kennesaw State University as a Business Operations Assistant in the Information Technology Services department. I really looked up to my director there, McCree Lake. He was young, very intelligent, and driven. McCree was one of those rare managers who served as an inspiring mentor for the whole staff. His high level of technical expertise and interpersonal skills were reflected in the department’s success. These qualities were most notably depicted in his ability to motivate a team to care about its project and be invested in the project’s success. McCree’s positive attitude and the respect others had for him were palpable. It was truly a privilege working under such leadership!

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

I’ve faced many challenges in my life, but I always challenged myself to evolve through them. I view each one as an opportunity to learn and grow in a way that will help me in the future.I keep my faith in God and remember that He has a plan for me.

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

The key to success is God’s grace. No matter how much money I earn or what connections I make, I know I wouldn’t be able to accomplish my goals without His help.

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

It’s important to utilize the resources you have to accomplish your goals. Make a plan that details the steps you will take, and recruit the help of someone close to hold you accountable if needed. Never assume you’re dreaming too big.

Social Media Contact Info

LinkedIn: Samontini Abbott

Facebook: Sam Abbott

Twitter: @samontini

Instagram: @samontini

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DERRICK Interview with Hip Hop Gospel Artist PG-13

February 27, 2013

PG 13Encouragement 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 PG-13 born Delontaye Taylor who is a Christian artist that has a heart for God’s people. His desire is 2 win souls for Jesus Christ & allow lives 2 be changed through music!

Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, God decided to move him and his family (lovely wife Amanda and 3 handsome boys) to Columbus, Georgia. PG-13 has a passion for the youth and they cling on to him like a magnet. At the age of 23, he started with a group called Collaborated Minds, where they put out 3 mix tapes (Taking Back Our Streets Volume 1, 2, and 3) and a high impacted album in 2010, called “What’s Cooking.” After a successful album and 3 mix tapes in the streets, God spoke to PG-13 and guided him in the direction of Street evangelizing.

In February of 2012, God gave him the vision to record his 1st solo album called “LEGO”(Less Evil Greater Overflow). It was released on August 18, 2012. He released his 1st hit single called “Going Home” featuring Dunbar, which video has shot to the top of the charts on a variety of Social Networking sites in such a short period of time. His 2nd single released was “Christ on Swag.” This is a song that ministers to the youth about sagging their pants, and embarrassing themselves. To hear his music, check him out on Reverbnation, Soundcloud, or Youtube.


DERRICK Interview with Columbus Georgia Mayor Teresa Tomlinson

February 23, 2013

DIMayorEncouragement 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 Mayor Teresa Tomlinson who was elected as the 69th Mayor of Columbus, Georgia on November 30, 2010 with 68% of the vote. On January 3, 2011, she was sworn in as the city’s first female mayor. During her time as Mayor, Tomlinson has successfully taken on issues ranging from comprehensive Employee Pension Plan Reform to reforming the Muscogee County Prison after prior mismanagement.

For 16 years she practiced with the law firm of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison and Norwood, LLC, where she specialized in complex litigation and was the firm’s only female partner. She served from 2006-2010 as Executive Director of MidTown, Inc., a non-profit community renewal organization. She is a 1983 graduate of Chamblee High School in Atlanta, Georgia, a 1987 graduate of Sweet Briar College, in Virginia, and a 1991 graduate of Emory University School of Law, in Atlanta. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson moved to Columbus in 1994 from Atlanta and married Wade H. (Trip) Tomlinson, who was raised in Columbus.

Listen to our Exclusive DERRICK Interview below or for more information visit the City of Columbus, Ga.


DERRICK Interview with Independent Artist Contanek

January 14, 2013

ContanekEncouragement 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 “CONTANEK” who is outrageous and shocking. Call her hardcore because of her lyrics, but whatever you do don’t call her one of those “artist’s” seeking attention. No matter how the public eye see’s her she’s very ambitious and INDEPENDENT as she would describe herself. This new artist is on the ball and she want stop going until she’s right where she want’s to be.

Born in Columbus, Ga. *Contanek* (“The Queen Of The South” aka “The GodMother”) grew up in a single parent home the youngest of nine siblings. She spent most of her life in Orlando, Florida. *Contanek* wasn’t born thinking she was going to be a rapper. Growing up watching television was all she had. Listening to MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Yo Yo she always said to herself that would be her.

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

Get my Masters Degree in Business Management and start my own label, DGF Records.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAE is for Encourage. What encourages you?

Family and my Passion for Music.

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

I’m my own person, I write my own material, and I’m bringing reality back to Hip-Hop.

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

At the Age of 18.

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

Beyonce’ because she has Longevity, and she’s a dominating as a female Artist.

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

B.I.M.!!! because  I Believe I can M.ake it.

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

Stay Focused, Stay Professional, ans realize that its more Business than Talent.

Visit Contanek for more information.


DERRICK Interview with Shannel The Sex CEO

August 20, 2012

I was in Downtown Atlanta to meet with Celebrity Publicist Beatrice Davis and her client Riders Needs at the Marriott and people were in town for different events. I met Nora Brucy who was in town for the Live It Up Conference. Others were in town for the Bronner Brothers Hair Show. I was about to leave to head back to Columbus, Georgia when out the corner of my eye I saw a lady standing up with a tank top on that read The SEX CEO. Shannel is a  New York City native and was in Georgia for the Super Sex Seminar. Life is about meeting new and exciting people and immediately I asked her if I could DERRICK Interview her.  

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

My dream is to be a sex educator that speaks on a national platform like Dr. Ruth.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

When women have that ah ha moment and realize that if they could just change one little thing in their repertoire it will make their relationships better.  

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

My team as well as my positive spirit. I’m blessed to get up everyday and get to do what I love to do.

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

I realized I was ready when my business took off on it’s own.

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

Andrew Morrison and he is the reason I’m doing what I do today. He is my Business Coach and he can be reached at Small Business Camp.

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

I want to continue when others want and request the information that I’m able to provide. They appreciate what I bring to the table.

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

The two keys I will leave you with are to learn to trust and get your skin in the game.

Visit The Sex CEO for more information and contact us to get a  DERRICK Interview.