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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/definingpaths/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drleblanc

Instagram: @authordrleblanc

Twitter: @drleblanconline

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 Weekend WOE (Word Of Encouragement) for Saturday

April 15, 2017

Saturday April 15th, 2017

 “In BITTER you  have TER  for Thinking, Effort and Respect and that leaves you with BIT. When our Thinking and Effort is BITTER we lose Respect for ourselves BIT by BIT.”

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#Derrick Hayes at www.DerrickHayes.com is an #Author and #MotivationalSpeaker for #Teams

Good Morning Inventor

April 14, 2017
If the word Inventor speaks to you apply Inventor to your life and share it with your family, friend, co worker, teammate and anyone else you know that needs a WOE , a Word Of Encouragement.
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Derrick Hayes at www.DerrickHayes.com is an #Author and #MotivationalSpeaker for #Teams
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The Weekend WOE (Word Of Encouragement) for Saturday

March 18, 2017
March 18th, 2017

“In the word MATH you have M for Mind and that leaves you with ATH. If we don’t use our Minds we are more likely to fall hard on our ATH.”

Count it all joy so that we will have more solutions and less problems and our blessings will be multiplied where they make us greater than and not less than so that our differences never divide us. Add this to your daily meditation.

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#Derrick Hayes at www.DerrickHayes.com is an #Author and #MotivationalSpeaker for #Teams

HALF Way To The Bank

August 22, 2016

IMG_20160822_062409Back in the day when the music would play it was Big Daddy Kane saying, “Aint No Half Stepping” and now I hear people debating whether a glass is half empty or half full. Half of something is better than half of nothing so through the word HALF I give you 4 thoughts of inspiration so that you can HALF Your Way To The Bank.

H is so that put a Halt to anything that takes you backward and won’t let you move forward.

A is so that Adjust and trust that you can maintain so your goals can be obtained.

L is so that you Learn ways to get better and be a go getter so that you can earn more cheddar.

F is for the Freedom you will have when you put a Halt to somethings and Adjust to other things so that you truly Learn how to grow.

Even if you are not working full time you are already HALF Way To The Bank.

Derrick Hayes at www.DerrickHayes.com is an Author and Motivational Speaker


Professional Development DAILY Message for Thursday May 5th, 2016

May 4, 2016

“Success may have never be felt if parents never use the BELT (Behavior Eliminator and Life Teacher).”

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