Futures Inspired Featuring: The Unexpected Pathways Project

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

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December 11, 2014

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“Unexpected Pathways” chapter author Kelly Abeyta Jimenez was a single teen mother in the early 1980s. Kelly was told that she would be failure and a drain on society – depending on welfare and not working a decent job. A teacher challenged Kelly not to quit high school, but to think of the future for her child and for herself.  Kelly finished high school and proved the naysayers wrong. Kelly survived a challenging childhood with hard work, determination, courage, and faith.  Visit the “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section of our website to learn more about Kelly and the “Women of Unexpected Pathways!”

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December 3, 2014

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Futures Inspired  is pleased to introduce this week’s “Unexpected Pathways” chapter author Marviette Jefferson Usher. Marviette says of her career path, “I have never thought of my journey as “unexpected.” In fact, quite the opposite, I have always been very intentional and planful, yet despite my solid planning and expectation of great success, my life journey offered modifications to my intentions and thrust me into unanticipated, yet important life phases. I have always believed that I was destined to be a successful career woman. I have always been passionate both about my primary job as a computer programmer/software developer and my love for fashion. These passions have manifested into a fashion design business and my current quest to become a National Sales Director for Mary Kay. I am now transitioning out of the information technology industry to the business of fashion, faith, and the impacting of women’s lives.”

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 November 19, 2014

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“Sometimes, all that a woman needs to heal is to be heard. To have another woman listen and receive the words and feelings that describe, where I have walked, and to have her acknowledge the difficulties, the perseverance, and the joys … is what helps me to go on.” The wisdom of Wynne Renee Brown, M.D., LAc,  in many ways reflects the vision of our upcoming volume Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce. It is mission, that the reader will be  inspired by the journeys, the words, and the career/life lessons shared by each chapter author – Inspired to follow dreams … Inspired to garner courage … Inspired  to take the first step toward healing … Inspired to create a bold new life. Please visit the Futures Inspired website (www.futuresinspired.com) to learn more about Dr. Brown and our featured chapter authors

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November 12, 2014

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This week’s “Unexpected Pathways” (www.futuresinspired.com) chapter author and life coach, Latoya Rochae’ Johnson advises “As you climb the ladder of success, always strive to do your best, there may be silence from the rest, but just remember obstacles are only a test. Keep your vision permanent and learn to trust your instincts.”   Latoya is one of twenty-four incredible women of vision sharing stories of determination, perseverance, and resilience in our upcoming book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce. In addition to her personal journey, each chapter author shares five “Inspired Lessons” learned as she traveled life’s pathway. Visit the Futures Inspired website to read more about Latoya and our chapter authors.

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November 5, 2014

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This week’s featured chapter author Dr. Donna Martin Hinkle says of her unexpected pathway, “I’ve loved it, not every minute, but every opportunity. Every lesson and every challenge were blessings that forced me to do, learn, and grow.”  Donna’s journey began in a one-room school house, led her to a career in the military, and continues today in an entrepreneurial venture. Donna is president and founder of Picky Parents.net. She conducts professional observations of child care and preschools – with parents, or for parents. For more information about Donna and the women whose stories are told in our upcoming book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce please visit www.futuresinspired.com

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October 29, 2014

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Mittie D. Cannon’s unexpected story is one of strength in adversity and the dedication to follow her passion. A former construction worker in the electrical trade, Mittie received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Phoenix, with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Mittie Cannon is the director of Workforce Development for Robins & Morton, one of the top 100 building contractors in America. She has been recognized as one of Birmingham’s Top Business Women, inducted as Who’s Who in Black Alabama, and has received accolades as a business leader. Please visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section to learn more about Mittie’s journey and to meet additional chapter authors. Check back often, as we introduce a new chapter author each week through December. And … Stay tuned for information about pre-publication orders for the book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce coming in 2015!

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October 22, 2014

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce, to be published in 2015, will present stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, and backgrounds.  The stories reflect the stories of many women, expressing the intimate connection between one’s career pathway and life journey. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of determination and perseverance – courage and resilience. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of greatness and fragility – survival and victory! And in the context of the career- life journey, Unexpected Pathways shares stories of healing and love. Each story and the inspired lessons offered by chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

“Every Day is an Adventure” is the title of Linda Eisenstein’s chapter in our upcoming book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce. Via her chapter, Linda tells a compelling story about her career journey and the loss of her beloved daughter – an event that changed the trajectory of Linda’s career and in fact, her life journey, raising the question: “How may life impact one’s career?” Get to know Linda and our other “Unexpected Pathways” chapter authors in the Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section of our website!

 

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October 18, 2014

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Representing the “Third Life Decade: The Twenties” in our upcoming book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is Gabrielle J. Jordan, a twenty-three year old mechanical engineer, embarking upon the beginning of her career/life adventure! Via her chapter, Gabrielle shares her educational journey and her decision to embark upon a STEM career. Learn more about Gabrielle in our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section …

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September 15, 2014

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Artist, Margie Florini is our featured Unexpected Pathways chapter author of the week. Margie’s chapter “Entrepreneur as Artist – A Winding Road Embraced” presents her unique journey through a life of passionate creativity and entrepreneurship.   It is Margie’s desire to inspire others to dare to take a winding and wonderful journey of their own. Margie shares few words of advice from the heart and soul of a person dedicated to the Arts, “Find a way to create something that is just YOU. If you Sing, Dance, Paint, Take Photographs, Sew, Cook, Write Stories or Poetry, Build, Garden, etc. share your unique voice with others.  Yes, your painting won’t look like mine and your story will be different, but it will be YOU.  How wonderfully positive for the world!”

Margie Florini

August 30, 2014

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We are very pleased to introduce Molly L. Nece, this week’s featured Unexpected Pathways chapter author! Molly’s life’s motto is “make a difference by being the difference.” As a creative entrepreneur, Molly feels fortunate to have created a life that enables her to live her passions on a daily basis and to help others do the same. Depending on her clients’ needs, Molly wears multiple hats—author, publisher, motivating speaker, experiential trainer, instructional designer, coach, mediator, consultant, and lifelong learner. You won’t want to miss Molly’s Unexpected Pathways chapter, START NOW: Four Undeniable Laws to Being What You Want to Become. Please visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section to learn more about Molly and the women of Unexpected Pathways!

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August 27, 2014

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce, to be published in 2015, will present stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations and backgrounds.  The stories reflect the stories of many women, expressing the intimate connection between one’s career pathway and life journey. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of determination and perseverance – courage and resilience. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of greatness and fragility – survival and victory! And in the context of the career- life journey, Unexpected Pathways shares stories of healing and love. Each story and the inspired lessons offered by chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future. Please contact us for more information!

August 23, 2014

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The death of Dr. Maya Angelou in June 2014 brought back memories of a life and mind-changing experience for Christine A. Moore, this week’s featured “Unexpected Pathways” chapter author.  During the summer of 1987, Christine, attended a lecture presented by Dr. Angelou, in Miami, Florida. She walked away from the event a forever a changed woman – A Phenomenal Woman! Meet Christine, co-owner of M&M Meetings and Event Planning, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and other Unexpected Pathways chapter authors from across the nation, in our “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section!

Please look for details about our January 2015 publication date coming soon!  You will want to read each of the 22 compelling stories shared in our upcoming book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce … Stories of greatness and fragility; stories of determination, perseverance, and resilience; stories of courage and love.  They are the stories of unique individuals embarking on unexpected career journeys, yet they reflect the stories of every woman. Be inspired!

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August 9, 2014

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Author of “Hardware, Software; Womenware,” Dana Winner is this week’s inspiring Unexpected Pathways Chapter Author. Dana owns her own knowledge, Information and IT Management Business operating in Washington DC and in the Middle East. She is also involved in Muslim-Christian bridge-building and is preparing to become a Licensed Leader in the Worldwide Anglican Communion in 2015. Visit the “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section on our website to learn more about Dana! Visit frequently for updates and chapter author introductions!

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August 3, 2014

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We proudly introduce you to Unexpected Pathways chapter author Victoria N. Scott. Victoria’s journey has allowed her to fashion a living tapestry of unexpected adventure, blessings, and passion by weaving successes, failures, and losses into a life well lived … Becoming a woman of substance. Visit the “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section on our website. Visit frequently for updates and chapter author introductions!

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July 22, 2014

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We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Melissa Wittner as an Unexpected Pathways author.  Melissa is Vice President of Information Technology at a prestigious firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Learn about Melissa’s journey navigating unchartered waters in a male-dominated profession. Read more about our chapter authors! Visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section! Visit us frequently for updates and more chapter author introductions!

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July 19, 2014

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Tina Ketchie Stearns

“So long thongs,” says Tina Ketchie Stearns!  Let us introduce you to Tina and to Bonnie Dawn Clark! This week’s featured chapter authors! Tina, Bonnie, and the Women of Unexpected Pathways will offer compelling stories of courage, determination, perseverance!   Read more about our chapter authors! Visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section! Visit us frequently for updates and more chapter author introductions!

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Bonnie Dawn Clark

  June 14, 2014

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Please be introduced to our second “Unexpected Pathways” author Winifred Quire Giddings, MA., C.P.C. To read more about “Coach Winnie” and to preview her chapter, visit the “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section of our website www.futuresinspired.com.  Visit us frequently for updates and more chapter author introductions!

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June 9, 2014

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

 The Unexpected Pathways project is well underway!  In the coming weeks we will begin to introduce the dynamic and diverse group of women who will share stories of determination, inspiration, perseverance, and resilience; as they relate their career journey in Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce! Please visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section frequently for updates and introductions! We are proud to introduce our first author, Patricia A. McGlynn, Ph.D.!

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce - Research Survey

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D., 2013

 Research

Supported by internationally driven research, targeting 100,000 women (our inspired vision), we seek to tell the stories of a diverse, multi-generational group of dynamic women, in our upcoming book titled Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce. We welcome all women aged 20 to 120, regardless of current work status, to participate in the supporting research.

As of June 2014, women aged 20-90 from 50 states and those having worked or lived in in 20 nations and the District of Columbia, have participated in our Unexpected Pathways research! We continue to seek responses from women throughout the USA and … from women all over the world!

We are sincerely grateful for your participation! We are humbled by the support for The Unexpected Pathways Project.

Be Inspired!

Dr. Anne

Contact [email protected]. Our research – the Unexpected Pathways survey – will continue indefinitely as we add richness to our data.

Take the Survey!

 

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Inspirations by Dr. Anne

 Inspirations by Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

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“Create Futures by Inspiring Futures!” Dr. Anne, September 12, 2012

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“Today, take one step, just one in the direction of your dreams! … Tomorrow, take another!  You wil arrive before you know it!  Be inspired!” Dr. Anne, November 8, 2014

“Do not withhold knowledge or wisdom … Share your gifts to inspire others!” Dr. Anne, November 7, 2014

“Be an inspiration! Through the thick and the thin … Through the ups and the downs … Model a life well-lived” Dr. Anne, October 28, 2014

“Celebrate your journey … Your courage, perseverance, determination, or resilience will inspire!  … Your unique life journey is valued!” Dr. Anne, October 28, 2014

“Be inspired to make a difference .. Even a small gesutre of care may create lasting hope!” Dr. Anne, October 22, 2014

“Celebrate and accept who YOU are today, at this moment … Love yourself as YOU are … anticipate with joy, the evolution to YOUR future! Great adventures lie ahead … Be open to the possibilities! Be inspired! Dr. Anne, October 17, 2014

“Create immense visions! Why not? If you eventually modify your ideas a bit, you will still be ahead of the rest! Believe in your dreams! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne, September 20, 2014

“Take whatever time you need … but never give up!” Dr. Anne, September 9, 2014

“Never, never, never give up … The next moment may hold your victory!” Dr. Anne,  August 20, 2014

“Inspire the future to aspire to greatness!” Dr. Anne, August 20, 2014

“Observing people, we may make assumptions about the life they lead, possibly more fully than we, but we may not see the challenges, the burdens … the ‘invisible scars’ they bear. Live kindly. Live with compassion.” Dr. Anne, August 14, 2014

“This IS your time! Where ever you are, what ever age you are … This IS your time! Believe it! Believe in YOU! Be inspired!” August 11, 2014

“It’s never too late to create good memories … It’s never too late to create a good life … It’s NEVER too late to begin again!” August 9, 2014

“Live your hours so that your days are great!” July 12, 2014

Stereotyping diminishes us all … Authenticity empowers us all … Be inspired … Empower authenticity!” July 8, 2014

“Face your fear and banish it!  Seek to understand yourself and soar! Be inspired … Author YOUR destiny!” June 25, 2014

“Here you are! Yes YOU!  Years ago, you embarked upon a pathway to a future that you defined. Did you land where you expected?” The Unexpected Pathways Project, June 17, 2014

“Encourage! … Empower! … Energize! … Evolve! Inspire and be inspired!” June 14, 2014

“Keep the YOU in YOUng! Be YOUng in spirit! Be YOUng in thought!  Be YOUng in action!  Be YOUthful! Be forever YOUng! Be forever YOU! June 9, 2014

“Cling to faith – cling to hope. Change direction, strategy, or perspective. Your destiny, victory – your peace awaits around the corner.” May 9, 2014

“Knowledge is power that no one can take away from you … EVER! … Inspire the future!” May 5, 2014

“Look for inspiration in life! Be inspired to become the person that you have dreamed of becoming.  The power is within you!” March 16, 2014

“Reach to the past for understanding, to innovate in the present, and to inspire the future!” March 14, 2014

“Good enough is not enough! Strive for excellence in all you do! … The future – our youth – are observing you!” October 22, 2013

“Thought for the night … Don’t wish that you ‘should have’ … Live! Be inspired!” October 21, 2013

“Evidene of your having LIVED remains in every life you touch!” October 11, 2013

“Educators strive to teach cooperation, collaboration, and consensus building, yet the leaders who should be the mentors of youth model bickering, bullying, and blame.”  October 4, 2013

“Even when you don’t think you can, TRY! You may astonish yourself!” August 26, 2013

“The school counselor is a leader and an advocate, somethimes becoming the voice of those who cannot or will not speak; and many times, enabling the voice of those who, through guidance and support, gain the courage to self-advocate. School counselors are leaders who facilitate courage in those they serve.” July 27, 2013

“Have the courage to do the right thing, to tell the truth; to respect, protect, and help others; to strive to do the best you can; and to be the best that you can be! Grand Teacher Morris July 17, 2013

“Thoughout for the day: Genuine friendship and love are ageless! Cherish friendship and love. Cherish yourself with this limitless gift!” June 9, 2013

“Thought for the night: Don’t wish that you “should have” … Live!  Be inspired!” May 31, 2013

“Inspiration comes from the world around us and from the world within us!” May 11, 2013

“Thrive in 2013! Be inspired by life! Create your future … Live your passion!” January 2, 2013

“Inspire and be inspired!” August 22, 2012

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Unexpected Pathways Update!

The Unexpected Pathways project is well underway!  In the coming weeks we will begin to introduce the dynamic and diverse group of women who will share stories of determination, inspiration, perseverance, and resilience; as they relate their career journey in Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce! Please visit our “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section frequently for updates and introductions! We are proud to introduce our first author, Patricia A. McGlynn, Ph.D.!

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Please be introduced to our second “Unexpected Pathways” author Winifred Quire Giddings, MA., C.P.C. To read more about “Coach Winnie” and to preview of her chapter, visit the “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section of our website  at www.futuresinspired.com.  Visit us frequently for updates and more chapter author introductions!

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“So long thongs,” says Tina Ketchie Stearns!  Let us introduce you to Tina and to Bonnie Dawn Clark! This week’s featured chapter authors! Tina, Bonnie, and the women of Unexpected Pathways will offer compelling stories of courage, determination, perseverance!   Read more about our chapter authors! Visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section! Visit us frequently for updates and more chapter author introductions!

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Keep the YOU in YOUng!

“Keep the YOU in YOUng! Be YOUng in sprit! Be YOUng in thought! Be YOUng in action! Be YOUthful! Be forever YOUng! Be forever YOU!” Anne Sourbeer Morris, April 23, 2014.

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Creating Safe Havens: Addressing Crisis

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

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December 17, 2012

In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, we have gathered a number of crisis response resources from a variety of professional organizations.  It is our hope that the information will be of assistance to students, parents, counselors, and educators.

National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx

Talking to Children about Violence

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/revisedPDFs/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    talkingviolence.pdf

Listen, Protect, Connect … Model, Teach

http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PFA_SchoolCrisis.pdf

Helping Children Navigate in a Violent World

http://www.tolerance.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

http://www.samhsa.gov/trauma/?from=carousel&position=1&date=12142012#TipsChildren

American Psychological Association

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.aacap.org/

North Carolina School Counselor Association

http://www.ncschoolcounselor.org

ASCA American School Counselor Association

www.schoolcounselor.org

The Crisis Management Institute

http://www.cmionline.com/free-resources/

 

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Sample Chapter — Legacy of Six

Enjoy reading a preview of Anne’s upcoming book, Living Legacies … Inspire the Future! The Legacy of Six,  first appeared in 2010, as a chapter in Sunshine Sisters: A Celebration of Legacies written by Molly (www.LegacyProducers.com).  The Legacy of Six will soon be transformed into an inspirational book written by Anne Sourbeer Morris. For more information, contact Anne at [email protected].

Click here to download the preview!

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Exploring Career and Technical Educator’s Attitudes

Dr. Sourbeer Morris completed her five-year doctoral journey in 2011, with the publication of the dissertation Exploring Career and Technical Educator’s Attitudes: The Participation of Girls in Nontraditional Programs of Study. The Executive Summary provides an overview of the research.  For additional information contact Anne at [email protected]

Click here for the Executive Summary in PDF format!

 

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