Dr. Anne’s Futures Inspired!

 

Teacher – Counselor – Leader

Author – Presenter – Consultant

National Certified Trainer

 

April 26, 2017

 

Courage Lies in the Heart

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

As I encourage my child to PURSUE new ventures,

I give her the COURAGE to risk failure:

To fall to the ground and fly again.

As I encourage my child to LEARN that which is new,

I give her the COURAGE to be open to new ideas:

To see the beauty in a world of adversity.

As I encourage my child to EXPLORE the unknown,

I give her the COURAGE to challenge herself:

To do what she has never done before.

As I encourage my child to THINK for herself,

I give her the COURAGE to grow:

To find the strength to stand behind her beliefs.

As I encourage my child to FOLLOW her dreams,

I give her the COURAGE to know what is in her heart and soar!

To love life.

 

To my daughters and grands … to ALL!  May YOU always find courage!

First published in 1996 in Symphonies of the Soul.  This poem is as valid today as it ever was!

April 6, 2017

 

“And … Sometimes that ‘something different’ is simply beginning what you have been putting off. Take the first step to your destiny. Be inspired! Believe in the power of YOU!” Dr. Anne @futuresinspired www.futuresinspired.com

 

 

March 25, 2017

 

‪”We must never assume knowledge OR understanding. Teach and inspire the future!” Dr. Anne @FuturesInspired @timetoteach www.futuresinspired.com

 

February 28, 2017

 

 

February 24, 2017

 

Dr. Anne would love to share Classroom Management Techniques with your school staff! If you had to choose only one professional development opportunity in 2017-2018 – this is it!

Research ranks classroom management as the most important variable to building and sustaining school success. Out staff development training offers the most powerful classroom management strategies available anywhere!

Contact us for a quote! anne@futuresinspired.com

 

February 21, 2017

 

 

‪”Protect the future! Nurture the future! Know the future! Inspire the future!” Dr. Anne www.futuresinspired.com

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2017

 

Eliminate student disciplinary problems, and meet the increasing demands on student performance. Presenting Key Strategies to PREVENT, RESPOND, or RECOVER from school failure. Research-based, results-driven staff development training. Contact Dr. Anne anne@futuresinspired.com

 

February 9, 2017

 

About Dr. Anne’s Training Presentations

Teach the disrespectful to be respectful, the unmotivated to be motivated, and the irresponsible to be responsible!
Training One: Classroom Management: Eliminate 90% of problem behavior and stop losing valuable teaching time to matters of discipline so that students can focus on learning. Training Two: Differentiated Instruction: Stimulate academic interest and engage ALL students through lessons that are meaningful and relevant. “Create futures by inspiring futures!” www.futuresinspired.com

Eliminate 90% of problem behavior and stop losing valuable teaching time to matters of discipline so that students can focus on learning!

Contact Dr. Anne – Anne@FuturesInspired.com

 

February 6, 2017

 

“You ARE worthy! Persist and be inspired! Believe in the power of YOU!” Dr. Anne

 

February 5, 2017

 

Dr. Anne is a National Certified Time to Teach Trainer specializing in Classroom Management. Dr. Anne is passionate about supporting teachers and students! She is honored to present strategies and techniques to your faculty that will make a significant difference in discipline and student learning in your classroom and throughout your school. You will have more time to teach! www.futuresinspired.com  Contact Dr. Anne – Anne@FuturesInspired.com

 

January 31, 2017

 

“Among the best gifts we may offer our youth and the world … Teach peace! Live in peace!” Dr. Anne

 

 

 

 

 

January 23, 2017

 

“Offer each child the time she or he needs to learn … Each child learns at her or his unique pace … Acknowledge and encourage individual differences. Celebrate and inspire the future!” Dr. Anne

 

January 22, 2017

 

Dr. Anne says, “As educators, we must discover ways to open closed doors and to introduce our students to the world of knowledge and the opportunity for a limitless future. As educators we must create futures by inspiring futures! We must assure that our students’ futures are inspired and hopeful. But how? Dr. Anne believes that creating a safe, respectful, disciplined learning environment results in building trusting relationships that open the doors to understanding and knowledge. Dr. Anne believes that creating a classroom where consistency and dignity are emphasized, lays the foundation for learning for all students; offering hope and inspiration. Dr. Anne is committed to supporting educators in their quest to teach and reach each one!” Contact Dr. Anne about professional development opportunities for your k-12 staff and pre-service teachers. www.futuresinspired.com

 

January 1, 2017

 

 

November 17, 2016

 

“Welcome the future! Protect the future! Love the future! Inspire the future … Our children ARE our future!” Dr. Anne

 

 

 

 

November 12, 2016

 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. …
“Be a leader … Have the courage to speak for those who do not have a voice … and for those who cannot or will not speak.” Dr. Anne

 

October 28, 2016

 

“True wisdom is ageless. True idealism is ageless. Idealism must not be ‘assigned’ to the young or wisdom to the old. As we create our career/life journey we must embody both idealism and wisdom. We must maintain the enthusiasm and passion of the young while embodying the conviction and perseverance of those who have paved the way for us.” Dr. Anne Sourbeer Morris – Excerpt from Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce.

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

 

October 22, 2016

 

“An inclusive, diverse team is a key to a winning team! Cheers to creative, unique, innovative ideas and extraordinary results! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne

 

October 19, 2016

 

“Be kind, be accepting, be inclusive. Inspire the future to be empathetic and understanding of individual differences.” Dr. Anne

 

October 12 2016

 

“Escape the burdens of your fear. Fear may attempt to derail us. We must not let fear deter us from following our destiny.” Dr. Anne – An excerpt from Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce https://www.createspace.com/5194061

 

October 8, 2016

 

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“Unless we look closely, we may miss the intentionally disguised scars that many bear. Be compassionate, be kind … We may never know the burdens that others carry.” Dr. Anne

We are excited! “Dr. Anne’s” advice will be featured in The 2016 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar, on October 12, 2016! “Evidence of your having lived remains in every life you touch!” www.WomansAdvantage.com/calendar

September 21, 2016

 

Tonight I had the thought that I could reach someone out there. So … This for YOU! “Although I do not walk in your shoes and could never pretend that I do … I beg you not to give up on yourself. YOU have the power … Believe in the power of YOU! I believe in YOU! YOU CAN do this! I KNOW YOU can! Be inspired!” Love, Dr. Anne

August 23, 2016

 

“It’s back to school time and time to inspire the future! … In many ways we are all teachers via word and deed. Set the example in your world! Set the example of excellence!” Dr. Anne

July 25, 2016

 

The Women of Unexpected Pathways … One Year Later”

Featured Author: Bonnie Dawn Clark

Unexpected Pathways Chapter:Paving the Road to Hell, I Found Heaven

Bonnie’s Update:

I am being honored at the National Veterans’ Creative Arts Festival, in Jackson, MS, from October 10 – 17, 2016 for winning the National First Price for Dramatic Interpretation of Francine Christoph’s HUMAN monologue.   I will be sent all expenses paid and have the opportunity to perform in the chorus for the main event.  This is definitely a NEW CHAPTER for me!

https://www.facebook.com/National-Veterans-Creative-Arts-Festival-151623167130/?fref=ts

http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce  at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

 

July 28, 2016

 

“The Women of Unexpected Pathways Project … One Year Later”

Featured Author: Melissa Wittner

Unexpected Pathways Chapter: “Letting Go of the Parking Meter”

Update:  Promoted to managing three divisions of software engineers vs one, up to 110 Associates in my VP job at Inmar.   My own personal company, iWhereTo Inc now has expanded to have a full time employee with our first release of our Child Management Software as a Service slated for early 2017.

One New Inspiration or Life Revelation:  At the end of 2015, my sister Kathy and I moved my 91 year old Mother who has Alzheimer’s, to Clemmons.  I had no idea how much this would impact me – how difficult and at times overwhelming it was to have to make the kinds of decisions you make for your elderly parents.  However, I believe it has made me a stronger, better person in the long run, and I am grateful to be able to ensure my Mother has the best care she can get, as well as get to see her more often.   It has allowed me to resolve some of the original conflicts I’ve had with my Mom and just love her for who she is in the place that she is right now.

Business Name – Our new Software will be managed and released under KiwiKidz LLC, a subsidiary of iWhereTo Inc.

Email:  melissa@iwhereto.com

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

July 15, 2016

 

“Prayer for the day … Peace, please. Question for today … How may I make the world more peaceful? Be inspired … Inspire the future to live in peace.” Dr. Anne

June 14, 2016

 

“Follow your heart! Follow your gut! Do what you know is right for YOU! Yes, it IS hard! YOU have the power! The power is within YOU! Go for it! Don’t settle … Please, don’t settle! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne

May 6, 2016

 

“The Women of Unexpected Pathways Project … One Year Later” continues with an update from chapter author, Margie Florini!

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In 2015 and 2016, I am continuing to grow in my art business.  In the Fall of 2015, I was juried in an artist member of NAWA or the National Association of Women Artists (based in New York) and an artist member of NAWA – Massachusetts Chapter.

In October 2015, I was accepted as an associate artist member of another historic art group called OPA – Oil Painters of America – and will continue to enter national shows in order to gain signature member status.

Of course, I continue to paint new works for these national shows and local galleries, too.

I continue to work on cut-paper collage illustrations for book 2 of “The Pajamas Of My Dreams”, a.k.a. “Pajamas, Too!”  Laurie Collins, my author, and hope to have a publisher for this project soon.  In the meantime, the “Pajamas Events” continue in libraries, schools and museums – with wonderful children, teachers and care-givers collecting pajamas for families less fortunate.  To that end, I keep trying to connect with the decision-makers at Carters (and Target Stores) to put together a larger “Pajama Party Event” where children hear the story, perform the “Pajamas Of My Dreams Rap”, we can give books and crafts kits away to families who purchase a pair of pajamas to give — in the Fall and Winter.  It has been endless phone calls and sending along books and crafts, but I remain hopeful that our purpose will be embraced and more pajamas and books will find their way to homes.

Last and most important, I have given your book to people and families who I mentioned in my chapter and it has been so exciting to hear their comments.  Also, women friends of mine who are now “empty nesters” have asked me for support and suggestions about what they do now that the children are gone.  It is so helpful to share your book with them as a learning tool of all the wonderful ways that women move successfully through their very different lives at different ages and stages of life!

All my very best to you and all the great women of Unexpected Pathways,

Margie Florini

Florini Fine Arts: Fine Arts and Publishing

www.margieflorini.com

Florini@verizon.net

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

April 29, 2016

 

The Women of Unexpected Pathways … One Year Later!
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It has been one year since the publication of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce and much has been achieved since then in the lives of the twenty-three women featured in the volume. For example, Clare Novak continues to be an international trainer, taking on new roles and responsibilities, as she travels the globe! In November 2015, Clare Novak joined the USAID Program, “Engendering Utilities.” Her role is to work with seven electrical distribution companies in five countries, Macedonia, Georgia, Jordan, Kenya and Nigeria, to ensure that the Human Resources processes are equitable for both women and men. The utilities intend to increase the percentage of women in their workforce and the number of roles women fill. In her role, Clare visits each company twice a year for a week. Twice yearly, representatives from the seven utilities are brought together for a multi-day workshop focused on development and customer service. “Women of intelligence, commitment and business sense are everywhere in the world working to make businesses better. By making businesses stronger they build their nations.” Clare Novak – Novak and Associates – www.business-leadership-qualities.com

 

 

 March 19, 2016

 

Among our new colleagues and friends! Vision Board Tour 2016! Raleigh, NC! Believe in the power of YOU! Futures Inspired! Inspiring the future! What an honor!

 

March 11, 2016

 

Dr. Anne is looking forward to moderating Best Practices in STEM and STEM Career Pathway’s panels at GETT 2016 … introducing parents to amazing STEM career pathways and opportunities. Parents are encouraged to be a part of the “process” of informing their daughters about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers! The more “YOU” know, the more those you love can know! Be informed! Be inspired!

December 30, 2015

 

“Be inspired to promote educational equity! Be inspired to educate and communicate. Never forget what has been gained or what could be lost as the result of complacency. Believe in the power of YOU to make the world a better place for all … To make a difference for all!”
Dr. Anne

December 14, 2015

 

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce, chapter author, Molly Nece is an author an speaker in her own right! Molly joined twenty-two extraordinary women in the creation of Unexpected Pathways. Molly’s story and the stories of all The Women of Unexpected Pathways are compelling and inspiring! Be inspired – order your copy to day! “PM” Dr. Anne / Futures Inspired, to order your signed copy of Unexpected Pathways! A limited number of signed books are available.

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

November 29, 2015

 

“Life is not always about winning, but it is about getting up and playing the game! Be inspired to get up and into the game! Simply by playing … You are a winner! Believe in the power of YOU!” Dr. Anne

November 20, 2015

 

“Live your moments, so your days are great!” Dr. Anne

November 14, 2015

 

“Be inspired to promote peace. Be inspired to promote the good in this world! Be inspired to be the light. Believe in the power of YOU to make a difference as only YOU can.” Dr. Anne

November 1, 2015

 

“Live proud! Live strong! Be inspired! And … Never, never, never give up! You ‘got’ this!” Dr. Anne

October 19, 2015

 

“Believe in the future! Believe in education! Create futures by inspiring futures! Make a difference in the lives you touch … Including your own!”

October 5, 2015

 

“Be courageous! Take action … Take one small step in the direction of your dreams! Rediscover your strength! Believe in the power of YOU!” Dr. Anne

October 5, 2015

 

“In a times of challenge or violence, I pray that heartening hearts are softened. I pray that peace and love prevail.” Dr. Anne

October 3, 2015

 

“Inspire the future. Inspire your child to believe in her or his power. Careers have no gender. Build abilities and skills! Present myriad opportunities and options! Build confidence and competence! Have fun! Start now!” Dr. Anne

September 30, 2015

 

“Imperfection is simply perception! Perceive your perfection, your beauty, your worth and it shall be so!” Dr. Anne

September 29, 2015

 

“Your capacity to thrive is beyond comprehension … Believe in the limitless power of YOU! Survive, thrive and prevail!” Dr. Anne

September 19, 2015

 

Congratulations to Dr. Anne for being highlighted on the cover of the July/August issues of RESOLVE – the ILWA’s bi-monthly magazine! Check it out! Our pride is showing!
http://theiwla.com/…/inspiration…/julaug-2015-resolve-issue/

September 18, 2015

 

“Believe in the power of YOU! Reach out … Make a difference in the lives of others. Your gesture of kindness may be life-altering … even life-saving!” Dr. Anne

September 16, 2015

 

“Give ’em something great to imitate! Give ’em the best of YOU! Create futures by inspiring futures!” Dr. Anne

September 9, 2015

 

“Invest in your future! Set a goal and take a chance! Dreams are to be followed! YOU are worthy!” Dr. Anne

August 5, 2015

 

The “Women of Unexpected Pathway” lured Dr. Anne in with the promise of a girls night out … not knowing that they had planned a wonderful “thank you” party in her honor. About the event, Dr. Anne said, “There are not enough words to express my gratitude for the wonderful and sweet friendships that have been forged. This amazing work of art goes with a web link in which the women have sent messages of celebration … To be shared in the future, but tonight there is only gratitude. And … Wow! Mitti Cannon flew in from Alabama just for the evening! …”

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is available at: https://www.createspace.com/5194061

August 2, 2015

 

“Be courageous! Take action … Even one small step in the direction of your dreams! Rediscover your strength! Believe in the power of YOU! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne

July 31, 2015

 

“Create futures by inspiring futures! Offer the vision of a better future! Offer the vision of a better life! Provide knowledge of options and opportunities! Aspire to inspire! Lead!” Dr. Anne

July 28, 2015

 

Sharing another testimony from Jaclyn Logan about Dr. Anne’s presentation during Leslie Wright’s Ladies Night In – After in Raleigh, NC, on July 25, 2015 … What an privilege it is to encourage and inspire …

“Anne, it w11666277_608118949291803_1530043198553185320_nas great hearing you speak the other night in Raleigh! I can’t wait to get and read your book! I myself have had some crazy and unexpected pathways! That event was the first actual event I had done with my cake/cupcake business. It has been slow coming for years with 1 or 2 every few months, but through a bunch of crazy circumstances this year, I am doing 2-4 cakes a weekend now! It is my dream to have my own shop! To know there are plenty of women out there that started out in a rough place but have made it is so encouraging! Thank you so much!!”

July 27, 2015

 

We are incredibly honored by Vonda Farrow’s testimony after Dr. Anne’s presentation during Leslie Wright’s Ladies Night In – After in Raleigh, NC, on July 25, 2015 … We share it here:

“I did my first vending event last night. It was a wonderful experience. I heard some gr8ness in the room @ Ladies Night In: After hosted by Leslie Wright. I received more confirmations about how I live my life in the workplace from Dr. Anne’s speech.

One of the things I want to share was the moment she discussed how these women pushed forward and lived on purpose, being unapologetically themselves, although they all had hidden scars. We work with other women and still don’t know them. Then she asked the ladies to examine their own hidden scars, and to consider moving forward to their After. After pain, after failure, and even how you handle life after success.”

‪#‎LadiesNightIn‬ ‪#‎Empowerment‬ ‪#‎SharingIsCaring‬

July 24, 2015

 

“Be open to options and opportunities! Banish fear! There are no limits to what you can do if you believe in the power of YOU! Aspire to inspire the future!” Dr. Anne

July 15, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2015

 

“Position others to shine and you will shine too … In their hearts! Be inspired to inspire the future!” Dr. Anne

July 10, 2015

 

“Empower the future with knowledge! Facilitate inspiration!” Dr. Anne

July 6, 2015

 

“The more YOU know, the more our children … our future can know! Now YOU know! Be inspired to inspire the future!” Dr. Anne

July 2, 2015

 

“Hate is limiting and consuming … The capacity to love is endless. Live love! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne

June 7, 2015

 

Futures Inspired … Inspiring Futures!

“Create Futures by Inspiring Futures!”

Inspirations and Introspections

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

Volume 1 – June 2015

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce will be officially launched on Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at The Piedmont Club, BB&T Financial Center, 200 W. Second Street, 19th Floor, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, with a Cocktail Launch and Signing.  The public is welcome to attend. Pre-registration requested on or before June 22, 2015! Books will be available via pre-registration and at the door for $20 tax included. A complementary signature beverage and light appetizers are included with the registration fee of $10 per person or $15 at the door. Cash bar available. 15% of the event sales will go to the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity.

Please register at: http://unexpectedpathwaysbooklaunchandsigning.eventbrite.com

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June 29, 2015

 

“Inspire the future to be more than they ever dreamed they could be!” Dr. Anne

June 27, 2015

 

“Create YOUR life! Author YOUR destiny! Believe in the power of YOU and be inspired!” Dr. Anne

June 25, 2015

 

This is the BIG Day … The official book signing and launch of Unexpected Pathways! 15 of our chapter authors and 40 guests are expected! There is still room for YOU! Register at the door! The Piedmont Club – Winston-Salem, North Carolina 7:00 – 9:00 PM!

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

 

June 23, 2015

 

Check out Unexpected Pathways chapter author Mary Ann Hauser! Action Coach extraordinaire! Congratulations, Mary Ann Hauser!!!  Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

 

June 22, 2015

 

“Create futures by inspiring futures … Inspire authentically.Give the gift of respect and offer dignity. Seek to understand and later, to be understood.” Dr. Anne

June 21, 2015

 

“Awaken the power within you! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne

June 3, 2015

 

Announcing the book launch and signing for Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce on Thursday, June 25, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at The Piedmont Club, Winston-Salem, NC.  Meet the authors!  Please register at: http://unexpectedpathwaysbooklaunchandsigning.eventbrite.com

Copies of Unexpected Pathways may be purchased via the CreateSpace e-store https://www.createspace.com/5194061

May 23, 2015

 

Many thanks to Unexpected Pathways chapter author Pat McGlynn for featuring us on her blog – Life Through Pat’s Eyes!

http://lifethroughpatseyes.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-first-book-is-out.html?spref=fb

 

May 21, 2015

 

So very proud of all of the Women of Unexpected Pathways! Check out Unexpected Pathways chapter author Tina Ketchie Stearns’ invention … Go Free Pants!  www.gofreepants.com Be inspired! And … meet the 23 Women of Unexpected Pathways at www.futuresinspired.com

 

May 21, 2015

 

“It is never too late to begin again … To become the person you always dreamed of becoming … Do learn the things you always dreamed of learning … To do the things you always dreamed of doing! Believe in the power of YOU! Be inspired!” Dr. Anne – Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce.

May 21, 2015

 

“What have YOU always wanted to do? What or who is stopping you? YOU?” Dr. Anne

May 13, 2015

 

Honoring our incredible chapter authors – The Women of Unexpected Pathways – who joined us on the “Journey to Unexpected Pathways” … Wynne Renee Brown, MD, Lac; Mittie Denise Cannon, Ed.D.; Bonnie Dawn Clark; Linda Eisenstein; Margie Florini; Winifred Quire Giddings; Kaitlyn Green; Mary Ann Hauser; Donna Martin Hinkle, Ed.D.; Angela Lynn Jackson Howard; Kelly Abeyta Jimenez; Latoya Rochae’ Johnson; Gabrielle J. Jordan; Patricia McGlynn, Ph.D.; Christine A. Moore; Molly L. Nece; Clare Novak; Marviette Usher; Victoria N. Scott; Tina Ketchie Stearns; Dana Winner and Melissa W. Wittner – champions of women – champions of all! Our sincere thanks! Meet the chapter authors at: www.futuresinspired.com

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is available at: https://www.createspace.com/5194061

May 12, 2015

 

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce … PUBLISHED!

Today is an awesome day! Unexpected Pathways is officially published!

Copies may be purchased via the CreateSpace e-store https://www.createspace.com/5194061

We finally “let it go!”  “Faith trumps fear and offers hope!” Dr. Anne

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, 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. The stories and the five inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

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May 10, 2015

 

“There is no success without challenge! Pursue your dream!” Dr. Anne

May 7, 2015

 

“Facilitate learning … Facilitate confidence … Encourage, empower and inspire the future!” Dr. Anne
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April 27 2015

 

The Futures Inspired Facebook page reached a milestone today … 1,000 “Likes!” The vision became a goal. The goal became a reality! Many, many thanks for all who support Futures Inspired! Believe in YOU … Believe in your dreams! Who knows where life will lead? The possibilities are endless! https://www.facebook.com/FuturesInspired/

April 24, 2015

 

Mechanical Engineer and Unexpected Pathways chapter author representing the third life decade, Gabrielle Jordan shared an update! Gabrielle says, “I’ve been doing some great things with Society of Women Engineers (SWE). This past January 2015, I was invited to speak at NC State University to the collegiate women in the SWE chapter there. It was a blast! And in March 2015, the abstract I submitted to speak at the SWE Region D conference was accepted! I had a great time speaking to other 20-somethings about ‘tricks of the trade’ when it comes to being a New Girl on the Job in a male dominated environment. That event was held at Tennessee Tech University.” Gabrielle also collaborated with Melissa Wittner to create and coach the First All-Girls Robotics Team in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina!

April 24, 2015

 

Congratulations to Unexpected Pathways chapter author Melissa Wittner! Melissa is among the Triad Business Journal’s 2015 Women in Business Award winners! (The Piedmont Triad of North Carolina)

April 8, 2015

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

“Unexpected Pathways” is being prepared for publication! In honor of this exciting news, we will begin to re-introduce our incredible and courageous chapter authors! Let us begin with Bonnie Dawn Clark. In her chapter ‘Paving the Road to Hell, I Found Heaven Bonnie advises: “One cannot know what one does not know! Ask questions, especially ask, ‘What should I ask you?’ My costliest decisions in life, personally, spiritually, emotionally and financially, came from me believing I was ‘right’, and that I knew how things would occur in the future, all the while maintaining an ignorant attachment to being ‘right.’ I can either be happy and rich, or I can be right. I no longer need to be right.”  

Order your copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce at https://www.createspace.com/5194061

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories relating to the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences 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. The stories and the inspired lessons offered by our chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

Stay tuned! “Unexpected Pathways” will be available on Amazon soon! Check back often for updates!

March 21,  2015

 

Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology – GETT Pannel Discussion – Dr. Anne’s Remarks!

Our goal today is to inspire the future … the future of YOUR daughters by offering them an amazing educational experience … by offering them knowledge through the incredible GETT program.

We desire to inspire your daughter to be more than she ever thought she could be!

We desire to inspire the future to aspire to greatness!

Knowledge is power that cannot be take away

Knowledge is power that cannot be take away … EVER

By being here today with your daughter, you are offering her the opportunity to learn and to become aware of new and exciting career options.

You are offering her the opportunity to discover possibilities that she may not have known previously existed.

By being here today you are investing in yourselves and in your daughters.

As we invest in ourselves and our children … We invest in their future!

Today you – parents and educators – are also taking advantage of the opportunity to learn about STEAM careers and how to support students through the career and educational decision-making process.

A parent’s influence upon a student’s career and educational decision making is incredible. In fact that influence is among the strongest.

Sometimes in this fast-paced technologically driven world, we do not feel that we are influential, but we are.

Today we have heard our panelists speak of the influence of parents and others on their career path.

We have learned about the roadblocks that they encountered, how they navigated difficult roads and the support or lack of it that they gained from parents and schools.

We learned about the experiences that motivated them and kept them focused upon their dreams and goals.

These women are doing the work they love.

In her lifetime your daughter may work 30+ years … As an educator, this is in fact my 45 year of working with students and families, but who is counting?  I love the work I do.

Do we not want our daughters- and I have two – to do the work they love and love the work they do?  Of course, we do.

But we must recognize that that work may differ from our own. That work may be unknown to us. And that is a bit frightening.

But is our charge and challenge to let our daughters follow their dreams and to soar.

I frequently tell parents, we must let our children go to bring them back. We must give them the gift of freedom … they will be eternally grateful and they will return to us.

Today, your daughter will go away from GETT a changed person. Children grow and change with every experience.

Your daughter will be armed with new knowledge and power.  She will be empowered with new enthusiasm, ideas, and dreams.  How will we as parents receive this excitement?

As we listen to our children’s enthusiasm and hear what they have leaned … how will we receive their ideas … their new found passion for a career possibly unknown to us?

Will we respond with acceptance or discourage them because of our own fear of an unknown journey?

Sometimes we as parents let our own fears or lack of knowledge about an opportunity get in the way of our support for the excitement of our children.

In these cases, let us be honest with our children about our fears and let us learn together, about the unknown pathway or possibility.

If we are fearful and if we can be open … we may be able to change our thinking.

As we change our thinking, we may ultimately changes our daughter’s life – her career trajectory – as we encourage her to be open to new and exciting horizons.

Maybe we must first remember that “careers have not gender” … “careers have not gender”

The opportunities for your daughter are limitless if we realize that all career opportunities are open to her.  Again … If we change our thinking, we can change her life!

If we change our thinking, we can change her life!

Since moving to North Carolina five years ago, I have had the opportunity to examine the career and educational development of women through a book project called “Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce.”

The book relates the career/life journeys of twenty-three women aged 20 – 60 + … The stories are fascinating, but I am a bit biased at this point.

As it turns out, many of the “Women of Unexpected Pathways” embarked upon STEAM professions, and all – despite road blocks from both family, school and society – demonstrated resilience, determination, perseverance and a strong desire to follow their dreams no matter what.

They were also tenacious and flexible. They would not let anything get in the way of their goals. Despite being knocked down by life.

I wish that I could “bottle” the flexibility, resilience and tenacity of these women and gift them to your daughters!  Nothing in the world would stop them!

The chapter authors also describe relatively unexpected pathways, as their journeys evolved over time.  The women created their life as they created their careers.  In some cases, their careers created their life.

The career pathway one chooses makes a significant difference in the life one will lead – by choice or by default.

I also must note that those who had the most positive support from parents and mentors in following unfamiliar pathways seemed to be empowered at a far earlier age

Sadly, some individuals, are bogged down by fear and never move from a familiar place.  They never experience the opportunities and options available to them.

When you are open to the possibilities … who knows where life will lead?”

Help us to inspire the future!

 

March 6, 2015

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

Our final Unexpected Pathways chapter author is “Dr. Anne” herself, relating her ten year Journey to Unexpected Pathways.” In the epilogue of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce, Dr. Anne writes:True wisdom is ageless. True idealism is ageless. Idealism must not be “assigned” to the young or wisdom to the old.  As we create our career/life journey we must embody both idealism and wisdom.  We must maintain the enthusiasm and passion of the young while embodying the conviction and perseverance of those who have paved the way for us.  Our hearts are ageless. Our dreams are ageless. The belief in our journey must be perennial and unwavering – In living life – we honor ourselves; we honor the generations of women who have gone before us and we honor those who will follow. In living life, we create our legacy.” Learn more about Dr. Anne Sourbeer Morris and the Women of Unexpected Pathways” in the Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section of the Futures Inspired Website – www.futuresinspired.com

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March 2, 2015

 

How appropriate! This year’s National Women’s History Month Theme – “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is perfect for the launch of our book “Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce!” Stay tuned for our pre-launch special in honor of NWHM! Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents narratives about the career-life pathways of twenty-three women – “The Women of Unexpected Pathways” – representing five life decades. The stories are stories of greatness and fragility … stories of determination, perseverance and healing … stories of courage, resilience and love … stories of faith, survival and victory! The volume offers generational perspective on the lives of the twenty-three unique who share with intimate thoughts about the impact of life on their career journey. The stories and the lessons shared by each author are rich in inspiration.

The reader may view “Unexpected Pathways” as a study of these twenty-three women brought together in the volume by both design and serendipity. The volume shares the stories of individual women who embarked upon unique and personal journeys – often, quite unexpected journeys – yet the stories shared may reflect the stories of many women finding their way in life.

February 13, 2015

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

This week’s Unexpected Pathways chapter author, Kaitlyn Green reflects, “Fear is an inescapable emotion when facing uncertainty, and to some extent it can motivate us to make positive changes. Often, though, fear can lead to the type of indecision and misjudgment that keep us from realizing our potential. I wish that I ckaitlynIMG_0701 (3)ould have understood when I was originally charting my course in the world, that there was so much less to fear and be anxious about. Perhaps my story will resonate with someone and make their journey just a bit easier or their grasp a bit greater.” Learn more about Kaitlyn and the Women of Unexpected Pathways” in the Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section of the Futures Inspired Website – www.futuresinspired.com

 

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents 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 faith, healing and love. Each story and the inspired lessons offered by chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future. Coming in March 2015!!!

 

January 26, 2015

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents 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 faith, healing and love. Each story and the inspired lessons offered by chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

The final editing of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is underway and we will be sending the volume to our publisher before the end of the month! Stay tuned! And … for your convenience, we have extended the deadline our pre-orders to January 31, 2015 – order now and save! Don’t miss the inspirational stories of The Women of Unexpected Pathways and the Five Inspired Lessons each women shares including “Introspection and Inspiration by Dr. Anne. We thank you for your support of our journey!

January 20, 2015

 

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We are pleased to introduce Angela Lynn Jackson Howard, our featured Unexpected Pathways (www.futuresinspired.com) “Woman of the Week!” Angela is a certified nurse whose passion is for healthy living.  With a primary focus on creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit, Angela uses her skills in the medical field along with her own personal journey of successful weight loss to guide her clients to a better quality of life. Angela’s chapter title “Caring is a Pathway” epitomizes the person she is.  She lives her lifelong unexpected journey of caring.

The final editing of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is underway and we will be sending the volume to our publisher before the end of the month! Stay tuned! And … for your convenience, we have extended the deadline our pre-orders to January 31, 2015 – order now and save! Don’t miss the inspirational stories of The Women of Unexpected Pathways and the Five Inspired Lessons each women shares including “Introspection and Inspiration by Dr. Anne. We thank you for your support of our journey!

 

January 10, 2015

 

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It’s time for the “FiLENOVO-PC - 0907-Merz-571nal Four” – The introductions of the final four Unexpected Pathways (www.futuresinspired.com) chapter authors, that is! In the coming weeks, we will introduce the “Final Four” of twenty-four chapter authors – “The Women of Unexpected Pathways” – featured in our upcoming book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce. We begin the count down with business coach, Mary Ann Hauser! When not helping businesses grow, “Coach” Mary Ann Hauser, president of Serendipity Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is on her farm, Tuber Nut Orchard, where she is focused on a different kind of growth. She and her husband Kurt own a small farm in the Virginia Highlands where they cultivate Black Perigord Truffles, a gourmet mushroom typically grown in France.

These are exciting times! The final editing of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is underway and we will be sending the volume to our publisher before the end of the month! Stay tuned! And … for your convenience, we have extended the deadline our pre-orders to January 20, 2015 – order now and save! Don’t miss the inspirational stories of “The Women of Unexpected Pathways” and the “Five Inspired Lessons” each women shares including “Introspection and Inspiration” by Dr. Anne. We thank you for your support of our journey!

 

 

January 3, 2015

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

The New Year brings us closer to the publication of our book Unexpected Pathways: TClare_Novak_11040_4X5he Journeys of Women in the Workforce and a final series of chapter author introductions beginning with Clare Novak an award winning, international performance consultant who recently arrived back in the U.S.A. from Islamabad, Pakistan. Clare offers a 25-year history of outstanding achievement in training, performance improvement, and client interaction. Her experience spans corporations, government, not for profit organizations and higher education. Clare is a popular speaker for regional conferences and business meetings. She has numerous publications to her name, including two books, Never Rule Without a Magician, a Sage and a Fool and EBIT-Duh!© Finance for the HR Professional. Discover more about Clare in the “Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways” section of our website www.futuresinspired.com!  And … look for information about our book launch on Amazon coming soon!

 

December 29, 2014

 

Happy New Year! As your life journey continues, may 2015 offer you peace, magical moments and unexpected joy!  May your life be filled with abundance and love and may your chosen path be inspiring to all. Thank YOU for supporting Futures Inspired and the Unexpected Pathways Project!

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!”

 

 

 

December 8, 2014

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We are delighted to announce the publication of “Unexpected Pathways” chapter author Dr. Patricia McGlynn’s new book Bedtime Stories for Grownups scheduled for publication in 2015. For more information on the book is available at her website patriciamcglynn.com! Congratulations, Patricia! Learn more about Dr. McGlynn and other chapter authors in our “Women of Unexpected Pathways” section!

 

December 3, 2014

 

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Futures Inspired (www.futureinspired.com) is pleased to introduce this week’s “Unexpected Pathways” chapter author Marviette Jefferson UshLady Usherer. 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.”

November 19, 2014

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

“SometimHead shotses, 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

 

 

November 12, 2014

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce!

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.

November 11, 2014

 

“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

 

 

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

 

 

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!

 

 

October 22, 2014

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the WorkforceLinda!

“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!

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 …

 

September 15, 2014

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce!

Artist, Margie Florini is our featured Unexpected Pathways chapter authorMargie Florini 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!”

 

August 30, 2014

 

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We are very pleased to iheadshot.Molly Necentroduce 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!

August 27, 2014

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce!

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce, to be published in January 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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Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce!

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 WorkforceStories 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!

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!

 

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!

 

 

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!

July 19, 2014

 

Update: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

“So long thongs,” says Tina Ketchie Stearns!  LGo Free Color.Tinaet us introduce you to Tina and to Bonnie Dawn Clark! This week’s featured chapter authors! Tina, Bonnie, and the women of UnexpectedBonnie Clark Pathways will offer compelling stories of courage, determination, perseverance!   Read more about our chapter authors! Visit our Celebrating the Women of Unexpected Pathways section!

 

 

June 20, 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  at www.futuresinspired.com.  Visit us frequently for updates and more chapter author introductions!

June 13, 2014

 

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 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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August 22, 2017

Dear Anne,

When you first started to gather the material for your book I was on the outside of this adventure. After all, what’s a guy going to do with a book on women for women? Well, when the book became a reality and you hosted your initial celebration and book signing with several of the contributing segment authors, I attended like any good friend would do. What I experienced from there was a special experience. The guest I brought to the program bought your book. As she left she only got as far as the parking structure before she started reading it. She had met Victoria Scott and there was an unspoken connection. As she sat in her car in the dark of the parking garage she read Victoria’s segment and wept because Victoria’s story was her story. I imagine this experience has been repeated hundreds of times as women read your book and find a perspective, a connection, that is personal to them.

When I read your book I did not expect to make a connection. I was expecting a collection of stories about women who had overcome some special trial or pain in their lives to eventually succeed. While this did occur, I did not feel this was the intent of the book. Instead, as I read and added my own notes to your summary notes and the comments by the authors I witnessed a collection of personal journeys that wove a fabric of real life. A tapestry that is special to women, granting them perspectives on life just like the color bands that make up a rainbow. These were stories that never make it to TV because they are personal. They reflect real life….life that is painful and joyous, challenging and disappointing, confusing, and courageous and all the other emotions that go into a personal story.

In my work as the Lead Consultant in my company, The Threshold Performance Group, I often provide mentoring and coaching to women. About two years ago I decided to use your book as a regular part of my sessions with two managers that I was preparing for promotion to executive corporate positions. We worked together over 18 months. At the end of each of our segments we closed with separate time to reflect on the passages in your book. It was very effective in their growth journey and a key part in my success in working with them. Enough so that I recommend that other mentors or coaches use your book in their unique lesson plans. The varied outcomes are as separate as the individual stories within the book. It worked well for me and I think the options for expanded growth and learning are exciting.

Thank you for making your dream a reality and providing both women and men with a valuable tool for reflection and growth.

My best,

Don

Don Masura

Founder/ Lead Consultant

The Threshold Performance Group

 

 

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, 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. The stories and the five inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Futures Inspired!

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“Create Futures by Inspiring Futures!”

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www.futuresinspired.com

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

Author – Presenter – Educational Consultant

Author of:

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce

https://www.createspace.com/5194061

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“Believe in the power of YOU! Be inspired!”

Dr. Anne

 

Dr. Anne Featured in 2016 Women’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar

We are excited! “Dr. Anne’s” advice will be featured in The 2016 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar, on October 12! “Evidence of your having lived remains in every life you touch!” www.WomansAdvantage.com/calendar

 

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Order YOUR Copy of Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce today at:

https://www.createspace.com/5194061

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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, 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. The stories and the five inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

Unexpected Pathways Authors: One Year Later

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Unexpected Pathways Authors: Where Are They Now?

Featured Author: Bonnie Dawn Clark

Unexpected Pathways Chapter: “Paving the Road to Hell, I Found Heaven”

Bonnie’s Update:

I am being honored at the National Veterans’ Creative Arts Festival, in Jackson, MS, from October 10 – 17, 2016 for winning the National First Price for Dramatic Interpretation of Francine Christoph’s HUMAN monologue.   I will be sent all expenses paid and have the opportunity to perform in the chorus for the main event.  This is definitely a NEW CHAPTER for me!

https://www.facebook.com/National-Veterans-Creative-Arts-Festival-151623167130/?fref=ts

http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp

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nice pic (3).Bonnie

Inspirations by Dr. Anne

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 Inspirations by Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

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AKA: Grand Teacher Morris

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

Posts from our Facebook page! We welcome you to “Like” us at https://www.facebook.com/FuturesInspired

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

Keep the YOU in YOUng!

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“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.

Creating Safe Havens: Addressing Crisis

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Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

anne@futuresinspired.com

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/

 

Sample Chapter — Legacy of Six

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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 anne@futuresinspired.com.

Click here to download the preview!

Exploring Career and Technical Educator’s Attitudes

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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 anne@futuresinspired.com

Click here for the Executive Summary in PDF format!

 

Coming Soon!

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Look here for inspiring articles in the coming months!

Dr. Anne’s Poets Corner

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Courage Lies In The Heart

Anne Sourbeer Morris (1992)

  As I encourage my child to PURSUE new ventures,

I give her the COURAGE to risk failure;

To fall to the ground and to fly again.

As I encourage my child to LEARN that which is new,

I give her the COURAGE to be open to new ideas;

To see the beauty in a world of diversity.

As I encourage my child to EXPLORE the unknown,

I give her the COURAGE to challenge herself;

To do what she has never done before.

 As I encourage my child to THINK for herself,

I give her the COURAGE to grow;

To find the strength to stand behind her beliefs.

 As I encourage my child to FOLLOW her dreams,

I give her the COURAGE to know what’s in her

heart and to soar!

To love life.

Written for Ami Hunter Morris. Published with Ami’s permission.