SG Jacksonville SG Women's Month panel discussion will be featuring the following women founders to share their stories, best practices, and resources on "How to Control, Command and Create Sucess!" This panel discussion will explore Mindset, Strategy, and Execution that we all need in order to be effective in business. We must be intentional in all we do for self, family, organization, business, and community.
John Maxwell states " People need to have found themselves, achieve something, and made themselves valuable before they ore they have something to give to others (Intentional Living Choosing a Life That Matters)."
Control - Mindset
"Our instincts are the treasure map for our soul's satisfaction. Following our instincts can make crucial distinctions between what we are good AT - our vocation or skill set - and what we are good FOR - the fulfillment of our purposeful potential." T.D. Jakes - Author of INSTINCT The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive
"A key factor in gaining control over your finances is to know what priorities to pursue based on your unique situation, such a strategy requires counsel, commitment, and consistency." Deborah Smith Pegues CPA, MBA - Author of The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women
Command - Strategy
"To launch our business and transition from employee to full-time entrepreneur, I had to make a significant shift in my mindset. A new mindset will get you new results. It is time to get out of your own way" Lamar Tyler Author of Traffic Sales & Profit
"Masters focus on what they do best. That's how they become masters. They stay in their zone, and the zone is what feels good." Danielle Laporte Author - The Fire Starter Sessions - A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success On Your Own Terms.
Create - Execution
"The strategy of creating something out of nothing has been a trusted move of outthinkers for millennia. It freezes the competition, forcing them into inaction as they go through the mental reprogramming needed to reconceptalize their model of the world. Learning to create something out of nothing is becoming a necessary skill. Learn to recognize when your competitiors are using it agains you, or you risk falling behind. Better yet, learn to do it yourself." Kaihan Krippendorff - Author of OUTThink The Competition How A Generation of Strategists sees Options Others Ignore
"Woman: The Helper Suitable is defined as someone who stands before, in front of, or opposite Adam to help in time of trouble, or with him to achieve a common goal." Linda Heidler with Chuck D. Pierce - Authors The Apostolic Woman! God's Restorative Plan for Women In His Kingdom
All are welcome!
Green Tulip Production
EmpowerCREATIVE! Studios LLC
Akia Uwanda, a Singer, Actress, TV/Music Producer from Jacksonville, Florida wears several
hats in the Entertainment Industry. She recently played the role of Shug Avery in The Color
Purple stage play produced by Stage Aurora. Akia starred as the lead character in the
original musical/dramatic play entitled Majigeen, as Anta, written and produced by Jennifer
Chase. Other lead roles include, but not limited to, Velma in Crowns and Lorre! in
Dreamgirls at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. Her vocal ability and
experience has granted her the opportunity to sing for audiences locally, regionally,
nationally, and internationally. From being featured with the gospel jazz group, NOIZ, at
the international launch of Davines Hair and Beauty Company in Parma, Italy to opening for
Earth Wind & Fire along with C1 Jazz at the 2009 Black Expo Opening Concert, she has
humbly wowwed crowds with her melodic, sultry voice that ranges from first soprano to
tenor. She sings a variety of music genres such as Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel and Classical. In
the Southeastern region she performs regularly for several weddings, corporate events,
private affairs and charity events. As model, she has accomplished many goal from winning
2001 International Model of the Year with Black Sophisticate’s Magazine and Linden Day
Publishing to owning a Multicultural Modeling & Talent Management Agency. Currently,
Akia Uwanda is the cohost of her first internet radio talk show called THE NDUSTRY “A
Showcase of the Industry’s Top Emerging Talent”. Her debut single, A Brighter Side of Day,
was featured live during her performance at the 2013 Jacksonville Jazzfest.
Pixieglas was born in 2002. After attending a workshop called "The Painting Experience" where it's all about the process and not the product, I came home eager to continue the "Process". With no drawing background, I soon became frustrated painting on paper and I wanted something that was usable as I knew none of my "paper art" would make it onto my walls.
I've always had a fascination with all things glass (stained, fused, mirrors, etc.) so I headed to the art store and picked up a couple of pots of glass paint. I still have the first sets of wine glasses I painted way back then and they are still in use today.
From there the rest, as they say, is "Herstory". Pixieglas™ and the designs that followed are now enjoyed by people of all walks of life. My goal for Pixieglas is to have my work enjoyed around the globe and to inspire creativity in others.
Pixieglas™ will ship your Unique Gifts anywhere in the world! Pixieglas™ now has customers across the Atlantic, Spain, England, China and Hungry. These customers join an ever-growing fan base already established in the States. Seattle, WA & San Francisco, CA. On the upper East Coast, Syracuse, Manhasset & New York, NY. Moving South there's Atlanta, GA., Hobe Sound, Stuart, Miami, FL and more. To all my loyal fans in Jacksonville, Florida & surrounding areas who follow me from show to show, your support is appreciated.!
Pixieglas™ is painted with LEAD-FREE paints using a variety of creative designs. In addition to the use of standard paint brushes, Pixieglas™ also uses plant life, other organic and inorganic materials and most popular of all, discarded cat whiskers (Cats lo0se them like we lo0seeyelashess) to create unique and contemporary works of FUNctional Art.
I love color, I love the way color makes me feel when I wear it. Nothing is too bright or bold! I grew up wearing plaid, yes, as a prisoner of private school for 12 years plaid was easy. It wasn't colorful tough. My art is colorful and nothing is too bright or bold, at least for me. When I began painting in 2002 it was more about the process of painting than the product that would be created. Painting is one of my most enjoyable meditation tools, it relaxes me, inspires me and helps me see beyond my dreams.
Pixieglas™ pieces are all original, hand painted, one-of-a-kind artwork. Now, I am taking these designs and putting them on clothing. Wraps, scarves & leggings. I always knew my designs would look great on clothing and this dream is now a reality.
Dr. Phenessa A. Gray is the Founder and Owner of EmpowerCREATIVE! Studios LLC. Her life's purpose is to empower others to feel better, think better, and create a better world. In her coaching practice, she’s adept at using social + emotional intelligence, empathetic engagement, creative expression, and academic expertise in empowering others through arts & crafts, aromatherapy, collage, computer art, cooking/baking, gardening, interpretive dance, mixed media, photography, and writing. Her educational background includes earning a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in English from Florida State University; Master of Science in Library Services (MSLS) from Clark Atlanta University; Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (MS/IOP) from University of Phoenix; Biblical Counseling Certification from the American Association of Christian Counselors; Social + Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach; Thinking for a Change (T4C) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention Certification from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office; and, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PhD) from Capella University. She is an effective visionary, creative leader with over 19 years of experience in managing small and large-scale operational functions, programs, and projects.
Dr. Phenessa is a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, Xi Delta Chapter and Institute of Social + Emotional Intelligence. She has also served on the Advisory Board, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center; past Commissioner and Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women; and, past Co-Chair, Fund Development and Board, Jacksonville Sister Cities Association. Additionally, she has authored and published six books of which five are still in print. She’s the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and has a passion for empowering others to be their authentic selves through creative exploration.
CRPC Consulting LLC
Founder & Chapter Director