"Awe-inspiring! Timely; awesome; indeed necessary for this time; and a definite call to action," are just a few descriptive comments made by attendees at Victorious Living Wealth Creation Symposium held Saturday August 7th.
The island is a buzz with excitement and inspiration as persons were motivated by an impressive group of international and local business men and women including former VP of Dell and Motorola, Fenorris Pearson, and Neal Lemlein the marketing mind behind Star Wars who generated billings of more than $100 million in less than twelve months for Paramount Pictures and NBC TV.
From start to finish, the audience was engaged by moderator Kim Reed, inclusion strategist for some of the largest companies in the world including Deloitte, PWC, Merrill Lynch, and Campbell Soup. Attendees included students, doctors, and business persons from various walks of life. Acting Lieutenant Governor Dr. Nilda Arduin endorsed the event and encouraged businesses to make use of the opportunity.
Sessions included the viewing of the powerful and dynamic YES movie featuring 30 multimillionaires before the age of 30, produced by the versatile and empowering Louis Lautman. KFC, one of Victorious Living’s Partners in the series also had a power breakfast on August 6th led by Lautman who helped to motivate KFC’s employees to be champion sellers and persons with great work ethic who take initiative to move the company’s sales.
Ramon Alexander of Clutch Strategies also inspired the NGOs present with various sustainable methods that NGOs could utilize to ensure that they successfully implement their programs.
A panel discussion of all the dynamic facilitators concluded the proceedings which included local business woman of 35 years Marie Antoinette of Hairlusions, the official hairstylist of the Queen of the Netherlands and the renowned Arthur Lugisse of the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation.
Erna Mae Francis, MA, DD, the visionary behind the foundation and series was humbled by the level of support and appreciation of the event by the international speakers as well as the attendees who hailed from St. Martin, Statia and Curacao. The purpose of the event and the Wealth Creation Series is to empower youth and adults and encourage them in entrepreneurship; stimulate our local businesses to become more innovative in business and facilitate their cash flow.
Francis is also grateful to all of its partners including AMFO; SHTA in the person of Robert Dubourcq; Laser 101 and Gee Money who helped to facilitate their radiothon to inform the public about their various solutions to crime and violence and how persons may benefit from its programs and all others who supported the initiative.
Ascendant Strategy, based in Philadelphia, Victorious Living’s major partner in this series enabled the foundation to have such high caliber speakers, and is totally committed to the goals of the foundation. Executive Director of The St. Maarten Tallahassee Foundation, Arthur Lugisse, also a partner of the Foundation was impressed by the caliber of the event and is even more motivated to have the event staged in Tallahassee in the future.
The series continues through March 2011 and promises to increase its momentum in providing wealth building tools for persons in our community ready to grab hold of the opportunity. One attendee stated to Francis, "Keep doing what you do because your vision is for the improvement of our community. With your vision and all our efforts, we would definitely live victoriously."
Persons interested in registering for the remainder of the series, volunteering with the organization, purchasing the cds or dvds of the event, or partnering with them, may do so by calling Victorious Living Foundation at 542-2663/524-8731/1-305-407-9260 or visiting them at 158 B. Back Street Philipsburg or www.victoriouslivingsxm.org.