Cover Stories

Inspired by surviving the California Wildfires, best selling author Catherine Bybee spreads hope in My Way to You

After spending most of her career as a nurse in a level two trauma center, Catherine Bybee began writing romance novels in 2008. She has since written thirty-four books with massive success, landing on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. In 2016, Catherine’s home was caught in a California wildfire. This real-life event served as the inspiration for her powerful new novel, My Way To You, that tells a story of hope and renewal. In talking about her real experience and the book that came out of it, one thing stands out: Catherine wants to spread hope.

James and Steph Purpura started Powerful U to help you discover your own unlimited potential

Powerful U is a revolutionary personal evolution company founded by James and Steph Purpura that is focused on improving the human condition. Their goal is to “improve the lives of billions of people,” one person at a time. According to James and Steph, “Everything you are, everything you see, everything you experience, is determined by perception. It is your emotions that give your life the only meaning it has.” The philosophy behind Powerful U is that no person has ever made a bad decision. People make what they believe to be the best decision for themselves based on the information they have.

Hip hop dancer Randall Mella breaks barriers

Randall Mella is a hip hop dancer and choreographer from Edmonton, Alberta. He has competed in world-class competitions such as Hip Hop International, Artists Emerge and World of Dance. Randall has danced on set for the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms and performed alongside Lia Cole for multiple music videos and live shows including a tour in Asia. His dance crew, Cool Giraffes, have made their mark on the hip hop competition scene finishing in first place at Hip Hop International Canada 2019 and in the top ten at Hip Hop International 2018.

Spiritual and Personal Growth with Alisa Gracheva

Alisa Gracheva has transformed her life into a mission of helping others as a spiritual and life coach. She utilizes her education, experience and skills to support others holistically to achieve their goals in all areas of life including career, health, relationships, personal happiness and overall wellness. She guides people to become the master of their life and destiny.

Explain the role of coaching in one’s journey.

Coaching is a means to help you identify and fulfill your ideals in all areas of your life, step by step.

ScrapRight empowers the recycling industry to save the environment

The recycling industry is one of the most innovative industries in the world. Those who want to participate successfully must be able to react flexibly to the industry’s dynamics and constant changes. While they are in an ever changing business, ScrapRight is a software company that is determined not to change what once made companies great, and that is customer relations.

ScrapRight is intent on being a world leader in the environment software sector. They have helped numerous recycling companies across the globe get into compliance and run their businesses more efficiently, contributing to positive environmental sustainability.

Christine Reidhead is a humanitarian making a difference

Christine Reidhead is an academic, author & humanitarian making a difference in Africa, Mexico & the US. Growing up in the supportive community of Benson, Arizona is where Christine learned the importance of hard work and dedication. As the youngest of five children it has always been her lifelong purpose to help others, especially children. Christine is the founder of AfrikRising, a nonprofit organization that provides critical resources to the children of Africa. AfrikRising has created a positive influence in childrens’ lives who face starvation, educational limitations and health disparities.

Julian Jewel’s artificial intelligence humanization: An AI’s perspective of the universe

Robots take over the world and it’s the end of humanity. We’ve seen this tired trope in tons of sci-fi concepts. But what happens when a robot becomes the image of hope?

Julian Jewel is a technological evangelist who uses media and the idea of a robot as a mascot for awareness towards environmental, psychological and wildlife preservation.

Julian Jewel

As a young teen, Julian enjoyed building Lego robots and connecting them to a computer. His passion for technology and artificial intelligence led Julian to attain a Bachelors in Engineering with a Masters in Software Engineering.

Amber Gilmore is helping parents through her company Creative Nurturing

Master Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula and Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Amber Gilmore, is a hands-on educator in caring for newborn babies with more than a decade of professional experience. Her services cover childcare, clinical care of newborns, developmental knowledge, family support and parental coaching. Amber has received mentoring from Baby Nurse To Go as well as extensive training and education. Amber became a Certified Nanny through the International Career Institute, Certified Master Newborn Care Specialist through Newborn Care Solutions Institute and Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute.

Thinkzilla CEO Dr. Velma Trayhma gives back to other lady bosses

The world is full of entrepreneurial businessmen and women who have defied the odds to achieve success. Every once in a while, however, there comes along someone whose journey is so remarkable that one can’t help to stop and take notice. Velma Trayham is that entrepreneur. She has demonstrated it is not how you start, it is how you finish. Her story of perseverance and faith is truly inspiring and she’s sharing that inspiration with audiences at a personal level.

Velma Trayham

After three business failures, she persevered and found a way to move forward by building businesses and selling them for profit.