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Lance is passionate about helping people create intentional multi-generational impact. He is a Certified Business Development Coach with the John Maxwell organization as well as a Certified Behavioral Consultant for DISC Personality Profiles.

“The Legacy Navigator,” published March 6, 2024, is a masterful blueprint that demystifies the art of intentional legacy creation. Lance Welch lays out the logical, easy to follow next steps using the four legs of the legacy table to navigate the process of creating your ideal family legacy. Packed with stories of how others have created powerful, multi-generational impact for their family, you’ll be equipped with resources as you create your own personal family legacy. It’s not just about what you leave behind; it’s the deliberate actions and choices you make today.

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Lauren is an award-winning and best-selling author, ghostwriter, and book coach and the CEO of Burning Soul Press. Her life purpose is helping people capture their life journey through a book, whether just for them, their family, or to share it with the world. She is driven to create a better world through the stories that inspire and empower others, while bringing light to those who need it the most.

Published on January 19, 2024, “The Stories that Make Us,” is a conversation, a confession, and a roadmap all at once. It’s about the deep, sometimes dark, patterns we inherit or learn, and how one woman conquered her fears to become the hero of her own life. As Eckhardt steps into her power, she invites us to do the same, by rewriting stifling narratives to find unparalleled strength and purpose. Lauren’s story is more than a memoir, it’s a revelation; a testament to the strength that lies in vulnerability and the freedom that comes with owning our truth.

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Holly Swenson, a BSN, RN, and mother to four boys, is on a mission to raise the bar for parents around the world. In Stop, Drop, Grow, & Glow, she shares her wisdom, lived experiences, provides a memorable and reflective framework for re-working “you.” She will teach you how to balance the demands of parenthood with more grace and gentility, not just for your own benefit, but for the benefit of the lives you are responsible for shaping.

Holly Swenson’s Stop, Drop, Grow, & Glow method will revolutionize the way you parent, help you align with how you want to show up for your family, and show you how to tend to your own heart in the process. On the surface, this book published September 12, 2023, is about parenting with more consciousness and ease, but when you dive in deeper, you’ll discover how to nourish and mend the parts of you in need so you can parent fully and thrive in the process.

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Kenneth Nixon Jr. is an African American Baptist Minister, a Virginia Court Certified Mediator, and the founder of True Dynamics; a coaching, counseling, and conflict resolution practice. He is an outspoken leader in the mental health community and works to break the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The American mental health system is in crisis, and those affected by its shortcomings are drowning without the tools and resources they deserve and need to thrive. In “Born Into Crisis,” published May 3, 2023, author Kenneth Nixon shares his story of growing up with a mother with severe mental illness and a family stuck in an enduring cycle of trauma. He knows firsthand the impact trauma can have on a person’s life. Kenneth not only takes you on a powerful journey through his stories, he provides cogent and practical strategies for creating lasting change in our mental health system. “Born Into Crisis” is more than just a story of resiliency. It’s also a call to action.

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Mae Wagner is an award-winning author, mentor, and host of the Rainy Day Collective Podcast. Mae is a Trauma Mentor working with women who have been through hard things– helping them heal and learn to reconnect with themselves. Her passion is advocating for, and supporting women; Mae is working to prove that women’s stories matter and their voices deserve to be heard.

“Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas,” published August 22, 2022, is a collection of personal essays shining light where abuse and trauma-induced shame brought darkness. As life often led toward grief, Mae reflects back on her most shattering moments—nearly always tied to the women she loved the deepest. The poignant reflections through Mae’s heartbreak, grief, and eventual self-acceptance will serve as an inspiration to those navigating hardship and trauma, reminding us we are not alone.

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Nita Kennedy, a mother to eight and corporate executive leader, has walked alongside you on the path faced by millions of mothers, wives, and professional women. After a fulfilling 32-year career, Nita is ready for her new purpose: giving other professional women who are also mothers the necessary equipment to find their voice, untangle the mysteries of our duel roles and realize their potential.

“Walk With Me,” published June 22, 2022, takes you on Nita’s personal journey through marriage, divorce, motherhood, and a 32-year career in the insurance and financial industry.

Nita will walk you through her life’s biggest lessons on tenacity, choices, battling with perfection, and so much more so you can discover how to reset and start fresh, find humor and humility during the roughest moments, and uncover the strength to take just one more step.

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Dr. Susan Maples is a practicing dentist, author, key opinion leader and speaker. She is the author of “Brave Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy Kids Against All Odds in Today’s World” and “BlabberMouth: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life,” Originator of the Children’s Hands-On Learning Lab ™, SelfScreen.net, and Total Health Academy.

Dr. Susan Maples, a dentist and passionate pediatric health educator, finally cracks the code on the most critical contemporary elements or raising a happy and healthy adult in today’s world, and she passionately delivers the recipe in her book “Brave Parent” published March 22, 2022.

Becoming a Brave Parent will change the course of your child’s life…and yours! By making the bold decisions you know are best, you’ll help inspire a new generation filled with longevity, optimal health, and happiness—beginning in your own home.

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Jennifer Hobbs is an Army Veteran whose compassion and humor reaches far and wide through her drive to connect with and support others. She has dedicated over a decade of teaching in education and serving Veteran nonprofit organizations. Jennifer is empowered by the personal growth that comes with struggle, and she inspires others to embrace their journeys as well.

As a true story told through dual perspectives, a powerful love ignites amidst the chaos in a combat zone between Baghdad and Abu Ghraib, Iraq. When a devastating explosion crumbles the course of their lives and budding relationship, they must navigate through the grief separately to find healing. “Calmed.” published July 1, 2021, is the recount of their journeys, how combat brought them together and drove them apart, and a reflection of the laughter and tears through the heartbreak as they learned to trust each other again.

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