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Deborah Brown works with clients to define and design their lives to incorporate their personal as well as professional aspirations. As a senior ranking consultant in the IT industry for 14 years, Deborah knows first-hand how difficult it can be to attain work-life balance and what happens to your spirit when you give all you have to the job. Deep down inside, she had the audacious idea that there was more to life! Her personal desire for fulfillment and witnessing so many other professionals experiencing similar challenges were the impetus and inspiration for creating Optimal Leap, Inc. with the goal of having her clients leap to their best and giving them a supportive environment and permission to design their life's vision.

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Deborah Brown works with clients to define and design their lives to incorporate their personal as well as professional aspirations. As a senior ranking consultant in the IT industry for 14 years, Deborah knows first-hand how difficult it can be to attain work-life balance and what happens to your spirit when you give all you have to the job. Deep down inside, she had the audacious idea that there was more to life! Her personal desire for fulfillment and witnessing so many other professionals experiencing similar challenges were the impetus and inspiration for creating Optimal Leap, Inc. with the goal of having her clients leap to their best and giving them a supportive environment and permission to design their life's vision.

    ANA ROBLEDO

    ANA ROBLEDO

    ANA ROBLEDO

    Business Name: Life Journey Solutions
    Telephone: 305-979-8737
    Email: anayourcoach@gmail.com
    Facebook: @lifejourneyGd

    Ana Robledo is a teacher, a learner, a writer, and a coach. She believes in going within to understand yourself and the world. She makes a difference for children who perceive the world out of the box our culture has given them, and she inspires adults through coaching and conferences about personal evolution. Ana is also the author of “Absolutely Relative, A journey of Personal Evolution”.

    • 25 min
    PAUL SPIEWAK

    PAUL SPIEWAK

    PAUL SPIEWAK

    Telephone: 954-937-1424
    Email: pjspiewak@gmail.com

    Paul Spiewak is a US Army veteran having served in World War II. In 2014, he sold his 23 year business serving veterans, at the age of 88. He enjoys telling stories and has had seven books published. Paul was a pioneer in the computer industry as a systems analyst, programmer, and consultant. Today, approaching his 94th birthday, he lives quietly in an adult living facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    • 26 min
    JOHN BLAZE GOLDSMITH

    JOHN BLAZE GOLDSMITH

    JOHN "BLAZE" GOLDSMITH

    Business Name: On Fire Fitness LLC
    Website: www.icesquadent.com
    Telephone: 954-663-8137
    Email: iraiselions@gmail.com
    Facebook: Blazethelion Goldsmith
    Instagram: BlazeTheLion

    John Goldsmith has been a personal trainer for 14 years and has been featured in the IDEA Fitness Journal Magazine three times. John is also part of a conscious hip hop band that recently toured along the east coast of the United States and is currently preparing for a college tour. His mission is sharing his purpose and helping others align with their purpose.

    • 27 min
    MILCA EXANTUS

    MILCA EXANTUS

    MILCA EXANTUS
    Business Name: EVE INSTITUTE
    Website: linktr.ee/milcaexantus
    Telephone: 305-744-6033
    Email: info@eveinstitute.co
    Instagram: @milcaexantus
    Milca Exantus has a passion for helping others achieve lifelong dreams and goals. She earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Florida International University in Teaching and Learning with a minor in Leadership. Her passion for personal growth has been used to motivate children and adults to learn strategies that lead to personal and career success.

    • 24 min
    ELISSA ALTMAN -- Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing

    ELISSA ALTMAN -- Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing

    Author: Elissa Altman
    Book: “Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing” (featured at the 2019 Miami Book Fair)

    Elissa Altman is the critically acclaimed author of “Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort”, “Desire”, and the “Art of Simple Cooking”. Her latest book is “Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing” which is being featured at the 2019 Miami Book Fair.
    Her column, "Feeding My Mother," ran for a year in the Washington Post and she has also been featured in in O: The Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the New York Times, just to name a few.

    • 24 min
    CURDELLA FORBES --- A Tall History of Sugar

    CURDELLA FORBES --- A Tall History of Sugar

    Author: Curdella Forbes
    Book: “A Tall History of Sugar”(featured at the 2019 Miami Book Fair)

    Curdella Forbes is a Jamaican writer and the author of “The Tall History of Sugar” which is one of the books being featured at the 2019 Miami Book Fair. She has published four previous works of fiction: Songs of Silence, A Permanent Freedom, Ghosts, and a children's book, Flying with Icarus and Other Stories. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, and teaches at Howard University where she is a professor of Caribbean literature.

    • 26 min

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