On /off stage: women speakers are making aN IMPACT
International Powerhouse Dr. Sonja Walks Down The Aisle While Still Getting Down To Business
Although I am in awe of the work women speakers are doing, I am curious if these women are as positive on stage as they are off. I attended an event hosted by Dr. Sonja during my recent visit to Atlanta GA. It is my goal to share with her the excitement of Exposure Magazine’s 10th anniversary, as well as arrange a cover story based on her successes. In numerous instances, I was told she was busy and would get in touch with me when she had a moment. I’ve been waiting weeks, and it saddens me to say I have not heard back from you. When I think about it, I often wonder if I was any other race than black whether I would have received a call back or at least a rejection email.
Nevertheless, it’s strange how these female motivational speakers inspire, motivate, and hype up the audience to follow them on the road of success, and then disappoint women of color at the same time. In my opinion, this hustle of misfortunate will be the death of Black America one day. Hustling conversation and unearned (honorarium) doctorates will be decided by the court of public opinion. The superstars of public speaking are misconceptions of unfound truths that cause damage to others.
Neither am I a coach nor am I trying to motivate my audience to give me gifts. In spite of that, I ask my 86,409 readers to read between the lines when we’re being hustled into believing these incredible people are at the top of the spirit chain. The quality of deception is not a quality, but a flaw.
Transitional Speaker and Author Has Unconventional & Creative Wedding Ceremony to Remind Entrepreneurs of the Importance of Commitment to Business Growth
(August 11, 2022 – Atlanta, Ga) As growth in business continues to be a hot topic for entrepreneurs, Dr. Sonja Stribling continues to make an impact in the entrepreneurial arena by hosting her wedding ceremony with her new husband, Shawn Alexander, during a business mastermind event. Donned in a navy-blue jumpsuit, sneakers, and wedding veil, Dr. Sonja Stribling and Shawn Alexander united in marriage in front of the duo’s clients, family, friends, and biggest supporters.
“Planning a large wedding was too stressful. Plus, I told him (Shawn) that I would rather use the $50,000 toward Facebook ads and a nice honeymoon. We were able to do this how we wanted to, where we wanted to” says Dr. Sonja. For the transformational speaker and author, it was of the utmost importance that the wedding day’s focal point contain an air of gratitude toward her supporters, for the professional growth within her business, and for the loving energy amongst her husband and family. The business mastermind included 85 attendees during the weekend event. As of today, Dr. Sonja’s clients have garnered over $2.3 million dollars in revenue.
The wedding commenced July 29, 2022, where she was proudly given away by her son. Additionally, the groom’s son served as the best man for the groom. Dr. Sonja feels this marriage is in spiritual alignment both professionally and personally: she boasts that this time around, she married for a partnership in addition to marrying for love. After saying “I do”, the couple shared a loving first dance, shared a bite of their wedding cake, and expressed unlimited gratitude to those in attendance. Dry eyes were a difficult find once the ceremony came to a close.
In her book, The Divorce That Saved My Life, Dr. Sonja spoke heavily on the importance of healing after heartbreak from her divorce, making the surprise nuptials a welcome form of growth for Dr. Sonja.
“Our ceremony was so amazing to me because we did it with the people who trust me to help them win. And the guy I married, well, God knew I needed him in my life to help me win too.” – Dr. Sonja Stribling (Alexander)