Wendy Gladney

JUNETEENTH!

In less than one week, America will celebrate Juneteenth, known to many in the African American community as Independence Day. Juneteenth did not become a national holiday until June 2021. However, it has long been recognized in our community as a day of recognition and importance.   

Are You in Search of Success or Significance? Top of Form

When was the last time you stopped to think about what you truly wanted out of life? Most of us say we want our lives to matter and that we want to make a difference in the world, but we also get caught up in the trap of wanting to achieve a certain level of success. How do we balance being successful but also making sure we are contributing significance to the world? 

Good Mentorship Causes a Mental Shift Top of Form 

Over the years I have coached and mentored many people.  I have also had the opportunity to be coached and mentored.  I have grown immensely from the wisdom and guidance of those who have sown into me. I believe it is a good practice to have a coach and a mentor in your life.  Together they can offer you a whole new way of looking at things in a way you may have never imagined.  

Are You Willing to be Open-Minded?

Many of us allow past experiences or even something someone else experienced to get in the way of where we are today and what could be best for us during the current season we are living.

Is It Difficult To Be a Servant of God Today? 

Oftentimes when we hear the word servant or servanthood, we think of someone who is meek and mild, maybe even a little soft and weak.  However, being a true servant takes a lot of strength that goes beyond our own might and could never be achieved by our own power.   

Embracing a Gracious Lifestyle Top of Form 

Most of us are used to living a fast-paced lifestyle that we cannot keep up with.  We try to get all we can, can all we get, and then eventually we just sit on the can because we are so tired to enjoy all the things we worked so hard to accomplish.

Do You Believe People Can Change? 

Much of my life has been an open book.  I share many of my highs and lows for the purpose of trying to help and encourage others on their journey. Those who have heard me speak or read my books know the trials and tribulations I experienced as a young girl, from sexual abuse by my father and being abandoned by my mother.  

We Must Endure to the End 

We are in challenging times where things seem to come at us from all directions.  The recent torrential rainstorm we experienced here in California brought water into our home from above and below the surface.  Truthfully, my patience and nerves were tested.  

Are You Leaving Your Brand to Happenstance? 

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and small nonprofits have a lot on their shoulders to help make sure they run a successful and productive business. There are so many components that must be attended to daily to keep things running.  

Is the World a Better Place Because Dr. King Lived? 

When I was running my event management company, I had the privilege for many years of working on two major celebrations honoring the memory of Dr. King.  First, King Week under the direction of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLC-GLA); second, the Kingdom Day Parade with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).   

What Difference Will You Make in 2024? 

The hands of time have passed once again to the dawning of a new year.  It is time for us to realize our true potential and really go after it. We do not have to play ourselves small in order to help others feel big. 

Stone of Scone Farm 

When you are invited to visit a place that is historical and welcoming, do not hesitate. Recently, I had the privilege of visiting a very special place called Stone of Scone Farm in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, right outside of Gettysburg.  I was the guest of Patricia Green-Rodgers and her husband, Bob Rodgers, and their hospitality was exceptional.  

What Does Christmas Mean to Me 

When I think of Christmas, I always think back to the days I grew up in my grandmother’s house in Riverside.  We did not have a lot of material possessions, but we had a big family that would always come together from across the various roads of life we were traveling.    

Party With a Purpose 

For over 30 years, I have owned a company that started as an event management firm.  I was blessed to work with some of the best companies, organizations, and individuals helping them with various events.  I especially appreciated when I was able to work with groups that not only held an amazing event, but their main goal was to party with a purpose.  Their desire was to raise funds and awareness to help others.