Author John C. Neyland is Today’s Honoree

johnneylandJohn C. Neyland was born into a troublesome home environment in South Louisiana. With an abusive father and a depressed, alcoholic mother, John experienced a hurtful and unloving childhood. At the age of fifteen, shortly after meeting the love of his life, he developed a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). From that moment on, John struggled with his family life and the rigors of living with OCD.

After years of progressively overcoming his pains, John transformed his life into a monument of love, strength and success. Today, John is the President and Investment Advisor Representative at JCN Financial & Tax Planning Group, a financial advisory firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

With a passion for helping disadvantaged youth in his community, John, through his firm, has not only sponsored local charitable organizations over the last sixteen years but has also founded the John’s Dream Foundation, an organization dedicated to positively transforming the lives and mindsets of inner-city children. In a further effort to make a difference, John’s first book, How to Live the Life You’ve Yet to Dream, explains what he learned, how he grew and how he has made it his life’s mission to help others achieve their dreams.

John Neyland is a dedicated husband and father of three. He attributes his successes to having passion, a mission and a goal. He is dedicated to enabling people to enjoy a life they otherwise would not have.

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Author Drexel Gilbert is Today’s Honoree

drexelgilbert30 years in TV news taught Drexel Gilbert the importance of being prepared, upbeat, and willing to roll with the punches—with a smile! As an author, speaker and motivational  consultant, Drexel brings down the house with hilarious anecdotes from the TV newsroom, her playful take on life and relationships, and her personal story of surviving and thriving in a world filled with disappointment and change. Ever the journalist, Drexel has a knack for asking the right questions, the ability to write and speak in a way that connect with the heart, and an adventuresome and mischievous spirit.  In her books and on her blog, Drexel often tackles tough issues with a sensitive and light touch. A woman of deep faith, Drexel’s words motivate men, women, couples and children to live better, be better and do better—for God, for each other and for the world.

Drexel’s newest book, 30 Days To Better Love: A Guide For Men, is a playful and powerful guide for men who want to renew—or sustain—the romance and passion in their marriage. And coming soon, 30 Days to Better Love: A Guide For Women.

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Author Lynda Fell is Today’s Honoree

PowerPoint PresentationBorn and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Lynda and her beloved husband lost their 15 year-old daughter, a straight-A student and competitive swimmer who died in a tragic car accident while coming home from a swim meet in 2009. Surrounded by love and support, Lynda was determined to overcome the overwhelming darkness, and was just finding her footing when her 46 year-old husband suffered a major stroke leaving him with permanent disabilities.

Seeing the world through filter of sorrow, Lynda found comfort by helping others who were struggling, and this fueled her passion to create a legacy of help, healing and hope. She founded AlyBlue Media in 2013 and launched Grief Diaries Radio in February 2014. She soon added film, webinars, and books to her repertoire as well as the National Grief & Hope Convention featuring Martin Luther King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King.

Now considered a pioneer in the field of inspirational hope in the aftermath of loss, Lynda creates ground-breaking projects dedicated to raising awareness and compassion, teaching others that they hold the power to change someone’s life with just one smile, and inspire hope that life can be full and rich in the aftermath of loss.

Lynda has facilitated community vigils, earned four literary awards, authored over 20 books and has interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Trayvon Martin’s mother, sisters of the late Nicole Brown Simpson; Pastor Todd Burpo of Heaven is For Real, CNN commentator Dr. Ken Druck, and other societal newsmakers on finding healing and hope in the aftermath of life challenges. She is a national commentator for the New York Daily News and The Blaze network, CEO of AlyBlue Media, board president of the National Grief & Hope Coalition, and been featured in publications around the world. Her 5-star book series Grief Diaries, now over 500 writers strong, features true stories about ordinary people surviving extraordinary journeys.

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Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs CEO Dr. Norris Dorsey is Today’s Honoree

dorseyacademyDr. Norris Dorsey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Phoenix. He also teaches at DeVry University and Los Angeles Pierce and Mission colleges. Dr. Dorsey’s research interest focuses on the study of minority leaders in nonprofit organizations. His current research includes identifying success stories using the value leadership model. Dr. Dorsey has extensive expertise in organizational leadership which combines the art of leadership and the science of management with the aim of guiding an organization. Organizational leadership requires leaders to be familiar with the work force and the organizational goals. Such leadership supplies direction and work force management for a corporation to accomplish its goals. Dr. Dorsey earned a B.S. degree in Management and an M.B.A and Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne in Southern California.

Dr. Dorsey is the Founder and CEO of Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs, the nonprofit organization that has educated more than 1,300 students around the world and delivered over 1.5 million educational hours in just 15 years. The Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs was founded in July 2014 with the motto, “Start your business and business classes simultaneously.” Dr. Dorsey has enjoyed speaking to over a million high school and college students across the country and was coined the “Student Choice Professor” by the students at California State University Northridge.

Dr. Dorsey is a Professional Expert speaking often on economic empowerment global education, Value Leadership Model finding one’s passion and purpose, and youth entrepreneurship. His books, The Art of Inclusion and the Accounting Workbook are widely recognized by students worldwide. Dr. Dorsey also shares his personal educational journey explaining Why “C’s” Get Degrees. Dr. Dorsey urges us to be patient, as well as to educate the younger generation on how to eliminate college debt by thinking differently. Dr. Dorsey, shares the importance of setting short term, intermediate, and long term goals when it comes to reaching success. He explains the different types of mindsets within college students today, as well as their modern-day challenges.

Dr. Dorsey is a dynamic motivational speaker with a must hear story to tell. He is a former basketball player with a commanding presence and charismatic leadership style. His book, The Art of Inclusion is widely considered a management guide for non profit organizational leaders. Dr. Dorsey was raised in the music business by his legendary mom “Guitar Sallye” and his aunt “Bass Tamah.” Aka The Bootsy Girls.

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Oncologist Steven Eisenberg is Today’s Honoree

dreisenbergScans, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll?

That’s what patients of Steven G. Eisenberg, D.O. have come to expect, and they say his unrelenting spirit brightens even their darkest days.

Says patient Debbie Hallmark, who the good doctor serenaded to celebrate the end of a grueling round of chemo, “He age001.jpg@01D23E5E.DAA30390doesn’t treat your illness – he treats you. And that’s the way medicine should be.”

Dr. Eisenberg aims to redefine patient-doctor communication, urging a strong relationship based on clear conversation by melding compassion and care with technology. He believes opening the doors of communication is the first step toward recovery. And at least 400 studies show the healing power of music is no placebo.

When he meets a new patient, he starts by interviewing them, scribbling frantically, then lets it marinate for a day or so. Later, as he will be going about his normal routine, he’ll suddenly get an idea and break out his guitar. From that point, he says, the song practically writes itself.

As for his inspiration, Dr. Eisenberg looked internally and thought back to a time he himself had been struggling with his health. To take his mind off of it, he entered a story-writing contest in which the winner would receive the prize of having a song written about them. This gave Dr. Eisenberg the epiphany to sing for his patients to lift their spirits when they were suffering and feeling lost.

In the sterile world of medicine where many doctors are criticized for focusing primarily on the disease, not the support patients need, says Hallmark, “It’s wonderful and refreshing because when you’re with him, you feel like you’re his only patient.”


Dr. Eisenberg received his B.A. in general arts and sciences at Pennsylvania State University. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was honored with the Dean Arthur M. and Belle B. Flack Memorial Award for the student most proficient in internal medicine.

After receiving his doctorate, he completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Hospital Consortium and was named chief intern. He was the first recipient of the Emanuel Fliegelman, D. Humanitarian Award for the doctor exhibiting highly compassionate care during residency.Dr. Eisenberg completed a fellowship at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Vincent T. Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Medical Oncology and Hematology, and spent a research year as a gastrointestinal oncology fellow. He served as an investigator in a variety of clinical trials focusing on novel therapies for GI malignancies. He has published articles on colon cancer and continues to lecture on a wide array of cancer-related topics. His special interests include breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and integrative oncology.

Dr. Eisenberg is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology and has offices in Poway, Escondido and Vista. He has been nominated for Best Bedside Manner at Tri-City Hospital.

Dr. Eisenberg is married and has three children. He enjoys playing basketball, traveling with his family and writing songs for people living with cancer through The Lyrical Life Foundation.

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Cherie Calbom The Juice Lady is Today’s Honoree

thejuiceladyCherie Calbom is a leading authority on juicing for health and detoxification. Known as The Juice Lady, TV chef, and celebrity nutritionist, she has helped in pioneering the fresh juice movement around the world. 

A graduate of Bastyr University with a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition, Cherie is author of 32 books including Sugar Knockout, The Anti-Inflammation Diet, The Juice Lady’s Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies(in English and Spanish), The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet, Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life, The Juice Lady’s Living Foods Revolution, The Complete Cancer Cleanse, and Juicing for Life (in Spanish and English). Cherie has helped thousands of people restore their health through her juicing and cleansing programs, sugar detox classes , and healthy eating plans.  She has worked as a nutritionist with George Foreman and Richard Simmons, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and in scores of magazine articles. Cherie offers a variety of on-line classes including 5 Day Juice FASSST, 10 Step Sugar Detox and 30-Day Detox Challenge.  She and her husband offer Health and Wellness Juice and Raw Foods Retreats throughout the year. You can read many success stories of people who healed their bodies with juicing and diet changes on her website under Testimonials.

Cherie’s books have been featured in four cover stories for Women’s World magazine and two in Charisma magazine. She has also had feature stories in USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, First for Women, Quick & Simple, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Newsweek, New Body, Fitness, McCall’s, Shape, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Oxygen, and Natural Health.

Cherie has appeared on Fox Morning News, Chicago Fox News (feature story), CNN, WCBS “Live From the Couch, Jordan Rubin’s “Living Beyond Organic” as the on-air chef, and three times on Dr. Mercola. She has also appeared in seven infomercials including the Juice Lady infomercial, the Juiceman Infomercials, and has co-hosted three George Foreman Grill infomercials with George and the Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine. Take a media tour with Cherie!

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Gospel Rhythm Music Ministries CEO Domonique Mitchell is Today’s Honoree

domoniquemitchellInspirational Music for the Soul is a series of youthful praise from inspirational artists coming together under one label and on one annually released album. The birth of Inspirational Music for the Soul was awaken by the amazing thought to mix worship and praise with a hint of persuasion, that is appealing to the heart and soul while pleasing the ear. This idea was created by C.E.O. of Gospel Rhythm Music Ministries, Domonique Mitchell.  

Inspirational Music for the Soul can be best described as pure worship, youthful praise and joyous salvation. Inspirational Music for the Soul is like nothing that you have ever been exposed to. Inspirational Music for the Soul will become a part of your everyday essential because Inspirational Music for the Soul will provide you with an out-of-this-world experience. There will be a series of volumes that will be released annually. For those of you are going through any type of hardship in your life or just need some great healing worship, this is the place to be. Listen to these albums to be inspired. Inspirational Music for the Soul will provide you with a variety of great vocal performances, acoustic rhythm, melodic songwriting, upbeat lyrics, chromatic harmonic structure and much more.

domoniquemitchell1For independent artist who are trying to move further in your careers and make a difference in the world, Inspirational Music for the Soul is your place. This is a great opportunity for artists to be a part of a worldwide platform. Artists will have the opportunity to work with other artists on the compilation to worshiping God.


Award Winning International Inspirational Gospel Artist CARLETT MARTIN her Ministry is for Abused women, Pryme Minister with “What Would Jesus Do”, and Exalt- We Gon Ride. Inspirational Music for the Soul can be best described as pure worship, youthful praise and joyous salvation.

There will be a series of volumes that will be released annually. For those of you are going through any type of hardship in your life or just need some great healing worship, this is the place to be.

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