Online Success Journey Podcast Host Patience Nyesigire is Today’s Honoree

My personal journey began with my mother passing away when I was very young, leaving me as an orphan to be raised by my grandparents.

I understand your desire to succeed in business. I have had the heart of an entrepreneur since my youth, and when I was just a child I asked my grandmother for a patch of land to grow vegetables on. I worked the land myself, sweating, carrying fresh water from the river to my tiny patch of land. Selling eggplant to the public was a success, but it was short lived.

My grandmother became a guiding force in my life, and she urged me to leave my business dreams behind and move from our home in Uganda to England to further my studies and become a Registered Nurse. As a nurse I have worked in both the private sector and the National Health Service. I have had a wonderful career, but have always been nagged by my dream of having my own business

A few years ago I was invited to a free seminar in London, and the speakers there talked about making money online. I didn’t get the concept at the time, but the speakers were very good and I thought the figures were too good to be true.

I became more and more interested, attending other seminars and events, learning from many mentors and programs about this Online Business journey. One thing kept jumping out at me – if these mentors were so great, why did so many fail at building an online business?

I joined several programs, and developed an obsession about learning why some had great success and so many failed. What could the average person use to move from failure to success?

My passion is to find a success formula – or a variety of success formulas to enable people to live out their dreams and build a successful online business. To accomplish this, I am on a journey to interview successful entrepreneurs, discover the secrets to their success and share them with you.

You can expect to find great content here, from shiny nuggets of information to amazing, life-changing ideas that can help you build and grow your business faster than ever before!

Won’t you join me on this Online Success Journey?  You can always find my top posts here, and please reach out to me if I can help you along the way.

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Author Chris Dyson is Today’s Honoree

Chris Dyson has been a professional Goal tending Coach since 1988, conducting goal tending schools in three countries and coaching students from another 15. He has been a goaltender since he was 13, when, in his first league game, on a grade school team, his teammates had to push him out to the net because he was barely able skate, yet he was determined to play the game he loved.

But his story begins long before that faithful day in October 1976 when he was pushed out to the net for his first ever game, without even a practice…

Chris’ path has been anything but ordinary and had he viewed the world from a ‘normal’ perspective, it certainly would have taken a different path. You see, he was born with a congenital heart defect and at the young age of 7, he literally died many times over.

In fact he is written up in the medical journals of the world famous Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, for having nearly 100 cardiac arrests in one afternoon. Then, after a 4 hour ambulance ride from the Northern Ontario town of North Bay, to Toronto, where he had a pacemaker permanently implanted to keep him alive.

The following 10 years brought several more ‘incidents’ where pacemakers were broken, recalled (yes, recalled), or quit, resulting in more cardiac arrests. Yet by some miracle he survived, unaffected, deifying all odds, and even more incredibly doing so without any brain damage.

Despite these daunting circumstances, Chris had a desire to play hockey. He wanted to be a goalie. The time in and out of hospitals had kept him from learning to skate as well as all the other kids, yet he persevered.

Any medical practitioner will tell you, ONE cardiac arrest can cause brain damage and several in one day is pretty likely to leave you with some permanent damage. Yet doctors said there were absolutely no ill effects, no damage. We all hear that goalies are a little ‘off’ and there could be an argument that maybe this is why he was set on being a goaltender, despite the odds against it.

For nearly 35 years, Chris kept his condition a secret from almost eveyone. He wanted no special treatment or label, he simply wanted to play hockey and live his life as a normal person.

Now, he is sharing his story with others with the hope of inspiring children and adults to persevere and pursue their dreams. Chris tells other aspiring athletes recovering from life threatening situations; “If the goal is big enough and the will is strong enough, we can accomplish anything we set our mind to do, don’t let the fear stop you”.Mr. Dyson has now played literally thousands of hours in the net, mostly in adult competitive and rec leagues beginning at age 14 while most of his buddies were playing minor hockey, which would come 2 years after starting to play in a men’s leagues. He quickly learned that players are unforgiving and he needed to figure out how to be better.

He would regularly attend ‘open ice sessions for adults’ often skipping school to gain experience and make up for time lost. These shinny games often included many current and aspiring pro players, which made for an interesting introduction to the game for a newbie goalie at just 14 years of age. He studied the goaltenders and learned their movement, watched players and figured our how goals were scored.

He went on to create Puckstoppers Goaltending Services, now one of the worlds longest running goalie schools and goalie rental services, in 1988. As a ‘Puckstopper’s rental goalie’ for more than 20 years, Chris would often play 6 to 10 times a week at all levels of adult rec hockey, once playing 7 hours in one day at 6 different rinks in 3 different towns.

His love of the game was never in question and all the while he was working within the game, studying, learning his craft and gaining an understanding of how to be a better goaltender and teacher He quickly understood that the learning would never stop, that he also needed to better himself and moved on to attain coaching certifications and accreditation.

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Podcast Host Kaitlyn S. C. Hatch is Today’s Honoree

About the show

Everything is Workable is a podcast that explores the fundamental workability of life. Through personal reflections & interviews, Kaitlyn works to share the many paths we can take to be of benefit. She invites guests to share their practice & the tools that help them with whatever they may encounter in their life, be it Orisha, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian or something of their own making. 

Ideal Collaborator

An audio engineer with a passion for social engagement & 2 to 5 hours a month to work on show production. (It’s a bonus if you live in Vancouver, Canada but not a requirement.)

Perks for you

As it says above, this is currently an unpaid role, but as soon as there’s funding, early collaborators will be the first to see it.

I’m not gonna do that annoying ‘think of the exposure’ or ‘this will be good for your portfolio’. That’s for YOU to decide & not a selling point.

The perk I want to offer with this position is an opportunity for you to use your skills to be of benefit. If you’ve been lamenting how you can help contribute to making the world a bit kinder, this is an opportunity for that.

Of course you will be credited for your work in every episode you help produce, & I will totally sing your praises, offer myself up as a reference & treat you to dinner as often as I can.

About this project

Sonam Press is the seed of an idea for a customised, cooperative approach to book production & publishing. While working on the publication of Friends We Haven’t MetKaitlyn conceived of the idea of a co-operative publishing house that could work collaboratively with authors from editing to design to printing & distribution.

Sonam Press will also specialise in bringing marginalised voices out of the margins. This isn’t about tokenism, it’s about accurate representation & an honest reflection of the world in which live.

Ideal Collaborators

An editor with a great eye for detail & a desire to see intersectional main characters & skin tones that don’t sound like the description of a dessert menu. 

Someone with a background in or knowledge of Canadian corporate law looking to use these skills for social action. ​

Writers with completed manuscripts featuring characters that move away from tired tropes & challenge what we think it means to be a hero, an American or ‘average’. Essayists (bloggers) who write thought provoking pieces & have a growing body of work. Poets with pieces that inspire contemplation & self-reflection.  

Perks for you

While these are all currently unpaid roles, this project is intended to be for profit & with enough collaborators, will be something we can turn into an official co-operative.  Visit for more information.
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Success 101 Podcast Host Jarrod S. Warren is Today’s Honoree

Have you ever felt absolutely exhausted or unable to complete tasks? Do you feel completely drained from the busyness of life? This was me, and this is where The Success 101 Podcast began…

After running a full time financial planning practice for several years, coaching and developing other financial advisors, and still trying to find time for my wife and 3 kids at home, I hit an absolute wall of burnout and fatigue, both mentally and physically. I was no longer able to just “muscle it through” as life and business quickly came racing my way. I knew I wasn’t living up to my full potential and wanted a new direction toward living my best each day. I also began noticing that others in life and business, who once had a life of energy and zest for their professions and families, were also burning out at very young ages.

My goal for creating this podcast was centered on helping others find a way to live more optimal, through new concepts and ideas, and to prevent others from experiencing burnout, fatigue, and an unproductive mindset. My hope is that the strategies discussed on this podcast help you to live a life of maximum potential, and allow you to crush your personal and professional goals like never before.

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Seattle Improv Classes Founder Chad Elliot Founder is Today’s Honoree

My goal with Seattle Improv Classes is to:

  • Guarantee that anyone can feel comfortable, confident and creative  expressing their ideas — whether to one person or hundreds.
  • Make people’s lives happier, more fun and more fulfilling.
  • Create a warm, open, excited community of people who have fun learning together.

There are a number of things you’ll only get from Seattle Improv Classes:

  • A 100% guarantee on all classes. If you don’t feel got 10X what you paid for your class, then you can have your money back.
  • Personalization. That’s why all classes include one-on-one phone calls. I get to learn more about you, your goals and your challenges. In that coaching, we play fun games and you get feedback on what you personally can do to progress faster.
  • Advanced teaching and psychology. Many improv teachers have studied acting and nothing else. You’re classes with me will be influenced by roughly 500 hundreds hours of training in how to teach effectively. That training is used to make your learning simpler, easier and faster.
  • Purposeful selection. There are hundreds and hundreds of improv games. I’ve spent a great deal of time and effort to eliminate the clutter and only select the handful that are the most effective.In your classes at SIC, you’ll find all of the games meet a number of criteria: 1. They’re fun. 2. They have a clear purpose that contributes to the main goal of that class. 3. The skills it teaches are useful in life, not just on stage.
  • A warm, friendly, open atmosphere. I realize that most people come to these classes to break out of their comfort zone and overcome challenges. People are often nervous, anxious and yet hopeful. I bend over backward to ensure you feel safe and secure, so that you can expand beyond your former limitations.You’ll share an amazing experience with your classmates. That’s part of why you’ll get a bonus dinner as part of your class. It provides a fun, easy opportunity to connect and make new friends with wonderful people.

I realize that you’re probably not here to become an actor. You’re here for much more than that. If you’re like most people, you want to become more confident thinking on your feet. And, you want to be more creative, expressive and in the moment. You may view this as an opportunity to begin breaking through limitations, roadblocks and fears in other areas of your life. If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Plus, if you want to communicate more effectively, you’re in the right place. You’ll learn to tell engaging stories, become more dynamic and express yourself with greater charisma. You’ll gain strategies that will help you create a more positive impression in business and socially.​

If you have any questions, you can always ask. If you have any fears, you can always ask. If you are excited and want to know what to sign up for first, you can always ask!​

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Media Consultant Latonya Mechelle is Today’s Honoree


I am one that’s always smiling.  I am one who lives life to the fullest.  I am one who never meets a stranger.  I am one who gets high off of making others smile.  I am one that is all about energy and I strive daily to share mine with the world.  I am LOVE!! I Am LATONYA MECHELLE, the Owner of TYGEREYEZ 360…….

I am an Inspirational Speaker, trained by the Legendary, Les Brown, who uses my transparency and life experiences to motivate my audience.   I am a Life Coach who is far from traditional but as effective as they come.  I really love coaching kids but I do well with adults too. I am a Radio Personality who caters to spotlighting black men.  I am a Media Guru who has dedicated my life to creating entities that bring about positivity and empowerment to our everyday people. I don’t like what’s today’s media is presenting, so I’ve created my own positive media network.  Which is why it was so important for me to create the Dear Black Men Network where I do nothing but showcase positive black men worldwide.  My creative mind, love for people and my over 20 years of combined experience in the U.S. Air Force, Corporate World, Private Sector, Entertainment Industry allows me to be one of the most dedicated and precise Publicist that you will ever see.   I am

As a Consultant that also provides Public Relations and Back Office Support Services, I only work with clients who understand and operates in good ENERGY. Whether it’s my online magazine, newsletters, radio show or tv, our media is based on showcasing people who are making a difference in today’s society and who are living their dreams out loud.  We are about constantly having opportunities to increase change and empower self.

If you’re interested in working with me in any capacity, please feel free to reach out to me. I write about people,  places, and events.  So, if you believe that you, your event and/or place of business deserves to be showcased, contact me.  Please note, in all I do, I’m very honest and I do not sugar coat when it comes to my opinion and expertise.  So make sure you are ready No hard feelings,  this is strictly business.  Nothing personal.


TygerEyez 360 is your One Stop Shop for all your Media Needs. We are a dedicated, serious about their clients Public Relation Agent’s Dream.  From Corporate to Social, our team can provide your Photography, Interviews and Write Up needs.   We also have our own In-house Graphic/Web Site Designer and Social Media Guru.

We are the home of our online magazine, La’Red Magazine, the Dear Black Men Network, Dear Black Men with LaTonya MeChelle Radio Show, Dear Black Men Live Web-based Talk Show and In Love with LaTonya MeChelle Web-based Talk Show.

Everyone’s needs are different so we make sure we take the time to tailor each of our clients to their mission requirements.

If it’s to have us attend your event, have us create your marketing material, to be interviewed, to promote with us or some other project, contact us for your free One on One Consultation.

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The Prentice School Executive Director Alicia Maciel is Today’s Honoree

As Executive Director of The Prentice School, a private, nonprofit, nonpublic (NPS) academic school, which offers unparalleled learning experiences to bright students with learning differences, Alicia Maciel knows the importance of the role education plays in the communities and businesses. As a respected Harvard business graduate, she believes that people are a business’s strongest asset, which is one of the reasons she has been chosen to be honored by the National Hispanic Business Women Association with The NHBWA Woman of the Year Award for her commitment to community service and education.

NHBWA says the luncheon serves as a platform to recognize outstanding individuals for their professional achievements and their contributions to the community.

Maciel will receive this prestigious award at the association’s 17th Annual Women of the Year Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on May 25th.

“I feel so strongly about NHBWA’s mission to help support and promote Hispanic women-owned businesses and am honored to be a recipient of this award,” Maciel said. “Hispanic women-owned businesses have a very large impact to the overall economy. In fact, they are the fastest growing subset of women-owned businesses in the U.S. employing 550,400 US workers in 2016. Before becoming executive director, I had my own business and as a Hispanic businesswoman myself I know the challenges of starting your own business. Mentorship, education and community support are an important aspect of helping people succeed.”

The 2016 State of Women-Owned Business Report reports that Hispanic women-owned businesses lead the way among ethnic businesswomen by starting over 1.9 million businesses that generated over $97 billion in revenue for 2016.

Maciel was nominated for this honor by The Prentice School board member and Wells Fargo SVP of National Diverse Segments Director Patty Juarez because of “the leadership she has shown as The Prentice School’s executive director and the numerous positive changes she has made at the school.”

“I am so happy to see Alicia honored,” Juarez added. “She is a committed, effective leader with incredible leadership abilities. I’m amazed at the work she does every day.”

“For the future of business to succeed, you need the right people to do the job which is why education and community are so important together. If you don’t have the right people, you can’t have a successful business. Education shapes and creates the path for people’s future, making sure our community and business communities are strong,” Maciel added. “Hispanic women in business can give you 97 billion reasons why that matters.”

To that point, the NHBWA awards educational scholarships to students pursuing a college education in an effort to develop the next generation of leaders. The awards ceremony is attended by over 200 community leaders, corporate representatives, business owners and students.

As the executive director of The Prentice School, which has transformed the lives of thousands of students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, and visual processing and executive function disorders, Maciel has dedicated herself to leading and challenging new ways for an educated and prosperous future for all of her students, despite any challenges. She is completely aligned with NHBWA’s mission to encourage women to develop their business and professional goals through education and mutual support.

Parents and donors, as well as educational and healthcare professionals, interested in learning more about Alicia Maciel and The Prentice School should visit for additional information.


Founded in 1986, The Prentice School is a private, nonprofit academic school located in North Tustin, California and is a certified nonpublic school (NPS) through the California Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Prentice approach is designed to engage students on three learning pathways, including auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Using evidence-based curriculum and instructional methodologies, a structured literacy approach, multi-sensory instructional strategies, and ongoing progress monitoring, The Prentice School offers an unparalleled learning experience to students with learning differences who possess average-to-high intelligence, whose needs have not been met in a more traditional classroom setting.

You can learn more about The Prentice School at or call (714) 244.4600

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