THE BEAUTY OF POSITIVE THINKING: FINDING LOVE, PEACE, HEALTH AND PROSPERITY
Marian Osborne, Ed. D., MCAP, LCADC, CMHP, CCS
Dr. Marian Osborne, one of five children, was born on September 18, 1948, in Harlem New York. She married the Pastor Reginald Osborne on September 30, 1967, and is a mother of two daughters: Felicia and Yvette. Family is important to Dr. Osborne and it is evident as she proudly talks about her husband, daughters and three grandchildren.
At the age of 17, Dr. Osborne graduated from high school and had aspirations of becoming a teacher. It was through her early commitment to the church that enabled her to realize her dreams and accomplish a great deal more. She earned an academic scholarship from Jersey City State University where she was able to complete a BA degree in education. Her faith and knowing that she could accomplish what she set out to do enabled her to complete her MA degree in Urban Education. After several years working as an educator, Dr. Osborne decided to complete a rigorous doctorial program at Seton Hall University in May of 1999. It was there she graduated with honors.
A true professional in the academia world and an excellent role model for women are a few of the qualities describing her. She has served as a public school teacher, and an elementary school principal. Dr. Osborne, was the only African American to hold the title of County Supervisor of Child Study in New Jersey State Department of Education from 1992-1995. It was during her tenure at the State Department of Education that she coordinated all special education programs and services in Passaic County to ensure compliance with federal and state rules and regulations. Dr. Osborne is currently retired but works as a clinical consultant for Bethel Counseling Services. She has conducted motivational sessions for recovering addicts, provided clinical supervision/training for staff, and developed programs to assist those in recovery. She has received recognition from the City Council of Newark for her 25 years of service to recovering addicts of Newark New Jersey. Dr. Osborne book is entitled “Dr. O’s 10 Essential Ingredients for Success”.
Shawntrell Hudson Bio
I am Shawntrell Hudson, an author, entrepreneur and business owner. I am 33-years-old, and a proud mother of 5 beautiful children. I was born and raised in Miami, Fl.
Even as a child, I knew that owning my own business was a goal. At the ripe age of 28, I had acquired a tax firm, Shawntrell’s Tax Services Inc. From there, I took to the necessary steps to securing a full-service daycare center that I am, currently the founder and CEO of. Little Starz Academy LLC derived from my passion I carried for young children and early childhood education.
In addition, I am also the founder of Sister2Sister Empowers, an organization where I work with women who have been victims of domestic violence or any abuse for that matter. I was inspired to start this organization because I found myself trapped in a abusive relationship at a point in my life. It wasn’t easy to go through it and make it out, but I’m thankful I did. I'm aware that every women isn’t so lucky or as brave as I was, which was the reason I decided to tell my story.
Michelle Hollinger is the publisher of The Sisterhood, a vibrant, award-winning publication that celebrates sisterhood in all its multi-faceted splendor. The author of the book, The Sisterhood Exchange, Michelle hosted a radio show of the same name that she used as a platform to engage listeners regarding the sacredness of sisterhood. Her book, WORTHY, has been released and is getting rave reviews – the most common feedback, “I couldn’t put it down.” The book has been added to the fall curriculum of the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary and Michelle will teach a seven-week course based on WORTHY.
Michelle was the first female editor at The Miami Timesand served as associate editor and is now editor at the South Florida Times. She is also a columnist whose op-eds have appeared in the South Florida Times, Miami Herald, Wilmington Journal, The Miami Times, Florida Courierand Frost Illustrated. Previously, she served as a social worker, trainer and program director in the child welfare field. She is also prolific screenwriter/director has completed three feature length scripts, co-written two and has another short poised for production in 2018. Michelle is a proud graduate of Miami Jackson senior high and Florida State University; where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communication. She is the mother of three amazing people, Alexandra, Stephanie and Tyler and the grandmother of one awesome little girl, Naomi Michelle.