My Faith Shaken; Life Changed

Recently, my faith was tested. My sister had an aneurysm burst in her brain, which required an 8-hour operation. The doctor forecasted a 1 in 3 chance of survival. Thankfully, after 22 days in the ICU she was released from the hospital. Feeling better now, she is recovering at home.

I’ll never forget Saturday, October 5 at 4:45 p.m. I was sitting at home working on a presentation for my client, healthcare giant Cigna, while anticipating a relaxed evening at a jazz concert. My father called, looking for my mother. When I told him she wasn’t at my home, in his usual calm voice he said, “Thaddeus (my sister’s husband) took Wanda to the hospital. They think an aneurysm burst in her brain.”

With tears running uncontrollably down my face, I headed to the hospital in disbelief. This unexpected turn of events changed my perspective on life. I now know what it feels like to notice you have a crack in your foundation – your faith.

We needed a miracle. And, to be honest, I was fearful that we would not get one. I needed a reference point. I looked to my grandmother’s life. She was given up on by doctors five times, yet lived to be 91 years old. After that, although I remained prayerful, I was good.

This lesson on volatility created a sense of urgency in me to help as many people as I can. That’s why, although I’ll continue to do live presentations, I’m taking my message to the Internet via webinars, teleseminars and live hangouts, and I suspect I will continue to find unconventional ways to teach, learn and grow from and with you. I hope you’re in!

Some time ago I sent out a 5-question survey. I wanted to know how you perceived our relationship, and what your most pressing concerns were. According to current results, the top 3 topics you wanted to learn more about were entrepreneurship, spiritual growth and self-confidence. Regardless of what we talk about, it will be from a spiritual perspective. Therefore, since entrepreneurship is a hot button for you, I’m going to start with a webinar on my area of expertise – image/branding.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, employee, community activist or government official, or have dreams of being something that you are not right now, branding is crucial for your success.

I am poised to launch my first webinar, How to Create a Buzz: Grow Your Life and Business, on Thursday, December 12 at 12 noon. This webinar IS for YOU if you want to understand:

· Why you didn’t get the promotion or contract you expected
· How to stand out in a crowd
· What makes you likable.

Register Now!

There Is More,

Your Breakthrough

Recently, I was with 150 women who were sentence to do time in a correctional institution. The message: Hatching Out of Your Shell: Victim No More! We laughed, cried and awaken to a greater awareness together. And, thanks to the leadership and wisdom of the warden, There Is More Inside is now their feature read. Isn’t that a blessing!

That assignment taught me that nothing separates us. We are all on the same path. And, at our core, we all want the same thing. That’s why I’m glad you are still with me and the Awaken Your Spiritual Senses process. We often start out with good intentions, but life causes us to abandon the very things that will help us save time, decrease the number of missteps and improve our lives.

This recording reiterates what we’ve talked about in the last 5 recordings. It’s a lot to cover. So hang onto your seat, I talk fast to get it all in. I hope you enjoy. Listen to your audio now.

Awaken Your Spiritual Senses Day 6

Don’t forget, if you want to identify your life purpose, successfully deal with workplace manipulative tactics and politics, and breakthrough the mental, emotional and spiritual chaos and clutter, then download Behind the Brand. For under $5.00 you will gain the wisdom of the principles needed to breakthrough and move beyond some of life’s most difficult barriers. I share what took me years to learn. Accelerate your growth now!


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S. Renee
CEO – Author | Speaker | Branding & Life Coach | Image & Public Relations Consultant
There Is More Inside®

Help! Beyond the Storm

In a few weeks, I’m headed to speak at Sisters in Success: A Conference For and About Women. I will share the platform with our Governor’s wife (Carla Markell) and other dignitaries throughout the state. The sisters in success: ARE in PRISON! I consider this opportunity to share my message and book, There Is More Inside with 150 women who didn’t properly handle their storms–a gift.

The truth is, we don’t always properly handle our storms well either. The reason: they don’t make sense to us and therefore, we don’t know how to respond to them. In this audio, I share what’s happening during the storms in our lives and what to do to calm the waters. Download your audio for “Awaken Your Spiritual Senses” below.

Awaken Your Spiritual Senses #4

I also encourage you to consider this: life can and WILL become uncertain at times. Sometimes down right confusing. It is never our intention to give up on our dreams–but it gets hard and giving up just seems to release all the pressure. In the long run, giving up never feels good.

If you want to breakthrough the mental, emotional and spiritual chaos and clutter, then Behind the Brand will give you the spiritual insights you need to not only break-through, but to move beyond your place of stuck!

The truth is that I was raised in the church and because of what I saw and heard, it made me more confused than spiritually aware. So I decided to seek my own truth. And, in doing so I opened up to new ways of thinking and behaving that has led me to where I am today. In this 1-hour interview, I share how I broke free from religious prison.

Stay tuned for the next audio in the Awaken Your Spiritual Senses series. And, don’t forget to Get Your Audio Download of Behind the Brand. See you soon.


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S. Renee
CEO – Author | Speaker | Branding & Life Coach | Image & Public Relations Consultant
There Is More Inside®

Do the Work!

I bet you connected with the last message–we catch the vision early, but it takes years to execute it. A part of the reason it takes so long is because we are trapped in time. We are still sporting behaviors and entertaining thoughts that we’ve had during our teenage and young adult years. One of the elements of success is to do the work. I’m not saying get stuck trying to clear everything that happened in the past, but, most certainly it helps to acknowledge, accept, learn, forgive and move on. Unfortunately, sometimes we think we’ve moved on and really haven’t.

Don’t feel bad, though. We’ve all been there. And, we all have to do the work to move beyond that familiar place. In this audio, I share the importance of doing the work. And, I share a specific exercise to assist you on your journey. Download your audio for “Awaken Your Spiritual Senses” now.

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S. Renee
CEO – Author | Speaker | Branding & Life Coach | Image & Public Relations Consultant
There Is More Inside®


Can you feel the acceleration of growth and opportunity around you? Like you, I’ve been committed to staying awake and observing the awesomeness of God’s wonder. In doing so, I’m excited to share that I have entered into my first business partnership.

BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar firm whose CEO is season four winner of The Apprentice, Dr. Randall Pinkett and I have agreed to a business partnership that will support my efforts to expand and take on larger contracts. As a part of the agreement, I’ll maintain my brand so you can expect to continue to hear my voice. What’s most awesome about our relationship is that we share the same values!

Pictured below is Randall and I in Minnesota. We spoke on the same platform.

S. Renee & Dr. Randal Pinkett

This would have never happened had I not Awaken My Spiritual Senses. I don’t know about you, but are times when I’m driving from one place to another and when I get to my destination I don’t remember all the beautiful buildings, landscapes, homes and people I’ve passed along the way.

And, then there are times, when God offers me the precious gift of learning and discovering more about myself and others and–I MISS IT! I miss the opportunity to show someone “THE WAY.” I don’t know about you, but nothing troubles me more then when that happens. That’s why I recorded “Awaken Your Spiritual Senses.” Like you, I don’t want to miss my calling, lessons or any opportunities to grow, learn and serve the people on the planet.

If there are times that you are missing it, then this audio series will definitely help you.

I realize you’re busy, but I encourage to you take time for yourself and your growth. Actually, you’ll save time. In just a few minutes you can listen to these powerful recordings that will help you. The stories, information and questions will awaken your spiritual senses. Download your first audio.

Awaken Your Spiritual Senses

If you love it and why wouldn’t you since self-development is an important part of your life, share it with your friends. It’s FREE! Plant this seed in someone’s life.

And keep an eye open for the next audio download.

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S. Renee
CEO – Author | Speaker | Branding & Life Coach | Image & Public Relations Consultant
There Is More Inside®

Why Am I Being Tested?

“I remember wondering how it got to this point. I was a student of developing and maintaining a positive self-image. I taught others how to develop and maintain theirs. What happened? I was numb. I couldn’t feel myself anymore. I was deaf to my own voice. All I could hear were the people in my personal and professional life whose actions were saying, “You’re not good enough.” I was now a student of my own teaching.” This is an excerpt from There Is More Inside

It was Spring 2000. I don’t know if I was struggling or being strangled. Regardless, I was suffering. What I now realize is that my stamina and beliefs about myself, God and the world around me were being tested.

Finding the courageous and confidence to own your space and smoothly transition from one phase of life to another is what I teach today, but first I had to be taught. Briefly, here’s the story. You can read the entire story in my first book, There Is More Inside.

I was facing two painful rejections. My former fiancé asked me to marry him and four months later walked out of my life. Then, I was fired from my job.

Prior to getting engaged, I firmly stated that we would not set a date until we went to marriage counseling. After starting our sessions, he and I had an argument about going to counseling. He told me he had been hoodwinked into going to counseling. Realizing our deep differences, I said: Well, we won’t be getting married.

In less than 30 days after that dramatic episode, I was fired from my job. I was being bullied by my supervisor—humiliated in front of my staff, described as a premadonna, and told I couldn’t write. After seeking help from the director of human resources and the university president, I was granted medical leave due to the tremendous amount of stress that they knew I was experiencing. The stress affected my health. I went to the doctor who diagnosed me as being depressed. He prescribed an antidepressant. Yes, I felt like my life was crumbling out of control, but everything about my life up to this point told me that God had prepared me for this personal and professional challenge.

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Why Do I Keep Failing?

Recently, I was at a business event. There were about 50 people in the room. Arriving 30 minutes late, she walked in the room. Momentarily catching everyone’s attention, I thought: Wow! sharp sister. Directing my attention back to the front of the room, there was a panel of experts answering questions about the present and future of organizational leadership and employee development.

After the event was over, I made a b-line to the front. I knew exactly who I wanted to meet. On my way, I ran into her–the sharp sister. I extend my right arm to shake her hand. I said, Hello, my name is S. Renee. With a beautiful broad smile she said, Hello, my name is …. I asked: What brings you here today? With a burst of energy she said, I provide tax services. If you’re in need of a tax advisor, I’m the one you are looking for. Excitedly, I said, oh, do you have a card? Simultaneously saying No, while looking in her purse she goes on a search for a business card she knew she didn’t have while chattering about Lord only knows–you know the type.

Not wanting to dismiss her, although she had dismissed herself by the floundering and senseless chatter, I patiently waited for her to stop hunting in her oversized purse for a non-existing business card. Giving her a way out I said: “Here, please take my card and forward me your contact information.” Taking a deep breath, I could hear her sigh of relief.

Like many of us, we still believe that we can fake it until we make it. Not so, not in the 21st century when we have lived in an age of reality talk shows and television programming. We are too smart to fool one another. Watch this video below to avoid being like this sister and discover the first spiritual step to building a personal brand.

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Are You Ready?

Now that the shift has happened and we are being awakened to the greater purpose for which we’ve been sent to planet earth, we have to prepare ourselves for this new way of thinking and operating. We’re being called to open our hearts to each other and instead of selfishly working for our own good, God is challenging us to work according to His plan for the universe.

It’s easy to nod our heads in acceptance to the call. However, the work comes in removing our protective barriers and opening our hearts while aligning our behaviors so that Spirit, without resistance or judgment, can flow through us.

I don’t know about you, but I have to confess that it’s been a challenge to crystalize the vision and a little overwhelming to get a grip on how to successfully fulfill my assignments. Oprah asks, “What do you know for sure?” What I now know for sure is that I’ll never have all the answers. But, I do have access to the answer for each moment that I’m given. And–that’s enough for me.

Here’s why. There are Angelic forces that work on your and my behalf. While we’re thinking, pondering and sending our requests to God, the Angels are moving and prompting the people who are appointed to help us complete our tasks. What I’m noticing is that often, people will find and reach out to us and we then become witnesses of own life. I’m in awe of God’s divine system.

Recently, I’ve had three such breathtaking moments when the call came with no effort on my part, but to stay in my lane and do the work I’ve been asked to do.

Woman w/ Sign

  • I received an email for an interview from Urbanette Magazine Reporter Vanessa Ness. Urbanette is the longest running women’s online magazine. Here’s a sample of her thought-provoking questions.

Urbanette: Does gender play a role in one’s tendency to build inspiration through group dynamics?

S. Renee: …Inspiration is arousing someone to act on something. It’s often used as a spiritual term to denote in spirit, which means that through Spirit one is caused to act. There is a good spirit and a bad spirit…Read more

If the interview speaks to you, please leave a comment, “Like” it, email, tweet, etc. Your response is necessary to continue to help raise the spiritual consciousness of all people in various industries.

  • Ola Jackson, Founder and CEO, OWN: Onyx Woman Network requested that I join two other dynamic women to discuss Life as an Entrepreneur. Click the title to listen to the 30-minute interview. If you’re thinking about starting a business, the challenges you hear during this interview may scare you, but the stories are real. If you have a business, listen to avoid devastating pitfalls and to be inspired by how you can overcome them.
I hope you’re encouraged to continue the journey. At times, it feels like a mammoth of a task, but it’s our duty to prepare daily for our charge. I’m in prayerful support of your divine desires. Continue to hold on to truth–there is more.

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What If…?


What If...?

You’ll find me on page 29 -
Notes on Business” 

What if today was your final day on planet earth? You are scheduled to die, transition, crossover, or pass. Whatever you call it–what if?

I recently returned from Alabama, where I travelled to celebrate the life and legacy of a dear friend of 12 years, Coach Benjamin Blacknall. His unexpected transition from here to there has awaken me to a deeper awareness–daily, we sketch the contemplations that others will have of us when we’re gone. Death doesn’t change how we lived.

That’s why I’m grateful for Ben and for you. I know our divine calling is to plant seeds of justice, love and truth while being teachers to one another. Since God is in all things, it’s our responsibility to be the God experience that others are looking for.

That’s why I’m grateful to our innercircle friend (my nephew) Jakeem Smith for helping to expand my message to a national audience. He nabbed an interview opportunity with Sheen Magazine, which is in stores now. Will you help me to support the media outlets that support my message by picking up a copy at any Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart or bookstore near you?

I appreciate your support.

Stay tuned, There Is More,
S. Renee