Saturday, September 13, 2014

Xernona Clayton, General Consul Randy E. Rolle, and West Point on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life as we celebrate the lives of men and women of our military. We will hear from active duty and veterans who will share personal stories and highlights from their military careers and the next chapter in their lives. All have roles that made them the "first" in many endeavors throughout their lives and in the military. We will hear about their many acts of courage and sacrifice that embody servant leadership that will empower, inspire, and motivate listeners.

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, hear from three individuals who are leaders from various sectors like philanthropy, government, and our military.

Founder of Trumpet Awards, Xernona Clayton
We will hear from the legendary Civil Rights and trailblazer, Xernona Clayton. Listen to her share stories from chapters of her life that have captivated our country for several decades. From Civil Rights to adviser to Ted Turner to Founder of the Trumpet, Ms. Clayton has Been Marching All The Time.
General Consul to Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle
Ms. Clayton inducted the Prime Minster of the Bahamas, The Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie, into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in January 2014 during the 22nd Trumpet Awards. Shortly after meeting Prime Minister Christie in Atlanta, the idea to bring the military families to the Bahamas was birthed. Hear more about the Islands of the Bahamas from The Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, The Honorable Randy E. Rolle. Listen to him share about his leadership, mentoring youth, and helping bring the message of a peaceful nation to our airwaves.


And lastly,  we will hear from Captain Bryant L. Waston of West Point. Hear him give the history of the 200 year on military academy founded by President Thomas Jefferson. Listen to Captain Waston share how West Point has molded leaders of our country for two centuries and why he chose to attend West Point. Listen to his passion for leading as he shares how West Point prepared him to help seek out the next generation of leaders for West Point and our country.

As Living Your Best Life Radio embarks on an adventure of a lifetime, sponsoring a wedding for one lucky military couple to be married in the Bahamas, stay tuned for weekly updates and more great interviews from leaders who have globe influence. Living Your Best Life Radio is heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, the Inspirational Network, military bases, Tune In, and streamed live at Ustream.TV from 9-10AM CST.


More About Xernona Clayton

Xernona Clayton at her 84th Birthday Party in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and Creator and Executive Producer of the Foundation’s Trumpet Awards.  The Trumpet Awards is a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments and contributions.  Initiated in 1993 by Turner Broadcasting, the Trumpet Awards has been televised annually and distributed internationally to over 185 countries around the world.

Ms. Clayton began her television career in 1967 and became the south’s first Black person to have her own television show.  The Xernona Clayton show was a regular feature on WAGA-TV, CBS affiliate in Atlanta.

Xernona Clayton was employed at Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years where she served as a corporate executive.  In 1988, Xernona Clayton was appointed Corporate Vice President for Urban Affairs with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.  In this capacity, she directed internal and external projects for the Corporation, and served as liaison between Turner Broadcasting (TBS SuperStation, CNN, Headline News, TNT, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks) and civic groups in Atlanta and across the country.  As a corporate executive, Ms. Clayton was one of the highest-ranking female employees in Turner Broadcasting System.

Xernona moved to Atlanta in 1965 where she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked closely with the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Ms. Clayton also traveled extensively with Mrs. Coretta Scott King on her nationwide concert tours.

More About the Islands of the Bahamas





The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis featuring 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays and boasts the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. You can see your toes as easily as you can the world’s third largest barrier reef.


We invite you to explore all of our islands. One step and you’ll realize our beauty extends far beyond our extraordinary natural wonders. It’s the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people. The unique sounds of our rich culture. The warm hospitality of our heritage and our colorful history.

More About Captain Bryant L. Waston
 
Captain Bryant L. Waston

CPT Bryant L. Watson graduated in 2010 from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry.  At West Point, he double majored in Economics and Arabic. His most memorable experiences were studying abroad in Morocco , solo piloting a helicopter, and spending weekends with fellow cades in New York City. After graduation, he joined the 172nd Infantry Brigade in Grafenwoehr, Germany and deployed with them to Paktika Province, Afghanistan. There, he led an Infantry Platoon and partnered with local Afghan forces to interdict enemy movement. Returning to Germany, he helped deactivate the 172nd as both a platoon leader and adjutant to the Battalion Commander. CPT Bryant Watson joins the admissions team by way of Fort Stewart, Georgia where he last served as an executive officer. He and his wife, Anna, have one-year old daughter, Eleanor.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Genma Holmes To Speak at Inaugural Art Camp Nashville

I am super honored to share how to help passionate volunteers find their purpose with non-profits. Music City is filled with many hearts who want to serve with their time and talents to help meet the needs of the community and individuals.


With the Middle Tennessee Region being one of the most philanthropic areas of the country, many non-profits look for ways to attract and keep engaged volunteers. Creative volunteers who are servant leaders are often looking for a purpose and do not want to be a "body for a day".

So how do we match non profits' needs with the gifts and talents of strong volunteers? Join me at the Inaugural Art Camp Nashville to hear me share from my treasure chest of ideas that worked and did not work for me as a volunteer. Also hear what I look for in a cause or non-profit to donate too and the various ways I have raised funds for several organizations.

This is going to be a "different" session but very special. I hope to see you. My session is from 2:15-3:20 at Nossi College of Art.

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Bahamas' Director of Religious Tourism on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Update: Audio can be heard is here.
Join Living Your Best Life as we celebrate the lives of men and women of our military. We will hear from active duty and veterans who will share personal stories and highlights from their military careers and the next chapter in their lives. All have roles that made them the "first" in many endeavors throughout their lives and in the military. We will hear about their many acts of courage and sacrifice that embody servant leadership that will empower, inspire, and motivate listeners.
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, tune in to hear from the Director of Religious Tourism for the Bahamas, Mr. Dwight Armbrister. Listen to Mr. Armbrister describe vividly the beauty of The Bahamas, and why so many military families seek respite in a "peaceful nation" after their service to our country.


Hear how 400,00 Bahamians have made their country a land where solitude and adventure go hand in hand. Mr. Armbrister will share why even Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, sought the Bahamas as a place for inspiration and motivation. Mr. Armbrister will discuss why he believes "the Bahamas is where God is".

Mr. Armbrister will talk sports for football lovers who want tropical sun with their tailgating. Hear the latest on the Inaugural HBCU game in the Bahamas between Central State University and Texas Southern University on September 13, 2014 and an upcoming Gospel Celebration with Tye Tribbett.


Mr. Armbrister will also share why having a destination wedding in the Bahamas is the only place you should want to have a wedding and why Living Your Best Life Radio will have the "full weight of the Bahamas Government" behind our surprise announcement for a lucky listener and their immediate family. Hear Genma Holmes share about an inspiring conversation at the 2014 Trumpet Awards with the Bahamas' Prime Minister, The Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie, and the First Lady of the Bahamas, lead to this wonderful partnership with the Islands of the Bahamas and her outreach to military families who listen to Living Your Best Life Radio. You do not want to miss the big reveal!


This show promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST life while you pack your bags for The Islands Of the Bahamas...where "God lives."

Living Your Best Life Radio is heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, the Inspirational Network, military bases, Tune In, and streamed live at Ustream.TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About The Bahamas


When your home resembles paradise, it’s pretty easy to see why so many Bahamians have a laid-back attitude. In general, we like to say, let’s worry about the bad things tomorrow. So today, we embrace life with a warm smile. We are a humble people who love to celebrate. Weddings and funerals are both important social events here. It is an opportunity to celebrate the new life starting and the life lived. Bahamians take great pride in our storied past.

The majority of Bahamians live on New Providence Island, home of our capital city, Nassau. Here, you will find most are of West African descent whose ancestors were enslaved and brought here to work on cotton plantations. The majority of our other residents are descendants of English settlers. Some are even related to Loyalists who fled the southern U.S. during the American Revolution.

When Britain abolished slavery in 1834, life here on our islands changed dramatically. Plantation life ended and locals tried their hand at sponging, fishing or farming. Our lack of fertile cropland led our people to become a nation of seafarers. More info about the beautiful Islands of the Bahamas can be found here.

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Special thanks to Consul General, The Honorable Randy E. Rolle, and Denise Hales Harrod for their facilitation to make this show possible. 

Photos Credit: Bahamas Department of Tourism