Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ashley Lawal Talks Holiday Guide on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world."  Throughout 2015, listeners have heard from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also heard from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities, educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others and from activists who keep the community engaged and empowered.

On Small Business Saturday, November 28, 21015, tune in to hear founder Ashley Lawal of Urbannite discuss the importance of supporting local small businesses not just on Small Business Saturday but throughout the year. Hear how Urbannite has used its online platform to bring traffic to businesses' websites and store fronts. Listen to her share her about her latest venture since her last visit to Living Your Best Life's studios and what are the plans for next year's big homecoming guide.

Genma and Ashley having fun at WENO.

Ashley and I will also discuss the benefits of partnering with other brands to increase awareness of your goods and services.  And why doing good in the community by volunteering is an awesome way to make others learn more about your company while putting your mark on helping others.

Tune in for a fun show that will help guide you through the maze of holiday shopping while supporting local small businesses.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More About Small Business Saturday


First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday.  And on November 27, 2010, the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.

More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.


More About Urbaanite's Ashley Lawal

Urbaanite was founded by Ashley Lawal, born in Nashville and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Home is definitely where the heart is and moving back to Nashville after graduating from Northern Illinois University was one of the best things she considers she could have done.  She is a Christian, wife, daughter to the best Mom ever and foodie, with a huge love for family & close circle of friends. She is a marketer by day and unofficial chef by night, trying out the latest recipes she seeks out on her favorite blogs.

Her love of all things entrepreneurial started when she launched her first business in 2009, iHospitality, an eco-friendly packaging company in the city. On Urbaanite she states, "I am so excited to now have the opportunity to share and connect with other like-minded folks in the community that make up our culture here in Nashville."



Saturday, November 14, 2015

Artist to Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Popes on Living Your Best Life with Genma Homes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and volunteers who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations, leaders, and volunteers  embody, "Be the change you want to see in the world."


On Saturday, November 14, 2015, tune in to hear the artist to Presidents, Prime Ministers, and three Popes, Igor V. Babailov. Igor V. Babailov, Hon RAA, world-renowned portrait and figurative artist, Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757), scholar and spokesperson for the traditional school of art, was born on February 9, 1965 in  the town of Glazov, Udmurt Republic of Russia, into a family of academia. Listen to him share about being selected out of thousands of applicants for one opening at the Moscow Secondary School of Fine Arts later renamed The Moscow State Academic Art Lyceum under the Russian Academy of Arts.

His selection into this prestigious  school was a stepping stone to a lustrous career that has allowed him to paint official portraits of world leaders and teach master classes at some of the most highly regarded institutions of higher education around the globe. 

Mr. Babailov will also share about his meetings with Pope Benedict XVI (Vatican, Rome), Pope St. John Paul II (Vatican, Castelgandolfo) and the unveiling of Pope Francis (Vatican, Rome) portrait when the Pope visited the United States. For those who would love the opportunity of a lifetime to have one of his sketches or portraits to add to their family treasures, tune in to hear how you can own one of his masterpieces that will help benefit a fundraiser with the Brentwood Woman's Club on December 1, 2015.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More About Igor V. Babailov 


 Igor V. Babailov, Hon RAA, world-renowned portrait and figurative artist, Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757), scholar and spokesperson for the traditional school of art, was born on February 9, 1965 in  the town of Glazov, Udmurt Republic of Russia, into a family of academia. His father, Valery Babailov, was a portrait and landscape painter, he taught art in a preparatory art school. He was also poet and composer. Igor's mother, Rosa Kudasheva Babailova, was an acclaimed and award-winning teacher of biology & chemistry. In the family of cultured and academic intelligentsia, Igor and his brother Vladislav, grew up in an environment of ethics and inspired creativity.

 Igor V. Babailov is one of the most sought after portrait artists of the historic academic tradition. Deemed Living Master by the Art Renewal Center and recipient of national and international awards and honors, his paintings of world leaders, celebrities and distinguished individuals are in official public, private, corporate and museum collections, including those of: 

 President George W. Bush (Bush Presidential Library), former First Lady Hillary R. Clinton (Clinton Presidential Library); Supreme Court Justice, The Hon. Joseph P. Sullivan, (Supreme Court, New York); General David H. Petraeus - United States Army Commander and CIA Director (West Point Museum), historic new portrait of George Washington (George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum); Pope Benedict XVI (Vatican, Rome), Pope St. John Paul II (Vatican, Castelgandolfo); Nelson Mandela (Presidential Collection, SA); HRH Prince Andrew (Buckingham Palace); Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York, (Giuliani Partners, NYC); Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill (Moscow Patriarchate); President Vladimir Putin of  Russia (The Kremlin); Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, (Parliament Hill, Canada); Gov. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; Senator Michael Pitfield; TV personality Regis Philbin; actor James Gandolfini; Isadore Sharp, Founder & CEO (Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts); Dr. Wayne Streilein (Harvard University); pianist Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis, (daughter of film star Gary Cooper); Ted Lazenby (The Board, Kennedy Center, by Presidential Appointment);  hockey legends Bobby Hull and Vladislav Tretiak, American football stars Boomer Esiason and Tiki Barber; Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, world-renowned Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa (Steven Spielberg’s Starlight Starbright Foundation, Japan) and many others.