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DeLores Pressley  

Teaching Self Empowerment

DeLores Pressley is the Founder and Principal of BornSuccessful. She brings an impressive blend of personal and professional experience to her presentations that allow her to connect with her audience, inspiring and energizing them to take their confidence and success to the next level.

Having spent 27 years teaching elementary school students, DeLores knows a thing or two about inspiring others to achieve their potential. During her teaching tenure, she also founded a successful modeling agency for plus-sized women. The experience helped her find the confidence she needed to succeed and served as a foundational experience for BornSuccessful.

DeLores' Achievements include:

Appearances on every major TV network: ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, including America’s top shows OPRAH and Entertainment Tonight

Profiled and/or quoted in national publications; Glamour, New York Daily News, Ebony, Chicago Tribune, First for Women, Chicago Sun Times, Essence and People

Speaking to more than 100,000 people in over 40 major cities

Presenting for such organizations as Procter and Gamble, First Energy, American Business Woman's Association (ABWA), eWomen Network, Farm Bureau Insurance, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Roche Pharmaceuticals

Author of Clean out the Closets of Your Life and Believe in the Power of You

President of Dimensions Plus Model Agency, representing over 100 models and placing them with companies such as Nordstrom, Lane Bryant, Just My Size, Dillard’s and Liz Claiborne

Founder of the Plus USA Woman Beauty Pageant and Convention, providing an opportunity for hundreds of women to achieve dreams. This event was produced for 16 years in Cleveland, Washington, DC and Chicago

Recipient of many honors, including Top Twenty Business Owners by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) & Key Bank Corporation, Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Akron (where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree), and ATHENA Finalist sponsored by Inside Business Magazine

Vice-President on the Board of ABCD, Inc. (a non profit transportation and housing development)

Opening Doors to Discover a Better, More Powerful [Leader in] You

The Power of an UP Woman!

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Opening Doors to Discover a Better, More Powerful [Leader in] You

Before you can effectively lead others it’s important to understand who you are as a person. It’s important to act and to be confident in all that you do. A strong feeling of confidence in yourself and your abilities will allow you to naturally motivate and inspire the best in those around you.

Based on her book, Clean Out The Closets of Your Life, DeLores Pressley will take you way beyond the short-lived motivation. On a quick journey of self-discovery you’ll learn how to uncover obstacles and open doors you’ve closed in your life to put you on target to not only be a better leader, but a better more powerful YOU—for life, not just a few days after the program is over.

Spend a fun, inspirational and thought provoking time with yourself while learning to:

  • Identify your career and life dreams

  • Clean up your thoughts

  • Identify where you’re out of balance

  • Figure out where you’re time goes

  • Create a plan for professional development

  • Keys to effective goal setting for career and life

  • Get to know yourself

  • Boldly embrace your journey as you work towards being a great leader

The Power of an UP Woman!

Even the most timid of women have a power deep inside that’s ready to surface at any moment. Tapping in to your own personal power can be an experience you’ve never imagined.

In this energetic and fun program, DeLores Pressley will share the key characteristics of an UP—Undeniably Powerful—Woman. An UP Woman is ready to lead in her community, her professional, and her personal life. With confidence and grace you will learn to:

  • Believe in the power of YOU without being overbearing

  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive world

  • Develop a personal presence that’s sure to get you noticed

  • Lead and inspire others without them even knowing it

  • Learn where to connect, engage, and develop powerful relationships

As an UP Woman you will:

Stand UP – for what you believe in

Show UP – early (or at least on time!)

Step UP – to be a team player

Speak UP – to be heard

Fill UP – by continually learning

Fire UP – by being a motivating and inspiring leader

Connect UP – to create meaningful relationships and leverage opportunities

Believe in the Power of You: Leveraging Your Personal Strengths

Everyone has strengths. no matter what, you bring value to the table. harness your inner power and discover how to empower y ourself and others for career and personal fulfillment. A leader lives in everyone and knowledge of that will create opportunities. Learn how to stretch your comfort zone, tap into what you love to do and benefit from it. Spend a fun, inspirational and thought provoking time with yourself while learning to:

  • Clarify your personal strengths and opportunities

  • Set realistic and achievable career and life goals

  • Achieve work-life balance

  • Take responsibility for your own development

  • Stretch your comfort zone

  • Cultivate new business opportunities

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