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- BKR Consulting Launches Transformational Donation Campaign for Wings for Success
Philadelphia, PA | Feb 01, 2018 – Brenda K. Reynolds, founder of BKR Consulting, will be launching a giving campaign to donate 500 “Now What?” Transformation™ Clarity Card Decks to Wings for Success, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting women in need who are in pursuit of employment and economic security. “In efforts to inspire and inform women who are experiencing a major adjustment as they transition into the workplace, our goal is to contribute 500 decks of this brand-new product to this cause” states Reynolds, seeking an outreach approach to meet her goal. “Teaming up with Wings for Success is a perfect collaboration to help support women navigating a major change in their lives.” A complimentary deck of cards will be contributed to Wings for Success and its clients with every deck of cards someone purchases to help themselves navigate their own life changes. “We are perched between the new year, marking new starts, and Valentine’s day, a time of caring. It costs nothing to make a difference in someone else’s life, while enhancing your own!” says Reynolds. Purchase a deck and have one donated by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/transformational-donation-campaign. This brand new product, The “Now What?” Transformation™ Clarity Card Deck is a 56-card deck that brings answers to the palm of your hand-- inspiration, information, thought-provoking questions, and actions that can be taken to help make any transition easier. To learn more about the product, visit www.bkrconsult.com. Why Wings for Success? Wings for Success empowers women in need to pursue employment and economic security through apparel, advice, and advocacy. By helping women access free, work-appropriate clothing and offering support and confidence-building, Wings for Success helps their clients make the best impression at interviews and new jobs. Ultimately, the goal is to help women gain financial stability and self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. With sites in Frazer and Kennett Square, they serve clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. Since their start in 1997, Wings has helped more than 11,000 clients tackle this often overlooked barrier to employment and economic security by providing clients with work-appropriate clothing, free workshops, and client transportation. ### Brenda K. Reynolds is an organization and leadership consultant specializing in navigating change. She is the author of the newly released Amazon best-selling book TBD - To Be Determined: Leading with Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times, and a keynote speaker, recently featured at the TEDxWilmington Women’s Conference talking about Navigating Transition FOG. She has worked with hundreds of major corporations, nonprofits and organizations for over 20 years. For more information about Brenda, visit https://www.bkrconsult.com/ or email her at Brenda@BKRConsult.com.
- SAYING YES to SAYING YES
Are you inherently a “yes” person or a “no” person? That’s the question my dear friend Shonda Rhimes, (you know, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator and producer of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and owner of all things Thursday night) has me thinking about lately. Now she doesn’t know she’s my dear friend, but I’m reading her 2015 New York Times bestseller Year of YES, and since she’s dared to write a book in such an authentic, relatable, girl-next-door way, she is unwittingly, but most definitely my new best friend. In 2013 when her sister muttered the words “You never say yes to anything,” introverted Shonda woke up and began to consciously say yes to scary things that she otherwise avoided—a commencement speech at Dartmouth, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, her health, and playing with her children any time they asked to name a few. Making a conscious choice to say yes to things she’d routinely said no to created breakthrough after breakthrough for Shonda and those around her. So, on this January morning as I packed my bags to leave icy Pennsylvania for equally-cold Chicago (where my new best friend Shonda just so happened to be raised), I gave myself a challenge. To say YES to things I’d typically avoid. I said yes to getting up earlier than I had to for my trip to the airport—and had time to catch a great podcast on life purpose. I said yes to actually holding a conversation with my shuttle driver. (Morning conversation is not my thing.) In return, I got his compelling life’s story, worthy of being featured in my next book. In gratitude he gifted me his umbrella when he learned I hadn’t brought one and might need one. I said yes to listening instead of talking-- and got my Uber driver’s fascinating life story about the war-torn life he left behind to make roots in Chicago and what it was like to move to a country where you didn’t speak the language. I said yes to spontaneity over hibernating in my hotel room and scored a last minute ticket to Hamilton at the box office! Here in 2018, I’ve decided to pause before taking action and rethink my typical “no” reflex. Where is “no” a reflex for you? Join me and others in saying yes to things that don’t come easy. My airplane seatmate told me she says yes to guilt-free in-flight naps. My friend is saying yes to tackling cluttered spaces in her home—closets, kitchen cabinets, the pantry. My client is saying yes to fewer meetings on her calendar, making room for more think time and time out of the office. An exec I know is even saying yes to scary green kale breakfast drinks to boost her health! I’m saying yes to me more this year. My empty nest is a luxury to treat myself to things I need or want. Just yesterday I started by saying yes to some new throw pillows and a sponge holder for my kitchen sink (yep, call me crazy!) Saying yes can be our own personal 3-lettered superpower. Shonda’s online network encouraged her to “power pose like superwoman” when she needed courage. “Power posing like Wonder Woman is when you stand up like a badass—legs in a wide stance, chin up, hands on your hips. Like you own the place. Like you have on magical silver bracelets and know how to use them. Like your superhero cape is flapping in the wind behind you.” Go ahead. Assume your power pose and complete this sentence… This year I will say yes to__________________________. According to my new BFF, “every yes will change something in you. Every yes is a transformation. Every yes sparks some new phase of evolution. “ I’d love to hear what happens for you!!
- TEDx WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Looking Back on my TEDx Talk Experience
“How did it go?” everyone asks. Truth is, I’m not sure. It was somewhat an outer body experience to take the red carpet on November 2 in front of a sold out theater and live streamed worldwide audience. Cameras poised to capture these 8 minutes that could live on forever. What I do know for sure is it didn’t go as expected or planned--from issues uploading my demo video, fog machine controversy, an unexpected flurry of competing priorities, and 2 disorienting weeks leading up to the talk. Instead of practicing my talk, I found myself sitting quietly by my 97-year-old grandma’s bedside for a week as she made her peaceful transition “home.” Instead of nailing down what I’d wear on the TEDx stage, I was dressing for the service to mark this inspirational lady’s life. Instead of practicing my talk in front of my TEDx notes wall at home, I was delivering a eulogy. My preparation time and plans were being disrupted at every turn. So, you could say I was living the topic of my talk—uncertainty and a whole lot of a fog. I was also experiencing the emotions that come with it—fear, worry, and anxiety. But it reminded me why I wanted to give this talk in the first place—because life is uncertain, and we have no choice but to navigate it. At the dry run, one impressive, experienced speaker after another took that stage. We took turns struggling through our talks and supporting each other. We were strangers sharing 2 common bonds—a major case of nervous energy and important messages to share. And the next day, we did. We prevailed. So, back to my original question, how did it go? Well, the first person to greet me when I left the stage asked if she could hug me. I panicked. Was it that bad? Then she whispered in my ear, “I’m in the midst a big life transition, and your message was just what I needed to hear right now.” And with that, I hugged her back and smiled at the red carpet for giving me the space to help others find their way in uncertainty and fog, while navigating my own.
- HOME | Brenda K. Reynolds
Are you a leader struggling with the complexity and responsibility you face in your job? got FOG? Contact Us Address 500 Terry Francine St. San Francisco, CA 94158 Contact 123-456-7890 firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours Mon - Fri 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm WATCH FULL TEDx If you're asking yourself, "now what?" then let's get busy converting it to a "why not?!" Together we'll connect the dots and create a shortcut to clarity. NAVIGATE CHANGE CONFIDENCE with CONSULTANT SPEAKER AUTHOR TRUSTED BY TESTIMONIALS UPLIFTING Brenda has such natural poise and confidence. She is engaging and uplifting. When I watch people's faces when she speaks, it's like they are mesmerized by her. She delivers such impact in such a gentle way. BKR CONSULTING INC. HOW WE'LL WORK TOGETHER MAKE THE COMPLEX SIMPLE While I work with a deep body of knowledge, I believe in keeping it simple, using actionable tools. EMBRACE CHANGE Every change can lead to something even better. We work to find possibilities and next right moves to navigate your challenge. FIND POWER IN CHOICE Intentional choices yield big results; I'm no expert in your field and you're not expert in mine...so let me help you more clearly define your next moves; to clearly see what's needed and bridge the gap. Choice is our ultimate superpower. COLLABORATE Working together to do what's right for you and to forge desired business results. LET AUTHENTICITY RULE Integrity and trust are the magic in any organization. CONSULTANT SPEAKER AUTHOR CORE PRINCIPLES WHEN NOTHING IS SURE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE - Brenda K. Reynolds BLOG POSTS BKR Consulting Launches Transformational Donation Campaign for Wings for Success SAYING YES to SAYING YES TEDx WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Looking Back on my TEDx Talk Experience KEEP READING ABOUT BRENDA K. REYNOLDS As founder of BKR Consulting Inc., I am an organization and leadership consultant, coach and facilitator who has advised major corporations, nonprofits, and organizations for over 20 years on how to manage the people side of change and organizational complexity. I'm a change agent, who draws on my extensive consulting and personal experiences to equip individuals and organizations with easy-to-apply strategies for navigating through and managing complex transitions. I'm a partner for thinking strategically and helping clients get unstuck. I'll support your next steps and inspire you to take them - holding you accountable along the way. You'll get the benefit of my broad range of experience, including my background in education, leadership, organization dynamics, consulting, speaking, designing and facilitating retreats or workshops, and much more. CONSULTANT SPEAKER AUTHOR Brenda holds an M.S. in Organizational Development and bachelor's degree in Education and Communication. She uses her background to bring practical, collaborative methods to complex issues. Brenda works with a deep understanding of organizational reality, having held leadership positions in a pediatric healthcare system and national environmental consulting organization. She has earned a reputation as a results-getter for a wide range of clients in business, government, non-profits, education, and healthcare. CONTACT BRENDA Manage Change with Ease Turn Your "Now What?" into a "Why Not?!" SHOP NOW
- 5 FROGS FRAMEWORK | Brenda K. Reynolds
5 FROGS Coaching & Educational Programs The 5 FROGS™ coaching and educational programs are based on a proprietary framework for resilience developed by Brenda Reynolds. The 5 FROGS™ Framework 5 FROGS™ is an acronym for the five emotional places and spaces we find ourselves experiencing in the midst of a disorienting life event. This may be an event we chose or one that we didn't choose but is showing up. This framework shifts your mindset to help you navigate a job loss, divorce, move, health scare, death, new role, marriage, a new business, having baby, and more! Our programs provide content and strategies to help you navigate each of the five spaces: F Freaking Out R Reflecting and Responsible O Overtime, Overcoming Obstacles G Growing Stronger, Sovereign Self—bringing us to an expanded version of ourself S The 5 FROGS™ Educational Programs The 5 FROGS™ keynote and workshop is ideal for your group or event. Brenda walks the audience through the 5 FROGS™ model in her interactive style and provides important and useful strategies for transforming individuals or teams. Learn how to bring this event to your organization, team or special event. LEARN MORE Who is Your Coach? Brenda K. Reynolds, M.S. draws on her own corporate leadership roles, extensive consulting experience, and the experience of her life gone sideways in 2008 to meet coaching clients where they are. She has authentic, real-time talks about each coaching client's whole life experience and equips clients with easy-to-apply strategies and inspiration to guide them through their now what? moments. The 5 FROGS™ Coaching Program The 5 FROGS™ coaching program is for individuals looking to transform their "now what" moment to a "why not" opportunity. The program is intended to take participants from breakdown to breakthrough over the course of 3 months. To learn more, drop us a note. Coaching slots are limited. JOIN WAITLIST Coming Soon! The 5 FROGS™ guided journal is your companion for reflections on the road to resilience. Use it to document your transformation and resilience journey. It can be used as part of the coaching program, speaking event, workshop or as a stand-alone tool. The 5 FROGS™ Guided Journal PRESALES (COMING SOON)
- "NOW WHAT" KIT | Brenda K. Reynolds
BEHIND EVERY "NOW WHAT?" IS A "WHY NOT?!" READY TO BE UNLEASHED! "NOW WHAT?" TRANSFORMATION ™ Kit The deck of life and work gets shuffled on us routinely. And we find ourselves asking “now what?” and searching for answers. This “Now What?" Transformation™ Clarity Card Deck brings immediate answers to the palm of your hand. The 56-card deck is filled with inspiration, information, thought-provoking questions and transformational actions you can take to move through whatever life or work transition you may be facing. BUY NOW The "NOW WHAT?" TRANSFORMATION ™ Kit ARE YOU: Experiencing a change and questioning what's next? Wanting to be the best leader possible at work and home, but know you could be better? Craving clarity for how to handle the tricky situations that come your way? Standing at an exciting crossroad and needing to move forward? WHAT'S INCLUDED 1 MANAGE S TRESS 2 CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS 3 BUILD RESILIENCY Whats Included "Now What?" Transformation Clarity Card Deck ™ Your "Now What?" Transformation Kit comes complete with your very own deck of "Now What?" Transformation Clarity Cards. This 56-card deck is filled with inspiration, information, thought-provoking questions and transformational actions you can take to move through whatever life or work transition you may be facing. ™ ™ WATCH NOW The "NOW WHAT?" TRANSFORMATION ™ Kit Message from BRENDA REYNOLDS As founder of BKR Consulting, I've spent my career supporting others as a leadership and organization consultant, work and life coach, Amazon best-selling author, speaker, and creator. This is my newest creation! Personal and professional roadblocks have the power to blindside and paralyze us. As the line between work and life blurs, getting stuck in one area, affects the other. This kit provides resources to keep you moving forward! It also makes a great gift for anyone needing some help navigating themselves or others through transitions at work or home. Ideal for your manager, team member, friend or family member! The "Now What?" Transformation™ Kit will spark possibilities, create breakthroughs, and inspire positive momentum. MORE ABOUT BRENDA BUY NOW PURCHASE YOUR KIT TODAY! GIFT ONE TODAY! Why not share this unique gift with others? It's one-of-a-kind gift that keeps on giving for anyone needing some help navigating themselves or others through transitions at work or home. Ideal for your manager, team member, friend or family member! Manage Change with Ease Turn Your "Now What?" into a "Why Not?!" SHOP NOW