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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.

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  • 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 transf orming 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 trans form 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)

  • PLANS & PRICING | Brenda K. Reynolds

    Coming TOGETHER Membership PAY FULL YEAR $ 2,700 2,700$ 12-Month Membership Valid for 12 months Enroll Now 6 Virtual Cohort Sessions 3 Guest Speakers 3 Group Coaching Sessions Unlimited Portal Access Transformation Surprises Drop-In Sessions Giving Together Accountability Partner In-Person Retreat PAY MONTHLY $ 250 250$ Every month 12-Month Membership Valid for 12 months Enroll Now 6 Virtual Cohort Sessions 3 Guest Speakers 3 Group Coaching Sessions Unlimited Portal Access Transformation Surprises Drop-In Sessions Giving Together Accountability Partner In-Person Retreat Can't Register Yet? Sign up to be notified for our next series... WAITLIST

  • SPEAKER | Brenda K. Reynolds

    BRENDA K. REYNOLDS MOTIVATIONAL AND LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE SPEAKER In today’s constantly evolving world, change is the only constant. How do we use it to our own good? Brenda K. Reynolds is a sought-after organization and leadership consultant, coach, TEDx and international speaker, and author of Amazon bestseller TBD --To Be Determined: Leading With Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times . She transforms organizations, leaders, teams, and individuals during uncertain times with her compelling, inspirational keynotes, seminars and workshops focused on navigating change, developing leaders, and staying resilient! As a respected thought leader, for over 20 years, Brenda has ignited change by helping audiences and coaching clients connect to the three C's: Clarity, Choice, and Commitment to Action. Brenda customizes each speaking engagement (whether virtual or in-person) to meet the unique needs and interests of her audience. Brenda explores critical topics with tremendous insight, warmth, and humor, using her rare ability to inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies. As a highly engaging and relatable presenter who brings audiences more clarity in the workplace or life space, Brenda is an in-demand speaker for corporate events, higher education, personal and professional organizations, and non-profit organizations. She is also a member of the National Speakers Association. AS SEEN BY SIZZLE REEL ADMIRABLE Brenda's ability to get people to open up, listen and learn is admirable. Her knowledge of human behavior and business interactions is credible and beneficial. - Executive Sherwin Williams TESTIMONIALS SIZZLE REEL PODCASTS SPEAKER KIT We’re living through one of the biggest "Now What?" moments in history—a pandemic and the unprecedented ripples and changes that have resulted. We have experienced negative impacts and silver linings simultaneously. The rate of change in our professional and personal lives has us in a fog and questioning what to make of it all and how to remain steadfast and resilient. Based on her TEDx talk, in this signature keynote, Brenda introduces her transformative concept of Transition Fog. Transition Fog is the result of change showing up in your workplace or life space. It triggers feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry and you can’t see a clear path forward. The question we face is "Now What?" Using the metaphor of driving in the fog, Brenda shares highly practical, immediately applicable, and powerful strategies for cutting through the complexity! Audience members create a Resilience Roadmap for navigating a professional or personal transition in real-time to ensure clarity and confidence in moving forward. This keynote inspires audiences to unleash their "Why Not?!" This keynote is ideal for individuals, leaders, and teams who are: ​ ​Feeling overwhelmed with the simultaneous changes coming their way that are draining them mentally and emotionally.​ Having to adapt personally to change while also leading others through it Experiencing the fogginess and lack of clarity that comes with change Dealing with their own or their teams’ high emotions during change Unsure of how to navigate complex times. ​ The audience will leave with: ​ An understanding of the emotional transition journey that accompanies any change. Practical strategies and tools for navigating change and transition (personally or professionally). A personalized Resilience Roadmap for navigating whatever change they may be facing. Much needed clarity in the face of uncertainty. The inspiration to convert any "Now What?" into a "Why Not?!" How do we stay strong during a disorienting life or work event? It could be a change you elected or one that was imposed on you. Life is nothing but one uncertain experience after another. And life’s disorienting events can rock our professional and personal lives! But ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship. Leveraging Brenda’s 5 FROGS ® frame work and rich experiences, this impactful keynote inspires the audience to explore the unshakeable strength that lives within themselves and their teams. FROGS is an acronym for the spaces we move between when big change or a work/life disorienting event hits. Learn about the transformation journey that begins with everything seeming to fall apart to becoming a new stronger , more resilient , and unstoppable version of yourself, team or organization! This keynote is ideal for individuals, leaders, and teams who are: ​ Feeling overwhelmed with the simultaneous changes coming their way that are draining them mentally and emotionally. Having to adapt personally to change while also leading others through it. Experiencing the fogginess and lack of clarity that comes with change. Dealing with their own or their teams’ high emotions during change. Unsure of how to navigate complex times. ​ The audience will leave with: ​ An understanding of the 5 FROGS ® model of transformation. Practical strategies and tools for remaining resilient during disorienting times—of welcome or unwelcome change (personally or professionally) The keys to creating a resilient mindset, regardless of the circumstances. Resources like the 5 FROGS ® Reflections on the Road to Resilience Guided Journal The inspiration to convert any "Now What?" into a "Why Not?!" Keynote Topics Navigating Transition Fog–The Road from "Now What?" to " Why Not?!" 5 FROGS®: Radical Realities on the Road to Resilience Ready to Transform? Book Brenda! REQUEST A KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIO SIZZLE REEL PRESS KIT PODCASTS CONTACT PODCASTS / RADIO CONTACT BRENDA PODCASTS

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