Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For Immediate Release: Author and Certified Coach Betsy Smith of E. L. Smith Consulting Helps Women Reclaim Their Strength and Confidence

With economic conditions in flux, more women are facing situations that demand greater self-confidence. Certified Coach Betsy Smith, PhD, ACC helps women find and apply their strengths to maximize their personal excellence through one-on-one coaching and workshops.

Raleigh, NC, April 15,2009 - Coaching has become one of the leading means used to help people focus on what matters most. Through regular coaching sessions, men and women identify and learn to focus their thoughts, words, and actions, to align with their personal and professional goals to achieve the lives they really want and love, no matter what their age.

"Each of us is gifted with talents, strengths and skills – yet too often, we fail to make the most of them in order to succeed." said Betsy Smith Co-author of the soon to be released book Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters after Fifty."

She went on to say, "Today, women who live to 50 without cancer or heart disease, have a life expectancy of another 40 years. As a group, Boomers pulled women out of traditional roles. These women are the first generation to have built a variety of skills outside the home and are accustomed to planning their own lives and have no role models to look to in this ‘second half of life.’"

Smith, a 50+ woman herself, coaches clients to draw out the best in themselves and others by observing communication styles and the relationship building processes. She focuses on the differences between people and concentrates on what is special and distinct about each person.

Her upcoming workshop in the Raleigh area May 7th is based on a chapter in Second Blooming and uses the book and assessment Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath. The assessment highlights a person’s top five strengths and talents – themes - that Smith helps clients put into practice and utilize to boost/strengthen weaker areas.

For more information on coaching and workshops go to

About Elizabeth. L. "Betsy" Smith, PhD
Betsy, a well-known speaker, facilitator, and seminar presenter began E. L. Smith Consulting in 2005. In her role as Executive Leadership Coach, Smith holds certification from the International Coach Federation and is an Associate of the Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance. She has a number of published articles covering women in business, retirement issues and leadership. She is co-author with Kathleen Vestal Logan, M.S., M.A., of their upcoming book Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters After Fifty. Reach Betsy at Phone: 919.521.4734

Betsy Smith: E. L. Smith Consulting, Raleigh, NC For interviews and speaking engagements PH: 919.521.4734

Eileen Batson: Batson Group Marketing and PR, Raleigh, NC PH: 919.327.5021

Thursday, April 9, 2009

List of Some Sites of Interest

In the interest of acting on Day 2 of the #31 Day Challenge (31DBBB) from Here is my list of sites some known, some not but should be, that I feel are worth checking out. I invite your comments. What are some sites you like?









Firefly and Serenity Fans (and if you’re not you should be)
Dr. Who




Friday, April 3, 2009

Beverly Eakman Author and Education’s Whistleblower to be Featured Interview on KAJO Radio

Beverly Eakman author of four books exposing the "dumbing-down" of our children will be interviewed live on KAJO radio April 8,2009. She will be discussing the real purpose behind mental health screening tests.

April 3, 2009 / Washington, D.C. -- Interested in what’s going on in the Mental Health Industry and Mental Health Screening? If so, tune into best-selling, award-winning author Beverly Eakman’s live radio interview by Scott Jorgenson on KAJO, the leading news and talk show station in Southern Oregon.
Beverly Eakman was invited to the show after her article "Marxism Comes to America" was published and appeared in NewsWithViews. A sought after speaker and author of many op-ed articles on what is happening in America today, Eakman’s views always lead to a lively show.
"I take issue with teaching methodologies whose primary purpose is to target the emotions rather than challenge the intellect. Teachers do not exist to strip away a parent’s belief system from children in their classrooms, and to then transmit "new" values to them. Today parents are waking up to see children who are nothing like them – people they don’t know and who don’t even share what few values they have left." stated Ms. Eakman.
She went on to say, "In my most recent book WALKING TARGETS, I reveal an agenda that begins with government-controlled child-rearing and force-feeds young people a pseudo-education under the cover of ‘mental health,’ ‘safety,’ ‘jobs,’ and something called ‘lifelong learning.’ I explain how and why, under the cover of educational and mental-health testing, opinions of schoolchildren are being used from the earliest years and show how psychographic techniques, once confined to market research, have been retooled for data-mining purposes."
The interview takes place Wednesday, April 8th, 9:30-10:30am PST (12:30-1:30 EST). Listen online live at or at 1270 on the dial in Southern Oregon. Call-in line 541.472.1270. Visit

Beverly K. Eakman is a former speechwriter for the Voice of America (under the U.S. Information Agency) as well as for the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger when he chaired the Commission of the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, and then a writer for the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Since retiring from the federal government, she has won numerous awards and is a sought-after speaker and lecturer with over 700+ interviews and over 150 speaking engagements. She is the author of three best-selling books on education policy, mental-health issues and data-trafficking. She is a free-lance columnist with dozens of feature articles. You can find her articles in NewsWithViews, Education Week, Chronicles Magazine, The Washington Times, National Review, Crisis Magazine, Vital Speeches of the Day, and The Washington Post. She began her career as a teacher, where she first got wind, in the 1960’s and 70’s, of what was about to happen to classrooms nationwide. Her writings citing that period are considered historically important today and have earned her nationwide recognition.

Contact info: Find her on Myspace and LinkedIn. Order her books at

Beverly Eakman For interviews and speaking engagements Tel: 301.946.5395
Eileen Batson - Batson Group Marketing and PR - Raleigh, NC
Tel: 919.327.5021