I met Pastor R.V. Sykes when he was named “Pastor of the Month” for January 2015. He told me about his awesome family and about raising six children… one daughter and five sons… all who are doing well. Pastor Sykes has written about his “journey to deposit and develop excellence in his five sons” (with his daughters permission) in a book called, Five Smooth Stones, a book he says is not about “perfect parenting, but overcoming the struggles associated with parenting.”
Last year I was honored to MC a benefit concert called “Seasons of Love” Detroit given by Path of Life Music CEO Rashida Johnson. This year’s event proves to be even more special and it’s for a great cause as well… Check out our Conversation Here:
Community Leader and Mentorship Specialist Shawn Blanchard is proof that you can leverage any obstacle and still reach success.
Blanchard has more than 15 years of experience in investing in today’s youth and has spoken to audiences all over about maximizing the promise of mentorship.
Today, I talked to Shawn about how he came to write his autobiography, “How Bout That For A Crack Baby: Keys To Mentorship & Success,” what mentorship is on a grassroots level and being the co-owner ship of the custom suit company – snapsuits.com!
Here’s the Interview:
Blanchard says, “I’m a mentor, mentee, and married to making the lives of others better. [I’m also] The CEO of a Production Company, Co-Owner & Style Advisor for a custom suit company, Author, Speaker and an active member on a number of boards. Seems like a lot, but feels like it’s not enough! LOL! Nothing seems like a lot when you Love what you do, the people you do it with and the people you do it for!”