Saturday, May 18, 2013

Deanne Demarco’s Show Features Brushes with Death and Life-Changing Leadership

Host Deanne DeMarco interviews Kelly Standing, whose near-death experiences turned into a life-affirming adventure, and Dr. Patricia Arredondo, an inspiring multicultural counselor and women’s advocate. DeMarco’s show, “Today’s Inspiring Women,” airs noon Pacific on Thursday on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Network.

Hillside, IL, May 19, 2013 - One woman has turned a lifetime of near-death experiences into an amazingly positive outlook on life. Another has spent her life as a passionate multicultural counselor, social justice advocate and promoter of women’s leadership.

You’ll be able to hear the remarkable and inspiring stories of these two women, Kelly Standing and Dr. Patricia Arredondo, on the next episode of Deanne DeMarco’s high-energy and info-packed radio show, “Today’s Inspiring Women.”

Both women are guests next Thursday, May 23, during Deanne DeMarco’s weekly hour-long program on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Radio network.

The word “extraordinary” doesn’t begin to cover Kelly Standing’s life which she reveals in her memoir, “I’M STILL STANDING: How One Woman’s Brushes with Death Taught Her How To Live.”

The brushes with death? Hanged from a tree by a childhood bully. Hit by a car. Struck by lightning. Removal of a major organ (which contrary to medical precedent actually grew back). And on top of all that—four of her co-workers were brutally murdered. Learning how to live? Kelly has traveled the globe; ranked among the top nine public speakers in the world out of 25,000 contestants and 180,000 Toastmasters; served as student chaplain to criminal youth; worked as a hospital chaplain in a Level-One trauma center; and now runs her own company, STANDING Media, focusing on individuals and organizations who want to rally around change and adversity.

Deanne DeMarco, who has twenty successful years as a career coach and entrepreneur, said, “Kelly’s brushes with death have given her an uncommonly positive, even fearless attitude. She calls it a ‘Recipe for Resilience.’ She shares it in her book and I’m thrilled she will be sharing it with my audience.”

Dr. Patricia Arredondo is President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Chicago Campus. She joined the school in February after senior administrative roles with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Arizona State University. Formerly, she created and led a Boston-based organizational consulting company for 14 years.

Author of more than 100 articles, book chapters and training videos, Patricia has an extensive scholarship record with a focus on multicultural counseling and women’s leadership. Her contributions in her field have been acknowledged with numerous accolades including the “Living Legend” award from the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45. She is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Henry Tomes Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests.

DeMarco said, “I will be asking Patricia about her emphasis on the need for women, especially minority women, to get a great education. Her main message is to ‘prepare,’ ‘plan’ and be ready to move when opportunities presents themselves.”

Deanne DeMarco herself has used her innovative strategies—drawn from successful experiences as a scientist, college instructor, management trainer, Fortune 500 manager, author and entrepreneur—to help business executives and individuals break through personal and career roadblocks. Each week she interviews extraordinary and inspiring women who may not yet be household names but are business and entrepreneurial rising stars.

“Today’s Inspiring Women” airs Thursdays at noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Radio.

About The Host:
Deanne DeMarco’s career has revolved around helping people break through boundaries and career roadblocks. She has a strong business background with expertise in medicine, education and utilities. As a medical scientist she was on the original three-member team that first discovered the cancer link to second-hand smoke. As a corporate trainer her management coaching program won national recognition from Training Magazine’s Top 100.  Deanne conducts fun, interactive workshops and seminars and is a keynote speaker at business and association meetings around the world. For more information: or call 1-708-836-0118 or 1-866-91-COACH.

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