Building Resilience Summer Owens flexing her muscle for fun
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Resilience

It's Summer Owens here, your go-to gal for all things resilience, confidence, leadership, and life. Let's face it, life is a roller coaster, filled with ups, downs, twists, turns, and those occasional moments where you feel like screaming, "Stop…
Derichia Wells
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Navigating Loss with Resilience: A Journey to Peace and Happiness

From the moment I met Derichia Wells, whom I affectionately call my daughter, Derichia has exemplified unwavering resilience and a spirit that conquers any challenge. Her story is a testament to the power of determination and the ability to…
Summer Owens showing Unshakable Confidence and Resilience: Empowerment for Success

Building Resilience Through Unshakable Confidence: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Over a decade ago when I began speaking on resilience, the topic of confidence and ways to build confidence were always on my mind. I learned early on that for me, believe I could do something, was essential to me pushing through to make it…
Dr. Shawn Boyd
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Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Success: A Conversation with Dr. Shawn Boyd

In life, we all face challenges that test our resilience and determination. These obstacles can either break us or make us stronger. Today, we have the privilege of hearing the inspiring story of Dr. Shawn Boyd, a true exemplar of resilience…
John Register
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The Power of Resilience: A Story of Triumph and Friendship

When I met John Register at the National Speakers Association Influence conference several years ago, I had no idea he would become such an incredible example of resilience, a speaking professional, and a friend to me. His story of resilience,…
Erma Simpson at the Exchange Club Family Center with Summer Owens for the teen parent First S.T.E.P.S. program.
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Empowering Young Parents: Making a Difference on the Journey

As a speaker and advocate for resilience, I want to share with you the incredible impact the Exchange Club Family Center's First S.T.E.P.S. Program had on my life. I understand firsthand the challenges faced by young parents, and…
City of Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and Summer Owens at the Women of Achievement Awards
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Celebrating Powerful Women: Inspiring Stories of Strength and Resilience

In 2012, I was introduced to a sisterhood that opened my eyes to the incredible power of women. Throughout history, women have displayed remarkable strength and resilience, shaping the world we live in today. From trailblazers who challenge…
Dr. James Smith Jr.
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Unlocking the Power of Authenticity: Inspiring Interview with Dr. James Smith Jr.

Did you see my post where I spoke about how saying, “YES” can often lead you to amazing experiences? Well, saying yes can also lead you to awesome people, great opportunities, new friendships, incredible lessons, and new business! A…
Summer Owens Day 1 10th anniversary countdown. Day 1: Celebrating Milestones and Staying Committed
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 1: Celebrating Milestones and Staying Committed

The other day I met up with Cynthia Daniels, the well-known event planner who coordinated the Inaugural S.O. What! Awards and Scholarship Soiree. We were making time to celebrate the success of the event that I had envisioned for years and finally…