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…
Summer Owens Day 2 10th anniversary countdown. Day 2: Be Flexible -Embrace Adaptability and Flexibility
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 2: Be Flexible -Embrace Adaptability and Flexibility

When I was a marketing specialist advisor at FedEx, I worked on three teams and four different managers in my first two years. I led or supported several different projects and was pulled off some and added to others in the middle of the project…
Summer Owens Day 3 10th anniversary countdown. Day 3: Take Action and Persevere.
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 3: Take Action and Persevere

Here comes the scariest part…taking action! Then sticking with it when it gets hard. It’s Day 3 in my 10-day countdown to my 10th anniversary of my last day before becoming a full-time speaker and entrepreneur.  Yes, I’m celebrating…
Summer Owens Day 5 10th anniversary countdown. Surround Yourself with Supportive Relationships.
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 5: Surround Yourself with Supportive Relationships

It’s Day 5 in my 10-day countdown to my 10th anniversary of my last day before becoming a full-time speaker and entrepreneur.  Today, we're diving into the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive relationships and building a…
Summer Owens #44on22 birthday fundraiser
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Happy Birthday to Me #44on22

It's my #44on22 birthday! My 15th birthday changed my life forever. What happened on that day led me to becoming a mother, pregnant by someone I didn't know. Too many youth have been in similar situations or live in constant trauma. But…
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From Fired to Fired Up: Meet Jaime Ross, Award-Winning Real Estate Broker Associate

Do you remember the last time you started a new job? After I earned my MBA, I accepted a job as a marketing manager with ServiceMaster. I was so nervous and unsure of myself and, honestly, questioning if I made the right decision to leave…
Mayor Julian McTizic
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Mayor Julian McTizic: S.O. What! Success Story

How often do you meet people who impress you? Not just with their accomplishments but equally with their humility and kindness. A few years ago I met the Mayor (Julian McTizic) of my original hometown, Bolivar, TN, at a restaurant. Soon…
Melissa Graham
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Melissa Graham: S.O. What! Success Story

One thing I always tell my students is to talk to people. And something that almost always happens is you’ll find a lot that you have in common. Melissa Graham and I started talking because both of us have a passion for student success.…
Ed Robinson
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Ed Robinson: S.O. What! Success Story

When I attended my first Influence, the premier conference for professional speakers, I was excited and also intimidated. But I was immediately embraced. One of the incredible, experienced speakers who welcomed me was Ed Robinson, the Rainmaker.  Standing…