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As a professional writer/speaker with ten years of experience writing for the web and print, Kim Jones is also an ordained non-denominational pastor and mother of six. She specializes in writing about Christian Music, faith, parenting and life. Published daily on one of the largest web sites on the internet, Kim has also been published in two compilation books. She has spoken to youth groups, college groups and motorcycle clubs.
Get motivated, and create your destiny. Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University, is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops to create out of you the best that's in you. Countless individuals vow for a change. Be it spiritually, financially or mentally, goals cannot be accomplished without the encouragement to take the necessary steps. With a guiding hand and powerful words, encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes is here to help. "From the work place to the church pews, people need encouragement to propel them to the god-given success they already possess", Hayes says. "While it's inside already, sometimes an extra push is needed. I strive to provide that." Hayes has the unique talent of turning names and words into positive messages within seconds right before your eyes. Hayes calls these derricknyms. His critically acclaimed first book by the same name (first print 2000) has been utilized in corporate, religious and scholastic settings. One of the most frequently used derricknyms is W.O.E. "I always tell people to make sure they give others a W.O.E. daily." Hayes says, "In the general context, a woe is a problem, but in the derricknym fashion, it is a word of encouragement." Hayes is a highly sought-after speaker nationwide. He has been featured as the keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University and many others. As a featured writer, Hayes has had articles and columns appear in several publications and on many websites. Hayes has written for Next Step Magazine, Black Emerge, Diversity, Inc., The Anointed News Journal and others. Most recently, Hayes has written grow the F up and is a contributor to the thought-provoking book "Can Hip-Hop Be Holy?" In the fall of 2010, Derrick Hayes released his highly anticipated book entitled "1 Word Is All It Takes". Derrick Hayes' new venture "Motivation to Your Mobile" is an application that will allow mobile users to receive Hayes daily quotes. Motivation to Your Mobile is free to download on the Android market. Learn more about Motivation to Your Mobile.