Damaris Gaskin (Retired Healthcare Professional):
Before The Leadership Academy, I was doing OK. Regular life, regular things, regular family, and in-laws dramas. I thought I had forgiven people that hurt me, and had forgotten things and put them behind me. Little did I know that this was far from being so. LEAD helped me to shed things that were hidden deep in my heart. With the incisive, questions and testimonials during the workshops, and an atmosphere of love compassion and a willingness to listen and not judge, my life changed completely.
All the layers began to peel off my false sense of confidence. I am in a much better place. I have learned that we are never too old to dream and I am dreaming again. I am not afraid to speak my mind, to give opinions, and I am not intimidated by anyone any longer.
How I Give Back: I mentor and help young ladies and women from all walks of life by helping them regain their self worth and dream again, to be counted, to be heard. I am also part of the team of Empowerment Facilitators of 4RWI Inc. in 2016 we visited Limon, Costa Rica and hosted a conference for over 300 women, I was proud to be one of the facilitators. I recently relocated to Florida and I am working on opening an affiliate of 4RWI, Inc there. I have become unstoppable.