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New Beginnings and Wondrous Transformations from World-Class Business Change Makers



Easter is about new beginnings and transformations. Over the last year, many individuals have been forced to pivot or even start anew. Mark Stephen Pooler, Founder, Editor in Chief, Media & News Publisher of MSP News Global has experienced countless new beginnings and transformations in his own life. He has endured a past of unimaginable bullying and suffered from a severe drug addiction. Mark’s personal transformation took him from a painful, troublesome life to the PR and Media leader that shines so brightly today! 

With every end, there is a dawn of a new beginning. Mark’s desire is to now shine a light so radiant that there is no such thing as the end. In celebration of the birth that Easter represents, Mark has gathered together a collection of business experts who share their thoughts on New Beginnings and Transformations.

Leadership Coach and Change Partner Joanna Howes was tasked with helping businesses transform the way they operated. She realized the entire process including gaining trust, training leaders, the mission coming to fruition and her value being recognized, would take time. Attributing the success she gained to patience, belief in the process, her resilience, and hard work allowed Joanna to see the importance in the season of growth, involving ups and downs, in any transformation.

Kim Boudreau Smith’s transformation occurred after the sale of her internet radio station when she decided to veer in a new direction. Kim became a coach, helping women learn about speaking, presenting, and interviewing within the media industry, in order to increase their visibility and impact. Utilizing her gift of truly connecting with others, Kim notes the significance of transparency and vulnerability in creating solid relationships and believes it is the key to standing out in a saturated market. 

Personal Coach, Annette Greenwood, helps women overcome life challenges. The abundance of negative energy in 2020 led Annette to refocus and she became a trained Qigong Instructor. Her willingness to embrace change and gain new skills that aligned with an evolving culture, which she highly recommends to others, is what allowed her to grow and flourish in 2021.

High-Performance Mindset Mentor, Sheena Cantar’s transformation tip is to focus on one thing and become the expert so that others feel compelled to follow and learn from the best! It’s not the 10,000 different things a person can do once, but the one thing that an individual has done 10,000 times; this is the paradigm shifter. The results are 95% mindset and 5% strategy. 

Beata Bikowska is a Personal Brand Creator, Business Coach, and Wellbeing Strategist who advises those looking to embrace a successful transformation in 2021, to build a brand that is authentic, be visible, consistent, and discover unique ways to stand out within their industry as an authority! Beata strongly believes that personal and professional wellbeing are both equally important and cannot exist separately. To create longevity and impact, it is imperative to create a healthy and supportive environment that brings out the best in people.

Shana Tess Francis is a rare find that boasts both left and right brain talents. She runs an administrative support and accounting service firm by day and by night she becomes a mystical creative. Shana’s transformation occurred when she began her business and believed in-person meetings were the only way to service clients. Embracing virtual meetings as an equally effective tactic, and changing what she could control – her behavior – was when a major shift happened! 

Discovering years ago, that there is passion, purpose, and power in knowing, and honoring, one’s top 3 values allowed Harley Riding Humorist, June Cline, to tap into hers: freedom, excitement, and adventure. Certified Speaking Professional June now uses the power of laughter to “Make Life a Great Ride!” and developed the mother of all transformations, by marrying the metaphor for riding a motorcycle with humor. June’s best advice for transformation in 2021 is to INITIATE IT and make someone LOL today! Laughter = power and the world certainly needs it!

Best-selling author and award-winning certified coach, Frances Ann Bailey, experiences transformation every time she contributes to a new book. Frances’ tip for life coaches and a successful 2021 transformation is to coach and write with transparency, and to always remain a student, recognizing the importance of investing in oneself, in order to guide others.

Due to the pandemic, the business of Susan Levin, certified yoga instructor, came to a halt. Swiftly pivoting, Susan embraced technology and created online wellness course: The Ultimate 11-Day BOOST which led her to become a 2-time international best-selling author! Susan’s tip: join groups with like-minded individuals, find a mentor and make self-care a priority!

As the world moves forward into the new year, with an abundance of light at the end of the tunnel, it is Mark’s hope that the perspectives from this extraordinary list of experts provide astounding levels of hope for a positive future and everlasting inspiration for individuals to be motivated about writing the next chapter of their lives, both personally and professionally, believing in promises of a dazzling new beginning. 



Mark Stephen Pooler is the Founder, Editor in Chief, Media & News Publisher of MSP News Global. Mark oversees the company’s media business, as well as its intersection with global business leaders. Prior to forming MSP News Global in 2020, Mark spent his time as a Professional Speaker, International Bestselling Author, Radio Host, and PR & Media Specialist. Mark is also the Founder of TMSP Agency, a Premium Media and PR Agency. Here Mark helps high-profile entrepreneurs share their stories through the use of PR and digital media to become known globally. When not working with his valued clients, Mark enjoys spending time with Lilly, his four-legged bestie. |

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TOP 30 Finalist Moving to Phase II of The National Black Business Pitch Competition



The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a virtual competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services.

These thirty businesses have advanced to the final competition and the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to $10,000. The final competition will consist of a 2-day live virtual event, August 17 & 18, 2021, where the business owner will Pitch his or her business to multiply corporations from across the United States.

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If your corporation desires to do business with Black-owned, founded, or controlled businesses throughout the United States, you too want to get in on the action. Become a sponsor today and join forces with other corporations like  The Walt Disney Company, Honda, AT&T, SRP, & Delta and support the NBBP. You may also register to view the live competition at

Follow us on Facebook and join WBEC-West LIVE on Facebook, August 30th to hear the winners of the NBBP (The National Black Business Pitch).  

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PROGRAM 15 Announces Collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics For New Balance Future Stars Series Amateur Player Development Events



PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball continue their unwavering commitment to change the game of baseball, announcing their collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics.

In partnership with Southern Nevada Preps, the New Balance Future Stars Series will identify teams and players across the country to compete in fall tournaments throughout Las Vegas, Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, and the Northwest.

During the fall regional tournaments, elite players will be identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches, and Scouts to participate in fall signature events this year. Teams from surrounding states will participate in 4 age groups (17/18U, 16U, 15U, 14U) with a 3-game minimum using NHSF Rules.

Southern Nevada Preps will operate tournament events in conjunction with the New Balance Future Stars Series brand in beginning with The Las Vegas Fall Super Regional, which kicks off September 10th with games played at college and high school fields located in the Henderson, Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada area.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “Robert and SNP are professionals. You can feel the energy from the minute he speaks and it’s contagious. We’re looking forward to the relationship and growing together for players on the West Coast for years to come.”

Since its inception in 2016, The New Balance Future Stars Series has impacted over 15,000 athletes all over the world. As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 is backed by decades of Pro Baseball Scouting experience. Their highly-skilled scouting staff provides amateur players in-depth and credible evaluations they can trust because they are the same credible evaluations that are trusted by Major League scouts and college coaches across the country.

For more information on The New Balance Future Stars Series Las Vegas Fall Super Regional as well as other events visit

Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics aims to bring quality baseball league play and tournaments to the Southern Nevada region. SN Preps events provide exceptional competition and positive exposure. To learn more visit

PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on PROGRAM 15 and the Future Stars Series, visit or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns and operates four factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe and in 2020 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit and for the latest press information please visit

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Resolute Media CEO Announces Brisbane THRIVE Initiative for Local Businesses



Resolute Media CEO, Brian Richards, has revealed a new initiative for local Brisbane, Queensland businesses, to be launched officially in the first week of September, 2021.

Called the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative, this project will seek to assist local South East Queensland businesses in Australia, especially those who are continuing to feel the impact of the pandemic.

“Business is a challenge for smaller operations at the best of times,” said Richards, “Given the additional hurdles continuing to be faced, we want to make the best traffic, training and tools we have available to interested Brisbane businesses.”

Richards has decades of experience in employing digital technologies to support business outcomes. He is keen to provide more immediate, practical, evidence-based support for the small business sector.

Resolute Media has already begun work on the infrastructure and systems needed to start rolling out the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative from early September through to the end of 2021 and potentially ongoing, depending on the feedback and outcomes experienced.

“We have always believed in leading with value,” Richards explained, “That has meant creating results in advance for clients wherever possible. We have now expanded and formalised that long-held business philosophy in our new credo of Proof Over Promises.”

Richards asserts that Proof Over Promises principles will underpin all aspects of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative. This means that local business owners will be afforded numerous weekly opportunities to test out for themselves a broad range of cutting edge marketing technologies, at no cost and with no obligations. A number of these resources are proprietary and exclusive to Resolute Media, who will fund the initial availability of these assets.

The marketing systems firm will also provide comprehensive training, tools and traffic options on a complimentary basis from September onwards. It is devoting August to setting up structures, preliminary testing and seeking feedback from interested parties.

Those parties will include local Brisbane charities and groups, who have also been severely impacted by the pandemic. Resolute Media will be looking for opportunities to support these non-profits in a number of projects under consideration for this year.

Further information can be obtained by emailing [email protected] A dedicated website and social media presence are also being created to provide regular updates leading up to the launch of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative in early September, 2021.

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