I am getting ready to deploy our blog talk radio show - Shedding the Bitch. I will discuss my own story, my own ups and downs, successes and failures, and will have guests to help our audience with a multitude of life challenges the are facing. It will be funny, smart, & real.
on January 26
Shedding the Bitch addresses the multitude of angst, attitudes and negative mindsets that people possess. With 'the Corporate Bitch' at the publishers preparing to be launched, we have begun our second book, and a video blog challenge addressing Shedding the Weight Bitch.
on January 26
After 25 years of climbing and clawing my way through my corporate career, traveling the world, and living amongst the wannabes of Boca Raton, Florida and Buckhead, Georgia, I discovered that I no longer liked or respected the reflection in the mirror. I had taken on a persona of ‘bitch,’ expecting that would get me the corporate and personal success and prosperity I sought. I allowed my own negative belief systems and mindsets to secure that persona instead of leveraging my intelligence, skills and talents to empower me and move me forward. Then one day in 2007, in a few short seconds, I began to shed the cloak that consumed me, finding my real self, my bold and audacious self, and began to pursue my life dreams with confidence, fearlessness, and strength. Finally I found the true riches of life that no power, greed, or position could create.
Ball of Fire, Inc. was formed as a result of that discovery and shedding, and now we are dedicated and determined to educate, inform, and inspire women to shed whatever ‘bitch’ (bad relationships, divorce, disease, tragedy, death, and more) is consuming them, so they too can pursue and create the ‘riches’ the world has to offer them.
The problem today is:
ü Women mask negative mindsets with personas of aggression and attitude
ü Women repel vs. attract and engage others, preventing business and professional growth
ü Women do not help other women
ü Women and their businesses fail due to their weaknesses of mindset
ü Women in transition from change lack the skills to take on new challenges and risks
ü Bitches (or bitching) are portrayed as a badge of honor (and reality success) in the workplace, playground, and in relationships
ü Negativity and aggressiveness trumps leadership, skills and talents, coaching, and support
Ball of Fire, Inc. founded in July 2010 and located in Atlanta Georgia, is bringing this education, inspiration and mentoring into the growing human potential personal and professional development industry (with growth rates of +11% per year) in order to align and integrate the mindset with one’s personal and professional skill set.
Management Team and Advisors
Ball of Fire, Inc. has built a management and advisory team of experts in key areas of focus for the company to ensure quality results. Our expertise includes:
ü Just in Time On Line Information Content
ü Knowledge Management - Creation, Sharing and Reuse
ü Product Development and Deployment
ü Trademark and Brand Licensing
ü Sponsorships, Partnerships and Alliances
ü Public Relations and Event Execution
ü Organization Development and Enhancement
ü Printing, Publishing and Distribution
Our Management Team includes:
Bernadette Boas – Founder and CEO of Ball of Fire, Inc. has over twenty five years of corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting experience at all levels of retail and technology management positions. She has leveraged her years of corporate consulting in starting up two of her own businesses – The Boas Group; business consulting, and Ball of Fire, Inc. to assist individuals and businesses maximize the skills, talents and riches the possess.
Andrew Levy – CFO
Andrew has been Chief Financial Officer and Controller for numerous small and medium-sized businesses in manufacturing/distribution, service and technology industries for the past 11 years. He formed RockRidge Financial Services, LLC, a business advisory and CPA firm in 2006 to cater to the accounting/finance/tax needs of his world wide client companies.
Michael Horten – Legal
Michael Horten is a US and European educated lawyer with 36 years experience as a practicing attorney. Mr. Horten began his legal career with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris. He then spent 25 years with King & Spalding in Atlanta. At the end of 1999, he retired from the King & Spalding partnership to launch HortenCC.
His experience covers a wide variety of corporate, commercial, technology and financial transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Horten did his undergraduate studies at Washington State University. He received his law degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1970 and his graduate law degree from Columbia University in 1971. In 1974, he completed the course work for a doctorate in EU law at the University of Paris.
Our Advisory Team includes:
Peg Boas – Hiring and Talent Management
As business owner and entrepreneur of Pegaris Records, Inc. & Aunt Peggy’s Publishing, as well as her current position as Recruitment and Talent Management specialist with Numeric, LLC. Philadelphia, Peg has extensive experience in negotiating and partnering with agents, casting agencies, radio and television stations, retail music stores, and print media, as well as club venues. This expertise provides The Boas Group the Public Relations capability needed for the marketing, publicity, and promotion of our extensive list of products and services planned.
Dr. Joan Curtis – Communications and Business Coach
Joan has over 20 years experience as a trainer and educator and has taught communication skills and presentation skills to leadership groups throughout the country. Joan has worked with Bernadette and her companies for close to two years to provide insight and direction to the overall perception and reflection Bernadette and the company makes to the world.
Jane Lowenstein – Content and IP Creation / Leadership
She has over 25 years experience advising corporate executives how to solve their people problems. Her clients have described her as a perceptive and insightful coach who produces exceptional results. In addition, Jane excels in strategic communications, change management, diversity and succession planning. As a federal mediator, she has extensive experience with conflict management and alternative dispute resolution techniques.
Richard Odessey – Capital
Richard possesses a wealth of knowledge and network in the area of Real Estate investment, capital raising and online training and education; developing implausible proprietary buying and selling strategies that has contributed greatly to Ball of Fire, Inc.’s business development and investment direction.
Barbara Taylor – Organization Development / Content Management
Barbara has extensive experience working with senior leaders in large and mid-sized corporations. She has designed and implemented effective War for Talent strategies for Fortune 500 clients. Her own company, JanBara, and her expertise focuses on business coaching, talent management and succession planning, leadership development, high potential identification and deployment, assessment, and performance management. Barbara has built a reputation for designing creative leadership development programs e.g., The Gettysburg Leadership Experience.
Jay Weiner - Financial Management
Jay manages the daily financial aspects impacting the company. Prior to joining CS&E in 2000, Weiner was a financial analyst with the Coca-Cola Company, where he analyzed and negotiated marketing contracts for national customers, such as The Home Depot, Delta Airlines and Kroger.
Jay has worked with Bernadette Boas since 1996 as Accountant, and in a CFO capacity for The Boas Group since its creation in 2008. His continued support as part of the Ball of Fire, Inc. board of advisors, Jay will benefit the business greatly with the financial direction, strategy, and overall corporate direction he provides.
Jay is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPA's.
Larry Warnick – Strategist
Larry has over twenty five years of experience in developing for businesses their compelling business growth strategies; go to market plans and strategic business and operational plans, and the leadership and execution skills that result in sustainable competitive advantages and customer loyalty.
With our unique and proprietary intellectual content, curriculum, trademarks, and methodologies, along with our own books, merchandise, events, and seminars, we will equip Professional and Non Working Women, as well as the Afflicted set, with a lifecycle approach to how they educate, enrich, and empower their own lives.
We are challenging the traditional way women are trained, educated and supported by prioritizing the need for a confident and empowered mindset and belief system FIRST then championing them to create, learn or leverage the skills and talents they possess.
Ball of Fire, Inc.’s unique and innovative mega brand trademark programs; Sheddingthe Bitch™, Creating the Rich…..™ and Business Rich Accelerator™ visibly change the way women share, interact, collaborate, engage and develop relationships. We will redefine how community and organization leaders are created and developed, and how movers and influencers are born.
We have fresh, innovative and timely brands within the $24B Self Help and Personal Development industry with our Shedding the Bitch brand and portfolio of products, services and events.
At a time when individual stresses, anxieties, and yet hope is high, our brands provide both women and men the tools, resources, and support needed to turn that hope into riches.