Stand Up & Speak Up With Debby Montgomery Johnson
By Debby Montgomery Johnson
Stand Up & Speak Up With Debby Montgomery JohnsonOct 06, 2022
Lose 50 Pounds or Die...
"The Call" came from David Medansky's doctor. "You have a 95% chance of having a heart attack. You must lose 50 pounds or you will die. You have two choices now. Either lose the weight or get another doctor."
OMG. What's a guy to do?
Fortunately David did what he "should do" and he lost the 50 pounds. My late husband didn't heed the call and he passed away from a massive heart attack at age 55.
Have you lost 50 pounds only to have "found" them again the next year? What does drinking water have to do with a lifestyle change? Anyone in your family die of a heart attack due to diabetes or excessive weight.
Have you tried and failed at every diet and weight loss program you've attempted? David says the average person has tried 126 diets over his lifetime and we've lost the same 10 pounds over and over. If diets and weight loss programs REALLY worked, then all the companies making $$ would be out of business.
It's time to STOP DIETING, and START THINNING. It's an attitude change and one we can all make - join Debby Montgomery Johnson and David Medansky review the 9 golden rules of weight-loss for people who live to eat and for those who eat to live.
Quick review of the RULES from our Anti-Diet Advocate, David Medansky.
1. Drink Water (Find out how much and when)
2. Avoid fake foods
3. Eat Wholesome foods (the ones on the outside aisles of the grocery stores.)
4. Eat slowly
5. Eat smaller portions (plate size does matter and did you know BLUE plates are the best for appetite suppression?)
6. Sleep more
7. Rest to digest - intermittent fasting isn't difficult if you sleep enough.
8. Think positive. Just a declarative rather than an affirmative. I don't is stronger than I can't...can't can be negotiated!
9. Walk every day
Simple but time tested rules and it's a cup of water away. KISS this one into your life...it's simple and effective.
You can hear more from David Medansky at www.https://iamthinning.com/ or breakthedietchains.com
Debby Montgomery Johnson is President of BenfoComplete.com and founder of The Woman Behind The Smile, www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
#Health #Wellness #Diet #Thinning #Heart Attack
0:05 David’s story of how he started on his journey of thinning not losing weight.
3:15 What do you mean by “anti-diet”?
7:10 Where did the family accountability partners come from?
14:38 What is the problem with processed and manufactured foods?
17:37When you start looking at food in a different way, then you have to look at the ingredients.
23:25 The scale is just a number -
29:33 The importance of changing the mindset of your clients.
33:41 The number of calories and grams of sugar per day for men and women.
40:39 It's a mindset, not a choice.
45:10 Losing the weight or die.
49:21 Why you need an attitude adjustment.
54:38 Keep track of your water intake.
59:31 David’s story resonates with your story, and he shares it.
Itty Bitty™ Is A BIG Thing!
What do Women's Prosperity Network (WPN) and Itty Bitty™ Publishing have in common? 15 Expert women entrepreneurs Standing Up & Speaking Up and telling the stories of their businesses! Many for the first time are telling the world about their health and wellness, business development, or publishing companies and today they launch on Amazon, The Amazing Itty Bitty™ WPN Experts Compilation Book. We welcome Nancy Matthews, Founding Sister of WPN, and Suzy Prudden, CEO Itty Bitty Publishers (surprise guest!) Debby Montgomery Johnson, Founder of The Woman Behind The Smile and podcast host of Stand Up & Speak Up is one of the 15 authors and although it's not her first book, it is the FIRST time she speaks about BenfoComplete.com, her vitamin supplement company. Check out www.BenfoComplete.com for Benfotiamine (Vit B-1) supplements that reduce/alleviate the pins and needles of neuropathy.
This is a fun conversation by three women entrepreneurs who inspire, encourage, and advocate for other women to become CEOs of their own companies. For a copy of the Amazing Itty Bitty™ WPN Experts Compilation Book, check www.womensprosperitynetwork/itty.
#WomenEntrepreneurs #StandUp&SpeakUp #IttyBittyPublishers #WPN
Itty Bitty™ Is A Big Thing! Your Amazing Itty Bitty™ WPN Experts Compilation Book
15 Women Entrepreneurs, all "sisters" in Women's Prosperity Network have come together with Suzy Prudden Publishing to share the 'highlights" of their business stories. Your Amazing Itty Bitty™ WPN Experts Compilation Book showcases 15 BIG messages in an little package and today's show brings PeggyLee Hanson, Courageous Women Publications, and Anna M. Brooks, Seek Wise Counsel, share with Debby Montgomery Johnson, www.BenfoComplete.com, about WHY they wrote their Itty Bitty™ chapter and what's next. Each of us pivots and changes direction multiple times in our lives and our stories matter. Be THE ONE for someone thinking they are alone in the world. Be THE ONE to encourage others to write their stories. Be THE ONE to provide guidance in streamlining your business day. Be THE ONE to raise awareness that Alzheimer's is considered by researchers to be Type 3 Diabetes and there may be a supplement available that might slow the progression of the disease. Your Amazing Itty Bitty™ WPN Experts Compilation Book launches on Amazon on Dec 8, 2023 and we want you to Be Aware!
Thanks to Suzy Prudden Publishing and Women's Prosperity Network for bring these authors together in an Amazing Itty Bitty International Best Seller (yes, the Secret is to Believing!)
Thriving in Life After Tragedy
Are you a VICTIM? SURVIVOR? or THRIVER?
How do you move on with your life after the sudden loss of your husband, and then being scammed/taken in an online relationship scam? Life could end and it has, literally for many victims, with the suicide rate skyrocketing over the last few years. You could crawl under a rock and hide. You could isolate and watch Hallmark movies and eat M&Ms or you can STAND UP & SPEAK UP! Debby Montgomery Johnson did a little of the first two options but then decided to make a difference in the lives of others and this is her story of THRIVING after several of life's curve balls. April 8, 2010, Louis Montgomery walked out of the house and within 24 hours died of a massive heart attack. Two years later Debby had suffered a financial blow and a loss of over $1M in an online dating relationship gone BAD (see her story at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com.) It's been 10 years since the scam reveal and Debby, now a Director of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS), is making a PIVOT to speak up for her company, www.BenfoComplete.com, a woman-Veteran owned small vitamin supplement business, providing an alternative solution for those suffering from neuropathy. "What happened to me, I believe, had a reason and I'm here to help just one woman/man not get scammed (Beware and Be Aware) or recover from the emotional TRAUMA and financial fraud perpetrated by CRIMINALS."
Debby is interviewed by Dr. Tim McGuinness, Founding Director of SCARS. If you or someone you know is a victim of an online relationship fraud, check out www.RomanceScamsNow.com for additional information and support. You are NOT alone.
Make Today Ridiculously Amazing
Stand Up & Speak Up with host Debby Montgomery Johnson and special guest, Flavia Powell, from Norwich, UK. Flavia grew up in Romania with outhouses and sunflower toilet "paper" - smooth as a babies' behind! She flittered about "carefree" while living in a home filled with stress and abuse. She was taken away from communism to a promised life in the UK where university and living expenses were to be taken care of by her "guardian angel." That "angel" groomed her to take care of HIS "needs" and when she realized her ideal life was less than ideal and wanted to leave, she was cut off and put out. Flavia's story wasn't told until she was grown and the trauma came out again when she wrote her story in Notes To My Younger Self, Vol 2, in the Pay It Forward Series. She and Debby are "book sisters" and both live with knowing their "stories" were meant to be told to help one "sister" in the world and they have.
This show is about Abuse, Self-destructing behaviors, Negative Emotions, and RESILIENCY! Our pain can become our purpose and our passion.
#Sexual Abuse #Verbal Abuse #Living Under Communist Rule #SMILES #Healthy Relationships
To contact Flavia Powell: www.flaviapowell.co.uk/
Veterans Day Thanks🎖️VSO 🚢VA Benefits with Jane Babcock and Debby Montgomery Johnson
Veterans - We THANK YOU - and in this Stand Up & Speak Up show, Debby talks to Jane Babcock, Veterans Service Officer (VSO) about the benefits available to those of US who have served in the military. What's a VSO and how can they assist veterans? VA Benefits include education, housing/property tax, medical, retirement, disability and more. Register your DD 214 with the county? Burial honors available at National Cemeteries and local cemeteries. Benefits may be available to families/widows/children...Contact your local VSO and learn more. You don't know what you're eligible for until you ASK!
How Joy and Laughter🤣 Are The Best Medicine To Claim Your Power💪
Laugh, learn and leave with practical ways to refuel your LIFE is what Stand Up & Speak Up special guest, Kim McIntyre, shared with Debby Montgomery Johnson today. Joke of the Day: "My wife got stung by a bee on the cheek last night. She's still in the ER today. Her face is all swollen and bruised, she almost died. Luck for her I was close enough to hit the bee with my shovel!"
OMG, I can hear my dad cracking up up as he tells that joke, especially with mom sitting nearby with her face bruised up because of falling over a concrete parking block...Sorry mom - it was a funny joke!
When did we all get so SERIOUS? When our moms said "shhhh - be quiet and settle down."
Well, it's time to give yourself PERMISSION to have fun and to laugh and to have JOY. Joy and laughter are not frivolous - they're energy for your soul.
Take a minute and download Kim's 10 Powerful Questions to Rediscover Your Joyful Self - they'll get you singing to ABBA, Take a Chance on Me!
Kim can be contacted at www.JoyfulBeing.com and Debby is at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Enjoy a belly laugh on us!
#TheWomanBehindTheSmile #DebbyMontgomeryJohnson #KimMcIntyre #StandUp&SpeakUp
Creepy Guy 👻Situational Awareness on Stand Up & Speak Up with Mike Dandridge
Ever feel like "Creepy Guy" is watching you? Have you ever been "Phished" online and lost control of your social media accounts? What a hassle those can be. It's time to BEWARE and Be Aware about your Situation Awareness, personal security and online presence. My guest, Mike Dandridge, Founder of CD Risk Consulting, is our own personal protection guru and with 20-plus years of security training and experience, he's got the tips and strategies to keep you "off the X" and safe in your home or on the road. Our conversations takes us from encountering "Creepy Guy" to reporting to law enforcement to traveling security tips. Enjoy and stay safe.
Listen to your Gut; Have a dating/security buddy; Posture Up and be confident; Get off the X and have an exit plan.
Contact Mike Dandride at www.CDRiskConsulting.com
Dream Crushers ⚾Yankees Vs Mets 🩰Ballet and Pickleball with the DEBBY'S
What do Bees and Ballet, The Yankees vs the Mets, and Ballet and Pickleball have to do with finding the dreams of your heart?
This week's Stand Up & Speak Up with special guest Debby Kruszewski and host Debby Montgomery Johnson is all about surviving the Dream Crushers and living your best life. Feel like your corporate "success" job is holding you down - in spite of the $$$? Are you unhappy, numb, exhausted, and feeling "dead" but still breathing?
It's time for a change. It's time to #DREAMBIG. It's time to buzz like a bee and pollinate the world with your positivity. A smile can change the grocery line. A "Thank you" can change the trajectory of someone's life and may impact generations to come. Don't feel out of place or in the land of Misfits - it's time to LEAD from the heart.
#StandUp&SpeakUp #DreamBig #Money #TheDreamPollinator #DebbyMontgomeryJohnson #DebbyKrusz
Drama Triangle 🔼Victim - Persecutor - Rescuer⛑️
Stand Up & Speak Up special guest, Denise Garrett, doesn't like LABELS. Labels make you smaller and you live "up" to them, so if you're worried that people are talking about you, STOP! They are, and there's nothing you can do about them, but you CAN take your power and play to your strengths. Dissatisfied with her corporate position, Denise wanted change and put it out to the UNIVERSE! A friend suggested the Fire Department and Denise said "You can die from that!" Well, yes, you can, but you can also die walking across the street! Denise soon became her town's first female fire fighter and with 100% commitment and determination, she got past the hazing and became the fire house's diamond - strong under pressure, able to get in smaller places, and the Courage Whisperer!
"Have you ever been scared?" ABSOLUTELY, but do it anyway. Find out what the lesson is in your adversities and you might be EMPOWERED to NOT make the same mistake again.
#Firefighter #PersonalDevelopmentCoach #Rescuer #HappilyEverAfterDivorce #CourageousLeadershipAcademy #DebbyMontgomeryJohnson
The Gun Was Pointed At My Face - I Survived
Jennifer Lee was held up at gun point in a busy shopping mall. "Give me your money" he said - "Give me your money." The story began there and continues today as she Stands Up & Speaks Up as a survivor/advocate and host of "I Need Blue" podcast. Rescued by law enforcement, Jen was immediately grateful for the 911 assistance and the officers who responded to the robbery. However, like many victims of crime she put up the mask and became a Woman Behind the Smile - until years later when she recounted her story. Now her pain would become her passion and her purpose and she wanted other victims to know they weren't alone. Her determination is stronger than her fear. Trauma changes your life - Tell your story. Stand Up & Speak is hosted by Debby Montgomery Johnson, a Survivor/Victim Advocate and together with Jennifer, they encourage victims to share their stories.
#Robbery #Gun Point #Trauma #TheWomanBehindTheSmile
Tenacity - Resilience After Adversity with Chad Osinga and Debby Montgomery Johnson
Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Chad Osinga.
Sniper duty prepared for the unexpected yet his life took turns even he couldn't have planned for. Growing up in a drug house with a mother addicted to cocaine, Chad looked to the only mentors around and they provided nothing positive. Thinking that life was a success if you were to the TOP DRUG SALESMAN, Chad broke free. He joined the Army, with his wife and first child at this side. Basic Training and advanced operational training knocked him down yet brought him back UP to heights of confidence, courage, and personal awareness that he had VALUE. At the top of his "game" professionally, his family life took a hit when his 5 year old daughter suffered a stroke. His two younger sons were diagnosed on the spectrum of Autism and he got hit, not once, but TWICE while enjoying "wind therapy" riding his beloved motorcycles. I believe this man has 9 lives and he's on the 7th - he's got resilience and is known as Mr. Tenacity. Join us and see why he's not six feet under.
* Hesitation is the magnifier to fear.
*Every mistake is feedback!
*You are NOT your past
#GoKillit #Addiction #Tenacity
Listen to Chad at The Legend Is You Podcast. www.MrTenacity.com
Leaving a Legacy - 93rd Birthday Lessons!
Legacy! 93 years of experience - the good, the bad and the "You've got to be kidding!"
This's week's Stand Up & Speak Up is a Happy Birthday tribute to Dr. Jack Butz , affectionately knows as "Dr. Jack" to BenfoComplete.com clients and "Dad" to me and the rest of the family. As a follow-on conversation to "An Hour With Dad," which aired on Father's Day 2022, Dr. Jack talks about finances, investing, family and living a LONG, prosperous life. What's the KEY? Humor, Respect, and Good Genes!
#Family #Finances #Military #Marriage
Confidence: Speak Up, Sister!
"If Confidence were a Currency, would you be satisfied with your balance?" In this week's episode of Stand Up & Speak Up, our guest Jamie Dandar McKinney, professional coach, keynote speaker and author, says "Consider your CONFIDENCE like a bank account. Don't let any unauthorized withdrawals drain your account - and be sure to make daily deposits." A woman in the male dominated worlds of automotive and gas/oil for much of her career, Jamie wanted to ensure her VOICE was heard. not volume-wise, but power-wise because she was well-trained, well-educated, and had the RIGHT STUFF to communicate. She believes in having a MAC plan in your life (Mentor, Allies, Champions.) and she credits Derek Jeter with saying "Hit It To Me" as sign of true CONFIDENCE in his ability to get the job done. We all need HITM in our tool box.
#Confidence #JamieMcKinney #DebbyMontgomeryJohnson
Finding Your Voice With Confidence - Stand Up & Speak Up
Renee Reisch literally lost her voice in 2013 to a virus which not only robbed her of speaking but took away most of her spirit. Isolated by doctors, family and friends for 4 months she dreaded waking up to the pain. "Unzip this body and set me free" she thought. Doctors didn’t know if it was permanent damage. and she didn't know if she would ever speak again - a scary thought. The "gift" of time and healing slowly brought her back and therapists helped her regain her life, but with more meaning and purpose. Today Renee works with those who feel they are suffocating in silence and helps them find their voice and speak with confidence. Sisters by other misters, Renee speaks with Debby Montgomery Johnson on Stand Up & Speak Up. They join together in encouraging YOU to Find Your Voice, if not for yourself, then to be the ONE for someone needing to know they aren't alone.
Additional Stand Up & Speak Up shows are available at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Ladies of the Game! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Gaati Werema
What do you do when you are a 6 foot tall teenage girl? You hang out with your 7 siblings and play basketball! Gaati Werema chose to study, play hard, and do the right things in order to be recruited by 40 colleges/universities and she went on to play in Romania, China and other international venues with professional Women's Basketball teams. However, her fame and "celebrity" never took her far away from her Christian background and desire to serve and give back. Gaati founded Ladies of The Game, LLC, in order to mentor young women that were growing up just like she did. She's a coach for not only basketball, but for life, showing the girls that it's just as important to know about finances as it is about throwing a "signature shot." Along the way Gaati learned a big lesson about TRUST and putting herself around good people - she was a victim of a real estate fraud when pursuing her dream of being a community developer. Lesson learned: Beware and Be Aware and that's what she empowers her Ladies of the Game!
Clear The Clutter! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Mel Mason, The Clutter Expert
Clutter - stuff in your closet, garage and even between your ears! The Clutter Expert, Mel Mason, joins Debby today for Part 2, It's All About The Clutter and the Outside is a mirror to the inside. Take 5 minutes in the morning to Allow The Now (ATN) and give yourself the gift of your PRESENCE. You can't change the past but your can rewrite your childhood story and make it HAPPY! Like the Marie Kondo method, or the OHIO (Only Hold It Once), then you'll LOVE Mel's 7 easy steps to DECLUTTER. Enjoy and take one square foot at a time!
#Clutter #Onlinedatingscam #MelMason
Narcissists - Taming The Lion! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Leslie Austin
Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Leslie Austin
We’ve all met "impossible people" in our business and personal lives -- inconsiderate, abusive, or controlling people who just have to be “right and "win" all the time. Confronting or ignoring them doesn’t work, so what do you do? Staying stuck in this no-win pattern can leave you feeling frustrated and resentful – and getting nowhere! These challenging people seem to be everywhere these days!
It’s NEVER about changing the other person – even in healthy relationships. It you want to take your time and go slowly to build a relationship and get to know somebody, if they’re not willing to do that, if they are in a hurry, THEY ARE NOT THE PERSON FOR YOU because they’re not respecting your needs to go more slowly! If somebody is really interested in YOU, they’ll be there if you make them wait a little bit!
#Narcissists #Abuse #Relationship Fraud #FOMO
Are you in a relationship with an impossible person? Get's Dr. Leslie's guide here: https://www.leslieaustin.com/gift
Rise Like A Phoenix From Bankruptcy Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson & Kathryn Hathaway
Bankruptcy is that “B” word that we hide from…"DON’T DO IT because you’ll be considered a financial failure." Wrong – Bankruptcy is a tool in your financial toolbox and it could help you from paying for your past for the rest of your life. Bankruptcy isn’t a get out of jail free card for frequent flyers so don’t be a part of it by trying to game the system – financial fraud is FRAUD. Bankruptcy is a tool and Kathryn A. Hathaway shows us how to R.I.S.E Like a Phoenix out of the ashes of financial ruin. Take RESPONSIBLITY for your decisions. IMAGINE your future without debt and $ in the bank. SERVE others better than anyone else and EXPRESS gratitude for EVERYTHING on a daily basis. Kathryn Hathaway is board-certified in consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification serving clients in Tallahassee, FL and is available for consultation for those living outside of Florida. www.HathawayLaw.Net
www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com for all replays of Stand Up & Speak Up
R.E.A.L. Truth and What We Do With It! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Mary Ellen Ciganovich
Mary Ellen Ciganovich speaks R.E.A.L. Truth and it matters! Diagnosed with epilepsy as a 6 year old, Mary Ellen was told to hide it and pretend nothing was wrong with her. Laws on the books "back then" held that she couldn't get married or have children. Ministers preached that the devil was in folks, like her and that made her ANGRY. However, not wanting to get into the victim mode, which might have been easier for her, she stayed determined to love herself and other more. She realized that the words she chose to use mattered and the way she spoke mattered - and MANNERS matter. Mary Ellen did marry and have a baby and she asked GOD for one thing - don't let my child get "it" and then WHAM, came the diagnosis. Mad at GOD now? Change the perception and get a 2nd opinion. If those trials weren't enough Mary Ellen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 38 and she's been a true survivor ever since. Mary Ellen reminds us to "Be R.E.A.L - Really Enthusiastic About Life - because being R.E.A.L. leads you to live your Truth, find your passion, and our purpose to make our world just a little bit better."
Find out more at www.AskMaryEllen.com
Debby Montgomery Johnson is a Victims Advocate, Speaker, Author and available at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
On Purpose Women Speak Up! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Kathryn Yarborough
Life happens - expect CHANGE and expect to EVOLVE! Don't think that a shy, quiet child could turn into a Vibrant Speaker Coach? Think again and join us in a lively conversation about taking your pain and finding its purpose and then turning it into your passion. My special guest, Kathryn Yarborough, shows how being alone is important to some and is not the same as being lonely. Understanding how to communicate is more effective than how much you speak and to whom you are speaking. We all transform over a lifetime - ask Kathryn how James Bond and his "girls" changed since the early 1960s! It's time to express ourselves more fully, more vibrantly, and not necessarily with incivility - it's time to open up dialogue with those we may not agree with because the more you get to know someone, the more you'll see the things you have in common. Connect with Kathryn Yarborough at https://www.manifestingclientsacademy.com/ Connect with Debby at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com and watch replays of Stand Up & Speak Up.
Matchmaker, Make Me A Match! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Cat Cantrill
We can dream about Mr. Right/Ms. Right, can't we? Why just dream? We absolutely deserve a forever mate and it's "easier" to find that special person with a dating buddy, or better yet, a Matchmaker! I found true love after falling victim to relationship FRAUD and I could have stopped looking after the "scam reveal" but I wanted someone real and I got that through matchmaker friends. They did the background checks. They did the compatibility interviews. They found someone "geographically desirable!" and then we did the rest. Cat Cantrill is the ultimate "Dating Buddy" and she's got your best interest in mind when she's coaching you into dating! She's energetic, creative, and encourages Singles to set boundaries (No-Go's) but not let the "online characteristics" like height, hair color, etc, keep you from finding your TRUE MATCH. Connect with her at www.TheHeartAgency.com. Better yet, if you're in the Iowa area on October 8, 2022, go to her LIVE Dating Game event. Enjoy! Explain the "characters" in the dating industry: Dating agencies are the organizations that are responsible for the introduction of people who are looking for a date, a relationship, or even marriage. Matchmaking agencies make it their job to find potential partners for their clients. They do this by compiling a list of suitable candidates and then presenting them to the client. A dating service is an organization that provides introductions between single persons with the intention of developing romantic relationships. Dating services may provide both personal introductions and general introductions. Singles clubs are organizations that offer social events where singles can meet others in their area who share similar interests and hobbies. Debby Montgomery Johnson, is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCAR) and works with victims/survivors worldwide towards recovery from online relationship fraud. Check out www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com or www.RomanceScamsNow.com for additional information.
My Story Continues - Faith Over Fear! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Bethany Bryan
What do your parents do when you're diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis? Bethany Bryan's parents took a deep breath and then prepared for the worse but always told their daughter that she wasn't CF and she could do whatever she wanted to do. Good advice for the 15-plus years the CF didn't present a problem and then...Bethany was truly a woman behind the smile and never told her friends that she was struggling to breathe. Her parents battled their own mental health issues and her "problems" were small compared to theirs. She believed her FEARS were bigger than her sickness and she just had to conquer the fears, so she did until she couldn't. Her solution? Stop the traditional medications for CF and LET GOD. Soon she realized that dying wasn't part of THE PLAN for her life and she let GOD bring new medications into her life. Today she is thriving and telling her story through her new book, My Story Continues. This is one Stand Up & Speak Up story that needs to be heard. According to the Mayo Clinic, Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with CF, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as lubricants, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. Although cystic fibrosis is progressive and requires daily care, people with CF are usually able to attend school and work. They often have a better quality of life than people with CF had in previous decades. Improvements in screening and treatments mean that people with CF now may live into their mid- to late 30s or 40s, and some are living into their 50s. Bethany Bryan is well on her way to living a LONG, fulfilling life and I'm grateful I had a listening ear. Join us. Bethany Bryan can be reached at www.BethanyBryan.com Debby Montgomery Johnson is Founder, The Woman Behind The Smile, Inc, and replays of Stand Up & Speak Up are at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
A Boomer Chicks Guide to Online Dating! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Angela Schutz
It's a Happy Birthday day on Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and special guest Angela Schutz provides the entertainment! Actually, dating over the age of 50 is full of adventures and full of Beware and be Aware experiences. After her husband of 43 years passed away, Angela found herself alone with her thriving career but not so exciting love life. She decided to venture into the world of online dating - it would be "safe" and a great way to meet and date someone different than her "narcissistic" husband - ah ha moment - not every man was like HIM and thank goodness. As an experienced writer and teacher she also thought writing about her 30 day experiment with online dating would be enlightening to other "senior daters" like herself, hence the creation of "A Boomer Chick's Guide to Online Dating" - You're never too old to look and love. The book exposes the good, the bad and the ugly of online dating but Debby called her out a little about the "victim blame" at the end which can only be truly understood from a victim's point of view. The two women share their unique sides of the online dating story and complement each other with their experiences. This is a great show for those of you wanting to start dating online (listen for the Beware and Be Aware tips), for those of you who survived the fraud of online dating, and for families who want to know MORE. Angela also contributed to Jan Fraser's The Book on Joy, with an article called The Joy of Being a Big, Beautiful Woman, and we talked about how life in a big girl's body is shaped from a young age - parents, watch how you speak to your daughters about body image at an early age. Your words will stick with them forever, good or bad.
Enjoy the show and for more information visit www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com or www.RomanceScamsNow.com
Online Relationship Fraud Survivors Stories of Recovery - Importance of Support through SCARS. Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Tim McGuinness, Guest Host.
Stand Up & Speak Up was started by Debby Montgomery Johnson, almost 3 years ago as a platform for encouraging survivors of Online Relationship Fraud//Scams to feel safe in telling their stories to other victims/survivors as part of their recovering from the trauma of deception and manipulation.
This is the second special edition of Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Tim McGuinness, Directors of SCARS, guest host. This episode features three international SURVIVORS and we thank them. for sharing their stories of RECOVERY. No one should feel blamed for being taken advantage of - EVERYONE will be taken by someone during their lifetime - usually it's family members or close friends who deceive and most victims don't tell. The criminals count on no one speaking up as they laugh their way to the bank. This show helps friends and family, and other survivors of fraud, to understand the psychology of the scam and the recovery process needed to move forward with respect and control. We aim to educate and to show others how to BEWARE and BE AWARE.
Visit www.RomanceScamsNow.com for a complete resource for online relationship fraud.
Report scams to www.Anyscam.com
Online Relationship Fraud Survivor Stories Tells of Beware and Be Aware! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Tim McGuinness, SCARS Directors
Nothing has more impact than a SURVIVOR's story, especially a story of financial fraud. It's difficult to tell the world about something that has happened TO you, especially something that many people ridicule or victim blame. Standing Up and Speaking Up is an important step to recovery, financial and emotional and No One needs to feel ashamed - we have been a victim to a crime and it's time to move on with support. The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) is an international nonprofit organization based in Miami, FL and supports victims/survivors/thrivers and their families from around the globe. We offer a safe place and an array of education, information and personal support. We encourage you to listen to this important show so you can understand a little better what happens when someone says "Yes" to a friend request on FB, or any social media platform, including gaming sites. Learn the psychology of the scam - the grooming, the deception and the manipulation that takes place. Remember, it could be your mother, sister, father, brother, child or best friend who is might be "next" or is already a victim but too afraid or ashamed to Speak Up.
For more information about SCARS, www.RomanceScamsNow.com
Debby Montgomery Johnson is a Victims Advocate and can be seen at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Find Your Voice - Storytelling with Michael D Butler, Beyond Publishing! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson
How could a "Nerd kid" from Oklahoma turn his stutter into a global media platform? Well, Michael D. Butler tells all and his story is BIG, bold, and valuable for all ages. Michael had a dream of speaking on the world's stages and when the local librarian gave him a book written by an 11 year old boy. There was a sailboat on the cover and it ignited his imagination and dreams. When a plane flew over he dreamt of being on that plane and his life changed, and today he's traveling the world. Michael's life was guided by a very powerful mother and although he didn't appreciate her "instructions" as a child, he has grown into believing in the power of traditions, routines, and MOMS! This past year, Michael focused on empowering women authors and is in the process of launching Beyond Publishing's newest book, Powerful Female Immigrants. He recognized the power of women writing, reading, and purchasing books as they navigate their futures and the futures of their families, communities, and nations. Our lively conversation jumped from single fatherhood and the pandemic to Michael receiving "Colonel" status from his friends in Kentucky. We moved on to Philadelphia where he interviewed Dr. Oz and then he ran the "Rocky Steps" as he relived Rocky Balboa adventures down the streets of Philadelphia. The story here is...Let the "No's" become rocket fuel. Commit to your core values and NEVER GIVE UP. Stay away from the naysayers. Don't let the trolls stop you from your purpose and your mission. Hurt people use words to hurt. Use YOUR story for good because someone needs to hear it and to know they aren't alone. Learn how Michael used his influence and heart in working 1040Impace.org which rescues youth from human trafficking. Michael is passionate about supporting the young women and in empowering them with life skills so they can create a better life and future for themselves. Michael D. Butler is a man on many missions and I'm grateful to be working along side him. Together we truly have A Gift Called Fearless! (Beyond Publishing published my book this past year!)
Love On The Line - Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Elina Juusola
Beware and Be Aware - YES, folks, everyone can be taken by someone online (and in person.) And those "mis-steps" without additional judgment/victim blame/victim shame can lead to an international awareness of how criminals are ripping out hearts while laughing their way to the bank. Elina tells her story, not only from a victim/survivor/thriver/advocate position, but also as a researcher. Her book. Love On The Line, How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and without Victimization is a remarkable ride through a recovery process from a trauma of romance scams with positive attitude, vigilance and feminist flair. This episode of Stand Up & Speak Up is for anyone who has been on the receiving end of a SCAM or financial FRAUD. This episode is NOT for anyone wanting to SHAME victims. It takes courage to turn your pain into your passion and then go out and start a global movement in order to support others. Debby is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) and Elina is one of our international Advisors. Together they are Standing Up and Speak Up for SURVIVORS and their families. Remember, we hope you'll never be a victim to online fraud, but it could happen to your mother, father, son, daughter or best friend.
Unshakable Resilience! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Krishna Ruparelia
What happens when the boss isn't listening to the team and tasks them with something redundant? Does anyone speak up? Has your organization ever "monitored your mouse" to see how much work you are doing during the day? YES and NO are my answers to those questions and Krishna Ruparelia has a lot more to tell as she works with top leaders in making their employees' well-being A PRIORITY. In this episode of Stand Up & Speak Up, Debby and Krishna go over the keys to UNSHAKABLE RESILIENCE and they start with Mindset - how do we reset attitudes and habits so that the "old" don't run the "new and most effective." Find out how SELF-CARE and MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS shape the work environment, in person and virtually. We explore the Art of Rushing vs the Art of Being - take a pause and let your body, mind, and spirit return to BALANCE. The only constant in life is CHANGE and we don't have to change everything all at once, yet the key to making change is taking action. Contact Krishna Ruparelia: www.unshakableresilience.co.uk Contact Debby: www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
The Crisis Planner - Get Off The Worry-Go-Round! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Linda Fostek
Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Linda Fostek. Hurricane season is almost here but we're faced with crises daily. It's time to get prepared, from 72 hour emergency kits, estate planning/wills/Power of Attorney/ and even to password protections. Linda turned her father's "Home Operations Manual" into The Crisis Planning Home System and every home should have one. Do you know where your water shut-off valve is? Do you know where the gas turn-off valve is? Do you know what circuit breaker cuts the power to your washing machine? Do you know how scammers get into your bank accounts? Has your Netflix account been hacked and an email came in with the "reset link?" This is a full hour of How-To information that you'll want to have BEFORE the hurricanes/tornedoes/snow storms of life come upon you. Ever had a "Tinkerbell Moment?" Join us and find out where we had them.
Linda Fostek, Founder of The Crisis Planner, www.TheCrisisPlanner.com
Debby Montgomery Johnson, www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
SCARS, The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams, www.RomanceScamsNow.com
Your Story Will Change The World. Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Peggy Lee Hanson
This episode of Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Peggy Lee Hanson shares the importance of life's experiences, the good, the bad, and the ugly! Each of us has something we're hiding because of embarrassment or shame. Writing your story is the first step to healing and recovery. Speaking about your story is the first step to helping someone else. Going PUBLIC with your story will start a movement to change the world. Be courageous one word at a time. You never know who might be impacted by your story. Peggy Lee Hanson is the Founder of Courageous Women Publications and works with women around the world in crafting their unique message. She's got a story to tell herself - one that's been "nudging" her for years. Today is her day to shed the guilt over hiding and RELEASE her full potential.
Power Through The Heart's Voice. Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Gail Dixon
You are NOT your story, but you ARE the teller of your story and it's time to change the way you speak to yourself and to the world. Gail Dixon is the Founder of The Heart's Voice Movement and an author, speaker, and Communicational Consultant. For decades Gail has worked with individuals and organizations to harness the power of words to achieve their goals. She listens "between the lines" to hear the heart of the message and then speaks back the "right" words to create your powerful results. We all have something happen in our lives and we could crawl under a rock and HIDE yet Gail says "Chances are we don't live under a black cloud 365 days a year! Something happened and I'm still here, so rewrite the story." We need to honor the grief and loss and then choose to change the narrative you tell yourself and the world.
Don't get sick with "Comparisionitis" which means 1. Avoid comparisions from THEN and NOW, ie: I used to be... 2. Avoid comparisons of yourself to others. No one has the same skills, life experiences, and capabilities that you do and 3: Don't compare your "behind the scenes" to their "Highlight reels!" Don't compare "Perfect to Possible." We need to change our head voice to our heart voice - I'm worthy. I belong. I care. I make a difference! Self sabotage is sometimes easier than positive self talk so maybe it's time for a corrective message. Gail has the strategies and the success to walk us through and she's celebrating with the first ever National Raise Your Voice day on May 2o, 2022. Join us at www.HeartsVoiceMovement.com today.
Meet the Storyteller - Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Kesha Christie
SEASON 3 here we come! What a great way to kick off the start of Season 3 of Stand Up & Speak Up. Storytelling isn't just for kids - it connects us ALL. Today's special guest on Stand Up & Speak Up is Kesha Christie and she's coming in from Ontario, Canada. Originally from Jamaica, Kesha grew up hearing traditional stories from her grandparents. Oral storytelling is an integral part of African and Caribbean identity and passed down from generation to generation. Not wanting the ART of storytelling to die out with the older generations, Kesha took on the mantle of STORYTELLER and she's a master. Stories are not just for the teller, the magic is in the listening and we got to listen to How Tulips Came to Canada, and one of my favorite, The Bird of One Thousand Feathers! Kesha founded Talkin Tales and hosts a regular podcast. Talkin' Tales shares stories that empower and entertain for all ages. Come on in, close your eyes, and enjoy the "sights and sounds" of the Caribbean and beyond!
Visit Website: http://www.talkintales.ca Kesha Christie is an Afro-Caribbean Storyteller who tells Caribbean and African folklore, Aesop fables and original works. As an animated edutainer for all ages, Kesha ignites the imagination and carries her audience on an amazing journey from tale to tale. Through her stories and workshops she interweaves history and motivational speaking.
Sabotage to Success - Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Aleksandra Rehar
What a great way to end Season 2 with a SUCCESS story! Aleksandra Rehar, born in Slovenia before it was Slovenia, has suffered tremendous personal losses over her lifetime. She's Standing Up & Speaking Up about how all the magic happens outside of your comfort zone! Aleksandra and Debby take a journey across the pond to Slovenia and encourage YOU to look at the map - the country is beautiful and is surrounded by history and history in the making. Then it's time to take a look within. Get to know your limiting beliefs and how to say "No More" to them and any toxic relationship around you. Aleksandra shared her personal story as a co-author with Sammy Blindell and 26 inspired thought leaders in The Law of The Brand Attraction 2 and is leading Quantum Business Leaders around the globe.
FRAUD and SCAM Alert. Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Tim McGuinness
With Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna, the world of online fraud has blown up. Online relationship fraud/scams are running rampant and during the pandemic millions have been "taken" by scammers around the globe. Dr. Tim McGuinness, Founder and Director, of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) and Debby Montgomery Johnson, also a Director, raise awareness about Pig Butchering (financial fraud linked to relationship scams) and the steps victims/survivors need to take to report the fraud to law enforcement. We ALL can be taken at one point in our lives, no matter our age, education, or financial prowess. The lack of reporting leads to MORE scammers laughing their way to the bank. What age groups are most susceptible to fraud? ALL of them and we give the whys. Join us for this important Stand Up & Speak Up Fraud/Scam Alert session.
#SCARS #The Woman Behind The Smile #Online Relationship Fraud #Pig Butchering #Tinder Swindler
For a full transcript of this podcast, visit https://romancescamsnow.com/dating-scams/2022-scam-update-a-podcast-with-dr-tim-mcguinness-and-debby-montgomery-johnson/
Near-Death Experience Life Changer. Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Sammy Moonwalker Tucker
She lost her arm in a motorcycle accident - it was not the "honorable death" she had planned pre-deployment yet it changed her life and she hasn't looked back. Victim? Not on your life. Sammy Moonwalker Tucker, was born the day man walked on the Moon and her father wanted to remember that forever! Drugs and abuse ran rampant around her during her childhood and then reared their ugly heads during young adulthood. Poor choices led to experiences that robbed her of happiness and purpose. Find out how life became a "Hot mess" and how Sammy (Moon) took responsibility for everything that happened to her and FOR her. Hear her say "I'm dying but I'm not ready." So, what next? Her brother said "Sis, have you ever done archery?" and in spite of the Naysayer clerk and the "You need two hands for archery", Sammy went on to become the first American woman to win the Paralympics for archery. This is an AMAZING story of true grit and grace!
Contact Sammy Moonwalker Tucker at www.moonwalkerlife.me Contact Debby Montgomery Johnson at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Manifest Incredible Love and More! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Nicki Hu
Stop looking for love in all the wrong places! If things are not working for you, then what can YOU do to change and how can you heal your relationship patterns? Nicki Hu grew up with a "controlling" mother (don't we all and don't we turn into that as we have children?!" yet she turned on the rebellious button when she needed to do her own thing. Sometimes we need to release the toxic relationships in our lives and it may be difficult if those relationship include family and friends. Nicki, although young, to me, has lived a lifetime of interesting relationships. She is vulnerable in her discussion about limiting beliefs and a personal breakdown which led to a toxic connection outside of her marriage. Forgiveness and self-care and a very supportive husband, who chose to stay with her because he CHOSE her and their relationship, reignited her passions and her values. Nicki is hosting Manifest Incredible Love summit on April 1 with 25 incredible coaches, speakers, experts in their respective fields and she's inviting all to join. Get to know Nick here on Stand Up & Speak Up and then find out how you can Manifest Incredible Love!
My 50 Golden Years Plus! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Jack Butz
Nine decades-plus can teach you a lot about life, but an hour with your 92 year old DAD will feed your soul forever. This Stand Up & Speak Up episode was another Labor of Love for me and for our family. Too many of my friends lament the passing of their parents but more wish they had another hour, or another phone call with their folks. "If only" is what I was hearing and I didn't want to have those regrets. Dr. Jack Butz has led an extraordinary life. His father passed at 46 years old and Jack lived in a home with "lot of women" which included his mom, his aunt, his sister and a friend of hers, and probably some other "old ladies" that I'm missing. There was no "free ride" for Jack and he put himself through the University of PA and Penn Dental School. The Air Force provided a good starting point for his career as a dentist but life in Woodstock, Vermont cemented his "working years" until his retirement to Florida. Author of "My 50 Golden Years", Dr. Jack chronicles the lives of his 10 special Golden Retrievers and he admits that his last one, Angel, was his favorite. Family history took on a golden spin when he wrote about the dogs (births/deaths) and threw in nuggets about his four children! Seeing the world through the eyes of a gentle GIANT who has seen it all the last 92 years was tender yet realistic. It's time to take an hour with your parents if you're are fortunate to still have them around. Life isn't guaranteed and each day is an opportunity to learn. Good luck with having YOUR conversations.
It's A Ripple From The UK! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Sammy Blindell
It takes one drop to make a ripple that will change the world and Sammy Blindell, CEO of the Brand Builders Club and The One Drop Movement Global followed her vision. "Individually we are One Drop, and together we are the ocean," says Sammy and it's time to focus on what's really important. Bullied as a child, Sammy believes that protecting herself held her back from achieving much more and if you don't take control of your "label - victim, failure, gullible, gold digger" you are leaving your reputation on the table and someone else will "brand you." Additionally, if you set your expectations to "make it only half way" then you'll only make it half way. Shoot for the moon and awaken the giant within. As a team member of Awakening Giants in San Diego, Sammy faced her fears of "looking bad" in front of Women of Contribution - little did she know then that her "failure to climb the pole" catapulted her to greatness going forward. No more blaming and shaming herself - no more "little girl on the playground being called "FATSO"...now it was her time to STAND UP and SPEAK UP and drop the mask. Together Debby Montgomery Johnson, Founder of The Woman Behind The Smile, and Sammy Blindell inspire each other with their vulnerabilities and their love for their mothers! Asked if she could spend an Hour With Mom, what would she ask her? Join us to find out and then do the same with your mom (if you can.)
Contact Sammy Blindell at www.TheOneDropMovement.com.
An Hour With Mom - Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Gwendolyn Kennedy Butz
TThis special edition of Stand Up & Speak Up this week is with Debby Montgomery Johnson and her mom, Gwendolyn Kennedy Butz. If you could have your mom's undivided attention for an hour, what would you ask her? What was life like when she was a little girl? Who taught her to cook? Where were the holidays spent and with whom? Who did the dishes? Did your mom REALLY ever talk about life as a young adult? What were her joys and times of sadness? Did she work outside of the home or was she a SAHM? My folks have been married since 1955 and they're fortunately still happy, healthy, and of sound mind. Too many of my friends are realizing they can't ever get that hour with mom back either because she's passed (transitioned beyond the veil) or is living with diminished memories. I wanted to let my mom SHINE and for once in her life be the center of MY attention and she was and I'm so grateful. I encourage you all to ask the questions you've never asked (within reason!) and then LISTEN to the gems that will come out. Our Women of Wisdom (WOW, MOMs upside down!) are aging, as are we, and there is so much to learn. All in all, life goes by too quickly and don't you want to know who was the FAVORITE child!!!
Debby Montgomery Johnson is Founder, The Woman Behind The Smile, Inc, www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Director, The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS)
Recover From Financial "Oops!" Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Debra Morrison
"How could I make a financial mistake?" Have you ever asked yourself that question? Are you a Certified Financial Planner, trained for more than 40 years, and those words came out of your mouth? NOT, except for our own Expert, Debra L. Morrison, CFP, MS, Financial Coach, TedX Speaker, and international author who acknowledges that EVERYONE, repeat, EVERYONE can make a financial "oops" and recover. What does it take to move forward past the self-flagellation and shame? Acknowledgement , forgiveness and GRACE. You need to learn the basics of finances and then act with the assistance of a financial planner who you TRUST and who will advise you for YOUR best interest and success. Investing is for everyone but like baking, you MUST leave follow the recipe and leave the cake in until it's fully baked - don't keep opening up the oven to to "check the progress" (ie: sell stocks when the market goes down) or your cake won't be what you expected! Debra L. Morrison is leads Women Navigating Finances and is setting women up for financial success by being INTENTIONAL. Life happens...death happens...the rollercoaster keeps on going and sometimes we need to know when to get off and sometimes we need to know when to enjoy the ride! Join us on Stand Up & Speak Up and get some financial TIPS for yourself! Debra L. Morrison can be contacted at www.womennavigatingfinances.com Debby Montgomery Johnson is at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
The Heart Healer- Ho'oponopono! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Ilene Gottlieb
I Love You~ I'm Sorry~ Please Forgive Me~ Thank You!
These "simple steps to healing" are the key to the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono. Ilene Gottlieb, The Heart Healer, shares the benefits of combining the practice with her Conscious Heart Connections and the two very simple techniques can be used immediately to support your self-care regimen. Wouldn't you like to shed the fear, self-sabotage and negative thoughts swirling around in your head? Don't feel guilty - see how taking 100% responsibility for all things we CREATE in our lives lets us RELEASE what we created. Take a few moments to experience inner peace, self-confidence and clarity in your soul's purpose.
Ilene Gottlieb can be reached at www.IleneTheHeartHealer.com.
Debby Montgomery Johnson is Founder of The Woman Behind The Smile, Inc - www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com.
Stop Yelling At Your Kids! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Celia Kibler
Frustrated by your toddler yelling at you? Perhaps you need to look in the mirror to see WHY they are doing that! Celia Kibler, Founder of Pumped Up Parenting, says we need to be intentional when communicating with each other because we're really raising "adults and not children!" Electronics ruling the household? Celia says "raise kids that are polite, well-mannered, respectful. Raise kids to do chores, play outside, eat meals together when possible and THEN put the video games on...with limits." If we're all tuned into our own things then ultimately we'll find a disconnected family. Want to know how to get a wild child stop whining? How about a tip to get through the toy store checkout without a major meltdown? Celia is on a mission to calm the world and April 5, 2022 is International Day of Calm and it's for ALL OF US. Take the pledge to pause for 24 hours and let's change the world one person at at time!
Contact Celia Kibler www.PumpedUpParenting.com.
Contact Debby Montgomery Johnson at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Restorative Practices in Class? Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Gaye Lang, Author of "Seven"
Courage - Respect - Trust! Dr. Gaye Lang led the way to teaching Restorative Practices in the classroom in Texas and beyond, and her reach to the White House gives her EXPERT status. Her SUPER POWERS and decades of experience, multiple degrees, and intense desire to bless the children equip thousands of educators to transform their school and classrooms into restorative places of learning and community. Dr. Lang is also the author of SEVEN, a best-selling historical fiction about 7 magnificent women who started a black sorority at an all-white school in the 1920s. The "sisters" faced racism and bigotry on a daily basis, yet their COURAGE helped them rise above and change life as many knew it. Join Debby and Dr. Gaye for a lively conversation about Restorative Practices, Restorative Justice, and life as "Sisters by Other Misters!"
Contact Dr. Gaye Lang at www.WorkplaceRestorativePracticesInc.com
For additional show replays, visit www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com.
Grit and Grace! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Linda Fisk
"Be careful with her...she's clinically SHY" said her dad and that was the beginning of Linda Fisk's staying hidden as a little girl. Wow, you need to check out what happened after her first college public speaking class. Linda's STANDING UP and SPEAKING UP turned into a worldwide movement called LeadHerShip Global! Her dream of speaking in front of hundreds in spite of her disabling stutter caused her to live her fictional version of herself behind the smile. Then she learned that life's challenges faced with GRIT will never define us nor defeat us but we need to take action and "failure is often why SUCCESSFUL people achieve such remarkable heights of greatness." Linda sets personal VALUES above all else and encourages the 10,000 women of LeadHerShip Global to live with RESPECT, dignity, resilience, courage and determination. Find a compassionate, safe community and then cultivate your purpose. Passion might come out of pain, yet it will always be embraced by supportive, encouraging, like-hearted women of the world! "There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise." Let's not be intimidated by success or successful women and men - they're most likely ready to Pay It Forward and be The One for you and me. Contact Linda Fisk at www.LeadHerShipGlobal.com or on LinkedIn. Contact Debby Montgomery Johnson at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Online Dating Scam Happened To Me But It Won't Define Me. Positive Talk Radio with Kevin McDonald and Debby Montgomery Johnson
Beware and Be Aware - We can ALL be taken by scammers no matter how well trained and well educated we are. It's important to protect your online presence (lock down your friends - you don't need thousands), protect your finances (check your bank accounts regularly) and protect your heart! This is a fun conversation about a very SERIOUS TOPIC...don't take it lightly - this could happen to your mom, daughter, or best friend (guys included.) If anyone has been a victim or knows someone taken in an online "relationship" check out www.romancescamsnow.com, the Encyclopedia website for information about online scams. Support groups available.
Go to www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com for additional information and Stand Up & Speak Up shows with Debby Montgomery Johnson.
Silent No Longer Says 2x Sexual Assault Survivor!
This week's Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Greta McClain, Founder of SilentNoLongerTn.org. Some ask "How could SHE be a victim of sexual assault?" SHE was a former Detective in the Sexual Assault Department in the Nashville Metro Police Department and she was trained to protect others but when faced with her own attacker, she felt hopeless and defeated afterwards. Wanting to crawl under a rock and hide (The Woman Behind The Smile) Greta faced depression and near suicide when she saw #MeToo and knew she wasn't alone anymore. Reaching out she used her experience as a police officer and a sexual assault victim to STAND UP & SPEAK UP for other victims/survivors. She turned her pain into her passion and launched SilentNoLongerTn.org to assist others through the recovery process.
Contact Greta McClain at www.SilentNoLongerTN.org for additional information ( you don't need to live in TN for info.)
Contact Debby Montgomery Johnson at www.TheWomanBehindTheSmile.com
Contact The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) at www.romancescamsnow.com
Connecting with Impact - Mama Heshie! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnsonand Heshie Segal
Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson features special guest Heshie Segal. Heshie is the founder and CEO of The JetNetting™ Connection and known to the children of Tanzania as "Mama Heshie!" We dove into Heshie's life which is filled with challenges, triumphs, pain and passion. Abused as a child catapulted her into her mission to protect the children. She is a rebel WITH a cause and she's clear when she Stands Up & Speaks Up about sexual abuse (I was the "family toy",) financial abuse (fraudulent investments offered by "friends") and her passion project in Africa - KidsBetterWorld. Heshie believes that every experience can be a game changer. You can turn your past pains into your passion, and there is no job that the President of a company can't do! If you can do a better job than she, go for it and DO IT. She's a firm believer in taking ACTION and she's got the track record to show for it. Together with her husband, Werner Berger, Heshie is on a mission to change the world for "her kids." Her clean water initiatives are inspiring. Her speaking up about being SCAMMED by a "TRUSTED" associate shows her vulnerability and strength. She's a true advocate, along with Debby, about Standing Up and Speaking Up for yourself and for others who may need to rely on your strength and support. Beware and Be Aware shines through in this episode. Thank you Heshie for being a true role model!
Top Online Scams for 2021! Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Dr. Tim McGuinness, SCARS
This is a special, end of the year wrap up, with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Tim McGuinness, PhD, Founder of The Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams (SCARS) and we discuss the top online scams of 2021. This has been a banner year with the pandemic, social distancing and everyone on the computers looking for "friends and companions" and the scammers are right there with us. No one is "immune" to online scam and we'd like to highlight the top scams, which include medical scams (COVID), non-delivery scams, telecon frau, romance scams, investment fraud, sextortion, payment cards fraud, and money laundering through MULES.
SCARS is a non-profit, incorporated organization, government-registered/partnered crime victim assistance and crime prevention organization providing services and support for scam victims worldwide. See www.romancescamsnow.com
We based our conversation on INTERPOL's 2021 Top 10 Online Scam List. INTEROL is an NGO which facilitates crime reporting and law enforcement support worldwide. Anyone calling YOU saying they are "Agent XYZ from Interpol" is a scammer. Interpol is NOT going to contact individuals. Beware and Be Aware.
From Serving Our Country to Serving Time...What Happened?
Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and Cece Espeut. Raised in a "good" family overseas and surrounded with all of the best things, Cece, the ultimate city girl, arrived in NYC from London and who do you think she "met" at the Metro station? The US Marine Corps recruiter and the rest is history..."I'll see you when I see you" is what she told her mom and 10 years later she's telling another story from behind Federal Prison walls. How did her brilliant "math mind" get her caught up in drug conspiracy with her "friends?" As she tells, her good life went one way and she went the other UNTIL she told her story and realized she wasn't alone...she wasn't the only "good girl" who's been behind bars. Armed with the intense WILL to not go back, EVER, she turned her passion in photography into a thriving business. Called out by Sharon Lechter at a Women's Prosperity Network Unconference, Cece could not hide behind the camera or the mask of embarrassment any longer. It was time to STAND UP & SPEAK UP about her life and turn her pain and experiences into something for good. Today Cece Espeut is a TedX speaker, author, and advocate for second chances and restoring your life after incarceration. What a woman...what a story!