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Amber Raymond and Lynn McLaughlin

Lynn McLaughlin has just received the 2022 award for best Fiction Audiobook from the Independent Press for her book, “Jackson”.  A life-long educator, she served in various roles including Superintendent of Education. Lynn now teaches future Educational Assistants at her local College. Lynn hosts the inspirational podcast “Taking the Helm”, in its third year. A professional speaker, she leads us in tackling our barriers so that we can move forward to new and exciting possibilities.   An active Rotarian, Lynn is dedicated to community causes. She is a member of 100 Women Who Care Windsor/Essex and works tirelessly to support the goals of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Amber Raymond is a Master’s level Social Worker specializing in self-awareness and self-development. Amber now works one-on-one with individuals to help them achieve optimal holistic health. Amber is an advocate for non-conventional, evidence-based coping strategies and identifies as a loving and committed mother and friend. She is passionate about child mental health, lifelong self-care practices, self-exploration, self-love, and wellbeing. Amber Raymond was born in the small town of McGregor, Ontario and grew up in a family that emphasized the importance of helping those in need, learning to recognize those who struggle and do what it takes to help them

Join us for a live and unscrpited interview with Amber and Lynn  Business Mentorship; Keepin It Real and if your on the move here is the podcast.

The Power of Thought

Tell us a little something about your business...

I am Amber’s aunt and called her while I was out for a walk, a year ago January. At first I wanted to brainstorm my idea about writing a children’s book series to help kids manage their emotions positively from a very young age. Amber was completing her Master of Social Work and her son was nine years old at the time. I immediately asked her if she would be a co-author and she jumped right in. With the two of us (parents, educator and social worker) writing together, we were immediately empowered and inspired.

When children learn to manage their emotions at a young age, they learn to problem solve and find positive solutions to everyday situations. Teaching emotional vocabulary gives children the tools they need to build confidence in themselves and minimize their anxiety levels as they grow into adulthood.

We had such fun creating our imaginary characters and planet. Nyx, Carnuli, Epido, Lazu, and Zirco are all children who live on Tezra. Their forms are quite different from humans as they are not identifiable by gender, and they hover rather than walk.

The most unique characteristic is that the children cannot hide their emotions because they haven’t learned to control them yet. They glow in the colour of how they are feeling. Each book in the series teaches a different strategy they can use, and adults can model.

We will be launching the first book right around the date of this live interview Trish. We are more than excited and thank you for this opportunity!

When was your lightbulb moment?

As an Educator, a Social Worker and parents, the pandemic put pressure on us like never before. Recognizing how hard it has impacted children drove us to take action and provide tools for them. Prior to the Gen Z generation, most of us did not talk about our feeling or emotions. It simply was not part of our upbringing. This book series will help not only children, but parents, educators, and clinicians to be proactive and to model the strategies of emotional intelligence.

What are your three words of advice?

Self-awareness: The most important piece of emotional intelligence. If you know what is going on inside your body and mind, you can meet your full potential.
Self-compassion: When we can love and be patient with ourselves, we will be more confident and strive for personal growth.
Empathy: If we recognize other people’s feelings, we can create a more caring community and world. The lives of each of us will be more enjoyable, successful, and fulfilling.

Three words of advice...

Self-awareness, Self-compassion and Empathy

Lynn McLaughlin has just received the 2022 award for best Fiction Audiobook from the Independent Press for her book, “Jackson”.  A life-long educator, she served in various roles including Superintendent of Education. Lynn now teaches future Educational Assistants at her local College. Lynn hosts the inspirational podcast “Taking the Helm”, in its third year. A professional speaker, she leads us in tackling our barriers so that we can move forward to new and exciting possibilities.   An active Rotarian, Lynn is dedicated to community causes. She is a member of 100 Women Who Care Windsor/Essex and works tirelessly to support the goals of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Amber Raymond is a Master’s level Social Worker specializing in self-awareness and self-development. Amber now works one-on-one with individuals to help them achieve optimal holistic health. Amber is an advocate for non-conventional, evidence-based coping strategies and identifies as a loving and committed mother and friend. She is passionate about child mental health, lifelong self-care practices, self-exploration, self-love, and wellbeing. Amber Raymond was born in the small town of McGregor, Ontario and grew up in a family that emphasized the importance of helping those in need, learning to recognize those who struggle and do what it takes to help them

Join us for a live and unscrpited interview with Amber and Lynn  Business Mentorship; Keepin It Real and if your on the move here is the podcast.

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