Let's Go Innovate

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
Thomas Edison,
Inventor and Scientist



Friday, February 15, 2013

Let's Go Innovate Partner Yolanda Conley Shields featured on the #1 Blog that Honors Philanthropic Work


Click this link to Visit the Today Honoree Site 

Yolanda Conley Shields

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" Luke 1:45
Yolanda Conley Shields is CEO of Youth Life Foundation (USA).  She is also Vice President and co-founder of the Adassa Adumori Foundation (USA) which does community development work in the continent of Africa and other 3rd World Countries.  She is a much sought after speaker and trainer in the area of business development, and social entrepreneurship and has traveled extensively throughout the United Sates, France and Africa.  She has 20+yrs. In the area of Fund Development, Celeb Charity Management, International Community Development, Trainer, and Founder of Let's Go Innovate ™ where she is a Success Coach, Speaker, TV Host. She has earned a B.S. in Education and Social Work (APSU) and M.S. in Business/Non-Profit Management.  Has several certifications in the area of grant writing, nonprofit management and fundraising.   She has been appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Labor and Workforce Development Board for the State of Tennessee and Chairs the Continuous Improvement committee.   

For many years she has devoted her life to helping others, so it’s no surprise that she is seen as a gifted leader and advocate.  She has assisted over 20 corporations in the areas of strategic planning, media relations, business operations and development, board development, celebrity charity management, community collaboration, and organizational sustainability.   She has worked with such celebrities as CeCe Winans, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Tony Boselli, and many others.  She desires to serve with integrity and leaves nothing less than a trail of excellence wherever she’s involved.

For over 20 years Yolanda Shields a Nashville native has been inspiring individuals and corporations to make effective Philanthropic investments in the community. She believes that her for-profit businesses can help fund her philanthropic endeavors.  Yolanda says “that God has gifted us to be able to help others”. 

Her book  -->Letters to our Sons  - A Mother’s Journey-Raising Sons to Become Men of Character,
will be released Mothers day 2013. 

Two of her favorite quotes are:
I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works. Ken Blanchard

Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved.
Bill Gates

Yolanda Conley Shields has served as a consultant to numerous celebrity foundations and charity initiatives, as well as strategic philanthropic planning for over 20 nonprofit and for-profit corporations. Yolanda Shields, a tireless and passionate advocate for children, serving as a member of the Mayor Karl Dean’s Youth Task Force, board member of the National Christian Foundation (Nashville Affiliate), Member of American Association of Grant Professional, EwomenNetwork, CABLE (Women Networking Group), WIN (Nashville -Women Networking Group), Nashville Afterschool Zone Alliance Training Council, Vice-President of the Adassa-Adumori Foundation.  You can reach her on Twitter and facebook.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dr Fumi Recognized as Philanthropist of the Day

Let’s Go Innovate Partner featured
 “Today’s Honoree Blog” that recognizes Philanthropist

The #1 Blog For Recognizing The Works of Others) featured Lets Go Innovate Partner as honoree of the day and also did something very interesting with her name FUMI: "To succeed, we have to FUMI (Focus Using More Intent). Wow! Now, this is a lesson Fumi can take to the bank and cash in on... Awesome!
Dr. Fumi has From Scratch TV that is an Inspirational Online Programming featuring ordinary heroes. Follow our heroes as they transform their lives in an extraordinary way from SCRATCH! It celebrates the tenacity, vigor and determination of “our next door” heroes and teaches our viewers how to do same with their circumstances, no matter what they are.
This inspirational show is hosted by Dr Fumi Hancock, Founder and President of Adassa Adumori Foundation, Inc, a US based 501(c) 3 Organization with the mission to alleviate poverty in Africa by providing Quality Education, Standard Healthcare and Advancement in Human Capital Developments in said continent.

Fumi in her own words met destiny in 2008 when she visited Nigeria after being absent from the country for over 25 years. Her experience finding her way back home changed her life and birthed her non profit organization who continues to do work in AFRICA. This was a pivotal moment for her and she has hit the ground running ever since, transforming other peoples’ lives, children, women and men alike in AFRICA.

This medium’s MISSION, VISION & GOAL: To inspire, explore, motive our audience to grand creativity, empower and provide a vehicle to dream big yet again.
OUR MOTTO:  Failure is not an Option! But a training tool and an opportunity to get it right the next time.  It’s not how much a person fall that matters but how he or she stand strong in the face of adversity!

REMEMBER: A Winner Never Quits! A Quitter Never Wins! The stories featured will give our audience the WINGS TO SOAR IN BOLDNESS!
Do you have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Or do you have a hero in your neighboring you would like to celebrate? Send us a video about you or your nominee.
What makes this person special? And how has this person achieved transforming his or her life from Scratch!
Send video and a short statement to: fumi@fromscratchtv.com

If you reside in the the Nashville area, please include that in your email to us.

ACTION PLAN: We need you to like us… twit about us…send our information to friends and families who may have stories to tell. STORIES FROM ALL CONTINENT IS WELCOMED. Our colorful diversity and life experiences will bring texture and more meaning to our Vision, Mission and Goal for FROM SCRATCH TV. Production Credits by Cambium Break Productions
Visit Dr. Fumi Hancock for more information.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Interview with Miss TN Junior National Teenager 2012

Let's Go Innovate Encourages the Next Generation of Leaders 

There are many young people that will be our next leaders.  Let's Go Innovate is not just training and working with adults, we are also interested in working with and mentoring our future leaders.  Yes, we do have the responsibility of reaching back and helping the next generation.  Can you remember who your mentors, coaches, and teachers were who poured into your life. It is time for you to PAY it FORWARD.  On January 26, 2013 we took time out to talk with Miss Tennessee Junior National Teenager 2012 Emily Hamby.  She started off her time with us interviewing Fumi Hancock about her best seller Adventures of Jewel Cardwell Hydras Nest, then Yolanda Conley Shields and Fumi interviewed her about her family, school and community activities.  Her main focus during her reign will be literacy.  She see's this as a serious issue for our State.  She will spend time sharing the importance of reading and encouraging young people to volunteer to read to younger children in their communities. Lets Go Innovate enjoyed talking with Emily and her mother about her journey. Publicist Sherry Parfait also joined Emily during the interview to help prepare her.  
Fifteen-year-old Emily Hamby is an award-winning speaker, community volunteer and the 2012 Miss Tennessee Junior National Teenager.  An aspiring public speaker, Emily has won local and state speech contests, and is the 2012 America’s National Teenager speech contest winner. Emily is proud to volunteer her time with charities in Rutherford and Cannon Counties, including Room in the Inn, the Salvation Army, and the United Way, for which she serves as a “Stuff the Bus” campaign spokesperson in 2012. Emily is an avid soccer player and is actively involved in numerous groups at her school and church.  Emily Hamby lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  See full interview below.  Please follow us on facebook and twitter  and stay tuned for other business and leadership tips and special interviews with other local and national young and seasoned CEO's, Entrepreneurs or others looking to Take Back Their Vision on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PrincessinSuburbia.  

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