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Why, How, When and Where

SITUATION = rise in harassment and sexual assault

PROBLEM = same approach perpetuates the same dismal outcomes

SOLUTION = innovative Preventing and Empowering Training

Authenticity and Storytelling – This custom curriculum is based on real-life examples and self-reflection that authentically create self-awareness and cultural understanding of the root reasons WHY, HOW, WHEN and WHERE harassment and assault start and grow. It wraps up with powerful actionable skills of WHAT to do to report, stop and best yet, prevent it from happening in the first place.

When you’re ready for training that works….contact us.

+ Virtual and in-person workshops for military and companies
+ Digital workbook and resource guide
+ Option of additional follow up programs and coaching

Together we create safe, unified and empowered workplace environments where everyone can thrive!


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May you shine.

Sorry for the awful video quality! The message is more important than my ego wanting it to look perfect. 🙂 An impromptu 25 second talk at Martin Luther King Jr’s church when asked “What life message would you like to share with these school children?”

Fun Fact – This is from Martin Luther King Jr’s church in Montgomery, Alabama.

May we ALL shine!

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Podcasts, People and Updates!

You are important to me!

I share the most recent podcasts, people and updates to be of value, encouragement and to create a community of leaders and inspirers. 

I am confident you will find nuggets of insights and inspiration from people I’m lucky to call colleagues and friends. 

Please meet RJ, Dr. Carlos, Jon, Chachi, Kristen, Jim and Jan!


RJ Hively – mental skills & empowerment coach

This retired pro-baseball player is truly a fabulous human being! A candid conversation on authentically connecting with others, growth mindset, limiting personal beliefs and making a positive difference in others lives. 

Click Image to Visit RJ’s Website!

Dr. Carlos Vazquez of Crime Network 

Author, Professor and expert in Criminal Psychology & Social Psychology, Dr. Carlos and I chat about Cognitive Restructuring. A 20 minute look at reducing negative thinking and stress. What has held you back in the past, could be holding you back from moving successfully into your future. Internal dialogue. Grooming. Gaslighting. Kindness. 


They make movies out of these kind of stellar guys …. please meet,

Jon Macaskill
Navy SEAL Commander (ret) turned Mindfulness Expert

Join us in our conversation on “Mindfully Retrain Your Brain”


Not to be outdone by a Navy SEAL … meet the effervescent,

Tim “Chachi” Pachasa, Chief Master Sergeant (ret) 

CAPE Lead business owner, loving dad and husband, and venturing into movie making. Please share our authentic laughs and bantering between friends and learn from one of the best, Tim Pachasa on leadership, finding your oxygen and grilling!

Kevin, Abigail & Chachi

Kristen Deevy of Pensionmark Financial Group

I am grateful to the talented and financially savvy Kristen Deevy. She hosted two webinars, obtained sponsors and retained me as the speaker. We focused on healthy habits for happy and productive personal and professional lives. 

Leaders like Kristen, bring people together and create positive content.

1st webinar = Workspace Wellness: Out of the Office & Into the Home

2nd webinar = Workspace Wellness: 2021 Resolutions: Will You Ruminate & React OR Remember & Respond


A previously shared The Leadership Podcast #156, “Helping Others Take Personal Responsibility” with leadership experts, inspiring business mentors and authentically caring guys who IP greatly appreciate …

Jim Vaselopulous and Jan Rutherford

Please see our February 5, 2020 newsletter for more details or listen in here!


I’m honored to know you and these fine folks. 

Please reach out if you would like more information on these inspiring leaders and if you would like to bring this type of content to your organization. 

Together, we make a powerful and positive difference in the world!

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Avatars Help Teach!

Just back from speaking at Air Command & Staff College at Air University. It’s the home of US Air Forces’ Department of Leadership in Montgomery, Alabama. There I had the pleasure of meeting Lieutenant Colonel & Dr. Andrew Clayton. His research and work shows that new technology can teach enhanced people skills and prevent toxic leadership.

Check out this link and be sure to watch the 8 minute video on AVATARS. So cool! 🙂 https://airman.dodlive.mil/2020/02/24/toxic-leadership/

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Launch Announcement

Excited to announce launch of collaboration with CIA Chief of Counterintelligence Operations (Ret) Karl Wagner & CIA Deputy Chief of Global Counterterrorism (Ret) Frederick (Rick) Hotchner offering panel speaking, workshops & training, assessment & advisory – for healthier, more resilient, more engaged employees; enhanced mission success; and diminished risks from Insider Threat.

For more details, please see flyer and contact Karl, Rick or me.

Please join us in whatever way is best for you and together we can make a difference. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Joining Forces with Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.)

I’m super proud to announce Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.), former Commanding Officer of Presidential Retreat Camp David and Founder of LeadingLeaders, and I are joining forces for our new 2-day workshop: PREVENTING HARASSMENT – A LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVE

In an innovative, positive and engaging environment, we co-teach unique content for long-lasting leadership skills in building healthy and prosperous cultures in organizations including companies, government and military.

RECOGNIZING: To recognize the impact of toxic, unhealthy, and inappropriate behaviors between people in your organization.

PREVENTING: To distinguish warning signs, understand subtle to severe manipulations, and effectively eliminate emotional, verbal, sexual and physical harassment and assault.

BUILDING: To build integrity, accountability and trust within all levels in your organization.

2-Day Workshop Co-Instructed By:

Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.) & Former Commanding Officer of Camp David brings unparalleled leadership lessons learned from 29 years of US Navy experience including world-wide leadership.

More information on Michael at: https://www.insidecampdavid.com/

Abigail G. Manning combines IU Communications Double Major, extensive research, advance certification and first-hand experiences of overcoming abuse to inspire productive and thriving outcomes.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, please email: abigail@abigailgmanning.com or mike@leadingleaders.org

#leadership #healthy #AuthenticHealth #harassment

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Confidence is Courage in Action

Please listen in to Jess Dewell and my video conversation as it appeared live. We talk about:

  • Growth & Strategy 
  • Confidence in Self & Confidence in Team
  • Confidence is Courage in Action…that proves anything is achievable.
    • Adding to the podcast: Confidence is built by all the times you used an ounce of courage to face something new, difficult or out of your league. I recommend using past successes as a reminder that you’ve faced other challenges and succeeded and even if you didn’t succeed, the “failure” or horrible experience you had to endure, didn’t kill you…you actually learned and grew from it. With each step taken with courage, you become stronger and wiser. When you are stronger and wiser you have more and more confidence to keep taking steps toward your best-self and achieving your biggest goals!
  • Blindspots Can Make You Blindsided. Why we need an Accountability Buddy!

I would love to hear your feedback to this podcast as well as your ideas and recommendations for growth, courage, confidence and seeing your blindspots.

#VBBRadio #courage #confidence #AuthenticHealth #Blindspots #leadership