"WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED TO GREATNESS, 'GOOD' IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH."
I first fell in love with words in the 4th grade when I entered my first writing contest - hosted by the Duval County School District, here in Jax., FL, where I was educated. I won second place in the contest, and I have been writing every since! Over the years, I have progressed to becoming a published author, keynote speaker & workshop facilitator. The release of my first publication, On Creating Kandice: A Poetic Journey to Spirituality & Self-Discovery, (endorsed by renowned poet, Nikki Giovanni), served as a springboard, from which opportunities were graciously extended, to speak in a myriad of settings -- from ladies events to schools. Now, as a death care professional, I am actively engaged in dialogue relevant to the death care industry. In this capacity, I have developed a suite of resource materials & educational workshops [see below]:
AN AUTHOR / KEYNOTE SPEAKER / FACILITATOR
(1) "Postmortem Responsibilities of Medical Professionals" - workshop description below
(2) "Ministering to the Bereaved" - a practical workshop addressing what to say and what not to say, what to do and what not to do when someone has lost their loved one; the focus is understanding grief and building support communities to effectively meet the needs of the bereaved in a manner that is meaningful to the bereaved individual; Includes content from my "Peaceful Journeys" blog series and Weep With Those Who Weep... - my grief series, a portion of which was published in Think Magazine (February 2016)
(3) Reframing the Conversation: Life-Planning Talk with Kandice Jacobs-Armstrong, LFD - workshop addressing the necessary points of consideration in developing a solid plan for the latter years of your life and plan for your loved ones when you are no longer able to provide care & support, ranging from a 15 minute brief talk to 2 hour seminar; Quarterly workshops being offered to religious, civic, sorority & fraternal organizations
As a social entrepreneur, one of my core values involves a commitment to mentoring. I hold a firm belief that every human-being has been called to greatness and thus chosen to fulfill a very specific destiny at an appointed time! Therefore, I seek to promote this understanding every opportunity I get! This core belief has led to the development of the following educational workshop:
(4) "Setting Achievable Goals" - workshop description below