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Kym Gold

Kym Gold

Raised in Malibu, California, Kym Gold was influenced by the endless golden sunsets and natural beauty of her surroundings. Throughout the last 25 years, Kym’s unwavering drive and captivating style has helped to achieve multiple successes in the fashion industry.

Kym Gold incepted notable clothing labels including: True Religion Brand Jeans, Bella Dahl, Hippie Jeans, and Babakul. STYLE UNION, her fashion collaboration with young fashion powerhouse trio 3JAINS, is launching in 2017. A luscious new luxury knitwear collection with a disheveled sexy look, STYLE UNION is designed for the modern woman.

Kym’s fashions over the years have been worn by a diverse range of individuals such as David Beckham, Tom Ford, Angelina Jolie, Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani, Holly Robinson Peete, and Justin Timberlake. Her designs have been featured in top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Rolling Stone.

In 2014, Kym released her memoir-business advice book, GOLD STANDARD: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire with co-author Sharon Soboil. The book shares her vast experience and insight into the fashion industry, and her personal journey along the way to success.

Kym also mentors new designers, and is an advocate for Phoenix Fashion Week. She has provided domestic and international consultation for start-up fashion companies.

Kym feels strongly about empowering a younger generation of women. She believes sharing her tumultuous journey in the fashion industry, especially as a leading business woman in a man’s game; her personal struggles; and business failures and successes, will give valued insight to upcoming fashionistas and provide the extra-needed strength and useful tools to help women become a better version of themselves.

Twitter: @kym_gold

Instagram: @kym3313


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Achieving the Dream by Dr. Carol A. Leary

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Amazon: Achieving the Dream: A How-To Guide for Adult Women Seeking a College Degree

“As an educator for more than 45 years—33 of those at women’s colleges—I have witnessed the incredible spirit and tenacity of adult women as they embark upon and continue their higher education journeys.” —Carol A. Leary, Ph.D.

There are over 76 million women in this country without a college degree. According to the 2015 “Status of Women in the States” report published by the Women’s Institute for Policy Research, only 29.7% of adult women aged 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree. Even more compelling, significant gaps in degree attainment among racial and ethnic groups are a stark reminder of inequalities that remain in accessing and completing a college education: only 21.6% of African-American women and 15.5% of Hispanic women have earned their bachelor’s degree.

Dr. Carol A. Leary, President of Bay Path University with 40-plus years of experience in higher education, most of them at women’s colleges, is a first-generation college student herself and has a personal and professional commitment to dramatically improve these statistics. Bay Path, a women’s institution, is one of the fastest growing baccalaureate colleges in the United States according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2014, under Leary’s leadership, The American Women’s College at Bay Path University, the first all-women, all-online baccalaureate program in the nation was launched. Dr. Leary’s experience and her passion for women’s education led her to write ACHIEVING THE DREAM: A How-to Guide for Adult Women Seeking a College Degree (White River Press; September 15, 2016; $22). The book is an enlightening, step-by-step guide that coaches and inspires women to successfully navigate the higher education system.

According to Dr. Leary, “There is so much cynicism about the value of higher education. We hear it all the time. Yet the real issue is the cost of not going to college or not completing a college degree.”

She states that more attention must be paid to the direct correlation between a woman’s level of education and her overall quality of life. Women with a college degree are far likelier to have financial security for themselves and their families, earning on average between 500,000 and over 1 million dollars more than those with a high school diploma alone. Their health outcomes are stronger; their children have a higher likelihood of going to college.

Despite these compelling reasons to earn a degree, Dr. Leary acknowledges that the prospect of starting college or returning to higher education as an adult can feel daunting. Women who never began a degree program or who never finished college, because of any number of life reasons, may lack the confidence to move forward. Challenges such as finances, time, and educational support are seemingly insurmountable. Adding to these obstacles, adult women often find that the traditional model of higher education at most colleges doesn’t address their unique needs. Limited information on where or how to begin is yet another impediment.

In ACHIEVING THE DREAM, Dr. Leary tackles these issues, presenting a clear and compelling case for not only why a woman should earn a college degree, but how to enroll in college and successfully complete a degree. Each chapter of the book includes a step-by-step guide addressing such topics as:

  • Why you need a college education
  • How to apply to college
  • What is financial aid and how to get it
  • How to choose a career path
  • How to find the right college
  • What to expect when taking your first course
  • How to develop relationships with faculty and others who will give you the support you need

Each chapter includes resources, websites, and all the information needed to get started and successfully attain a degree. Personal anecdotes of adult women graduates conclude every chapter, offering motivation and inspiration for the reader. ACHIEVING THE DREAM is an essential tool for any woman who wants to earn her degree. As Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, says in his endorsement of the book, “whether 18 or 80…this is a must-read.”

A How-to Guide for Adult Women Seeking a College Degree
By Carol A. Leary, Ph.D.
White River Press
Publication Date: September 15, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-88704324-3
Original Trade Paperback
Price: $22.00
310 pp

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Linton Bergsen, author of Purposeful Vision


“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”—Albert Einstein

We all have a vision in our minds of who we want to be and possess a purpose that drives us. Whether it be for business, relationships, and lifestyle, we all strive to be better than are we today. However, most of us simply do not know how to transport that vision into reality. Linton Bergsen has been a sought-after speaker and inspired communicator and strategist who has a successful record of enhancing performance for CEOs, thought leaders, and their endeavors of all sizes.

“You cannot create anything you want from life if you cannot see it as a possibility”, says Bergsen, and now he explains how to put this and other principles to work in his new book, PURPOSEFUL VISION: See Your Vision, Know Your Purpose (Balboa Press; $8.99) With profound guidance and easy-to-follow steps, the groundwork of how to harness your imagination and thus transform your visions into reality—both in your personal and professional life—can be achieved. 

Bergsen explains that the three facets of consciousness (the subconscious, conscious, and superconscious) all need to work harmoniously in order to bring a vision to reality, but that is just the beginning. Other factors, such as honing your intuition, maintaining a strong social structure, remaining active in your pursuit for excellence, and mastering self-discipline are just some of the cornerstones for reaching your potential. Important lessons are also explained, like utilizing courage to combat FEAR (false evidence appearing real) and accessing your own intuition for LUCK (living under correct knowledge), the importance of deep introspection, and how to implement strategic focus for accomplishing your goals.  

PURPOSEFUL VISION will teach you:

  • How the three facets of consciousness work together to help you reach your vision
  • Why effective communication is vital to living your life to the fullest
  • How your personal culture determines how your dreams and goals are manifested
  • What the differences are between your actual state and ideal state
  • Successful methods for maximizing your influence
  • Why learning to control your willpower equals true freedom

“Pursue your true purpose in life by listening to the inner voice. It’s there, and it’s trying to guide you,” Bergsen illustrates. All of the attributes correlate with each other for the ultimate destination. The power to see your vision, to know your purpose, and to turn your dreams into reality is already inside you. PURPOSEFUL VISION provides the knowledge and tools to help you unlock the greatest potential—in you.

About the Author
Linton Bergsen is a sought-after speaker, author, and champion of change. An inspired communicator and strategist, he has a record of enhancing performance for individuals and companies, including start-ups, privately held businesses, and Fortune 500 industry leaders. His expertise is in leadership, personal and professional, communicating across all levels of an organization, identifying problems, and providing effective solutions. He excels in both one-on-one settings and group seminars, helping people realize their full potential.

Art Suriano and The Ultimate Customer Experience


There is a difference between providing good customer service and creating the ultimate customer experience for consumers.  Unfortunately, most retailers don’t know how comprehending this principle can be the key to greater sales, customer loyalty, and a stronger bottom line.  With over 30 years of experience offering business solutions to large companies like Kohl’s, Revlon, Petco, and Barnes & Noble to smaller independent retail operations, Art Suriano has created a program that starts with a simple formula:

Customer Service + Customer Satisfaction = The Ultimate Customer Experience™

UltimateBookCoverNow in his new book THE ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, Suriano explains how and why some retailers are losing customers.  He also provides key solutions from his patented methodology that will show CEOs and managers how best to train their employees to create customer loyalty and increase initial and residual sales.

 “THE ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE™ defines how a company can reach its full potential, and exposes common errors that are detrimental to any business type.  When a positive business culture is formulated and consistency is maintained, productivity and sales will increase, and disconnect will be eliminated.” —Art Suriano

According to Suriano, while most managers and CEOs think everything is going well on the retail floor, the bottom line is there is a host of problems such as:

  • Sales associates who show a lack of knowledge about the products sold in their departments.
  • Customers are often told to check online for a product not in stock in the store.
  • Free shipping is offered online, but not in store.
  • Discounts are offered online and not in store.
  • There are no associates available to help a customer in the store.
  • Employees and owners have lost sight of the most important thing in business—The Customer.

In THE ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE™ Suriano shares personal anecdotes of poor service experiences he has had, and what could have been done to promote customer satisfaction.  He also shares his strategy for identifying where the problems may be within an organization, by first surveying the employees.  After finding out where the issues are, managers can provide training; streamline their digital and traditional marketing and sales; create a supportive culture that encourages service; and introduce an effective internal communication system that will maintain and grow a trained work force that becomes invested in the company for which they work.

In turn, Suriano reports increased sales numbers not just in one-time visits to the stores, but in residual purchases.  These satisfied customers want to return to the places where they have had the best service and THE ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE™.  As Suriano points out, the marketplace is highly competitive in the wake of the Great Recession, and it is those businesses that are serious about how they interact with consumers who are going to be the long term winners in this economy.

Art Suriano is the CEO of The TSi Company. With 35 years of experience working and training major retailers and leaders in a wide variety of industries including retail, service, hospitality  and more. Mr. Suriano’s expertise and knowledge have resulted in clients’ large and small experiencing improvement in all aspects of their business. Mr. Suriano is a business executive, author, public speaker and an award-winning music composer.

For more information about THE ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE™ and Art Suriano, please visit or contact Claire McKinney at 908-955-7563 or


By Art Suriano
Publication in 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4969-0929-9
Price: $15.95
Original Trade Paperback
148 pages