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We at New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine wish you all a very heartfelt and celebratory Juneteenth. Please take a moment to read a bit about this important historical holiday below!
"Slavery in the United States can be traced back to the 16th century when Spanish explorers brought African slaves with them to the New World. It lasted until the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect on January 1, 1863. On that date Texas was largely controlled by forces fighting for the Confederate States, which opposed the abolition of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived to take control of Texas and enforce the emancipation of slaves in the state. In Galveston, Texas, the newly freed slaves held large public celebrations and so laid the base for future Juneteenth activities. The word 'Juneteenth' resulted from the words 'June Nineteenth' being combined together in speech.
After 1865, Juneteenth was mainly celebrated in Texas. Parks have been established on land bought by former slaves to hold Juneteenth celebrations in the Texan cities of Austin, Houston, and Mexia. However, it is now a state holiday or observance in more than half of the US states and there is a campaign for Juneteenth to become a national holiday or observance throughout the nation. Juneteenth celebrations are also held in other countries around the world, including Ghana, Honduras, Japan, Taiwan, and Trinidad and Tobago."
In this fourth episode of New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show, we sit down for a deep dive into the world and mind of renowned business coach and author, Mr. John Klymshyn. John is a Navy veteran who quickly rose in the ranks of the recruiting industry upon his return to the U.S. After discovering his true passion lies in the training and development of professionals, Coach K dove head first into sales seminars and coaching, ultimately leading to the creation of the Business Generator, Inc. in 1999.
Now, 20 years later, Coach K has authored 3 acclaimed leadership and sales books, 2 audiobooks, an extensive video training series, and hosts a podcast. He also provides seminars, retreats, and one-on-one coaching designed to teach executives (and future executives) to discover their creative potential and leadership capabilities to close high revenue sales, all while connecting to their personal purpose.
Throughout our expansive chat with John, we discover his very interesting origins story; and then receive timeless advice on the topics of effective leadership, the secrets of how to relate with people, success tips (one of which is to take the focus off of oneself), how to manage one's spare time, why business successes and leaders don't do social media, and much, much more. For more information about Coach John Klymshyn, please visit him via his website: https://www.klymshyn.com - plus, be sure to send Coach K an e-mail through his site with "INFLUENCE" in the subject line to receive a FREE and special gift!
New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine commemorates and recognizes our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and colleagues during LGBTQ+ Pride Month!
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.
The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally."
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Meike Schwarz and the Editorial team at New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine