Edie Hand is a business woman, speaker, television celebrity, and author. She has authored, co-authored, or assisted in the development of over twenty books, including ABC’s of Selling with Etiquette, inspirational cookbooks and novellas from the heart. She assisted the author of GRITS: Girls Raised in the South in producing that mega-bestseller and wrote A Country Music Christmas with country music producing legend Buddy Killen and co-penned Genuine Elvis, a tribute to her cousin, Elvis Presley, with multi-platinum recording artist Ronnie McDowell. In addition, the business world knows Edie for her many acts of kindness and work in various charities.
She has starred in national commercials, daytime television dramas, and hosted numerous radio and television shows nationwide. In addition Edie produces a world wide Holiday Memories special with top Country Artists to raise awareness for kids with Cancer. She has been the CEO of Hand N’ Hand Advertising, Inc. since 1976 while actively involved in the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly American Women in Radio & Television) for over thirty years.
In an effort to pay it forward and leave a legacy for community involvement, Edie founded the Edie Hand Foundation after the loss of her three young brothers and her personal experience as a Cancer Survivor. Her foundation helps to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Alabama and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her “You Pave the Way” programs are educational and empowering for kids and women. The books she co- wrote of “31 Things To Raise A Child’s Self-Esteem” & “Women of True Grit” help to support her efforts across the country during presentations in schools and at major corporate and women’s events. The Miracle of the Lights is Edie’s first novel and movie development for the Ride’s Books Series project with her team of tireless warriors to help inspire others. Stay tuned for her international television series “Rx for Healthy Lifestyles” with Dr. Daniel Potts, for RFD-TV and Rural TV.
The Power & Influence of Leadership
In challenging times people seek out strong leadership, but we often find that managers, workers, and those in executive positions often lack the true leadership skills that can motivate and move an organization forward. In this presentation Edie shares through story telling fashion the characteristics of influential leaders, identifying the charisma factor, and using leadership skills to really affect changes in our communities and in your companies.
Rx for Healthy Lifestyles
Edie has worked in the health care field through her advertising agency for over 30 years and now is working on healthy lifestyle-related television programs with doctors and other professionals to gather insights into what helps folks stay on track for developing the habits that can get you and your family through tough medical/psychological/diet issues. She offers ways to improve your positive attitudes while learning how to pass it on within your company and your home. You too can increase the odds for making wiser choices for better outcomes. Turn your Fears into Faith and unleash your Dreams for a better you! see www.RxHealthyLife.com
Leveraging Your Social Currency
The business community has always been engaged with helping local charities, schools and various associations and other non-profit organizations. Ad budgets are shrinking and companies are now looking for a way to leverage marketing clout from their community activities. Edie shares with the audience how they can best leverage their existing and new activities to gain more visibility and new customers by being a good corporate citizen.
Mopping With Your Pearls On: Finding the Genuine Pearl within You
Life is tough and your attitude towards situations everyday can make all the difference. When you dress up you feel better, maybe even more special. Edie shares inspirational and humorous stories that show the benefits of building your pearls of many colors necklace. This program is great for a mixed gender audience of men and women. The audience always leaves with a smile on their faces and a bit more spring in their step.
Finding Strength in Your Spirituality
Forget multi-tasking. Today’s woman is a multi-survivor! By the time she reaches menopause, she may have survived cancer, the death of her parents, a spouse, or other close family members, the loss of a job, a career or dream, the loss of a marriage, and has made more than her share of mistakes.Edie Hand and Martha Bolton share the little secrets of life through inspiring and humorous stories from their own lives and careers. This heartfelt program is inspirational and makes the audience appreciate the things that really matter in their lives.
‘You Pave the Way’……………Takes True Grit
Edie shares with women of all ages the important journey of a woman’s worth through her 3’P’s. They are Passion, Perseverance, and Positive Projection. In this program Edie shares some of the tales from her recent book with, co-author Tina Savas, entitled, Women of True Grit. Edie’s story-telling will encourage you to set the bar a little higher and pave the way a little farther. You too, can pave the way, and become a woman of true grit, if only you will mentor someone else to pass it on. After hearing some of the challenges women have faced and overcome the audience will be spiritually reinvigorated and ready to take on the world.
ABC’s of Relationships
Learn how to build powerful relationships that improve your life, on and off the job. The ABC’s of Relationships are easy-to-remember skills that can help anyone build powerful, positive relationships. Edie along with her co-author Dale Brakhage wrote ABC’s of Selling with Etiquette and this program shares how each of us can sell more in a less economy with good manners and with a focus on relationships.
Edie shares how to identify your style of personality, understand other’s styles, identify areas of conflict, and take advantage of strengths to work better as a TEAM player. This is a great program for business breakfast or lunch meetings.
Learn more about Dale Brakhage at www.dalebrakhage.com
31 Things to Raise a Child’s Self Esteem
Edie focuses on the issues that impact children in today’s environment. Those are bullying, divorce, being overweight and dyslexia. Being a kid today is tough enough but when you are the victim or experience any of these items the challenges become daunting. This program provides guidance, insights and great advice to help anyone keep kids on the right path for growth and development. Topics discussed come right from the book Edie Hand and Dr. Judy Kuriansky wrote, 31 Things to Raise a Childs Self-Esteem.
President of Women’s Ministry, Woodmont Baptist Church
“Edie Hand and Martha Bolton presented a humorous and inspiring message of “Mopping with your Pearls on. Their program offered something for all ages."
President, Carfolks.com LLC
“I recently heard Edie Hand speak at the Women’s Automotive Association International Dinner in Las Vegas. Her presentation touched the audience on so many levels. We laughed with her when impersonating Phyllis Diller, and got misty eyed when she spoke about her personal challenges and how she and other women overcame adversity to reach great levels of success. It was one of the best evenings of my life.”
Sr. Director of Advancement, Northwood University
“It was a real pleasure meeting you Saturday night at the WAAI event in Las Vegas. Thank you for the two books you gave me and for the inspirational talk you presented to the group. You are quite a lady and your life's story is truly remarkable. I’m passing your story along to my Northwood University colleague who directs our Distinguished Women's Awards program, a program through which the university has recognized women's achievements since 1970. From what I've learned about you so far, I think you would be a perfect nominee for this award. Thanks again for sharing your story. I'm sure having Elvis as a cousin has added to the fun of all your touring!”
Founder/ CEO, Women's Automotive Association International
Wanted to let you know how impressed we all were with your wonderful presentation at our Spirit of Leadership Event in Las Vegas. It was perfect for our group as our mission is to support each other and your message confirmed that perfectly. . . . I finished reading your first book and want you to know that I cried myself to sleep. It is a beautiful and touching family story and I cannot believe all you accomplished with your life ...in spite of all your responsibilities. AND you came through it all looking so great! What a terrific role model you are.
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