Bessie David’s first novel, On a Pedestal, chronicles the life of her grandmother from the 1920's to the 1990’s. Bessie’s love of writing began at an early age with a book of poetry appropriately written at her grandmother’s home. She recently asked family and friends to describe their grandmother in three words. Most of them were very similar; sassy, fun, eccentric. The one she loves the most came from a great-grandson; Shiny Gold Pants. Need we say more?
An outgrowth of the novel is the business I am building as a guest speaker and inspirational coach. Many of the topics revealed in On a Pedestal s align with human struggles and issues still happening today. It is my privilege to honor the lessons learned from my grandmother and help others live the life they are meant to live and not the one their circumstances may try to dictate.
At present, I offer courses with such titles as The Good Old Days, Passion is Not Just for Sex and The Empowerment Train. I also offer one on one coaching sessions for individuals and small groups.
As a presenter, I rely heavily on my 30-year career in the beauty industry, where I developed a keen sense of understanding with women and men from diverse backgrounds. I was blessed to become a confidant and friend to so many. Thus developing my interpersonal and communication skills as I listened supported and counseled them. Five years of my cosmetology career involved motivating and mentoring students on their career goals, life skills and other topics related to personal and professional growth. I design powerful and effective programs based on life struggles, spirituality and personal development to encourage and enlighten others in a positive way.
The one thing I could do every day for the rest of my life is write. I have written and published poetry, beauty content, newsletters, bios, and copy. My writing has a personal twist and speaks to the reader. I write what I feel and what I want others to know.