Author Archive: Bonnie Ross-Parker

In August of 2002, Bonnie created Xperience Connections™, a program supporting professional women nationwide. After having over 4,000 women in her home and reaching thousands of women nationwide, XC continues its growth. The mission of Xperience Connections is to encourage and facilitate the growth, performance and integrity of professional women by creating opportunities to foster relationships through a creative exchange of information and referrals. Bonnie is the author of several books including Walk In My Boots: The Joy of Connecting, shifting your consciousness to share yourself with others: Y.O.U. ~ Set A High Standard for Being Human showing how our journey impacts others and the journey of others impacts our own. She is also a contributing author to What We Talk About When We’re Over Sixty by Sherri Davis and Linda Hughes and Atlanta’s Real Women by Linda Hughes and Christine Martinello and several others where she describes how a mother copes with the loss of a child. Her most recent book, Discovery and Recovery: A Shared Journey chronicles her 8-month challenge with Breast Cancer taking the reader through the entire process from diagnoses thru chemo, surgery, radiation and recovery. It is available on-line at no charge. www.bonnierossparker.com/discovery-and-recovery/download.php Bonnie has received numerous awards. Among them, the Athena International Award Program, the Toastmaster’s International Communication and Leadership Award, and she was also recognized as a Georgia Woman of Influence by The Woman’s Leadership Exchange of New York. In May, 2010, Bonnie was recognized as a distinguished business woman – part of the Princess Diana Tour/Atlanta. In November, 2014 Bonnie was acknowledged by North Point Magazine (Atlanta) as being 1 of 11 recipients to be featured in their cover story: “Savvy & Successful – Our Annual Tribute to Local Inspiring Women” In December, 2014, The Atlanta Business & Entertainment Exchange presented her with the Leadership Award with the inscription: “Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the Atlanta Community”. In October 2016 Bonnie received The Legacy Award at The Living Legacy Summit of Atlanta for being an advocate for female professionals and entrepreneurs. The following month, WE Rock Organization honored her with The Pioneer Award also for her unwavering support of women in business. While she has faced and overcome many challenges, Bonnie Ross-Parker has never lost her focus and enthusiasm for life. She believes that the possibilities are endless for those who value and nurture relationships. Bonnie is a working example of what is possible when we focus, take action and chart our own course. She has spent her entire life encouraging women to do just that. She continues to be a tireless mentor of women helping them to maximize collaborative vs. competitive relationships.

Leadership: Confidence and Competence By Bonnie Ross-Parker

I found the Netflix series, The Crown, engaging.  Briefly stated, it’s a fascinating history of the British Monarchy.  It starts with Elizabeth inheriting the position of Queen after her father, the King died.  When she was crowned in 1953, Elizabeth was only 25.  You and I – we could never imagine the incredible & overwhelming…

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Productive Habits Are Society’s Great Stabilizer by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Make the rules and you win. It’s simple. Follow up works. It’s what will distinguish you from everyone else Habit: A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. So much has been written about habits and for many of us, we tend to think of habits as being ‘bad’ especially when…

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Network Marketing:  The Magic of Entrepreneurship for Women By Bonnie Ross-Parker

Network Marketing:  The Magic of Entrepreneurship for Women Ever since ‘becoming an entrepreneur’ in the early 80’s, I have never lost my admiration and appreciation for females choosing to ‘fly solo’.  Their determination, energy and unrelenting focus toward success are powerful indicators that never quitting has unlimited possibilities. Comparing traditional employment to building a network…

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The Impact of Storytelling: Choosing to Make A Difference by Bonnie Ross-Parker

The Impact of Storytelling:  Choosing to Make A Difference The story I’m sharing with you happened decades ago, and I’ve decided to tell it because of the compelling effect it had on me. I’ve told it hundreds of times during workshops and keynotes.  I think it really is one of the most impactful expressions of…

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The Golden Key: Personal & Professional Development by Bonnie Ross-Parker

The Golden Key: Personal & Professional Development More than 2 decades ago I had the never to forget the experience of hearing Les Brown live. I was one of the thousands in an auditorium and honestly thought he was speaking directly to me! It was the first time I had attended that kind of venue…

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Belief Trumps Doubt by Bonnie Ross-Parker

“Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.” By William James I share this quote with you because belief and doubt simply can’t coexist. So often in life, we want to believe in something – as in our abilities, in others or…

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Prospects: Potential Possibilities by Bonnie Ross-Parker

When you prospect for potential possibilities you are in the driver’s seat. Who loves selling? Really? The truth is, all of us are selling in one way or another. We are ‘selling’ who we are and what we do. We are ‘selling’ possibilities. When we offer products or services, we are selling! So, if ‘selling’ is…

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The Joy Of Connecting by Bonnie Ross-Parker

The forward written in Lisa Marie’s book, Connection: The New Currency “Whatever is in you can be put to better use if you learn to connect with people.”  John C. Maxwell (1947 – ) Bestselling Author/SpeakerWhen Lisa Marie asked me to write the forward to her book, I enthusiastically said “Yes!” to the task, knowing…

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The Joy Of Connecting by Bonnie Ross-Parker

THE Innovative Marketing Model for Women in Network Marketing The Joy of Connecting (JOC) THE Innovative Marketing Model for Women in Network Marketing! What is it? 1. A unique & innovative marketing program that enables you to build your business by bringing women together in a natural, female model, to network & build their businesses. 2.…

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The Joy of Connecting® by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Looking for a solution to your networking woes? The Joy of Connecting® is the answer. Tired Of The Same ‘Ole Networking Chatter? Wish You Could Be Somewhere Else? Is Anyone Listening To What You Have To Say? Does Anyone Care?Looking for a solution to your networking woes? The Joy of Connecting® is the answer. JOC…

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