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.

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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We All Need A 25 Hour Day! by Bonnie Ross-Parker

While we all could use an extra hour every day, the real issue is not more time, it’s time better spent. Why does time management continue to be an ongoing topic? Why have literally hundreds of books and articles been written on the ‘how to’ of managing one’s time? What will it take to finally come…

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On Your Own? That’s Motivation! by Bonnie Ross-Parker

If you’ve stepped out on your own, congratulations. If you’re considering owning a business as an option, plan!  You’ve left the corporate arena. You finally made the decision working for someone else no longer fits your style, your plan or your future. You’ve been punching the clock, working extended hours, compromising your family and friends…

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The Power of Choice by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Who is responsible for your life? Who has the right to determine your destiny? Who has the right to control your choices? No one, but you!  How often are we aware that we control the choices we make? It doesn’t matter what the situation, every decision is a choice. Linda Larsen says it best: “Everything…

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Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Chapter 12: Design Your Life in Ways That Bring You Joy [Editor’s note: Continuing a series taken directly from Bonnie Ross-Parker’s book, Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human. We will publish a chapter each month though 2009] Design Your Life in Ways That Bring You Joy | 12 “I feel joyful when I’m connecting…

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Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Chapter 11: Honor People for what’s in their hearts [Editor’s note: Continuing a series taken directly from Bonnie Ross-Parker’s book, Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human. We will publish a chapter each month though 2009] Honor People For What’s In Their Hearts | 11 “I look for what is positive in each and every…

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Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Chapter 10: Thank People With Words They Are Not Expecting  [Editor’s note: Continuing a series taken directly from Bonnie Ross-Parker’s book, Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human. We will publish a chapter each month though 2009] Thank People With Words They Are Not Expecting | 10 “I use words that inspire and nurture.”…

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Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Chapter 9: Focus On Appreciation As A Way of Life by Bonnie Ross-Parker  [Editor’s note: Continuing a series taken directly from Bonnie Ross-Parker’s book, Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human. We will publish a chapter each month though 2009] Focus On Appreciation As a Way of Life | 9 “I appreciate all things…

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Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Chapter 8: Celebrate the Success of Others  [Editor’s note: Continuing a series taken directly from Bonnie Ross-Parker’s book, Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human. We will publish a chapter each month though 2009] Celebrate The Success of Others | 8 “I feel the excitement when applauding wonderful news.”Successful people make decisions quickly and…

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Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human by Bonnie Ross-Parker

Chapter 7: Make Connections Unconditionally  [Editor’s note: Continuing a series taken directly from Bonnie Ross-Parker’s book, Y.O.U. Set a High Standard for Being Human. We will publish a chapter each month though 2009] Make Connections Unconditionally | 7 “Every time I meet someone I feel the Joy of Connecting” Look At Every Encounter From the…

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