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"And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings,

according to all that is written in The Book of the Law." Joshua 8:34

Vel Johnson is Founder & CEO of Vasaj Communications, Inc., a full-service Public Relations Consultancy based in Orlando, Florida.
Born in Germany, Vel grew up entrenched in the military culture and lifestyle, with a family transferring to several states and bases throughout her childhood. 
Currently residing in Central Florida, the Public Relations Strategist keeps a keen focus on providing carefully crafted approaches to developing and nurturing the launch of new businesses, and working to alleviate critical challenges for those hoping to get back on the growth track.
Driven by values of integrity, innovation, and experience, Vasaj Communications embraces a commitment to getting things done right the first time. 
​​When asked about specific entrepreneurial challenges and successes, Vel recalls her decision to move to Orlando, and the subsequent start of her public relations consultancy. 
From my upbringing, I developed an ease with transitioning to new places, while learning about different cultures, and meeting new people, recounts Vel. “But deciding to just interrupt a fruitful career path, leave good friends, sell a beautiful home, and move to a new city, truly required intestinal fortitude, inspiration, and a huge leap of faith,” she continues. 
“Starting and running the business wasn’t easy in the beginning. However, I believe nothing worthwhile should be. But who would’ve known we were headed into the greatest economic downturn since World War II?!”
“Many companies no longer had the marketing, advertising, and public relations budgets they once did. This made things a little challenging for my industry. However, I was able to use these difficult times to develop strategy, share and learn from others, and unlock untapped strengths and abilities to enhance my brand. I guess you could say the impact on the economy was a major force for my entrepreneurial growth. Ultimately, what was seen as a very challenging time for our country helped empower me to be the businesswoman I am today.”  
The work of Vasaj Communications benefits local communities with significant impact on political campaigns, business growth & development, and special events. Proudly serving for more than 8 years, Vasaj Communications clients currently span the east coast from Central Florida to New York City.  
To learn more about Vasaj Communications, visit or email
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Who is she? Well you will have to wait for the next 2017 Issue of IMMPACT to learn about her fantastic journey and how she broke records and refused to let her circumstances dictate her future; how she became more than anyone ever thought because of her circumstances and where she is today on her focused path.
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Will they catch the killer in time or will they be forced to watch as the killings continue?
Shift From Broken To Breathtaking
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To make the Shift from Broken to Breathtaking you have to look in the mirror and learn how to love every imperfection in your life—because each one has a purpose. Each imperfection has treasure hidden beneath the surface, if you don’t let what happens to you break you, but instead, let it break open what is in you. It took many years for me to learn this lesson. As you read my story you will know that no matter what you are going through there is always hope for tomorrow.
Your heart, mind and soul will begin to shift as you see things that once broke me turn into breathtaking victories. At the end of each chapter, I challenge you to think about the “imperfections” I share in my story and “look in the mirror” at your own. Take every challenge, and I promise you that by the time you finish reading Shift from Broken to Breathtaking, you will understand how the imperfections in your life can make you, not break you, because each one gives you power to become everything you were created to be.
Dare To Succeed
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Get the motivation and the information you need to rise up to the next level of success! No matter what line of work you're in, the marketplace constantly challenges you. No matter how savvy an entrepreneur or skilled a professional you are, you risk losing ground every day you don't push forward. That's why you need every advantage possible to achieve the prosperity you're after.
Now, America's #1 Success Coach, Jack "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Canfield, has gathered together the top business minds from around the world in one powerful book. This guide to prosperity contains their secret strategies to conquer the competition and bring ongoing abundance into your life.
Dare to achieve your greatest ambitions. Dare to break through to new levels of professional and personal accomplishment. Dare to discover the happiness and fulfillment you've always wanted to attain. Dare to Succeed-and dare to live your dream.
The Edge Of Leadership:  
By: Brigette Tasha Hyacinth
The Edge of Leadership is a superb manual that aims at contributing to the development of human and institutional capacity through holistic or sustainable leadership; Leadership which is for the benefit of the leader, followers and society.
It's a guidebook that could set the world with regards to business leadership and human interface, on the same plain. It fills a certain void in the leadership application processes, by combining basic principles and methodologies of leadership with Life Lessons.
These life lessons help to address many of the leadership problems we see today. Many leaders do not "fail" because of skill, experience or intelligence but due to lack of wisdom. This book is a powerful resource which offers fresh concepts, insights and inspiration that can definitely revolutionize the face of leadership.
Let’s get this valuable tool in the right hands - Your hands!
The Ultimate Leader
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The best leaders lead from the inside out. They practice holistic leadership. They lead with Authenticity, Humility, Integrity and Hope—The Pillars of Leadership. Long after they have gone, they still continue to live on, in the hearts and minds of followers.
Leadership skills are perishable, so how does one create a lasting legacy? It’s through sowing seeds of hope. Hope is the lifeline that keeps people holding on. You too, can carve your footprints in stone by implementing the techniques and strategies outlined in this book. It is an impeccable road map to building and maintaining leadership effectiveness.
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The Glory of God
By: Guillermo Maldonado
Be a Carrier of God's Glory

God designed you to dwell in His presence, understand His heart, and experience His divine power-transforming your life and enabling you to do miracles and wonders that reveal His majesty on earth. 
Through the insights Guillermo Maldonado presents in The Glory of God, you can personally…
o Develop a passion and thirst for God
o Be ignited by God's fire to do the "impossible"
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o Confirm the gospel with supernatural signs
o Enter into spiritual rest-and watch God work
o Receive the miracle you need!

The glory of God is a reality to be experienced. Enter into His manifest presence today and be changed forever.

For over twenty years, Guillermo Maldonado has seen God's supernatural power and glory manifested through his ministry around the world, resulting in massive revivals, an explosion of church growth, and supernatural signs and healings. 
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All of us, leaders and employees alike, would agree that a healthy environment is important in the workplace. However, Dr. Lisa Barrow takes our mindsets a step further, teaching us that our physical environments are just the beginning.
From Poverty To Power
By: Cynthia K. Inniss
The Holy Spirit of God is truly an irresistible force. He is impossible to ignore, except on purpose. As our earthly comforter and guide, the Holy Spirit has assured my heart that someone will be changed through this offering.
Someone will move up out of a poverty of spirit mentality (wallowing in sin and wrong thinking), to a reaping, expectant, power of spirit mentality (embracing all righteousness and right thinking). All roadblocks to success in the kingdom will be removed as the veil of deceit is lifted, clearly exposing the enemy!
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By: Cynthia K. Inniss
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The Truth: Keepin' It 100
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It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For
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These insider insights and case studies will help you discover your organization's purpose, proclaim it to the world, and apply it to everything you do.
Tell All: From Insanity To Sane
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For most of us, we live a life of insanity, but we are not aware that our lives has spun out of control. What is the definition of insanity? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result. That was my story, but I know I'm not by myself. If you find yourself here in this cycle of insanity-- take heart you're in good company. 

For years I wondered why my life was so crazy; deep down I desired a better way of life, but I had no idea how to obtain it. Does that sound familiar to you? After I gave my heart to the Lord, I thought "Now I will have a different life." The only problem with that thinking was I never released everything into God’s capable hands. Allow me to take you on the journey of my life and how God stepped in after thirty-two years and gave me an expiration date to my insanity.
And Yet, You Still Chose Me! 
By: Kimberly Ray
Based on a true story, this remarkable novel is narrated by the main character, Shelley MacDonald, who shares her life in such a way that you will never forget her.
Abused as a child, Shelley draws you into the whole of her existence, mind, body and soul. The depiction is so descriptive and compelling that you won’t be able to put the book down.