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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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Don't ever let what "they" say make you feel that you are put into a box and that there is no escape. If you want something bad enough and if you work hard enough to achieve it, there is NO force greater than you that will deter, distract and/or prohibit you from being the you that God had already Pre-Ordained you to become! Here is the story of a young woman who has achieved everything she dreamed of and so much more! She is NOT the statistic that was stamped on her like a Letter of defeat! She has managed to create her own statistics and with resounding effects for all she encounters. She has a legacy in place and it is quickly growing beyond what "they" 
thought was ever possible and she will do more!
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.
From The Killer's Eyes
By: Morgan C. Amos
Nothing really happens in the small town of Somers. That is until three unidentified bodies are found along a ditch. What’s even more alarming is a fourth victim has just been discovered. Detective Brian Callaghan and his partner Don Sterling race to find the killer.
Will they catch the killer in time or will they be forced to watch as the killings continue?
Shift From Broken To Breathtaking
By: Monica Y. Johnson
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
By: Dr. Colleen Hawthorne
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
By: Brigette Tasha Hyacinth
The Ultimate Leader: Learning, Leading and Leaving a Legacy of Hope is a guidebook to performing at your optimum level. It will Energize your Mind, Body & Soul and strengthen you for the journey ahead.
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.
By: Beverly Gandara
Concrete Wings the Novel by award-winning screenwriter and novelist Beverly Gandara based on her contest-placed screenplay of the same name is about one man's 50 year journey through Cuba, Spain and America in search of personal freedom.
Concrete Wings, her debut novel is timely, educational and compelling. Raised by a tyrant and a functioning voluptuary with an uncontrolled temper in a country ruled by a dictator with Communistic leanings, there was little chance for personal growth and independent thought in Havana, Cuba in the 1950's for Julian Vida. As a naive teen, he is sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay of Pigs Invasion to retrieve smuggled family jewels. After traveling from Cuba to Spain to America, he comes of age in New York City at the height of the sexual revolution and earns his political and economic freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society.
Beverly has written several contest-placed screenplays and is the recipient of the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival for her comedy, Rent Money. 
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"
o Become a dynamic witness and see lives transformed
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. 
In Darkness Light Dawns
By: Lisa M.S. Barrow, DM
Dread work because someone there is making life miserable for you? You're not alone. Workplace bullying is rampant in workplaces throughout North America and around the world. Also known as psychological harassment or emotional abuse, bullying involves the conscious, repeated effort to wound and destroy another person not with violence, but with words and actions.
Bullying damages the physical, emotional, and mental health of the person who is targeted. Tragically, some targeted individuals commit suicide in efforts to escape the pain. Workplace bullying hurts, but hope is at hand. It is possible, if you are being bullied, to take charge of the situation rather than giving in to fear, dread, and passivity.
Hope for a Healthy Workplace
By: Lisa M.S. Barrow, DM
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!
Dancing With The Red Thread
By: Cynthia K. Inniss
What if a dance could save your life? The ancient art of dance, mixed with religion has long been intriguing to mankind. Dancing probably originated out of a heart of gratitude. Someone long, long ago, felt something so delightful, and heart-rending that jumping, leaping and twisting the body was the only possible response. During the course of our life, we will jump and leap for many things, or in honor of some idol we hold dear; how beneficial to refocus that energy to a noble cause! This book uses the metaphor of dance to describe the majestic encounter of a life lived covered by the blood of Jesus the Christ.
The Truth: Keepin' It 100
By: M.D. Rivers
Do you yearn for that special relationship and crave that feeling that we all have to be needed and wanted by someone that we love? Are you still wondering why guys can’t act right or why women continue to thrive on drama? If you've been asking yourself questions about why it seems we just can’t get it right, and you want more, here’s a blueprint. In this book, the author uses his life experience, and the experiences of others close to him to give relationship advice.
The manuscript is structured to give advice for different stages of a relationship, from the pre-relationship advice on how to approach a potential partner, to how to initially enter into or start a long lasting relationship and make the foundation strong. The book gives advice to both sexes on how to give the best approach to a relationship. As the title suggests, this book places importance on “keeping it 100” with a partner.
The author traveled the world and has been to more than 25 different countries spanning 15 years, all of which he interviewed several women and men of all ages, ethnicity, and cultures about the intricacies and details of their relationships. The Truth provides answers to today's most pressing issues about relationships, and lays out the road map to help you navigate. This book may appeal to readers interested in relationship self-help books.
All I Ever Wanted Was To Be Called MOM
This is a true life story of a woman’s epic quest for survival on the road to motherhood. The story is told by both, hers and her husband’s experiences through those dramatic times. Where she was dreaming of creating life, she encountered death and battle for the survival of her very family.
Where she wanted to be called mom, she faced scares and problems of immense proportions. It is a story of pain and despair but also of faith and hope. It celebrates women because they are the lionesses who are willing to jump through any hoops and face any dangers in order to create their family.
It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For
By: Roy M. Spence, Jr.
"Roy Spence is a brilliant, sparkling gem. True greatness comes in direct proportion to passionate pursuit of a purpose beyond money." -Jim Collins, author of Good to Great Over the last thirty-five years, Roy Spence has helped organizations such as Southwest Airlines, BMW, the University of Texas, Wal-Mart, the Clinton Global Initiative, and many others achieve greatness by obsessing about one big idea: purpose. With purpose as the North Star, employee engagement is higher, competition is less threatening, customers are more loyal, and innovation flows.
As Spence writes, "Purpose is a reason for being that goes beyond making money-and it almost always results in making more money than you ever thought possible." Especially during times of great economic uncertainty, purpose is the key to creating and maintaining a high- performing organization, deserving just as much attention as strategy, execution, and innovation.
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
By: Barbara Archer
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.
And Yet, You Still Chose Me is soon to be a motion picture.
Content Marketing Made Easy
By: Susan Crossman
Susan Crossman, marketing expert and author of several critically acclaimed books, offers clear, easy-to-follow advice to make anyone - even a complete novice - a content-marketing pro in no time...great tips and techniques to give you the edge you need."
- Michael Davie, author, Winning Ways.
We are moving towards a world where a huge percentage of business is done online and if you are not playing in that field, eventually you aren't going to have a business...the revolution has only just begun... the only constant in our world is change itself...Pretending these changes aren't happening won't make them go away. I believe that developing and polishing our online content is the key to the is a process that can be taught, learned and duplicated. Once you have a program up and running, it's a straightforward way to generate more business...Online marketing can be intimidating, no doubt about it, and I spend my days simplifying it for business people so they can generate more revenue as a result of their online activities. 
Content Marketing Made Easy
By: Susan Crossman
In the HARVARD Effect you will gain a 100 plan for your life, allow yourself to bounce back from falling, learn resource management that will allow you to virtualize yourself, acknowledge your journey, rise to the occasion, and dwell in gratitude. 

“I have no words to describe the service you have rendered to the twelve Harvard Graduate and Profesional Schools’ (HGPSG’) and Harvard Extension Entrepreneurship Association’ (HEEREA’) mission. We are dedicated to sharing our highest gifts to the world; we are grateful you have come to us to share your highest gifts, gifts of wisdom man and knowledge. You genuinely inspired the entire community. This is truly a value-added for all.” Dolly Amaya – Harvard Leadership Conference. 
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The Little Terrace of Friendships
By: Ian Wilfred
Maggie Hosking is in her early sixties, and she lived in Devon with a husband who never worked and took her for granted. But now Maggie is going to have an adventure of a lifetime taking her to London, New York and Martha’s Vineyard. All her working life Maggie has been a cleaner in hotels and private homes. Maggie cleaned for actress Helen Heacham’s parents until their deaths, when Helen moved Maggie up to London to take care of her home. Helen lives in a beautiful terrace in Kensington along with famous and not so famous neighbors. Actors, writers, models and businessmen; they all seem to need a cleaner and that’s when Maggie’s adventure starts. It’s not just Maggie’s life that’s changing but big things are happening for the other residents in the terrace; success, romance and fraud, but most of all friendship.
Words I Choose To Live By
By: Cyrus Webb
Every day we make decisions based on our thoughts and words that lead us to approach life in a certain way. Are you headed in the direction that you desire for yourself? If not, are you ready to do the work necessary to change your course? In WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY, media personality Cyrus Webb takes readers through a weekly decision to make each day the best it can be. Through affirmations and opportunities for the reader to take ownership of the power of their words, it provides a solid approach to changing the way we see ourselves and what we are able to achieve in the world.
The Way We Work:
How Faith Makes a Difference on the Job
By: Dan Boone
When you’re dragging yourself to work, do you ever get mad at Adam and Eve for making us have to toil for a living? If you’re on the clock, is it OK to mentally clock out - even for a little while? Are these things that really matter when it comes to working ’as unto the Lord’While many questions face us as we work each day, perhaps the most important is, ’What difference does it make in my job if I’m a Christian?’In The Way We Work, Boone offers much more help than simply saying ’You need to do your work well because you are a Christian.’ The Way We Work provides a thorough biblical examination of all our labors exploring:When work is a pain Laziness on the job The blessing of work Work that will last And much more.Click the links below for free downloadable guides for group discussion:Group Guide for Church Groups Group Guide for Workplace Groups
Boardroom To The Locker Room:
The First African American Woman To
Own A Men's Professional Basketball Team
By: Alexis Levi
Alexis Levi: Boardroom To The Locker Room is a rivoting story about the first African American Woman to own a men's professional basketball team. This story is a weave of a thrilling true life story of a modern day hero who risks all to fulfill her passion to live the dream of entering the male dominated industry of professional sports. Read about the struggle not only in her personal life as a "First," in a man's world of fierce competition, and sexist biases. A must read for aspiring, adventures in any industry.
Mysterious Ways
By: Alexis Levi

Estranged sisters miles away from each other have the same dream about their dead mother--that she's handing them the phone, urging them to talk to one another.


A young man jumps from a bridge hoping to die and is kept afloat by a sea lion--and lives.


A man given a second chance at life after a lung transplant knows what his donor looks like--even before the donor's mother shares a photo with him.


These incredible true stories of the miraculous, along with nearly 100 more, are waiting for you between the covers of this book. Collected from Guideposts magazine's most popular column, Mysterious Ways highlights the extraordinary moments and everyday miracles that reveal a spiritual force at work in our lives.

You'll marvel at stories of miraculous healings unexplained by modern medicine, stories of strange and startling circumstances that led to love, and signs that God reaches out to us in unexpected ways. These stories will reassure you that, despite our volatile times, God is intimately involved in our everyday lives and cares deeply about what happens to us.

Money Management Wisdom for Millennials
By: Merrie Allmon Allen

With the average millennial debt totaling over $45,000, most of which can be contributed to student loans it’s clear that many of you are struggling to manage your money. If you’re sick and tired of juggling your bills, not being able to save, or just can’t figure this money thing out,


Money Management Wisdom for Millennials is for you. Using biblical wisdom and principles, Merrie Allmon Allen shares how to properly manage your spending, saving, and giving so that you can reach your financial goals and fulfill your life’s purpose free from financial stress. Merrie’s delivery is relevant and speaks to the heart of young adults looking for a better way.

On the Road to Victory:
Our Struggle as Immigrants in America 
By: Dulcelina Moore and Tasha Thomas

On the Road to Victory: Our Struggle as Immigrants in America is a compelling journey of a family who overcomes enormous obstacles in search of the American dream. Dulcelina Moore, a black Hispanic (Afro-Caribbean) woman native to Costa Rica, transports you through the many facets of her personal life including education, personal relationships, parenting, and career ambitions. You will find yourself at the same crossroads as Dulcelina, as you learn about the endurance and perseverance of this remarkable family.


On the Road to Victory offers three generations of insight. Their journey tackles the importance of faith, family, and focus. Most importantly, the journey reveals the need to embrace a vision. As you journey reveals the need to embrace vision. As you journey through the authors eyes, you will discover the lessons she learned along the way, than can be an inspiration for you as you strive to conquer your own life’s obstacles.

Take the Lid Off: Trust God, Release the Pressure, & Find the Life He Wants for You  
By: Smokie Norful

According to Smokie Norful, sometimes our lives feel like a pot of rice in his grandmother’s kitchen: hissing, boiling over, about to explode and create panic. The only way to avoid an explosion is to take the lid off—that is, to stop being trapped inside ourselves and instead look to God and his grace to make us all he intends us to be. Taking the lid off, Norful argues, entails four actions: look inward, experiencing the cleansing of forgiveness and the power of the Holy Spirit; look outward, seeking for others to experience the joy of living for God and have the best God has to offer; look upward and marvel at God’s love and strength to accomplish his purposes; and move onward, devising a strategy to accomplish all God has put in our hearts to do.

When we take these four steps, the pressure goes down, we gain peace and perception, and things work out much better in the end. When we finally take the lid off, we can become the people God has created us to be and do what we were intended to do. We get in touch with the unlimited power of his Spirit, we’re directed by the challenge of his purposes, and we experience the joy of seeing him use us to change lives. All of us need help in taking the lid off in order to trust God, take action, and reach our full potential.