Thursday, September 24, 2015

Diversity Thursday

Well, of course.

How shall we patronize President Nixon's divisively invented non-ethnicity (yes, I have to do this again, as the hate mail of ignorance is stong on this point; try to tell a Cuban he is the same as a Mexican, or someone from Chile he is the same as someone from Venezeula ... I dare you)?
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:09 PM
Subject: Hispanic Heritage Month event, 6 Oct

All hands,

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at a special national program, "Hispanic-Americans: Energizing our Nation's Diversity," on 6 October 2015, live at the Patuxent River Center Stage Theater and via video teleconference to all NAVAIR sites.

This event features keynote speaker Ms. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, an Army veteran, author, motivational speaker and educator. Ms. Kickbusch is a renowned charismatic, passionate and influential speaker who carries her powerful message of what it takes to be an effective leader in today's global marketplace to hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, corporations and government institutions, both in the U.S. and abroad. For the last 10 years, Ms. Kickbsuch (sic) has dedicated her life to empowering a new generation of Hispanic leaders and has worked with more than 1 million children and their parents across the U.S. through Educational Achievement Services Inc., a company she founded in 1994.

Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Time: 1200-1300 EST (Hispanic cuisine tasting); 1300-1430 EST / 1000-1130 PST (keynote speaker)
Location: Patuxent River Center Stage Theater with video teleconference to all NAVAIR sites
Event flyer:

--Visit NAVAIR University at
--Click on the classes tab on the top menu bar.
--Enter "CISL-EVT-0109" in the search field, and click the blue search button.
--Click on register in the register column for the session you wish to attend.
--Click the yes button to enroll in the event.

Thank you,
Total Force Strategy & Management Department
Also, "Hispanic cuisine." LOL. Said by the same people who couldn't tell a Colombian menu from a Peruvian one, and think that Taco Bell is Mexican.

Now for the non-snarky bits ... well a little non-snarky. How much is this costing you? Yes, you. You're paying for it.
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
Army Veteran and Author

Why Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch?
- You want a dynamic female Hispanic Army veteran who will discuss servant leadership and why legacy builders outrank empire builders.
- Your audience longs for a new call to duty, where integrity, ethics, compassion, service and faith lead others to greater fulfillment.
- She inspires many to live their legacy, personally and professionally.
Let me do everyone a favor. I don't begrudge anyone a living, but ... here's what you're paying for.

Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch overcame poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy to become the successful community leader she is today. Although she grew up without material wealth, Kickbusch was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values, and faith.

The values Kickbusch learned during childhood were reinforced throughout her career in the United States military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, she entered the US Army as an officer and served for two decades. While in the military, she broke barriers and set records to become the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the US Army. In 1996, she was selected out of 26,000 candidates to assume a command post, which would put her on track for the rank of general officer. She respectfully declined the honor and retired as a 22-year veteran of the US Army to fulfill her mother's dying wish – for her to return to her roots and become a community leader. In realizing her dream, she founded Educational Achievement Services, Inc. with a mission to prepare tomorrow's leaders.

Kickbusch currently shares her story with people of all ages and creeds. She is doing exactly what she preaches – living a legacy. She maintains a strong dedication to saving the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States.

In addition to her work with American youth, Kickbusch reaches audiences in the corporate, professional, nonprofit, and multi-cultural markets, speaking on such topics as workforce issues like diversity, leadership, and team building, as well as women's issues.
O5 Command at the 22-yr mark? Hmmm, Army does things a bit funky I guess. OK. That must make the O6 board a bear.
When the opportunity arose to assume a command post, Consuelo shocked the military by deciding to retire.
Well, OK.
UPDATE: No, seriously, you're paying for it.
Fee Range:($10,001 - $20,000)

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