Intimate Conversations Highlights with Sumner Davenport
Sumner Davenport is an awesome published writer who joined us to speak about being a stressed out mom and how to show that stress who is boss! Her realistic approach to gaining control of being a mom is spot on.
This week on Intimate Conversations Live, Sumner taught us to not only be grateful but to look deep and feel the core of why we are grateful. I left this call feeling empowered as a mother and I know you will too! Don’t forget to check out Sumner’s special offer athttps://allanapratt.com/sumner-davenport/.
You can learn more about Sumner in her bio below.
A real life example of an impassioned entrepreneur, Sumner M. Davenport began her career at age nine when she opened her first lemonade stand and a backyard carnival.Throughout her childhood, she was inspired by successful business owners she met and interviewed. She used this early education as a foundation when she started her first of many unique and interesting entrepreneurial ventures at age 19.
Sumner has the unique ability to see solutions where others see problems and challenges. As she is listening to the problem or the goal, her mind is mapping out the puzzle pieces that will needed tomake the picture complete, which is the solution or steps to the goal. Because of this, she is respectfully referred to as a “Puzzle Master.”
Because of her successes and “failures”, she is sought after as a professional speaker and she is quoted often. One of her quotes was voted by an independent group to be included in the Top 10Healthy Thoughts of 2007. (Struggle ends where commitment begins.) As a self-worth advocate and a proponent of self investment rather than self improvement, Sumner trademarked the phrase “ The investments we make in ourselves always deliver the most profitable returns.” She has been invited to return for several years to speak both at Calif Lutheran University, Creative Options Day; and as Facilitator Trainer for Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF).
She is author and co-author of several books including, Solving the Entrepreneur Puzzle, the “G” spot, the ecstasy of life through GRATITUDE; It Works with Simple Keys and the Stress Out series. (Stress Out, Show stress who’s the boss™; Stress Out for Cats, Dogs & their People and the soon to be released Stress Out! Mom’s show stress who’s the boss.)A portion of the proceeds from allher books benefit selected charities. As a publisher, Sumner works with emerging authors to assist them in achieving their goals in being a published author plus through innovative marketing, having their books reach their target market.
Sumner believesthat in order for positive change to occur, individuals must be willing to speak up and take action. This motivated her commitment to work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem empowered directly by the Los Angeles Superior Courtadvocating for childrenunder court jurisdiction due to neglect, abandonment and/or abuse. She Is a Past Board Member of Friends of Child Advocates; Founding Board Member of 23rd Street Station, a Domestic Violence recovery and education charity; and as a volunteer and foster parent for Pet Orphans, animal rescue and shelter. She is an ongoing volunteer in support of Pearls of Hope®a non-profit that provides scholarships to children to have a lost a parent to breast cancer.
Sumner has been facilitating Mindful Meditation groups & individual classes for over 20 years. If you witness her high energy and quick thinking, you might (erroneously) think that she could never stop long enough to meditate. Mindfulness makes it possible. She works with individuals to assist them in becoming more mindful.
Sumner believes that information is powerful; however, application of knowledge and learning from experiences are priceless educators. She credits her best education to The University of Hard Knocks, with crash courses in taking risks and advanced learning from bouncing back.
Among her awards she has been acknowledged by The Los Angeles Superior Court for her “Outstanding Service to Children”, Southern California Small Business Owners as Entrepreneur of the Year; the Lioness Club for her “Examples in Leadership”; Networker of the Year by Women’s Referral Service where she also held the volunteer position as president of the Westlake/Thousand Oaks Chapter and AVProz for her participation as board member.>