The book takes a "village" approach to raising teens -- sharing tried and true inspirational tips from 120 authors who have lived through the trenches of the teenage years.
Coauthor Kelly Falardeau knows first-hand how tough being a teen can be -- perhaps even more than most. After being burned on over 75% of her body kids relentlessly teased, bullied, and taunted her, calling her "the ugly scar-faced girl."
Despite the years of continual rejection, Falardeau found the strength within herself to emerge as a confident, successful leader and influencer. Today, Falardeau is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author of two books: "No Risk No Rewards," which tells the story of her journey from near death to success and "Self Esteem Doesn't Come in a Bottle," in which she teaches others the strategies she used to developed great self-esteem and transform her life.
Just last month, Falardeau received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal -- a Canadian award that serves to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country and honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Falardeau was nominated for the award by the offices of the Minister of Rona Ambrose because of her work in empowering teens.
"Martin and I feel that, despite the massive effort being put into anti-bullying campaigns, teens are tuning out the message. Bullying is alive and well in schools and its effects can be absolutely devastating to young people. Our goal was to take the opposite approach -- to empower teens and teach them new strategies for great self-esteem regardless of outside influences,"
Along with writing the book, the two are organizing concerts and speaking events across Canada and the U.S. to connect with teens in a fresh, fun, and engaging way.
About Kelly Falardeau:
An internationally recognized motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur, burn survivor Kelly Falardeau has served as an inspiration to people around the world for her perseverance and her ability to transform thoughts into success. Named among the 10 Most Influential Speakers in 2011, Falardeau and her message has been featured on various television channels in Canada including Global TV Edmonton and Calgary, CTS TV, CTV TV, Breakfast TV, Access TV, CBC, A-Channel and CFRN. She has also appeared as a guest on a number of radio shows and has been featured in numerous magazines such as Edmonton Woman Magazine, Edmonton Examiner, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Pioneer Balloons Magazine and on the cover of Be Fabulous magazine.
About Martin Presse:
President and CEO of Booya Seminars Inc., Martin Presse has been speaking and entertaining professionally since 2004. He began his professional speaking career by entertaining audiences as a Comedy Stage Hypnotist. He quickly took the next step and became a motivational speaker and speaking coach, helping others achieve their goal of becoming influential and successful speakers.