Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell, Esq. CPA, CCLC
The Leadership Champion
2019 Information Guide
Living The [Leadership] Lifestyle
CEO | Success Coach | Attorney | CPA
#1 Bestselling Author | International Speaker
10 My Business Ventures
A view from the top, from the media's perspective - interviews and features.
05 Coming Up Next
09 Service & Honoraria
07 Media Spotlights
Books I've written, collaborations I've joyful joined, and magazines my company BOLDly publishes!
www.LivingtheLifestyle.Live (770) 766-3152 300 4th Court N Birmingham, AL 35206
Discover our world-wide efforts to serve the world as we live the leadership lifestyle.
See what others have to say about me as a speaker - from both organizers and attendees.
The Who, What, When, Where & How I became the Leadership Champion!
11 Community Engagement
The publishing, consulting, and production we do to empower people to be BOLD and fearless leaders.
Upcoming events, community outreach, and all that wonderful jazz!
08 Books & Magazines
The publishing and media companies, production division, and non-profit. Let's talk about how we may work together.
#1 Bestselling Author.
National Top 100 Lawyer.
Forbes Coaches Council Member.
Wife and mom!
-How to utilize painful challenges to successfully transform your life and business
-The Millennial Toolbox for Life Success
-How to Create Leads that Transform Your Business from No-thing special to EVERY-thing aaahhh-mazing!
-Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) as the Final Frontier in Personal & Professional Development
-Getting Out of Your Own Head and Into the Business of Service
-The 12 Steps to Keyboard Ninja Recovery: A Survivor's Story
Real Quick: About Me
I love striking the match and setting people on FIRE with their reason for being. When you know what you like and what you're good at, you'll back into your PURPOSE. When you're doing what you love, you'll be fired up with PASSION about it. When you're excited to meet the day, you'll roll over and out with POWER. And when you embrace your inner brilliance of knowledge, wisdom, and resources; you will take bold ACTION to positively influence the world!
I coach, train, motivate, push, and propel business owners and civic leaders.
- National Top 100 Lawyer who led my own law firm for 11 years, including through the 2007-08 economic crisis.
- CPA, first in Corporate America at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, and later leading my own accounting firm.
- publisher of three award-winning magazines and inspirational/motivational authors, five of whom are bestsellers.
- certified coach of successful women business owners and leaders through our leadership development and training non-profit, The Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc.
- executive producer of entertaining and informative television and radio shows, stage plays and events.
- transformational keynote speaker who motivates, educates, entertains, informs, and empowers groups and organizations that include Corporate, Civic, and Faith-based.
- the wife of Rev. Brian K Blackwell and mother to my ahh-mazing daughter.
There's no time to imitate some other person's brand, style, or swag. I've been in the making 42 years and my clients reap the benefits of all my experiences - the good, bad, and... Brilliantly BOLD!
I utilize every skill and resource in my arsenal to motivate, inspire, train, coach and propel successful people every day.
Coming Up Next
Host: Vision Launch Party
Facilitator: Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc.
Featured Speaker: The Haven: Women's Weekend Getaway 2019
Host: 5th Annual BOLD Lifestyles Awards
"Lynita was delightful to work with. She was not only diligent in understanding the topic that we wanted her to cover but she was interested in our company, who we are and how we operate. This is not typical of many speakers since often you set a date and the speaker shows up – not Lynita. Lynita wanted to know the details of our program, who her audience would be, what the audience should feel like when they walk away from the presentation and even came to the office a month beforehand to get a better understanding of our space and our company. Lynita even made goody bags for each student with bags that represented their school colors which was above and beyond any expectation I had. Overall, I would recommend Lynita to speak to your group because she truly cares about not only her clients but also the people within the audience."
Heather White, CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
"Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell was our Keynote speaker for our leadership conference and was incredibly well received by our students. Her multifaceted professional experience allowed many students to connect to her story and learn a great deal from her. I highly recommend Lynita!"
Emily R. Ancinec
Coordinator of Student Organizations Center for Student Organizations
University of Georgia
"Thank you so much for making our networking event such a fun time!! It is obvious you love what you do! We are receiving excellent feedback on the event. I hope last night is the start of a long and productive relationship!"
Carl H. Chaput, Director, Branch Manager
Private Wealth Management
Robert W. Baird & Co.
-[Lynita's] ability to communicate core corporate concepts like branding and image in a way that resonates and applies to our students was masterful.
-Rev. Rowena Silvera, Dean
Kairos Seminary Institute
-"I highly enjoyed [Lynita's] keynote and workshop presentations. [Her] presentations were fun, relatable, yet practical. I appreciate that combination in speakers."
Ms. Shani Clark
Communication Department Coordinator, Assistant Professor, and Honors Program Coordinator
Darton State College in Albany, GA
A Few Media Spotlights & Interviews
Lynita was featured in Voyage ATL as a hidden entreprenuerial treasure in the suburbs of Atlanta Fall 2017
Lynita was featured as a success story by the Art of Living Foundation (founded by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) May 2016
Lynita was featured by Good Morning America's Tory Johnson as a Spark & Hustle "Daring Doer" entrepreneur October 2015
Lynita on the Kevin Dunn Show Discussing the Leading Lady Legacy Empowerment Conference and Book Tour November 2014
I love our magazines! We have some of the best writers, photographers, graphic designers, and columnists every to grace pages... and I am honored to write content that appears alongside their work.
Two Amazon best-sellers (#1 and #5), two collaborations, and one book due December 2019... that I'm still working on... my editor is going to kill me!
All focused on leadership, specifically, how to use past challenges to create future success!
I've had the pleasure of sharing my experience with the authors who've trusted us to bring their books to life through my publishing company Living Through Living Community, LLC.
My Books & Collaborations
Awards & Recognition
Posts of Service
I was raised in a very loving family that took time to say please, thank you, and excuse me. More than anything else in this world, good manners have taken me places my degrees, certifications, and experience never could.
Below are a few honors and awards I've received due to my family's investment in my character.
2018 National Point of Light Award established by President George H.W. Bush
2017 Admitted to the Forbes Coaches Council
2017 Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp
2017 Ones to Watch in US Finance - Acquisition International Magazine
2017 Georgia Women's Legislative Caucus Yellow Rose Community Service Award
2016 - 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia
2014 - 2017 Who's Who in Black Atlanta
2014 Award of Service - National Bar Association / Small Firm & Solo Practioner Division
2012 National Call to Service Award - US President's Council on Service & Civic Participation
2011 Young & Bold Business Leader - Black Enterprise Magazine
A Privilege to Serve
I have been incredibly blessed to serve alongside MAGNIFICENT people who have shared their knowledge, wisdom, and generosity as I've grown personally and professionally into the woman I am today.
Below are a few of the organizations that have entrusted me to lead and grow with them:
2016 - present Chair
2015 - Member
National Board of Directors Leadership Innovation Transformation (LIT) College Tour
2016 - present Founding member, Board of Directors of the Universal Womanhood Collective
2015 - 2016 Political Appointee
Douglas County Board of Elections & Registration
2012-14 President Georgia Chapter American Academy of Attorney Certified Public Accountants
2008 - present Co-founder, Board of Directors
Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc.
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation
Founded in 2013, our company has
published over 20 titles, including 5 Amazon bestsellers
provided PR services to a wide range of companies, professionals, and business owners
coached several entrepreneurs and small business owners in areas of strategic growth, platform development, messaging, and community and political engagement.
We Do Media Program Development & Production
Founded in 2014 as one magazine - BOLD Favor - we've grown to several that all emphasize The Leadership Lifestyle. We provide content that inspires our readers to live boldly and fearlessly.
BOLD Favor (celebrating advocates, business owners, community leaders, and entrepreneurs)
BOLD +Plus (celebrating plus size people with )
BOLD Ageless Beauty (celebrating the over 40 set, with emphasis on entertainment and nightlife)
Awards include 2016 PassKey's ATL's Hottest (BOLD Favor) and 2018 nominee (BOLD Ageless Beauty)
Available in digital and print in select locations in Atlanta and Birmingham.
Annual BOLD Awards recognizes people from all over the world who've inspired others to live boldly and fearlessly!
We Do Magazines, Mixers, & BOLD Events
We Do Leadership and Entrepreneurship Training, Professional Development, & Mentorship
The Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute is a 501(c)(3) leadership training and professional development organization founded in 2007 by Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell Dashaw Mayweather, V. Ivana Foster, and Deborah Williamson. Since our inception, we have
Trained over 400 people ages 11 to 62 in three countries and 7 states in the USA.
Certified 50+ women to create and facilitate training courses
Served as mentors to middle, high school, and college students.
We Do Publishing, PR, Consulting
Established in 2014 as a TV show, LTL Today has expanded into program development and production for TV, radio, podcasts, livestream, plays, and movies.
The Leading Through Living Community LLC has entered into an official collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration “Challenge” Program to host the Georgia/Alabama InnovateHer Challenge. The winners advance to the National semi-finals, and the top 3 winners on the National level receive grants The SBA seeks innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. As the demands on women and families grow due to the competing balance of work and home needs, so must the resources and tools available to manage the load.
The Leadership, Innovation, Transformation College Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national career and leadership initiative designed to support students’ academic success, career exploration, internship and job search, as well as professional and personal development. Students get a chance to build their leadership skills, meet face-to-face with recruiters, network with potential mentors and gain valuable insights from speakers. The program bridges the gap between college and real world by bringing together an exciting mix of industry experts, educators, recruiters, mentors and entrepreneurs ready to share their insights and solutions for “Igniting Futures.”
Lynita serves as the National Chair of the Board of Directors and speaks at various tour stops across the country.
I believe in supporting our community on all levels – local, national, and international. We have had the honor of partnering with excellent organizations to educate and groom young leaders, promote literacy, and promote entrepreneurs.
Since 2016, our organization has worked in partnership with the African Library Project (ALP) to establish five libraries in four countries on the African Continent. ALP is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding literacy in rural areas across Africa. Our libraries are in Bostwana, Ghana, Kenya (2), and Swaziland.
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