Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams Overseas for America's Troops for Black History Month

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Feb 02, 2011 / 0 comments

Author and motivational speaker Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams will visit troops this February and March as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in celebration of Black History Month.  Dr. Williams is scheduled to visit several undisclosed locations in England, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy to conduct seminars, sign autographs, pose for photos and most importantly to extend his gratitude to America’s troops.

Williams, a former foster child, has devoted his career to helping others overcome challenges to realize their full potential.  He shares that life's challenging events don't have to stop a person from being who they want to be once they realize what is holding them back, and facing these challenges helps one to attain their personal best. Williams' focus is on helping individuals, schools and companies empower the “whole person.”  He is an author of nine books, TV talk show host, founder and CEO of eight companies, adjunct professor and an in- demand  motivational speaker. Williams holds a Doctorate in Education and three additional graduate degrees, including an MBA. He earned two of his four graduate degrees from the nation’s two oldest historically African American universities: a Master of Human Services (MHS) from Lincoln University and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Cheyney University. He also attained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University and a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from Fielding Graduate University.


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Dr. Williams, whose wellness workshops have garnered nationwide attention, has just released his seventh self-help book entitled “Attaining Your Personal Best."  Using the motto “You must get M.A.D. (change your mindset, attitude, and demeanor) in order to attain your personal best,”  the book explains how life's challenging events don't have to stop us from being who we want to be once we realize what is holding us back. Subjects covered include transparency vs. conspiracy, needs vs. wants, becoming different, solutions/supports, choices and options, fear, enthusiasm, reframing challenging life events, information without heightened emotions, empowerment, legitimacy and urgency, and aspiring associations/role models.  The book features vivid graphics and worksheets. The website for the book is located at www.attainingyourpersonalbest.com

Williams' focus is on helping individuals, schools and companies empower the “whole person.”  "A strong effort is made not to leave any part of a person behind, personal or professional.  A person must be made whole before we can attain our personal best,” he says. More information can be found at www.drnatwilliams.com

Since 1976, Black History Month has been an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.  Throughout American history, black soldiers have honorably answered the call to duty, serving with great valor and distinction. Today, about 22% of the American armed forces are African-American.


About Armed Forces Entertainment: Armed Forces Entertainment is the official Department of  Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency operations and at remote and isolated locations. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces Entertainment. Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home to more than 500,000 troops annually, embracing the best of Americana that stretches across all genres of entertainment. visit www.armedforcesentertainment.com for more information.