Our Vision

Own Your Power Communication's* (OYPC) mission is to serve as an empowering Guiding Force ..connecting entrepreneurs to their fullest potential.

We want you to strive and succeed on a personal and professional basis. OYPC has been influencing today's entrepreneur since 1996. The CEO and visionary behind the Own Your Power movement is Simone Kelly-Brown. She's passionate about personal empowerment and encouraging many to own their OWN businesses and to pursue a holistic lifestyle. Simone has reached thousands with her advice and uses her talents best with various forms of media: as an author, speaker, coach, and radio show personality. Through her programs under the OYP umbrella, Simone can help you gain results to help you own YOUR Power!

Simone Kelly-Brown Biography

Simone Kelly-BrownSimone graduated from Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus in 1996. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising. Her career began in the music industry working for companies such as RCA Records and BMG Entertainment in the PR and online marketing divisions. She quickly moved on to a few start-ups such as Uproar.com, TheGlobe.com, and finally HBO's own Volume.com where she excelled as a leading creator and Director of both their Lifestyle and Community Channels. In 2001, she branched out on her own as a coach full-time. As a certified Small Business Camp coach, who was trained under her mentor, coach and Internet Television Star, Andrew Morrison, she coaches entrepreneurs on building their businesses and creating a balanced life. Her client list has ranged from Isaac Hayes Productions, Sister 2 Sister Magazine, The Sayblee Darsale Salon, Moli.com, to the Oscar Bond Salon.

In addition to business coaching, she's also added life coaching to her many skills. Simone is a certified Master Life Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner (Behavioral Healthcare Consulting, AADP Accredited), and a certified Compass Life Coach to help her clients live balanced and fulfilled lives.

While getting the word out there about her brand and building her network, Simone knew networking was an essential strategy she needed to take advantage of. With her passion of bringing people together and helping others, she launched The Give 'n Take Network in 2002 as a networking event in NYC. It soon flourished into other locations such as NJ, DC, Westchester, Miami, and Atlanta. Now, it's one of the main events people look forward to each year at the Own Your Power Retreat. Most importantly, Give 'n Take has also expanded to a online barter exchange with over 40, 000 merchants who save thousands a year by bartering.

In her quest to find balance and show others how to live a holstic life, she developed the Own Your Power® Lifestyle Center in November '08 in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida. The OYPLC will empower you with the tools to nourish your mind with educational workshops, feed and heal your body with yoga and natural remedies, and soothe your soul with energy-balancing and focused meditations.

Simone grew to love the effects of energy balancing on her life and became certified as a Reiki-Master Teacher so that she could incorporate new wellness services at the lifestyle center. She has received extensive training from mentors, Johane Rutledge of The Johane Rutledge School of Intuition, Dana-Smith Rogers of Spiritual Essence Yoga & Wellness Studio and Rohi Custage of Energy of Breath Institute.

Simone is an avid writer and is featured in numerous locations online and off. Currently, she is the business editor for WE magazine for Women (International Digital Business & Lifestyle Magazine). As well as a featured blogger on The Bloom Effect.com, Hellobeautiful.com, Blackplanet.com, expert on Ezinearticles.com, and a contributing writer to Moxxi Magazine and Mahogany Butterfly.com.

Simone's been recognized in the community for the following:
Success Magazine's 40 Under 40 award, AKA's The Top Hat Award for Women in Achievement, the Creativity Award from the American Marketing Association, and highlighted as 98.7 Kiss Fm's (NYC Radio Station) Phenomenal Woman of the Day.

"I couldn't have asked for a better career," says Simone. By developing a strong support system she helps grow women-owned businesses and empower many to turn their "side hustles" into their full-time careers. "When you're having fun helping others achieve success, it doesn't feel like work at all. Own Your Power allows me to help others build their businesses and experience what I am now experiencing...Freedom! We want everyone to realize that anything you want IS attainable!"

*Formerly known as Gots To Have It, Marketing Inc.

The Author

The experienced author enjoys writing her Own Your Power blog and ezine which provides proven insights and tips from highly respected professionals and entrepreneurs. These tips have included items such as implementing a direct marketing program, how to create more focus and balance, and developing better business and personal relationships. Her passion to help others with these tips lead her to write her first book, "Jack of All Trades, Master of None?"

Ever since she was a child, she's had a vivid imagination and creativity that stood out in all that she did. Her first passion was writing and even now, in her spare time, she enjoys writing works of contemporary fiction. Her first fiction book is now available online called, At Second Glance. It's a saucy, funny, and sexy read and Simone jokingly warns, "This ain't no marketing book!"


The Radio Personality

Launched in March of 2007, the Own Your Power Radio show was created as a spin-off of the Own Your Power Newsletter with topics based on personal empowerment and entreprenuarship. First featured on South Florida's 1080am, the show quickly gained a family of loyal followers who tuned in weekly all across the world online. Fans call in from all across America and as far as England and the Bahamas.

Simone and her co-host and right-hand buddy, journalist Nikki Clifton, brings a dynamic energy to business radio that encourages others to really get out their and OWN THEIR POWER and have a lot of fun while you do it!

The Speaker

Due to the popularity of her monthly newsletters and radio show, Simone has given presentations based on their very topics! She's presented at the following venues and events, just to name a few:

* Columbia University
* St. John's Unversity
* Nova University -South Eastern Campus
* Women in Business and Entertainment Panel
* New York University
* Medgar Evers College: American Marketing Association Club
* Black Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati, Ohio
* University of Florida
* Jackie Robinson Foundation, Entrepreneur Panel
* Project Enterprise: Workshop for Members
* Hue Man Book Store, Harlem NYC , Barnes and Nobles (various locations): It's Time To Look in the Mirror Workshop: It's Time To Look in the Mirror
* Women's Chamber of Commerce (Miami)
* Ewomen Network Miami and Ft Lauderdale chapters
* Coral Gambles Chamber of Commerce
* Women's Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables, Florida

Popular Presentation Topics:

*Live The Good Life on Zero Cash: How to use the world's oldest currency to boost your business

* The Fear Factor: Facing Your Fears in Business

*7 Ulitmate Systems To Have Your Business Run With or Without You

* Discover Key Ways to Market Yourself!

* Career Advice for Students (High School and College students)
* Work That Room, Baby: Basics of Networking
* Emotional Push Buttons in Advertising
* Creative Writing Workshop
* Diggin' Deep: Interactive self-discovery workshop with goal setting, positive visualization and creation of your own collage. See the Own Your Power Lifestyle center page for more of her workshop and topics...

Would you like Simone to come and speak to your group?
For booking, please contact her publicist, Hasan Brown of Puzzle Marketing and Media

Email: simone@ownyourpower.biz
Call Toll Free: 877-545-7352