And we know that
all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
I thank each and every one of you for your prayers, thoughts and kind words of encouragement extended to my family and me during this time of great sorrow. My life was forever changed on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 when my husband, the father of my children and best friend, Chief Ivor Jerome Brooks, Sr., transitioned to a higher calling.
I may not understand the purpose for such an unexpected and devastating blow to my family. However, I know God is able and thankful that His grace is sufficient. Through this experience, I believe God will be glorified and His peace will give us the comfort to endure the days ahead. I ask that you keep us in your prayers and know it is well. Thank you again for everything.
Our mission is to assist businesses and organizations by improving their performance, productivity and profits. We accomplish our mission by offering customized programming on the topics of leadership development, effective communication, stress management, team building, and more.
Joyce E. Brooks is the author of "Self-Inflicted Overload". She is managing member of Brooks Consulting, LLC whose mission is to assist businesses and organizations gain a competitive advantage by focusing on the well-being and development of those who keep the doors open. As a stress awareness expert, Joyce understands that individuals experiencing overload and stress can adversely affect the bottom line of a business and limit success.
Today, businesses face more challenges than ever to remain competitive and successful. Conditions such as a slow economy, increased competition, changing technology and limited capital are causing businesses to rethink their investments. Considering, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace and costs American industry more than $300 billion annually; businesses would be wise to invest in the people who they depend upon to operate the business and represent their brand.
In an environment where working late, raising a family, meeting deadlines, juggling responsibilities, caring for aging parents and doing more with less, let’s face it. Under these conditions, it is no surprise we have become a society of overloaded, out of balanced, and stressed out individuals. This has become the new norm. But it doesn't have to remain this way.
Alabama League of Municipalities
79th Annual Convention
Closing Keynote Speaker
May 3-6, 2014