Name: Doris Angeline Lawrence (pen name Angeline Lawrence)
Book Title: Positioned for Power: The Working Woman’s Guide to Thriving in Life
Your book’s Amazon purchase link: bit.ly/WomenofPower
What is your book about?
The book provides strategies and tips for Christian working women to deal with adversity in their jobs. I share my secrets to deal with bullies in the workplace. The book details my process using forgiveness, prayer, and praise to heal from the rejection. As a result, I was empowered to be a change agent for the people who initially bullied me.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was at a point in my life when I felt suppressed by my experience with workplace bullying. I had to reclaim my power and use my voice to tell my story. I wanted others to know they are not alone and should speak up to shed light on this silent epidemic.
Can you describe your writing process?
I begin with an outline and then research the facts. Telling my own story and sharing experiences can be difficult. But the more I research and talk to others, the easier it becomes.
I write a draft for the first chapter and try to share an experience that demonstrates the point I want to make to the reader.
I also use an editor once my draft is complete, along with some online tools for editing.
How did you come to do what you’re doing today?
My profession is urban planning, which I enjoy. But I love to write and provide a platform for others to share their stories. I started a podcast before I published by book to help Christian working women with spiritual and personal development in 2014. Today, I run a digital magazine—Shine Now Magazine—that provides tools, tips, and testimonies to working women in the workplace. We interview everyday women who are in the trenches running businesses, raising families, and making a difference in their community. www.shinenowmag.net and www.shineandgrind.net (podcast).
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
Get up. Kiss my husband, if I’m not too sleepy (lol).
Get the kids up for school. Look after my mother, who lives with us.
Prayer and exercise about 30-45 minutes.
Do a load of laundry.
Watch Bloomberg News.
Get lunch ready for husband and me (kids prepare their lunch at night).
Get kids off to school bus.
Go to work.
On my lunch hour, I interview people for magazine and/or podcast.
On the way home, I listen to an audio book or video for business growth and forex trading.
Cook dinner, unwind with one of my favorite cartoons (keeps me young).
Jump on a webinar or training for business.
Enjoy my evening cup of green tea.
Kiss husband again, if not to sleepy (lol).
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
I enjoy cooking with my kids, laughing with my husband, and spending quiet time in prayer with God.
Are there any people and/or books that have inspired you along your journey?
Good to Great, The Three Battlegrounds, The Inner Man, The Priest, The Prophet and the King.
Can you share something that people may be surprised to learn about you?
I have six children, which is usually a shock to people who meet me in person. I had them all natural, no C-section or epidural.
What’s next for you?
Grow my magazine and continue to learn forex trading. I also want to write a movie one day.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Writing is like breathing for me. It allows me to be creative and empower others to help share their stories.