Sweetie Berry

A Conversation With Business Strategist Sweetie Berry

Life is a plot change isn’t it?  We are ever growing, changing, and being changed as time marches on.  Perspective is important as is emotional maturity. Our story is ever changing and in the best situations, we are ever growing.  Our stories internally are the foundation of who we believe ourselves to be. When we use tools like journals, jot notes, and captures on audio, we have the ability to re examine what we thought, what our perspectives were, and to align to the present with current perspectives.  The stress and/or excitement or emotion of an experience may color our experience memory, and in reviewing it later, we may realize new perspectives and/or more accurately recognize what was happening when the stressors were not present.

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Your story matters. My story matters. We learn from who we’ve been, who we are, and what we experience with others.  Learn to listen to what you are saying, and sometimes to what you’re not saying. What labels, perspectives and descriptors are you using? What excuses do you make? What conversations continue to repeat in your life?  These are all valuable insights to engage as you master your story.

Sweetie Berry is a hybrid strategist. She is an educator strategist who works with well able authors, speakers, and product producers. A Southerner, she can not only bring home the bacon but she can fry it up in a pan. A high creative and analytic her passion is to cultivate projects that empower people.

It Wasn’t On Record

The Ashley Berg File

Dear Readers,

We launched the book! 

“It Wasn’t On Record: The Ashley Berg File” In 1987, female recruits in the military would endure the same rigorous training as men while surviving an entirely different state of abuse. Their stories were often ignored or diminished, rarely recorded in any official record, to protect the male-dominated culture and hierarchy of all branches of service. Despite their inclusion and integration of women, in far greater numbers than the other branches, and providing opportunities for command advancement to women, for the Navy to honor its long and storied history in service to the country, it must honor the true sacrifices and stories of all who serve.

The Ashley Berg File tells the story of four young women, having joined the Navy for reasons as disparate as their backgrounds, who forge a life-long camaraderie to endure and overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles encountered as recruits in U.S. Navy Boot Camp and A-School in 1987.To stand any chance of graduating, let alone achieving their hopes and dreams, the four must find the strength in each-other, while forging it in themselves, as they come face to face with the realities of being a female in the U.S. Military… knowing their stories will never be “on record.”

Its up on Amazon and Kindle.  Click here to get your copy and help support Stop the FEAR Stop #MST  https://amzn.to/2Wsg27Y


Secured a Meeting with Senator Gillibrand

Going to Washington DC to Speak Directly to the Senator regarding Military Sexual Trauma #MST

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your continued support.  As you know we have been trying for months to secure a meeting with Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) regarding #MST and stop the fear.  I am so pleased to announce that today we have been confirmed to meet with the Senator on April 11.  I can’t tell you how encouraged I am to take this issue forward.  I will also be doing a brief speech at the Veterans Small Business National Coalition annual dinner in Arlington, VA on April 10.  I will keep you all posted.   Below please read up on Senator Gillibrand’s quest to ensure the best possible legal defense for those who have experienced #MST.   Again thank you for your support and I look forward to posting report on outcomes from both meetings.   Stop the Fear Stop MST! #MasterYourStory.

One of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s top priorities in the United States Senate is to rebuild the American economy. She is fighting every day for more good-paying jobs, more products stamped with the words “Made in America,” and more new small businesses around New York State. She is determined to make sure that all New Yorkers have the opportunity to reach their potential, and she has consistently been a voice for the voiceless across New York and all around the country.

Throughout her time in the Senate, Senator Gillibrand has been a leader in some of the toughest fights in Washington. She led the effort to repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that banned gays from serving openly in the military; she wrote the STOCK Act, which made it illegal for members of Congress to financially benefit from inside information; and she won the long fight to provide permanent health care and compensation to the 9/11 first responders and community survivors who are sick with diseases caused by the toxins at Ground Zero. Senator Gillibrand brought Democrats and Republicans together to win these legislative victories.

Senator Gillibrand believes that accountability and transparency are essential to open and honest government. She was the first member of Congress ever to post her official daily meetings, earmarks, and personal financial disclosures online.

Senator Gillibrand is committed to keeping Americans safe from threats overseas and at home. From her seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, she has been a vocal advocate for strengthening America’s armed services, national security, and military readiness. She has also called for an independent investigation into Russian cyber crimes against our government institutions. Senator Gillibrand’s bipartisan bill to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and make gun trafficking a federal crime – the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act – is one of the only recent gun bills to be supported by both parties and a majority of the Senate.

Senator Gillibrand is leading the fight to reform the justice system for sexual assault survivors in the military and on college campuses. In 2013, as chair of the Armed Services subcommittee on personnel, she held the first Senate hearing on the issue of sexual assault in the military in almost a decade, and has built a bipartisan coalition of Senators in support of her bill, the Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove sexual assault cases from the chain of command. She has also built a broad, bipartisan coalition for the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which would finally hold colleges accountable for sexual assault on their campuses.

As the mother of two young sons, Senator Gillibrand understands the challenges that working families are facing in today’s economy. She is a champion for the economic empowerment of women and working families, and she has authored new legislation to rewrite the rules of the workplace so it can keep up with our changing workforce. She is fighting to pass bills that would raise the minimum wage, make quality child care more affordable, create universal pre-K, and ensure equal pay for equal work. Senator Gillibrand also introduced the FAMILY Act, which would create a national paid leave program for all American workers – for about the cost of a cup of coffee a week.