Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals

Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals

by Nelson J Fowlkes
Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals

Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals

by Nelson J Fowlkes


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Overcoming Adversity is an interesting, intriguing, and inspiring story of hope, courage, and determination. The book emphasizes the spirit of tenacity.

As an African American in the United States, Fowlkes endured generational poverty and economic disadvantages that were frustrating and painful. He remained focused on his goals and alleviated the pain through faith, self-reliance, and perseverance. 

Take a stroll with Fowlkes and observe the insightful and dynamic strategies he employed to achieve his goals and dreams despite rejections and ever-changing setbacks and barriers.

The reader will observe his astonishing and remarkable rise from a splintered childhood and poverty to faithfully serving twenty-year in the United States Army and achieving the grade of Lt. Colonel. He also earned two postgraduate degrees and two professional certificates.

How will you achieve your goals and dreams when experiencing setbacks and rejections?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798893300611
Publisher: ARPress
Publication date: 11/09/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 106
File size: 1 MB

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Nelson J Fowlkes is a retired Lt. Colonel who served twenty years in the United States Army Medical Corps and went on to complete additional careers in the healthcare. As a strategic planning and marketing executive, he-co-authored the strategic plan for a medical center in Merced, California . As the Director of Ambulatory Services at St. Francis Medical center, Lynwood, California he managed primary care clinics in nine southeast Los Angeles communities.

Fowlkes is co-author of a Corporate Health Risk Management Program that was published in the Journal of Healthcare Marketing. He also designed and created a Territorial Sales Management System (TSS), an innovative approach applying traditional risk management to the health f an employee group to which the Library of Congress issued a Certificate of Copyright Recognition.

Two California universities awarded him Adjunct Professor appointments, First in 1984 at the University of San Francisco, College of Professional Studies and in 1985 at the California State University, Fresno. At both universities, he taught working adult students who were seeking to improve their knowledge in healthcare marketing and delivery of health care services.

In 1992, he established the Fowlkes Development Group, a private consulting
service to help health care organizations plan for the development and expansion of industrial health clinics and worker's rehabilitation programs. Then in 2002, Fowlkes earned professional certificates in Gerontology and Conflict Resolution.

He was appointed by the Presiding Judge, Riverside County Superior Court to serve on the Riverside County Civil Grand Jury for the 2004-2005 term. The Presiding Judge reappointed him to serve a total of three two-year terms (2004-2012) . His outstanding performance on the grand jury was recognized by the appointment to serve as the Grand Jury Foreperson for the 2011-2012 term.

Fowlkes expressed his adventurous spirit through cycling and traveling. While living in Fresno, became an avid cyclist as manifested in the purchase of high quality equipment and participation in fund raising cycling events of fifty to seventy five miles. After moving to southern California ,he joined a cycling club and expanded his passion to century and multi-day cycling events.
Traveling provided an opportunity for participation in cycling events in ther United States locations including New Hampshire and Alaska as well international events in St Maarten, Canada and Jamaica.
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