Published on Apr 11, 2022 12:00 AM

Planting Seeds of Growth

The SonRise Project creator, Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces Beverly Kearney, also known as Coach Bev. Bev’s gift for coaching has inspired individuals and groups to achieve their greatest successes. Recognized as one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, Bev has been inducted into various halls of fame as a sports legend. She is also the author of her inspiring memoir Believe it, Speak it, Do it: Finding Peace Within Your Purpose. Bev learned perseverance and resilience through several extreme life challenges. In her senior year of high school, she lost her mother and was homeless by the age of 17. In 2002, She triumphed over a near-fatal automobile accident and was told she would never walk again. Bev persevered through it all even while raising her adopted daughter Imani, who suffered the traumatic loss of her biological mother. As both a life strategist and parent, Coach Bev believes that greatness exists within everyone. She says we must plant seeds for others, including our children, with words of affirmation, encouragement, and unconditional love. Coach Bev explains we can’t expect others to change so we can feel better. Coach Bev believes within every challenge there is a lesson, a blessing or both.

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