About the Author
About Angela Schaefers Angela eloquently shares a powerful message of hope and encouragement wherever she speaks. Her expressive and positive demeanor leaves a memorable impact on others. Angela’s ability to speak to the audience, from her heart, is potent. Angela’s message has a lasting influence on others. Angela is an inspirational speaker, freelance writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters show. Angela interviews people around the globe to share their inspiring stories of overcoming challenges and living purposefully. She writes various articles on professional networking, inspiration and why our stories matter. She authored her memoir Grief to Grace. She is currently working on her next two books Cancer Doesn’t Come Wrapped In A Pretty Ribbon and More Grace. Angela speaks and shares her story of hope and faith to overcome tragedies since childhood, facing stage IV cancer and more to discovering her own life purpose. She is a keynote for organizations and effectively shares the message within their story. Angela positively impacts the world, one story at a time! Angela has spoke to; • non-profit organizations, community service oriented groups and government entities as their keynote • support groups • private sector corporations Angela’s previous speaking topics; • the effects and dynamics of the special needs community, in the home and the community~ including service providers and families • the power of effective communication in addressing conflict • the benefits of positive thinking and actions • the need to understand your values and beliefs in order to plan and fulfill your career goals • the stages of grief, including life after the death of a loved one • the importance of overcoming shame and guilt, including learning to value your story (your experiences) • why your story matters and how sharing it can encourage and inspire others Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. She has previously counseled families, couples, children and individuals. She has provided career coaching. She has trained and worked as a Chaplain. Angela has three children and is a Mimi (grandmother) to one. She enjoys outdoor activities; such as biking, hiking, kayaking and the beach, loves tea time and savors a break to the spa.