Student Motivator Debbie Elder Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With “Against The Grain”

Debbie Elder recently hit five best-seller lists with the new book, “Against The Grain.”

Orlando, Fla. – October **, 2013 – International Speaker and Motivator, Debbie Elder, joined a select group of the world’s leading experts, along with noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, to co-author the book titled, Against The Grain: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results in a Down Economy! The book was released on September 5th, 2013 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.

Against The Grain showcases a group of Celebrity Experts® including entrepreneurs, mentors and coaches who have survived and thrived in the midst of the constantly changing marketplace – going Against The Grain. To the reader who wants to enjoy success, these Celebrity Experts® share with them proven ways to move forward with their plans and the mindset required to do it.

Debbie Elder contributed a chapter titled “Remember What Your Mama Taught You!”

On the day of release, Against The Grain: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results in a Down Economy! achieved best-seller status in five categories.  The book reached best-seller status in the following categories: “Direct Marketing,” “Marketing,” “Entrepreneurship,” “Marketing and Sales” and “Personal Finance.”

Debbie Elder is the nation’s leader in motivating students to be peak performers. Her varied background has equipped her to work with any child under any circumstance. She is a passionate international speaker who “edutains” her audiences. She loves to share her incredible knowledge in simple steps that can be implemented immediately. Her easygoing style is loved and accepted by audiences of all ages. She has experience speaking to students, teachers, corporate America, entrepreneurs and people who want to be successful at life. She is also the director of the Sugar Land chapter of the Public Speakers Association.

After such a successful release, Debbie Elder will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

Debbie is the owner of the Set Them Up For Success franchise and is looking for passionate people who are ready to make a difference in the lives of the students in their area. Contact Debbie Elder at 832-419-1455 if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.

About Debbie Elder:

While working at the Calgary Young Offender Center early on in her career, Debbie ran the disciplinary unit that housed males between the ages of 12 – 18 who had committed very serious crimes. Her passion for working with troubled youth continued as a therapeutic foster parent, where she cared for teenage girls who came to her with severe behavior issues. In 1993, Debbie was named the Therapeutic Foster Parent of the Year.

After moving to Houston, Texas, Debbie worked as a substitute teacher at the local elementary school and spent two years teaching Pre-K. In 2003, Debbie joined the Appelbaum Training Institute, ATi and traveled the country training in behavior management techniques for the classroom. Debbie enjoyed speaking to audiences each week that welcomed 800 – 1200 teachers. Following this venture, she ran a very unique afterschool program for student in grades 3 – 12. This program empowered kids of all ages to take ownership of their schoolwork, develop success strategies, and increase their level of self-awareness. At the request of her clients, Debbie opened a private school that serviced students in grades 6 – 12 and focused on teaching to the whole child using accelerated learning methods coupled with success strategies used by the top producers in corporate America. The concept was so well received that Debbie opened 14 additional schools across the country.

In a continued effort to meet the needs of her students, Debbie worked with families as a college planner. In this role, Debbie utilized a unique process to help parents afford college and ensure their student was ready to be admitted to the University of their choice, including the skills to complete college in a timely fashion. In 2013, a former parent of one of Debbie’s students requested that she return to her after-school program. He went on to explain to her the profound effect the program had on his family. He shared with Debbie that prior to her program, he felt like the ‘Homework Police’ and spent way too much his time badgering his son to finish his daily assignments. But, when his son had the opportunity to attend the Set Them Up For Success After-School Program, all of that changed. He came home feeling successful and satisfied with the progress he had made, and felt relieved that all of his homework was complete. He and his father enjoyed evenings together without any stress or bickering. Family harmony was restored.

About Celebrity Press™:

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