Motivational Speaker April Holmes Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With “The Winning Way”

April Holmes, motivational speaker and Paralympic gold medalist, recently hit three best-seller lists with the new book, “The Winning Way.”

Orlando, FL – June 30, 2014 April Holmes, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Marketing Expert and Motivational Speaker, recently joined a select group of leading business experts from around the world, along with best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy to co-write the book titled, The Winning Way: The World's Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share How They are Winning in Life and Business and You Can Too! The book was released on June 19, 2014 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher.

On the day of release, The Winning Way reached best-seller status in three categories - reaching #8 in the “Direct Marketing” category and #12 in the “Marketing For Small Business” category. The book also reached best-seller status in the “Marketing” category. April Holmes contributed a chapter titled “Your Gold Medal Moment Awaits.” While the book was climbing the Amazon best-seller lists, April was competing at the US Paralympic Track & Field National Championships, where she won gold medals for the 100 & 200 meters.

When she is not competing, April Holmes runs the April Holmes Foundation, Inc. a non-profit organization assisting people with physical and learning disabilities with scholarships and medical equipment. Having completed her MBA in Marketing, Holmes uses her education to improve the awareness of people with disabilities. April was recently named by the International Paralympic Committee’s as the “Top 10 Women in Paralympic Sport,” a US Paralympic and US Anti-Doping Ambassador, and has assisted First Lady Michelle Obama on the “Let’s Move” Campaign.

April is a well sought-after speaker and enjoys opportunities to share her life and GOLD medal with others. She has electrified audiences with messages of motivation, diversity, leadership, and marketing. Some of her clients include Deloitte, Disney, The Jordan Brand, Hartford Insurance, Aflac, and BMW. April also assists companies in Olympic-Theme sporting days to enhance the core values of teamwork, determination, discipline, and goal setting.

Given her expertise, education, and athletic achievements, Holmes has been featured on multiple media outlets including NBC Today Show, CBS Early Morning, Fox, ESPN, BBC, Forbes, and Oprah’s O Magazine. “Communicating Your Greatness” remains a staple in her life, both on the track and in the corporate workspace.

CelebrityPress™ describes The Winning Way:

By definition, winning means that you competed and you came out ahead. Human nature requires us to compete in order to survive. Therefore, winning and survival have the element of success in common. To ascend to a winning position, you need a goal, a desire to achieve it, and the qualities of discipline, perseverance and action to attain it.

Having your goal and setting yourself up to achieve your goal is the first step in the process. You adjust your mindset and begin to plan diligently. Goals may be as different as DNA, but methodologies have much in common. Furthermore, your plans and expectations will need adjustments as you go along. That is why the knowledge shared by the CelebrityExperts® in this book will be of importance to you.

The advice and suggestions of these CelebrityExperts® are based on their experiences – both their accomplishments and their shipwrecks. The knowledge they share will allow you to make plans that can propel you in the right direction. That is the function of a mentor – to guide you where you are going and to advise what to avoid.

After such a successful release, April Holmes 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.

More About April Holmes:

Raised with a hard work ethic, which she has honed with a will of steel, April Holmes has redefined what it means to be disabled. April was involved in a train accident in 2001 that resulted in the loss of her left leg below the knee. While she lay in her hospital bed, a doctor told her about the Paralympic Games and three goals were firmly implanted in her mind. She desired to wear the USA uniform. She wanted to break world records. She was determined to win gold medals.

Since her career in Paralympic track and field began in 2002, Holmes has continued to succeed, improving each and every step of the way. She has broken IPC World Records fourteen times and American Records eighteen times in the 100, 200, 400 meters and the long jump. Over her astonishing career, April has put together several undefeated seasons, and her first Paralympic gold medal in the 100 meters at the 2008 Beijing Games. Speed and quickness are her best friends as she continues to break her own world records every season. With a commanding lead over the growing field of competitors, Holmes continues to captivate track enthusiast with her grace and style. April put on the USA uniform again at the 2012 Paralympics in London and after a photo finish was awarded bronze in the 100 meters in front of a sold-out arena. April spends the majority of her time training in Orlando at Disney Wide World of Sports with her eyes firmly set on winning more gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

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About Celebrity Press™:

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