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Dr. Pamela Antoinette Larde

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Dr. Pamela Antoinette Larde is a college professor and innovative business owner who holds a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. Her research focuses on interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, inspiration, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.

She is the founder of Inspiration Ink, an organization that houses EmpowerMe! CollegePrep, Tandem Light Press, and The Academy of Creative Coaching for students, aspiring authors, and future professional coaches who wish to empower others through their own unique gifts and talents. Additionally, she has written three books and contributed chapters to two others. Her latest book is Letters to the Brokenhearted: Woman-to-Woman Advice on Refocusing, Rebuilding, and Reloving.

The bulk of Dr. Pamela’s career has been spent in higher education, where she has twelve years of professional experience. As a student affairs professional, she received training in suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse counseling. After completing her masters degree in College Student Affairs, Dr. Pamela pursued her Ph.D. to better position herself to help develop leadership skills in others, particularly with the desire to help people live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives.

Dr. Pamela has received numerous awards for her efforts, including:

Author of the Year Award Lady of Purpose Network, 2014

Peach of a Program Award Georgia College Personnel Association, 2014

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement Cardinal Stritch, 2013

USA Best Book Award for Cover Design (Finalist) Letters to the Brokenhearted, 2013

USA Best Book Award for Non-Fiction (Finalist) Letters to the Brokenhearted, 2013

Beach Book Award (Honorable Mention) Letters to the Brokenhearted, 2013

ACPA Foundation - Research Grant, 2008 and 2013

Featured as Showcase Presentation at ACPA national conference, 2010

Awarded Best in Show for presentation at WCPA conference, 2009

Best Service Plan Marquette University Business Plan Competition, 2008

Best Live Presentation Marquette University Business Plan Competition, 2008

Ignatian Award for Outstanding New Professional in Jesuit Student Affairs, Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators & Marquette University, 2005

Journalism Department Head Award for Leadership in Journalism, Cal Poly, 2000