Soon after I started first grade, each child was required to read out loud. When I got to the words, car, and cow, I couldn’t pronounce them correctly, and laughter erupted from several children. The teacher immediately stopped and told the class to think of themselves in the same position and how it was unkind to laugh at someone’s pain or struggle.
During the next reading, I couldn’t pronounce girl. It took speech therapy to resolve the issue – something I was fortunate enough to be given.
However, I became hypersensitive to witnessing any type of teasing and bullying that wasn’t mutually enjoyed. Growing up, I saw many examples, and as I entered my career in Human Resources, I saw even more. We could train and coach all day long.
However, with adults, so many behaviors are deeply engrained. Realizing if we start helping children with particular distinctions - they will grow up to be more kind, compassionate, and honest.
As a mother and grandmother, I was moved to write the Discovering the Difference series for children to experience stories of how to deal with the bullies, braggers, name-callers, and liars.
We can teach children kindness, compassion, and inclusion through the power of their own minds.
Myrna Fay Flick, Certified Family Coach with ACPI; Senior Professional in Human Resources/SPHR with HRCI; Senior Certified Profession/SHRM-SCP with SHRM.
Myrna is on a mission to enlighten and empower children. She started writing the Discovering the Difference book series to help children – our future leaders.
Myrna was an Associate Producer of the movie: "3 Feet from Gold "– comprised of interviews with today’s Transformational leaders. The Napoleon Hill Foundation commissioned the work and is best known for putting out the book Think and Grow Rich. She knows we must help develop our children.
Having spent over thirty years in human resources and leadership positions, coaching, and training employees, she found not everyone grew up with strong role models and key values such as honesty, integrity, kindness, and compassion. With that in mind, she formed The Mind Heroes, LLC, and started writing children’s books for them to experience and resolve common social issues.
In her corporate journey, Myrna held several leadership positions, including:
In addition, Myrna held several board of director positions and was President of two different Human Resource associations.