Welcome to Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with your hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on the Voice America Empowerment Channel.  Our goal is to seed, stimulate, and support space for positive, meaningful conversations that will get you talking around the dinner table.

On September 9th, 1999, Be the Star You Are!® was born as a 501c3 to empower women, families, and youth through improved literacy, increased positive media messages, and tools for living. Cynthia Brian conceived and founded the charity and Heather Brittany was a young teen co-founder. A big part of our outreach program has been this radio broadcast, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®, broadcasting weekly and featuring acclaimed authors, experts, and pioneers on the planet as well as the youth oriented radio program, Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio.
Today we celebrate 17 years of making a difference as a TOP NON PROFIT and will share stories of our trials, triumphs, and tribulations.
Longtime supporter of Be the Star You Are!® and author of Road Map for Graduate Study, Dr. Don Martin, joins Cynthia Brian for a discussion about how to get started, get going, and get in to grad school.  Don has spent 28 years in student services and graduate enrollment at prestigious universities. He has coached potential grad students on five continents and will offer his expertise and guidance.
Happy Anniversary Be the Star You Are!® and congratulations to all the volunteers and supporters who have helped BTSYA serve the world. DONATE FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY!
With master’s degree from Wheaton College and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.Dr. Don Martin is a seasoned grad school expert.  He has worked with thousands of students world-wide during his 35-year career and has made graduate school presentations on over 40 college/university campuses in North America, Europe and Asia.
99% of his coaching clients have been admitted to one or more of their grad school choices, and many with scholarships. Don was Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid and Dean of Students at Columbia University (Teachers College), The University of Chicago (Booth School of Business), Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism), and Wheaton College (IL)
Don authored Road Map for Graduate Study:  A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students. He is a former weekly columnist for US News & World Report Magazine and currently writes educational articles for SPAN magazine in India.  His motto:  'If I can earn a graduate degree, anyone can!'"


Come visit our Be the Star You Are! booth at the Pear and Wine Festival on Sept. 26th from 10-4pm and pick up a copy of The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob and other books. For Info:

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Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, the original Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, as well as the little gift book, Miracle Moments®, The Blessings of Love and Relationships, and the mega best sellers, The Business of Show Business and Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul.

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