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Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

Title Ph.D., MBA, CHHC, R.Y.T.

With an MBA from Harvard, a Ph.D. in World Religions, and certifications in Coaching, Holistic Health, and Yoga, Dr. Kennedy offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to success in business and in life.

Check her out in Oprah's book, Live Your Best Life!, and her own books: Seven-Day PWR Detox: Cleanse your Body, Mind & Spirit...while Living your Daily Life, 40 Days to Power Living: Think, Eat & Live on Purpose, The Power Living Pledge: An Affirmation for a Purposeful & Powerful Life, and the Power Living Mini-Escapes: Relaxation for Any Situation CD.

She recently contributed to The Youth Effect: Toolkit for Decision Makers on Engaging With Youth (pp 142-155), which was released at the 2010 Summit of the Global Agenda in Dubai. It can be read and downloaded for free at

Dr. Kennedy is also a Member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders to the World Economic Forum, a National Spokesperson for American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and an Ambassador for HealthCorps.

Posts By Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

"Voices of Change": Surviving in the Shadows Part III

Twenty dollars—the cost of a movie and popcorn in New York City—was all she needed to complete her education. Those thousand or so rupees, though, were hard to come by for a young girl from Mulund West, a suburban slum area of Mumbai.

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"Voices of Change": Surviving in the Shadows Part II

Imagine coming to a new city with your family in hopes for a better life. You have no money but you heard about the opportunities in the burgeoning metropolis of Mumbai—the Gateway to India.

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"Voices of Change": Surviving in the Shadows Part I

My only hint of what was to come was the little girl in the parking lot scratching at my window asking for money. She kept her hand on the car as we drove away.

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