Powerful Inspirations : Kathy Ireland first gained fame as the most successful model ever to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated's much-talked about swimsuit issues. She quickly rose to the status of supermodel, appearing on the covers of many of the most prestigious fashion magazines. Independent and strong-minded, Ireland soon set her sights on fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning her own business. Her entrepreneurial drive, which began when she was a teenager, coupled with the desire to break free of the skewed standards of the modeling business, gave her the impetus she needed to venture out on her own. Her first project -- a series of workout videos -- became a smash success. She went on to found a billion-dollar business, creating a line of clothing and home furnishings designed for women like herself -- busy moms whose top priorities are taking care of their families, and homes and giving their time and money to help others. She sets an impressive example, spending incredible amounts of time and energy on a wide range of charities and nonprofit organizations, many of them dedicated to improving the lives of women and children.
"Powerful Inspirations" reveals the sources of her strengths and her enthusiasm, through insightful lessons that form a life-changing plan for her readers, bringing success and a deeper sense of fulfillment. In sharing her plan, Ireland also tells stories from her life, describing her close-knit family, the work ethic her parents taught her, and the sense of compassion they instilled in her. She offers, as well, an intimate portrait of her inner life and her spiritual growth, writing movingly of the support and comfort she has found in the Bible and other Christian teachingsas she works with people less fortunate than she.
Ireland's account of her journey from beach to boardroom, from supermodel to woman of substance makes for fascinating reading. But it is more than that. By illuminating the importance of faith and family in her own life, she provides readers with the inspiration and encouragement to create a rich and rewarding life, no matter who they are or what their individual beliefs and goals are.