Deremiah, *CPE, At-Risk Expert/Renowned Speaker is the First Black American to Win the Coveted Nightingale Conant “Acres of Diamonds” Award, & Brings 8 At-Risk Children from Glenwood School to Ceremony to Meet the President Vic Conant

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Deremiah, *CPE, once a hurting child At-Risk, product of a broken home because of his parents tragic divorce ended up down on his luck and forced to choose between his parents by an American court system. Driven 19 hours to Chicago from Oklahoma without the opportunity to say goodbye to his friends by a mom who was just recovering from a nervous breakdown. This all happened during his junior year in high school at the height of his dream of becoming an Oklahoma All State running back. Caught in the cross fire of gang activity in Chicago, broken dreams and a loss for the will to live he barely survives…but after a life changing experience he becomes an amazing motivational speaker and Nightingale Conants choice for the “Acres of Diamonds” award.

Deremiah, *CPE, (Formerly known as Deremiah Phillips and through out childhood often called “Derry Phillips” or “Butterball”) today is living the impossible dream. His “Beauty for Ashes” story of a kid who recovers from a tragic At-Risk childhood to become this years Nightingale Conant “Acres of Diamonds” award winner is phenomenal. Now the inspiration of At-Risk Children everywhere Deremiah, *CPE, a renowned speaker has just become the first Black American to win this award and he is being featured on the home page of Nightingale Conant at (home page). His story is not just another everyday story and you’ll have to keep in touch with his website at in order to find out when and where his entire childhood story will be released.

On May 12th at the Nightingale Conant headquarters Deremiah, *CPE, made his arrival with 8 boys from Glenwood School, his wife, children and brother-in law Eddie Wells. Upon entering the front door Deremiah was greeted by the Nightingale Conant receptionist who immediately gave him a warm welcome and congratulations. From there Dan Strutzel VP of Publishing came out to the lobby and gave Deremiah a great big hug and greeted everyone else with great jubilance. We’ve never seen such warmth exhibited by corporate executives but here in lies the secret to Deremiah’s great success and his lifestyle he calls living the “Servant’s Mentality”. Deremiah serves people with such great respect and admiration that they feel compelled to serve him back with kindness and generosity.

Announcing NC’s 2003 “Acres of Diamonds” Award Winner

Shortly Vic Conant, President of Nightingale Conant, “The world’s largest producer of motivational products” arrives. He and Deremiah embraced like long lost relatives. After a few minutes talking in the lobby Deremiah, *CPE, was whisked away into the headquarters and greeted by more of NC’s fine staff members in the cafeteria with a rousing five minute standing ovation. Vic Conant then gave a short but impressive introduction of his new “Acres of Diamonds” award winner. Speaking of Deremiah, *CPE’s, contributions to the Community, the world of motivational speaking, At-Risk Children, and his family. Deremiah thanked them and in his unorthodox humorous style introduced his family to staff members giving a brief description. It was a great icebreaker for both his family members and the staff.

Deremiah has a way of easing the transition of introducing those who are unfamiliar with each other. Having lived in 13 cities in the US and 2 cities in Germany before he turned 12 years old Deremiah knows quite a bit about being the new kid on the block. Watching him one can easily tell that he has mastered the art of introduction. He comes across like an ambassador. As he greets the people you can see his warm smile a mile away, making genuine contact, looking each person in the eye, a firm handshake and a smooth introduction. Deremiah, *CPE, has “Acres of Diamonds” with in him and years of knowledge, experience, and expertise that exceeds his years on the planet.

The Grande “Tour De Nightingale Conant”

From there the new “Acres of Diamonds” award winner was given a grand tour of the Nightingale Conant headquarters. It is an amazing company with a long rich tradition in creating motivational products for the world at large. Both Lloyd Conant and Earle Nightingale would have been impressed to meet Deremiah, his family and the 8 At-Risk Students from Glenwood School that Deremiah mentors.

Deremiah, *CPE, like a little kid in a candy store, is engulfed in watching how the plant production works, how the employees support each other, how the product line gets from order entry to order shipped as he’s walked through the facility. As a National Award Winning Security Consultant Deremiah has seen the backside of how business operates Thousands of times but he never grows tired of seeing it again and again. He has improved hundreds of his clients businesses by offering suggestions and raising questions. This “Acres of Diamonds” award winner has vast skill sets across many myriads of business and a degree in Art & Accounting. Back in the early days as an Accountant Deremiah worked for numerous companies seeing many business operation methods and styles. He often uses this knowledge to serve his clients needs and forge deeper relationships by giving away bonus ideas and concepts to the organizations and corporations that hire him. He has already shared with Vic Conant a hidden market that his company needs to tap into right now.

Deremiah, *CPE “Acres of Diamonds” Interview

The tour is over and Deremiah including his family and the eight At-Risk students from Glenwood School enter the recording studio to do a segment on the famous Nightingale Conant “INSIGHT” audio subscription magazine. Deremiah, *CPE, with the tour behind him and the interview upon him, goes into automatic mode as he enters the “*CPE Zone”. The *CPE stands for “Customer Passion Evangelist”. Deremiah uses it as an acronym like rubrics that changes dynamics with each situation. Right now the *CPE acronym stands for Creating Positive Edutainment. Deremiah is now ready to speak extemporaneously. Dan Strutzel, VP of publishing, is the host giving the interview with the format running like live Radio. He talks about what makes Deremiah the outstanding choice for this year’s award. Then he interviews Deremiah, his family with each member commenting telling what makes Deremiah an amazing human being. Finally three Glenwood students share a little about their mentor or their dreams. The interview goes exceptionally well and you can contact Nightingale Conant at 1-800-560-6081 to get your copy of this years “Acres of Diamonds” Award “INSIGHT” audio subscription interview given by Dan Strutzel.

The Award Ceremony

Finally after all of the tours and interviews they head off to the “Purple Palace” an exclusive hotel where they are joined by a large group of Nightingale Conant Executive staff members and managers from every department at NC. The hotel was beautiful with a mini stage. Deremiah sat in between Vic Conant and his son Carson. They ate and talked about many things including Deremiah’s future ideas and goals to get hundreds of corporations to join in and sponsor the next launch of campaigns to help reach At-Risk Children. The Eight Students from Glenwood each received gift bags running over with product from Nightingale Conant, including motivational CD’s, magazines and the Classic Earle Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret”. This type of corporate giving is part of the idea concept Deremiah believes in that helps children reinforce the proper behavior and social skills to have an impressive life. Deremiah himself listens to a motivational presentation 10 times to reinforce the concepts behind the presentations. He guarantees that this sort of approach works and is the foundation of what has made him such a dynamic person. After lunch Deremiah was called to the stage with cameras rolling and flashes popping off he stepped to the stage with Vic Conant, President of Nightingale Conant. Vic Conant expounded on why Deremiah, *CPE, was the only real choice for this years “Acres of Diamond” award in an excellent speech outlining Deremiah’s contributions to the community. He handed Deremiah the award and Deremiah thanked everyone for their efforts. They stood on stage taking pictures and then Deremiah went down into the audience thanking all of NC’s staff members. One staff member commented to Deremiah that what sets Deremiah apart from other motivational speakers is that he lives the part of empowering others by giving back to the community. Nightingale Conant believes in the mission of Deremiah and that business people and corporations need to make a contribution to the lives of children regardless of how small. You can help Deremiah, *CPE, expand his mission for reaching children today by calling him at (847) 917-0962 and tell him that you want to help.

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The Acceptance Speech upon receiving the award

Deremiah, *CPE, shared a little bit of what he thinks is important. "It's not important that I receive the award but that people all over America began to recognize how precious human life is and equally how important it is now for us to take a stand to protect the world's most precious resource...Children At-Risk". The eight students that have agreed to stand with me are the true Acres of Diamonds. They represent the spirit of courage because in all of their lives courage has been necessary to endure the hardships they've suffered. My impact with these children society calls At-Risk has always been tremendous. I can identify with their generation because way before the government called them At-Risk I was one of them. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate what Nightingale Conant has done and will be doing to support me in my efforts to continue this great work. The only disappointment I have today is that there are other corporations out there who make billions of dollars off of these kids but they won't step up to the table, redirect some of the monies they are making to help me do something positive in kids lives."

The Community Work & why it makes a difference

Deremiah is the first Black American to receive this international award for his outstanding community work. He has reached the underserved communities with a focus on children At-Risk. The successful artist, entrepreneur and renowned motivator has been creatively changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids and adults for years with a system he calls “The Servant’s Mentality”. His efforts in the community are finally being recognized as some of the greatest work being done in American communities today. Teaching adults and children how to use idea generation with No-Money Down techniques and establish business with the aid of corporate sponsorship is extremely unique only because he’s gotten it to work. These are the keys to the kingdom that causes the empire of Deremiah, *CPE, to reach and change the lives of thousands of people.

In a world of typical, “no-risk” business players Deremiah, *CPE, is hot, passionate and definitely different. Like his predecessor of the "Acres of Diamonds" award Drew Carey, Deremiah can be funny but he ain’t no joke. Having received endorsements from major players in the publishing world like Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, which has sold over 80, million books is not easy and can’t be taken lightly. Another motivational speaker who highly endorses Deremiah, *CPE is Les Brown. When introducing Deremiah to an audience of his fans Brown said "Deremiah's a bad, bad boy" when it comes to speaking presentations and keynotes.

No other speaker in the history of the motivational speaking industry has been through and lived to overcome the obstacles of life particular to Deremiah, *CPE. Having traveled the high roads and low roads of life he double majored in Art and Accounting while attending North Park University with no money. At one time NPU ranked one of US News top five small colleges in the nation. As a modern day visionary Deremiah has the amazing gift to encourage all he encounters with a passion that has made him a unique brand and he’s creating a world of followers who appreciate his unorthodox style.

PRWEB Makes It Happen

Deremiah's PRWEB releases that went out in April/May have been picked up by over 1,137 media outlets. The releases received well over 141,329 hits and were viewed on (68) websites. More than we have time to name. This leads us to believe that Deremiah's story has been well reviewed. Read all three of them now and tell 10 other people to tell 10 other people. (click here) (click here)

Helping the At-Risk

Deremiah’s uses a system that works for At-Risk children and equally as well for Corporations At-Risk, CEO’s At-Risk, Sales people At-Risk and Marketing people At-Risk. His creative ideas do serve to help all who are willing to listen. He effortlessly creates at will the ideas others so desperately need. Deremiah’s solutions are for managers who in the past failed to listen to their internal customers (employees) and external customers (clients). His ideas have put relationships back in order restoring immediate growth in revenue and retention while eliminating unneeded expenses. The multi-talented Renaissance entrepreneur/artist has written over 6000 songs. He speaks from his heart saying what others fear to say in a kiss-up politically correct culture. Deremiah has been trying to encourage some of the Black magazine editors to present more motivational community based success stories. Asking them nicely to tone down some of the violent residual left over when they celebrate images of sexually motivated pop stars.

What makes Deremiah, *CPE, so unique?

Deremiah, *CPE, has a unique work out regimen of running, weight training, combined with singing, praying and meditation. At least several times a day he grabs his book and journals. He reads anywhere from 5-10 internet newsletters. Does a daily dictionary search of up to 8 words. Deremiah reads at the very least up to 1.5 hours a day while most days he engages in reading up to 2-3 hours and sometimes all day on a weekend. Whenever you see him he's always reading a new book. The books he reads go from business and marketing to religion and health. He has some amazing friends and mentors that are some of this countries top speakers and authors. Deremiah, *CPE, creates customized motivational speaking presentations that he pours anywhere from 40-80 hours worth of observation, research, review and verbal repetition into.

Teaching you how to make a comeback.

Deremiah, *CPE tells you how to overcome the negative by focusing on the intricate steps to building character. He can teach you "How To Make A Comeback" in a world where it appears you have nothing to get back. Successfully motivating crowds of people who have been knocked down but not out by life Deremiah, *CPE, encourages them to get up again and again and again when it seems there is nothing to live for. We believe this is why Deremiah, *CPE is in such tremendous demand. He gets results and you can read his endorsements by some of the leading thinkers, authors and speakers of our times.

You can support Deremiah's efforts to make it a brighter day for our youth by sending your gift to Glenwood School.

Real Life Experience Changes Lives

While some motivational speakers talk about their years of research Deremiah, *CPE, talks about his real life experiences. The fact that people have been moved to change their lives forever is what corporations and non-profit organizations believe makes his inspirational presentations so compelling. Deremiah talks heart to heart with his audiences about the wisdom he's extracted from his own challenges. He uses these overcoming experiences to add value to his training and speaking engagements.

Deremiah, *CPE, communicates effectively to corporate CEO's, pastors, presidents, and principals why at this time it is more important than ever for them to partner up with him to create world change for our youth. Deremiah has a desire to see the lives of children restored.

Les Brown Endorsed

"Deremiah has an amazing sensitivity for his audience and his ability to speak extemporaneously is powerful...People from all walks of life are being transformed by his words. Once you are exposed to his message your life will never be the same again." Les Brown, world renowned motivational speaker, and bestselling author said in a telephone interview. Whether you know Deremiah or not you have to consider that he gets more major benefits for companies and schools every single time he speaks.

The Speaker Writes

Deremiah, *CPE can be contacted to write articles about Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Overcoming Depression or Suicide and helping Children At-Risk or even Children of the Mentally Ill. He has done many newspaper, magazine, radio and television interviews. Currently he is looking to publish his story. Call him now at (847) 917-0962. That's what radio host Cheri Peters did and she not only walked away with a very moving radio interview she and Deremiah are teaming up to help hurting youth all across America.

No Money Down

In 2003 with no advertising budget, no community contacts Deremiah took his idea for a "Glenwood Greeting Card Project" and started a grass roots campaign. His story ended up touching over 59,000 people through the SUN, St. Charles Republican, The Beacon News and The Courier Newspapers in the Dupage and Kane county areas. Reaching 17 suburban communities with the news that children at-risk can start a business from scratch and with no money down begin to build a greeting card empire, opened a lot of peoples eyes to the potential of kid power.

Deremiah, *CPE: The Key To "Life Changing" Presentations

Deremiah's Consultant: Janet Switzer

Deremiah's Corporate Sponsor: Mike Jais, Jais Inc.
Deremiah's Charity of Choice: Glenwood School
Deremiah's shining star: CMThomas, (at 21 Deremiah adopted CM Thomas who was 12 from the gang ridden Englewood community in Chicago.)

More About "America's Leading Master of Human Potential":

Deremiah's "Life Changing" presentations have reached tens of thousands of women and children all across the Will, Dupage, McHenry and Cook County areas in Illinois. From Kiwanis International to Junior Leagues and from Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to Boys & Girls Clubs, Deremiah, *CPE, is an expert with the answers for our youth at-risk in America. Because he has an open door to the young people his sponsorship from corporate America is growing.

Robert Stuberg Raves

*Robert Stuberg, President of, boasts: "Deremiah's Passion and desire to see people succeed is evident and his gifts as a speaker and motivator are endless. His mission to be a world leader by effectively changing peoples' lives for the better is extraordinary. You owe it to yourself to hear Deremiah, *CPE. He is both life-changing and inspirational."

Be A Sponsor Is the Answer or Will you be a sponsor is the Question

Now you can be a sponsor for poor schools in impoverished communities or non-profit organizations who would love to have Deremiah, *CPE, motivate their At-Risk students but they don't have the budget to hire a leading At-Risk speaking expert. When you sponsor Deremiah, *CPE, you get the name of your corporation printed on his brochures, flyers or postcard mailings. Partner with Deremiah, *CPE to create a special book, CD, music recording, pamphlet, commemorative pin, T-shirt, sticker or book bag for the occasion. Most corporations have an ad budget that they could easily use to create an effective outreach to turn our youth back into the right direction. Furthermore you could track your results for successful campaigns rather than never knowing the benefits of your ad dollars. On top of that it has great positive media effects for corporations who are trying to create a community focused image. Deremiah, *CPE, is an expert at generating this type of media attention for you. Or maybe you would just like to remain anonymous but actively involved in the fight to save our children. Whatever your reason for helping is do it today by calling (847) 917-0962 now and ask to speak to Deremiah, *CPE, and say "I've got resources I would like to donate and I would really love to help you reach children".

Donating Obsolete Inventory

Donating obsolete inventory is a great way for corporations to begin to help. You know you are not using the items but they are new or in excellent shape and can be used by kids or schools.

A Few of Deremiah's Awards:

North Park University, NCAA 3rd Division Football "Most Valuable Player"

North Park University, "Artist of the Year"

Museum of Science & Industry "Honorable Mention"

Ameritech Sales "100% CLUB"

SBC Ameritech's Winner of the "President's Ambassador Award" for great Security Consulting & superior Customer Service. (Out of 7,000 employees Deremiah received this award)

City of Chicago's "Principal For A Day"

ADT "Salesman of the Month"

Powerful Benefits

Deremiah, *CPE, gets these benefits for schools and even more benefits for companies he's consulted for: He is a leading expert at Creating positive edutainment and partnerships for corporations and schools through keynote presentations. His inspiration has been phenomenal and changing the lives of people is his daily mission in life. Deremiah, *CPE, has reached children and educational staff members so effectively that he is highly recruited by non-profit organizations and educational institutions who want a passionate presentation that's stimulating and full of energy.

To contact him about a comprehensive training program that transforms your staff into *Customer Passion Evangelist, contact him at (847) 917-0962.

His presentations are 100% guaranteed to meet the total satisfaction of the corporate group hiring him or he promises to return every dime no questions asked. He's never had to return one penny of his fee in the thousands of presentations he's done and no other speaker makes this offer to their clients. All of his presentations are consistently done on a timely manner with a professional attitude and exclusively designed for the organizations needs.

Deremiah receives almost all of his business through referrals and recommendations. His inspiring presentations have opened the door for him to offer organizations and individuals personal training, coaching and consulting opportunities. His debut with Nightingale Conant is a tribute to his world class influence in the professional speaking industry. Speakers & Authors like Tom Peters, Robert Kiyosaki, David Bach, Jay Conrad Levinson, Joe Vitale and Jay Abraham have been featured on the Nightingale Conant banner.

As you know, Deremiah, *CPE’s, number one goal is to help you achieve more in your life than you ever dreamed possible! Deremiah wants to help you in every area of your life. With his million dollar ideas you can succeed physically, personally, spiritually, academically, financially and in your family life.

Deremiah, *CPE, endorsed by:

Chicken Soup for the Soul's Co-author, Mark Victor Hansen, Nido Qubein, Ken Davis, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Robert Stuberg, Dr. Myles Munroe and Glenna Salsbury.

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