Articles
By Jessica Hamilton,
Item Correspondent

In 1982, Ellen Junious walked the halls of Sam Houston State University as a pre-law freshman. Twenty-four
years later, with the release of her new book, it seems Junious has embarked on a different path. “It doesn’t
seem like that long ago. It feels like just yesterday I was enrolling at Sam. I try to stay young,” Junious said.
Though she has always had a flare for law and government, Junious admits that it wasn’t always her focus. “I
was pre-law at Sam but I do have a lot of different interest and things that I do. I would say my focus has always
been in two areas - management and personal development,” she said. Today, Junious is utilizing her passion
for business and people to help others achieve their goals. Aside from teaching business classes at Cy-Fair
College, she is a professional speaker, a certified life coach, and now a published author.

“My book focuses on personal development and personal growth,” Junious said. “People struggle because we’
re being challenged in our corporate environment. There’s a lot of change and down-sizing. I work to help
people deal with that change, realize their goals, and meet their full potential.”

Though her book, Unleash the Power of Personal Advantage, had its official release yesterday, the process has
been two years in the making. “I began writing in 2005 but it wasn’t really in book form so I started doing
workshops on all the topics I had written to see people how would respond to the material,” she said.
After receiving feedback from her workshops in Florida and Texas, Junious wrote her book on “seven keys to
unlock potential success” and has had people talking ever since.

Junious was recently featured on
TheGrits.com, a promotional, online literary radio station. “I think it went
extremely well. I had a lot of positive feedback,” she said. “It’s still all so new. I anticipate that I will be speaking
more and have a couple more radio interviews after the release.”

While the “seven keys” could easily apply to the business classes she teaches, Junious says she doesn’t use
them directly in lecture. “Since the book is just being released, I don’t talk about the actual principles in class,”
Junious said. “I share my work experiences and use real world examples. I take the textbook and bring it to life
for them.” Because Junious has been involved in many organizations such as the National Black MBA
Association and Texas Diversity Council, she is able to invite her contacts into the classroom. “I help connect the
students with different organizations by bringing people in that I’ve worked with,” she said. “It’s a great way to
start them off and help the students network.”

In between book signings and lectures, Junious dedicates much of her time to being a life coach. “As a life
coach, I’m there for support. I’m supportive of another person who wants to achieve a particular goal and I help
them discover that the answer to many of their questions is actually within themselves,” Junious said.
Junious meets with numerous clients either in person or over the phone, as she has one client who calls from
Canada for her services. “I just like to help people reach their full potential,” Junious said.

Unleash the Power of Personal Advantage can be purchased online at
Amazon.com and other online book
retailers. For more information about Ellen Junious and booking opportunities, visit her Web site at www.
getmysuccess.com.   
Personal  Advantage  Resource  Group
October 14, 2007
Houston Chronicle
Copyright © 2006-2008 Personal Advantage Resource Group. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.  
Updated December 21, 2008.  Questions and comments contact
webmaster.    Website; www.getmysuccess.com