Shattered Masks: 7 Masks We Wear

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AuthorHouse, Aug 26, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 172 pages

In todays world, image is everything! Imagine navigating through childhood and your adult life carrying the baggage of being bullied or called a sissy because you were unable to stand up for yourself. Lyman Montgomery lived that life and suffered great and consistent losses. Before age of 14, he was sexually abused by a trusted teacher and experienced the death of two of his grandparents-one of which took her own life.

Lyman kept silent about his abuse, avoided dealing with the grief of his fathers death by never mentioning him, associated with people who were better off financially, developed unhealthy relationships with women, performed as others expected, used accomplishments to feel better about himself and projected a religious lifestyle that was not rooted in righteousness.

Shattered Masks: 7 Masks We Wear is an autobiographical account of how masks are made in a young person's life. It is also a self-study to help you identify the mask makers in your life and to shatter the masks youve grown accustomed to wearing.

 

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Contents

WHY WE WEAR MAsIs
3
DERRICK
17
CHAPTER Io VINDIcATI0N
33
CHAPTER I3 ELY wITH DOVES RUN wITH BOBCATS
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5 LOST IN A DREAM
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As a child, Lyman A. Montgomery had a number of physical and emotional issues to deal with: atria ventricular arrhythmia, corrective shoes, severe speech impediment; sexual abuse by his teacher for three years, and the suicide and murder of his grandparents; all this happened before the age of fourteen. As a student, he was bullied and beaten daily during recess and or after school. Despite his personal setbacks and adversities, he applied some specific techniques to his life and saw a dramatic change. Today, he is a well sought-after conference speaker, workshop facilitator and leadership success coach to individuals around the country struggling with the transitions of life and work. Lyman A. Montgomery serves as the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Wilberforce University. He holds a MBA from American Intercontinental University and BS degree from Ohio University as well as post-graduate training at Harvard University from the W.E.B. Institute for Afro-American Research in Civic Engagement. He is an ordained minister and President of Lyman Montgomery Success Network, a leadership coaching company. Lyman A. Montgomery's motto is “Change Takes Courage.”

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