The Shades of You Platform Series began with Nicole Horston's book by the same name. The Series was unveiled at the 2017 Black America Expo in Columbus, OH, on October 13 and 14. Since, her desire to change lives has evolved into the SOARING with Help, Hope, and Healing Conferences. This platform for offers Help, give others Hope by individuals sharing their stories and genuinely supporting one another in the Healing Process throughout the U.S.

Overarching Mission: Each of us has a story to tell that may save a life. Let's avail ourselves and share our vulnerabilities. As we create breakthroughs in all areas of our lives, we must help others to push past their limitations. Together, we can transform,  rewrite our stories, and change the trajectory of our destinies. YOU are what someone has been looking for to SOAR!


Happy Anniversary!

SOARING with Help, Hope, and Healing celebrated its first anniversary on August 3, 2019. The occasion was a day of inspiration and motivation that provided the tools attendees needed as they navigate life's journey. We were ecstatic about sharing our joy with those who have supported the platform since its inception, August 4, 2018. The power-packed day of networking, dining, and celebrating was a memorable occasion. Special thanks to Ebony McIntosh, Chanon White, Craig Robertson, and Selina Thorn for making this an extraordinary occasion. (Click on each photo for their business information.)

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Corporate Sponsors: Giant Eagle and Marcos Pizza 

Special appreciation goes out to our organization’s most significant and consistent Corporate Sponsors. Thank you, Mr. Corey Polhamus, General Manager at Giant Eagle Stelzer Road, and Mr. Frank Fortney, Manager of Marco's Pizza Stelzer Road, for supporting the mission and vision of SOARING with Help, Hope, and Healing since our very first conference. 

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2019 Honorees:

Antwan Horston, Cecilia Ward, and Diane Ivery


Conference Highlights

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Thanks to everyone who has supported our platform.