Community Partners, Promos & Projects

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.~ Maya Angelou

Teen Cancer America

Teen Cancer America

Teen Cancer America is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. #TheWho #LA #Chicago #community #TYACancer; Akasha partners with TCA and donates 10% proceeds from Secrets to Shine Through the Noise.

Pain vs Guilt

Pain vs Guilt

Pain vs Guilt creates diverse & unique designed shirts for all. Designs are inspired by the fighter, the hero, the lover & the unabashed. We're Twitter friends sharing inspiration. Find your attitude...

Shweta Shyamani

Shweta Shyamani

Shweta and I have shared great food, music and journey adventures in Chicago and UK. Shweta specializes in wellness solutions enabling high-performing professionals and companies to be more productive, creative, and profitable.

Carolina de Athey

Carolina de Athey

Carolina is a dear friend and talented actress, who lives her life to the fullest. Carolina and I share friends and adventures in Los Angeles, Chicago + online. Thanks for your friendship, #ShineThroughtheNoise support + inspo!

Harry Hudson

Harry Hudson

Harry Hudson and I know each other through Teen Cancer America and shows on the road. He's living his dream and inspiring us all!

Kim Baptiste

Kim Baptiste

Meet actor, social media friend and great #ShineThroughtheNoise supporter Kim Baptiste.

Simonetta Lein

Simonetta Lein

“The Celebrity Wishmaker,” best-selling author, influencer, fashion icon, and activist-founder of www.thewishwallfoundation.org #Ihelpwishescometrue => Upcoming #ShineThroughTheNoise podcast guest

#GoGold with Maui Golds

#GoGold with Maui Golds

Take Home Maui ships fresh pineapple and fruit fresh from the fields to you; they have been great supporters and friends of #ShineThroughTheNoise and Teen Cancer America. We follow chapter reads with their fresh fruit to bring the experience to life.

Future Entrepreneur

Future Entrepreneur

Akasha writes a blog for The Wishwall about #entrepreneurs, branding, writing and giving back.

People Make Plans film/novel

People Make Plans film/novel

From my adventures on Hawaii's Big Island & lessons with Castle In Hawaii. "People Make Plans" is an award-winning screenplay that has been optioned. The novel is in the works for #ShineThroughtheNoise sequel and series.

Sunshine Boy Productions

Sunshine Boy Productions

Great supporters of #indiefilm and of our Twitter family. Thanks Jen & Kevin!

Scala Advance

Scala Advance

Transform your leadership impact with Scala Advance. Susan has been a great friend & mentor during my #ShineThroughtheNoise journey. Watch for our #Ireland adventure posts July 2017.

Suzi Day

Suzi Day

Suzi has 30 years professional experience in product development, marketing, event planning, fundraising, branding, sales, project management and business development for non-profits, e-commerce, network marketing, TV sales and financial services. This experience includes 17 years designing, selling and presenting her own fashion jewelry range on QVC UK, and six years of management consulting for executives. Suzi and I connected on Twitter and share travel, motivation & inspiration. Tune in!

U2360GRADI.IT

U2360GRADI.IT

U2360GRADI.IT is part of Team #U2NewsIT. We have been Twitter friends & have shared great U2 discussions, photos and news since 2014. Grazie mille & salute, amici! ~ Il sito italiano dedicato agli U2. News, articoli, approfondimenti, #OnThisDay. Visitaci anche su Facebook http://facebook.com/U2360gradi

Carol Stanely, author + artist

Carol Stanely, author + artist

Carol and I have been friends for almost 3 years from an event at the Marina del Rey Yacht Club! Now we're both published authors & artists. It is my pleasure to recommend carol's writing and artistic work.

U2 Joshua Tree Tour

U2 Joshua Tree Tour

Documenting and celebrating #u2thejoshuatree2017 tour with friends and fans. Watch for my first trip to Dublin for the show & a #ShineThroughtheNoise chapter reading.

Dandy Cannes

Dandy Cannes

Voila, M. Marcel of dandy cannes Côte d’azur. Marcel is the Elu Top 1 Influenceur Twitter, and a good friend in travel with #CotedAzurNow #CotedAzurFrance and #ShineThroughtheNoise.

RED

RED

(RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund.

Books Go Social

Books Go Social

BooksGoSocial helps all authors find readers. They have lots of free services, including training, teams (one team got into the Wall Street Journal's bestsellers list for a team anthology!) support, and free help to get those all important reader reviews. Founded by Laurence O'Bryan, this business is headquarted in Ireland, has mostly US based customers, and hosts the popular Dublin Writers Conference in June each year. ~ Thanks for hosting my Dublin #ShineThroughtheNoise reading!

Send Cake Films

Send Cake Films

Send Cake Films is a production company, with several films and books in the works. Founder of the ‘CakeJoy® through Film Making’ movement. I am grateful for a scene they have written for our partners at Nando Milano in Chicago. Great friends of #ShineThroughtheNoise and #cake!

Live your now

Live your now

Peace in this world begins with us. #MindfulTrain (Also, early thoughtful review of #ShineThroughTheNoise, thanks!)

ONE campaign

ONE campaign

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam

Capturing the Pearl Jam tour and spreading the good word with #ROAR4TCA, Teen Cancer America and the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

Influence

Influence

"Influence", my first #indiefilm and coming of age story, set in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.

Let's Play Two Film

Let's Play Two Film

Concert film from Pearl Jam's two Wrigley shows, leading up to the Cubs World Series win. Release date coming soon.

Virgin

Virgin

The first Virgin Hotel opened in Chicago & has been the top hotel in town since (2016-17)! I support the Virgin team as a member of Choose Chicago & they have been very supportive in return. Thanks, cheers + see you soon.

Hotel Erwin

Hotel Erwin

Boutique boho chic on the beach. Hotel Erwin and its staff have been outstanding during LA stays, writing sessions and my LA book launch for #ShineThroughTheNoise (at HIGH Rooftop Lounge and suites).

Skip Bolden

Skip Bolden

Film Industry Brand Manager, filmmaker, supporter of #indiefilm and #ShineThroughTheNoise partner.

Alfonzo Words

Alfonzo Words

Alfonzo Words blog + stellar #ShineThroughtheNoise support + movie & foodie tags. Thanks for your great promo work for our Chicago and LA book launches!

Chicago Cubs World Champions

Chicago Cubs World Champions

Some day is today. #FlyTheW

The Wishwall Foundation

The Wishwall Foundation

The Wishwall is built on the principal of “paying it forward” and this is a way for them to not only celebrate past wishes and grant new ones, but a way to inspire others to do the same.

Appease Mobile Spa

Appease Mobile Spa

Award-winning mobile spa and great friend for Nando Milano events, red carpets and #ShineThroughTheNoise.

Motivational Press

Motivational Press

Be Adventurous, Creative and Open-Minded: At Motivational Press, we believe in making a difference in the lives of others and contributing in any way that we can to help our clients get their message to the world.

Novelicious

Novelicious

Talent publicist, writer of addictive novels, grand Twitter friend and supporter of #ShineThroughTheNoise

Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago

City of Chicago, Chicago Tourism & Hospitality Board; Akasha manages Choose Chicago's events and social media for Nando Milano: Chicago Restaurant Week, First Bites Bash and James Beard Week.

Nando Milano Trattoria

Nando Milano Trattoria

Authentic Italian cuisine in Chicago & Champaign, IL; Akasha earned 4 Michelin recommendations with Team Nando, who also hosted her first 2 live launch events for #ShineThroughTheNoise. #ChefAlessio #TeamNando #RealItalian, baby!

RIP A-List partner Scott Barnes

RIP A-List partner Scott Barnes

Scott was my dear friend and a very talented photographer. We met on a project for the American Medical Association, and talked about our dreams often. Scott passed away unexpected after our Labor Day trip to Detroit to see #U2theJoshuaTree2017. I published his last blog about our trip and how inspired he was after the show (read it below).

James Beard Foundation

James Beard Foundation

A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Akasha manages James Beard Week with Chef Alessio and Nando Milano for Choose Chicago.

Lolla

Lolla

Oracle Team USA

Oracle Team USA

When ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010, not only did team owner Larry Ellison succeed in his goal of bringing the America’s Cup “home” to San Francisco, California, but his team became the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup. Photo: Akasha

Luois Vuitton America's Cup

Luois Vuitton America's Cup

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wing-sailed 45ft catamarans. The America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup and began in the summer of 2015 and will culminate in the America’s Cup (Finals) in 2017 in Bermuda. Akasha covered the event in Chicago, the first on fresh water.

Hot Dudes Reading

Hot Dudes Reading

Brand phenoms. Authors and promoters of hot dudes reading real books. We discussed "Books, Looks and Superpowers" in my exclusive interview (see adventure blog).

U2 ie tour 2015

U2 ie tour 2015

Ellen

Ellen

CYCRTM 2015

CYCRTM 2015

The Stanley Cup, Hawks era

The Stanley Cup, Hawks era

Foundation to be Named Later

Foundation to be Named Later

Global Green

Global Green

We have attended several Pre-Oscar soirees hosted by Global Green and continue to support their efforts.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

An early partner from growing up in St. Paul, MN; Akasha wrote an article covering the Hurricane Katrina rebuild with Valspar Paint.

School of Rock

School of Rock

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Oracle Team USA

When ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010, not only did team owner Larry Ellison succeed in his goal of bringing the America’s Cup “home” to San Francisco, California, but his team became the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup. Photo: Akasha

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