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Voices of Encouragement Founder and
Chief Encouragement Officer
Edna E. Howard

Edna Howard is the founder of Voices of Encouragement, a People Development company that provides consulting, coaching and professional development training for corporations on workplace success, effective workplace engagement, employee mindset shifts, stress management, and work-life balance.


After serving in the Federal Government for 11 years, she earned Associates in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology. She began working in the IT industry as a Database Designer, Developer, and IT Integrator.  Edna brings 20+ years of IT experience and has worked at companies in multiple IT roles. In addition to her IT career her entrepreneurial spirit led her to pursue managing and operating her own successful business in the Health and Beauty Industry as a Sr. Sales Director, Coach, Mentor, Motivational Speaker, and Trainer, she has a passion for empowering and motivating women to pursue their goals.  Edna lives her life by the “Golden Rule”, “treat others as you want to be treated”.  Edna uses her ability to encourage and work collaboratively as a leader in her community as she serves through community outreach at the Emery Rucker Shelter consulting with women and conducting image makeover sessions, Relay for Life, Former Co-Leader of Girl Scout Troop #8, Former Chairperson and Chaplain of the Heritage Fellowship Church Women Ministry, Stephen Minister (Care Giver) and currently, she is serving her church community as an Instructor in the Christian Education Ministry.

I Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing”

In December 2019 Edna published her second book.  This devotional is to help employees stay connected and grounded in Christ while navigating the workplace. Includes weekly devotionals, scriptures, and motivational power quotes.  Order on Amazon

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Running Your Race "A Weekly  Devotional Journal for First Year College Students

In June 2018 Edna published her first book. This devotional/Journal was written to inspire and encourage first-year college students to run their race, staying focused determined and full of faith.

This book is packed with love, inspiration, scripture, and encouragement.  It's the perfect gift for a first-year college student. This devotional journal was written from a mother's heart to encourage and inspire.   Order on Amazon

Faith At Work "A Weekly Workplace Devotional

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A Woman's Heart Podcast Show

February 2018 Edna successfully launched the "Woman's heart Podcast show. Each Podcast is packed full of inspirational, motivational, and empowering messages for the listening audience.  Listen to Podcast

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