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RUN's Empowering Year – Exclusive Interview With Tarrent-Arthur Henry

Tarrent-Arthur Henry, known by the pen name Tarrent ‘Authur’ Henry, is a devoted husband and stepfather to two exceptional young men. The founder of 'Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc.,' a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, he passionately leads its global mission to empower individuals to achieve their dreams. He is also a best-selling author and poet. Henry serves as a Pastor, Chaplain, Mental Wellness Specialist, and advocate. And holds certifications as a Coach, Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, and Facilitator with Maxwell Leadership.

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Tarrent-Arthur Henry, Mental Wellness Specialist and Advocate

Introduce yourself! Please tell us about you and your life, so we can get to know you better.

Hello, I'm Tarrent-Arthur Henry, known in the literary world as Tarrent-'Authur' Henry. I lead a multifaceted life with diverse roles and responsibilities that reflect my commitment to making a positive impact.

In my personal life, I am a devoted husband and stepfather to two young men, underscoring my strong commitment to family values. Beyond my family role, I am the founder and guiding force behind 'Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc.'—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a global mission to empower individuals to pursue and achieve their dreams.

My involvement extends to the realm of media and public speaking as I co-host the show "Transforming Lives" with my wife, Helen Cummings-Henry. This role provides me with the opportunity to engage with diverse audiences and contribute to meaningful conversations.

Wearing various hats, I am a Writer, Author, Poet, Pastor, Chaplain, Disaster Relief and Mental Health Specialist, and Advocate. These roles reflect my unwavering commitment to helping and supporting others in various aspects of their lives.

Additionally, I am a Certified Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Trainer with certifications from Maxwell Leadership, highlighting my dedication to leadership development and mentorship. I strongly believe in the philosophy that "Helping one person may not change the world but it can change the world for one person," emphasizing my commitment to positively impacting individuals' lives. My life and work are driven by a passion for uplifting and empowering others, whether through my roles in family, non-profit work, media, or various professional capacities. I am excited about the opportunity to bring this commitment to positive change to Brainz Magazine] and contribute to its mission and values.

What inspired you to start your business - Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc.?

The inspiration behind founding Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc. (RUN International) stems from a deep-seated commitment to fostering positive change in individuals and the world at large. Our mission at RUN International is to empower people to make a meaningful impact on themselves and their communities.

Recognizing the transformative power of coaching, training, speaking, and teaching, we have developed a comprehensive program known as C.H.U.R.C.H. This acronym encapsulates the core principles of Change, Help, Understanding, Relationships, Caring, and Hope. Through the C.H.U.R.C.H. program, we aim to guide individuals toward holistic well-being—spiritually, mentally, and morally. The essence of our mission lies in the belief that a person is truly healthy when these aspects are nurtured in harmony. By instilling the values of Change, fostering Help, promoting Understanding, building strong Relationships, demonstrating Caring, and igniting Hope, we provide a structured framework for individuals to achieve personal growth and contribute positively to their communities.

The drive to help individuals reach their dreams is at the heart of our organization. We understand that by empowering individuals on a holistic level, we contribute to the creation of a better world—one where people are not only achieving their aspirations but also positively influencing those around them. The inspiration behind Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc. lies in the belief that through our mission and the C.H.U.R.C.H. program, we can guide individuals towards comprehensive well-being and, in doing so, contribute to a world where positive change is not only achievable but sustainable.

Who is your target audience, and how do you tailor your content/products/services to meet their needs?

Our target audience at Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc. encompasses a diverse range of individuals who share a common desire for personal growth, positive change, and the pursuit of their dreams. We tailor our content, products, and services to meet the unique needs of this audience by employing a nuanced approach that recognizes and addresses the multifaceted aspects of their lives What challenges have you faced, and how have you overcome them in the course of running your business?

In the course of running Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc., we have encountered several challenges that have tested our resilience and commitment to our mission. Here are some key challenges and the strategies we've employed to overcome them:

  • Funding and Resource Constraints: Like many non-profit organizations, securing consistent funding has been a challenge. To overcome this, we have diversified our fundraising efforts, exploring grant opportunities, partnerships with like-minded organizations, and engaging in community outreach to garner support. Additionally, we've optimized our operational efficiency to make the most of available resources.

  • Adapting to Technological Changes: Staying relevant in the digital age requires adapting to technological changes. We have invested in updating our online presence, incorporating digital platforms for training and outreach, and embracing social media to connect with a wider audience. Continuous learning and staying abreast of technological trends have been instrumental in this process.

  • Scaling Impact Globally: Expanding our reach globally posed a challenge due to cultural and regional differences. We've addressed this by collaborating with local partners who understand the specific needs of different communities. This approach ensures that our programs are culturally sensitive and resonate with individuals across diverse backgrounds.

  • Navigating Regulatory Compliance: Compliance with regulatory requirements, particularly in the non-profit sector, has been a complex challenge. We've established a robust internal governance structure, regularly engaged with legal experts, and prioritized transparency in our operations to ensure compliance. This proactive approach has helped us navigate legal complexities effectively.

  • Building and Sustaining Community Engagement: Sustaining community engagement requires ongoing effort. We've focused on building strong relationships with our audience through consistent communication, community events, and feedback mechanisms. By actively involving our beneficiaries in the development of our programs, we've fostered a sense of ownership and participation.

  • Crisis Management and Disaster Relief: As a Disaster Relief and Mental Health Specialist, responding to crises effectively is paramount. We've established clear protocols, collaborated with other relief organizations, and invested in training our team to ensure a swift and coordinated response during emergencies.

Through these challenges, we have embraced a mindset of continuous improvement and adaptability. Each obstacle has provided an opportunity for growth, innovation, and a deepening commitment to our mission of empowering individuals worldwide. We remain dedicated to overcoming future challenges with the same resilience and passion that has guided us thus far.

Are there any upcoming changes, developments, or new features you plan to introduce to your business?

Certainly! At Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc., we are committed to evolving and enhancing our programs to better serve our mission of empowering individuals globally. Here are some upcoming changes, developments, and new features we plan to introduce:

  • Innovative Coaching and Mentorship Programs: To cater to the unique needs of individuals, we are working on introducing innovative coaching and mentorship programs. These will provide more personalized guidance and support, fostering a deeper connection between our mentors and those seeking personal development.

  • Enhanced Community Engagement Initiatives: Strengthening our sense of community is a priority. We plan to introduce enhanced community engagement initiatives, such as virtual meet-ups, forums, and collaborative projects. These efforts aim to create a supportive environment where individuals can share experiences and motivate each other on their journeys.

  • Global Outreach and Partnerships: Expanding our global reach is a key focus. We are actively seeking partnerships with organizations that share our mission, allowing us to leverage combined efforts for greater impact. This includes collaborating with local communities to tailor our programs to diverse cultural contexts.

  • Inclusive Wellness Programs: Recognizing the importance of holistic well-being, we are developing inclusive wellness programs that address physical, mental, and spiritual health. These programs will integrate fitness, mindfulness, and spiritual practices to support individuals in achieving a balanced and fulfilling life.

  • Increased Focus on Mental Health Support: Given the increasing awareness of mental health, we are expanding our efforts in this area. This includes the introduction of additional mental health resources, counseling services, and awareness campaigns to reduce stigma and promote mental well-being.

  • These upcoming changes and developments reflect our dedication to continuous improvement and our mission of positively impacting the lives of individuals worldwide. We are excited about the positive transformations these initiatives will bring and remain committed to fostering empowerment, growth, and positive change.

Tell us about your greatest career achievement so far.

One of my most significant career achievements thus far has been the establishment and successful growth of Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc. (RUN International). Founding and leading this non-profit organization has been a deeply fulfilling journey, and its impact on individuals and communities has been a source of immense pride. But perhaps the most rewarding aspect of my career has been witnessing the positive impact on individuals. Hearing success stories, receiving testimonials of transformed lives, and seeing the tangible results of our programs reaffirm the significance of the work we do.

Tell us about a pivotal moment in your life that brought you to where you are today.

A pivotal moment in my life that significantly shaped my journey and brought me to where I am today was the decision to establish Righteous Uplifting Nourishing International, Inc. (RUN International). This decision marked a turning point, combining personal conviction with a commitment to positive change on a global scale. This pivotal moment propelled me into the realm of social entrepreneurship, where the intersection of passion, vision, and commitment to positive change converged. The establishment of RUN International has not only allowed me to pursue my passion but has also provided a platform to effect tangible and meaningful transformations in the lives of individuals globally. It stands as a testament to the belief that even a single decision can set in motion a chain of events capable of positively impacting the world.

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