I have worked for a couple of companies as an Internet marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) consultant. My passion for marketing began when I was sixteen after watching, “Boomerang.” I even started my own Marketing Company, Sky View Marketing, and began to pursue my dream of writing my first book, “The Courage To Believe,” an inspirational autobiography. I now host the Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel.
I am great at getting websites on the first page of Google and attracting relevant traffic to any website. To be honest it began to get boring especially when my passion was to help others improve their lives whether it was spiritually, mentally or financially. However, I work for myself under my nonprofit organization, mentoring at-risk youth – The Courage To Believe International in the South Florida/Fort Lauderdale area.
I received my education at the Florida Atlantic University, which was a mission impossible. For two years I worked in the Student Government organization as a part-time secretary/assistant to the S.G. presidents. Before and after obtaining my bachelors in Political Science I worked at multiple restaurants to support myself while in school. Eventually, I started a career in the promotion and marketing of urban nightclubs with some of the hottest hip-hop stars during the late 2000s. During this time is when I started a clothing line, One Woman Army and One Man Army, Inc. During the process of obtaining the trademark for both clothing lines I caught the attention of the United States Army; they objected to me obtaining the trademark because it resembled their old slogan, “Army of One.” After about two years of rebuttals and legal work I was given the trademark.
I joined a local community program in 2007 called Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Pompano Beach, FL. I joined the Small Business Loan Program which taught the citizens of the community how to create business plans, start or expand a business and receive a loan if they chose to apply. I took a $5,000 loan with a 1.2% interest rate and used it to pay for another program (IDA) in the city in Fort Lauderdale. The match grant was funded by the Urban League. Both programs were instrumental in helping me (and Gary Pierre, my partner) launch Sky View Marketing and taking web design and Internet marketing courses at P.C. Professor (located in Boca Raton). My first major book tour was in London from September 27th – October 9th as part of the Kings and Queens Book Tour.
I am not married as of yet and have no kids. However, would love to have both in the near future. I do have the pleasure of babysitting my two oldest nephews David and DeVaughn quite often (11 and 12 years old as of 2015). I Love watching them play football. The oldest had 11 touchdowns his first season and even scored on his first carry for sixty yards – I was there. My family has a total of 12 nieces and nephews.
In my free time, I enjoy reading biographies and stories of historic leaders especially those in ancient history.
The Courage To Believe Documentary is a dream come true. It has been my passion for the past year to travel across the globe with a video camera while inspiring our teenagers and young adults to believe in their God-given talents. I’ve conducted workshops and gave inspirational speeches for the past 2 years in Florida with many churches, schools of all levels, and organizations such as the Urban League and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Now, its time to inspire and encourage our nation with a one of a kind film! Join us and support this groundbreaking project, click here.
Sun Sentinel: “After 20 Years, Teacher Gets A Thank You To Remember”
By Karen Yi, Sun Sentinel
6:36 p.m. EST, January 4, 2013
Kevin Dorival, 32, sat before his fifth grade teacher on Friday and handed her one final writing assignment – his first published book – and the biggest thank you a teacher could ask for.
It was the first time in more than 20 years that Sonji Wyche saw her student since he graduated from Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach in 1992. But he said her lessons still inspire him, and he thanks her for that in his autobiography, “The Courage to Believe.”
“I’m elated that he thought of me. He didn’t have to remember me,” Wyche, 48, said. “I’ve been thanked before but not this big … I’m honored.”
Dorival said he found Wyche through Facebook. The pair decided to meet on Friday, before Dorival honors her during his book signing Saturday at 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale.
Dorival, a mentor and inspirational speaker, “was always an ‘I can’ and ‘I will’ kid, a very hard worker … he hasn’t changed,” said Wyche, who now teaches at Parkway Middle School in Lauderhill. “Still looks the same, the same smile. He’s just taller, but he’s still shy.” Click, here to read more…
Date: January 5, 2013
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“The Courage to Believe” by Kevin Dorival is the Subject of a Musically Dramatic Event at AARLCC
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – On Saturday, January 5, 2013, young author Kevin Dorival shares the incredible story of his journey from the ghetto projects, up the corporate ladder, and into ‘the yacht’ in a book talk event held in the auditorium of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The fun and the inspiration begin at 2 p.m. with a reception. And the show featuring musical acts and the inspiring drama begins at 3 p.m. The sponsor for this event is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc.
The author’s unique approach to his book signing will feature a short play, musical entertainment, raffle giveaways, and celebrity guests, and he notes that the event is generating a buzz on the popular social media sites. This is a free event for the community and appropriate for all ages. Click here to read more about the play & book signing…
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