The ‘Importance of Gratitude’ comes to the Cambridge campus

Anoka-Ramsey Community College student organization, Hearts Ablaze, has invited national consultant and coach Steve Hegele to present “In Times of Trial, Be Grateful” at the Cambridge Campus April 14, at 4 p.m. The event is free, and the public is invited to hear his motivational story.

Hegele has been a frequent visitor to ARCC faculty member Jennifer Liberty-Clark’s General Psychology class for more than a year, and she recommended him to the student organization for many reasons.

“Steve Hegele is a father of four who lost his wife to breast cancer in May 2010 at the age of 42,” Liberty-Clark said. “He has every reason to feel like life has handed him a bad situation, yet he sees tremendous opportunity for his future and the future of his family and business. Come hear a truly dramatic story about disease, loss, struggle and ultimately the reenergizing and recommitment of a family to each other, their faith and the community. You will be inspired and have a clearer sense of what life is calling you to do and be.”

Hegele is a much-sought after public speaker and the founder and CEO of Hegele Academy, a business built on the principles of communication, relationships, energy, commitment and the execution of knowledge. His organization has a diverse client base across the U.S.

“People spend most of their lives attempting to avoid and minimize difficult times,” Hegele said. “Often we look at the misfortune of other people as it relates to health, money and relationship problems and think that’s too bad for them. If the situation involves serious life and death circumstances, we might consider it devastating or tragic. The fact is that tough times and difficult situations allow, or in some cases force, people to become more than they ever thought they could become under normal circumstances. Scripture states: ‘In times of trial, be grateful; it is God’s way of making us complete.’”

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