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Entrepreneur Gene Nalbandian Finds Meaning in His Life’s Journey

Gene Nalbandian’s first book, “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” allows the reader to enjoy an intimate conversation with Gene; who openly and honesty shares the lessons he has learned from the roller coaster of his life.

Laguna Beach, CA (USA), 6th June, 2016 — Gene Nalbandian has lived almost eight decades and his personal journey includes being a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, founding a number of entrepreneurial businesses, a stint as a pro-ball player for the Chicago Cubs, as well as being the first man in California to legally obtain full custody of his three children. His first book, “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” allows the reader to enjoy an intimate conversation with Gene; who openly and honesty shares the lessons he has learned from the roller coaster of his life.

“It hasn’t always been easy,” shares Gene Nalbandian. “Especially losing my son to a long hard fight with drug addiction, however, through all of my life there have been opportunities to learn and grow and I hope readers will take away information they can use in their own life.”

“Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” offers hope to those who have struggled with loss, failure and disappointment. Gene shares the lessons he has learned and the comebacks he has enjoyed by simply mastering the art of picking himself back up and moving forward, one step at a time.

“There are so many experiences for which I am most proud; my children are all wonderfully successful, each in their own right,” says Gene. “I have started several businesses, hold three patents and founded an ice cream franchise that was wildly popular in the 70s. Each of these accomplishments have had moments where I questioned the direction and yet ultimately, whether they failed or exceeded expectations, have provided lessons I hope others can benefit from.”

The loss of his youngest son, Derek, just two short years ago, has certainly been the biggest struggle and most painful experience.

“Derek was an amazing man who was gripped by an addiction no amount of love, support or money could overcome,” shared Gene. “I have walked that nightmare and share what that experience was like and how I have coped both during those years with my son and in the time since he has passed. I hope others going through similar circumstances will gain comfort from this book and the chapters I have dedicated to our relationship.”

“This is an extremely personal book and one which we, at Halo, are so very proud to represent,” says Lisa Umina, founder and President of Halo Publishing International. “Gene offers readers an inspirational message as a father, entrepreneur and mentor. It is a book that I’d recommend for those just starting out in business as well as those who are struggling with raising children of divorce. Frankly, anyone who has tried, failed and wants to try again will benefit from reading “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks.”

To learn more about “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” or topurchase your copy, visit Halo Publishing, Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble.

About Gene Nalbandian:
Gene Nalbandian is currently living in Laguna Beach, California with his soul mate. He is involved by using his entrepreneurial background to mentoring graduate MBA students at his beloved UCLA. He is Co-founder of the Fresnotizis, a group of prestigious American Armenians who have accomplished careers as judges, lawyers, publishers, businessmen and retired professional athletes. He is an accomplished traveler having visited countries throughout the world with his beautiful wife and has developed a perspective which he loves to share with his friends and colleagues. Gene spends much of his time with his children and grandchildren, always challenging them to be the best that they can be. He also pursues athletic endeavors by playing golf and participating on the Senior Tennis circuit.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Book Trailer:

Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks – By Gene Nalbandian

Lamentations of a Dad is a wonderfully heartwarming memoir that will lift your spirits and show you that even when tragedy strikes, there are always rainbows that emerge from the darkness and gloom.

Gene was born into an ordinary family who was proud of their culture and beginnings. He graduated from college and was signed by the Chicago Cubs as a promising pitcher. This was a dream come through for Gene. But sadly, a tragic injury ended his career with the Cubs and he had to search another path in his life. But this set back let to another comeback later on.

Gene’s life was also speckled with several other setbacks. He married, divorced, became an entrepreneur, became a single dad, and experienced the death of his son to a drug overdose. But even in the middle of all of these tragic experiences, there were always the comebacks and the rainbows that appear from the darkness.

Gene is a true testament of strength and courage. He shows that we can all learn to cope and not get discouraged, even when there are many really awful things that happen to us in our lives. His walk and trust in the Lord has always given him the strength to endure. All the negative and positive events of his life have made him who he is today, a strong, courageous, grateful, and peaceful man.

I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced a lot of hardship and tragedy and feels trapped by all these events. Gene’s book will enlighten you and give you the strength to courageously carry on.

Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Halo Publishing International
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San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
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She Counts, Inc. Selects Dina Wasmer from Incite Creative to Be a Mentor

She Counts, Inc., a non-profit youth professional development organization fills the void by engaging young girls, grades 6 through 12

Baltimore, MD, February 24, 2012 – With the number of women-owned businesses on the rise and the lack of finance and business curriculum in our K-12 educational system, who’s inspiring and mentoring the next generation of female entrepreneurs? She Counts, Inc., a non-profit youth professional development organization fills the void by engaging young girls, grades 6 through 12, in their business training programs with the help of qualified local women leaders. They have selected Dina Wasmer, President and Founder of Incite Creative to participate as a mentor.

She Counts sets up monthly mastermind groups for young female entrepreneurs and mentors to develop new meaningful friendships, engage in healthy conversations, and enjoy other social activities. Additionally, the girls can participate in a six-week entrepreneur development program and a four-week summer camp to learn how to meet the challenges of planning, raising funds, marketing, and managing successful businesses. The program includes basic business vocabulary, marketing, networking, negotiation, sales, record keeping, problem solving, customer service, and ethics.

In an effort to align professionals that would be an ideal fit for their cause, She Counts reached out to Dina Wasmer. In addition to launching and helming Incite Creative for the past 12 years as a leading marketing and graphic design firm, some of Dina’s other career achievements include being named to The Daily Record’s VIPs Under 40 and Maryland’s Top 100 Women lists in 2010, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for The Children’s Guild. This balance of business and socially involved leadership mirrors the qualities that She Counts teaches.

“As a business owner, I value the mission and tactical strategies She Counts has in place to teach young girls at an early age that their aspirations of entrepreneurship is within their reach,” says Dina. “As a teacher, I look forward to providing a guiding hand to my mentee and helping her find her own unique path. As a young girl myself (30-some odd years ago), I’ve been in her shoes, and am excited for her to see what’s possible when her shoes get a little bigger.”

She Counts Inc is now enrolling girls in the organization’s teen business training program, “She’s Got Her Own.” For more information about this program and to work with mentors like Dina Wasmer, go to the She Counts Inc website at: www.SheCounts.com or contact the organization by phone Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST at (410) 449-GIRL (4475).

About Incite Creative (www.incitecreativeinc.com)
Now in its twelfth year in business, Incite Creative is a marketing and graphic design firm that specializes in strategic positioning, brand development and creative implementation services for Mid-Atlantic, small-to-mid-sized companies and organizations that have regional, national and international reach. For more information, log onto http://www.incitecreativeinc.com or contact Dina Wasmer at 410-366-9479 ext. 2# or dina@incitecreativeinc.com.

Dina Wasmer
Incite Creative, Inc
1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 113
Baltimore, MD 21202