The Empowerment Factory, a space located within Ahlers Designs in Pawtucket, is now renting to inspirational, creative instructors and speakers for conducting workshops, meetings or training sessions. I created “The Empowerment Factory” to expand the reach of my mission, “making art, creating joy and empowering people”. This center combines a variety of excellent teachers, with a unique learning environment. It is helping individuals in our community expand their opportunities through personal and professional growth. We are currently researching what some of the best teaching tools are so we can reach far outside the boarders of Rhode Island. Using Skype and other technology we will be able to provide classes to part of population that has difficulty getting to a normal classroom. Stay tuned for our crowd funding project coming this fall. The first class held here at The Empowerment Factory was a Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) class, a course that examines the relationship between how we think, how we communicate, and our behavioral and emotional patterns. Students learned how to address and eliminate any fears or limiting beliefs they had, improved their communication skills, and ultimately gained the self-confidence needed to live up to their full potential. I often refer to myself as “The Ambassador to Joy”; The Empowerment Factory is a place where people can get the tools to live happier, healthier lives. The space is large enough for 30 people, but specializes in small personalized classes. Located in the Hope Artiste Village, my studio is across the hall from New Harvest Coffee and down the hall from The Bread Lab which offers lots of yummy food. Also having the building so close to RT 95 makes it easy for people from Boston or Rhode Island to attend classes. Check us out, if you are a teacher and want to teach or if you are a person that wants to learn or have fun (we list many of our classes up on Eventbrite).