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Zara D. Green and Alfred A. Edmond Jr.

Zara D. Green and Alfred A. Edmond Jr., the authors of Loving in the Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect (Balboa Press), are co-principals of A2Z Personal Growth Enterprises, producer of the Grown ZoneTM Relationship Education platform. The couple offers relationship education coaching, seminars, and products, and leads workshops on self-love and resiliency, healthy relationships and “Grown” decision-making at live events across the country. Grown Zone workshops have been presented at Bishop T.D. Jakes MegaFest and Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage Foundation Cruise, among other major conferences and events. Green and Edmond’s relationship education advice has also been featured in publications and on web media outlets including Essence, Black Enterprise, Smart Hustle, BlackandMarriedwithKids.com, DigitalRomanceInc.com and ThinkAdvisor.com, as well as on nationally syndicated radio including the Tom Joyner Morning Show.


Zara Green (ZaraGreen.com), Your Consigliere, is an author, speaker and trainer specializing in personal growth, resiliency development and individuality advocacy. Certified as a Heal Your LifeTM workshop leader (based on the philosophy of Louise Hay), she is best known for helping others to understand individual temperaments as a key factor of healthy, productive life management, empowering them to always make their Next Decision BetterTM. Green is also known for her popular Grown IS SexyTM and PooNannie PrinciplesTM messages and teachings, focusing on healthy relationship choices founded on love of self, respect of others, and taking personal responsibility for securing both. For women in particular, Green has garnered a passionate and vocal following for her teachings on proactively making H.E.R. TM—Honor, Esteem and Respect—a non-negotiable prerequisite to securing happy and fulfilled lives. She was featured for her personal development expertise in The Biography Channel’s feature on Ted Williams, the “man with the golden voice” pulled from homelessness into a national media feeding frenzy via YouTube. A native of and former director of public relations for the City of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University (also in New Orleans), Green has also authored two audio books, Living In Harmony: The Art of Understanding Thoughts and Behaviors and Living By Design: How to Freely Be Who You Are. She is also a professional stage, film and voice actor and narrator.

Alfred Edmond Jr., The Successpert, is an unabashed, vocal evangelist of the habits and behaviors that produce four things: financial fitness, physical fitness, mental fitness and relationship fitness. He is best known as an award-winning business journalist, editor and media executive with Black Enterprise and host of the nationally syndicated radio feature Money Matters for American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is a widely recognized expert on personal finance, entrepreneurship, mentorship, leadership development and the practical application of faith in daily living. He is also known for his A Grown Man KnowsTM content on the values and behaviors of responsible, life- affirming manhood, which has garnered enthusiastic appreciation on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. A native of Long Branch, NJ, Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio. A graduate of Rutgers University (and a member of its Hall of Distinguished Alumni), Edmond is a highly sought-after public speaker, live-event interviewer and moderator, and is passionate about the impact that relationship choices have on business, career and financial success. He is also a successful amateur natural bodybuilding and fitness competitor, including competing in the World Finals of the Drug Free Athletes Coalition.