SEPTEMBER 16th 2017 – BOOK SIGNING – BARNES & NOBLE, Signing
Arrived September 5th 2017
"No matter your situation, you have a choice. I chose joy."
Roxane Battle was on television for much of her adult life. As a news reporter and anchor, she traveled the world and met notable people from Jay Leno to Mariah Carey to Prince. But shortly after landing her dream job in her hometown of Minneapolis, Roxane’s marriage fell apart. Every day was a battle to keep it together on camera while piecing her life back together at home as the single mom of eleven-month-old Jarod. At one point, broke and alone, dinner was a single chicken McNugget.
Also by Roxane Battle: Pockets of Joy Journal
This hard-cover journal features royal blue leatherette, gold embossing and lined pages where you can write down your happy memories. Write a little bit or a lot, whenever you want. There’s even a place to #hash tag the day and a pocket in the back for mementoes. And when you’re done, all your pockets of joy will be in one place to look back on and smile!
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Transforming pain into power is possible. In ‘Pockets of Joy,’ Roxane shows us how to tap into our unlimited potential and how to keep our spirit rising!
—Tavis SmileyTalk Show Host
Pockets of Joy briefly recounts her divorce, her departure from KARE11, focusing largely on the next chapter in her life as a single mom. Rather than belaboring her heartache, Battle emphasizes the lessons she learned in unexpected venues such as the bleachers on which she watched her son play basketball. A deeply spiritual person, Battle counts her belief that things would and could get better among the reasons she was able to move on.
—Caryn SullivanAward-winning columnist, author of Bitter or Better
Pockets of Joy is candid, beautifully written and easy to read. It is Roxane’s story of finding those pockets of joy during an extremely difficult season in her life. Whether you’re a single mom or not, you will find yourself quickly drawn into it, and learning invaluable life lessons along the way.
—Janet ConleyPastor, Cottonwood Church
In this delightfully honest book, we cheer for Roxane as she makes difficult and wise choices–and willingly pays the price professionally—in an effort to forge work-life balance and maintain the God-honoring priorities of being a great parent. Her refreshing example in our success-crazed culture is an inspiration to women and men everywhere!
—Deborah Smith PeguesInternational Speaker/Bestselling author, 30 Days To Taming Your Tongue
Pockets of Joy is for anyone who has experienced that deep – and often dark – realization that your life hasn’t gone the way you planned. It’s for anyone who never expected to end up where you are. It’s for anyone who’s thinking about giving up. If that’s you, then this book is what you need right now.
—Kathleen CookeCo-Founder, Cooke Pictures and Influence Lab
What a joy to read! Roxane's charisma shines through every page. Pockets of Joy is a precious gift that has the power to inspire, nourish and bless each reader. Read this book and be transformed!
—Gregory A. PlotnikoffMD, MTS, FACP, co–author of Trust Your Gut
It takes people years to understand and find their passion. Many never find their own Pockets Of Joy. Roxane Battle shares her inspiring journey and the path she choose to take as a single mother pursuing a successful career. We all have choices in our lives, Pockets Of Joy will inspire and motivate you in making decisions to be happy and free. Her story is a remarkable one…it will not only enrich you, it will inspire you.
—Pam BortonPresident & CEO, Borton Partners, Author of ON Point
Winningest College Basketball Coach, University of Minnesota
Pockets of Joy by Roxane Battle will remind you that you were born to be joy-full. Your joy-tank came full. Life, then has a way of burning the joy-fuel and it also provides opportunities to fill the joy-tank and keep it full. May you have many pockets and may they all be bulging with joy.
—Sam ChandLeadership Consultant, author of Leadership Pain
Pockets of Joy… is simply the story about someone winning at life and how she got there.
—Dwight HobbesMinneapolis Spokesman-Recorder
FALL/WINTER APPEARANCES 2019/2020
WINTER/SPRING APPEARANCES 2020
MARCH 30th 2020 - TBI BOOK CLUB AUTHOR TALK, Featured Author
6:00pm – Online Event - “Joy through Tough Times”
APRIL 18th 2020 - “DECIDING TO BE A HIT” - BEAVER POND’S PRESS NEW AUTHOR’S WORKSHOP, Presenter
11:00am-1:00pm - 939 Seventh Street West, Saint Paul - Ticket info coming soon.
APRIL 22nd 2020 - INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF NORTH DAKOTA, Featured Speaker
2:45-3:15pm - Ramada Bismarck Hotel * West Fargo, North Dakota
“Pockets of Joy” - Keynote and Break out session
APRIL 24th 2020 - INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF NORTH DAKOTA, Featured Speaker
2:45-3:15pm - Double Tree by Hilton * West Fargo, North Dakota
“Pockets of Joy” - Keynote and Break out session
MAY 5th 2020 - NATIONALLY SPEAKING SPEAKER’S SHOWCASE,
Minnesota Hospital Association, Minneapolis
MAY 9th 2020 - STORY TELLING & STANDUP WITH ROXANE BATTLE, TIFFANY NORTON AND MISS SHANNON, Story Teller
5:00pm - New Hope Cinema Grill * 749 Winnetka Avenue N, New Hope, MN 55427
“POCKETS OF JOY: COMEDY IN THE CHAOS” -
JUNE 25th 2020 - “MOTOWN REVIEW” - UJAMAA BENEFIT CONCERT, Emcee
7:00pm - Ordway Theater * 345 Washington Street, St. Paul - Ticket info coming soon.
SEPTEMBER 17th 2020 - TCSHRM WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, Keynote Speaker
DECEMBER 10th 2020 - SOUTH CENTRAL MN SHRM CHAPTER MEETING, Keynote Speaker
9:00am - Owatonna, Minnesota
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Who knows, you could be in my next book!
Roxane Battle, Author
Pockets of Joy
Roxane Battle is a mental health ambassador, spokesperson, and Vice President of Advocacy and Community at Sanvello Health, Inc, a full service digital mental health provider under Minnetonka-based United Health Group, a Fortune 6 and one of the largest health care companies in the world. With 3.6 million subscribers and growing, Sanvello has the #1 app for anxiety, stress, and depression and provides insured behavioral health care to 40 million people around the globe. Her feature segments, “Checking in with Roxane,” can be viewed through the Sanvello app.
Prior to coming to Sanvello, Roxane spent 20+ years as a television journalist, including work as an award-winning news anchor and Emmy-nominated reporter at NBC Minneapolis, CBS, and FOX.
As a sought-after speaker Roxane helps people develop strategies to manage stress, build resiliency and find joy during times of transition, and a global pandemic.
Roxane was named an Architect of Change on mariashriver.com and has been featured in Working Mother and Ebony national magazines, guest television appearances, podcasts, and local press.
A Minnesota native, Roxane earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Her self-help memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon best seller in multiple categories.