"Being invited to this event by the highest office in the land and getting a shout out for my work as an author and mentor from Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to President Obama, was one of the great honors of my career."
President Barack Obama in 2010 announced the creation of the President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, which was spearheaded by The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Attorney General of The United States, Eric H. Holder Jr., and United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, were among those who encouraged the White House attendees to continue the good work they are undertaking.
Other activities of Zoro include a national media tour of his current book, 'The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking for Success'. The book is a one-of-a-kind insider's guide to vocational, personal and spiritual aspects of achievement and the means by which Zoro is accomplishing his goal of inspiring an entire generation to pursue their dreams with excellence.
Grammy-winning recording artist Lenny Kravitz writes in his foreword to The Big Gig:
"Zoro's heart, discipline and passion are what propelled him to greatness... His music and life lessons are about using your God-given talents to the maximum."
Vic Firth, President, Vic Firth Company, says:
"The Big Gig is a philosophy of accomplishment. In it, Zoro opens his head and his heart to life in the music lane."
And session great Steve Gadd, drummer for such artists as Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, and Paul McCartney, states:
"One of the keys to succeeding in life is to serve others wholeheartedly with the gift you have been given. However, there is an art to excelling at that which few understand. In The Big Gig, Zoro reveals that there is an art to every aspect of the creative and purposeful life. Throughout the book, he serves readers well by equipping them with motivating principles that will help them understand the many stages of development and giving them keys to unlocking their hidden potential."
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