Grow Through It is an online storytelling community launched by C.J. Lonoff and sponsored by Speaking Matters LLC. In 2004, after spending more than twenty years in communications, marketing and research, C.J. created Speaking Matters, a lecture agency which represents a select group of speakers who share stories of transformation that encourage thoughtful introspection and ignite personal and societal change. Through her work, C.J. continues to encounter people with amazing stories to tell of resilience and bouncing back from adversity. These are the stories people want to hear and the stories that people long to share. Grow Through It creates an accessible forum for telling these stories, listening to them, and interacting with others who have “grown through it.”

Special thanks to our generous team of advisors/consultants/supporters whose ideas and guidance helped create and fine tune this project. For web design and creative direction, thank you to Kim Adams, Susan Goodman and Brian Farrell. For content, warm appreciation to Susan Goodman, Patricia Durante and Jeffrey Lonoff. For resources and fundraising ideas, thank you to Maria Sirois. For overall support, heartfelt thanks to Karin Abarbanel, Tal Ben-Shahar, Jacqui Danilow, Dave Garland, Michael Lonoff and Roberta Lonoff.