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The Lighthouse Effect
Master Class



The Lighthouse Effect Master Class

How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World

There is so much negativity in the world. It seems to be everywhere we turn, and many of us quietly ask ourselves if this will ever get better. Even more, we are asking where do we turn for hope and inspiration. Enter The Lighthouse Effect!


The Lighthouse Effect is the idea that any of us in any given moment and any given interaction can be a lighthouse for someone or find a lighthouse for ourselves. Understanding your lighthouse effect will change the way you see the world and awaken you to the possibilities that you have to shape that same world.

This course takes you through the three stages of that process and provides skills, tips and strategies to put your lighthouse effect into action today.

This course will ask you to reflect on those who were lighthouses for you—and why. When you complete this course, you’ll have a new model to successfully navigate all aspects of your life, from personal relationships to professional ones. You’ll leave this powerful course ignited, renewed and inspired to live your ‘lighthouse life.’

Watch the course trailer below: 

  • What is The Lighthouse Effect?

  • Examples of those who have been human lighthouses

  • How you can become a lighthouse yourself

The Lighthouse Effect Master Class





  • 45 minutes of engaging content with Steve Pemberton and Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

  • Unlimited access to course for 1 year

  • 20 video lessons

  • Self-paced (available on computer, tablet, or smartphone)

  • Compelling stories of 9 individuals who, in their own unique ways, became lighthouses for others

  • ​This course qualifies for SHRM credit. Interested?

  • Understand the power of the Lighthouse Effect in our lives

  • Awareness of the three key components: Effects, Awakening, and Becoming or being a human lighthouse for others

  • Discover how your own life experiences have already prepared you to be a lighthouse and how to take those lessons and put your personal action plan in place

  • Create a new model for living, learning and leading in all aspects of your life

  • ​Understand how overcoming adversity strengthens one to find their full potential and help others discover it for themselves

Meet the Master Class Narrators

Steve Pemberton

Best Selling Author, Philanthropist, Acclaimed Speaker, and Senior Level Executive for the likes of, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Workhuman.

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate, and acclaimed speaker. His best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, recounts his triumphant life journey and drive to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Also adapted to film, A Chance in the World further amplifies Steve’s highly motivational messages: Believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere.
Purchase Steve’s book here

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), the trade association and largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds. The NAIC’s membership is comprised of more than 130 members managing over $250 billion in institutional capital. As Chief Operating Officer, Carmen provides strategic oversight over all NAIC programs and initiatives and leads the organization’s key industry alliances and corporate partnerships.

Carmen is a passionate advocate for diverse and women-owned businesses and regularly speaks at conferences and events on various issues related to the empowerment of women in business, scaling diverse businesses, and authentic leadership, among others. A proud graduate of the University of Virginia, she currently serves as Chair of the Governance & Nominations Committee of the Communities in Schools national board. She sits on the Hispanics in Philanthropy PowerUp Fund Impact Cabinet and the MBA Fund I Investment Committee.

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