New York, NY, USA – January 8, 2021 – 2020 was a difficult year, filled with loss, hardship, and isolation. However, we’ve also seen many people find opportunities in these challenges brought on by the pandemic. As we reflect on this unprecedented year, it’s important to recognize those who made a difference by meeting challenges with positivity and creating sparks.
To help us acknowledge these people in our lives, AJ Sarcione, an international motivational speaker and communication leader, has launched the Get Your Shine Awards, a campaign to inspire peer-to-peer recognition. Focused on positivity, the awards are a free tool that allow everyone to “shine” when someone digitally sends one of six different awards to a person they wish to recognize.
Created by AJ in 2020, Get Your Shine is a motivational movement, meant to make people smile, companies shine, and help people realize it ‘takes simply one spark to ignite your path to success.’ The award categories include parents working from home, frontline and essential workers, virtual teachers, and even “anti-Karens” all dedicated to those who rise above difficult situations. There are also categories that allow you to be creative and recognize someone in a unique way. The awards launched November 30th and will continue through the end of February.
“There were so many discouraging moments this past year, but there were also many beautiful ones. I created these awards to give people the chance to think about those in their lives who deserve recognition for the incredible things they do every day. The hope is that the Get Your Shine Awards bring joy to the sender and receiver, and that they help put more smiles on people’s faces,” says Sarcione.
A virtual ceremony will be hosted in March 2021, celebrating all those who were recognized. Throughout the coming months, the campaign will introduce more details that offer the opportunity to win prizes as detailed on the awards website.
About AJ Sarcione
AJ is an international motivational speaker and communications expert, who wants to help people be better leaders, help companies activate great cultures, and help people find their spark. He has worked at Verizon and Yahoo and led workshops with Univision and LinkedIn and other Fortune 500 companies.