What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change

We learned in science that change needs a catalyst, but what about in life?

In What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change you will discover how purpose and passion drive strategic life change!

Through examples and exercises, you will be taken on a journey to discover your passions, talents, and path to being a more effective leader. You will be moved to establish your “why” while gaining key insight into setting objectives and priorities. What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change will leave you with immediate steps to move you forward in growth at work and at home. Leading change…the Ms. Engineer Way ™!

Discover How To:

  • Apply self-discovery strategies to uncover who you are and what you were made to do
  • Learn a proven model for leading change and building resilience
  • Create strategic plan action items in order to create meaningful change in your life
  • Leverage proven techniques to sustain lasting change in your personal and professional life

This life change guide combines strategic project management with principles for effective living. Designed to help professionals lead resilient lives with purpose and passion.


"Change is scary, but Mrs. Hill breaks it down into such a way that we can't help but try! I highly recommend this book for anyone evaluating their life, looking to improve, and wanting more. Mrs. Hill is truly a gifted author and when reading her book, you feel as though she is your best friend."

 – Belinda G.

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"An amazing read from start to end. This book reminded me of my own family pain, it made me remember the things I went through as child of God and it made me reflect on the woman I am today. Alana thank you for sharing your story. I'm sure this wasn't an easy process, but God has seen you through this."

 – L.R. Lewis

Love is a Catalyst: The Pain Behind the Purpose (Volume 2)

Journey with Alana as she uses the power of storytelling to share lessons on overcoming adversity and building resilience. Through her story, she shares the power of love to heal and change lives.

Hurting people hurt people, but love changes that. The memoir in the making during the journey to save her son. Love is a Catalyst: the Pain Behind the Purpose (Volume 2) is an inspiring memoir of overcoming adversity and growing in faith.

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us. (Rom. 8:37)

Alana was an accomplished professional, wife, and mother. But despite seeming to have it all together, she still struggled with the pain and brokenness from her childhood: just a few months before her high school graduation, Alana’s mother was murdered. Despite her agony, she persevered through college, storing up her pain in her closet. When the grief became too much to bear, she would retreat to her closet to cry.

This method of self-preservation carried her through the rigor of an engineering degree and the start of a successful career. But when she became an instant mom by marrying a man with three young boys, she realized just how important wholeness was. After a series of breakthroughs and setbacks, she had an encounter with God in the closet that changed her perspective on her life’s hurts, and solidified her faith in her Redeemer.

Love is a Catalyst: The Pain Behind the Purpose is an inspirational memoir about a resilient woman who overcame pain and brokenness to find and fulfill her purpose. Let her story inspire you to press on.

Love is a Catalyst (Volume 1)

Blended families are complicated!

Add a cancer diagnosis and years of unresolved hurt, and you need a miracle. Love is a Catalyst (Volume 1) demonstrates how the power of LOVE healed a family.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 13:13)

In 2010, Rodney and Alana were making preparations for their tenth wedding anniversary, a milestone that also marked ten years as a blended family. Making the decision to marry a man with three young boys was not difficult, but getting her new sons to love her was. While Alana was determined (sometimes too much so) to create a new, happy family, the journey was not without its challenges. No matter how hard she tried, her eldest continued to act out, bringing up past hurts from her childhood. Then, while writing her memoir about her own journey to adulthood, their family was dealt an even more devastating blow.

After their eighteen-year-old prodigal son rejected his family, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. This is the account of the spiritual journey that restored him, and brought healing to the whole family. Love is a Catalyst is an inspiring, personal story of love and reconciliation.

BOOKS featuring Alana

A Collective Breath:

Stories of Being Black in America and Visions of Change

Compiled by: Bridgett McGowen


Open. Sincere. Honest. Unfiltered.

In early June of 2020, many of us found ourselves unable to sleep ... unable to function normally ... unable to comprehend that once again, a black man found himself unable to breathe and ultimately met his demise at the hands of the police.

You may have also found yourself in a state of shock and wanting to do something. The contributors to A Collective Breath: Stories of Being Black in America and Visions of Change found themselves in similar positions.

A Collective Breath’s collaborators’ candid, personal thoughts and feelings reveal the many challenges that blacks face in America today—challenges they may not directly divulge to others but that are part of their realities, and they offer ideas for solutions and actions to pave the way to a more optimistic future.

Consisting of a wide variety of blacks who are well-educated; who are community leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals; and who are involved with their families and religious organizations, the contributors tell of what it is like to be black in America. 

In A Collective Breath, the contributors do not hold back.

They take a collective breath—the breaths that George Floyd, Manuel Ellis, Javier Ambler, Eric Garner, and so many others could not take—to document for the world how they feel in this moment; the lenses through which they, as blacks in America, view and live their lives; and what they believe needs to change today for a different tomorrow.

How More Than 50 of the World's Best Professional Speakers Launched Their Careers (And How You Can, Too!)

Compiled by: Bridgett McGowen

Compiled by: Bridgett McGowen

If you are an expert in any area, then it's time to do more with it. Whether you are an accountant, a coach, an entrepreneur, an educator, an engineer, a marketer, a sales expert, or a medical professional... if you are in any career and are an industry expert, then you need to have professional speaking in your sights. Own the Microphone gives you a blueprint for exactly how to launch your professional speaking business—either as a full-time effort or as a part-time pursuit. Plus, you learn how 50 of the world's best professional speakers began their careers. From "owners of the microphone", including Alana M. Hill, you'll receive the very best advice for getting started on your own journey to turning your industry passion and expertise into a powerful professional speaking business.

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Looking for a mentor? How about 50?!

"Own the microphone is an incredible book for anyone thinking about launching a career in professional speaking or someone whom has already started. What I love about this book is that it’s like having 50 of the best speakers as mentors giving you personal advice! They share tips and experiences that will elevate any reader. The level of expertise and advice shared is priceless. I highly recommend this book, it’s addictive and easy to digest!”

- Matthew Evans, Amazon review of Own the Microphone