Giving Back with Gail Alofsin

Giving Back with Gail Alofsin

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about generosity, giving back, and the power of a loving spirit.

This week’s theme: Giving Back

When you give of yourself, something happens. What you receive back far exceeds anything you can imagine. In the words of the father of our guest expert:

“The worst poverty is the lack of ability to imagine a tomorrow any different than today. The worse poverty is hopelessness. The gift we bring to the poor is the gift of hope.” Dr. Jeremiah Lowney
Gail Lowney Alofsin

is a national speaker, corporate trainer, author, adjunct professor and business development executive. She serves on several nonprofit boards focused on education, hunger, health care and business. She has worked in sales, marketing, operations, business development, corporate sponsorship sales and hospitality for Newport Harbor Corporation, recently rebranded Newport Restaurant Group, for over three decades. Gail has also worked in the cruise and hotel industries. She has produced or worked on over 2000 events including over 150 concerts and 89 weddings!


Gail is an avid and passionate volunteer. Her introduction to the world of volunteerism began at the age of seven. Gail was introduced to volunteerism by her parents – through many activities throughout elementary school and high school including the Girl Scouts and service clubs. During her junior year at Tufts University, Gail had an opportunity to volunteer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with her father, Dr. Jeremiah Lowney. She has been volunteering for and in Haiti ever since. Gail’s parents, Virginia and Jeremiah Lowney founded the Haitian Health Foundation based in Jeremie, Haiti at the request of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This outpatient clinic serves over 200,000 people per year in Jeremie and 102 surrounding villages bringing the gifts of health, education and hope to the Haitian people. Volunteering in Haiti these past decades have been an “opportunity” versus an “obligation.”

Gail believes that the happiest people are those who serve others. She has won numerous awards for both her volunteerism and business leadership.

Gail’s book, Your Someday is NOW – What are you Waiting For?, now in its second printing, has raised over $42,000 for non-profit organizations. It is available for a donation of $25.00 (inclusive of shipping) by contacting Gail (

Teaching, speaking and training

As a speaker, Gail presents and coaches throughout the country in person and virtually. Topics include communication, leadership, work/life integration, sales, customer service, networking, positivity and career success.

As a professor (over 20 years at the University of Rhode Island and 6 years at Salve Regina University), Gail has taught and mentored over 1000 students on communication skills, leadership, business and building their career brand. She enjoys staying in touch with many of them and welcoming her former students back to class as guest speakers to mentor the next generation of leaders.

How to reach Gail:

Gail welcomes every new day as an opportunity to live life to the fullest and be of service to others. Gail lives in Newport, Rhode Island and can be found at

For more information visit the Haitian Health Foundation

“Live with undeniable joy because this is not our practice life.” ~Gail Alofsin

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