- Emmy Award-Winning TV Show Host, Producer, Director, Serving on the Emmy Executive Board of Governors and as an active Emmy Judge.
- Contributing Lead TV Host for Atlanta Live airing on WATC TV.
- Founder of A.M.P – Aurea McGarry Productions.
- Professional Business Coach & Speaker, Event Emcee, and Auctioneer.
- Founder of the popular Live Your Legacy Summit Event Series.
- A Cancer and Domestic Violence Sur-THRIVER
Aurea with her many books and messages of success, hope and faith have been featured on over 500 radio shows worldwide and on over 150 TV shows including; Atlanta & Company, Atlanta Live, PBS, ION, The 700 Club, dayNBC, Fox News, CBS, Niteline Southeast, and many more with audiences in the millions. As a sought after event host and speaker she travels the country teaching her success techniques to entrepreneurs to help them live their BEST LIFE, increase their sales and to believe in their DREAMS! As a master business coach with over 35 years of experience, she teaches how all business owners can and should host their own seminars, workshops, and events for bigger profits and increased celebrity status in their industry.
On a personal note: Aurea’s passion for nonprofits and the heroes that volunteer their lives to them began after her grueling battle over Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Diagnosed on her birthday in 1999 and after invasive surgery and grueling chemotherapy, which almost killed her, the surgeon told her she’d never be able to speak above a faint whisper because they had to remove the left thoracic nerve to her vocal cord. They also removed half of her left lung, part of her right lung, the lining around her heart, her Thymus and disconnected half of her diaphragm. She has been cancer-free since 2000 and can speak again despite the grim diagnosis. Her miracle story was featured on The 700 Club TV show worldwide many times over.
Aurea faced many struggles in her life including the murder of her father when she was a teenager, spouse abuse, divorce, single motherhood, cancer and she wrote her autobiography book about how to overcome them staying positive and successful through it all, titled “I Won’t Survive, I’ll Thrive!”
She is currently a co-author in Kim Coles bestselling book series “Find Your G.I.F.T.S” volume 2. She’s co-authored many books and has been featured in several self-help books such as; Leading Women – 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life, Insiders Tips 2, Reflections of Style – A Philanthropic Glance at the Arts, The Imagine Project – Over 40 inspirational true-life stories, Multiple Streams of Income 1st edition – Direct Sales Success strategies and Manifest Success.
Born and raised in New York City, Aurea now resides in Cumming, Georgia.
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