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Joni Redick-Yundt will be inducted into IAOTP’s Hall of Fame and featured in Top 50 Fearless Leaders

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Joni Redick-Yundt will be inducted into IAOTP’s Hall of Fame and featured in Top 50 Fearless Leaders

Joni B. Redick-Yundt, a relentless visionary, is CEO and Founder of FAMES Hawaii, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. She is well known for her Million Dollar Attitude and extensive community service. A best-selling author, entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist, financial specialist, inspirational/motivational speaker, and international luxury handbag designer.  She will be featured in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication and will also be inducted into IAOTP’s exclusive Hall of Fame by the International Association of Top Professionals. Her expertise and extraordinary talents have afforded her these two distinctions.

 Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor. Only ten IAOTP members are inducted into the exclusive Hall of Fame and only 50 members are featured in the publication. These special honorees are distinguished based on their longevity in their fields, contributions to society, and impact on their industries. This December, Joni will be honored for both awards at IAOTP's 2023 Annual Awards Gala at the iconic Plaza Hotel in NYC.

Joni is being honored for her decades of professional expertise in various businesses. She has worked with and supported businesses for nearly two decades to reach higher performance levels. She is the CEO and Founder of FAMES Hawaii, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring, educating, motivating, and developing leaders for Hawaii's entrepreneurs and business owners. FAMES Hawaii aims to enable individuals to achieve commercial and economic success while giving back to society. FAMES Hawaii has already awarded over $500,000 to deserving students. FAMES Hawaii works to level the playing field and create better chances by providing the information to succeed and developing strong community business leaders through business networking and a thorough mentorship program. Joni bestowed the FAMES Hall of Fame, honoring 15 supportive business community leaders. Joni had the honor of judging the DECA student’s business plan competition as well as guest speaking during DECA’s conference.  DECA is a global organization for high school and college students.

Showcasing Joni’s entrepreneurial spirit, she was owner of Joni’s Paradise Limousine Service, serving such clients as Olympic Gold Medalists, CEO & Founder of Mrs. America, Dancing with the Stars winners, Broadway Celebrities, and Dr. John Demartini, just to name a few.  She was one of the founders and owners of a Hawaii based Nursing School and a part owner of a local sunscreen company. Joni is also the owner and executive director of the Miss Paradise Hawaii, Miss Oahu, Miss Waikiki and Miss Paradise Hawaii Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants. Title holders will compete in the Miss Hawaii America Scholarship Pageant.

Joni's impressive repertoire of prior roles have included working as a registered nurse. Simultaneously she worked as a professional Mary Kay beauty consultant; key in helping her overcome her ‘shyness’, then she vaulted to sales director record-time in Hawaii (30 days!) and had the opportunity to earn and drive several pink cars, all along learning business acumen and actually meeting Mary Kay herself. 

After 20 years in her nursing career, she courageously traded her white smock for a business suit to pursue a new career in the financial field.  Joni’s purpose for working in the financial sector is heartfelt and goes a long way to explaining her high level of success in the financial and insurance industry, after unexpected and devastating deaths of her sister and nephew.   

Throughout her illustrious career, Joni has received awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for all her achievements. The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) awarded Joni the Empowered Woman Award for 2022 where she was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and was featured on the iconic Planet Hollywood Billboard on the Las Vegas strip.  Joni also graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was also interviewed by Miss Universe on Tip Radio. Joni was featured on the famous Reuters billboard in Times Square, NYC, for her selection as Top Influential Business and Community Leader of the Year for 2021.  

Joni has consistently received the Million Dollar Roundtable, Leader's Club, Centurion Club, and Outstanding Achievement in Field Management awards over 25 years. In 2001, she was crowned Mrs. Honolulu International, and in 2002, she was crowned Mrs. Hawaii United States and competed at the national level against 51 other incredible married women. In 2002, she also won the US SBA Businesswoman Advocate of the Year and the American Heart Association's Queen of Heart awards. In 2005, out of 5000 chapters in 37 countries, she was named the Fastest, Record-Breaking Chapter of BNI (Business Network International) in Hawaii and one of the Top 5 International. She was one of Hawaii's top five most intriguing people in 2006, according to 'In Magazine.' In 2008, she was selected as the Volunteer Woman of the Year by Pacific Business News, chosen from over a thousand nominations. In 2010, she was honored as the Most Outstanding Filipina Abroad (TOFA), selected from thousands of nominees. She received the US SBA Business Champion of the Year award in 2014, and she is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America for 2021 and Who's Who of American Women for 2020 and 2021. Joni was featured in the January 2022 issue of FORBES Magazine, the cover of Who's Who in America Millennium Magazine in 2021, and United Hemisphere Magazine as the Distinguished Leader of the Year among 1.5 million listees. 

The Mayor of Honolulu, Rick Blangiardi, also recognized Joni and presented her with a proclamation. Joni is a best Seller award-winning author in addition to her successful job. It is said that Joni’s books are inspirational, motivational and contain nuggets of wisdom and humor.  "Million Dollar Attitude," first and second editions, and "It's All About Attitude, Still Sexy at Sixty & Beyond" are among her works. Joni also contributed to the book "ALOHA: The Message of Hawaii." Since 2007, Joni produced and hosted the 'Joni TV Show', a chat show format showcasing corporate and community leaders and unique and remarkable personalities inspired by Oprah Winfrey. In retrospect, Joni credits her success to her optimistic attitude; her favorite quote is, "Believe and Achieve; With a Million Dollar Attitude, anything is possible; Positive Attitude + Positive Action = Positive Result." 

In her spare time, Joni enjoys spending time with her family, two children, grandchildren, and her loving husband, Tom, an International Aviation Consultant. She and Tom enjoy watching movies, strolling on the beach, and working out. She aspires to continue setting and achieving personal and professional objectives and supporting young women and entrepreneurs worldwide.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world's finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals worldwide the recognition and credibility they deserve and have helped build their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that handpicks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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