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Maxine Reyes is a well-rounded and multi-talented individual. The founder of With Courage & Grace® brands, this retired combat Veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force is also a veteran wife. Married for more than 20 years to an Army officer who also served in the Air Force, she believes in living a life of plentitude in both personal and career. Maxine is a certified marriage & relationship coach, motivational speaker, host and inspirational singer. If you ask her when does she have time to do all of these? She will tell you that she is where she wants to be in life because she gets to perform in the capacity of all of these roles at the most opportune times. Maxine has inspired and performed for a wide range of audiences to include a President of the United States, university students, corporate leaders, and Wounded Warriors of the U.S. Army and women and teens who wants to live a life of plentitude, build healthy relationships and make happiness last.

Maxine was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but grew up a shy girl in Manchester, Jamaican. Her shyness prevented her from maximizing the few opportunities that she had to display her talent. She was adamant about overcoming that shyness and becoming more confident in herself and in performing on stage. After years of being forced to speak in public due to her Army career, she continued to pushing herself to overcome that fear. She has decided that it's important for women and girls to be able to share their stories and lead confidently and push through fear, a topic she speaks on frequently. She created the “Ignite Your Confidence Brunch" where women and teens are provided a space to share their stories and talents in the Arts. She is also the founder of the "Florida Women Veterans Awards" powered by With Courage & Grace® LLC for women of the military community and women in business, which make its debut in 2021.

She also resumed her “Happily Joint® Weekend” getaway for couples in May 2021, alongside her husband, Ken. A dynamic presenter and energetic speaker, Maxine knows how to connect with her audience. Her appearances on local and national television and networks like FOX, NBC, and ABC have solidified her as a trusted resource partner and leader. During the pandemic, she has been a sought after speaker and virtual host and has leveraged her skills to motivate countless people around the world through music, speaking and coaching.

A community leader of social impact, Maxine is a two-time recipient of the Humanitarian Service Medal and Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal. She has mentored hundreds of personnel and gained notoriety for her exceptional leadership style and community service.

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February 4, 2021

Mommy & Me Time and an Unforgettable Dining Experience! Join us!

My north eastern USA travels have ended! If you’ve been following my personal IG and Facebook Story, you know that my daughter and I were in […]
February 4, 2021

Mommy & Me Time and an Unforgettable Dining Experience! Join us!

My north eastern USA travels have ended! If you’ve been following my personal IG and Facebook Story, you know that my daughter and I were in […]
April 3, 2019

Dare To Dream

Military Spouse With Dreams… A military wife posted in a Facebook group that being a military spouse with dreams and aspirations is one of the hardest […]
September 17, 2018

Strong Women Leaders And Their Husbands

Leadership in the home is taking on a new dynamic for many households. The Reyes family is no exception. We prefer the burden of leadership to […]
July 9, 2018

Mentorship Is Important

I wish I had a mentor when I was younger. I believe I would have gained a lot from the experience. I am a mentor to […]
May 20, 2018

My Trip To France

When you think of France, what comes to mind? For most people, the response is the country’s famous capital, Paris. When I think of France, I […]
May 7, 2018

A Mother’s Challenge to Become A Full Time Mom Or Continue With Her Military Career

So many questions came to mind in regards to the future. Will it be a boy or girl? Who will the child resemble? Will I suffer […]