Zari, Zari, Zari ... what can I say about Zari.
Let me get the professional stuff out of the way first. Zari attended Gonzaga Universtiy, a private Jesuit college in northeastern Washington state, double majoring in Journalism and History and her first paid writing job was as a Sportswriter at the Tri-City Herald.
Zari received her Master's degree in Teaching & Teacher Education from the University of Arizona and worked nine years in public education - seven in the Tucson Unified, one in the Marana Unified School Districts and one in a charter school district - as an Elementary Teacher and Instructional Coach.
Zari is a third-generation entrepreneur and has worked in her family's businesses throughout the years as a licensed insurance agent and then as business manager of Cupcakes Bakery and Deli. If you know anything about family-owned businesses you know that she can do anything - because of need - from customer service to accounting to window washing to baking to publicity and marketing, etc., etc., etc.
Zari self-published her first book - First Class Foolishness, about the adventures she has with her son, Zayne - in 2011 and has since become a multiple Amazon Best-Selling Author. She's authored 39 books and as of July 2015. Zari has also served as editor or assistant publisher of more than 20 books for other authors.
Zari is co-founder of Supernatural Parenting with Patti and Zari, a ministry that seeks to educate and equip parents to develop extraordinary families, children and home lives.
Zari is the founder of several endeavors and ZariBanks.co, is the hub where you can find all things Zari including her books, events, courses, podcast, tweets and more. You can also find Supernatural You, Zari's company that allows women to earn unlimited income through ministry as independent consultants who sell Zari's books and other products. Supernatural You isn't a multi-level marketing matrix where the people at the top make the most and those on the ground floor are struggling to get by. This is Kingdom work and in the Kingdom, everyone gets fed. As the consultants minister testimonies of breakthrough and deliverance, freedom comes to each life touched and then prosperity occurs because souls are healed and in health and able to receive.
And now for some foolishness ... I mean the good stuff ... me quiero decir ... the personal stuff, which is often the most interesting. Bullet points will work for this:
I think that should just about do it. Let's have a round of applause for Zari Banks, ladies and gentlemen. (SN: why do we address the ladies first in that phrase? I'm gonna start saying "gentlemen and ladies" just because.)
Thanks for being a confidant - a prayer warrior - an inspiration to me and others! ~ S., Washington, Feb. 2015
Thank you! This [mentoring] has truly blessed me and brought clarity. ~ K, Alabama, Jan. 2015
You just helped me get free! ~ T., Illinois, Dec. 2014
You are too cool. I can't be more glad to obey God by choosing you as my mentor. ~ M., Georgia, Dec. 2014
I am excited about what God is doing and I am thankful to be connected to such an awesome vessel in the Lord. ~ L., Connecticut, Nov. 2014
First let me tell you that I love you so much and I thank you. ~ G., Missouri, Oct. 2014
I'm so thankful for you. ~ D., Oklahoma, Aug. 2014
My spirit-filled life has grown leaps and bounds since I've submitted to you as my life coach. Growth has become so real and I just love it. ~ M., Arkansas, Jul. 2014