Author Archives: Colleen Kosti

New Horizons-bringing new technology & Opportunities

Wow have you every felt like your were missing out or behind all the action – maybe in your circle of friends, church or family events and happenings?

Yes I believe we all have been there, at one time or another…but patience and perseverance is the way to endure, and choosing not to take it personal – we aren’t left out of things intentionally! Most of the time people haven’t a clue! It just happened that someone misses out – we can’t be involved in everything – actually who wants to be? It would be crazy busy!!

But through love, faith and patience – we will see the breaking of new dreams coming on the horizons for us! God’s word encourages us to not give up! (Galations 6:9) “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up!”
I am happy to share that I have not given up – despite many rejections, which weren’t intentional – just happened to make me feel like I didn’t fit in…wasn’t wanted, or appreciated! Yes like I said – we all have felt that way! But through good people (mostly internationally) and a few good local friendships – they have always helped me to look over, around and out of the box – so that I could increase my vision – and have faith that ‘with God – all things are possible’. That may not turn out the way we think – but if we have the wisdom and heart of God’s Kingdom, HE will take us on a marvelous journey – painfully refining at times, actually often, but well worth the golden, refining process. THE CRUCIBLE – IT IS a HOT MESS AT TIMES – a fiery furnace!!

With new contacts and connections coming on board at SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE, fixing up and providing technology improvements, I am able to move forward on globally reaching out to more women and their families – with training, opportunities and provide spiritual and personal guidance! Am I exactly where I think I want to be? NO but am I trusting in God that HE has me in the right place? YES – it’s not about what we want – but about our relationship with HIM – Our loving heavenly father – and others – that really matter! It’s all about our intimacy with HIM and our hearts growing in grace and truth!

So be encouraged today! Don’t be flaky, but be visionaries! Have faith and get wise counsel! Act out of motivation from the KING OF KINGS – His Kingdom – is Righteousness, Peace and Joy!

Follow peace today and get out of that box! Blessings to you.

New improvements have enabled KBI to go Internationally with more new Training Courses! Here’s a few pics of an Online Eyelash Extension Training with Melissa – new student from way up northern Ontario!

Get Your Praise On Flag Classes

Get Your Praise On-July Flag Classes

“GET YOUR PRAISE ON”  Adults, Teens, Boys and Girls ages 8 and up. FUN – FITNESS – FAITH BUILDING through Flag Dance and Worship classes!

Weekly classes are beginning for July – every Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at New Song Church, 993 Drouillard Rd., Windsor.  Also Adult Friday morning 10am – 12 noon outdoor flag class at Spirit of Excellence, 229 Cadillac Street.

Class donation of $20 includes use of flag baton w/flag – will have flags available for purchase @$60 ea  $10 drop in class.

Fun Choreography to Faith Based Upbeat Music /Scripture based flag drills
Flag Twirling lifts up the Banner of the Lord / Instills Active Praise
– Biblical purpose of Flags
– Why Praise – What is Worship?
– Musicality and Choreography

Join THURSDAY Flag Class Now  

join Friday am outdoor Flag Class here

BOMBS – Breakthrough of Ministry Beauty School NEWS

full newsletter can be read here SOE IS DROPPING GOOD BOMBS

It’s hard to believe how fast the year has gone by.  It reminds us of how important it is to make every day count and to stay encouraged!  We are thankful for all the encouragement and support we receive from those near and far!  We love being in the new location here connected to The Water’s Edge and we pray for great blessings upon our landlord – he and his family have been excellent to us.  We are so thankful for everyone who has been a part of the first year here!!

We would like to share some of the recent highlights of the last little while which are adding some fresh coals to the fire of what SOE, QUEST and Worship Arts Institute are all about!!

  • Spirit of Excellence has been Raising Up Young Leaders since 2003 officially, formed as a Registered Charity, and we began nearly 4 decades now!
  • We’ve trained thousands of women and young people How to Discover their Potential and ministered to many women who were involved and caught up in the sex trade industries!
  • NOW we are focusing and dropping this new  “BOMBS” to positively impact more women and create an empowered, positive future for their families!  SOE’s ‘BOMBS’  expansion will raise up and train rescued women from the Sex Trafficking Industry through beauty career training, spiritual healing, discipleship, releasing their creativity and provide mentorship support! 
  • Co-Founder and Director Colleen Kosti – is Award Winning Nail and Makeup Expert – already trained thousands of women as Beauty Professionals, since starting her journey teaching at St. Clair College in 1979!
  • NOW it is time to drop the BOMBS (Breakthrough of Ministry Beauty School) -  expand and rescue vulnerable women through training them in Beauty, Ministry and BREAKING THEM INTO THEIR NEW LIFE, NEW CAREERS AND NEW FOUND BEAUTY!
  • Your partnership with supporting this ‘BOMBS’ expansion will help hundreds of thousands of vulnerable women become strong, gain Godly wisdom and fulfill God’s will for their livesl!!
  • Let’s join forces together to drop BOMBS (or actually throw some positive Ministry empowered BOMBS – and make a dent in the exploitation of vulnerable young women who may often end up involved and sex trafficked and rescue these women to provide them a future!
  • Together we can reach hundreds of thousands more women and give them a hand to break into their destiny!

Fun at SOE Store-Jack in the Box Pop Up Sun Hats

Chaila & Pop-Up-Hats

You have to see this funny blooper we made today from something that happened to Chaila in the store!  It was a really fun day at SOE today! We haven’t started up all the regular Saturday programs yet, so we are still setting up everything – such as the new expanded SOE Creative Arts Store. It really needed an overhaul and reorganization day! Continue reading


SOE NEW Collection or original designs in our silk scarves, prayer mantles, shawls and now clothing garments will be released at our Open House in August!

We are very excited about the expansion, and new opportunities it is creating for SOE in the line being carried in boutiques, artisan shows, providing increased support and visibility in the community.    Check back soon for hours of the SOE STORE and other details!

You can see items being added daily in our STORE and SHOP today online to place your order.

Spirit of Excellence Creativity Training Centre is actively, daily creating!

Creating NEW EMPOWERED LIVES – and NEW pieces of ART – wearable Art!  Your purchases and orders online and in the SOE Store benefit and empower our creative artists and the young people we mentor at Spirit of Excellence programs, providing scholarships and healthy meal program offered freely at all our events, courses and workshops.

Thank you for your support – enjoy your shopping at SOE – Get the Spirit!  The Spirit of Excellence!

Director Colleen Kosti, is a visual artist, dance & beauty educator and creates the SOE Collection of original, one of a kind Hand painted silk garments and jewelry items for the store. Her expertise in activating artisans, has gathered together a team of students and artisans who volunteer to join the team to add to the SOE Book Store items.

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