#Thrive Thursday: Meet Michelle Cirocco, Exec Director at Televerde

thrive thursday Jul 01, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

This seems like such a simple question, but it isn’t. It’s very easy to define ourselves and our stories by our careers, but we are so much more than that. I think women generally have a difficult time defining who we are outside of our careers and our children. It is very easy to define ourselves as a mother, a wife, an executive, etc. But the challenge comes when we look beyond these roles. We give so much time to everything else that we often lose sight of who we are inside.

I am all of these things: a mother, a wife, a new grandmother, a daughter, an executive at a sales and marketing company, the executive director of a non-profit, but I am also a convicted felon. I’m a woman who through my own actions, made a huge mess of my life, then faced the consequences head-on. It is through this experience that I define who I am today.

I am a woman who is capable of anything I set my...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Jean Kuhn, Serial Entrepreneur and Author

thrive thursday Jun 30, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

I knew I wasn’t going back to a job I hated once my first baby was born. Over 35 years of being an entrepreneur, I have started, closed, and sold a lot of different businesses. It took me about 17 years to really figure it all out. In 2002, I bought a bankrupt retail brick and mortar business and turned it around in 12 months. I brought the company profitable and added $100,000 to the bottom line. In 2006, I bought another bankrupt retail brick and mortar company and turned it around in less than 12 months, again adding over $100,000 to the bottom line. 

 

What message do you promote?

I help business owners, turnaround a stagnant business, and increase their cash flow fast.

 

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

I’m seen as a leader. I speak to groups all over the country but at home, I’m seen as the person you want to talk to about what strategy your...

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How to be YOUR best and Master the strategy necessary to achieve results

podcasts Jun 26, 2020

This AMAZING new episode provides so much advice and content for our listeners to take with them and directly apply immediately to their lives! I want to thank Jill Lublin - Publicity Strategist, Media Insider & International Speaker for sharing your nuggets of gold with your advice to JUST SAY YES and remembering to listen to your heart and be guided by what his happening around you. That advice, especially in this current reality, is very valuable. Also, Jean Allen Kuhn spoke up with advice she gives to her clients to transform their businesses and grow to the next level.

#1 Wealth rewards speed

#2 Take responsibility for mistakes

#3 Do it scared (probably my favorite)

You can find this episode along with all of our past episodes on all podcast outlets. We invite you to subscribe today! https://leadup.libsyn.com/

 

Connect with Jill Lublin:

LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jilllublin

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Kacey Hulse; Actor and creator at Kaceisms

thrive thursday Jun 24, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

Where do I start! Let’s just say I am your everyday average woman who has grown up with every challenge you can think of! As a child, I was a very heavy set and that was the start of a life long challenge dealing with my weight. It led to serious self-esteem issues from bullying and being judged for my appearance, and I felt limited in my opportunities to get involved in activities and social experiences. I ended up battling an eating disorder and depression, that to this day I have to fight off daily. I also have been through a very heartbreaking divorce, that as a member of the LDS church was very traumatic for me. This experience caused me to develop PTSD, and unfortunately lead me to fall away from the church and to be disfellowshipped. However, through all of this, I got back up on my feet every time I was knocked down and I kept fighting against the odds. Now, I fight to stay healthy, I...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Lissa Figgins; Founder of Lissa Figgins

thrive thursday Jun 24, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

Did you ever wake up, look in the mirror and wonder where did the time go, how did I get here and where am I going?
That was me the year I turned 40- the wrinkles deepened overnight and suddenly I had a longing in my heart to slow down, be intentional and live well in this next stage of life…but what would that look like?
I had noticed changes in my body after having children and focusing on their needs for many years… and I knew that in this next decade I was going to need to get to work on me or time and gravity would do their job. 
I was ready to embrace the fact that I was aging, but wanted to do it gracefully.
And then there was this emptiness, knowing that as my kids were getting older, my role as mom would change…and who was I anyway? I felt like I had been so focused on getting through the days that I had forgotten to keep working on me – my gifts, passions, and...

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The art of letting go to show up for your life!

podcasts Jun 18, 2020

Wow! The conversations in this episode blew me away! Are you struggling to show up in life? Listen to this episode! Jessica Bargenquast was so courageous with the profound wisdom she shares about self-sabotaging that we all tend to do, and how making the effort, whether you are scared of not, to show up on camera and share your message will change your life and the lives of others. Thank you Jessica for your bravery to create a community of Lady Changemakers, and have a directory where women can SHOW UP! Jill shared her deepest experiences with growing up and how her mother and she had a similar relationship that many of us can relate to, "Mom wants me to be this, but I don't know who I want to be yet"....sound familiar? Let go of what doesn't serve you, states Jill. she shared these easy steps to BEGIN!

Step #1: Identify where you are stuck

Step #2: Write down "If only I could X, then I could X"

Step #3: Write! Journal those thoughts and you will see your answer!!

Jill Sherer...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Sara Miller President of Marquis Projects Inc.

thrive thursday Jun 16, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

As much as I wish I were ‘here’ sooner, struggling through my 20’s and 30’s has made me a fighter. Learning my strengths, voice, and how to show up. Especially as a girl in construction and sports; finding my place as being a challenge. 

I started my business 2.5 years ago when I was let go from a position I adored. My ego was bruised, I was sad, but needed income. I called everyone I knew and started my business. Suddenly I was all in as an entrepreneur. 

 

What message do you promote?

I truly believe that being authentic, including showing your vulnerability allows you to connect with others. Just being the best you can possibly be. 

 

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

I try to be genuine, kind, and in the moment as much as I can. Show other people that they have their own power, and allowing themselves to show it will strengthen...

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Iconic Women Healing our World

podcasts Jun 12, 2020

Today's conversation is VERY powerful as Dr. Carolyn Candido and Laura Marcos share how we can all heal ourselves and the world by choosing to empower ourselves and our health journey. Laura shared that we cal all control our reality. She talks about "playing in the garden of healing" and how we are intuitive beings. We need to listen more, be present more, be true to ourselves, and humbly use this as the empowerment vehicle to using our voices to be heard. Carolyn shared in-depth pillars of your empowerment health journey as steps:

Step 1: Optimize your gut

Step 2: Remove toxins

Step 3: Balance your hormones, thyroid, and adrenals

Step 4: Get adequate sleep

Step 5: Move!

Listen to the full stories of how you can connect with them, their resources, and receive the assistance you need to empower your health journey,  lead the life you desire without fear or panic but with healthy choices and belief in the healing that your body was built to produce.

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Carmelle Crinnion Founder of Sanctum Healing

thrive thursday Jun 10, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

Three marriages, three divorces, four incredible children. I knew this life required me to be a mother first and foremost but had no idea what was beyond that, I didn’t even desire anything really. I worked part-time in the fitness industry which I loved and had no inclination to ever work in the “real world’. 

It wasn’t until 11 years ago when my mental and physical health in my last marriage escalated that I sought counseling. Then I discovered kinesiology, then spiritual healing with kinesiology. My soul woke up and began speaking with me after all these years! I learned the modality of kinesiology to use on my personal training clients and while doing this, I awakened the healing gifts I carried. I am a healer, and I didn’t know it. I have been doing this for over ten years and am now on the verge of a monumental shift into writing books of my experiences,...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Latosha Davis VP of Epworth Children & Family Services

thrive thursday Jun 10, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today? 

I was born in Freeport, a small town in Northern Illinois.  I love this town.  If you are from the area, then you know us as the home of the Freeport Pretzels (our high school mascot).  There are so many great things I can say about this town that gave me a strong foundation which has led me to my continuous success.  For starters, my family is there. I consider my family to be more than just a group of individuals related by blood.  My family includes my mentors, accountability partners, cheerleaders, and support system.  While I can never minimize the impact of male role models in my life, I was surrounded by strong women such as my mom, aunts, cousins, and sister who always supported me in the challenges that come when reaching for your goals.  Being from a small town gave me constant access to these very important individuals.

As an ‘80s baby,...

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