How to be successful in life with being the BEST YOU!

podcasts Jan 08, 2020

Join me this week as we interview two amazing individuals that have the recipe to share for your success.

 

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Michelle Tinsley: Co-Founder & COO of Yellowbird

thrive thursday Jan 02, 2020

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

I’ve always been someone fueled by challenges.  After my undergrad at University of Oregon (Honors college, dual degree in Marketing and Finance) I started working at Intel Corporation in Oregon as a financial analyst.  My desire to continuously learn and add more to my plate was a great fit with the company culture. In 1996 I decided to pursue an evening MBA so transferred to the Phoenix facility that was ramping at the time.  I completed the MBA in 1999 and decided I wanted to continue to broaden my experience outside the company. I joined the Tempe YMCA BOD and eventually served as Chair. I also in 2001 took an assignment in Copenhagen, Denmark as Controller proxy for an acquisition.  I loved the opportunity to live and work in an international setting- and learned the most in an intensive eight month assignment.  

By 2011 I was ready to move...

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Love what you learn and learn what you love

podcasts Jan 01, 2020

Are you tapped out? Feel like you are running on fumes and can’t figure out how to love what you do?

 

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Miiko Shaffier, Author, teacher and Mom of 9

thrive thursday Dec 26, 2019

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

I'm a mom of 9 children. When I was pregnant with my ninth, I was on strict bed rest for about five months. During that time, I wanted to find a way to provide something of value, but I had very limited mobility. My husband is a tour guide who does live broadcasts of his beautiful tours of Israel. I realized that, by using technology, I could create something of value while stuck at home. I asked myself what skill I could share with others. I decided to teach the Hebrew alphabet. It’s something I love to do, anyway.

I was pretty nervous about doing a live broadcast (something I’d never done before) teaching Hebrew reading in an original style (something I was creating in real time.) It was a pretty immediate success and Periscope is a really lovely live broadcasting app. I love the medium and I love getting to know the most unexpected people from around the world.

My book “Learn...

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#ThriveThursday: Meet Donna Wojcik, Artist, CEO and Entrepreneur

thrive thursday Dec 19, 2019

Meet Donna Wojcik, Artist, CEO and Entrepreneur

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

I don’t know about awesome - some awe maybe. We all have a unique, long story - especially if we have been working for years and years. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity throughout the years to be creative in every aspect of my life. I have a very positive spirit and believe that it is important to share this spirit as often as possible, with everyone I have the honor of meeting. 

My story is your story, and every woman's story. We learn the hard way, we fight for what we need to, we love and show and share this as much as can. We succeed and we fail. We are real and significant. I don’t know that we ever give ourselves as much credit as we should, that is why we need each other. What is really awesome is that we are all in it together - and this understanding helps us muster the strength and fortitude that we all possess...

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Life is happening for you, not to you!

podcasts Dec 18, 2019

Join me this week as we interview two humble women that do most of their work behind the scenes!

 

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BUSINESS: 5 Ways to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

business Dec 13, 2019

5 Ways to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Esme Oliver

Ever since I graduated from college, I have worked in high-pressure environments with a lot of powerful men.  The vast majority of men who I interacted with on a daily basis were my superiors. I have worked in Congress, law firms, a Fortune 100 company and a startup throughout my career. As different as each job sounds, I had one thing in common at all of them. I was at the receiving end of sexual harassment at each job.

 

Believe it or not, I can say that I have been sexually harassed at almost every job I have ever had. However, in the wake of the #metoo movement, this fact probably won't surprise you or anyone else.  Although I was young and naive when a lot of this happened, upon the precipice of 40, I did eventually work up the courage to file a lawsuit against my harasser -- and I won. This was a daunting undertaking, but I realized it was something I personally needed to do. Quite simply, it...

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#Thrive Thursday Meet Megan Redzia, Executive VP, Partner, Mother, Wife & Powerhouse!

thrive thursday Dec 12, 2019

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

I am the Executive Vice President & Partner of 3E Public Relations – a public relations, social media and content marketing agency based in New Jersey, where I was born and raised. I grew up with a passion for creative writing that my parents encouraged by reading and critiquing my poems and short stories and submitting them for writing contests. In high school, I served on the editorial staff of our student newspaper and developed an interest in journalism. With my eyes on a career writing for a major newspaper or national magazine, I headed to Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT as a journalism major. During my sophomore year, I registered for a PR 101 course – a mandatory prerequisite for all communications majors. My professor had worked for numerous agencies throughout her career and had a passion for the field that was infectious. She motivated me to take more public relations...

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PHILANTHROPY: Five Clear-Cut Ways to Achieve PR Success

philanthropy Dec 11, 2019

Five Clear-Cut Ways to Achieve PR Success
Learn the secrets to standing out in a nonprofit world

Written by: Rochelle Brandvein

Comparing yourself to others is normal. You might wish you were taller like your friend Randy or could stay as fit as your friend Beth. But what about measuring your work success—particularly in the nonprofit world—to those who are killing it via publicity and always seem to be on the evening news…and interviewed by amajor podcaster…plus featured in a national publication? How is it possible that the media are covering your competition with so much zest while you watch from the sidelines without so much as a single nibble?
The Haves and The Have Nots
Don’t covet the larger nonprofits, which may be graced with a marketing person (or even team) who gets their name in the spotlight. Their size and resources shouldn’t keep you from achieving recognition for your own
solid work. Stop making excuses and start making headway....

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BUSINESS: How Can Facilities Managers Improve Sanitary Waste Practices?

business Dec 11, 2019

How Can Facilities Managers Improve Sanitary Waste Practices?

(From our friends oversees)
Now that climate change has become harder to dismiss, many of us are more aware of how human activity impacts the environment. This gradual surge in awareness has targeted all aspects of life with an amplified call for changes in behaviour. Even small aspects of our daily routines can be harmful to the environment.  The sanitary sector is certainly not exempt from this and many women may take the creation
and disposal of these products for granted. However, these products can be a huge contributor to environmental damage. The Women’s Environmental Network has found that, on average, a woman will use more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products over her lifetime, which produces a staggering amount of waste. While periods are a reality that we cannot avoid, could we be managing the associated waste in a cleaner, eco-friendlier way? One of the most important things that facilities...

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