#Thrive Thursday: Heather H. Bennett, Marketing Strategist

thrive thursday Apr 01, 2021

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

I am adventurous.  I have always had a willingness to try and learn new things, whether that be a sport,  art form, research technique, software, social media, or a leadership development skill.  Being willing to fail and then try again has served me well.  I don’t give up.  I look for innovations and solutions to reach my goals and help others achieve theirs.  Being adventurous to me means having the hope and courage to try something new every day.  

 

What message do you promote?

By finding work you love to do, you will be successful and have the energy, resources, and time to give back and make the world a better place.  

 

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

I am an active Board of Directors Member for two Non-Profits, Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation (supporting deaf/hard of hearing children and...

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#Thrive Thursday: Brook Borup, Owner, @ My Clone Solution

thrive thursday Mar 25, 2021

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

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My great grandfather sold hats in Michigan during the winters of The Great Depression. My grandfather spent his days cranking a printing press for the local businesses. My father remodels homes for now 3 generations of homeowners. Hustle runs in my family line. Staying close to those roots inspires my business choices.

I spent several years in corporate America before returning to my entrepreneur roots. The amount of support I offered executives as a staff communicator would offer fulfillment. Witnessing corporate waste, greed, and red-tape bureaucracy left me disenchanted with the corporate environment at large. 

As I edged towards a career change, I thought back to the sacrifices of my family. We came to accept that sometimes, work had to come first. Every penny contributes to food on the table, lessons for kids, and providing for those we love. What...

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#Thrive Thursday: Michelle Bush, Ph.D. Head of Consulting, Vaya Group

thrive thursday Mar 18, 2021

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

I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a professional leadership consultant/coach…and I’m a lifelong learner.

Growing up, I was curious about everything. In my formative years, I read anything and everything I could get my hands on and challenged myself to get involved in as many clubs, activities, and extracurricular groups I could fit in a given year. I never wanted to miss out on a new experience. I learned valuable lessons from each of them. 

My unending curiosity turned to angst in college when I had to choose a singular course of study that was to establish me on a career path for decades forward. After testing out majors in psychology and business, I was introduced to a field of study, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, that married the best of both worlds and allowed me to study the factors that enable great leaders to do great things in their...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Angela Legh, Author

thrive thursday Mar 11, 2021

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

My story: I was born in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, CA. My dad was an abusive alcoholic; my mom a force of love in the world. 

One morning, when I was coloring in a coloring book, I thought I saw a merry-go-round of dancing lights in the laundry room. The merry-go-round turned out to be a raging fire. My mom got all of us kids outside, but the house was destroyed. I was four.

My sister and I were sent to live with a stranger for two months. Though the family treated us well, the experience taught me I wasn’t worthy of love; I had no value. I felt abandoned by my parents. I grew up not knowing my own worth. I married a man whose method of loving me included disrespect, control, and criticism, meted-out regularly. I valued his and the kids’ needs more than my own and stayed in the marriage for over 32-years. 

I took a government job, but I was lost in the...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Maura Barclay, MCBC Consulting, Soulfuleader

thrive thursday Mar 04, 2021

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

The hardships of childhood emotional and physical abuse drove me to extremes seeking external validation. (bodybuilding champion, Firefighter, Martial artist) I ignored my truth and didn’t trust my heart—I made all my decisions from fear.

This landed me in the hospital with cancer, which is where I finally learned how to surrender my certainty and listen to my intuition. It also introduced me to my connection with Universal loving, intelligent consciousness.  

 

What message do you promote?

The path to power comes from being a world-class CEO of yourself by mastering your emotions. 

The path to freedom comes from trusting yourself.

The path to creating a kind and equitable culture comes from knowing your own worthiness. 

 

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

I help individuals and transformational coaches make peace with their past so they...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Mary Grothe, Founder & CEO What is your story

thrive thursday Feb 25, 2021

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

How much info do you want? Times quite a story to unpack me, but I will keep it brief. I was raised in the performing arts as a triple threat, actor, singer, and dancer. Dancing was my passion of the three. I was on the stage from age 3 to age 18. My parents owned the performing arts school. Unfortunately, they weren’t great business owners, racked up a ton of debt, and we ended up having to flee the small town in Northwest Indiana and “runaway” to Boulder, CO, when I was 14 years old. My parents were poor, and my mom was an alcoholic. The abuse was difficult to bear growing up. I started working full-time and fully supporting myself at age 15 and was on my own by my senior year of high school.

Unfortunately, I got in a car accident 1 month before graduation, and my dream of dancing professionally was shot. I entered into 4 dark years of trying to find myself without my...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Charice Paoli , “Learn To Play” Hockey Director

thrive thursday Feb 18, 2021

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

Growing up as a young student-athlete, I was lucky to have many fantastic teachers and coaches who positively influenced my life. Consequently, they inspired me to pursue undergraduate degrees in elementary and secondary education. Becoming a classroom teacher was a very rewarding journey because I was given opportunities to teach various grade levels and subjects. Most notably, after I completed my graduate degree in computer science, I enjoyed teaching basic coding skills and creating various STEM projects to elementary school students in the final years of my formal teaching profession.

As soon as school ended, I would head off to one of the local rinks to begin a few hours of coaching each night. For me, the ice quickly became an extension of the classroom, and being able to make a career out of hockey and supporting children/teens now is a dream come true. Over the years, I was...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Alice Chun, founder and CEO of Solight

thrive thursday Feb 11, 2021

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

As a little girl growing up in Seoul, Korea, and then upstate New York, I spent many days learning how a simple fold can become structured. Origami forms were taught by my mother, who also taught me how to sew my own clothes. I was always creative, fascinated by design, structure, and forms. I studied architecture at Penn State, where I obtained my undergraduate degree and earned my Masters in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. 

With emerging trends in material technology resulting in smarter, lighter, faster, sustainable fabrication, I started to sew solar panels to the fabric as early experiments for harnessing solar energy with softer, malleable material. I became focused on solar technology and finding ways to create clean energy solutions upon learning my son Quinn was diagnosed with asthma. 

While teaching as a...

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#Thrive Thursday: Rebecca Zung, Esq., Narcissism Negotiation Expert

thrive thursday Feb 11, 2021

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

I was born to a Chinese father who was a physician and a German mother who was an operating room nurse. My parents met at the hospital. I graduated second in my class from high school but then decided to rebel at 19. At that point, I dropped out of college and got married. And then had three children, and by the time I was 23. I had to go back to school and finish college. Then I ended up divorced in my late 20s. To put food on the table and take care of my children, I decided to go back to law school.  From there, I started working for a family law attorney and then started my own practice.  In 2013, I then wrote a bestselling book on divorce and started doing some marketing and media around that. In 2017, totally burned out from practicing family law for so long, I decided to merge my practice with two other partners to focus on doing other things. In 2019, I wrote a second...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Carmen Payne, SOAR! Transformational Life Coach

thrive thursday Jan 28, 2021

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

I was born to a teenage mother who was frog marched down the aisle to marry my biological father. My arrival into this world was scandalous for my very Mediterranean Roman Catholic family back in the early ’70s. My family at the time were recently emigrated from Malta, living in England. Shortly after my sister was born, about 18 months later, our parents moved back to Malta. This was short-lived, as my father was abusive, and our mother made the decision to move back to England to have the support of her family. Just before my tenth birthday, my mother was killed crossing the road leaving my sister, and by this time, our baby brother and I orphaned. After being in the foster care system, we were eventually adopted by our mother’s sisters and their husbands.    

This whole experience formed who I am today and how I show up in the world. 

 

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