#Thrive Thursday: Meet Carol Benson, Bestselling Author & Joy Launcher

thrive thursday Aug 05, 2020

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

Admittedly, I am a lifelong learner. Yes, I have meandered around different paths and bends in the road to becoming ‘unapologetically’ me. I used to believe I was too much energy and had a lot of categories of “I’m not enough___” to support my flawed (and perfect in the moment) perceptions about myself. LOL! 

Life can be both precious and absurdly amusing if you take the time to notice any directions pulling you. My professional background is diverse as a speech-language pathologist, speaker, author, trainer, and coach. I began my business, “It Doesn’t Feel Like Work” five years ago with my life partner, Paul. Freed up from being in an expected box of ‘should,” I’m spreading “The Joy Code” to upgrade perceptions and to become a better version of you.

 

What message do you promote?

I am committed to championing...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Kirsten Blakemore, Success Coach and Author

thrive thursday Aug 05, 2020

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

After spending a couple of decades working in small and large corporations, I felt I was not living my purpose.  In my last year working in a stressful corporate culture, my colleague and friend of ten years took his life due to the pressure he experienced.  It seemed people tried to cope with his loss by ignoring it.  I decided I needed to take a sharp turn in my life.  Although I had my Master's in Psychology, I knew I didn't want to be a therapist as my life's work. If nothing else, I knew I wanted my friend's life, and death, to matter.  

Life has provided growth opportunities when I needed it most.  Within a short time, I found a coaching school, was certified, and immersed myself in coaching.  I joined a firm that afforded me the opportunity to coach, consult, and facilitate groups where cultures suffered.  

This line of people-centered work...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Heather Crider, Heather J. Crider & Co.

thrive thursday Jul 29, 2020

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

My life experiences have been many.  Full of death, divorce, depression, and disappointment.  But through those experiences, I’ve been able to become a better version of myself to share my gifts with others and to help them find success, fulfillment, joy, and well-being. (and yes, finding ways to make massive wealth too)

Growing up I thought success meant if you worked hard, got a good job, and dedicated yourself you would be ‘happy’.  So I did those things, was successful by society standards, but wasn’t very happy. When I was the most financially successful, I was the most miserable. It was when I realized I was looking in the wrong places for happiness and success. When I started truly searching within for my own strengths, values, beliefs, and clarity; THEN I was able to start to have contentment and fulfillment AND make a difference in other...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Joan Michelson; Speaker, Coach, Managing Editor

thrive thursday Jul 29, 2020

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

As a native New York City girl with a dad who was a brilliant wordsmith, creative ad man, and principled entrepreneur, I evolved (so far) into a combination journalist and business communicator who infuses every story, interview or creation with a love of language, artistry and a passion for making a difference. As a woman who navigated a variety of societal and professional (conscious and unconscious) forces against strong career- and business-women, I put raising the visibility and influence of talented women at the top of my priority list.  I’m delighted that work has evolved to include coaching women to help them find and realize the best professional expression of themselves, as well as a podcast of interviews with remarkable women innovators making the world a better place.

 

What message do you promote?

“Find a way”

 

In what capacity do you...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Randy Peyser, Owner Author One Stop, Inc.

thrive thursday Jul 21, 2020

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

I stood off the 101 Freeway in Mill Valley, California at rush hour on a Wednesday. I wore a dress, heels, and makeup. I held up a giant cardboard sign as the cars passed by. It read, “Author Seeks Publisher.” That night, a publisher called me. He offered me the job of Editor-in-Chief of his national magazine. 

It was my dream to have a career as an author. I had written my first book, “Crappy to Happy,” and had been searching for a publisher. When nothing was left in my refrigerator except for the box of baking soda, I had decided to do that stunt above. It was a sheer act of bravery, as I was a shy person at that time. (I called this stunt my “random act of chutzpah,” or in my case, it was a “Randy act of chutzpah.”)

Running that magazine increased my credibility in the eyes of publishers. In time, I was able to enter the book publishing world,...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Erin Lehr, Kpi Bookkeeping & Consulting

thrive thursday Jul 21, 2020

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

I worked for 17 years in the restaurant industry in management roles for both corporate restaurants and independent owner/operators.  My last seven-year stint was with an independently chef-owned restaurant. It was the best education I received in running a small business with a lot of moving parts. I was taking care of the behind the scenes business operations while wearing many hats, HR, bookkeeping, inventory, marketing, & payroll. When you work in an industry with a very tight profit margin, your income and costs are everything to the success of the restaurant.  Every day, I had to know what our costs were, what our projected sales were, and if we needed to make changes that day based on current trends. When I left the industry, I quickly realized that a lot of small and large corporate businesses did not pay attention to or know their numbers.  I wanted to change this. ...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Rocio Vivanco Van Korlaar, of Wasi Investments

thrive thursday Jul 15, 2020

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

I am the owner of Wasi Investments, LLC, a fully diversified real estate investment company. I live in Orange County, CA, and I have mastered long-distance investing. My main territories are Las Vegas and Indianapolis, among others. I flip houses and own a portfolio of rental properties of single and multi-family units. I also own short term rentals, commonly known as Airbnbs. After the 2008 recession, I was motivated to change careers. I had just graduated with a focus in international business with a minor in Chinese. However, I wanted to be more in control of my future. My current career has allowed me to achieve that and more. It is also a testament that a young, female immigrant can lead and provide jobs in a male-dominated industry.  It comes with its challenges, but I have learned to enjoy them. 

I immigrated to America at the age of 17. Contrary to many immigrant stories, I had...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Shari & Kim, Sisters and Business Partners

thrive thursday Jul 15, 2020

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

Shari and Kim are sisters, business partners, and best friends. Both climbed the corporate ladder only to find the view at the top wasn’t what either imagined. They took an unexpected path to entrepreneurship and found their true passion. Now they are on a mission to empower other women to live life on their terms. Shari and Kim created a movement to Kiss Corporate Goodbye to inspire other women to be the best version of themselves.

 

What message do you promote?

Network marketing can be a surprising pathway to have an impact on the world. Everyone deserves total freedom (Time, Financial, and Personal). 

 

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

Kim and Shari have taken an active role in local organizations. Kim is a mentor at Seed Spot for budding entrepreneurs and she started a non-profit, Kids Dojo, a 501(C)3, providing Mountain Biking Camps and After School...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Agnes Loughlin, Practical Visionary

thrive thursday Jul 08, 2020

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

Agnes founded Miracles in Wellness in 2008.  She has a background as a nurse, nurse practitioner, certified in geriatrics, and a  Masters in Nursing through DePaul University.    She developed arthritis.  Reading that the cause of arthritis is unknown in medical textbooks did not resonate with her.  She met these amazing healers along the way because she was open to new ways of seeing herself.    She is certified in emotional healing, Parasite Healing, Theta Healing, Higher Brain Living®,  Potentiate Your DNA and a life coach with The Life Mastery Institute.  She facilitates retreats for women:  Evolving your Joy.  She believes that we are spiritual beings living a human experience. We heal on many levels.  Agnes offers masterminds in creating vibrant health in terms of your longings whether it involves weight or other...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Dawn Bates, Author Coach & Business Strategist

thrive thursday Jul 08, 2020

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

My passion came to life 34 years ago. Once married, and mother to two wonderful boys (and two fur babies), I was running successful networking and software companies in England. After facing my own mortality for a second time, we packed up home and moved to Egypt, where we were gifted the misadventure of the Egyptian Uprising 6 months later. 

That didn’t that stop me from teaching, coaching, and writing my first book Friday Bridge.

I soon came to realize I was missing something, some would say my true calling, living my life on my own terms. I knew that I needed to be near or on the ocean; so I took the leap of faith and created a location free lifestyle. The ocean sings to me and delivers great emotion with each wave, whale spout, dolphin spin, or penguin waddle.

In short, I’m an international bestselling author, keynote speaker, author coach, and mermaid empowering women to live...

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