Christina Nicholson Former TV Reporter/Anchor Writer, Blogger, Younique Presenter

May 20, 2015 - All Things PR Related with Christina Nicholson

Christina Nicholson is a happily married mother of two who is also a TV news escapee who has stood in hurricanes, reunited families on live TV, and got paid to tour the Versace mansion in South Beach. Christina spent almost ten years in the business doing just about everything in front of and behind the camera.

Now, Christina works in public relations and it’s her job to get people on TV. She's a big success at media relations specifically because of her background - she knows who to talk to and how to talk to them. Unfortunately, this is something a lot of publicists lack because they don't know what it's like to be on "the other side."

  Christina also loves makeup and anything beauty product related, so naturally, she became a Younique presenter. (You have to try the mascara if you haven’t already!) If you haven't heard of Younique before, Christina likes to describe it as a younger, more modern version of Mary Kay or Avon because it is the first direct sales company to capitalize on using social media.

  Christina is also a local and national magazine contributor - writing all the time about so many different things. Christina also has a blog that she posts on about three times a week.

  Christina is also a Make A Wish Foundation wish granter. Christina loves to read, bake, and pretend she's Martha Stewart with some DIY arts and crafts around the house.

 

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Amedeo Gabrielli Co-Founder Gabrielli Truck Sales

 

Amedeo was born and raised on a family farm just south of Rome, Italy on April 2, 1943. He is the 4th of 6 children and he and his immediate family shared a house and the farm with his grandparents and other extended family members.  At the age of 12, Amedeo was trained to be a stone (marble) cutter while his older brother (and now business partner) Armando was sent to live with and uncle in Rome to learn to be a truck mechanic. 

In 1962  Amedeo and his immediate family immigrated to the US and settled in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Amedeo, at the age of 19 continued to work as a stone cutter and 21 year old Armando worked as a truck mechanic. After two years, Armando bought a small repair shop called Jamaica Truck Repair, in Jamaica, Queens.  Later, when both brothers were married with children, Armando asked Amedeo to join him in his business but Amedeo would only do so on the condition that he would be a partner from day one. He always had a desire and the ambition to own a business and now the opportunity finally had arrived.  The brothers came to an agreement where Amedeo would be a partner and he would, over time, pay for half the company.The business grew and thrived thanks to the integrity and old fashioned work ethic on the part of the brothers.  They were also lucky to have loyal customers, many of whom were also recent immigrants with burgeoning small family businesses.

 

 In 1976, Jamaica Truck Repair began stocking and selling truck parts from the Mack Truck company which had approved this fledgling business to become a service dealer, allowing them to sell parts and service trucks. They were now known as Jamaica Mack.  In 1982, Armando and Amedeo bought a failing Mack Truck dealership in the Bronx. They were now a full service Mack Truck dealer which included sales of new and used trucks along with parts sales and truck repairs.  The name of their business was now officially changed to Gabrielli Truck Sales LTD. Armando became the CEO and Amedeo, the President.

Both brothers are married with five children each. All of Armando's children are involved in the family business in various positions. Amedeo has two adult married daughters, Silvana Loiacono and Marisa Gabrielli-Addeo from his late first wife, Anna Maria, with whom he was happily married to for 17 years.  He has four grandchildren.  Both daughters and their husbands work for the company.   Silvana manages all of the Department of Motor Vehicles truck registrations while her husband, Frank Loiacono, runs the Medford, Long Island dealership.  Marisa and her husband, Salvatore Addeo, work in the Jamaica, Queens location, she in the office and he in the parts department.  

After remarrying in 1987, Amedeo had three more children with his second wife, Toni. The younger Gabriellis are still single and currently pursuing their education and other careers. After more than 40 years, Gabrielli Truck Sales continues to expand with a total of 9 dealerships in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Gabrielli Truck Sales now also has dealerships with other truck companies including Ford, Volvo, Hino, Sterling. Kenworth and UDTrucks. They also eventually added another company, Gabrielli Truck Leasing LLC.  The company employs over 400 people and the two brothers are still very much in charge and continue to get along splendidly as brothers and business partners. They plan on eventually turning the business over to the next generation - all educated, tech savvy and with their own ideas of how they are going to make this now large family business continue to prosper.

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Annette McLaughlin Career Coach-360

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY LISTENERS: FROM YOUR HOST: Josephine Geraci

TODAY'S DISCUSSION: STAYING MOTIVATED AS AN ENTREPRENEUR OR JOB SEEKER

 

 

Annette McLaughlin is an experienced career coach, learning professional and human resources strategist. In 2013 she founded Career Coach - 360 which received the 2014 New York State Small Business Development Corporation’s Phoenix Award. Career Coach – 360 focuses on elevating people and organizations to the next level through three service lines: training, coaching and consulting.  Prior to starting her own firm, she was VP of Talent and created Career Advisors, the Outplacement and Coaching Division, for The Response Company, a professional recruiting and advisory services firm specializing in healthcare, technology, accounting & finance, marketing, human resources, legal and banking recruitment. Most recently she was the Program Director for Manhattanville College’s Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness. In  2012, she graduated from Leadership Westchester, a United Way non-profit leadership program providing training for non-profit board members. She is an active community volunteer for education, health, art, environmental and technology initiatives that focus on her personal mission “to educate, encourage and empower anyone to hear options, feel valued and see a better future”.

 

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Gilling’s School of Public Health and holds a MBA in Personnel and Employee Relations from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson’s School of Business.  She has over 25 years of experience working with students and professionals providing coaching, corporate recruiting, leadership training, career advice and strategy consulting.  Since 2008 she has been working with university students and alumni to assist with career development, job search methods and career transitions. She has worked in the fields of corporate recruiting, human capital consulting, and professional services. Her career advice and job market insights have been quoted including mentions in Forbes.com, Inc.com, Westchester Magazine, WSOU (Seton Hall Radio), WFUV radio and University Newsletters.

 

Ms. McLaughlin began her management career at Spherion, a global recruiting and consulting firm. For more than eight years she held several leadership positions including Partnership Director at Goldman Sachs and Director of Global Accounts for the Legal Division.  Her international experience includes business development in Japan and training and executive coaching for Japanese executives for Oak & Associates, a leading executive search firm in Japan.

Contact: consulting.mclaughlin@gmail.com 

 

                                                                                       

                                                                                          

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Kathleen King Founder and Owner of Tate's Bake Shop

The Lady Beind America's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie




Kathleen King, founder and owner of Tate's Bake Shop, began baking when she was just eleven years old, selling small batches of her crisp, buttery chocolate chip cookies off of a fold-out card table on North Sea Farm, her parents' Long Island farmstead.

In 1980, when she was only 21, Kathleen rented a space her mother spotted and opened her first bake shop. She developed a full line of traditional American baked goods, perfecting every recipe herself and baking each dessert from scratch. Named after her father, Tate's Bake Shop is the result of Kathleen's love of baking and keen eye for quality.

Voted the Best Bakery in the Hamptons for many years, Tate's Bake Shop is a destination for locals and tourists alike. Kathleen's personality is in every inch of the store, from the fresh flowers to the carved wooden tables. "People feel very comfortable coming here," Kathleen says, "and that's part of the experience of coming to Tate's Bake Shop. It just goes with chocolate chip cookies and apple pie." With a community of loyal customers and lines that stretch out the door, Tate's Bake Shop is, as the New York Times noted, "worth putting miles on the odometer."

Kathleen continues to raise the bar for herself and the baking community with her award-winning desserts. The recipient of the 2011 Gold sofi Award for Best Cookie, Kathleen's all-natural cookies are sold in gourmet retailers nationwide. As a follow-up to The Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook (St. Martins Press, foreword by Ina Garten), she released her latest baking book, Baking for Friends, in 2012. Baking for Friends offers over 120 scrumptious recipes, along with time-saving tips for the at home baker.

Combining the best of ingredients and a passion for baking, Kathleen King's desserts are truly an American tradition.
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David Brier multi-Award-Winning Brand Strategist

 

 

David Brier is a multi-Award-winning brand specialist whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Adweek, INC, Fast Company and numerous other publications.

With over 350 international awards, he has designed brands for nearly every industry including Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and vocalist Bobby McFerrin as well as the New York City Ballet.

With over 700,000 views worldwide online of his Slideshare presentations on Branding, David is one of the leading specialists in branding and rebranding helping companies turnaround their brands or reclaim lost ground in today’s fast-moving business world.

Fans of the hit TV show Shark Tank will appreciate that one of the stars and investors of that show, Daymond John, wrote, “David Brier is brilliant with branding.”

A native New Yorker, he is known for his quick wit and his keen insights that cut throughout the clutter to help companies defy gravity and rise above the noise.

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How One Community Comes Together To Support A Family In Need

Today's show talks about how Bill Cardone, a sceintific director of a  Long Island pharmaceutical company was diagnosed with a brain tumor and how his family has been coping with the illness. Bill's wife, Sue Cardone Pays It Forward to you with life lessons she's learned during the past 20 months.  Guest Celeste Pezzano discusses how the community has put together a fundraiser to help the Cardone family duing this very difficult time.

Cardone Family Fundraiser Details:

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Place: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery - 1660 Rt 25A Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Questions: Josephine@PayingItForwardRadio.com

 

Bill Cardone Reaches for Bell to Signify Completion of Treatment

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Allen Vayesberg Founder of School of Human Potential, Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach

 

 

Allen Vaysberg is the founder of School of Human Potential and a successful entrepreneur who within the IT consulting industry
built several multi-million dollar businesses.  Although he was living the "American Dream", deep inside he knew something needed to change because even with all his successes, he still felt unfulfilled. Thus he began his transition away from IT.

He discovered that in order to live a fulfilled life he needed to pursue his soul's purpose. By taking charge of his destiny and following his dreams Allen finally found peace and felt complete. Today he inspires individuals to live their essence and assists them in re-calibrating their lives. He does so through many different mediums including his coaching practice "Recalibrate Your Life".

Allen is a Motivational Speaker, Syndicated Talk Show Host, Life Purpose Coach and Best Selling Author. His weekly radio program "School of Human Potential" brings guests ranging from Lisa Williams to Yakov Smirnoff and everyone in between.

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Francine Tesler Psychic Medium

Live show Wednesday April 16th 10 AM est internet radio show Paying it forward with Josephine Geraci http://www.toginet.com Feel free to call in and ask Francine questions  at 903-787-5880903-787-5880.

Everyone has a psychic ability. Basically we all receive information in different ways. Some people get dreams, some people see images, hear things, feel things etc. The more that we pay attention to these feelings the stronger the ability becomes. If one ignores their abilities it becomes dormant and may fade away.

For me I see images, hear things, feel things and the dead talk to me. Being a MEDIUM I cannot just press a button and make it happen. As far as the communication with those on the other side. There is no special phone number to dial up to God and ask to connect to a loved one. " It is not Burger King". We cannot have it our way! Keep in mind if someone is quiet in this life, the same rings true on the other side. Also the opposite, if someone was loud here, they are usually loud on the other side.

There is no particular order for the way that the information comes to me. I am dyslexic, and have ADD. So basically it is a giant puzzle board that I try to put together for my clients. "Very much like how children daydream." However, each puzzle is specific for that reading and/or that person. A lot of what I get is symbolism with real images. I also do medical intuitive work. I had a reoccurring dream ten years ago, that my dad was pregnant for three months and he was getting a c-section. Later on it turned out that he had to have triple hernia surgery done. So basically he looked pregnant. The symbols in the dream contained the message about my father’s upcoming surgery.

Also, please understand that no one can tell us how long we are going to live and there is no such thing as magic or spells or curses, etc. If there were Practitioners like me would be millionaires.

Francine Tesler
franfuture@aol.com

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Bill Corbett, Jr. President of Corbett Public Relations

 

 

 

 

William “Bill” Corbett, Jr.

President

 

Bill Corbett Jr., is the President of Corbett Public Relations, Inc., “Long Island’s Public Relations Firm.”  The firm specializes in media relations, personal branding and LinkedIn consulting. Using experience, skill, creativity and personal media contacts, the firm secures valuable media coverage for Long Island based clients and businesses from across the nation. This year alone the firm’s clients have been covered by Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNNMoney.com, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AP, Newsday, Long Island Business News and hundreds of other media outlets.  For close to 25 years Bill Corbett has been assisting businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs and nonprofit groups to grow their organizations and personal brands. His clients include major brand name franchisors and franchisees, national companies, small businesses, trade show producers and exhibitors, business-to-business groups and events, large financial institutions, professional associations, nonprofit service and charitable foundations, green building industry and government entities. 

 

Bill has carved a name for himself in the competitive world of media relations, social media and personal branding. He is the creator of the Grow Your Personal Brand program and is a recognized expert in the field of media relations and personal branding.  He frequently writes articles and is interviewed by the media on LinkedIn and social media topics.  He provides hundreds of tips and other free marketing advice to small business owners, professional practices and entrepreneurs through his Twitter account, @wjcorbett, his Facebook Fan Page, Corbett PR, his blog Grow Your Personal Brand and through his Grow Your Personal Brand LinkedIn Group.  Bill offers seminars and workshops on personal branding, media relations, community affairs, green marketing, reputation management and crisis communications.

 

 

Corbett Public Relations, Inc.

111 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11001

Telephone: (516) 775-0435 ext. 1  

Cell: (516) 428-9327 

E-mail: wjcorbett@corbettpr.com

 

Website: www.CorbettPR.com 

Blog: www.corbettprblog.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/corbettpr

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/corbettpr

YouTube:  www.youtube.com/corbettpr

Twitter @wjcorbett  @liprguy

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April Whitlock CEO & Majority Owner , Fundanoodle

April is a graduate of Duke University and began her career with Grey Advertising in Chicago. She caught the entrepreneurial bug and returned home to Charlotte as the 32nd employee and 7 year veteran of LendingTree.com. In 2006, she launched the Charlotte office of Mom Corps, a start-up focusing on career and professional development. Two years later, April was recruited by Carolina Pad to develop and launch the Studio C brand and the company’s first ever consumer marketing campaign. April took over the management of the Fundanoodle product line in 2011. In 2013, she successfully raised capital to establish Fundanoodle as an independent company.

April resides in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, her three daughters and their sweet Dixie-dog. She is an active volunteer at her church, her children’s school and with local non-profits that support homeless and abused children.

Watch April as she addresses Queen City Forward Demo Day in November 2013:

 

 

 

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Bob Hubbard Co-Owner of Hubbard Family Swim School

 

 

 

Guest: Wednesday March 26, 2014

 

 

Bob Hubbard has 8 children and 16 grandchildren with his wife and co-owner of Hubbard Family Swim School and Hubbard Summer Sports Camps, Kathy Hubbard. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and developed his passion for swimming while working as an ocean lifeguard in the summers.

 

Bob received a B.S. in psychology from Xavier University and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati.

 

After varying careers in the business world, in 1998 Bob and Kathy founded Hubbard Family Swim School, operating out of various rental locations. In October 1999 they opened their first indoor swim school in Phoenix. They now operate four swim schools (3 in Arizona and one in Ohio) and four summer camp locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.

 

Bob has been involved with the United States Swim School Association (USSSA) since 1998, serving on their Board of Directors for seven years and as vice president from 2003-2005 and president from 2005-2007. He was re-elected to the USSSA Board of Directors in 2013. Kathy Hubbard is currently chairperson of the US Swim School Association Infant Toddler Committee. He and Kathy have been the Keynote Speakers for the 2005, 2010 and 2013 Swim Australia Conference. The Hubbards are frequent presenters at conferences throughout the USA and have spoken internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Sweden.

 

 

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Francine Tesler Psychic Medium

LIVE SHOW to air July 2, 2014

Everyone has a psychic ability. Basically we all receive information in different ways. Some people get dreams, some people see images, hear things, feel things etc. The more that we pay attention to these feelings the stronger the ability becomes. If one ignores their abilities it becomes dormant and may fade away.

For me I see images, hear things, feel things and the dead talk to me. Being a MEDIUM I cannot just press a button and make it happen. As far as the communication with those on the other side. There is no special phone number to dial up to God and ask to connect to a loved one. " It is not Burger King". We cannot have it our way! Keep in mind if someone is quiet in this life, the same rings true on the other side. Also the opposite, if someone was loud here, they are usually loud on the other side.

There is no particular order for the way that the information comes to me. I am dyslexic, and have ADD. So basically it is a giant puzzle board that I try to put together for my clients. "Very much like how children daydream." However, each puzzle is specific for that reading and/or that person. A lot of what I get is symbolism with real images. I also do medical intuitive work. I had a reoccurring dream ten years ago, that my dad was pregnant for three months and he was getting a c-section. Later on it turned out that he had to have triple hernia surgery done. So basically he looked pregnant. The symbols in the dream contained the message about my father’s upcoming surgery.

Also, please understand that no one can tell us how long we are going to live and there is no such thing as magic or spells or curses, etc. If there were Practitioners like me would be millionaires.

Francine Tesler
franfuture@aol.com

 

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Valeri Bocage Founder & Chairwoman of Powerful Women International


Valeri is an expert and go to person to assist people to breakthrough barriers and actualize their dreams while empower others.  Valeri Bocage founded Powerful Women International (PWI) after losing everything she had in Hurricane Katrina in 2005 except her indomitable spirit and vision for empowering others to make a difference.   Now living in San Francisco, California, Valeri has assembled a team of incredible, passionate professionals who have joined her in bringing her dream of a peaceful and harmonious world for our children through the innate gifs and talents of women leaders.  PWI was formed in 2006 and is now connected to approximately 30 cities worldwide. 

 

Valeri is an inspirational and motivational speaker and has been assisting people to breakthrough barriers to live their dreams and empower others for over 20 years. She has inspired and coached hundreds of people globally to fulfill on their passions and life’s work and journey. She has worked with men, women and children and coached, authors, entrepreneurs, parents, students, public speakers, artists and more to expand their vision for their lives and be fulfilled.

 

Valeri’s Topics:

The Power of Your Innate Gifts

Branding YOU

Building Your Power Team

Using Your Obstacles to Win

Finding Your Purpose

 

Message from Valeri: “I love empowering people to live their dream and reach their goals.  It fulfills me to no end to see people excel and their dreams come true. I especially love to see people reach their goals and dreams to make a difference for others”.  

 

 

Valeri at valeri@powerfulwomenintl.com  personal: valeribocage@yahoo.com

 

 www.powerfulwomenintl.com  www.womenoflegacyevent.com   415-742-5239 

 

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Dr. Gerhard van Rensburg Academic Authority with Specialty in Leadership Development, Author, Coach

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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale

 

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and is the author of three books.  The most recent, INSPIRED Business A New Vision for Building Business and Communities stems from a long-held secret: 

 

While on a stretcher with a broken neck, Elinor Stutz heard her family sobbing upon their hearing the surgeon’s prediction of paralysis. BUT at that very moment, Stutz experienced two visions asking “Are you ready for the fight of your life?” and, “Will you learn how to believe, become and empower others?” 

Her story is compelling, inspiring, and leads others directly into knowing how to build a successful heart-­based business.  Stutz maintains if we all keep the tagline “Believe, Become, Empower” in the forefront of our business model, not only will we each become successful but together we may positively impact society.

Stutz also authored the International Best-Selling book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results.” Community Service work teaching job seekers how to sell themselves on interviews led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.” 

 

Stutz contributes to the PersonalBrandingBlog.com plus U.S. News and World Report.  GenConnect.com appointed Stutz as a leading expert, and Open View Labs designated her as one of the worldwide 25 Top Sales Influencers.  Stutz consults and trains worldwide.

 

 

 

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Lila Baltman Owner of Lila Rose Baltman Public Relations

 

 

Originally from Long Island, New York, Lila Baltman is a dynamic and creative publicist who owns Lila Rose Baltman Public Relations in Phoenix, Arizona. Lila specializes in helping large and small businesses in Arizona and across the U.S. with their local publicity efforts. She knows how to successfully get her clients written about in various newspapers, magazines, online websites, and also featured on local TV.

 

Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 1994, she started her career as an arts & entertainment newspaper reporter and freelance writer.

 

Eventually, Lila segued from a career in journalism into public relations and she says that it’s because of her training and years of working as a reporter that helped her to become a successful publicist. She knows exactly how to write and pitch a newsworthy business story to the media that helps to get her clients the positive media attention and effective publicity that they’re looking for.

 

While Lila is able to do public relations work for a wide variety of businesses, the very special and unique niche in public relations that Lila has found for herself is in doing PR work for many children-related and family-related businesses. Her current client roster includes being the publicist for: a gymnastics and dance center, a chain of swim schools, a toy store, an indoor play space, an hourly childcare center, a sleepaway camp, a tennis academy, a painting studio, and more.

 

“Being a publicist and the mom of 3 young children – ages 13, 11, and 6 - I love the fact that I’m able to use my PR skills to help get the word out about top-quality, family-friendly businesses and special events for kids. When I know about something wonderful and newsworthy relating to children, I can’t wait to ‘alert the media’ and let other parents out there know about it too!”  

 

For more information about how Lila Baltman can help your business with local publicity and media exposure in your community, please visit www.lilarosebaltmanpr.com

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Sandra Beck, President of Motherhood Inc., Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

 

 

Sandra Beck is the president of Motherhood Incorporated. As an Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Sandra Beck is as successful as she is busy. The single mother of two young boys has created a

virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources. She is also the author of a wildly successful blog (www.motherhoodvoice.com.)

Author of Motherhood Incorporated, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Working From Home with Just a Computer and an Internet Connection, Bouncing with Style,  and Blogphoria – How To Reach Millions of People without Spending a Dime, Sandra Beck is a powerful voice in the Social Media Arena as a popular Internet Brand Strategist.

Sandra Beck is the host of two Radio Shows: Military Mom Talk Radio and Motherhood Talk Radio.  She has produced over 145 episodes and has been a guest on 37 other radio shows on various networks.

An active contributor and participant in many charities, Sandra Beck strives to make the world a better place for today’s and our future’s children. Near to her heart are Toys for Tots, World of Children and Children Uniting Nations.

Sandra Beck was born in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York. She attended Northwestern University and earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and her Master’s Degree in Advertising.

Check out all of Sandra’s sites at:

www.motherhoodincorporated.com

www.motherhoodinc.com

www.motherhoodvoice.com

www.militarymomtalkradio.com

www.motherhoodtalkradio.com

www.sandrabeck.com

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Robbie Ann McPherson Tarot Card Reader with Great Biz Tips

        

 

Robbie Ann's twenty years of journalism and public relations experience has taken her through corporate communications, television reporting, media relations, teaching public speaking, writing, editing, broadcasting production, crisis communication and developing public relations strategy.

Her personal life experiences have led her through many trials and tribulations, and she credits her sense of spirituality with surviving her parents ugly divorce, a difficult adolescence, and the suicide of her teenaged brother and loss of all four of her grandparents within a five year period in her early twenties.

Robbie Ann’s Tarot readings are often focused on navigating the emotional challenges and crossroads moments in life, and making decisions from a point of strength. 

She is careful to acknowledge that she is not a professional psychotherapist, and does not dispense medical or mental health advice; she is a big proponent of professional therapy from a qualified provider as a healing tool.

Robbie Ann considers herself a spiritual coach, with one foot in the pragmatic and one foot in the ethereal.

A lifelong music lover, songwriter and singer, she also performs locally in Studio 54, a dance band.
          She has worked and lived in Montana, Los Angeles, and New York City, and has returned permanently to her hometown in Buffalo, New York.

          She runs a public relations consultancy in Buffalo, New York, and offers Tarot readings by appointment.

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Dominick Domasky Author: Don't Double Bread The Fish

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Suzanne Glover on 1-15-2014

Suzanne Glover, author of the “Effective Positive Thinking E-Program” says all of the self-help gurus out there say “positive thinking” is the force that motivates satisfaction... yet for YEARS, you have been led down the positive thinking path only to be left wanting. There is a step beyond positive thinking and Suzanne Glover has combined all of her years of practical application to bring you THAT STEP!

LET'S TALK WITH SUZANNE AND LEARN THE MISSING LINK THAT MAKES YOUR LIFE WORK!

 

SUBJECT FOR SHOW:  How to Create a Successful Mindset for Business by Overcoming the Blocks to Success that Are Holding You Back from Getting What You Want From Life.

 

WEBSITES:

 

http://effective-positive-thinking.com

 

http://suzanneglover.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Twitter:         http://twitter.com/BecomePositive

Facebook:   http://facebook.com/EffectivePositiveThinking

Google+:     http://plus.google.com/+Effective-positive-thinking/

 

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Bruce Bachenheimer Pace University Professor of Management --Discussing The Importance of Business Plans

Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management, the Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab and a Faculty Fellow of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management and strategy. He is also the organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition.


Mr. Bachenheimer is a member of the Board and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization's Global Board. He serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica and has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a variety of new ventures. He has been widely quoted in a variety of domestic and international publications, interviewed on radio and television, and spoke on entrepreneurship for numerous organizations, including the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, Kairos Society, and the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and Foreign Press Center.


Mr. Bachenheimer's earlier career includes having served as a Vice President of iQ Venture Partners, an Assistant Vice President of Westpac Banking Corp. and an International Banking Officer for the Bank of Tokyo. As the International Product Manager for MSI, an SBA certified 8(a) firm, he was responsible for the initial commercialization of a high-technology forensic science system. In that position, he conducted business in over twenty countries. He was also the founder of Annapolis Maritime Corp. and the Co-Founder of StockCentral Australia. Other activities include having sailed his 36' boat from New England, through the Caribbean, to South America and back.


Mr. Bachenheimer holds a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University. He spent a semester at Tsukuba National University in Japan as an undergraduate and continued to study Japanese at N.Y.U. after graduating. He later received the McKinsey & Company Leadership Scholarship to pursue an MBA degree, which he earned from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

http://webpage.pace.edu/bbachenheimer

 

 

 

 

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Sari Powazek Owner of The Doll House & Toy Store

Scottsdale Toy Store

 

The Doll House & Toy Store is the oldest family owned miniature, doll and toy store in North America!  We arelocated in North Scottsdale in The Promenade Shopping Center. 

We have plenty for boys and girls to do at our store and encourage play whenever they come and visit! Our lines of toys include educational and developmental toys. We carry an extensive line of puzzles(including family puzzles), Calico Critters, Thomas the Tank, Chuggington, Melissa & Doug, International Playthings, Blue Orange, Breyer Model Horses including barns and tack, and many small, unique companies.

We carry dolls by Adora, Middleton, Madame Alexander, Gotz, Corolle, Manhattan Groovy Girls, Raggedy Anne and Andy. The Doll House & Toy Store has the only Middleton Nursery in Arizona and it is one of the busiest Adoption Centers in the nation.

The Doll House & Toy Store's Scottsdale location is recognized as one of the leading dollhouse miniatures store in the country. The dollhouse, furniture and accessory collections are carefully selected and offer a wide variety of styles and furniture designs, including Bespaq furniture, Southwest furniture, handcrafted artist furniture and accessories, lighting and much more for your dollhouse. furniture and accessories, lighting and much more for your dollhouse. If you are looking for a particular dollhouse or have any questions, please contact us via the phone or email.

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Debbie Glickman from FairyTail Wishes

 

Debbie Glickman is the President and Founder of  Fairytale Wishes,Inc. Fairytale Wishes manufactures an award winning line of all natural aromatherapy sprays for kids to help kids with common childhood fears and anxieties. The most rewarding part of Debbie's experience launching her company is the many letters and phone calls she gets about how her products have helped empower·children to·overcome their fears and anxiety. Find out more about her products at www.fairytalewishesinc.com·

 

 

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Richard P. Farrell , President of Tangent Knowledge Systems

Richard P. Farrell is President of Tangent Knowledge Systems. Having been responsible for sales and business development for nearly 25 years, Richard brings a tremendous depth of experience and results to his audiences. His passionate, provocative and interactive style encourages audience participation, learning, and improvement while providing practical, usable “time tested” information. Richard stresses a non-selling posture that allows the sales person to play the role of a “change agent” rather than a product-centric transactional sales person. 

 

He has worked with a range of companies from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in helping them optimize their performance by assessing their sales people, sales processes, management structure and strategies. In working with his clients Richard has helped identify performance gaps and provided sales plans to help track, measure and execute objectives to increase the company’s bottom line.

Rick Farrell
  

 

Today in his role of President of Tangent Knowledge Systems, Richard continues to actively sell, prospect and manage client relationships in addition to the high performance training and development programs he personally conducts.

 

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Michael J. Russer, CEO, Heart Open LLC Entrepreneur, International Speaker & Author

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Beginning in September of 2011 Michael began a year-long personal transformation that included a diagnosis of prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, follow up intensive radiation treatments and full blown impotence. He considers his resulting impotence to be one of the biggest blessings in his life.  It is because of his impotence that he and his partner discovered an entirely new approach to experiencing levels of emotional and physical intimacy that far exceeds anything either experienced prior to when things were working “correctly”. It is his personal mission in life to serve other couples who struggle with emotional and physical intimacy due to ED, impotence or simply because they have lost their “spark” and use his communications skills to share what he has learned worldwide. Prior to this phase of his life, Michael was a highly regarded international speaker and author about the Internet. His media experience includes keynotes, radio and TV interviews, videos, articles for national publications and voiceovers.

Soon to be released: http://hardlybroken.com

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Cindy Slansky - founder of GreenPaxx

 

GreenPaxx founder Cindy Slansky is no stranger to hard work.  Born and raised in Queens, New York, she was taught by her Italian immigrant/refugee parents to be environmentally conscious out of necessity.  The fourth of five siblings, Cindy grew up poor, in a small apartment with a tiny backyard but nonetheless always had a vegetable garden, composted, and was taught that being wasteful was a sign of disrespect.  Not exactly what you would expect from a Queens girl.  This upbringing set the stage for a relentless work ethic and deep-rooted respect for the Earth.

After graduating from the State University of New York, Cindy began her adult career in retail sales for The Limited Corp.  She quickly turned her retail sales savvy into a lucrative career in wholesale for one of the country's largest womens accessory companies.  There, she grew her revenue to over $10 million annually but always felt like there was something missing in her life, like there was something more she needed to do.  She decided to go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner.  After graduating nursing school at the top of her class, Cindy worked the next four years as an RN at one of the nation's top cardiac hospitals.

It was only after having four children though, that Cindy realized her responsibility for their health and her own.  Combining her sales and health experience, she spent three years researching and developing a line of products geared towards the Eco-conscious health enthusiast.  Her just launched company, GreenPaxx, is dedicated to creating non toxic, multi-function products that replace single use disposable plastics and packaged foods.  She is passionate about creating products with a long lifespan that make healthy living more fun.

Change happens in small steps, and the importance of changing just one habit can have a huge impact on your health and the environment. -CINDY SLANSKY

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Blythe Lipman Author, Parent Educator-Baby & Toddler Expert, , Entrepreneur

You did it! You're the proud owner of an adorable, soft, cuddly, sweet-smelling, smiling, cooing, HUNGRY, TIRED,GASSY, SCREAMING little bundle of joy!!  What do I do now? Where are the instructions?

That adorable soft, cuddly,sweet-smelling, little bundle of joy is now a walking, talking full-fledged toddler whose favorite word is "NO!"  What do I do now? Where are the instructions?

Blythe and her guest experts will provide instructions to make those first years a breeze!!

Answers to all your "How to's":

  • How to get your baby to stop crying.
  • How to get your baby or toddler to go to sleep and stay asleep, so you can too!
  • How to stop your toddler's temper tantrums.
  • How to pick the perfect preschool.
  • How to keep your marriage fun and alive when you have little ones.
  • And a myriad of other topics all parents need to know!

Blythe Lipman, an author, publisher, teacher, caregiver, consultant, keynote, blogger and baby and toddler expert. Blythe is the owner and CEO of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is the award-winning author of Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions, More...Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions,  which are pediatrician- approved, mom and dad  tested!  She is currently working on Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions as well as co-authoring Help! My Aging Parents Came Without Instructions.

Blythe has 25+ years of experience in the field and cared for over 1000 babies. She has helped new and expectant parents gain the confidence they need to enjoy and care for their little miracles.

She has designed, set-up and run preschool infant rooms throughout the country providing turn-key operations. Those including teacher hiring and training, room set-up, health department consultations, as well as writing the parent booklets and training manuals. 

Blythe lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and is the proud mom of Lindsay and Andrew and her two doggie children, Lucy and Desi.

If you would like to be a guest on Baby and Toddler Instructions, please contact me at: babyinstructions@cox.net or call (480)510-1453.

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Tina Forsyth, Ceo, Author, Coach, Speaker, Founder of the International Association of Online Business Mangers and creator of the Automate Your Growth Business School

Having worked online since 1999, Tina Forsyth is a ‘jill of all trades’ when it comes to creating leveraged revenue streams, establishing key systems and building virtual teams to help your business thrive. She is the author of ‘Becoming an

Online Business Manager’, co-founder of the International Association of Online Business Managers and creator of the Certified OBM™ program – the only program of it’s kind to train high-end virtual managers.  She is also the author of The Entrepreneur’s Trap (coming November 2012) and creator of the Automate Your Growth™ Formula where she teaches entrepreneurs her proven step-by-step process to set a strong foundation for business growth. As an entrepreneur and recovering control-freak, Tina is passionate about sharing her experience and helping other entrepreneurs setup the right systems, team and leveraged revenue streams that allow them to stop working so darn hard and have a business that can run without them. (woo hoo!)

 

 

 

It started with the dream of making great money, doing what you love and having lots of time to enjoy it all. But in reality you are buried in a pile of too much work, too little time, not enough help and no light at the end of the tunnel. This is NOT what you signed up for when you decided to become an entrepreneur.

It’s time to run your business so it does not run you!

In this practical and enlightening book, by online business authority Tina Forsyth, you will discover how to:

  • Build the right type of business for you and your goals

  • Eliminate the headaches and hassles of hiring and managing a team

  • Use the 10 key systems happy and successful entrepreneurs rely on

  • Structure your day so that you can get everything done and still have plenty of time off (including weekends!)

 

For more informaton, please visit Tina's website at: http://tinaforsyth.com

 

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Tim MCENENY, Successful Entrepreneur & Author of Unlocking Your Entrepreneurial Potential

 

TIM MCENENY, a successful self-funded entrepreneur, co-founded PurchasingNet Inc. in 1982, which survived and thrived for twenty-eight years. An award-winning innovator, he developed the first Windows-based and first web-based automated purchasing software.

 

Starting penniless, his start-up created software which was purchased by 1,400 mid-to large sized companies to improve their procure-to-pay processes. This was achieved in the highly competitive enterprise software industry without 3rd party funding.

Tim writes a weekly blog analyzing the entrepreneurs appearing on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank. He presents "Sharky Awards" to the entrepreneurs with the best on-air performances. His blog can be found at http://timmceneny.wordpress.com. Tim recently became a regular contributor for http://FreeEnterprise.com, a digital platform for innovative entrepreneurs.

McEneny and his wife, Laurene, have two children and one grandchild. Originally from the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, they now reside in Florida.

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Gail Tolstoi-Miller CEO of Consultnetworx and Speednetworx

 

 

Gail Tolstoi-Miller, a graduate of NYU, has worked in the recruiting field for more than 15 years. She serves dual CEO roles at Consultnetworx, a consulting firm and Speednetworx, a B2B speed networking event company and SpeedHIRE a one-of-a-kind recruiting solution that is rapid, targeted and highly effective.

 

Consultnetworx is a New Jersey-based consulting firm founded by Gail Tolstoi-Miller to provide comprehensive recruiting services, career coaching and counseling, outsourced payroll solutions and vendor management for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. The company also hosts Speednetworx events that enable professionals to interact with others and create business relationships by giving them three minutes of one-on-one conversation with each other before the bell indicates them to move to the next person. In addition to helping put Americans back to work, Gail will be sharing her expertise and innovative networking techniques in a new book, Networking Karma, to be published later this year. Gail's innovative business ideas have singled her out a resource in her field, sought after by the media to share her insights on networking, recruiting, and the job market resulting in her receiving the NJBIZ Top 50 Business Women 2013 award and named as a Finalist for Enterprising Women for 2013 sponsored by Enterprising Women magazine.

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David Pinto Founder of Racher Press (MMR & Chain Drug Review) Part 3

 

David Pinto founded Racher Press in 1983, which publishes two leading trade publications Mass Market Retailers ('MMR') and Chain Drug Review (1978), trade publications specializing in chain mass merchant and chain drug store retail markets. Mr. Pinto has been reporting on mass market retailing for over 40 years. He has a long illustrative background in the retail industry. Prior to founding Racher Press, he was editor of Chain Store Age Drug Edition and editor of Chain Store Age Supermarkets, both leading publications in the 1970's serving the chain drug and grocery trade. He is actively involved with every major drug industry association and is a regular speaker to retail industry and supplier events. Mr. Pinto is a graduate of City College in New York.

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Stephen Mack, Consultant & Prior Franchise Owner

 

 

 

Stephen was born in Manhattan and grew up in Riverdale in the Bronx, New York.  He Moved to Queens after Graduating from High school and attended Queens borough Community College.  He left School to pursue one of his true loves, cooking. He worked as a chef at Houlihan’s and Plattduetsche Park Restaurant.

Stephen’s professional career runs the gamut from owning his own Kirby Vacuum Franchise to being Vice President of Sales for a National circulation Marketing Firm where he worked for eleven years. Currently he is a senior manager at Good Accountants.com He is married and has four children. He is a musician and plays guitar, Bass and drums. He also enjoys Astronomy, chess and still does a lot of cooking.

 

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Garrett (Gary) Garrison - Serial Entrepreneur & Business Owner

                                                    Garrison Fuel Oil of Long Island
                                          Garrison Security
                                          Piping Rock Natural Spring Water
                                          Castaway Recycling




Upon fulfilling his military obligation and discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1964 Mr. Garrison started Garrison Fuel Oil of L.I. and built it into a 30 truck operation over the years.  He purchased several small fuel oil companies and further expanded his operation into a security company, (Garrison Security) a bottled water company, (Piping Rock Natural Spring Water) and a recycling company (Castaway Recycling).  Mr. Garrison sold the last of his businesses in 2006.
   
Mr. Garrison served on many Boards including the Empire State Petroleum Assoc., the Oil Heat Assoc. of Long Island as chairman, Metropolitan Energy Energy Council, Goodfellows of Suffolk County and L.I. Charities. 
  
Mr. Garrison is happily married and presently retired and resides in both Fort Myers, FL and Lloyd Harbor, NY.

Topics to be discussed on today's show:

 1.  Acting on business opportunities that stare you in the face
 2.  Where the concept of full service company came from
 3.  Diversification  - HOw one product companies will tend to
           fail in this new millennium

 

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2/13/13 Steve Repak, CFP®, author of Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training For Your Money

 

 

Steve Repak, CFP®, is a Professional Speaker, Army veteran, and the author of Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training For Your Money. Steve was selected the 1995 Fort Bliss, Texas Non Commissioned Officer of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Communications from Amridge University. Steve has been a frequent guest on Fox and Friends, Fox Business, 700 Club, and CNN Headline News.  Steve has been interviewed on NPR, Bloomberg Radio, Market Watch Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, and many other National and Regional Shows. Steve’s work has been featured in Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, BusinessWeek, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, MSN Money and Yahoo Finance. For more information about Steve and his book you can visit www.dollarsanduncommonsense.com

 

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David Pinto Founder of Racher Press

 

 

David Pinto founded Racher Press in 1983, which publishes two leading trade publications Mass Market Retailers ('MMR') and Chain Drug Review (1978), trade publications specializing in chain mass merchant and chain drug store retail markets. Mr. Pinto has been reporting on mass market retailing for over 40 years. He has a long illustrative background in the retail industry. Prior to founding Racher Press, he was editor of Chain Store Age Drug Edition and editor of Chain Store Age Supermarkets, both leading publications in the 1970's serving the chain drug and grocery trade. He is actively involved with every major drug industry association and is a regular speaker to retail industry and supplier events. Mr. Pinto is a graduate of City College in New York.

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David Pinto, Founder, Racher Press

David Pinto founded Racher Press in 1983, which publishes two leading trade publications Mass Market Retailers ('MMR') and Chain Drug Review (1978), trade publications specializing in chain mass merchant and chain drug store retail markets. Mr. Pinto has been reporting on mass market retailing for over 40 years. He has a long illustrative background in the retail industry. Prior to founding Racher Press, he was editor of Chain Store Age Drug Edition and editor of Chain Store Age Supermarkets, both leading publications in the 1970's serving the chain drug and grocery trade. He is actively involved with every major drug industry association and is a regular speaker to retail industry and supplier events. Mr. Pinto is a graduate of City College in New York.

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Deborah F. Truhowsky, Business Owner, Senior Counsel at the Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah F. Truhowsky is Senior Counsel at the Law Firm of D. F. Truhowsky. Ms.Truhowsky attended New York University, where she earned her B.A. Degree in 1985. Excited by the opportunity to practice law in the area, she remained on the East Coast where, in 1988, she completed her J.D. Degree at Hofstra University, School of Law and was admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut. Deborah then completed a Masters of Law degree in International Business and Taxation from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and in 1990, was admitted to the U.S. District Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

  • Regularly lectures on Nursing Home Neglect.
  • Vice-president of the Long Term Care Community Coalition's Board of Directors.
  • Member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
  • Previously served as Vice-president, 1st Department for the Academy of Trial Lawyers.
  • Previously served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Pursuing her goal to foster consumer rights and streamline legal disputes, she has served as Lecturer on Consumer Rights, as well as Lecturer for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Frequent lecturer on Ethics.
  • From 2001-2003 and 2005, chaired an Ethics Roundtable lecture series for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Has also lectured on Liens in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases.
  • Ms. Truhowsky has been awarded the prestigious AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

 

 

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Dr. Barbara Lavi : Post Traumatic Stress & The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

 

 

Dr. Lavi, a Licensed Psychologist since 1978, worked & trained in the Boston area before moving to Westport, CT in 2000. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Child Psychology & a Doctorate in Professional Psychology.
While in Boston, she consulted to Lawrence, Methuen, Andover & Burlington public schools, was on the staff of Harvard Community Health Plan, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, & was Clinical Director of The Delphi Center of Burlington.
Dr. Lavi founded ACT Now Psychotherapy utilizing her unique active, creative, time-sensitive approach to therapy. Creativity is an integral part of DR. Lavi’s life & her therapeutic approach. Music, dance, writing & crafts are hobbies that have been utilized in her work with children, as well as adults. She also writes songs & has organized creativity enhancement workshops for other writers.
She tailors her work to meet each client’s unique needs. Drawing from a wide range of expertise & experience, she collaboratively develops the best therapeutic plan for each client. Clients are actively involved in the process. Time-sensitive therapy is as brief as possible, but the therapeutic relationship lasts for a lifetime. Depending on the issues addressed, some clients may be in therapy for a few months while others may come for a few years. After completing a segment of therapy, over the years, clients often return for a tune up or to consult about a new issue or life challenge. Each time a client returns, therapy tends to be briefer.
Dr. Lavi works with children & adults utilizing individual, couple, family, & group therapy. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis & EMDR. Her areas of specialization include: divorce, anxiety, fears, phobias, loss, illness & trauma. Dr. Lavi currently maintains a private practice in Weston, CT.
In Dr. Lavi's new book, The Wake Up And Dream Challenge, she teaches the innovative cutting edge techniques that have helped thousands of her clients transform their lives and achieve their dreams. The book also partners with 21 Dream Nonprofit Organizations. One half of the profits are donated to these amazing organizations featured in the book.

 

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Bruce Bachenheimer - Entrepreneurship-Mindset-Opportunity

                                         

 

Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management, the Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab and a Faculty Fellow of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management and strategy. He is also the organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition.


Mr. Bachenheimer is a member of the Board and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization's Global Board. He serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica and has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a variety of new ventures. He has been widely quoted in a variety of domestic and international publications, interviewed on radio and television, and spoke on entrepreneurship for numerous organizations, including the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, Kairos Society, and the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and Foreign Press Center.


Mr. Bachenheimer's earlier career includes having served as a Vice President of iQ Venture Partners, an Assistant Vice President of Westpac Banking Corp. and an International Banking Officer for the Bank of Tokyo. As the International Product Manager for MSI, an SBA certified 8(a) firm, he was responsible for the initial commercialization of a high-technology forensic science system. In that position, he conducted business in over twenty countries. He was also the founder of Annapolis Maritime Corp. and the Co-Founder of StockCentral Australia. Other activities include having sailed his 36' boat from New England, through the Caribbean, to South America and back.


Mr. Bachenheimer holds a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University. He spent a semester at Tsukuba National University in Japan as an undergraduate and continued to study Japanese at N.Y.U. after graduating. He later received the McKinsey & Company Leadership Scholarship to pursue an MBA degree, which he earned from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
http://webpage.pace.edu/bbachenheimer

 

 

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Havona Madama Attorney Turned Entrepreneur: Founder of Tuesdays at Ten and KidKlass

      

 

Havona Madama started her career as a lawyer in Chicago.   Shortly after moving to New York, her childhood dream, in 1999, Havona started a solo practice which she grew into the successful partnership, Madama Griffitts O’Hara LLP, a business law firm representing entrepreneurs primarily in the entertainment and technology fields.   In 2012 Havona left the partnership to focus on entrepreneurial projects.

 After the birth of her first daughter, Stoney, in 2007 Havona began developing creative products to reduce the stress of parenting.  Stoney and Havona own Tuesdays at Ten, Ltd. which is the publisher of the popular Tot Yoga DVD and Stoney’s Shadow, A Triumphant Tale.  They recently released Tot Yoga HD for the ipad and iphone.

 The desire to find the perfect combination of activities for Stoney inspired Havona to develop KidKlass.com, a website which enables parents to find classes in Brooklyn, and Manhattan soon.

 A strong background counseling successful entrepreneurs and a desire to solve problems drive Havona to pursue creative solutions for innovative parenting.

Websites: Kidklass.com, Totyoga.com, Tuesdaysatten.us

 

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Dawn Catherine, Entrepreneur & Radio Host of La Bella Vita

"La Bella Vita" translation "Living a beautiful life" is hosted by Dawn Catherine: beauty and luxury lifestyle expert, beauty coach and entrepreneur. During the one hour live program will cover a myriad of topics. Luxury lifestyle, beauty, fashion, wine, cooking travel, family, business and celebrity talk all with an Italian flair! Tune in on Wednesdays at 12 am eastern/11 pm central

Dawn Catherine is a true beauty & lifestyle sommelier, layering her seventeen years as a beauty & luxury lifestyle expert. A world traveler whose suitcase rarely stays unpacked, she finds beauty in every destination traveled, but it is Italy, where her soul feels most at home. A passion for all things Italian, its art, beauty, culture and wine. A serial entrepreneur she has several businesses including La Bella Vita Cosmetico, bestowing a little taste of Italy and its beauty to her clientele through her luxury beauty product lines. La Bella Vita means "living a beautiful life" and Italians do so exquisitely. She recently launched La Bella Vino, her own brand of Italian red and white wines and also imports Italian luxury goods. Her latest venture as a branding stylist and beauty coach, she helps entrepreneurs find their signature look to best represent their companies "brand".

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Staci Krell Life Style Expert

 

Today's guest will be Staci Krell and we will be talking about:

 

Success Starts with an Efficient Office.

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Mary Jane Saras of Creative Energy Options talks about Gutsy Women's Retreat

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Carly Alyssa Thorne The Transformationlist Muse

 

 

 

Carly Alyssa Thorne
  1. Creator of Transformations Life Center
  2. Creatpr of Transformations Life Coaching
  3. Creator of Transformations Life Productions
  4. Carly has been called “The Transformationlist Muse”
  5. All About Complete Transformations of Mind, Body, Business and Spirit
  6. Educator, Speaker, Wellness and Fitness Expert, Producer, Director, Consultant and Overall Muse
Started out in Organization Management and the Wellness and Health field in 1986 Consulting Businesses, Families, the Entertainment Industry and Individuals on the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection. Carly’s Chief Aim is to Bridge the East and the West using various Methodologies: Multi-Sensory, Multi-Media, Psychology, Philosophy, Theologies, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Feng Shui, Energetics, Organization Management, Structure and Implementation, Conscious Hiring and Policies, Effective Authentic Win-Win Communications using Compassionate Passionate Communications, Team Leadership Building using Conscious Business Collaboration,  and Co-Creating with others using Creative Conscious Co-Creation, and Overall Wellness and Fitness.


Because Carly's background is so vast and unique she has developed a blue print she created that is an incredible balance of various aspects for the Mind, Body, Business and Spirit and takes People and or projects to a whole new level.

A Process that includes taking Clients from Cocoon to Flight™ Thru Learning, Playing, and Growing™ thru Creative Conscious Co-Creation.™ Carly's Daily motivation for getting up each day is her Passion for Creativity, and inspiring, empowering others to Live full out, open, aware, fun, compassionate, passionate, giving, loving, healthy, abundant life's and taking all of that into all aspects of their home life's and work.


Her daily mottos are: Today is a New Day, and I am ready.  Let's Do it, Delegate it or Delete it.  Learn, Play, and Grow each and every day. Be open to all feedback, take 100% responsibility, as we are the Actors, Producers and Directors of our own lifes's.  At the end of the day how I choose to respond and or react is a choice.  No matter what, always move forward fearlessly.
Carly Alyssa Thorne Opened her 1st Conscious Business in 1988 Called Learning, Playing and Growing Inc. back East.  Empowering individuality, thru Arts, Education, Play and Organic Healthy Nutrition and lifestyle. This is where her Passion and Curiosity grew about the the Mind, Body, Spirit Connections working with Children, Hospice and the disabled population of all types and ages. The Spirit of the disabled Empowered her, to also look within and Transform her own conflicts from having grown up with Severe Abuse, illness and undergoing 26 surgeries to date.
Her last Wellness Center was back East in 2002-Celestial Wellness and Fitness Studio. A Boutique Business she created after having lost her Consulting job on Medical Cases for a Fitness Firm she worked for at World Trade Center Tower #2. Having missed the Planes by One Hour, Carly Got Clear on a few things… Life is Precious and I want to Reach out to as Many People as I Possibly Can thru Consulting and Media.
Carly having Signed Numerous NDA’s has worked with Top Speakers, Leaders, CEO’s, Various Productions and Fortune 500 Companies and is now in the process of Writing Several books one of which is her Autobiography “SOS to CAT from Cocoon to Flight” and Launching Transformations Life Center- Hub Central for the Various Tranformational Businesses.
Having Grow up overseas since the age of 5 in Mexico, Venenzuela, and Brazil, and Traveling extensively and having been under the Public eye and; Scrutiny constantly due to family bussiness, she understands and values others Privacy and thus until now has remained a Private Consultant, The Transformationlist Behind the Curtain… Carly is NOW Ready to be in front of the curtain to Create Massive Global Transformations thru her Consulting and Media Platforms.
Be Careful for what You Wish For, Don’t Ask Carly for anything You Truly don’t want to materialize in Your Life… Massive Energy, Passion and Fire, and a Huge Heart… Join her on the Journey as Team Work is what makes the Dreams Work.
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Craig Duswalt

 

 

 

Craig Duswalt

Craig Duswalt is the creator of the RockStar System For Success - How to Achieve RockStar Status in Your Industry.

Craig's background includes touring with Guns N' Roses, as Axl Rose's personal manager, and Air Supply, as the band's personal assistant.

In his presentations, Craig shares numerous stories of his days with Guns N' Roses and Air Supply, and behind-the-scenes encounters with some of the biggest names in entertainment; people like Bono, U2, Metallica, Queen, Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, Liz Taylor, Liza Minnelli, George Michael, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, Elton John, Gianni Versace, Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Navarro, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Michael Hutchense, and a bunch more.

Craig was also an award-winning copywriter, working as a Creative Director for a Los Angeles-based ad agency until opening up his own ad agency, Green Room Design & Advertising, which was named the 2002 Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

Craig combined his backgrounds in both music and marketing, and is now a professional speaker and author, promoting his RockStar System for Success all over the country, teaching entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, coaches and info-marketers how to promote themselves and their business by thinking outside the box at his 4 1/2-Day RockStar Marketing BootCamps every March and September in Los Angeles.

Craig Duswalt also speaks to corporations on how to market like a RockStar, to colleges about drug awareness, and at numerous seminars, associations and conferences on how to use outside the box marketing techniques to attract clients, and how to stand out from the competition by throwing televisions out hotel windows — Like a RockStar.

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Hector Hernandez, Career & Life Changing Champion/CareerAndYourLife.com

 

 

 

Hector Hernandez's career has expanded for over 31 years of corporate experience with IBM as a Global Enablement & Technology Executive. Today he is a Career & Life changing Champion, and has inspired hundreds of  people with his inspirational career and life changing talks based on his personal commitment starting at the bottom of the coporate ladder.

 

Being a minority himself, Hector understands what it takes to commit and succeed. He emigrated to the U.S. with his family at age ten, grew up in South Florida, and applied to IBM seven times before they ever took notice. He started as a tape librarian on  3rd shift; he’s traveled from continent to continent bringing his  energy, enthusiasm, and sensible advice to organizations and individuals across the globe.

 

He speaks on career and life making decisions, predicting your future, and innovation, He not only believes, but he’s proof that you don’t need talent to succeed, but everything else counts.    He’s an inventor, college instructor and has a B.A. in management  from Barry University and Executive MBA in Innovation Commercialization from Florida Atlantic University

 

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Blyth Lipman, Author, Publisher, Toddler Expert, Radio Host & Much More
Sylvia Lafair, Phd, Author & Speaker, Founder of CEO, Creative Energy Options

 

Sylvia Lafair, PhD

 


 

Sylvia Lafair, Ph.D. is President of Creative Energy Options (CEOinc.), a global consulting company that encourages employees and executives to forge new behavior patterns for success by developing healthy and sustainable relationships in the workplace.

 

Dr. Lafair’s programs and executive coaching impact individuals and teams to decrease conflict and increase productivity. Her award winning book, “Don’t Bring It to Work” 2009 (Jossey-Bass), is among the top 20 for emerging leaders. Lafair's research shows that, much as we like to believe that our behavior is entirely rational and governed by our conscious mind, our thoughts and actions are often driven by the roles we learned in our families as children. And under pressure, we tend to revert to old patterns, often creating workplace drama that diverts attention from the business and undermines productivity.

 

As a keynote speaker, workshop leader and webinar presenter, Sylvia engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. She weaves her knowledge about personal relationships and business culture into easily understood messages, using both humor and suspense that leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice.

 

Among her presentations are: “Don’t Bring It to Work: Decoding Office Politics”, “Get the BUT Out of Your YES: Effective Communication Skills”, “OUCH: Resolving Conflict at Work”, “The Creative Edge: Team Innovation,” and “Politics and Drama: Toxic Mix at Work.”

 

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Sandy Jones-Kaminski Author of " I'm at a Networking Event--Now What??

 

 

Sandy Jones-Kaminski is a self-described networking enthusiast and the author of the #1 pick on the Inc.com 2010 Business Book Wish List titled, "I’m at a Networking Event--Now What???" She believes that beyond self-promotion, networking builds community and creates healthier and stronger business environments.

Sandy has been a corporate business development executive, a VP of Networking for one of the largest chapters of a national professional development and trade association, and a Chicago Greeter. As the founder and principal consultant of Bella Domain Media, her mission is to create written and visual content that engages and inspires others to connect to the resources, people, ideas and opportunities that will enable them to achieve their business and professional goals.

Since 2008, Sandy has shared her advice and professional insights on LinkedIn, personal branding and effective networking via webinars, one-on-one business coaching, workshops and by facilitating in-person networking events called Pay It Forward Parties.

You can connect with her via her website at http://www.belladomain.com or via sandy@belladomain.com or 415.613.8508.

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Maria Ross Founder of Red Slice, Brand Strategist

 

Maria Ross is chief brand strategist and creator of Red Slice, a digital elixir of stories and strategies to boost your business, your brand and your brain. She advises organizations on how to craft brands that engage, inform and delight. Maria is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business and the just released humorous and heartfelt memoir Rebooting My Brain. She is a highly sought-after speaker and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and in Entrepreneur, The LA Times, and Seattle Business. Maria lives with her husband, Paul and their Black Lab mix, Eddie, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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David Gussin Creator of Everything Bagel, 516ads.com & 631ads.com
Wed. June 20, 10:00am EST, Jo Ilfeld Successful Business Owner & Business Coach

 

Join us today as successful business owner Jo Ilfeld shares with us how she started a business, sold it and then reinvented herself as a biz coach to share with others how they can become successful just like her.

 

Jo's Bio

After graduating from Yale, and dipping her toes in the consulting field, Jo decided to delve deep into how people make decisions for her PhD thesis in Business from UC Berkeley.  After finishing her PhD in Marketing, Jo joined together with a business partner to start Let’s Go Strolling, an ecommerce site for strollers, baby gear and juvenile products!  Amusingly, Jo thought she knew something about running a business from her PhD, boy did she have a lot to learn!

Jo quickly realized that while knowing the marketing field helps, it’s certainly not enough knowledge to run a small business and especially to make it successful!   Jo realized that in running her online retail business, she was working all the time!   Daily you could find her checking email on her Smartphone while her kids were playing at the park, responding to emails on her open computer while making dinner, and she almost always stayed up late at night to work.

Jo FINALLY began to stop and wonder, “Was this why I started my own business? To work all the time?”  After realizing that she was no longer running the business of her dreams but was instead chained to her email and her computer – she reaching the end of her rope and knew things had to change.  Jo began strategizing and found creative ways to simplify her business and her days.  Through trial and error she discovered the tricks that all successful entrepreneurs already know – when to delegate, how to drop the time-intensive to-dos with the lowest payback, and what easy marketing strategies can bring in thousands of dollars with very little effort.  Surprisingly, Jo went from working 6 days a week to working 3-4 days a week and yet the business continued to grow to sales of over 1 million and she actually earned more money. 

Eventually Jo realized that instead of devoting her work time to running her own business, she would rather help coach other business owners to live the life of their dreams – own a business that rocks and still have the time for a life.  Jo successfully sold her business (during the height of the recession) and is now bringing the same passion she had for running her business to helping her clients succeed in THEIR own business

Jo successfully guides business owners through the process of assessing and putting their strengths to work in their business, as well as using advanced time management tools so they can work smarter, not harder.  Her clients often find they are conquering their stress and business burn-out, growing their business, earning more money, gaining more visibility in their market, all while better balancing their work and life responsibilities.  Because when it comes down to it, Jo believes we start a business out of love AND a desire for freedom and it’s important to fully live into that dream.

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Jill Starishevsky, Asst. District Attorney, Author, AKA The Poem Lady, Founder of HowsMyNanny.com

 

Jill Starishevsky is an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, where she has prosecuted hundreds of sex offenders and dedicated her career to seeking justice for victims of child abuse and sex crimes. Outside the courtroom, Jill's fondness for writing led her to create thepoemlady.com, where she pens personalized pieces for all occasions. Her mission to protect children, along with her penchant for poetry, inspired My Body Belongs to Me, a children's book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching 3-8 year olds their bodies are private. A mother of three, Jill is also founder of HowsMyNanny.com, a service that enables parents to purchase a license plate for their child's stroller so the public can report positive or negative nanny observations. Featured on Good Morning America, Fox News National and endorsed in New York's Daily News, HowsMyNanny.com has been hailed "an honest solution to a tough problem."

 

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Special Two Hour Show Today In Honor of Pay It Forward Day

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         Blythe Lipman 

                                                  

A Note From Your Host: Josephine Geraci 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entrepreneur, Founder of Simply Staci - Professional Organizer

Personal Organizer, Buisness Owner

 

Just like a personal trainer who teaches you different techniques to get in shape.

I teach you ways to simplify & streamline your everyday projects. We ALL have them!

Closet Detox It's time to purge and streamline

It never fails, that when you are in a hurry, that belt, scarf, other shoe, or shirt that you are looking for has become friends with “that missing sock” & you can’t find it. But the next day it has made it’s way back to the closet. How did that happen? And let’s not forget about the handbag and shoes that are toppled on the bottom of your closet.

Stop the Paper Chase MAIL, BILLS, AND EVERYDAY PAPERS, OH MY...

You get the mail. You know what junk mail needs to be tossed out. That's the easy part. But what to do with all those " I need to follow up with that" paper. Then, when you need it, you have to sift through everything to find it. Sifting is for flour, not your papers.

Kids activities It's hard to keep up with all that is going with kids.

Today, they are so involved in so many activities & their schedule is beginning to be as packed as yours. Overwhlemed with keeping up with their forms, report cards, school papers, doctor appts., sport schedules, birthday parties, buying gifts for birthday parties they attend, and other papers/projects that are mixed with all of your stuff?

Home Office: STREAMLINE YOUR PAPERWORK & SAVE TIME! Get rid of those piles of paper and breathe a sigh of relief! Turn your "to do" paper piles into organized files (with labels!).

Bedrooms: This room should be your santuary. Is it?Clear out papers, books, & clutter on nightstands, dressers, & armoires.

Playrooms/Toys Are your children's toys everywhere? Do you have tons of little pieces of toys that are left on the floor. Or do your kids never put anything away. I have created fabulous solutions for children's things, and they will enjoy putting their stuff away. Yup, it's true!


peace, balance, and love

Staci Krell
Personal Organizer/Lifestyle Expert

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Marquesa Pettway DTM, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Radio Host, Business Coach and Business Owner

Marquesa Pettway DTM, a Professional Speaker, Reinvention Expert, SpeakerTalk Radio Host and Business Coach, teaches professionals in transition how to Reinvent themselves and move to that next level. A Life without GROWTH is limited. At some point in every person's life reinvention is inevitable, Marquesa provides the "how" in her Reinvention Roadmap™ and her business boosting programs. As the founder of the Reinvention Group (www.thereinventionexperts.com) Marquesa teaches individuals via corporations and conferences how to handle transition and recreate themselves professionally. Along with her team, Marquesa coaches via teleseminars, speaks at events and oversees membership communities. An in demand clientele for Marquesa are entrepreneurs that want to reinvent themselves. Marquesa teaches and coaches Entrepreneurs "how to" create a profitable business. Marquesa, an award winning speaker, has spoken in every state in the US and a few countries, she’s even been quoted as a guru by The Daily News in New York. To learn more about Marquesa's programs, please visit www.mlpspeak.com

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Diana Ennen - Author & Business Owner

Diana Ennen has been a leader in the virtual assistant industry since opening her business in 1985. She’s the president of Virtual Word Publishing at http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com, where she specializes in publicity and marketing and PR and VA Coaching. She’s the author of numerous books on business start-ups including Virtual Assistant - The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA and So You Want to be a Work-at-Home Mom: A Christians’ Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business. She has been featured in major media including CBS4News, Fox News, CNN, Woman’s World Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and so many more plus works hard to get her clients major media mentions as well. Mother to 3 fabulous kids and a very supportive husband.

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Travis Ray Old Entrepreneur Discussed New Product Coffee Trim
Penny Miller Entrepreneur Creator of Keepsake Bows

 

Keepsake Bows was created by a busy mom looking to simplify her day and gift-wrapping amidst the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season. In the middle of wrapping her daughter’s gift, she wondered why nobody had created an easy way to close a gift bag to conceal her gift from sight. Her idea for a new clip-on gift bow was born, and she hasn’t stopped since.

After experimenting with many materials and designs, Keepsake Bows is proud to premiere our signature products; our Gift Bag Clips and Handmade Clip-On Gift Bows. Our beautiful open bows are a sure way to make any gift elegant in an instant while our gift bag clips securely close any gift bag and can hold a gift card on the bag. They can also be used as place cards, or centerpiece holders and any adornment or embellishment can easily be attached to the top.

We hope you’ll agree that our revolutionary design is at once beautiful and useful!

In addition to our gift bows, we offer various unique gift items on our website, including our own original art Cowgirl series. This line is premiering with two original pieces of artwork as 5”x7” gift cards in envelopes. We plan to expand this line into original canvas and wall art in the near future.

Our company philosophy is to offer unique, beautiful and useful gift items that can be re-used, recycled, and are made of recycled materials as well. We aim to offer green products that beautify and simplify the art of gift giving.

Green Giving

Keepsake Bows is committed to ensuring our products are made from recycled materials as often as possible. We are constantly looking for ways to implement green practices and reduce our carbon footprint as a company and as individuals.

Make Re-Giving cool!

Our products are the perfect item to re-use and re-give. Since our signature handmade clip-on bows are a gift in themselves, re-gifting them or reusing them for other purposes is simple! Share our beautiful bows with your next gift recipient. Keepsake bows are sturdy enough to reuse without worry, unlike more traditional gift bows so help us make re-giving cool! We challenge you!

 

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Tim Mann Author Who Helps Businesses Enhance Productivity & Profitability

Tim Mann is known as  

America’s Uncommon Man”.

He is a recognized as going against the herd, speaking on the topic:

No Thanks, I’ll Skip the Recession.

Mr. Mann is a leading authority on helping businesses enhance their productivity and profitability by taking clients step by step from creating a clear plan of action to growing their businesses in today’s economy.  He successfully left the corporate world and with a shoe string budget started his business consulting company, 9010Consulting.

Tim is highly educated with degrees in Business Administration and Computer Networking along with certifications in human behavior.

He co-authored the book Discover Your Inner Strength with Dr. Stephen Covey and Dr. Ken Blanchard.  In addition he co-authored the E-book: No Thanks I’ll Skip the Recession with Mark Victor Hansen and Brian Tracy.

He has made several appearances in the Media including the Greg Mantell Show, Out of the Rough with Fred Arnold, CBS Radio, Sharp Radio and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Tim empowers his audiences and clients to declare, No thanks, I’ll skip the recession and get back the American Dream they once had.

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Life Enhancing Steps Towards Your REINVENTION

Marquesa Pettway DTM, a Professional Speaker, Reinvention Expert, SpeakerTalk Radio Host and Business Coach, teaches professionals in transition how to Reinvent themselves and move to that next level. A Life without GROWTH is limited. At some point in every person's life reinvention is inevitable, Marquesa provides the "how" in her Reinvention Roadmap™ and her business boosting programs. As the founder of the Reinvention Group (www.thereinventionexperts.com) Marquesa teaches individuals via corporations and conferences how to handle transition and recreate themselves professionally. Along with her team, Marquesa coaches via teleseminars, speaks at events and oversees membership communities. An in demand clientele for Marquesa are entrepreneurs that want to reinvent themselves. Marquesa teaches and coaches Entrepreneurs "how to" create a profitable business. Marquesa, an award winning speaker, has spoken in every state in the US and a few countries, she’s even been quoted as a guru by The Daily News in New York. To learn more about Marquesa's programs, please visit www.mlpspeak.com

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Kathy Korman Frey Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Community Leader, Educator, and Curriculum Developer is the Founder of the Hot Mommas® Project

 

Kathy Korman Frey
Founder

“She awoke to siren-like ring of her phone on the bedside table. “3.00 am” glared through the darkness from the alarm clock. “This can’t be good,” she thought. While handling one personal crisis after another, how would she ever find time to grow her business? Her personal obligations were in a constant death match with her own self-confidence and goals.”

This is a typical start to a Hot Mommas® Project case study, a new generation of teachable story and virtual mentor for women and girls. Kathy Korman Frey, an award-winning entrepreneur, community leader, educator, and curriculum developer is the founder of the Hot Mommas® Project: The world’s largest collection of women’s case studies. The power of story is digitally delivered in this free, cutting edge, crowd-sourced online library driven largely by women in social media. The Hot Mommas® Project is the recipient of a Coleman Foundation Case Award and has been profiled by The Washington Post Magazine, NPR, and featured in Prentice Hall textbooks through which winning Hot Mommas Project cases are distributed globally each year.

This research side of the Hot Mommas Project (HotMommasProject.org) is housed at the George Washington School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence and represents Frey’s work as part-time faculty and Entrepreneur in Residence. She teaches Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, which is the recipient of a National Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award.

In 2010 HotMommasProject.com was launched to bring the valuable research library of women’s case studies to the public. The Hot Mommas Project “Sis U” seminar series measurably increases confidence and key success factors in women: 66% in three hours, and 200% in a full length program. Imagine being able to walk into a room thinking one way, and walk out thinking another way. This the Hot Mommas Project Sis U goal. So far, it’s working. A digital classroom is launching in 2012.

The polar opposite of ”digital” was taking place 25 years prior when Frey (then Korman) was filling large paper three-ring binders on the Virginia State Senate floor as a page. She was living at the Marriott, walking down Broad Street in Richmond each day, and doing her homework at night after work. A few years later, upon graduating the University of Virginia with an English degree, Frey serendipitously wound up in the business consulting world. The firm was looking for foreign language speakers, she spoke Italian, and the rest is history. Frey switched from Shakespeare to spreadsheets and got a mini MBA in four years while working as an analyst and moving up through the ranks to management. Fortune 500 companies ranging from Motorola to Hallmark to Pfizer were the clients at Markowitz & McNaughton, a competitive analysis/merger and acquisition firm which was one of the best in the business, and was later acquired.

Frey was a now a full-on business junkie, went on to attend Harvard Business School for her MBA, and afterwards joined the National Council on the Aging Development Corporation as its Chief Operating Officer. Frey’s long-time interest in the senior citizen’s area merged with the business side of things for her post-MBA job. There, she was part of the senior management team doing everything from helping to raise $8 million in strategic venture funds, to working on getting White House support for new endeavors, to assisting with starting or turning around projects in the eldercare space, to creating the ground-work for BenefitsCheckUp.org – a benefits-matching service which today provides a 200-to-1 ROI.

After marrying an entrepreneur, and writing a Harvard Business School case on him during her MBA program, Frey wondered: “Could I do it? Could I abandon the pats on the head to run my own shop?” Frey also thought about the potential flexibility this might deliver should they start – cough cough – start producing “Small Freys” in the near future. Frey later started Vision Forward, a firm comprised of highly skilled part-time consultants. These were the original “Hot Mommas”. The firm specialized in one and two-day planning bootcamps, and gained notoriety as one of the original flex-work companies as well its 94% success rate. Clients include AARP, Discovery Communications, Entrepreneurs Organization, Chief Executives Organization, the US Department of Justice, and the US Federal Drug Administration. Frey would send out emails to the consultants with the subject line “Calling all Hot Mommas” to see who was interested in the project she had just landed. By this time, Frey had started teaching at GW. Students were much more interested in the Hot Mommas than her consulting firm. So, one day, she decided to write a story – or “case study” – about one of them….and now, we’re right back where we started…That is how the Hot Mommas Project began.

The rest of the official stuff: Frey earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia where she received the Seven Society’s James Earle Sargeant award for community service. She is a featured contributor on Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference site, the author of the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation curriculum taught to 40,000 junior high and high schoolers a year, a Harvard Business School case author, and dubbed one of “America’s Top Business Bloggers” by the HSM World Business Forum. She is a 2010 Washington Business Journal Women Who Means Business Awardee, and is the DC National Association of Women Business Owner’s 2011 Woman of Distinction. Frey is a regular speaker on the topics of women’s confidence, leadership, mentorship, and work-life balance. Frey is a former board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area, and currently serves on the board of United Women in Business and The Closet. She is a fourth generation Washingtonian including the people who arrived here on a boat, and lives with her husband, two children, and dog in a state of semi-controlled chaos.

Contact Kathy: Twitter

For speaker requests, email support@HotMommasProject.org with:

  • Date and venue (description of event and audience)
  • Are you interested in bringing SisU, Guerrilla Mentoring, or our Digital Classroom to your group or a Keynote or other.
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Tiffany Krumins Mom Inventor of Ava the Elephant

 

 

Tiffany’s passion for helping sick children has been evident through her years of experience working with kids, including special needs and childhood cancer patients, which brought Ava the Elephant ™ to life! She realized no product on the market resolved the common problem of giving children medicine. So she took matters into her own hands and created the first Ava from clay!

After her life changing experience on ABC’s “The Shark Tank” she went home and spent months perfecting Ava to make sure she was as safe as she was helpful. In a twist of fate, Tiffany was diagnosed with cancer three months after the show (at the age of 28) which made her passion to help sick children even stronger!

She found that it was not necessarily children’s dislike for medicine that made it so difficult. After all, they can make it taste like BUBBLEGUM these days! The process was the scary part.

Realizing this, her first goal was to hide the medicine dropper completely! Her second was to make the child smile or laugh, hence the sweet voice! Last, but not least, she wanted their new little friend to praise them for a job well done!

Ava has received an overwhelming response from babies and young children! Tiffany hopes that Ava will make the jobs of Parents, Grandparents and caregivers much easier, but most importantly make children smile, not scream !

 

 

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Trish Cooper, CEO, Founder Zatswho,LLC

Trish Cooper, CEO, Founder Zatswho,LLC Married 35 years with two adult children she is a former CFO. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox, NJN News, The Star Ledger, 710WOR talk radio, and numerous others.

Having lost her job in 2009 at mid-life, it was proving difficult and destroying self esteem trying to re-ignite energy and enthusiasm in the midst of an economic meltdown. While spending time with her new grandbaby teaching her who's who in the family circle with the use of her photo's that her grandchild was destroying, that inspiration struck and re-invention ensued helping her find her true path. With no experience or contacts in the industry, just a passion to help improve the lives of children and keep family bonds strong as a child learns, she invented the patent-pending Zatswho® Soft Photo Recognition Flashcard game. A unique personalized hands-on sensory educational/developmental game.

Becoming a mom- preneur along with her daughter the mission of Zatswho, LLC is to create simple educational/developmental products that help children of all abilities increase learning skills, expand creativity encouraging family interaction as they encourage their children to maximize their potential while building a business that gives back in the process.

She has ranked among the top 2011 Leading Mom Owned Business in America. Zatswho®, a family centered children’s educational/ developmental game is being honored winning prestigious industry awards: 2011 Dr Toy Best Children’s Vacation Product Award. With a team of over 100 real-mom-judges Zatswho® received two 2011 Creative Child Magazine's Toy Awards and has received an AblePlay™ seal of endorsement helping families know Zatswho is great for children with special needs. Trish speaks to groups sharing her story and tips helping to inspire others who look to make life changes moving toward their goals despite uncertain times proving it’s possible when they can see an ordinary women at mid-life doing it.

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Dr. Lavi Psychologist and Author

 

 

Dr. Lavi, a Licensed Psychologist since 1978, worked & trained in Israel & Boston before moving to CT in 2000. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Child Psychology & a Doctorate in Professional Psychology.

     While in Boston, she consulted to Lawrence, Methuen, Andover & Burlington public schools, was on the staff of Harvard Community Health Plan, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, & was Clinical Director of The Delphi Center of Burlington.

     Dr. Lavi founded ACT Now Psychotherapy utilizing her unique active, creative, time-sensitive approach to therapy. Creativity is an integral part of DR. Lavi’s life & her therapeutic approach. Music, dance, writing & crafts are hobbies that have been utilized in her work with children, as well as adults. She also writes songs & has organized creativity enhancement workshops for other writers.

    Her work is tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. Drawing from a wide range of expertise & experience, she collaboratively develops the best therapeutic plan for each client. She involves clients actively in the process. Time-sensitive therapy is as brief as possible, but the therapeutic relationship lasts for a lifetime. Depending on the issues addressed, some clients may be in therapy for a few months while others may come for a few years. After completing a segment of therapy, over the years, clients often return for a tune up or to consult about a new issue or life challenge.  Each time a client returns, therapy tends to be briefer.  

     She works with children & adults in individual, couple, family, & group therapy. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis & EMDR. Her areas of specialization include: divorce, occupational transitions, anxiety, fears, phobias, loss, illness & trauma.  Dr. Lavi currently maintains a private practice in Weston, CT.

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Wendy Komac Author I Work With Crabby Crappy People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author and speaker Wendy Komac is a long-time turnaround specialist that has helped save companies by focusing on changing underperformers into exceptional workers. 


Wendy’s forthcoming book, I Work with Crabby Crappy People, is a wild ride with corporate America’s newest superhero, WendyWoman, through the toxic floors of (fictional) Fubar Corporation, which teaches readers the Nine Steps to Success.


The book’s companion website, WendyWoman.com, continues the world of the fictitious Fubar Corp. that exaggerates the bitter truths about corporate America. With humor and real-life experience, both I Work with Crabby Crappy People and the site, with its weekly cartoon and blog, teach people how to avoid terrible workplace situations and achieve happiness and success at work.


Komac spent twenty years of service in senior-level executive positions for an array of corporations, including SIRVA Inc., Prudential Financial, and Corporate Express. She has also been a motivational speaker for more than ten years, presenting to sales teams, executives and training workforces on various topics.


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Blythe Lipman, Author of Baby Instructions and host of Baby and Toddler Instructions

Blythe Lipman founder of Baby Instructions and host of BabyandToddlerInstructions

 

By Blythe Lipman, Baby Instructions

 

Blythe Lipman founder of Baby Instructions and host of BabyandToddlerInstructions.

When should you start reading books to your baby? What is the right age? Is it silly to read to them when they can't understand the words...or can they?

BabyandToddlerInstructions is hosted by Blythe Lipman. Blythe has taken care of over 1000 babies in the past twenty-five years. She worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Boston as a volunteer while attending Boston University. Blythe is the president of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has set up infant rooms with turn-key operations in many preschools throughout the country. She works extensively with new parents, providing seminars, tips and daily phone calls of reassurance. Blythe presents workshops sharing her expertise and easy-to-use tips to make those first years the easiest and best! Her parent books have won numerous awards of recognition. Blythe Lipman is also a featured writer for the following publications: CityMommy.com, SJNewsco.com, ChatChewandChocolate.com, and MomsZone.org

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REPEAT GUEST: Sharen Michael Owner S.M. & Associates

S.M. Michael & Associates is dedicated to the successful entry of key products into the retail market place that are unique, niche and backed by science. The products include Beneficial Health Products in the Food, Nutritional Supplement, OTC, Natural Product and Specialty Beverage Categories.

Today's show: What does it take in today's environment to launch a new product?

Topics of Discussion

  • How does one find new clients/products?
  • How does one determine which products to get involved with?
  • What is the biggest road block for a manufacturer in getting their product on the shelf?
  • Llarge drug chains or mass chains can make you a national product but can you do business on that level?
  • Wal*mart a foe or enemy?

The show will be wrapped up with 5 business tips from this seasoned and highly successful business executive.

 

 

 

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Joseph Bertuccio, Oenologist, Wine Extraordinaire, Wine Specialist, Author, Wine Writer, Radio & Television Show Host is featuring another best seller book, "Wines for Health

 

 

Joseph Bertuccio, Oenologist, Wine Extraordinaire, Wine Specialist, Author, Wine Writer, Radio & Television Show Host is featuring another best seller book, "Wines for Health". For the past three decades Joseph Bertuccio has been involved in all phases of the wine industry from the planting of organic vine stocks to consulting for the State Department on a dinner wine at West Point and for the President of the United States. Joseph has also consulted for Harvard University-International Affairs Department for wine etiquette and wine selection for prestigious dinners and seminars for members of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassadors to the United Nations, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Permanent Ambassador of The Russian Federation and present Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavaroff .

 

Joseph has guested on ABC “Kathy & Regis Show”, The Food Network’s “Hot Off the Grill” with Bobby Flay and New York’s Metro Channel “Health Show” with Mary Mucci. He is scheduled for continuing appearances on several national talk shows and has hosted his own show “That’s the Spirit” on national cable TV.

 

Joseph’s first book, Join Me in the Wine World, was an instant success that led him to publish two additional editions . It is still very popular among many wine novices.

 

Joseph’s current book Wines for Health takes the Eco savvy reader into a world of healthy wine drinking that will cure the body of many ailments. Joseph delves into many wine categories such as bio-dynamic wines, organic wine, vegetarian wines, vegan wines, and non-alcoholic wines. Wines for Health is a mini-course in “healthy wine-know.” With a simple and spelled-out approach it takes you directly to an intelligent and satisfying wine choice.

 

Joseph's new book, Wines for Health can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, AllBookStores.com and will be available on Kindle by Christmas 2011.

A percentage of proceeds from the book is donated to The Smile Train. Changing the World One Smile At A Time. The Smile Train empowers local surgeons around the world to provide life changing cleft surgery. It gives desperate children not just a new smile—but a new life. www.SmileTrain.org

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Michelle Cromer Author of Where Am I Going

 

 

 

Michelle Cromer grew up in Texas, but no longer has big hair. Wife and mom, bestselling author, salsa dancer in training, and ex-corporate drone, Michelle conducts workshops in which participants learn how to tap into a deep well of spirituality, serenity, and purpose. A woman of contradictions, Michelle believes that spirituality and capitalism can co-exist, that you have to sit still to get somewhere, and that – despite her best efforts – there are some questions for which the answers only come when you stop asking. She lives with her husband and two boys in El Paso, where you can’t walk to the mailbox without stumbling into a mountain.

 

 

PR Contact: Gail Parenteau 212-532-3934

gail@parenteauguidance.com

 

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Mike Moore Owner of Making Customers Inc.

Mike Moore's education started at home with parents who were educators and an athletic coach. They raised Mike to be a teacher and coach but Mike chose to take this education and training into business. Mike began in the retail fashion industry, then quickly moved to the floor covering industry, home furnishings, interior design and new home sales. He began speaking and training about business leadership, sales, the customer engagement and loyalty full time in 1992. He was a pioneer in the use of the internet and technology in the consumer experience when he began researching and speaking about it's effects as early as 1993. Today he is a leading social network influencer and has been called a thought leader, futurist and breath of fresh air but is best known as a dynamic speaker and performance coach. His specialty is intentions training that transforms business leadership and the sales engagement to heal the dysfunctional buyer and seller relationship that exists today to help businesses create a successful 'new economy'.

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Sharen Michael Owner of S.M. Michael & Associates

 

S.M. Michael & Associates is dedicated to the successful entry of key products into the retail market place that are unique, niche and backed by science. The products include Beneficial Health Products in the Food, Nutritional Supplement, OTC, Natural Product and Specialty Beverage Categories.

Today's show: What does it take in today's environment to launch a new product?

Topics of Discussion

  • How does one find new clients/products?
  • How does one determine which products to get involved with?
  • What is the biggest road block for a manufacturer in getting their product on the shelf?
  • Llarge drug chains or mass chains can make you a national product but can you do business on that level?
  • Wal*mart a foe or enemy?

The show will be wrapped up with 5 business tips from this seasoned and highly successful business executive.

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Chris J. Snook - Author, Entrepreneur & Venture Catalyst

Chris J. Snook

International Best-Selling Author, Award-winning Entrepreneur and

Self Described Venture Catalyst

Chris J. Snook is living proof that the American Dream is alive and well. As an international best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and self-described venture catalyst, he ensures that businesses and their owners innovate, grow and thrive.

Inspired after reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and listening to Power Talk by Anthony Robbins, Chris started his first business in 1999. Shortly thereafter in 2002, he built and lost his first company. Shell shocked and stranded in the Dallas airport with $500,000 in debt, Chris found a new level of determination and commitment. Through multiple engagements and enterprises, he was debt free in 24 months.

In 2005, Chris launched the Lifestyle Enhancement Company, (“TLEC”) (www.tleCompany.com). In August 2007, Chris co-authored the personal development smash it Wealth Matters… Abundance is your birthright.  Sold in more than 13 countries, the book made a positive impact on thousands of lives. Despite this new level of success and personal accomplishment, Chris experienced a life-altering setback when one of his major business investments fell victim to a cancerous partnership and the failing economy in early 2008. This devastating combination cost Chris nearly $2M in personal and business assets.

Again, Chris responded with tenacity, and applied the lessons from Wealth Matters… Abundance is your birthright. By the end of 2009 (in spite of the economic chaos of 2008) TLEC, had built and acquired a portfolio of early stage modern media enterprises that grew the holding company profits by more than 22% from the prior year and increased the value of the portfolio moving forward to 8 figures by the first quarter 2010. Currently, TLEC Ventures owns equity stakes in The No Limit Publishing Group, Parallel 6, Vivify Media and Action Potentials.

Chris’s latest project Wealth Matters Makeover Edition is a call to action. Partnering with his Co-Author Muzafer Najfi, a prolific and dynamic leader, this second edition offers readers every tool needed from mindset to executable tactics to create a massive increase in residual cash flow in the new economic landscape. A must-read, Wealth Matters Makeover Edition promises to help rebuild and restore your life, victorious!

Chris holds an MSBA in Entrepreneurship from San Diego State. He currently resides in San Diego.

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Stephanie Chandler - Author & Speaker

 

 

Extended Bio:

Stephanie Chandler began her career in the fast-paced Silicon Valley, reaping the rewards of the

Dot Com Boom, and surviving the turmoil of the Dot Com Bust. When she developed an ulcer

before her 30th birthday, she knew it was time for a complete lifestyle change.

Chandler fled corporate America in 2003 and opened a 2800-square foot bookstore in Sacramento,

CA. She began studying online marketing strategies and the techniques she used quickly put her

store website in the top of Google, giving her business a competitive edge. A passion for internet

marketing was born.

Chandler launched BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs in 2004 and

began writing business and marketing books. After building her bookstore into a successful

operation, she sold the business and later launched Authority Publishing, a custom publishing

company specializing in nonfiction books.

A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, Chandler has been featured in

Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Wired Magazine, and many other media outlets. She is

also a blogger for Forbes.

 

Topic Overview and Description:

 

Write a Book to Grow Your Business

If you want to gain instant credibility with clients, attract media exposure, and conduct speaking

engagements, then writing a book could be the answer you have been waiting for. Stephanie

Chandler will share inside secrets on how to develop a book concept, options for getting published,

how to leverage media and online marketing opportunities and ways to generate profits from your

efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

Books By Stephanie Chandler:

 

 

 

Booked Up! How to Write, Publish and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business (Authority

Publishing, February 2011)

 

 

LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business (Career Press, September 2009)

The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books

(Quill Driver Books, June 2008)

 

 

From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products

(John Wiley & Sons, Dec 2006)

 

 

 

The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide: Seize Your Entrepreneurial Dreams!

(Aventine Press, September 2005)

 

Contact:

Stephanie Chandler Enterprises, LLC

11230 Gold Express Drive #310-413

Gold River, CA 95670 (near Sacramento, CA)

Private Line: 916-214-0708 (please do not publish)

Email:

 

 

 

Stephanie@StephanieChandler.com

Websites:

Custom Book Publishing:

www.AuthorityPublishing.com

Author & Speaker Information:

www.StephanieChandler.com

Resources for Entrepreneurs:

www.BusinessInfoGuide.com

Twitter:

@bizauthor

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Liz Bentley of Liz Bentley Coaching Teaches Us About Getting Above The Water Line

Liz Bentley is a Professional Coach who works with clients to help them realize and achieve their work and life goals. She coaches for change and success by having her clients visualize their life in the big picture and apply that vision to small steps they can take today.

 

Liz coaches executives and entrepreneurs within organizations and corporations of all sizes and in all different industries. She has worked with bankers, traders, lawyers, sales people, marketers, consultants, advertisers, fashion designers, engineers and human resources professionals.

Liz also helps companies with their organizational development. She runs team skill building workshops, team assessments, leadership development, 360º feedback review, corporate workshops and trainings, and keynote speaking. The companies she has worked with include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wells Fargo, UBS, Advanced Acoustic Concepts, KORG-World Leader of Musical Instruments, GKN Aerospace, D’Addario, 2 Hats Network, Farmingdale State College, Corporate Performance Consults, and Peerless Instruments.

Liz received her coach training from the New York University Certificate in Organizational and Executive Coaching program, and the David Rock Results Coaching System. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Prior to coaching, Liz worked in advertising sales in publishing and television. She held the position of Ad Director at Conde Nast Publications, a leading worldwide magazine publishing company, where she headed the sales department of Wired Magazine. At Wired, she managed offices all over the United States, Europe and Asia and was responsible for sales and marketing results. Before being promoted to Ad Director, Liz was top sales person for 4 years running, and managed Sales Development and Special Advertising Sections. Prior to Wired, Liz was at CBS Network as an Account Service Representative in advertising sales where she assisted in selling all day parts: Prime Time, News, Late Night, and Day Time.

Liz has been a competitive athlete her whole life. She played Division I Soccer and Lacrosse at the University of Virginia. She taught skiing at Aspen Highlands in Aspen Colorado, has run the NYC Marathon twice, and currently plays competitive platform tennis, tennis and ice hockey. Liz lives with her husband and 3 children in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Topics Discussed: The Waterline

Vision

Thinking

Planning

  Waterline: __________________________________________

Drama

Problems

Details

 

Learn from from this amazing business coach how to stay above the waterline.

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Jonathan JDOGG Lederman

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Jonathan "JDOGG" Lederman is the owner of Get Motivated With Jonathan "JDOGG" Lederman, where he provides life and business advising services, voice over services, public address announcing, and emcee services. JDOGG is known as The Spiritual Emcee as he has been giving back to the community for over 30 years. JDOGG walks his talk everyday as he is of service in all that he does. He has helped several businesses and non-profit organizations exceed their goals with practical and effective startegies. His list of awards and accomplishments are many from serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Philippines to winning The Governor's Point of Light Award. JDOGG continues to serve as a living example that service to humanity is the best work of life.

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Lori Holliday Founder & Owner of 2RedHens

The word “no” is not a part of Lori Holliday’s lexicon. Nor are the phrases “that’s enough,” “I quit” or “it’s finished.  For Lori, the founder, president, brainchild and resident ‘Mama Hen’ behind 2 Red Hens Studio, nothing is ever done until it’s overdone, and good enough never really is. A modern day renaissance woman with an eye for fashion and knack for domesticity, Lori Holliday draws inspiration from her childhood. Raised on a farm as number thirteen in a family of fourteen children, Lori’s early memories are naturally larger than life and full of color, with just the right amount of charm and whimsy. Today, those memories have translated into Holliday’s coveted collection of apparel and home accessories, each more colorful, whimsical and inviting than the last. Once best known as a brand of vibrant diaper bags and accessories, the 2 Red Hens Studio line is Lori’s newest labor of love.

 

A former engineer with a PhD in physics, Lori Holliday did not always know she’d be a designer.  But she did know that she loved to create and find new uses for everyday objects. With a natural ability to look at things from a fresh perspective, Lori now channels that talent not into math and science, but into the 2 Red Hens Studio collection of repurposed lines – from flower brooches made of upcycled prom and bridesmaid dresses, to men’s belts crafted from decommissioned fire hoses, all the way to girls clothing fashioned from vintage bed linens.

 

Yet it is Lori’s tenacity and passion for life that 2 Red Hens is truly made of.  A cancer survivor, Holliday has spent the majority of her adult life hearing the word “no” – and politely refusing to listen.  First diagnosed with Cervical Cancer at the age of 20, Lori was told by countless doctors that she would never have children. Eleven years later, Lori and husband Mark welcomed son Luke into their family.  Five years after that, daughter Harper made them whole. And while she wouldn’t trade it for the world, the ride has not been smooth. During this time, Lori has fought six additional recurrences of cancer – and won every time.

 

Today, Lori not only sits at the helm of her growing company, but also as the head of a nonprofit organization that she has personally founded, Have Pearl Vaccine (HPV). Have Pearl Vaccine is committed to ending cervical cancer, a disease that is entirely preventable. The organization strives to educate girls and women on the facts about Cervical Cancer, and the resources and vaccines that, unlike twenty years ago when Lori was first diagnosed, are now available to prevent this tragic disease. With every item that 2 Red Hens Studio lovingly makes by hand, we are getting one step closer to ending Cervical Cancer. For good.

 

Lori Holliday and her family live in a picture perfect farmhouse in Colorado filled to the brim with collections she has cultivated over her lifetime.  Collections that have now become the materials that the 2 Red Hens Studio lines are made of....literally.  

notable achievements…

 

Lori Holliday founded 2 Red Hens in 2004. Soon thereafter, it became a coveted line of upscale diaper and handbags for moms looking to hang on to their sense of style along with their bottles and booties.  Holliday’s original designs have enjoyed a cult-like following and have been sold in major retailers nationwide including:

 

v  Nordstrom

v  Amazon.com

v  Target.com

v  Babies R Us

v  Bloomingdale's

v  Fred Segal

v  diaperbags.com

v  csnstores.com

 

Holliday has also sold her line into over 2,000 well-known specialty stores during its tenure.

 

The industry quickly took notice of Lori Holliday’s design-savvy. She has designed and licensed products for powerhouses including:

 

v  Infantino IcO. Line (2007)

v  Ameda Breast Pump Bag (2009)

v  Qiagen, Cervical Cancer awareness bag (2006)

v  Glaxo Smith Klein, Cervical Cancer awareness bag (2009)

 

Eventually, Holliday’s collection needed the manpower and muscle of mass production.  She single-handedly lead all sourcing and management efforts as the company’s production moved to Asia in 2008.


Today, all products and fabric designs under the 2 Red Hens umbrella are original and proprietary to the company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeannie Spiro, Business Coach and Markting Mentor
Brenda Jones Owner of Hugwraps- Cheerful Hospital Gowns

 

 

 

Bio:

I am 53, live in NJ and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 10/08 after finding a lump on a self exam.   It was a rollercoaster of emotions and I did not know which way was up.  The next couple months tested my strength and patience.  By the time I reached radiation in 1/09, I was the angries cancer patient you NEVER want to meet.  But with the help God, family and friends ( and my pets!)and God…I was able to turn this negative into a positive….AND help other cancer patients along the way.

 

Hug Wraps are a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients.  They are a kimono style wrap, opens in the front and ties with a belt.  Why did I design them?  Because during radiation treatments in 1/09, I HATED having to wear the hospital gown for daily treatments so I decided to make my own wrap to wear.  A friend had to teach me to sew first!  I bought bright and colorful flannel fabric and a used sewing machine and went to work.  First time I wore my Hug Wrap to the hospital, heads turned, eyebrows went up and jaws hit the floor.  I never expected anyone to even notice what I was wearing.  I started making one for another patient I knew in treatment….and it started from there.  To date I have made over 450 Hug Wraps for patients in the US and also as far away as Canada, England and Poland. 

 

Challenges: There are so many cancer patients who could use a Hug Wrap to help them thru their difficult treatments.   I have simply run out of money since I have given away so many for free.  I turned Hug Wraps into a 501c(3) non-profit corp.  It is my goal to seek large companies/corporations that will sponsor what I do for cancer patients everywhere. 

 

Accomplishments:  the best thing is when I receive emails or a thank you note from a patient….  They go on to tell me “thank you for giving me back some dignity.  They gain some inspiration, strength and hope as many hear my full story.  TO hear them tell me that when they put on a Hug Wrap to gp to treatments….they can’t help but put on a smile!  That says it all.

 

Favorite sayings:

“You need to wear something louder than cancer”

Wearing a Hug Wrap says “I matter”

Be the answer to someone else’s prayers

 

Additional info:

The best thing about making Hug Wraps for other patients, was that it helped to release my anger.  It became the best form of therapy for me.  During many restless days and sleepless nights, I would go to the kitchen, turn on the light and the radio and start sewing.  The more I sewed, the better I felt.  It gave my hands and my mind something to do.  Making Hug Wraps took the focus off the fact that I was a cancer patient.  I now had a mission to help others. 

Website: www.hugwraps.com

 

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Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. Teaches Us How To Get a Handle on Debt And How Important It Is To Protect Your Credit Especially If You Are A Business Owner

 

 

                   

 

Leslie H. Tayne, Esq.     

            

Leslie H. Tayne of Melville, NY has more than a decade worth of experience practicing individual consumer financial debt related services. Leslie launched the New York-based law firm, The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C. in 2000. The firm concentrates in the area of consumer debt resolution options and bankruptcy avoidance for consumers, small business owners and professionals seeking help with their current finances. The firm delivers comprehensive strategic consulting and support services to her clients in the area of debt resolution of consumer unsecured debts including credit cards, unsecured loans, lines of credit and consumer based loans. Leslie and her staff are highly accomplished in negotiation and settlements with the large national banks, credit unions, collection agencies and multiple creditor legal representatives that are owed money by her clients. Leslie’s vast experience in the area of debt resolution and her relationships with the creditors bring not only experience to the table but a reputation of reliability and credibility that benefits her clients greatly during the resolution process. Recently Leslie has added offices in Westchester County, White Plains and Mt. Kisco New York.

Prior to the launch of her practice, Leslie worked at a national debt settlement, consolidation and debt reduction company where she acted as the Chief In-house Counsel overseeing the resolution and payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unsecured debts. Prior to that Leslie worked at the Nassau County Legal Aid Society as a Staff Attorney where her duties included representing parole violators at all stages of the revocation process. Leslie attended Touro Law School where she was a member of the Moot Court Board.

 

Leslie continues her commitment to public service not only as the new VP of work and family committee for LIWA but also as a puppy raiser for the Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown. She is also an active supporter of the School for Language and Communication Disorders in Glen Cove and Queens. She lives in Melville with her 3 children, Lindsey 13, and twins Brandon and Gabrielle 10 and her 2 dogs, 1 cat and a bird.

 

 

The Law Offices of

Leslie H.Ta yne,P.C.                 

 

150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 213Melville, NY 11747 Tel:   (631) 470-8204  (631) 470-8204   (631) 470-8204             Fax: (631) 470-8211

 

  

 

 

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Jeffrey Leventhal

Jeffrey Leventhal - Jeffrey has founded and sold four technology service companies during the past 19 years. In August 2003 he founded OnForce, the first online marketplace for procuring IT labor. He grew OnForce to profitability in addition to raising over $18 million in venture financing. Onforce is the leading IT labor marketplace today with operations in the US, Germany, UK and Canada. The OnForce exit was created by selling shares to Best Buy and two venture capital firms. Prior to OnForce Jeffrey founded Hosted Systems which was sold to a private technology company in 2001. In 1995 Jeffrey founded Remote Lojix a national MSP and service logistics company. Prior to a successful exit, Remote Lojix acquired three companies and had offices in many key US markets. Remote Lojix was sold to AvTel Communications in 1998. Jeffrey Founded LanSafe Network Services in 1991 and sold the business in 1995 in a recapitalization.
Since the onforce exit Jeffrey has been consulting for several Fortune 1000 companies, serving as a board advisor and board member at early stage businesses and was an original member of the Founders Round Table in NYC.

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Jeremy Winterson Global Outsourcing Expert

 

Jeremy was born in London, England, but can be considered a global citizen after having lived in nine countries, most recently in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduating from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1998, Jeremy's career has been spent mostly in Asia where he has worked for global sourcing organizations and buying offices such as Li & Fung and Dollar General. Jeremy his familiar with all aspects of global sourcing including merchandising, quality assurance, vendor compliance, and related areas. Jeremy's hobbies include travel, photography, and he has a passion for cars and auto racing.

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Robyn Hatcher owner of Speak Etc.

 

Robyn Hatcher  is the owner of SpeakEtc.,  a presentation and communication skills training company that provides group and  one on one coaching to individuals, corporations and organizations. Robyn is an adjunct professor at New York City’s Baruch College, and Fashion Institute of Technology, a master trainer and curriculum developer with Leadership Transformation Group, LLC and a trainer/performer with Performance Plus, an innovative management training and employee development program whose clients include: Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Wachovia & Bronx Lebanon Hospital. SpeakEtc. clients include: Deloitte & Touche, Allstate, the Atlantis Health Plan, RLM Strategic Communication,  Prudential Douglass Elliman, Grassi & Co and many more. Robyn is a sought after speaker and member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, American Society of Training and Development, the Writers Guild of America East, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. She has served on the executive boards of several organizations and is an appointed member and committee chair of Manhattan’s Community Board 5.  Robyn is also a professional actress and writer. She’s written for two daytime dramas and has optioned several screenplays. She appears regularly on TV in commercials and dramas and her voice can be heard on several radio commercials. She uses her extensive experience to bring out the dynamism in every person she works with. Her technical expertise, warm, humanistic approach and passion for her work encourages clients to push through their fears and become powerful dynamic communicators. www.SpeakEtc.com

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Teisha Shelby-Houston Empowering moms to capitalize on their motherhood experience!

 

 

 

Author, speaker, business coach and homeschooling mother of 5, Teisha Shelby-Houston (Lady T) specializes in helping moms start, grow and transform their home-based businesses, as

they grow and transform themselves!

 

Her Blogtalk show, For Powerful Women Only and her local Women’s Power Net-working Group have both positioned her in the middle of mompreneurs where she proudly serves them in their endeavors of entrepreneurship and motherhood. With her CATapult Coaching Program™, Lady T helps them to get focused, bal-anced & profitable! Through powerful motivational workshops she inspires her audi-ence to take practical steps towards being exceptional entrepreneurs and moms.

She has been an invited guest on Oprah, a recipient of The Woman of Excellence Award and has changed the lives of thousands in organizations and pulpits around throughout the U.S. and the U.K.

Lady T’s humorous, insightful, information-packed presentations are backed by the latest scientific discoveries and will leave your audience motivated and equipped to go after their dreams.

 

 

Book Lady T today!

www.TheBusinessCoachforMoms.com

864-719-9692 LadyT@TheBusinessCoachforMoms.com

 

 

 

 

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Samantha Ettus Shares With Us How She Became An Expert On Personal Branding

 

 

SAMANTHA ETTUS
_____________________________________________________________

Samantha Ettus is a personal branding expert, bestselling author and TV personality.


As a contributor to Forbes, Samantha writes Personahood, a blog focused on personal branding. Samantha is the bestselling author of The Experts’ Guide book series, which includes four how-to books published by Random House. The first book in the series, The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, is in its 19th printing and has sold almost 200,000 copies. Samantha is now working on her fifth book, focused on personal branding for women.

Samantha launched the first agency for personality-driven brands in 2001. While representing CEOs and experts, she also penned “Celebrity Assets,” a syndicated personal branding column for Scripps Howard. Samantha has made hundreds of TV appearances including multiple stints on The TODAY Show, The Early Show and The O’Reilly Factor. She was an on-air correspondent for NYC TV, hosted the iCelebrate series for NBC and iVillage, and produced and hosted more than 75 episodes of ObsessedTV.com, a leading web video talk show, which she co-created with Internet celebrity Gary Vaynerchuk.

Samantha holds a BA in Social Anthropology and a MBA, both from Harvard University. She is a highly sought after public speaker on the topics of personal branding, social media, networking, motherhood and work/life balance. Samantha resides in New York with her husband, Mitch Jacobs, and their three young children.

 

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Feng Shui with Amy Wettig and A Little Bit of Social Media Too

Today's show is going to be lots of fun and you won't want to miss it. We'll be talking to Amy Wettig about all kind of ways Feng Shui can help you clear out the clutter and lead a more productive, peaceful life. We'll be focusing a lot on the home office and how we can make little changes using some Feng Shui tips that will add big results to our businesses.

Amy is a single mom who lives in Southern Illinois. She is a Certified Life Coach, Feng Shui Expert, Social Media Goddess and Tutu Maker. Amy has her Bachelors degree in Social Work and another in Psychology. She also worked in the human services field for over ten years.

Amy has a passion to help others using her many different areas of expertise. She lives by the motto, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life, make it good. You are in control. Start living the life you were meant to live."


 

Amy Wettig

Founder of Get Social with Amy  &   Founder of Feng Shui by Amy

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Learning About Sales from a Seasoned Sales Broker

 

Today's show will be an exciting show full of information pertaining to selling your product. Our guest, Brian Schaefer, Sales Representative for The Emerson Group.  

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Diana W Meyer, President of Meyer Marketing Intelligence, Inc

 

Diana W Meyer 

 

Diana Meyer is a highly respected marketing professional with more than 20 years experience in market evaluations, local economic conditions, marketing research, and developing strategic marketing plans. She is well-respected among her colleagues and clients for providing in-depth analysis and recommendations to more effectively meet the expectations of the end-user.

As President of Meyer Marketing Intelligence, Inc., she provides municipalities, commercial banks, mortgage lenders, title companies, non-profit organizations, and other marketing companies with various types of market and customer research, analysis, and recommendations. She also has perfected her talent for searching out data and applying it to the marketing question at hand. Diana is frequently called upon to gather data and statistics that help paint the appropriate picture for her clients and their products and services.

She has extensive experience in designing, executing and analyzing marketing plans and strategic plans using both primary and secondary research as well as developing primary research projects.

 

Diana’s experience encompasses both the public and private sectors. Recent projects have included developing, implementing and analyzing public opinions surveys, customer satisfaction studies, and needs assessment studies and conducting economic and demographic reviews. 

 

Among past and current clients are: Affinity Bank, Campbell Rinker, Centric / Agency of Change, Chicago Title, City of Santa Clarita, El Camino and North Orange County Community College Districts, Fleetwood Communications, Fleetwood Credit Corporation, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, IndyMac Bank (LoanWorks, Consumer Division, and Home Construction Lending), Lauren Schlau Consulting, Los Angeles Zoo, Option One Mortgage, RLR Advertising, RLR/Jarrin, Security Pacific Home Loans, Valencia Water Company, and Wachovia Bank (also through WFS Financial, Western Financial Bank, and Westcorp).


Prior to establishing Meyer Marketing Intelligence, Diana was Marketing Information Director for Chicago Title Company, where she created a full-service marketing research department for the Western Division and expanded its role nationally. She provided new insight into customer satisfaction and other critical factors, and created a standardized marketing plan template for local and regional staff use.

 

Diana developed and implemented marketing strategies, sales support programs, and affinity marketing programs with American Airlines and Sam's Club as Vice President, Real Estate Services, at Great Western Bank. As manager of the market research department for Countrywide Home Loans she built a full-service marketing and economic research department. During her tenure with Countrywide Home Loans, she was a spokesperson for the company on economic, housing market, and demographic news nationwide.

 

Diana received her B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A from the John Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis with an emphasis in Marketing and Accounting. Diana is active with the Valley Industrial Association of the Santa Clarita Valley, Southern California AMA, and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

 

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Cindy Morrison Founder of CWM Media Shares With Us Tips on How to Reinvent Your Life and Your Career

 

 

 

“We can’t afford to renew your contract.” Those words from her news director changed Cindy Morrison’s life forever. Refusing to be labeled a “has been” because of corporate downsizing, the Emmy-winning TV anchor and investigative reporter reinvented herself in record time. Cindy’s honesty about her layoff and witty style of reinvention struck a chord across the country—and today she’s a sought after speaker and her book “Girlfriends 2.0″ sold more copies in just the first month than the vast majority of first time authors ever sell!

 

Now Cindy uses her powerful message and social media savvy to guide others to successfully reinvent themselves with her SOCIALVENTION programs. She coaches entrepreneurs to corporate executives to reboot, upgrade and reinvent by using powerful tools like social media, branding and video presence. Tory Johnson, the founder of Spark and Hustle and the workplace contributor on Good Morning America calls Cindy her favorite social media strategist and Stiletto Magazine named her one of the Top 25 Most Amazing Women in America. Cindy’s story has been featured everywhere from FOX News to CBS’s “The Talk” and The Wall Street Journal to the Times Square Gossip page.

Cindy is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association and currently is the national spokesperson for Clear-tone/Sebotek.

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Broadcasting Live at The Inn At Fox Hollow. Today's Show: All About Franchising with Shannon Wilburn from Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc.

Today's Show is Live from....

 

   

The Inn at Fox Hollow Pays it Forward in so many ways that we felt they deserved a great big shout out.

Today's buiness tip of the week will be provided by Vicki Colacicco, Scotto Brothers, Business Development & Marketing Manager.

The Inn at Fox Hollow -  7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797 - 516.224.8200

  

Today's Guest: Shannon Wilburn - All About Franchising  

Co-Founder Just Between Friends

 

 

 Shannon Wilburn is Co-Founder and President of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Just Between Friends is the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sales event. Established in 2004, the company has grown from just eleven franchises its first year to 110 franchises in 22 states, with several more under development.

 

It is called Just Between Friends because that is how it all began: between friends. Shannon and her business partner Daven Tackett started a sale in 1997. The two young, stay-at-home moms with small children were trying to find a way to save money on children’s items. They set up a "consignment" event in Shannon's living room with 17 women selling their children’s and maternity clothes, toys and baby equipment. Those who shopped found some great deals for their children and the sale grossed $2000.

The idea took off and Shannon and Daven began having two sales a year. Just Between Friends kept growing locally - very quickly. In 2010, they had nearly 3000 consignors at their two sales events in Tulsa with nearly 28,000 shoppers. Consignors sell their new and gently used children’s items at the event. They make money and earn money. The business is growing. This year the Tulsa events grossed almost 1.5 million. In 2003, Shannon and Daven formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. and started growing nationally. The franchise as a whole grossed more than $15 million in 2010. And each year, they reach hundreds of thousands of families across the country. They expect to top $20 million in sales in 2011.

Shannon graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Elementary Education. Before having children, she worked as an elementary school teacher. Her experience includes working four years as an Account Executive for Community Spirit Magazine in Tulsa. In 2004, she dedicated her time to building Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. as well as running the Tulsa JBF event. She has been married for 20 years and has a son Jake (16) and a daughter, Ashton, (15).

Shannon and her business partner Daven know all about “bootstrapping your business” because that is exactly what they did! The two young moms grew their business organically – reinvesting their profits in the next sale as Just Between Friends grew locally. They learned the value of “Strategic Partnerships” and “Collaboration” long before they became buzzwords in the business world. Shannon and Daven developed a “volunteer army” to work their sales and provide supplies and services for their business in exchange for a chance to “shop early” and get the best deals at JBF. They mastered the art of guerilla marketing, pounding the pavement to spread the word about JBF. As the business and its revenues grew, so did their marketing and public relations efforts, strategically promoting JBF to increase consigners, shoppers and therefore increasing sales. At a time when business loans and seed money are hard to come by, Shannon can share her ideas on how to bootstrap your business. She has helped almost 150 men and women do just that as successful franchise owners for Just Between Friends.

Just Between Friends has received national attention on several national television shows including ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, LA Times, Daily Oklahoman and broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.

For more information on Just Between Friends, visit www.jbfsale.com or contact Diane White at 918-770-3905 or by email at DianeWhite@jbfsale.com

 

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Jill Starishevsky, Asst. District Attorney, Author, AKA The Poem Lady, Founder of HowsMyNanny.com

 

 

Jill Starishevsky is an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, where she has prosecuted hundreds of sex offenders and dedicated her career to seeking justice for victims of child abuse and sex crimes. Outside the courtroom, Jill's fondness for writing led her to create thepoemlady.com, where she pens personalized pieces for all occasions. Her mission to protect children, along with her penchant for poetry, inspired My Body Belongs to Me, a children's book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching 3-8 year olds their bodies are private. A mother of three, Jill is also founder of HowsMyNanny.com, a service that enables parents to purchase a license plate for their child's stroller so the public can report positive or negative nanny observations.  Featured on Good Morning America, Fox News National and endorsed in New York's Daily News, HowsMyNanny.com has been hailed "an honest solution to a tough problem."

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Fuzzy Manning International Speaker & Clinician on PTS Alternative Therapy

Today's show we will be discussing PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) in the Workplace



Fuzzy Manning - BIO

What makes Fuzzy Manning uniquely qualified to provide PTS Alternative Therapy?

• International speaker & Clinician on PTS Alternative Therapy

• Navy veteran who served during Vietnam

• Medical Intuitive and Urban Shaman with over 30 years experience

• Studied & practiced Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Aboriginal Medicine for over 30 years

• Energy & Integrative Medicine that I learned in 28 countries over 35 years

• Shiatsu Master for over 30 years

• BS degree in Education & Psychology

Fuzzy Manning
http://PTSTreatment.com

313-882-6827
PTSTreatment@gmail.com

 

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Joann Hines The Packaging Diva Is Back!

JoAnn Hines is packaging consultant with more than 30 years global packaging experience and expertise. She has comprehensive command of the power of branding, design and merchandising on packaging and how it can influence the consumer to buy, or NOT. As an industry leader she's committed to promoting packaging as a powerful influence in the business community and every day lives.

She's traveled the world speaking on packaging trends and technologies at the major packaging trade shows and for packaging clients. As an independent consultant she's built her own brands, Packaging Diva and Packaging University, launched top packaging websites and use these vehicles to channel her packaging expertise and visability.

Ms. Hines business day is  spent researching packaging trends and technologies for clients keeping them abreast of trends and innovations that impact their business. Ms Hines reads and researches hundreds of packaging related publications and other industry news for trade related reports that could impact packaging. She is a consummate expert in the" virtual" packaging world along with be the social media guru for the packaging industry.

Ms. Hines packaging trends forecast analyzes consumer preferences and the trends that follow. As a packaging prognosticator, she regularly receives patents, innovations, new concepts or new packaging materials. Because she is independent she can offer an unbiased opinion on the viability of new or breakthrough packaging concepts.

Her packaging trend columns are syndicated around the globe and is the only regular columnist on the world's leading consumer packaging portal webpackaging.com. She's a member of the Faith Popcorn BrainReserve and provides insights for The Popcorn annual trends predictions. Ms Hines been interviewed by or written for all major U.S. packaging publications, national newspapers and many international magazines.


In 2000,Ms Hines was selected as one of 50 of the most influential leaders in the 20th century packaging community by Boxboard Container magazine and was the only women in the group and the only independent packaging consultant.

She's a member of The Network of Advisors - an international community of practitioners and thought leaders who provide consulting services to investment professionals worldwide; a scholar at the Round Table Group whose mission is to link the world's preeminent business, scientific and academic thought leaders; a member of the Gerson Lerman Council of Advisors who are discipline-focused networks of consultants, physicians, scientists, engineers, attorneys, market researchers and other professionals from around the world.

Clients hire her because she bringing a fresh unbiased approach as a big picture thinker- thinking "outside the box" instead of within confined parameters. When Ms. Hines was hired by a client to ascertain opportunities for new pressure sensitive labels her solutions were chosen as the most creative and forward thinking.

When a polymer company needed opportunities outside their core market, her team won the competition. This is their response.

"JoAnn Hines, the Packaging Diva, has an excellent grasp of packaging trends, technologies and innovations that impact the manufacturing of packaging materials. We were excited to have her as a part of our new business/new product development team. Her insight helped clarify the direction for our client and offered them a unique platform to expand their market presence."

 

Barbara Heimlich Vice President Research, Program Management - Paragon Development"

When the Weather Channel needed someone to help their licensees integrate the Weather Channel brand on their product packaging they hired her. Here are the results.


"Our task was to bring the industries most talented speakers together for our first Annual Licensing Summit. We were looking for someone who had a deep knowledge of the packaging industry and trends and someone who could communicate to our partners the importance of building brand equity through product packaging design. It was important to us that the partners walk away with an understand of how to make packaging work harder at retail, how to tell the brand story via package design and construction and JoAnn was able to bring the complete story together for all our partners whether they had hardlines or softgoods."

 

Shari Pace Director Licensing & Marketing Partnerships - The Weather Channel"

Whatever the need or expertise Ms. Hines is unparalleled as an expert in the global

 

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Allison LaMarr Master of All Coaches--Living Your Dream Life

 

 

 

Allison LaMarr works with women to help them get more out of life from their business.  She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing, and after a few years in corporate America, she realized that her chosen path wasn't going to produce the life she'd always dreamed of.  Tired of settling for mediocrity, she began to realize that if she could overcome the peer pressure of conformity, she could actually take control of her situation and shape her own destiny.

 

Introduced to a well-known direct sales company, Allison saw the opportunity to break out of the rat race.  Three years later, she became the fastest person in company history to reach their top independent position, breaking multiple records along the way.  She also earned five cars, 10+ carats in diamonds, six all-expense-paid luxury international vacations and well over a million dollars for her family before retiring (at the "ripe old age" of 31) to focus on her new mission of empowering entrepreneurs in all types of business.  She now works on a coaching and consulting basis with corporations, governments, small business owners, and work-from-home entrepreneurs.

 

She believes "living your dream life is possible for everyone, but you must refuse to settle for anything less." Allison's passion is to empower individuals to work smarter to achieve their dream life.  She is honored to have shared this message with thousands of people in almost every U.S. state and Canada.  Allison lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, James, an independent film producer, and their son, JD.

 

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Ally Loprete Founder of OurMilkMoney.com

 

 

 

In 2008, Ally founded the widely popular OurMilkMoney.com, an online search directory that lists the products and services of self-employed parents in more than 80 cities across the nation.  From there, she became the host of This Little Parent Stayed Home,  a live weekly internet radio show breaking new ground for parents across the country looking to find an alternative to a career in Corporate America. Through her own passion to create a society where parents are given an alternative to expensive daycares and long hours away from home, Ally has helped to inspire a movement that has parents everywhere realizing their power as consumers, and uniting together to rebuild a broken economy with home based businesses. Ally Loprete has been featured in national Magazines such as Working Mother Magazine, in trades such as the Los Angeles Daily News and ABC TV's Eye Witness News, and in a great deal of internet media including Inc MagazineThe Business Opportunities Weblog, Divine Caroline, Motherhood Incorporated, WorkItmom, Work at Home Success, and The Mommy Reporter, to name just a few.

Originally occupying a career in the Entertaining Industry,  and with a background and education in the Performing Arts, Ally's career and public personality first began to take shape by her success with her various roles in hundreds of theatrical productions, television and film. She spent years entertaining her public across the country by singing, story telling, and acting.  An advocate of Outreach for today's youth, Ally led Improvisation Workshops to troubled teenagers residing at the Los Angeles Youth Network, The Santa Clarita Community Center and Shooting Stars Center. She had a successful extended run of her Solo written and performed show "Chasing Ally", At Circle X's Theatre in Hollywood, and is now a known motivational speaker to many women's groups across the country.

Ally's determination to help other parents transition from full time working parent to successful self-employed parent has grown from her own experiences. Prior to becoming a self-employed parent, Ally spent several years in various creative roles at ABC Television on the Disney lot, and although her time there was rewarding and plentiful,  it wasn't until her first son was born that she came to realize her true calling in life. Returning to work with knots in her stomach from dropping her newborn off at a poorly run home daycare, she became determined to find a way to better her family's situation.  Ally's determination was fueled by her love of her children and her passion for helping others, and it ultimately led to her success as a self-made, stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur. 

She is determined to help other's deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of starting a new business while still running a household, and is resolute about creating a haven in which parents across the nation will continue to thrive and will get the support they need in their personal journeys.


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Part 2 of Social Media with Greg Panos Founder of Panos Creative

 

Progressive Marketing and Business Consultant/ Social Media Architect
Gregory Panos has 30 years experience in the real world of retailing & marketing. As an entrepreneur, Panos has specialized in the Juvenile and Toy industries, as well as specialty chocolates - operating his own, award-winning specialty stores in all of these industries. Because of his retail/wholesale background, he takes a practical and insightful approach to the challenges faced by the specialty retailer, vendor/supplier, and independent business professional every day, an offers a unique perspective having 'worn all the hats'. His articles on marketing have been featured in various trade and industry publications, and he has conducted seminars at various international trade shows.

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Part 1: Greg Panos Teaches Us Everything We Need To Know About Social Media

Progressive Marketing and Business Consultant/ Social Media Architect
Gregory Panos has 30 years experience in the real world of retailing & marketing. As an entrepreneur, Panos has specialized in the Juvenile and Toy industries, as well as specialty chocolates - operating his own, award-winning specialty stores in all of these industries. Because of his retail/wholesale background, he takes a practical and insightful approach to the challenges faced by the specialty retailer, vendor/supplier, and independent business professional every day, an offers a unique perspective having 'worn all the hats'. His articles on marketing have been featured in various trade and industry publications, and he has conducted seminars at various international trade shows.

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Today's Show: All About Sales and Marketing with Caryn Kopp

About Caryn Kopp

Dubbed The Chief Door Opener®, Caryn realized early on that building your business was not just about making some calls. It was about finding and connecting with decision makers who want to buy your product or service. Caryn developed a streamlined, efficient process for doing this that saves countless hours with less stress and more financial success.

With over 20 years experience in Sales and Marketing, Caryn has helped numerous Business Owners and Salespeople in a variety of industries stop wasting time on business development strategies that don’t produce results. She helps her clients sift through the clutter, clear the clouds and efficiently capture new business opportunities. A nationally recognized speaker, Caryn is an expert in Business Development.

Caryn has been interviewed on the Wall Street Journal Morning Radio Show and published in India’s The Economic Times Newspaper. Caryn is also the author of The Path to The Cash!® The Words You NEED To Bypass Those Darned Prospect Objections. This is the "GO-TO BOOK" for getting in the door with your prospects.

Kopp Consulting’s three service categories include; The Door Opener®

Service, which locates qualified decision makers and secures initial meetings with them, Ready to Launch Consulting which includes message development with answers to difficult prospect objections and Training Programs/Seminars.

Caryn is an MBA graduate from NYU’s Stern School of Business. She has held Board Level positions for the Entrepreneurs’ Association (EO) and the National Speakers’ Association (NSA).

Caryn believes business development doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming when it’s done properly. Business Owners and Salespeople shouldn't settle for taking their businesses from Point A to Point B. She takes her clients further...to Point C by showing them The Path to The Cash!®

For more information or to book Caryn to speak at your next program visit www.koppconsultingusa.com, email Caryn at ckopp@koppconsultingusa.com or call (908) 781-7546 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting          

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Come Join Us For A Discussion About Social Media with Payson Cooper Marketing & Business Strategist

Payson Cooper is a marketing and business strategist, specializing in social media and online marketing. Through 10+ years as a business and systems analyst and computer consultant, Payson discovered a passion and talent for identifying the fastest and most effective ways to help communicate a message from one part of a business transaction to another. This has translated into a distinctive ability to easy and quickly identify key strategies for entrepreneurs and small businesses to communicate with their ideal client. Then, through learning social media and online marketing for her own online jewelry businesses, Payson honed the skills required to create buzz, drive traffic and make sales using online techniques.

Payson has developed a specific expertise in using Twitter to build business. During this show Payson will dig into the juicy details of how using social media, and specifically Twitter, the right way can help you connect to prospects, build relationships and make money, just like it did for her. (Payson used Twitter to create more than a 1231% increase in sales!) She'll be giving you detailed tips and pointers on exactly how to get the most out of the time you spend on Twitter, and she will provide a special gift that will help you continue to learn and create the online success you and your business want and need. 

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Snowed-In Running An Encore Today : Rob Basso of Basso On Business

To All My Listeners,

Rather than try to have my radio show with three little kids in the background, I've decided to run an encore featuring one of my best guests, high-energy Rob Basso of Basso On Business. If you haven't had the chance to listen to his show live, you'll love all of the business tips he has to share on this show. He talks about his learning experience running an ice cream truck business and how he created one of the largest payroll businesses on Long Island. You'll get to learn how passionate he is about helping small businesses succeed. Enjoy the show and I'll see you next week on Paying It Foward.

 

Warm regards,

Josephine Geraci

 

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Julianna Cantwell President of JUNA Consulting Inc.

 

 

 

Biography

Julianna Cantwell, CAE, CMI, CCRN, CHRP


Julianna Cantwell has been a training & development specialist for over 14 years and a communications specialist for more than 10 years. Julianna is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources and communications consulting practice, which helps organizations improve individual and group performance.

 

Julianna is currently the President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton and Chair of their Public Relations & Communications Committee.  She also serves as a Director on the Board for Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.

 

Known for her ability to network, and make “connections”  and help others grow their businesses, she has been featured in human resources and networking articles in the Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star, National Post and Canadian HR Reporter.

 

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Joann Hines The Packaging Diva Helps Critique gLovies Packaging

Have you worked really hard on inventing a product only to find out that after all of that hard work, you've come up with a great product but the reason it's not selling is due to it's packaging? Well, take it from me, your host of Paying It Forward, I have done just that. I beg of you, PLEASE learn from my mistakes. I am told over and over what a great idea gLovies are and the fact that it solves a problem (keeps kids safe from germs in public places) is an added bonus, but having the wrong packaging has actually cost me business.

 

I have the honor of having The Packaging Diva, Joann Hines as my guest on 12/15 to discuss everything I've done wrong with my first gLovies package design. We will then go into discussing the four new options for our gLovies re-design which has been submitted by two different designers. By the end of our show, we will all learn the necessary components every package should have and we will receive many helpful tips from our packaging expert.

 

Existing/Old Packaging

Website tells message better than packaging!

Designer #1 Joe Krowles of Graphic Arts 516-662-5543

 

  

 

 

Designer #2  Michael McClain of Catalano McClain Design 845-401-7043

Option 4

 

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Joann Hines "The Packaging Diva" Will Share With Us Her 30Yrs of Packaging Experience

JoAnn Hines is packaging consultant with more than 30 years global packaging experience and expertise. She has comprehensive command of the power of branding, design and merchandising on packaging and how it can influence the consumer to buy, or NOT. As an industry leader she’s committed to promoting packaging as a powerful influence in the business community and every day lives.

She’s traveled the world speaking on packaging trends and technologies at the major packaging trade shows and for packaging clients. As an independent consultant she’s built her own brands, Packaging Diva and Packaging University, launched top packaging websites and use these vehicles to channel her packaging expertise and visability.

Ms. Hines business day is  spent researching packaging trends and technologies for clients keeping them abreast of trends and innovations that impact their business. Ms Hines reads and researches hundreds of packaging related publications and other industry news for trade related reports that could impact packaging. She is a consummate expert in the” virtual” packaging world along with be the social media guru for the packaging industry.

Ms. Hines packaging trends forecast analyzes consumer preferences and the trends that follow. As a packaging prognosticator, she regularly receives patents, innovations, new concepts or new packaging materials. Because she is independent she can offer an unbiased opinion on the viability of new or breakthrough packaging concepts.

Her packaging trend columns are syndicated around the globe and is the only regular columnist on the world’s leading consumer packaging portal webpackaging.com. She’s a member of the Faith Popcorn BrainReserve and provides insights for The Popcorn annual trends predictions. Ms Hines been interviewed by or written for all major U.S. packaging publications, national newspapers and many international magazines.


In 2000,Ms Hines was selected as one of 50 of the most influential leaders in the 20th century packaging community by Boxboard Container magazine and was the only women in the group and the only independent packaging consultant.

She’s a member of The Network of Advisors - an international community of practitioners and thought leaders who provide consulting services to investment professionals worldwide; a scholar at the Round Table Group whose mission is to link the world's preeminent business, scientific and academic thought leaders; a member of the Gerson Lerman Council of Advisors who are discipline-focused networks of consultants, physicians, scientists, engineers, attorneys, market researchers and other professionals from around the world.

Clients hire her because she bringing a fresh unbiased approach as a big picture thinker- thinking “outside the box” instead of within confined parameters. When Ms. Hines was hired by a client to ascertain opportunities for new pressure sensitive labels her solutions were chosen as the most creative and forward thinking.

 

When a polymer company needed opportunities outside their core market, her team won the competition. This is their response.

”JoAnn Hines, the Packaging Diva, has an excellent grasp of packaging trends, technologies and innovations that impact the manufacturing of packaging materials. We were excited to have her as a part of our new business/new product development team. Her insight helped clarify the direction for our client and offered them a unique platform to expand their market presence.”

n  Barbara Heimlich Vice President Research, Program Management - Paragon Development”

 

When the Weather Channel needed someone to help their licensees integrate the Weather Channel brand on their product packaging they hired her. Here are the results.

”Our task was to bring the industries most talented speakers together for our first Annual Licensing Summit. We were looking for someone who had a deep knowledge of the packaging industry and trends and someone who could communicate to our partners the importance of building brand equity through product packaging design. It was important to us that the partners walk away with an understand of how to make packaging work harder at retail, how to tell the brand story via package design and construction and JoAnn was able to bring the complete story together for all our partners whether they had hardlines or softgoods.”

n  Shari Pace Director Licensing & Marketing Partnerships - The Weather Channel”

 

Whatever the need or expertise Ms. Hines is unparalleled as an expert in the global packaging community.

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Robyn Pellei – MompreneurPlus9, Founder and CEO ViveVita

    

 

ViveVita
Robyn Pellei – MompreneurPlus9

For ViveVita founder and CEO Robyn Pellei, life is – and has always been – an everyday adventure.

A stay-at-home mompreneur with nine children ranging from just one year to 10 years old, Robyn’s days are typically jam-packed from 6 a.m. until midnight with mommy duties, laundry, school work, emails, business calls, diapers, snacks, hugs, coffee, lots of prayers and genuine smiles, too. 

Most would never guess by her calm, collected and warm demeanor that she’s deep in the trenches of parenthood. Or that she is a world traveler who’s eaten fresh monkey, cow toes, and turtle guts, that has ridden bareback on a horse through a river – and has lived to tell about it, too.

Robyn’s early days working as a registered nurse in the fast-paced emergency room and her Family Nurse Practitioner degree armed her with the patience and prioritization skills needed to tackle the daily challenges of motherhood. Since her first son was born in December of 1999, life in the Pellei household has become increasingly difficult to juggle with each new child introduced to the family. Out of necessity Robyn began creating her own timesaving, problem-solving solutions to ease the daily burdens of parenthood. In 2004 Robyn finally put a framework around her growing storehouse of ideas and launched a lifestyle product company known as ViveVita, roughly translated “living life.”  Five years and five children later, ViveVita now has multiple innovative product lines that are intended to help both parent and child, and that include elements of function and flair.

Bandettes were specifically created to solve a cup identification problem. With all the children, Robyn had definite cup confusion, leading to major germ spread and wasted drink. After unsuccessfully trying the cup color system and using the same cup for each child, they finally came up with the idea of using reusable bands as cup identifiers. And it worked like a charm.

In the long run Robyn hopes to make ViveVita products available to as many families as possible, with five distinct product divisions: those for children, the home, mature adults, green living and to support charitable causes. The Pellei’s already have line extensions planned for Bandettes and Gripsterz, and have three new products in varying stages of development.

A small-town Virginia girl with borderline Southern roots, Robyn has always managed to “get it all done” by standing on a firm foundation of good family, great friends and incredible faith.  From running a small medical clinic in West Africa to now overseeing the Pellei family school out of her home, there’s no adventure or challenge Robyn isn’t willing to take on. 

 

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Beth Buelow - Professional Coach- known as The Introvert Entrepreneur

 

Beth Buelow is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she’s recognized as a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts. Beth is a verified introvert (INFJ, according to Myers-Briggs) who believes introverts can thrive as leaders and entrepreneurs while still being authentic.

 

She’s contributed to blogs and articles in print and online for Psychology Today, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Biznik, The Coaching Commons, Sharp Skirts and Upstart Smart, among others. She hosts a popular podcast, The Introvert Entrepreneur, interviewing well-known and emerging introvert entrepreneurs, as well as experts in social media, marketing and sales, personal growth and networking. Beth’s individual voice comes out of her experiences as a personal coach, classical musician, arts administrator, nonprofit professional and home-based entrepreneur.

 

Beth’s academic background is in music performance and arts administration (BM, University of Louisville, MM Northwestern University, MA Indiana University). She spent 12 years working for various nonprofits in Wisconsin, Michigan and Washington, with responsibilities that included fundraising, marketing, public relations and grant making. In 2008, she began her coach training at inviteCHANGE (formerly the Academy for Coach Training) and successfully obtained her Certified Professional Coach credential in late 2009. She is a Living Your Vision® Licensed Facilitator and an active member of the Puget Sound Coaches Association and International Coach Federation.

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Richard J. Apley Shares His Knowledge About Patents

Richard J. Apley

Chief Patent Officer

 

 

 

Dick received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his law degree from the University of Baltimore. Dick is a registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent agent. He worked for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for 35 years. Eighteen of those years, Dick was a Supervisory Patent Examiner, and 2 of those years, he was Director of the Office of Independent Inventor Programs. As Chief Patent Officer, Dick supervises our patent attorneys, agents, and technical writers. In his spare time, Dick enjoys playing golf, watching movies, and reading.

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Upcoming Guest: November 10, 2010 Bill Corbett Jr., President of Corbett Public Relations, Inc.

 

 

William “Bill” Corbett, Jr.

PRESIDENT

 

Bill Corbett Jr., is the dynamic President of Corbett Public Relations, Inc., an award-winning professional media relations, personal branding and social media marketing consulting firm based in Floral Park, New York.   Bill assists businesses and entrepreneurs to grow their companies and personal brands.  Many clients have been with the firm for over a decade, demonstrating that Corbett Public Relations programs and counsel are valued and highly effective.

 

Bill has made a name for himself in the extremely competitive world of media relations and personal branding.  He is a recognized expert in the field of media relations and personal branding and frequently writes articles and is interviewed by the media on this topic.  He provides hundreds of tips and other free advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs through his Twitter account, @wjcorbett, his Facebook Fan Page, Corbett PR, his blog Grow Your Personal Brand and through his Grow Your Personal Brand LinkedIn Group.  Bill also lectures and gives seminars on personal branding, media relations, community affairs, green marketing and crisis communications.

 

Bill has been recognized for his leadership in media relations and social media marketing by Newsday and Long Island Business News.  Corbett Public Relations represents companies from all sectors, and all clients are either leaders or emerging leaders in their respective business sectors.  The firm’s well-known clients include RE/MAX of New York, New York’s largest real estate sales network; Teachers Federal Credit Union, Long Island’s largest credit union; Advantage Payroll Services, Long Island’s largest independent payroll service provider; Sir Speedy of Westbury, one of the top locations in the franchise network; Shiro of Japan, the New York area’s premiere hibachi steakhouse; and BioPosture, a leading manufacturer of memory foam mattresses and pillows.

 

Over more than 20 years Bill has coordinated hundreds of public relations programs that have included media relations campaigns, media events, press conferences, marketing programs, social media marketing campaigns, marketing and e-marketing campaigns and business development programs for clients.

 

Corbett Public Relations clients are consistently in the media. The firm has secured hundreds of hours of television coverage for clients and placed thousands of articles in newspapers and magazines.  Clients have recently been featured in or on Fox Business News, Fox News Strategy Room, The New York Times, Newsday, Daily News, Newsmax Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, Small Business, Crain’s New York Business, Business LI, Long Island Business News, Long Island Pulse and Long Island Press.  In addition, clients are regularly interviewed by television news programs, newspapers, news websites and radio programs from across the country.  The firm also secures opportunities to provide articles to websites, blogs and trade publications.

 

  

Bill is a 1989 graduate of Marist College, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.  In 1993, Bill received his Master of Science degree in Environmental Management from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus.  For several years Bill was an adjunct professor in the field of public relations at Iona College and today frequently makes presentations to industry and business groups.

 

Early in his career he interned in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Office of Consumer Affairs.  He also worked full time for a member of the New York State Senate.  Bill was a registered lobbyist in New York State and has a proven track record of success in Albany, having assisted in the passage of important legislation for clients.  Bill has also lobbied in the United States Congress, United States Senate, as well as the administrations of two U.S. presidents.

 

In 2005 he was named to the board of The Marty Lyons Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses.  He also provides the foundation with pro bono public relations services.  Corbett Public Relations has provided pro bono media relations to the Long Island Fight for Charity and Long Island Cruizin’ for a Cure car show.  He is a supporter of the Boy Scouts and is a member of the Long Island Elite, Nassau County Council of Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Chapter of the United States Green Building Council, Long Island Association, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island and the Public Relations Society of America.  

 

  

CORBETT PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.

111 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park, New York 11001

Telephone: (516) 775-0435 ext. 1    Cell: (516) 428-9327  Fax: (516) 328-2545

E-mail: wjcorbett@corbettpr.com                                                                                      

Home page: www.CorbettPR.com

Twitter: @wjcorbett

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Carolyn Carter Inventor of Clingy Cord

 

I am a SAHM to three beautiful kids.  I quit my full-time job as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep in 2004, right after I had my daughter, Caitlin Mackenzie (aka CaitiMac), to pursue my full-time job as a SAHM.   In August  2007 I gave birth to my handsome little man, Chase, and in February of 2009 had another adorable baby girl, Camryn.  I love spending every second with my kids, and I feel so blessed that I can stay at home with them.  
 
My oldest daughter, Caitlin has a bunny blanket that she's been attached to since she was about six months old, and at almost six years old now she still takes it everywhere.  It is her most prized possession, and she would be lost without it. Well, on our many outings to the mall, park, grocery store etc., she would sometimes drop it or throw it (along with her bottle and eventually her sippy cup), as most kids do, just to see me run after it as fast as I could to pick it up and get all the filthy germs off of it -  of course, that little game got old really fast.  So, my husband and I decided to find a product that would keep it attached to the stroller, high chair and shopping cart, but that product didn't seem to exist.  We did find ones that held sippy cups but it would only fit certain sizes, and they just didn't really work with her security blanket, and they didn't exactly hold her sippy cups real well. Since we could find what we were looking for, we created it!  (Necessity IS the mother of Invention!)
 
Our one-of-a-kind Clingy Cord will hold everything from sippy cups (all sizes), bottles (every kind), blankets, stuffed animals, dolls, action figures or any other "go-everywhere" items you can think of.  With our patented sliding-knot design, it is the most unique baby item out there and is a MUST-HAVE for any parent who is tired of picking up their child's belongings from the dirty floor or who has ever had to replace these items because they were unknowingly thrown from the stroller and lost.

 

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David A. Fields Multi-Million Dollar Consultant And Co-founder Ascendant Consulting

 

David A. Fields is a multi-million dollar consultant who co-founded Ascendant Consulting in 2005. In addition to helping his corporate clients capture markets David is a master mentor to Consultants, Coaches, Trainers and other independent professionals, which is one of the ways he pays it forward. David was named one of Advertising Age magazine’s ‘Marketing Top 100’ and has been cited by BusinessWeek, IndustryWeek, USA Today, CNN Money, Investor’s Business Daily, and the American Marketing Association, among others. So, the advice David you will be hearing today and which he has captured in his book series, More Projects, More Revenue, is coming from a world-class source.”

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Britany K Earls, Entrepreneur & Founder of Genesis Magazine

 

 

 

Brittany Kaytrina Earls is an Atlanta, GA native who now resides in New York, NY. As a recipient of the Hope Scholarship, she attended Georgia State University in August 2004, where she majored in Sociology and minored in English. She graduated three years later in 2007, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Brittany has had the mindset of an entrepreneur since she started her own home-based business at age 20, and later turned all of her focus towards her passion for writing into a business as she began freelance writing for The More Focus Group LLC, and later became the Associate Editor for Blest Magazine by age 21. At 22, she created Genesis Magazine LLC (www.mygenesismagazine.com). The thought of Genesis Magazine came from her love of thoughtful journalism. Never caring about celebrity gossip and bad news media, Brittany was always interested in people who start their own companies, create wealth, have a new talent, new book, or have broken barriers and achieved success. So, she created Genesis Magazine to cover the above interests and more. Brittany plans to return to the world of academia in the next three or four years to obtain her Master’s and Doctor’s degree in creative writing/editing.

About Genesis Magazine

Genesis is a magazine dedicated to the exposure of driven individuals who have broken barriers, eliminated obstacles, and achieved incredible career, personal, and entrepreneurial success. This publication is not for the dreamers but for the doers. These overachievers wake up every morning, put their boxing gloves on, grit their teeth, and sink their claws into life until they receive what they were born for. These elect individuals were not given anything, yet against all odds they are on their way to the top. Genesis Magazine is geared towards a vast, diverse audience of open-minded, multi-cultural, family oriented and well-rounded individuals who thirst for life and are purpose driven. Inside the pages of Genesis you will not find the flashiest bling, naked models, or celebrity gossip. Each issue is carefully designed to leave you entertained, well informed, educated, motivated, and inspired to dream and work harder. It is our belief that when the door in front of you doesn't open and neither does the door after that, find a window and burst it open; we need circumstances in our favor to achieve our goals and sometimes we must create those circumstances. The mission of Genesis Magazine is to encourage you to step out of the box, remove all limits, break out of your shell and be the first to achieve the unachievable. Welcome to Genesis, may you dream, thrive, and prosper. Be the first!

 

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Guest on 9/29 Leslie Haywood Founder and President of Charmed Life Products, LLC, inventor of Grill Charms™.

 

 

 

 

Leslie Haywood is Founder and President of Charmed Life Products, LLC, inventor of Grill Charms™.   Haywood was a stay-at-home mother to two daughters until April of 2006 when a very spicy light bulb moment thrust her into the entrepreneurial ring.  Despite a diagnosis of breast cancer in June 2006 and a bilateral mastectomy in August 2006, Haywood launched her product Grill Charms™ November of the following year.  Since the debut of Grill Charms™, she has appeared multiple times on CNBC’s “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch”, on Charleston ABC affiliate Channel 4 “LowCountry Live” as well as ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank".  She has numerous publications such as Everyday with Rachael Ray, Parenting Magazine, Inc Magazine, Health Magazine, Inventors Digest, Chile Pepper Magazine, newspaper features, radio and pod cast interviews to her accreditation.  For more information please visit her “news” page at www.grillcharms.com

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Guest for Sept 22nd Bill Dueease Author and Co-founder of The Coach Connection

 

Bill Dueease

Co-founded The Coach Connection (TCC) in 2001 to assist people to achieve their greatest results through life coaching. Over 1,500 TCC clients now go to play every day and get to call it work by connecting with their personally matched TCC Member Coach. After many years of success in various business endeavors, Bill found his dream job in career coaching with his company, The Coach Connection! He now conducts leadership workshops for women business owners for "The Count Me In" women business owners' growth organization, and has spoken to numerous groups on coaching, working, and business issues. His business and life improvement articles have been published in over 100 paper magazines, and in an untold number of Internet sites. He holds a BS and a MS in Industrial Engineering and Management. He has been happily married for 25 years and has four grown children

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Rob Basso Helping Small Businesses

  Rob Basso  

Entrepreneur on a mission to help other small businesses and get American

businesses back on their feet.

Rob Basso has a mission, no a passion, to help small businesses navigate their way to success. Rob is committed to providing information and solutions to help small businesses and entrepreneurs get back on track, overcome challenges, create jobs and rebuild the American economy. At BassoOnBusiness.com, he is building a community to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit and create a destination where business owners can get important tools and information that are vital to their success.

Rob is also the executive producer and host of a unique web business program geared towards assisting small businesses in overcoming challenges. Each program is paired with Working Lunch with Rob, a monthly lunch event where the newest episode of Basso On Business is premiered. The business owners that attend then offer further advice and solutions to the business profiled, providing powerful insight to create positive change in their organization.

From the time he was in college Rob has been involved in many business ventures, including an ice cream truck route in a highly competitive and contested area of Long Island. More recently he was co-

 

 

 

founder of a newly created national bank and has invested in multiple entertainment projects. By developing creative ideas and taking risks, he has grown successful businesses and contributed to the success of many others. As the owner of the New York region’s largest independent payroll processing firm, Advantage Payroll Services (www.liadvantage.com), he has been involved with business owners and thousands of small businesses. With over 2,000 clients, he has his finger on the pulse of small business and has gained a wealth of knowledge; now he is sharing this knowledge with struggling small business owners.

Rob is a respected small business expert and sought after speaker who is regularly called upon by the regional and national media to comment on small business related issues and trends. Rob has appeared on

 

 

 

Fox Business News and regional news programs. He has been interviewed by Entrepreneur and Time magazines and is frequently interviewed by leading newspapers including Newsday, The New York Times and the Long Island Business News. He has appeared in national Associated Press stories and is a frequent guest on radio and TV programs across the nation.

Join the conversation at BassoOnBusiness.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest for Wed. Sept 1st Bill Waitsman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Harvest Group

 

Bill Waitsman is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Harvest Group.  Bill has taken his Consumer Products experience with his love for small business to build a company that serves consumer packaged goods companies in the development of their go to market plans and the national sales implementation.  His passion to build a faith based business that effectively bridges work style gaps between generations has resulted in a high powered team and a truly unique work culture that glorfies God through building a foundation for business growth for their clients.  The Harvest Group has 25 employees and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas nearby to Walmart & Sam’s Club headquarters. 

 

Since launching The Harvest Group in 2006, Bill has been instrumental in launching new products into the marketplace for their clients.  In 2008, Bill led the national launch of Sprout Baby Foods (based in NYC), to key retailers around the US including Whole Foods Market, Publix, HEB, and numerous other food retailers.  He served as the Sprout VP of Sales until national distribution had been accomplished in 2010.

 

Prior to forming The Harvest Group, Bill was a corporate executive with Procter & Gamble (P&G), Bill spent 14 years in various sales management roles before moving his family from Cincinnati, OH to Fayetteville, AR to manage the P&G (Wal-Mart) Health Care business.   Bill furthered his interest in smaller businesses by working both the Iams and PUR acquistions at P&G.  Bill was also very active in sharing his faith as part of his work responsibilities.  He found great relevance in his work by leading Men’s Bible studies at the P&G offices.  His mentorship of other men has long been core to his work and personal ministry.

 

Bill Co-Founded the NorthStar Partnering Group in 2001 which represented his first small company venture outside of his corporate career.  As a NorthStar Partner, Bill saw the company grow from a small start up to a 30 employee consulting firm working with Fortune 100 clients such as Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, KAO Brands, and Disney.  NorthStar Partnering Group is a faith based consulting firm based in Fayetteville, AR.  Bill departed NorthStar in 2001 to launch The Harvest Group.

 

Bill spends most of his spare time with his family.  He also enjoys exercising and is running in his first marathon in December.  Bill and his wife Nika live in Fayetteville, AR with their three children, Caleb (15), Faith (11), and Whitney (8).

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Guest for Wed. Aug. 25th 10am EST Lara Galloway - Mom Biz Coach



Lara Galloway - Mom Biz Coach

 

 

Lara Galloway has built a successful business by helping other women blend work and family priorities. Being a mom and an entrepreneur is a huge challenge for women who:

      Started their own businesses in hopes of getting the freedom, flexibility and fulfillment they wanted, but wound up working more than they ever did before they had kids

      Are masters of their craft or service, but lack the skills, expertise and resources required to successfully grow a business

      Don’t know how to create goals that support their business AND their family life

      Lack the support they need from their spouse, family and friends

      Never have enough time to do all it takes to run a family while running a business

      Fear marketing and sales and other core business processes required for business growth

 

Lara launched her business Mom Biz Coach to help mothers with their number one challenge: finding enough time to “do it all.” 

 

Galloway was recently featured in Forbes, is a sought after speaker and business coach, hosts a weekly radio show and is regularly featured in the national and international media.

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Jason O'Neill Founder of Pencil Bugs Plus and Author of Bitten By The Business Bug

 

Jason O'Neill

 

14-year-old Jason O'Neill didn’t plan on becoming an entrepreneur at the age of nine but when he had an opportunity to make a product for a craft fair in 2005, his idea took off and within months, he had started his business, Pencil Bugs Plus.

 

Jason continued to expand with new products and most recently became a published author with his first book, “Bitten by the Business Bug: Common Sense Tips for Business and Life from a Teen Entrepreneur.” Life does not have to be complicated. Sometimes it just means getting back to the basics, using common sense, and taking one step at a time regardless of age. 

 

He has received a lot of national media attention for his business as well as several awards including the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at age eleven and being named on a Forbes Top 10 List of Role Models 18 & Under when he was just twelve years old.

 

Jason enjoys speaking at schools, organizations, and large events sharing his story, inspiring and encouraging people of all ages to try their ideas and give back to their communities.

 

Since he started his business, Jason has been donating part of his proceeds to children’s charities. He currently supports Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California by buying toys, games, books and other gifts for the kids. For Christmas 2009, he held a fundraiser to donate teddy bears. His initial goal was to donate 250 bears. With donations from around the world and adding in his own money, Jason was able to raise over $5000 which enabled him to buy 1800 teddy bears for the hospital. He has already started on his Christmas 2010 fundraiser and hopes to make it even bigger. His charitable philosophy? “Do something because even the smallest effort can make a difference in someone else’s life.”

 

Visit www.pencilbugs.com for more information.

 

 

 

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August 11th Guest: Nell Merlino Founder, President and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence

                      

 

NELL MERLINO

 

Nell Merlino is Founder, President and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million $ enterprises.  She is author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work,” from Broadway Books, which is available from Amazon.com. 

 

Throughout her career, Nell Merlino has been inspiring millions of people to take action. She is the creative force behind Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which moved more than 71 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about their future.

 

Through Count Me In, Nell is now inspiring women entrepreneurs to dream big and achieve even more. She is leading a global movement to empower women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses to a million dollars and beyond by providing tools, resources, and a supportive community of their peers.  Count Me In’s Make Mine a Million $ Business program reaches women entrepreneurs in communities around the country through events and on-line community. This movement will not only add millions of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity, but take women to new levels of independence, empowering them to act as economic leaders.

 

Nell is also the founder and President of Strategy Communication Action, Ltd. (SCA) in New York City, a firm specializing in the creation of public education campaigns that motivate people to act.  She is a member of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Policy (ACIEP), which named her a Pathways to Prosperity Envoy.  Prior to founding Count Me In, Merlino created campaigns like the YWCA’s The Week Without Violence, the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, worked in two state governments, was an advance woman in presidential politics, a union organizer and a Fulbright Scholar. 

 

Merlino lives in Manhattan with her husband, Gary Conger.

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Guest on Aug 4th Mike Michalowicz Entrepreneur and Author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

 

Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-CAL-o-witz) started his first business at the age of 24, moving his young family to the only safe place he could afford - a retirement village. With limited resources and no experience, he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar technology business, sleeping in conference rooms to avoid hotel costs. After selling his first company, Mike launched a new business the very next day, and in less than three years, sold it to a Fortune 500. With his newest multi-million dollar venture, Obsidian Launch, he grows authors and experts into industry superstars.

Mike is a graduate of Inc. & MITs Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program. He has received multiple entrepreneurship awards, including the SBAs Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mike is a recurring guest on CNBCs The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, ABC News, Fox News and other television programs. He has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, US News & World Report, National Public Radio (NPR), the New York Times, and other publications.

Mike is a frequent guest lecturer for entrepreneurial groups and professional business groups throughout the world. Mike is also a guest lecturer for collegiate entrepreneurial programs such as Babson, Boston College, Columbia, Emerson, Harvard, Penn State, Pepperdine and Princeton.

Learn more about Mike Michalowicz on Wikipedia

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Alicia Marie Fruin Founder & Owner of People Biz, Inc.

 

 

Alicia Marie has become a national leader in the field of coaching and training for small business owners. For over a decade, she has coached managers, presidents and sales professionals on how to build businesses truly worth having. She has been an entrepreneur for almost 20 years.

Through her business, PeopleBizInc., Alicia has developed comprehensive tools and programs to support and educate business owners and professionals. Her insatiable desire to learn more about people, along with her expertise in behavioral sciences, neuro-linguistics and business, give her a unique ability to powerfully address the challenges her clients face.

Alicia Marie enjoys dispelling the myths and misunderstandings about business coaching. “It’s not training and it is not consulting,” she says. She has numerous coaching certifications including her PCC with International Coach Federation.

Alicia Marie is a popular speaker and workshop leader; she has led hundreds of programs on leading and managing employees, communication skills, fearless business practices and entrepreneurial success to clients, professional associations, and small businesses.

She is happily married to Chris Fruin. She is a mother of five adult children and grandmother of three. She is a Yoga enthusiast and runner. Having spent most of her life in Texas, she currently resides in the Austin metro area.

 

 

www.PeopleBizInc.com

Main Office: (512) 989-2230 * Fax: (512) 366-9763

Some of our clients have included

Texas Beauty Labs, Creative Display Solutions, Cycle Aware, Alamo Title, Home Health Care Alliance, Fairway Independent Mortgage Company—National Account, Keller Williams University—National Account, Endeavour Group, Spotless Cleaning, Inc., Griffin Marketing Group, Interiority Complex, Dig Your Work, Ameriprise Financial, Extreme Elegance Image, White Pages, All Star Directories.

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Marketing Expert Steve Couture Shares Secrets on How To Succesfully Bring A Product To Market

Steve Couture - Vice President,  Marketing & Retail Sales

Steve Couture has over 17 years of successful sales and marketing leadership experience. He is an innovative strategist with a proven track record of developing and marketing effective business solutions to drive major revenue and profit growth in multiple vertical markets.

Steve joined Union Springs Pharmaceuticals in May 2009 as USP's Vice President of Marketing, Inside Sales, and is also currently providing leadership for USP's retail/consumer sales launch. Prior to joining Union Springs Pharmaceuticals, Steve was Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at Standard Publishing. While there, Steve provided executive leadership for their combined Sales & Marketing organization including National Accounts, International Sales, Inside Sales and Customer Service (outbound and inbound), Field Sales, Independent Sales Contractors, Direct/Consumer Sales, Trade/Retail, Distributor Sales, and Wholesalers. Most of Steve's earlier career was spent at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a world-wide medical device division of Johnson and Johnson, where he moved through various management positions during his 12+ years there. Steve was responsible for leading teams to execute core strategic business initiatives deemed critical for business growth within various organizations including: worldwide sales operations, project/program management, and worldwide physician product/services support.

Steve and his work in developing and marketing successful sales/marketing business models was recently highlighted as a case-study in a book titled Data-Driven Print, by Dr. Patricia Source, from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Steve presents at various industry conferences on the future trends of multi-channel target marketing technologies and web-based customer acquisition tools.

Steve earned a M.B.A., Masters of Business Administration Degree from Xavier University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Dayton, and a PMI Masters Certification from George Washington University

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Guest for Wed. July 7th Francine Glick President of Water Journey Ltd.

Francine Glick

 

Francine Glick is President of Water Journey Ltd., a personal care products company whose flagship product is Hands2GO, an alcohol-free instant hand sanitizer.  Francine founded the company in 1997 when she was looking for a way to sanitize her children’s hands. Unimpressed with alcohol gels, she developed the original alcohol-free formulation of Hands2GO in her kitchen sink.

 

Previously, Francine was the VP of Information Technology in the Mergers and Acquisitions Division of Barclays Bank and before that was the product manager for the Unix Operating System at Bell Laboratories.

 

Francine holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from New York University.

 

She is an awardee of the Count Me In and OPEN from American Express Make Mine a Million $ Business Award.

 

Francine is a frequent speaker on topics relating to entrepreneurship and women in business.

 

She is a member of the WPO, NJAWBO, ICMAD, the OPEN from American Express Customer Advisory Council, and remains active with her Alma Maters. She is on the Board of The American Cleaning Institute, a non-profit trade association whose members produce 90% of cleaning products marketed in the US.

 

Under Francine’s direction, Water Journey has won numerous awards:

2007 Winner of the New York Enterprise Report Small Business Award for marketing

2005 Make Mine a Million $ Business Award

2004 Finalist, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors City award for best new packaging

2001 Winner of the Best New Amenity, International Hotel and Motel and Restaurant show, NYC

 

Francine and Water Journey have been featured in print, radio and TV (CNBC, MSNBC, Newark Star Ledger, Bergen Record, NJBiz, West Essex Tribune, Crains NY, Businessweek.com, Joan Hamburg, Liz Hamburg, NJ Business on News 12, SBTV, paralelles.com)

 

Her hobbies include reading, yoga, travel, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Contact Info: www.waterjourney.com, fglick@waterjourney.com, www.twitter.com/fglick

 

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Kathy Korman Frey

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Kathy Korman Frey
Founder/Chief Hot Momma

Kathy Korman Frey is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the George Washington University school of Business and teaches the award-winning Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership class. She is also the founder of the consulting firm Vision Forward (www.VisionForward.com). Since its inception in 2001, Vision Forward has become known for its unique approach to consulting which combines planning and staff training in a one-to-two day “bootcamp” format. The firm specializes in helping businesses with female leadership. Clients include AARP, The US Department of Justice, Entrepreneur’s Organization, Chief Executive’s Organization, Visa, and The Federal Drug Administration. Frey is also the creator of the world’s largest women’s case study database: The Hot Mommas Project. The cutting edge, crowd-sourced online library is the recipient of a 2006 Coleman Foundation Case Award and has been profiled by The Washington Post Magazine, NPR, and featured in Prentice Hall textbooks.

Prior to her current activities, Frey served as Chief Operating Officer for the National Council on the Aging Development Corporation where she worked with teams to develop, capitalize, and manage entrepreneurial ventures in the health and aging industries. She was part of the planning team for www.BenefitsCheckUp.org which today delivers a 200 to 1 ROI. Frey also served as an analyst and in management at Markowitz & McNaughton, Incorporated (later acquired by Citigate and partnered with The McLean Group) performing competitive and merger & acquisition analyses for Fortune 100 clients to advise the leaders of multinational corporations on strategic growth decisions.

Frey earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia where she received the Seven Society’s James Earle Sargeant award for community service. She is a featured contributor on Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference site, the author of the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation blog, a Harvard Business School case author, and dubbed one of “America’s Top Business Bloggers” by the HSM World Business Forum. She is a regular speaker on the topics of women’s leadership and education, mentorship, and work-life balance. Frey is a former board member of the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. She lives in DC with entrepreneur husband Josh Frey, their two children, Maxwell and Lilah, and dog Foxy.

Contact Kathy: Twitter

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Laura Deutsch & Heather Ouida Co-Owners of Babybites.com and Kiddydbites.com

Laura Deutsch

  Laura Deutsch is the founder and creator of babybites.  Laura experienced the transition from being a working woman to stay-at-home mom challenging, lonely, and stressful.  She understood the importance of spending time with other new moms but found it difficult to find new mom friends. Laura’s vision was to create a venue where new moms could easily meet, socialize, and feel a sense of community with other new moms.

Laura held her first babybites luncheon in February 2006 on the Upper East Side and the response from the community was overwhelming!  Emails poured in from moms all over NYC asking Laura to bring babybites to their part of town.  She responded by starting babybites luncheons on the Upper West Side and in Murray Hill.  In response to more requests Laura enhanced the babybites program to include events for expectant moms, sample classes around town, parenting seminars, support groups, toddler activities, and special events for the whole family.

Fast forward several years and babybites has become a household name in the New York area mommy world.  babybites is the place for moms and moms-to-be to network, socialize, learn, share, play, and be part of a supportive community.

Come share a babybites experience and you too will meet other moms and form friendships that will last a lifetime!

Heather Ouida

Heather Ouida always thought that motherhood would get a whole lot easier once her two boys entered school.  She quickly realized that although she left the sleepless nights and toddler tantrums behind, a whole new set of age-specific challenges arose.  As she always did when she had parenting questions, Heather turned to Laura Deutsch, founder of babybites.

Together Laura and Heather co-founded kiddybites. They decided to use babybites’ already successful format and tailor it to the needs of parents with children aged 4+. Kiddybites’ mission is to provide advice and education through seminars and events, to help parents better support, understand and interact with their children.

Heather used her experience—both as a mom as well as a learning specialist with over 15 years of experience in London and at Dalton in Manhattan—to establish a lecture series that fosters the physical, emotional and intellectual development of children, facilitated by top child and parenting professionals.

Heather lives on the Upper East Side with her husband Jordan and their two sons. Here are some “fun-facts” that Heather posted about herself in one of her blog posts:

“In addition to all the standard, run-of-the-mill facts you can read about me on my bio, here are a few juicier tidbits: (1) nothing makes me laugh harder than hearing my sons laugh; (2) I eat one jar of Nutella a week (straight up); (3) I have been addicted to yoga for years and still can’t touch my toes; (4) when I met my husband he had a Mohawk; (5), I was once escorted at gunpoint from the Giza Pyramids in Egypt for mistakenly entering a restricted zone (my-bad); (6) Chuck Bass (enough said); and, (7) I am crazy-passionate about moms supporting each other without passing judgment.  Please see my earlierblog post, Non-Judgment day in the Village. http://www.babybites.com/09/16/non-judgment-day-in-the-village/ "

 

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Jeff Gawronski Founder & CEO of Yak About It and Dorm Co.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Gawronski is the founder & CEO of Yak About It. This online
marketplace features inventions exclusively from independent
entrepreneurs and is considered the launching pad for new and unknown
inventions. Jeff's latest venture Dorm Co (
www.DormCo.com) is a
college dorm supply superstore that launched on March 1, 2010.

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Betty-Ann Heggie Business Owner & Professional Speaker Richie Byrne Commedian & Charity Fundraiser

About Betty-Ann
 
Betty-Ann Heggie has reinvented herself more times than Madonna - from beauty queen to beer rep to belly dancer to corporate executive, and now to The Stilletto Chick, a slimmed-down globe-trotter and speaker who helps women connect to their flow of Effortless Energy. A member of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, Betty-Ann is all too familiar with the issues women face balancing careers and motherhood. She is also well aware of the struggles that women are met with on a daily basis, having personally gained and lost over 100 pounds - twice. As a result, Betty-Ann now devotes her time to helping women leverage their masculine and feminine energy to address issues such as weight, work, and wealth.
 
Betty-Ann grew up working in a family business and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan. She was on her way to a career in teaching when she became the first female beer rep in Saskatchewan. Her journey through the business world ultimately landed her in agribusiness, where she climbed the corporate ladder to become a senior vice president at PotashCorp. She has the distinction of being named Canada's Top Investor Relations Officer by both her clients and her peers, and was also awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. More recently she won the Alumni Mentorship Award from the University of Saskatchewan, and her efforts on behalf of women were recognized by the "Women Helping Women" award at the 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in New York.
 
After 26 years in the corporate world, Betty-Ann heard a calling to share her quest for female empowerment. She shows her audiences the importance of having enough feminine energy to balance the masculine energy prevalent in the system. Just as a corporation benefits from the infusion of feminine energy women bring to the table, so too will individuals benefit from developing their opposite energy. By following her Six Stilletto Steps, you can balance the energy of the genders and access the Effortless Energy of the universe.
 
Today, Betty-Ann spreads her message through her keynote speeches and workshops across North America, and you can schedule her to speak at your next event. She has also used her retirement to embrace her love of travel, where her experiences in many countries have underlined her beliefs about the importance of good Gender Physics. You can follow her insights at her blog, Reflections On Gender Physics: Leveraging Masculine and Feminine Energy. And be sure to check out her eBook, Love the Woman in the Mirror: Six Stilletto Steps to Making Peace with Weight, available now!

Richie Byrne

 

 

One of the most requested comedians working today, Richie’s talents are a unique mix. Combine the sharpness of the New York observationalist with the charm of an old-school storyteller--add a dominating stage presence with one of the highest laugh-per-minute counts in the business and you have only scratched the surface of this one-of-a-kind performer.

 

A classic complainer, Richie Byrne is someone we all can relate to. His stories about his mother, his brothers, his cousin’s wedding, his grandmother…make you swear he must have been at your last family affair. He can then change gears and pontificate on the world we live in (politics, popular music, kids, sports) that make you believe he must know what you are thinking! But, his most hard-hitting material is usually reserved for Richie himself. His stories about being on the set of shows like “Sex & the City” and “The Sopranos”… or going to the doctor…or even just trying to drive home from the show will have you roaring with laughter.

 

Richie is now the official warm- up comedian for FOX’s, “Dr. Oz Show.”

He’s proud to be associated with such a successful show. Richie has also incorporated his experiences from the show into his comedy routine.

 

His comedy credits include such well-known clubs as Dangerfield’s and Carolines in Manhattan as well as many clubs around the country, including Hilarities in Cleveland and The Ice House in Pasadena. Richie has had comedy appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” & “The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet” and most recently, TruTv’s “World’s Dumbest…”

 

Not only a popular comedian, Richie is also an accomplished actor & singer, with a long resume of theatrical credits (music and legit) as well as television. Besides his stints on HBO’s “Sex” & “Sopranos” he has also been on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” & “Conviction” on NBC. He can also be seen in the feature film “Goodbye Baby”. Written & directed by Dan Schecter, it is a film about a young girl who enters the world of stand-up. Besides performing material in the movie and playing a part, Richie was also a consultant on the set and helped to write original material for the lead character.

 

Richie is also very proud to be a main performer for the “Comedy Cures” organization. Founded by Saranne Rothberg, “Comedy Cures” is a non-profit organization that uses comedy as a therapeutic tool for people living with illness, depression, trauma and disabilities. “Comedy Cures” recently organized a show at the United Nations. Richie was the opening act. The UN officials stated that comedy had never been done there before, so Richie Byrne is proud to say that he is the first comedian ever to perform at the UN! Richie has also been a major part of Comedy Cures “Laugh Talk Radio.”

 

But, Richie’s biggest accomplishment in show business is “The Richie Byrne Show”. Richie’s talent for acting, singing and comedy made it a natural step that he would star in his own ‘variety show’ series and “The Richie Byrne Show” is it!

 

Written by some of the top comics in NY and performed by some of the most talented actors, singers and musicians, “The Richie Byrne Show” is an “off the wall” throwback to the old days of “Variety”. Based on such great programs like “The Jackie Gleason Show” and “Your Show of Shows” , the ensemble cast and “big name” guest stars from all walks of entertainment take you on a 90 minute, whirlwind ride of sketches, songs and stand-up comedy in a seamless fashion, with Richie Byrne as the hilarious thread that holds all the pieces together.

 

Richie Byrne is a multi-talented, uniquely funny comedian and performer that you don’t dare miss!!! For more information, contact Linda Rohe, Coastal Entertainment Productions

(718) 728-8581.

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Sari Crevin Founder of BooginHead

In 2005, working mother Sari Crevin created the very first prototype of SippiGrip in San Ramon California. Sari was becoming frustrated when her 1-year-old son, Jake, would throw his sippy cup to the floor from his high chair, stroller and car seat. Sari was constantly picking up the cups that were either getting dirty or getting lost. “Necessity really was the mother of invention and I could not find any product, in stores or on-line, that met my needs,” Sari remembers.  Hence, the SippiGrip was born.

 

After an evolution of prototypes, research and testing of the SippiGrip, Sari formed BooginHead LLC. in September 2007 and dedicated herself to launching the new and useful product for parents - and for parents everywhere she has helped end the cup throwing game!

BooginHead LLC. is currently located in Bellevue, Washington where the sister product, PaciGrip was created in 2008.  BooginHead’s PaciGrip is a universal pacifier holder in matching SippiGrip colors. Although not a new concept, Sari Crevin’s product is fashionable, universally compatible with all pacifier brands and is the most affordable product available.  PaciGrip is BooginHead’s best selling item.

 

The third product, Splat Mat, a unique 48” round reusable mat in three fashion forward colors guaranteed to catch every spill, was introduced last year at The ABC Show.

 

BooginHead continues to move forward in creating several other solutions based products that are geared towards simply making parents’ lives easier!  Crevin says that “the basis for all the products I create need to fit a certain criteria: is it solving a problem, is it fashionable and does it break the bank?  In this economy it is a need vs. a want so creating functional products that meet a need and look more expensive than they are is a great niche.”

 

Crevin’s products have won multiple awards including 2 iParenting Media Awards, Creative Child Magazine’s Seal of Excellence Award and was chosen to participate in Target’s “2008 Parent Invented Products Program.”  SippiGrip and PaciGrip are sold in retailers nationwide, online and internationally, including Target and Babies “R” Us.

 

Crevin graduated from the University of Arizona where she majored in Human Resource Management with a degree from the School of Business.  She is also a certified Life Coach and focuses on career coaching.  She is one of the few people whose career derived from her major, “by day” she a Human Resources Manager in the X-Box Division at Microsoft.  She lives in Bellevue with her husband and their two young sons.

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May 26th Guests: Karen O'Neill & Dallas Woodburn: Inspiring Our Young Students Today

Karen O'Neill is a fourth grade teacher at Sidwell Friends School, and independent Quaker PK-12 school in Washington, D.C. This is her ninth year teaching at the elementary school level after having been an investment banker for the prior 16 years. She moved to D.C. from New York city with her husband Stephen in 2003 and has two young children, Jack and Sam.
 

 

 

 

Dallas Woodburn, 22, is the author of two award-winning collections of short stories and a forthcoming novel. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her nonfiction has appeared in Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, and eight Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is the founder of Write On! For Literacy, an organization that encourages young people to discover confidence, joy, self-expression and connection through reading and writing. This summer, her new publishing company Write On! Books is releasing its first anthology of stories, essays and poetry written by more than sixty kids and teens from across the U.S. and even abroad. More info can be found at http://www.writeonbooks.org.

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American Idol Favorites Scott MacIntyre with mom Carole and MISHAVONNA

You have seen them on American Idol in previous seasons! Now revisit with American Idol favorites- Scott MacIntyre with Mom Carole MacIntyre and Mishavonna.

 

 

 

www.scottmacintyre.com

www.myspace.com/scottmacintyre

www.twitter.com/ScottDMacIntyre

 

Carole MacIntyre was born in Colorado and grew up in Redondo Beach, California. She was raised in an airline family and from an early age loved to travel She has also lived in Toronto, Canada and now resides in Scottsdale Arizona. A graduate of Biola University in Southern California, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, minor in Bible, she also attended California State University Long Beach for a minor in Computer Science and Community College in Southern California. She was an exchange student in Japan, and later spent 6 months with the Christian organization Youth with a Mission in Hawaii. She has been married to her dear husband for 28 years. (Both she and her husband were contestants on Family Feud before they were married which, when they both found out about this coincidence, is what sealed the deal and they decided they should definitely get married!). Carole has three children, (two are special-needs/ blind), all of whom she home educated in the US and Canada for 19 years from Kindergarten through High School. Both her two eldest sons graduated from University Summa cum Laude at 19 years old with Bachelor’s degrees; the eldest son in Piano Performance, and her second son in Musical Theatre and Economics. Recently her youngest 18 yr old daughter moved to Southern California, and attends Biola University on scholarship in Vocal Performance, while her 21 yr old son Todd relocated to Japan and is working as a lead singer/actor for Tokyo Disney. Her eldest, Scott received his masters degree from the Royal College of Music in London England, as a Marshall Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar for the UK, a Rhodes Scholar finalist and USA Today All Academic First team 2005. Carole enjoys lecturing and performing for organizations in the US and Canada including Home-School organizations, the Mayo Clinic, Braille Institute of Los Angeles, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, The Ontario Provincial Ministry of Education, colleges, churches, and charities. She and her husband and daughter have testified in front of the Arizona House and Senate Education Committees with regards to Homeschooling Disabled Children.
Carole recently assisted her son Scott as sighted guide throughout his year and a half long American Idol journey, living in a BelAire mansion and out of a suitcase for over 6 months - even sleeping on the guys tour bus as they travelled through 52 cities on tour. She has been interviewed on the “Today” show in NYC and danced on the American Idol Stage for the Tour Finale. Additionally, she has traveled as alto in the US, Canada and Japan with the "MacIntyre Family Singers" with performance highlights being ticketed concerts at the Kennedy Center in Wash. DC and Tokyo Billboard Live! in Japan. She is a licensed Realtor in the state of Arizona and works in promotion and management with Scott’s music Career and the release of his new album "Heartstrings" announced on American Idol. Carole’s heart is to share her wealth of practical knowledge and encourage parents in their progression of raising their children.

 

 

MISHAVONNA is a 19-year-old Country Singer/Songwriter raised in both Texas and Southern California. This dual upbringing has strongly influenced her style, defining it as ‘California Country…Country Music with an Edge!’ “Music has always been my passion and the easiest way for me to communicate my feelings to others,” Mishavonna says, while explaining that she keeps her music honest and lyrics direct. Since age 13, Mishavonna has been singing professionally and training vocally since she was 8 years old. In June of 2007 she graduated from high school two years early to pursue her career as a Country singer. After the success of her 1st EP, “From The Edge Of The World,” she has released her 2nd EP, “Country, Soul & Rock N Roll,” generating a positive consensus from both the press and her fans. Each product was released independently and is currently available for purchase through any online music store. Mishavonna is putting the finishing touches on her first full-length album and her debut release is set for Tuesday, August 31st, featuring her current single “Rollercoaster.” In July 2007, Mishavonna auditioned in San Diego for American Idol Season 7 and earned a “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood. Over 12,000 contestants participated in the San Diego audition, where she was 1 of 31 chosen. Only 164 contestants of over 100,000 nationwide made it to ‘Hollywood Week,’ which was quite an accomplishment for a 17-year-old! Mishavonna did not make it to the semi-finals that year, but the experience helped her gain notoriety and she was repeatedly featured on mainstream country radio including: Cliff and Company on 97.3, 92.1 K-SON in San Diego, “Scott Alexander’s 15 Minutes of Fame” on 100.7 K-HAY in Ventura, Backroads Country on 107.9 The Duke in Tennessee and many others. On her 18th birthday, July 25th, 2008, Mishavonna decided to give American Idol another try and auditioned in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was once again given a “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood. This time her practice and perseverance paid off and she made it through Hollywood Week to become one of the “Top 36” semifinalists. On February 25th Mishavonna performed Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” to a national television audience of well over thirty million viewers. Her performance generated a buzz so strong that Train’s original version of the song re-appeared on iTunes’s top 100 pop downloads immediately following Mishavonna’s performance, reaching as high as number 15. These days Mishavonna, accompanied by a young and energetic band, is opening for major acts, performing at fairs, clubs, rodeos, malls and charity events. Her set list includes a various array of originals, from upbeat stadium anthems like ‘Country Thing’ and ‘Stand Back’ to her title track on her 1st EP ‘Edge Of The World,’ featuring a guest appearance by her brother, Christian rapper CPR. Her vocal range is unmatched and her live performance will keep you on your toes like her fun and fierce single “Rollercoaster” and floor you with her timeless ballads like ‘Live In Sin’ and ‘Tear Myself Apart.’ Mishavonna has also been acting professionally since she was 6 in Film, Television and Theatre and has trained with top acting coaches in L.A. She has been cast in numerous films, and has worked side by side with Kelsey Grammer on “Frasier,” with Nathan Lane on the TV show “Charlie Lawrence”, and in the Nickelodeon show, “Unfabulous.” She played Rhoda in the “Bad Seed”, Maria in “West Side Story” and Margot Frank in “The Diary of Ann Frank” at various theatres throughout Los Angeles. Mishavonna keeps grounded by remaining very active in her church and sings in her church choir. She is a strong believer in helping children develop their creative talents and volunteers at The Boys and Girls Club Musical Mentors Program, giving guitar lessons to children. A realist and well beyond her years, 19-year-old Mishavonna knows that the real work starts here. Even though she has already reached many milestones in her young career, she continuously writes, works and performs to reach many more to come. Mishavonna’s debut album signifies that her intentions are honest and her talent concrete. After her first visit to Nashville in March 2010, CMT’s Kelley Cook wrote, “And while Mishavonna is not the typical country music singer, she puts her own twist on country music and just might be the "spice" to Taylor Swift’s ‘sweet.’”

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Michael Anthony - Business Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Contracting Company

Michael Anthony is the owner of a Contracting company that specializes in exterior restoration of high rise buildings, and interior renovations of rental units.  Michael’s company has grown to a 20 million dollar company, within the last five years.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting and worked as an accountant for a short period before launching a career in the real estate/construction industry in 1995.

After switching careers, Michael started renovating 1 and two family homes.  His company would purchase, renovate and sell.  In the 1997 when he opened his contracting company, there was an upswing in the real estate market and he took full advantage of it.

In 2001 he started building new construction projects.  He would purchase a site and act as the developer and the builder.  After doing this for 4 years, he then expanded by taking on jobs from other clients. 

In 2005 he started to work as a sub-contractor in masonry, restoration industry.  Observing  that the development markets were going to recede, he moved all of his company efforts to 90% for hire work, and 10 % in house development. This move, although pre-mature at the time, is the reason he survived this downturn in the construction and housing industry.

His company has found this specialty niche and no longer works as a sub contractor; he made the move to be a prime Contractor after 2 years.

The company employed over 280 employees last year during the peak season.  This season he will employ close to 200 employees or even more depending on the bidding process and its ebbs and flows. 

His clients range from publicly traded Real estate investment trust, to private owners, condo and co-ops.  The company has been involved with Landmarked restorations and Landmarks New Development, and has extensive knowledge and skill in balcony restoration.  Michael's company is also involved in apartment renovation programs that speeds up the turnover of rental units, in 5-8 days.  This quick turn around time has helped his clients increase rents and not lose valuable rental days.

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John LaRosa owner of Successful Office Skills

John LaRosa is President of Successful Office Skills, a Human Resources consultancy whose primary function is Training and Development; occasionally, he conducts employment searches.

 

Before becoming an independent business consultant, John spent more than 20 years of his career with The New York Times.  At the newspaper he held various administrative, marketing and managerial positions in Advertising, Manufacturing and Employee Relations.

 

As a member of the Advertising Department, he sold classified advertising using direct mail and telemarketing techniques.

 

While serving in Manufacturing, he was responsible for managing the production of daily and Sunday papers.  This responsibility also included intense negotiations with various union representatives.

 

And in his Employee Relations assignment, he had responsibility for Employment, Employee Benefits and Training.

 

He began his independent consulting work in 1981 by conducting various communications, supervisory and managerial public seminars through Control Data's Institute for Management Training.  In recent years, John has been presenting in-house, Professional Development seminars to business, industry and government both in the U.S. and Canada.  Moreover, he has done executive coaching for employees selected for such by his clients and for individuals who have sought him out on their own.

 

Course Titles he has developed and presented are:  Effective Writing, Effective Presentations, Speed Learning, Quality Customer Care, Sales and Marketing, Management Skills, Time Management, and Professional Image Training.  He has worked effectively in the support, managerial and marketing disciplines.

 

A partial client listing includes:  The Canadian Government, Control Data Canada, Continental Insurance, CSX Intermodal, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Executone, IBM Corporation, New York City, New York State, Legal Records Managers Association, Okidata, Pershing, the U.S. Navy, the Kuwait Air Force, Cummings & Lockwood, Daiwa,The Henry Street

Settlement House, The Albany Times Union and Montefiore Hospital.

 

 He has been a member of the faculties of New York University, Baruch College, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Katharine Gibbs Business School.  He is a member of ASTD and SHRM. John graduated from Baruch College, in New York City.

 

SOS/jlr/212-879-4469             360 East 72nd Street, NYC 10021                                       sosjlr@aol.com

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Guest for Wed. April 28th Brenda Novak Award Winning Writer AND Dedidicated Fundraiser for Diabetes

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak's author career. "I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup to get them to sleep while I was away," Brenda says. "It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home."

 

What was that something? Brenda decided to write a book, and the rest is history. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Brenda is looking forward to a dynamic new romantic suspense trilogy due out next summer-WHITE HEAT (July 27, 2010), BODY HEAT (August 31, 2010), and KILLER HEAT (September 28, 2010). Many of her books have been designated a RT Book Review Magazine "Top Pick" and have gone on to place in contests such as the National Reader's Choice, the Bookseller's Best, The Write Touch Reader's Award, the Bookbuyer's Best and the Rita (trademark).

 

Brenda has given writing workshops at various RWA events, RT Book Review Magazine conventions, California Fiction Writer meetings, women's groups and library events. She's also done television and radio, including Fox 40 News, News 10, KCRA Weekend Morning News, GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO, GOOD DAY ARIZONA, Booklover TV and KFBK News Talk Radio.

 

Publisher's Weekly says Brenda's novels are "richly dramatic." According to The Library Journal, her work will appeal to those who like their romances with a "sophisticated touch." And RT Book Review Magazine says, "Brenda Novak skillfully blends richly developed characters and emotionally intense issues to create a powerful romance. This is an author destined for stardom."

 

For more about Brenda, visit www.brendanovak.com, where you can find excerpts of her work, monthly prize drawings, book trailers and information about her annual on-line auction for diabetes research which she holds every May in honor of her son and the many others who face this terrible disease. To date, Brenda has raised over three-quarters of a million dollars for this cause.

I look forward to chatting with you!

Brenda

Brenda Novak
THE PERFECT COUPLE, On Sale NOW! 4.5 Stars! "This story grabs the reader by the throat on the first page and never lets go." ~ RT Book Review Magazine
www.brendanovak.com

 

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Rebecca Buscemi Owner of The Savvy Women's Business Solution

Rebecca Buscemi is the owner of The Savvy Women’s Business Solution. The Savvy Women's Business Solution has brought online publicity to many mom entrepreneurs and women in business all over the United States and Canada. Rebecca’s passion is in creating solutions for established professionals and businesses who are ready to take things to the next level. In the recent months, Rebecca has been invited to speak on radio showssocial media marketing summits and teleseminars. She does so with passion and excitement!

She believes in using methods that she pegs as “Social Media Simple” to increase relationships in her own business and the mom entrepreneurs and women that she supports. Rebecca spends her time creating partnerships with her clients, implementing social media strategies and teaching other businesses how to personalize the plan to reach their own goals through professional speaking with various companies.

Rebecca holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood Leadership and is currently pursuing her Masters in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. She lives in Baltimore Maryland with her two children and husband.

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Heather Ledeboer Owner of Mom4Life

Heather Ledeboer is the mom owner of www.Mom4Life.com,  an online boutique specializing in products that are 100% mom invented and shipped for free to all US locations.  Mom4Life.com was birthed in 2003 and the unique product line has quickly grown from 1 to over 900 useful products since that time.  Ledeboer’s company was voted the “Best Online Baby Boutique” in ’08 and ’09 by the readers of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine and was also awarded the “Business of the Year” in ’09 by the Mom’s Choice Award.  With a large following of loyal customers and vendors, it is easy to believe that Heathers original goal “to offer unique products at great prices with exceptional customer service”, has proven to be a recipe for success.

 

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Dara Blaker Musician Turned Business Owner

Dara Blaker grew up in Long Island, New York.  She has been playing music as far back as she can remember.  As a child, she would sit for hours at her chord organ, figuring out melodies to songs she knew, and those she sang in school.  Ironically, piano was not the instrument on which she started her formal studies.  It was the flute.

Dara traveled a lot with her parents.  Once while in Paris, her father suggested they go to an after hours club to hear some jazz.  It was this very night in the club that Dara decided that she wanted to go into music as a career. 

In 1989, Dara got her Bachelor's of Music from NYU, where she graduated with honors.  She did not major in piano, or even in performance.  She majored in music business and technology with a concentration in audio engineering. It was at NYU where her formal study of piano began, but it didn't end there.

She and her husband Edward, who is also a musician, met while she was in college.  They were in a band together and lived in New York City while pursuing a career in music.  From 80's to Adult Contemporary to Rock to Classical music, they have been writing and recording music together ever since; www.vampangel1111.com.  Edward is also the web designer and webmaster for all of her websites.

Years later, after a few career changes, Dara found herself teaching music privately for a small company in Long Island.  Over a 10-year period, she helped develop a curriculum for students.   She also developed a method of how to train others to teach and grew the company from 3 teachers and 50 students to 15 teachers and 400 students.

In January of 2005, to live closer to family, Dara relocated to South Florida with her husband and their daughter, Olivia.  With her skills as a music educator as well as an administrator, she successfully started her own company, Colour Me Music, www.colourmemusic.com.  She and her caring staff teach piano, violin, voice, flute and guitar, as well as preschool music classes. 

With her students in mind, Dara has also self published a collection of intermediate piano pieces entitled An Introduction to the Piano Works of Turetsky (Turetsky is Dara's maiden name, which she uses in the musical world). 

Inspiration from Olivia and years of teaching music in preschool, led Dara to create a product called Helpful Hallie's Mighty Miracle Mist, www.mightymiraclemist.com.  Mighty Miracle Mist is a 4 pack of water-based sprays that makes it fun for kids to behave.  It has been well received by children, parents, grandparents and teachers throughout the US and Canada.  It was in marketing this product that Dara got involved in groups that support Mom-entrepreneurs, and ultimately to her radio show.

If you don't find Dara teaching or playing piano, you can find her with her family outdoors enjoying the fabulous South Florida weather and beaches

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Jeffrey Leventhal

Jeffrey Leventhal - Jeffrey has founded and sold four technology service companies during the past 19 years. In August 2003 he founded OnForce, the first online marketplace for procuring IT labor. He grew OnForce to profitability in addition to raising over $18 million in venture financing. Onforce is the leading IT labor marketplace today with operations in the US, Germany, UK and Canada. The OnForce exit was created by selling shares to Best Buy and two venture capital firms. Prior to OnForce Jeffrey founded Hosted Systems which was sold to a private technology company in 2001. In 1995 Jeffrey founded Remote Lojix a national MSP and service logistics company. Prior to a successful exit, Remote Lojix acquired three companies and had offices in many key US markets. Remote Lojix was sold to AvTel Communications in 1998. Jeffrey Founded LanSafe Network Services in 1991 and sold the business in 1995 in a recapitalization. 
Since the onforce exit Jeffrey has been consulting for several Fortune 1000 companies, serving as a board advisor and board member at early stage businesses and was an original member of the Founders Round Table in NYC.
 

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Tina Hill Owner of Kidzsack

 

Tina Hill is the owner of Kidssack, www.kidzsack.com. Kidzsack was founded in the fall of 2007 with the goal of creating an environmentally conscious and creative product. Kidzsack is a line of eco friendly backsacks that are made from 100% recycled fabric. The fronts are screenrpinted with my original artwork and there are 8 washable markers included in the packaging. Kids color, wash, and recolor.  It’s a great reusable activity!  Kidzsack products are designed to inspire creative play, with the highest level of quality and safety. We are located in West Newbury, MA and the bags are both screenprinted and manufactured in Massachusetts as well.

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Donna Jaroslawski Owner of Liberty Organizing

 

 

Donna Jaroslawski is a Professional Organizer and Life Coach specializing in adults with AD/HD.   She enjoys helping people get organized so they can use their energy and resources for higher goals.  Her focus is to help others see the benefits of organization such as a greater sense of harmony and having space in one’s life to welcome prosperity.   She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization and many AD/HD related organizations.  She has two certifications in her field and is currently working toward a third.  Through this education she is well versed in adult learning styles, brain function as it relates to organization and theories of motivation and time management.  She lives in Syosset, New York with her husband and three sons and aspires to keep that organized!

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Denise Taylor Author Heavenly Birth Guest on 2/24

Denise Taylor, author of "Heavenly Birth- A Mother's Journey, A Daughter's Legacy" and inspirational speaker, lives in Sellersburg, IN with her husband John and four of their five children. (After fifteen years on earth and a three year bout with leukemia, their oldest daughter, Jonnae, experienced her "Heavenly Birth" in June of '08.)

With Jonnae, Denise learned to focus on the positive, even when it appeared to be outweighed by the negative. Now Denise encourages audiences all over the world to choose victory over victimhood. Written or spoken, her words are full of encouragement and hope for all, as she shares her story and powerful practices with an energy and strength that's contagious.

 

Her story in pics and video is shared at www.wegetto.com

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Josephine's Guest on 2/17 is Traci Bisson of The Mom Entrepreneur

Listen Live at 10 am EST on 2/17 with guest Traci Bisson of The Mom Entrepreneur on being a successful Mom Entrepreneur and how to build an online community!

About The Mom Entrepreneur:
The Mom Entrepreneur, established in April 2008 by Traci Bisson, is a company that offers tips, advice and resources for balancing motherhood and running a company. The company manages a suite of blogs, including The Mom Entrepreneur, Kids in NH and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Since its inception, The Mom Entrepreneur has continued to grow. The company added The Mom Entrepreneur Online Support Group in June, which now has over 950 members who network with each other and offer support. The company also runs The Mom Entrepreneur Co-op Shop, which includes bargains on dozens of products and services as well as an educational teleseminar series covering a wide range of topics important to mom entrepreneurs.

For more information, visit http://www.TheMomEntrepreneur.com.

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Candi Wingate Owner of Nannies4hire.com

 

Let’s talk Nannies with Candi Wingate from Nannies4Hire and her experiences with Jon & Kate and Dr. Phil!

About Nannies4Hire.com

Nannies4hire.com has been affiliated with the nanny industry since 1987 and has grown into the largest and most successful company in the business. Candi Wingate, President of Nannies4hire.com, a mother herself, knows first-hand how hard it can be to find the perfect nanny. We put a great deal of effort into making Nannies4hire.com as easy to use as possible. Our database is designed to assist families in finding a quality nanny for their specific needs and requirements and offer nannies an enjoyable employment experience.

A free preview of available nannies is available to families. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time, temporary, summer, live-in or live-out nannies or elderly/companion care there are a variety of experience levels available. Once you are a registered member, you will have access to contact information and advanced search features. Helpful tools are available to registered families and nannies, including sample interview questions, a sample reference form and a sample contract.

Besides relationships with Dr. Phil, Supernanny and the Discovery Channel/TLC (to name a few), we have also teamed up with corporations to help find childcare for their employees. Thousands of families and nannies throughout the United States and Canada have joined Nannies4hire.com and our list continues to grow daily.

If you have any unanswered questions, please visit our www.Nannies4Hire.com website.

Candi's staff is available to respond to your needs. We strive to provide the highest quality customer service!

 

 

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Wendy Pease Owner of Rapport, International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Pease is owner of Rapport International, a language services company offering translation and interpretation in 100+ languages.  Prior to this, she served in senior management positions in international marketing and business development.  She has an MBA from Dartmouth College, and a BA in Foreign Service from Penn State.  Wendy has lived in Mexico, Taiwan and the Philippines and is passionate about languages, cultures and communications.

 

Description of Rapport International

Founded in 1987, Rapport International offers foreign language translation, interpretation and services in over 100 languages to hundreds of well-known companies around the globe. With a commitment to providing precise professional translation services in order to improve global communications locally, Rapport International is the source for fast yet exacting, knowledgeable and culturally sensitive translation and interpretation services.

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Rose Jannuzzi of Jannuzzi Clothing Ltd.

 

My dream started at a young age when I used to sketch dresses and create “inspiration walls” with pages that I tore from magazines (I’m pretty sure my dad is still trying to putty all the holes I made in my bedroom walls). After graduating from High School, I applied for a part-time sales job at May Company. During my interview, the HR Director felt that I would be a good fit for a position in the Buying Office, thus launching my career in the Fashion Industry. A few years later, I was recruited by Rampage Clothing which at the time was one of the hottest companies in junior fashions. The entrepreneurial spirit that permeated the company allowed me to play multiple roles and gain a lot of experience in a very short time. During my tenure I held positions in Sales, Visual Merchandising, Buying & Merchandise Planning. Five years later, I accepted an offer from Wet Seal to help launch a new store concept. The idea of developing a business from the ground up was very appealing and I jumped in with both feet. Within six months our team rolled out a 35 Arden B. locations, the foundation of which is still present in the 95 stores they operate today. In late-1999, Guess, Inc. was looking to grow their Retail Division and asked me to help develop their Planning & Allocation team. After one month I thought I made a huge mistake. Their retail stores’ inventory problems were much worse than I imagined but, what the heck, I was up for a challenge. Over the next few years, my team and I were able to get inventory positions under control and bring exceptional profitability to the division. While I was proud of my accomplishments, it occurred to me one day that my years of 55-65 hour work weeks had resulted in seven-figure bonuses for a handful of executives…and I was tired of making other people rich! In May of 2005, I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of starting my own company, and Jannuzzi was born. Our distinctive collection is currently available in over 400 stores nationwide.

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Catherine Ryan Hyde Author

 

 

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 14 published and forthcoming books.