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42 minutes | 11 days ago
Paul McBlaine on Winning The Job You Want
Paul McBlaine’s first job assignment with the Navy was a station in Morocco. Tough conditions in a specialty field provided valuable lessons for creative career building throughout a life of more than 20 career pivots. Four continents and many years later, Paul has coached hundreds of professionals into successful jobs and careers in diverse industries. This lead to Paul’s new book, Getting Hired, which offers a step-by-step HOW TO approach for building an action plan and winning a job during these challenging times. His insights, best practices and personal stories help those who are unemployed or looking to make a career change. Paul’s job-winning toolkit will get you battle-ready to face the emotional fears while helping to manage the stress as you put the right action plan in place, This is Paul’s story.
54 minutes | 25 days ago
Jillian Maas Backman: On Leadership & The Spiritual Realm
The bestselling book Beyond the Pews: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown shares the personal story of Jillian Maas Backman. Jillian wrote the book years after years of study and greater understanding about her unique ability to communicate with angels and see colorful auras around people. Equipped with this rare gift and the knowledge that the spiritual realm is available to us all, Jillian works with celebrity clients and everyday people helping them to make better life decisions using three pillars from her Change Already approach. Intellect, emotion and intuition are foundational to her work as a seasoned podcaster, radio host and wellness practitioner and coach. If you want a roadmap for living with greater joy and balance, Jillian may be the person you need to break free from the things locking you down and preventing you from realizing the Art of Being over the Art of Doing. This is her story.
36 minutes | a month ago
Pearl Dick: Glassblowing To Overcome Trauma
How can we save kids from gun violence in America? Pearl Dick is the Artistic Director of PROJECT Fire, a healing arts program for victims of gunshot violence in Chicago. As the flagship healing arts program at Chicago’s Firebird Community Arts (FCA) Program in East Garfield Park, it helps kids who suffer from SELF: a fear for their safety, emotional trauma and anger, loss from injury and a limited sense of the future. Pearl is a visionary leader who offers lessons of the power that lives within each of us to change the world. She shares the compelling stories and program practices transforming lives through the arts, community, hope and reimagined futures. Opening hearts and changing minds, this is her story.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Tuula Jalasjaa: Women Owning Their Wealth
What does it take for women to be financially independent? Wealth management expert Tuula Jalasjaa shares decades of industry experience and two very exciting online platforms helping women close the gender gap around financial knowledge and wealth creation. Tuula is the founder of The Women’s Collection and Smart Money For Her, the first - a free online platform of educational and confidence-building tools. The second platform is a technology-driven website that helps women start investing with the help of financial experts. A steady diet of happiness may just be about loving yourself enough to reduce your financial stress and setting goals and safeguards to protect against life challenges like COVID. With your financial health in mind, here is Tuula Jalasjaa.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Sheree Franklin, How To Use Your Intuition
Author Elizabeth Gilbert says the universe buries strange jewels deep within us. This helps to explain in part why broadcast journalist Sheree Franklin left a successful marketing career as an entrepreneur to become an intuitive coach and meditation teacher. She’s traveled the world, gone Down Under with Oprah Winfrey, and been featured on news outlets discussing the powerful wisdom of her book, Intuition: The Hidden Asset Everyone Should Learn To Use. Sheree has lived an incredible life of leadership and discovery, mining and sharing these hidden jewels. This is her story.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Felicia Gimza, On Designing Your Best Life
Today’s changemaker is an award-winning interior designer who left a career in the financial services industry to build the life she wanted. Armed with courage, tenacity, a paint brush and a few good ideas, Felicia Gimza built a new life and the interior design company, The Expert Touch Interiors. Sip on some designer secrets and the story of how Felicia created a new life around design and new opportunities. With some great advice on how to avoid decorating disasters and bringing light into your home for the holidays, this is her story.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Marcus & The Blindside of Pain & Happiness
Micheal Lewis popularized the idea of blind spots in his bestselling book, The Blind Side. Blind spots can be anthing from a football quarterback not seeing the tackle spot, a hidden view in your rear view mirror or decisions made regardless of things unknown. Typically, we see blind spots as a deficiency, a gap in judgment where mistakes can happen. But what if we saw them as opportunities for nudging us to take chances with the possibility of silver linings? As we celebrate Thanksgiving and our many blessings, Sipping on Stories host Rose McInerney shares three blind spots in the most painful experiences of her life. Each is connected to the number 13 and every one eventually stirred her soul to happiness and transformation. To all those who have lost someone and something special, remain steadfast in hope, courage and the promise of new life.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Cristina Mittermeier, Photographic Storytelling & Saving Our Planet
Cristina Mittermeier is a world-class Fine Arts Photographer whose global influence extends well beyond her Mexico City roots. More than 1.5 million people recognize this award-winning Sony Artisan, National Geographic Woman of Impact and She’s Mercedes Empowered Woman. Cristina founded the International League of Photographers and co-founded of Sea Legacy to tell photographic stories that protect our oceans, Indigenous Peoples and women and girls everywhere. This love-affair and dedication to our ecosystems is inspired by her travels to over 120 countries. This is her story.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Lise Floris, On Becoming a Writer and Traveling the World
Lise Poulsen Floris is a Danish freelance writer currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her articles have been published internationally, most notably by ABC Australia, Global Times, Beijing KIds and Womanscape. She is a former EU worker turned writer, whose global travels have helped her to find the big story in every little story she discovers. Lise shares some of the highlights of her new lifestyle and the challenges of globetrotting and the writer’s life. This is her story.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Ching Tien, Educating Girls and Holding Up Half the Sky
Ching Tien grew up in Beijing in the 1960s with dreams of becoming a journalist until the Cultural Revolution changed everything. Ching’s father was jailed and her mother, a doctor, was forced to work in Gansu, one of the poorest provinces in China. For eight years, Ching labored in a factory and witnessed dire poverty alongside her mother - people living in caves with no running water or electricity. This stayed with Ching, who moved to Canada in 1983. After raising a family, Ching created Educating Girls in Rural China (EGRC), a nonprofit to help educate impoverished young women hold up half the sky. This is her amazing story.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Brazilian Art-activist, Adriana Bertini: Radical Art & Passion for Good
Adriana Bertini is a brilliant fashion designer whose innovative creation of condom art hangs in over 35 museums around the world. Her collections belong to some of the greatest celebrities and designers, even though Bertini left the haute couture fashion industry three decades ago to work with impoverished youth living in the streets of San Paulo, Brazil. Many of them are LGBTQ kids that suffer violence and also the scourages of sex trafficking. Bertini educates them about sexual health and rebuilding their self-esteem through art. Her selfless and dangerous work in a COVID-ravaged city models leadership built on kindness, sacrifice and radical generosity. This is her story.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
ARRA by Aradhana: The Healing Powers of Gemstones, Chakras & Freedom
This entrepreneur helps women to feel beautiful from the inside out. Words like confident, graceful and free are favorite expressions of Aradhana, a jewelry designer from India. She has lived in Indonesia and Shanghai, where she discovered the healing power of gemstones. If we are all the sum of our experiences and the nature that lives within our hearts, ARRA by Aradhana Designs reveals the potential that lives within us if we dare to be open to building freedom, joy and a life of passion. This is Aradhana’s story.
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Shermin Kruse, On Transformational Leadership
She escaped a revolution only to build a new one. But this time, Shermin Kruse is reimagining political and structural systems of leadership that actually work. As a corporate lawyer turned strategist, Kruse is a Northwestern Law Professor, entrepreneur, writer, and TEDTalk speaker and producer. Kruse understands twenty-first century challenges like COVID and America’s civil rights protests are a call for change and empowering transformational leadership. This is her story.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Artist Arica Hilton: Diving Into Creativity & Protecting the Environment
Today’s changemaker is Arica Hilton, a poet, a visual artist, and a Chicago gallerist for Hilton Asmus Contemporary. She has traveled the world chasing creativity, from the peaks of the Himilayan mountains to the deep diving waters of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Working to protect our waters from plastic pollution with art exhibits from North America to Europe, and the Middle East to Asia, Arica embodies the cosmic energy of nature with the greatest passion and universality. This is her story.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Candice Crane, Mompreneur & Botanical Alchemist
Rose water is a centuries-old elixir for wellness and beauty. Cleopatra bathed in it for glowing skin as did Hollywood’s Elizabeth Taylor. The tradition continues with Candice Crane, a mompreneur, alchemist and the CEO behind Petal Sparkling Botanical beverages. Her unique blend of healthy flavors including rose water hydrates from the inside out. Crane’s success is forged on hard work, a bold imagination and an uncompromising dedication to balancing family and career. Crane’s story reminds us anything is possible when we reach for the stars. This is her story.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
Sue Britton: Fintech CEO, Innovator & Revolutionary Leader
Today’s changemaker is Sue Britton, a revolutionary entrepreneur and CEO of Fintech Growth Strategies (FGS). Her company is a value-based, solutions provider in the Canadian financial and technology sector. When Britton decided to invest her talent, skills and thought leadership in today’s money and tomorrow’s technology, she reframed what it means to mix innovation and a culture of kindness with excellence. As a female entrepreneur whose business was named Canada’s 2019 Top FinTech Advisory Firm of the Year, this is Sue Britton’s story.
45 minutes | 7 months ago
Timea Nagy, From Human Trafficking Victim to Fighter
Today’s changemaker is a fighter, a knock-down, drag ‘em, get back up, fighter. Her harrowing story as a victim of an international human trafficking ring is both a warning about online predators as well as a story about forgiveness and redemption. Lured from her homeland of Budapest, Hungary, she flew to Toronto, Canada to become a nanny. Instead, Timea Nagy would fight for her freedom and renewed meaning in life. Now the CEO of TimeasCause, an best-selling author and international activist, this is Timea’s story.
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