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The Brimful Life with Beth Ridley
25 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
David Lee: Being Curious, Interested and Willing to Learn
This episode was recorded live at PodFest in Milwaukee. My guest is David Lee, CEO of the start-up arts and culture non-Profit, ImagineMKE.From screen writer to chef, actor to investment banker and now non-profit leader, David’s professional journey has been eclectic to say the least. But through it all, being interested, curious and willing to learn have been keys to David’s success and what has ultimately led him to his current role that is tailored made for him. In this episode, you’ll get great career advice, leadership advice and arm wrestling advice.
24 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Interview with Marikris Coryell: Listen to Your Inner Voice...It Won't be Silent Anyway!
Marikris Coryell, President of Saint Joan Antida High School, is a firm believer that life should be lived. That’s why when her inner voice tells her time to move on to the next career opportunity, she listens and takes action. From working in accounting to radio to manufacturing and education, Marikris has always unabashedly walked in the direction of what brings her happiness, achieving joy and meaning in her professional life one step at a time.
19 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
Interview with Candace Damon: The Positive Impact of Popcorn Balls
When Candace was feeling frustrated at work, she channeled her energy into launching a baking side hustle with her kids. By having fun and spending more quality time with her kids, Candace brings renewed energy and enthusiasm to work and has become a better leader.
33 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Interview with Stacey Williams-Ng: Life is Lived in Chapters and on Alley Walls
From ad agency exec to chalk artist, Stacey's career journey reminds us that life is lived in chapters. Each of Stacey's chapters adds up to a wonderful life story that she brings to life on alley walls and sides of buildings as a muralist.
18 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Interview with Ruth Shlimovitz: Gettin' Started at 62
Think You're Too Old to Learn Something New? You Gotta Meet Ruth! 76 year old Ruth Shlimovitz was a recent guest on The Brimful Life podcast series. Her story of going from powerless to fully pursuing her passions exemplifies that you are never too old to learn something new. Ruth was the oldest graduate at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee when she got her bachelor’s degree at age 62. And that’s when Ruth just got started. Since then, she’s embraced lifelong learning through volunteering and travel as her secret to staying young.
19 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
Interview with Suzanne Singh: Giving 20 Year Olds a Run for Their Money
Suzanne's childhood dream to be a singer seemed like an impossibility once raising a family became her primary responsibility. Her son's interest in music inspired her to take risks to reconnect with her life long passion. Now at 50, Suzanne has launched a career as a professional singer, giving those 20 year olds a run for their money!
17 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
Interview with Sarah Ferrence: Learning to Let Go of Perfection
Owner of Mod Merchant, Sarah Ferrence, quit her corporate job on a Monday to become an entrepreneur. After a challenging start, she's achieving success by learning how to maintain a positive mental mindset, letting go of perfection and pushing herself to try new things and meet new people. Sarah shares her lessons learned and practical tips that have helped her embrace and thrive in her new entrepreneurial life.
20 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Interview with Hyacinth Nembhardt: Failing Forward with Confidence and Enthusiasm
Hyacinth is one of the most positive people I have ever met. A failed business, bankruptcy, losing her house and a divorce - all at the same time, mind you - did not deter her from achieving her entrepreneurial dreams. In fact, those dark days propelled her forward. Hyacinth is the epitome of someone who achieves success by failing forward with confidence and enthusiasm!
18 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Interview with Kathleen Tank: When It's Never the Perfect Time
Kathleen has always dabbled in art while raising her family and pursuing a corporate career. Now that she's retired, she is diving in head first to find her voice as an artist. That voice will reflect the drive and determination she had to achieve her goals even when she thought she was too old. Kathleen shares her life lessons about how to have it all...even when it isn't the perfect time.For more ideas and inspiration to fill your life with meaning and joy, visit my website at www.thebrimfullife.com
14 minutes | Apr 28, 2019
Interview with Cynthia Rigsby: Most Punked Dressed Attorney
Cynthia was voted Most Punk Dressed in high school. She's now a partner at a law firm where she creatively combines her passion for fashion with her day job to support the local fashion industry. Cynthia's drive to integrate passion and purpose is uplighting her law firm, uplifting local designers and most importantly, uplifting herself. Cynthia shares tips on how to find the time to pursue your passions even when you are super busy.For more ideas and inspiration to fill your life with joy and meaning, visit my website at www.thebrimfullife.com
14 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Interview with Lewis Lea: Chase Your Dreams So They Don't Chase You
5th grade teacher, Lewis Lea, felt unhappy in his career until making bold changes to pursue his passion for storytelling. Now he radiates happiness and authentically inspires his students to pursue their dreams. “If you don’t chase your dreams, they chase you and turn into nightmares.” Lewis shares wisdom from his experiences on how to muster the courage to follow your dreams versus live with regret. For more ideas and inspiration to fill your life with meaning and joy, visit my website at www.thebrimfullife.com
5 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Interview with Mary Chuy: Do What You Can With What You Have Wherever You Are
Mary Chuy describes herself as an actress, photographer, producer and first and foremost, a mom! Mary left her family in Mexico at age sixteen to come to the United States to be an actress. Oh, did I mention she didn’t speak any English? “The fire in my soul never stopped for a moment.” Mary takes us on her journey from Mexico to Milwaukee and how she realized her dream by doing what she could with what she had wherever she was.For more ideas and inspiration to fill your life with meaning and joy, visit my website at www.thebrimfullife.com
12 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
Interview with Lisa Caesar: Testing Your Limits
The very first episode of The Brimful Life podcast series features my sister, Lisa Caesar, a former Wall Street investment banker whose definition of success has taken a 180. Lisa shares how embracing her past experiences has enabled her to take risks and transition into a new, more creative career. "You won't know your limits unless you test yourself" is some of the wisdom Lisa shares to inspire you to be confident to take risks in your own career.For more ideas and inspiration to fill your life with meaning and joy, visit my website at www.thebrimfullife.com
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