Joan Sotkin is the award winning author of Build Your Money Muscles, host of The Prosperity Show, business and personal coach, business owner, and popular podcast guest. Her passion is helping people improve their relationship with money and themselves. Her sage, holistic approach emphasizes how your internal environment affects your external results and she provides great advice, based on years of learning and experience, on how to address that.
Shannon Moss is a passionate journalist who has called Maine home since 1999. A former TV news anchor, Shannon is now the owner of Code Gratitude, a mission-driven company in Maine dedicated to showing our appreciation to those who serve us every day by offering special deals and discounts from local businesses. CodeGratitude.com connects supportive businesses with the men and women in Law enforcement, Fire, EMS and Military. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, is also known for using her celebrity to spotlight and support multiple causes she believes in.
Before starting her business, Val worked for many years as a school social worker in the inner city schools of Chicago. She worked with students in crisis, providing individual and group counseling services to students dealing with abuse, neglect, violence, hunger, mental illness, and she also worked to provide immediate psychiatric hospitalization for students who were suicidal or homicidal.
She is now coaching individuals who come to her from around the world. She believes that everyone is capable of living an energized and impassioned life, and she loves to make the impossible POSSIBLE. Valerie is also a motivational speaker, the host of the Inspiration With Val podcast, and is the founder of Ryan Banks Academy, a nonprofit seeking to build the first boarding school for inner city youth in Chicago.
Angie Swartz, Founder of Life Purpose Advisor, is a Life Coach and an Executive Business Coach. Angie’s mission is to empower people to find their life purpose and to improve personal mastery through knowing themselves, incorporating daily practices and transforming their bodies. She believes that we all know our life purpose but can’t recognize it until the time is right in our lives.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year was celebrated on September 14 and 15. Schools are back in session. Well, I’m not Jewish and I don’t have children but this feeling of new beginnings is not lost on me.
How about you? Do you have things around you in your life reminding you to celebrate what has come to pass and prepare for what is to come?
Honorée Corder been a successful entrepreneur for almost twenty years as a business coach, successful author, executive coach, keynote speaker and corporate trainer. Almost all of her books are best-sellers, including her runaway hit, Vision to Reality. Honorée's mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, sharing a leading-edge process she originally created for herself, and then eventually shared with executive and business coaching clients.
JoAnn Bartlett is a Strengths Strategy Coach and a Director of Marketing. Her passion is helping people understand and apply their innate gifts so they experience more authentic, fulfilled lives. JoAnn has crafted a life and career aligned with her strengths and she enjoys helping others navigate the challenges of their professional and personal lives more effectively. She is also the creator of Igniting Teen Strengths, a program designed for teens and their parents to identify and utilize their talents.
Jen has a BA in Political Science and has a background in social media, brand marketing, working with military families and non-profit communications. Jen is the co-founder of She Percolates. She and her co-host, Danielle, believe success is an ever evolving concept – it is different for everyone – and each iteration is valid and worth celebrating. Their mission is to introduce their audience to interesting and inspiring women who live all different versions of success. They strive to encourage women to live out their own version of success.
Kate Braestrup serves as chaplain to the Maine (Game) Warden Service. She is the author of a novel, Onion, and several bestselling memoirs. She has written for O, the Oprah Magazine,the New York Times, More Magazine and the Huffington Post. She lives in Maine with her husband, Simon van der Ven, and their six children.
I’m on this topic because I’ve had a personal experience with this recently and so has a close friend and then when I was facilitating my local mastermind group several of the members shared that this was something they were dealing with as well. Whenever I see a trend it’s a red flag for me that this is a topic worth discussing.
Kendra Wheeler is a health coach, certified personal trainer, and the owner of fitGOALS Training. She loves to partner with women in their 50’s to make themselves a priority so they can retire strong and energized. She inspires her community to make changes now because we don’t know how much time we have left. She also volunteers for the Patrick Dempsey Center and Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.