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Welcome to Making a living Unplugged - the podcast! Okay so it doesn't have all bells and whistles of my SiriusXM show but it doesn't come with a subscription fee either. I have heard from so many of you via my Facebook radio page that you appreciate the positive encouragement I deliver on air. Well here it is in purest and simplest form!
 
Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling. The podcast is all about storytelling and interviews! I hope to bring you an intriguing story or individual and dive into the deeper layers of who they are. Everyone has a story worth sharing, and I just want to help share them with even more people! I'll then leave you with a challenge; something to focus on to better the quality of your day, you ...
 
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As we close out Women's History Month, I'm celebrating the transformative power of women in leadership with guest Dr. Teresa Boyer, Founding Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University. An innovative leader and advocate for economic and social equity for women, Dr. Boyer shares expert advice for women…
 
Need a boost? Want to shift your mindset to being calmer, more positive and more productive? Listen in for a new tool I'm using to boost my own attitude. Another great boost to perspective is history. It’s helps us put our experience in context. It also helps us see that others have persevered during difficult times and we can too. Today’s show is …
 
Colleen talks with Vanessa Hornedo, a mom of two young boys who runs a business coaching company and a non-profit dedicated to helping isolated women in the Dominican Republic. Vanessa discusses her choice to say yes to new things, the importance of self-determination through being alone, and how she turned her bi-polar depression into a superpower…
 
It’s a new year and a great time to come into your own career-wise. For my clients who been managing their careers and staying in productive mindsets, they're seeing great results. Hear their success stories and get inspired to do work you love. My guest will also inspire you to follow your dreams. Corporate consultant turned Travel Writer Craig Za…
 
Have you considered a career as a franchisee? Recently a client's Soul Search revealed she'd make a great business owner but she had no interest in coming up with her own concept. In her ideal day, she saw herself successfully running an existing business and making a great living. The idea of franchising came to mind as a possibility. But how was …
 
Nicole Grady is a former fitness instructor and currently a nutritional counselor, energy therapist and founder of the Mileage Maniacs Peloton community. In this discussion with fellow Maniac Colleen, Nicole shares her perspectives on getting healthy, finding meaning and her pursuit of a life full of love.…
 
In today’s environment when so much is shifting, to have the autonomy and authority to call the shots, makes you nimble and adaptive. So today’s topic, Becoming Your Own Boss, is for many of you (44% at last count by the Conference Board) who are unsatisfied in a traditional job. Listen in and hear the real-life success story of my client Doug Blac…
 
It’s my belief that executives and employees working together will create not only a workplace culture that’s more diverse and inclusive but one that’s more fulfilling, enjoyable and successful. So in this episode, I’m excited to share a conversation I had recently with Beth Ridley, who coaches executives on creating successful Diversity & Inclusio…
 
Working from home, schooling from home, lack of physical boundaries between work and life...Some are finding work life balance a challenge while others are thriving. Listen in to the expert advice from Cali Yost who's helping companies and individuals create successful flexible work scenarios. She share specific strategies you can use to create a w…
 
Join Colleen for an inspirational conversation with Nathanael Zurbruegg, who survived multiple unsuccessful kidney transplants as a child and lives with chronic illness yet is determined to change the world. Nathanael's positive mindset and sense of "purpose over pain" carries into his work as a coach and mentor and his ambitious and inspirational …
 
We are going through perplexing times and a mentor or coach can offer valuable support. Get inspired to make mentoring part of your career survival kit as this situation continues to unfold. In this episode...hear mentoring success stories, and an insightful interview with Shari Krull, Executive Director of Streetwise Partners. Their model leverage…
 
How much do you listen to your inner wisdom? How much does intuition guide your career choices? In my experience those who follow their intuition are more likely to do work they love and make a great living. Their careers are fulfilling and sustainable. We all possess some level of intuition. It's these inklings that can point us to the right path …
 
In this episode, I’m excited to bring you insights from an experienced recruiter. She’ll share what she’s seeing with regards to hiring trends and offer job search advice for those in the workforce as well as new college graduates. Also included, my tip to help you redefine work life fit and shift your perspective for the better. Resources in this …
 
You may be in wait-and-see mode which is understandable to an extent, but I'd like to encourage you to lead you own life with purpose and actually use this crisis as a catalyst. I’ve heard from many of you that you haven’t been happy in your current job or career and though you are thankful to still have a paycheck, you also feel compelled to explo…
 
We are experiencing an unprecedented times - a situation impacting us all, globally. It times of uncertainty, I'm here to a be a bridge for you to move forward and stay inspired. So in honor of Women's History Month, this episode features the amazing story of McKenna Haase--a young woman following her heart, changing lives and being a mentor for th…
 
Experiencing frustrations in your research or job search? In this episode hear from Danny Groner a recent job seeker who in 17 weeks created 2 new job opportunities, countless freelance gigs and added 400 quality contacts to his network by having informational interviews & coffee meet ups. What you'll learn in this episode: Where to find contacts t…
 
Good endings make good beginnings. Don't miss the 3 things you'll want to celebrate to end the year on a high note and set yourself up to live the life you're dreaming of in 2020. If one of your dreams is to be a digital nomad, listen in and live vicariously through Ann Davis, an experienced digital nomad who's company Venture With Impact is the on…
 
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to know what's out there to find your dream job. In my experience, those who've found their dream jobs did so by being honest about what's inside their hearts and minds. They then made conscious choices to align their time with work they loved and the result was to position them in the right place at the r…
 
In this episode, Colleen interviews health coach Peg Iannone. In her practice, Peg helps women in their 40s and 50s navigate the physical and emotional changes in their lives. As mom of three and wife of a physician, Peg has worked through health challenges of her own and balancing medical diagnosis with intuition and holistic care. In this great c…
 
Do you want more from your career? Are you tired of struggling, not fully living the dream? Would you like to attract new, better opportunities? What most people don't realize is that focusing only on the "how" might not be the path to success. Instead, one secret to obtaining success is feeling your goal is already achieved, experiencing it as if …
 
Knowing how to write with influence can make all the difference when it comes to your career success. That's why I'm so excited on this episode to feature author Carla Bass who literally wrote the book on the subject: Write to Influence! A retired Air Force Colonel, Carla served 30 years active duty and another 12 with a federal agency. During that…
 
Join Colleen for a captivating conversation with Christine George, author of the blog Believe In Balance (believeinbalance.net). In the episode, Christine discusses the scary but rewarding step of hitting publish when first starting her blog and the connections we can make when we're willing to be vulnerable. She also shares some of the tools she u…
 
Unhappy in your job? Ready for a change but not sure where to start? In this episode, you'll hear from Lara Appleton creator of HelloKhaya.com. Lara explains how she changed careers from a high-powered design career in New York and now enjoys more freedom, passion and fulfillment sharing her genius in new and exiting ways. Hear how she made her dre…
 
To make a successful career change, you first have to believe it's possible. Tune into this episode and learn key ways to support yourself in developing a career success mindset. These lessons are from the Lisbon Career Exploration Retreat I delivered recently and allow you to take and make your own mini-retreat. Also featured is an interview with …
 
Are you or someone you know about to transition from being a student to being a working professional? No need to "wing it" and hope things go smoothly. In this episode, you'll hear tips and advice from a recent college graduate who's already made this transition successfully. Hear effective methods for landing your first job including how to set yo…
 
What does a job search look like today versus 20, 10 or even 5 yrs ago? For some of the clients I work with, it's been a while since they interviewed. This episode offers a great refresher for anyone conducting a job search. My guest is Mac Prichard the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, an online platform that connects talented professionals wit…
 
I love to encourage people to follow their dreams. Its how I close every email I send. Well sometimes that dream is to be your own boss or at least have control of your own time and destiny. My guest today is a very successful entrepreneur. Her business has grown despite all odds and despite a back roads location. Jessi Roberts, founder of Cheeky's…
 
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