Tag: women in business

Meet Lucy Kelleher, The Tea Lady

Meet Lucy Kelleher, The Tea Lady

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lucy has lived in Southern California with her amazing husband of almost 14 years. They met while training in Aikido, a Japanese martial art almost 20 years ago. They now own our own Aikido dojo (school) where Lucy teaches children’s classes. She became a trial paralegal right out of school but decided to change careers about 8 years ago. Lucy went back to school to become a teacher. After 5 years of teaching 3rd and 4th grade students, she decided to take the leap and become an entrepreneur!

Lucy works with DIYers as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them stand out in the business world. She helps them with their customer retention and customer appreciation programs. She does this through two wonderful companies that she is an Independent Consultant for: Close to My Heart and Steeped Tea. Close to My Heart is a company based out of Utah and is celebrating its 30th year in business. She is celebrating her 10th year as a consultant with them. Their mission is to show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most. She’s also a consultant with Steeped Tea, a Canadian-based company that specializes in loose leaf teas and tea accessories.

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Vavavida and How Jewelry Can Change The World

Vavavida and How Jewelry Can Change The World

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vavavida is a line of ethically made fashion jewelry items that give back. We only retail ethically made pieces of gorgeous high-quality hand crafted artisan jewelry from all over the world. But we don’t stop there because 10% of our revenues goes to non-profit organizations such as Project Concern International where our investments go to help empower women around the globe. When you empower a woman, you empower a community.

Vavavida was founded after a long conversation between Antoine and Dan –two of the co-founders– seeing eye-to-eye about things that could be done in the world to enrich people’s lives. Vavavida was created to help prevent events like the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop from happening again. If Vavavida can be part of the conversation in proving that healthy profits don’t have to come at the expense of the mistreating of other human beings, we will have won our “Fair Fashion Coup.”

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LC Scott of eFrog Press on Writing Your Book

LC Scott of eFrog Press on Writing Your Book

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today my guest is LC Scott, owner of eFrog Press. We’ll be talking about writing that book you’ve always wanted to write. Tune in and hear what a seasoned publishing professional has to offer in the way of guidance.

LC Scott has a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Education from Stanford, and a doctorate in educational leadership from UC San Diego. During her freelance writing career she wrote dozens of magazine feature stories, chapters for textbooks, study guides for educations films and newsletters for the San Diego County Office of Education’s reading tutoring program. For many years she created websites for small businesses and children’s authors. She has taught at the high school and university levels. She founded eFrog Press in 2011.

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Hate Marketing? You’ll Love Judith Balian!

Hate Marketing? You’ll Love Judith Balian!

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today my guest is Judith Balian. Judith is the author of the recently published book, Your Mind on Marketing: Self-Help for People Who Hate Marketing but Have to Do It Anyway. Judith spent 20 years in corporate sales and marketing before starting her own business, Excoveries, in 2007. She has worked and consulted for businesses of all types and sizes from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, private consultants, and individual practitioners.

Judith holds a masters degree in psychology/counseling from Hofstra University and did post graduate work in expressive arts therapy at Saybook University. In addition to her marketing work, she facilitates classes, workshops, and groups to help people grow personally and professionally.

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Meet Jillian Darlington, Creator of the MomCo App

Meet Jillian Darlington, Creator of the MomCo App

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today I am speaking with Jillian Darlington creator and founder of the MomCo App. She is a single mom, former small business owner and entrepreneur here in San Diego.

Being a full time mom to my son and getting to spending time with my friends and their children was something that meant so much to me and made me so happy, I was unwilling to give it up for a 9 to 5 job. Fate intervened at that time when a girlfriend told me that my favorite indoor playground was for sale. I got a loan and put in an offer that same week. I owned Play Town for almost 4 years. Owning my own business gave me the flexibility to be with my son as much as I needed to be and I got to spend my work time with children and parents. I got to keep my world intact. Helping parents and making children happy seems to be what I do best and nothing makes me happier.

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Meet Artist, Lola Juris

Meet Artist, Lola Juris

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today my guest is Lola Juris. Lola’s major passion is water-media, and she finds the inquisition of shapes a constant source of exploration. She prefers an intimate view, focusing on lush, lyrical shapes that display a sensuality bordering on the erotic. Her play of colors hopes to illuminate the shadows of the heart.

Her recent works reflect a continuing departure from the direct influence of nature, and they establish an ethereal atmosphere that searches for what to reveal and what to conceal. She uses the self as a filter to explore the world around her. In this way she articulates herself.

“Each image is an invitation into a personal and intimate world into which I plan to seduce the viewer. Therefore, watercolor’s unpredictability and delightful happenings that appear without apparent effort, suggest a communication with accidents that make it the perfect medium for this adventure.”

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Aging Expert, Judi Bonilla

Aging Expert, Judi Bonilla

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

My guest today is Judi Bonilla. Judi develops and teaches innovative programs for aging adults. This rapidly growing demographic is expected to grow from 43 million in 2012 to nearly 84 million over the next four decades. In 2012 there were 43.1 million Americans age 65 and over, by 2020 that number will increase to 55 million. In 2040 the age 85+ population is projected to reach 14.1 million.

Judi’s community based programs include Brain Fit Now, Come Back Cupid, Empowered In Aging, Latino Elders, and We Get Around! educate, empower, and inspire life long learners to thrive as they age. Through these classes elders connect with resources and build community as they pursue their goal to age in place.

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Discover the Birkman Method, the Journey to Fulfillment

Discover the Birkman Method, the Journey to Fulfillment

Arlene Kaplan has a Masters in Human Resources/Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Ohio State University. She is a Senior Birkman Consultant and has a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) designation.

Her 20+ years as a Human Resources professional with a specialty in Employee Relations provides her with diverse experience solving people problems such as: resolving conflict, improving communication, building teams, career development and executive coaching. For the past 10 years she has used the Birkman Method, an online personality assessment, to help her clients understand and appreciate themselves to find career solutions and resolve conflict. She has also used the Birkman Method to help a hiring managers understand potential candidates to see if they are the right fit.

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Why Your Business Needs A Mind Master Group

Why Your Business Needs A Mind Master Group

My guest today is Barbara Eldridge, owner of Mind Masters.

What would you give to have a trusted advisor who was also a small business expert? Someone who understood your concerns, had talked to hundreds of entrepreneurs and was right on top of today’s most progressive thinking. Someone who could connect you to other small business owners, hook you up with resources and give you the direction you need to avoid the pitfalls of business ownership. Look no further. Barbara Eldridge is that person.

For more than twenty-five years Barbara Eldridge has been contributing to other people’s business success. Her many years experience in the corporate world provided her with knowledge, insight and presence to help thousands of entrepreneurial men and women nurture their business ventures into thriving successes.

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Women in Business Development Summit

Women in Business Development Summit

My guest today is Logan Wilkes, President of Corporate Alliance, a shared workspace in the UTC area. Corporate Alliance is holding b the Women in Business Summit on July 31st at the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa.

This one day event is specifically designed to inspire, connect and motivate working women in the San Diego area.

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