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Rachael O’Meara – Google Leader & Executive Coach

Rachael O’Meara

Episode 40

Rachael O’Meara is a transformation and executive coach who empowers professionals to learn and build the emotional intelligence skills to thrive at work and beyond. For the past decade, Rachael’s experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017’s top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times, WSJ.com and on the TEDx stage in 2019. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and currently working on her MA in Transformational Leadership & Coaching. Rachael also has an MBA from Fordham University. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a lifelong challenge!).

Episode Covers:
1. Rachael’s personal story about burnout.
2. 3 Steps to Pause
3. Discussed her book: Pause: Harness the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself A Break.

Connect with Rachael:
www.twitter.com/@romeara1
instagram.com/rachael_omeara
https://www.linkedin.com/in/romeara/
www.facebook.com/rachaelmomeara
The Pause TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI

Sarabeth Berk – Defining Your Professional Identity

Sarabeth Berk

Episode 39

Dr. Sarabeth Berk is a hybrid professional who calls herself a Creative Disruptor. She blends her artist/researcher/educator/designer identities together to lead innovation strategy and systems design for organizations seeking to connect stakeholders and silos together to create greater impact.

Sarabeth is also a researcher and studies professional identity. She has discovered a new type of professional identity she calls hybridity, which describes professionals who blend and combine multiple identities together, working from the intersections of those identities. This is a breakthrough concept because it explains how workers can interconnect their abilities and deliver unique value to the workplace, something that hasn’t been articulated before and allows for a new category of workers.

Currently, Sarabeth is the Founding Director of Futurebound, a movement to change the future of child development by catalyzing an innovation ecosystem in Colorado. Sarabeth obtained her PhD in curriculum studies and teaching from the University of Denver, and has degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design. Her background includes working in nonprofits, K-12, and higher education. She has led educational transformation, innovation, and entrepreneurship initiatives a Denver Public Schools, University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Boulder. 

When she isn’t leading innovation, Sarabeth is a council member on the Denver County Cultural Council which supports nonprofits across Denver county, and she loves to mountain bike, ski, be creative in all forms, and play in the outdoors as much as possible.

Episode Covers:

  1. Sarabeth’s story
  2. Define “Hybridity”
  3. Snapshot of Hybrid Professional Identity Steps (5 steps)
  4. Tell my listeners aboutthe workbook you created (available on Amazon). 

Connect with Sarabeth:

Websitehttps://www.morethanmytitle.com/

TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZg6jaMIvIE 

Facebook: @morethanmytitle, https://www.facebook.com/morethanmytitle

Twitter: @sbberk11 https://twitter.com/sbberk11

Instagram: @morethanmytitle https://www.instagram.com/morethanmytitle/?hl=en

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sarabethberk/

Amazon:  Workbook link

Somya Munjal – Founder of Youthful Savings

Somya Munjal

Episode 38

Somya has one clear mission in life – socioeconomic empowerment. By working hard, understanding the economy and collectively transacting consciously, she believes all can be empowered and live a better life. She is a social entrepreneur with a passion for helping people through financial planning, education, and impact-driven entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Youthful Savings, Managing Partner of CPA for the People LLP and the Creative Director of Audacious Endeavors. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a FINRA licensed financial advisor and currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate. Her social enterprises focus on fiscal and monetary policy reform through the empowerment of people.

Somya is a board member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council Young Professionals Program, an appointed member of the city of Santa Monica Performance Advisory Committee and an appointed member of the Accountancy Executive Advisory Council at Northern Illinois University. She is dedicated to solving socioeconomic issues and appreciates the opportunities of growth that solutions-based, action-oriented thought communities provide to her mission.

Episode Covers:
– Somya’s story and how she started Youthful Savings
– How can others get involved in social entrepreneurship
– What the book Audacious Endeavors is all about.

Connect with Somya:
Websites:
https://www.somyamunjal.com/
https://thelearningmarketplace.com/
https://www.youthfulsavings.com/
Twitter: Audacious808
Facebook: The Learning Marketplace
Instagram: @thelearningmkt
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIYUf0M20E8SeZkH9PSXjA

Michelle Knight – Founder of Brandmerry.com

Michelle Knight

Episode 37

Michelle Knight is a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. She is also a Branding and Business Coach and the founder of Brandmerry.com.

She works with female entrepreneurs to create an authentic, captivating and money-making brand through the power of story. Michelle supports women at various stages of their business who share one common goal – creating an authentic brand that allows them to show up as they are, build a loyal community and experience time, financial and location freedom as a result of their work.

In just 9 months, Michelle launched her freedom-based business and left her 9 to 5, while raising a new baby. Just one year into her coaching business, Michelle created a 6-figure business and thriving community of women ready to share their story.

Now she spends her time supporting women to achieve time, financial and location freedom while traveling the world with her little family of three and exploring life with her son.

Episode Covers:
1. Michelle’s story to simplifying her life
2. Creating a life of freedom
3. Starting her own business
4. Gratitude

Connect with Michelle
Instagram: michelleknightco
Facebook: @brandmerrycoaching
Website : https://www.brandmerry.com/

Mindie Barnett – Author, Motivational Speaker, Host, and Influencer

Mindie Barnett

Episode 36

After ten years working as a television news reporter and anchor within the Philadelphia, and New York regions—among other cities—Mindie Barnett decided to use her knowledge and experience in the media to help propel businesses and position companies as thought-leaders.

Mindie founded MB and Associates Public Relations in 2003 and swiftly garnered a great deal of clients in a short amount of time. Because of her vast knowledge of the news business and strong ties with key members of the media—both on the local and national levels—she was able to achieve rapid results and obtain countless press opportunities for clients. Due to these attributes,

Mindie is now one of the nation’s most sought-after and respected publicists.
Mindie was raised in Medford, New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York as well as graduate credits in the field of public relations from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. She’s worked as an anchor/reporter at various television outlets including NBC 10, Cablevision’s News 12 New
Jersey, TSM 24-Hour News, NBC in Louisiana and NBC in Illinois.

Mindie’s public relations credits include landing clients’ opportunities on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, In Touch Magazine, US Weekly, InStyle Magazine, USA Today and MSNBC, among numerous regional inclusions. Mindie was named “Business Owner of the Year,” by the South Jersey chapter of the National Associates of Women Business Owners. Her firm has won “Best PR
Firm” by SJ Biz Magazine, two years in a row, among many other accolades.

She is the proud mother of a 10-year old daughter Arielle and 7-year old son Julian, as well as an active school volunteer, dance mom and sideline cheerleader for her children. Intermission is Mindie’s first book and the direct result of many pleads by colleagues and friends for her to share her many stories of success and secrets of internal strength.

Episode Covers:
1. Staying positive when life knocks you down (Career Change, Infertility, & Divorce).
2. Embracing the change.
3. Mindie’s memoir, “Intermission”.
4. Best PR tips to promote yourself.

Connect with Mindie:
Instagram: @author_mindiebarnett
Twitter: @MindieBarnett
Facebook: @MindieBarnett
Website : https://mindiebarnett.com

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