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From Creating Corporate Brands to Chocolatier Featuring Milène Jardine

Milène Jardine is an innovative chocolatier and entrepreneur with a strong background in product development/sales.   We discuss:  Putting a childhood passion to the test [2:24]  Touring kitchens to cook a sustainable business [5:16]  Why having a business coach is good when transitioning to entrepreneurship [7:55]  Going digital with a chocolate product [9:15]  Creative ways to even out the peaks and valleys [10:48] …

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Midlife Transitions Featuring Mary K. Rogers

Mary K. Rogers has served as leadership staff of two Chambers of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Small Business Administration’s Michigan Small Business Development Center. She sold her company, Marigold Women in Business to a division of Pepsi in 2009. She is now self-employed, hosting The Experience 50 Podcast for…

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Self-Leadership Featuring Jim Strother

Jim Strother leveraged his 25 years of experience in sales, business development, and management to transform businesses and professionals who are on their best path towards success in life.  We discuss: How to survive three consequent lay-offs and build a business out of the clutter [1:56] How to “calm” the limiting beliefs that make you…

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Me Too, What Now? Featuring Ed Squire

For over 20 years, Ed Squire was a strategic business consultant for Fortune 500 and global companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. We discuss: There is a lot more to mental health than you think there is [2:15] The impact of the “What do you do?” question [6:51] Staying beyond the “Me too”…

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Your True Abundance Featuring Laura Rotter

Laura Rotter is a CFA, MBA, CFP™ and founder of True Abundance Advisors, a fiduciary, fee-only financial planning firm located in White Plains, New York with a satellite office in New York City. She helps people both locally, as well as across the country. We discuss: Self-exploration as a way to start working on your…

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The Power of Human Connection Featuring Alan Cohen

TedX speaker, author, Executive and Team Coach, and proud dog-dad of a three-legged Wheaten Terrier, Alan Samuel Cohen has been called The Team Wizard after leading the successful publicity launch of the Harry Potter series.   We discuss: Necessity is the mother of invention [2:40] The silver lining of being laid off from a successful job…

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Repurpose Your Career Featuring Marc Miller

Marc Miller is the founder of Career Pivot, which helps those in the 2nd half of life design careers that they can grow into for the next 30 years.  We discuss: Businesses which are immune to creative destruction [2:04] Why making stuff up won’t get you a job if you’re over 40 [5:03] The solution…

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Consulting Success as an Expert Featuring Boudewijn Bertsch

Boudewijn Bertsch helps clients bring out the best in themselves and others and originated the Direct Path to Inclusive Leadership Development.  We discuss: What’s common between being unemployed, an entrepreneur and an independent contractor [1:49] The relief that comes with having a financial buffer [5:56] How to change your internal narrative and work with clients you…

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Building a Leadership Development Consulting Firm after Athletics Administration and Nonprofits Featuring Alex Winnicker

Alex Winnicker is the Principal Consultant at Winning Consultations, LLC, specializing in Leadership Development and Team Building.  We discuss: Reorganizing oneself out of a job [1:54] How being overqualified for a job helps you out into building your own business [5:15] Never let a potential job conversation go away [7:03] The thing that makes the…

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Smartly Moving From Executive Into Entrepreneur Featuring Employment Attorney Gary Ireland

Gary Ireland is an attorney representing executives during job transitions. He solves problems for clients through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and negotiation, as well as through traditional litigation. We discuss: Why romanticized motivations would often lead to business failure [2:03] Which way to step when feeling time-pressured due to a job loss [4:46]…

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Buying a Consulting Business Featuring Jonna Mooney

Jonna Mooney is a certified HR professional with over twenty-five years of experience as a generalist, business partner, and HR leader. She works mainly with small to mid-sized international technology companies.  We discuss: When your personal safety net is not strong enough to support you [1:44] The primary question everyone asks once they become unemployed…

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