This week Colleen interviews Nicole Olivieri, mom of two and creator of Gladiator Soap. Nicole discusses how her life pivoted after meeting her husband and what she's learned about dealing with disruptive change, and shares everything from lifestyle tips to life lessons. Above all, Nicole encourages us to embrace opportunity, because failure is temporary but life...it goes on!
Join Colleen as she talks with make-up artist Beke Beau about her fascinating journey of re-creation, from rock star to waitress to college valedictorian to Harvard Divinity School and make-up artist. Beke shares the twists, turns and challenges she's encountered along the way, what she's learned and even what she sees in her next act. Re-creation, we learn, is not only possible but a great teacher.
In this week's random riff, Colleen talks about something we learned as kids that still works as grown-ups...the power of visualization. When combined with action, visualization can serve as the motivation to help us get what we want out of life. Even if that means becoming a rock star!
This week Colleen interviews Peggy Dolan, Founder and Chief Storyteller of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund. Over the past 40 years, the non-profit she started after the loss of her daughter has helped over 27,000 families caring for children with serious illness, injuries and disabilities. Peggy shares her personal experiences and perspective, showing us that even the most devastating setbacks can be turned into journeys of goodness and fulfillment.
In this week's random riff, Colleen talks about the KISS principle, which she slightly modified and uses in several areas of her life to keep moving forward and not get hung up.
This week Colleen interviews Chris Ulmer, creator of the blog and Facebook page Special Books by Special Kids. A young man with an impressive following, Chris travels the world interviewing children with various diagnoses and posts videos and speaks publicly about the gifts they have to offer and how we can learn to relate to them better. In the conversation, Chris tells Colleen how he started his mission, how he overcame his fear of public speaking and why he thinks he's been able to attract nearly a million followers. The key? Just start, and be true to yourself.
In her first "random riff" of 2017, Colleen talks about opportunities for new beginnings coming any time of the year and declares her "word of the year". What's your word?
In Colleen's first podcast of the new year she interviews Adina Silberstein, founder and CEO of pet care business Queenie's Pets. Adina talks about how she took the leap from her "corporate job" to being an entrepreneur, as well as challenges she's faced as a strong, successful, independent woman. She also shares her tips on how to stay on track and why it's important to give yourself credit for all the good things you do.