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(Video) Speaking Of, Founder’s Mission Interview – Jaclyn Wainwright, CEO of AiRCare Health

Check out the Speaking Of, Founder’s Mission with Jaclyn Wainwright, CEO of AiRCare Health. 

Jaclyn and her team are on a mission to remove barriers to mental health care, connect people to the services and experts they need, and destigmatize mental health concerns. 

AiRCare Health offers “Next-generation behavioral health and wellbeing” through a model that uses data and strives to “predict and prevent” instead of “chase and treat.” 

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During our conversation, Jaclyn shared her thoughts on what emotional health care should look like, how to remove barriers, and what she finds exciting about the future of mental health care. 

We also talked about what it’s like to balance leading a company and being a mom, and how she and her husband are modeling emotional health at home for their children.

Enjoy! 

Learn more about AiRCare Health:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/aircarehealth/

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(Video) Speaking Of – Thankfulness

In the spirit of Thanksgiving on the horizon, check out the Speaking Of video where I share some of the things that I love – starting with family and friends (duh). Then I talk about a few other random things I love… like the Minnetonka Willow Bootie!

I’ll be back with an interview next week, but until then, have a great Thanksgiving!

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(Video) Speaking Of, Founder’s Mission – Lisa Sterling: Founder & CEO of R3-engage

Check out the two-part Speaking Of, Founder’s Mission interview with Lisa Sterling. Lisa is the Founder and CEO of R3-engage, and she previously led HR at Ceridian. 

During her time at Ceridian, Lisa worked tirelessly to truly get to know their employees, build their trust, and positively transform the corporate culture. She not only succeeded on that mission, but was also part of the team that led Ceridian through a successful IPO. 

Earlier in 2020, Lisa started her own company, R3-engage, using her vast expertise to coach others to be their best selves and excel in their career. 

In part one, Lisa talks about her career path, her time at Ceridian, and how to build a thriving culture. 

In part two, you’ll learn more about Lisa personally, including what drives her, winning working mom of the year, the importance of being “real,” and why following your passion is crucial.

WATCH PART 1 OF THE INTERVIEW HERE:

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WATCH PART 2 OF THE INTERVIEW HERE:

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Learn more about Lisa Sterling:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamsterling/

Learn more about Speaking Of:

https://speakingoftoday.com

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(Video) Interview Preview and My Love of Rudy the Movie

Check out today’s interview preview and weekly update. I talk about my interview with Lisa Sterling, who was an executive at Ceridian, and recently started her own consulting company R3 Engage. Lisa is an innovator, and she’s bold. She’s also amazing at helping others get out of their own way to reach their goals!

For the weekly update, I share my love of the movie Rudy. I seriously love it. It’s inspiring and I always feel like I can do anything after I watch it!!!

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(Video) Speaking Of, Founder’s Mission – Verde Founder/Owner/Operator, Jennifer Ferrebee

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Check out the Speaking Of, Founder’s Mission interview with Jennifer Ferrebee. Jennifer (along with husband Sam) is the founder, owner, and operator of Verde restaurants based in Charleston, SC. 

She and her husband started Verde 9 years ago and started the business with the bold mission to make fresh, healthy salads and wraps while building an awesome place that people want to work and where customers love to eat! 

PS – their 9-year celebration is next week – so if you’re in Charleston, don’t miss out on their $3.65 birthday celebration sale. You can order online now. 

In our interview, Jennifer and I talked about everything from their mission, running a business during a pandemic, her love of puns, being a working mom, and much, much more! 

What started as a 3.5 hour conversation and a 1.5 hour interview, has been skimmed down to a 34 minute video – such a tough task because we had so much fun chatting! Enjoy! 

Topical time codes for the interview are below.

Learn more about Verde: 

https://www.eatatverde.com

Place your $3.65 Verde-birthday order (for pickup on Oct. 20th): 

https://direct.chownow.com/order/286/locations

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(Video) Speaking Of Interview – Allisha Padilla, Birth and Bereavement Doula, precision nutrition certified, fitness coach.

Check out the Speaking Of interview with Allisha Padilla. She’s a birth and bereavement doula, precision nutrition certified, and a fitness coach. In this week’s interview, Allisha shared details abut what it’s like working with a doula, why they’re helpful to parents during challenging (happy or sad) times, and also talked about healthy eating. 

I loved hearing Allisha talk about why gut health is so important, and getting her tips on how to get kids to eat healthier. 

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To learn more about the work of Allisha and Tended Roots, find them on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tendedroots/

See more from Speaking Of:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9OoKTXRB15qsIxDzJGZVHw

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(Video) Speaking Of – Interview Preview and Why I Love GoodRX!

Check out the Speaking Of interview preview and weekly update. In this week’s interview, I talk to Allisha Padilla, a birth and bereavement doula, precision nutrition certified, and 1/2 of the duo behind the Tended Roots Instagram. I loved getting her tips for healthy eating, and hearing about her work as a doula.

For the weekly update, I tell you why I love GoodRX! I’ve used GoodRX twice recently, and it’s such a big money saver! If you haven’t checked it out, here’s the link: https://www.goodrx.com

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(Video) Speaking Of Interview: Mystic & Chris DuRant, Creators of “Bonus Mom, Bonus Mom: Where Are You?” Book

Check out this week’s Speaking Of interview. I talked to Mystic and Chris DuRant who just released their first children’s book: “Bonus Mom, Bonus Mom: Where Are You?”

It’s a positive book about the relationship between a child and her bonus mom (their name for a stepmom), and Mystic’s relationship with Chris’ daughter inspired him to write it. Chris is a former Marine who has many creative outlets, and was excited to write and work on this book with Mystic (who edited it).

Check out their interview to hear about the book, the self-publishing process, their family dynamic, and how writing helps fulfill Chris.

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Here’s the link to purchase their book: https://www.amazon.com/Bonus-Mom-Wher…

You can follow Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ssgtdu

To read Chris’ blog, check it out here: https://dadsdoitbetter.com/

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(Video) Speaking Of Interview Preview, Bank Error, Berenstain Bears

Check out today’s Speaking Of video! This week my Speaking Of Interview is with Mystic and Chris DuRant, who recently wrote a book called Bonus Mom, Bonus Mom. I talked to them about the idea, the process, and working together.

In the weekly update I talk about a frustrating bank error and how I’m growing to love the Berenstain Bears more and more!

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Goals Check In – Just Over 1 Quarter Left in 2020!

Holy cow, I wrote my original “goals” post on January 22nd. It’s pretty amazing how much the world has changed since then. How could we have known that less than 2 months later, “coronavirus” would be something we’d see plastered all over the news and be at the forefront of our minds?

Even though the world certainly changed, I thought it would still be good to do something “normal” and check in on the goals I set in late January.

So, here’s where things stand (original text in black, 7.31.2020 update in purple):

  • I work for the same company I did in the south, which is pretty awesome because it means no commuting in the snow. Well, as mentioned in a previous post, I was laid off, but on the bright side, still no commuting in the snow! 🙂 Also, even brighter, I am now working on my Speaking Of show and I’m excited to see that grow.
  • I still need to lose weight (insert face palm emoji here…). I’m working on that with Caleigh. (GOAL:) Get in shape. For real. Once and for all. I don’t want to look at another damn picture and say “wouldn’t it be lovely if I ____.” I want to look at a picture and say “yes, that paid off. I’m so glad that I no longer use the whale emoji in texts to my friends when talking about heading to the pool or beach.” Well, Caleigh has done absolutely amazing with this. I am doing okay! I have lost about 15 pounds since Jan. 23rd, so that’s good – especially since we’ve been out of the gym since mid-March when covid closures started happening.
  • I still need to get this blog going (insert emoji of a clock here – what the heck have we been waiting for???) – I’m working on that with Dawn. I’m really proud of this one! I have been doing weekly posts on here, weekly short videos, AND weekly interviews, which is my favorite part!
  • I haven’t gotten to have Thanksgiving dinner or go to the mall with Bret Michaels (insert heart emoji here…) – honestly, that’s such a dream of mine, haha! I’ve met him a few times and he is the nicest human alive. I’m not even sure how he’s a real person. I have to get to hang with him at the mall for an afternoon at least once in my life! Well, shucks. This still hasn’t happened. I must figure out how to make this happen! I did get his book, which is lovely. I also just saw you can have him do a digital greeting. ❤
  • I still need to figure out how to make my dream of having a talk show come true – I’m trying to find the solution to that too. That one takes a lot of work. Or maybe I’m overthinking it. (GOAL:) FIGURE OUT HOW TO LIVE MY PASSION. Seriously. Guys, I know this must sound stupid on some level. She wants to talk for a living. I know that sounds nuts, but seriously, it’s what I want to do, it’s what people have done, and I need that to be me so that we’re not having this same conversation again in Jan. 2021. I want to be living my passion so that my family and friends are proud of me and think of me as someone who actually lives their dreams, not just fantasizes. Hooray! Okay, I’m MOST proud of this. I have been doing weekly interviews. I can’t even believe how amazing this has turned out. I started doing videos with Dawn shortly before I was laid off, and then started doing my interviews right after the lay off. I’ve done about 8-9 interviews in as many weeks and have more scheduled. I’m seriously so excited about this. This will be my career. It may take time, but it will be, and that is FABULOUS!
  • Figure out how to get the sassies (what I call it when my daughter is sassy) and periodic tantrums to go away and have the sweet smile return all the time. I know a smile 100% of the time is nuts too, she’s a kid, not a robot, but dang, I miss seeing that ever-present smile. She is still SO happy, but she’s also sassy sometimes. The other day on the phone with a customer service person, he asked if I had any other questions. I said yes, do you have any tips about toddler temper tantrums? He got a kick out of that, but sadly he had no tips to share. I continue to work on this! Things are improving (most days!). We tell her to make decisions by using her brain and her heart, and treat people nicely like Daniel Tiger, but it’s still a work in progress!! Being out of a normal routine and out of situations where she’s playing with other kids regularly has definitely up-ended things, but we’re taking it day by day!

Okay, looking over that, I’m actually doing pretty well. Who knew this “writing down your goals” thing was so helpful, haha! I’m hoping for continued progress when I post the next goals update at the end of the year!

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(Video) Speaking Of Today – Interview Preview & Post-Preemie/Pre-Pandemic Sanitation Habits

Here’s the weekly interview preview and weekly update.

For this week’s interview, I’ll be talking to Kristin Poppa-Rosel about her quest for a kidney. Her dad is in need of a transplant and she’s working like crazy to find a living donor to help.

In the weekly update, I talk about some of the random post-preemie/pre-pandemic sanitation habits I developed after my daughter got out of the NICU! Who knew having a preemie would be a great training ground!?!