Talking Culture: Bias, Blinders and Rules

Alan Headbloom is an award-winning language coach and interculturalist. He works online and in-person with foreign-born professionals in hospitals, colleges, and industry, helping them acculturate to American English and American ways. His tutorials and lessons work for US Americans, too! (Says the person who learned about US football and hand-shaking protocol in the US…from him!) Alan talks regularly about the importance of welcoming immigrants and the “insidious presence of ethnocentrism in our lives.”

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Trust Your Gut

David Manilow is a lifelong Chicagoan and committed foodie who is a strong believer in trusting your instincts in business. He has produced sports, travel and food-related television programs for ABC, HBO, ESPN, CNBC and PBS. In 2001, he created the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning restaurant review program Check, Please! in Chicago and spin-offs in eight other markets.David’s newest venture is a weekly food and drink podcast with Crain’s Chicago Business, “The Dining Table.”

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It’s Never Too Late

A husband at 47, a baby at 49 and her own business just shy of her 51st birthday, Cindy Kienzle, Founder and Chief Baking Officer at Hungry Monkey Baking Company says it’s never too late to build the life you want!

As seen on talkshop.live, featuring the delicious banana bread, triple chocolate brownies and other products loved by THE Howie Mandel! (So delicious, I gained 5 pounds just planning this show!)

Hear how she does it, the tech and systems she uses and how she gives back.

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Portraits and Stories: Business, Personal and Creativity

When you are a creative professional, is there such a thing as a separation between “business” and “professional”? Boston-based photographer Liz Linder shares how she captures stories through portraits and how her work in the shadows draws people in. Liz uses images to tell stories that matter. She’s captured iconic personalities such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Carly Simon and Quincy Jones.

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Re-Thinking Interculturalism

SIETAR is the Society of Intercultural Educators, Trainers, and Researchers and this year’s conference is in Malta! Broadcasting Live from the conference. This year’s theme asks: “Does interculturalism need to be replaced, reformed, or reshaped to match the challenges (deterioration of the environment, rising racism, and rise of global populism) this world faces?

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We’re Going to VAGUS!

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we welcome Margo Jacquot, Psy.D., CSADC, BCETS to the show. We’ll talk about what triggers our nervous system, what happens to our bodies when our nervous system gets activated and tricks to reset it to stay focused on our business in the present. (That’s where vagus, as in the vagus nerve, comes in.) Dr. Margo is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. She’s the founder of The Juniper Center, with 70 clinicians at five locations and across Illinois and Indiana with telehealth.

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From Army Man to Ad Man with Bill Shoss

Thanks to the Missouri Veterans History Project, I’m going to share first-hand stories from my dad, in honor of his Yahrzeit (the anniversary of his passing.) He’ll share how he almost died from pneumonia in the Korean War, pitching for the Army’s baseball team other war stories, his decades-long advertising career, selling to Verner Von Braun and more.

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From Walls to Bridges

“I’m a strong believer that conflict between a group of people escalates because they fail to see one another. Culture is a big part of that,” says Christian Höferle, founder of The Cultural Mastery. Höferle is a cultural coach, trainer, and mentor for multinational organizations – or rather: for people who work globally. Based in Atlanta, he is German by passport, American by choice, Bavarian at heart, and people call him The Culture Guy. His passion is to help people discover commonality when they are overwhelmed by difference. His mission is to create peace by facilitating understanding, relating, and connecting.

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