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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Weird Birthdays Around the Globe

What is your birthday tradition?  In Switzerland apparently, the custom is for parents to hire an evil clown for their child’s birthday, both to look terrifying and to follow and torment the birthday celebrant around before putting a pie in their face for good luck. (Sean “Diddy” Combs would have hated that!) There’s earlobe pulling…

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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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How do you Learn Daily to stay in the game?

Do you know how you learn best? You’ve likely heard about the different learning styles—maybe you were even subjected to testing to see what worked best for you. Or you could have talked about them as a reminder when delivering training, in terms of providing variety so everyone in the room is engaged. There is…

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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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