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Karen Mascari – An Education in Adaptability

Posted by on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Some people are destined to make an impression on the world; to improve the lives of others and leave a legacy of positive change. Karen Mascari is one of these people. A teacher for nearly 25 years, she has dedicated her professional life to the betterment of young people. A passionate innovator, she took action when she realized that her skills were not utilized to their full potential. “Five years ago I would come home from school feeling underappreciated, unrewarded ... Continue Reading

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Ali Wilson – Linking Arms Together

Posted by on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Even if you have started out on one path, no matter how fulfilling, when opportunities arise that present new challenges and rewards, it may be time to shake things up and start something new. Ali Wilson was going strong as a PR professional turned full-time mother in Auburn, Alabama when she was presented with an opportunity. She jumped at the chance and ended up landing in the midst of a community that helped to change her life for the better. Jumping in ... Continue Reading

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Jodi Bienenfeld – Getting her Groove Back

Posted by on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

We all strive for the perfect balance in life, but developing a rewarding and successful career while nurturing a family can be a daunting, seemingly impossible task. When Jodi Bienenfeld and her husband made the decision to have children, she knew that maintaining her particular career as a TV producer on live broadcasts was going to become untenable. She took great pleasure in her work and thrived on the fast-paced atmosphere, but she could foresee that the unpredictable hours were ... Continue Reading

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Kelly Jo Higgins – Saying Yes to New Adventures

Posted by on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Bravery and a willingness to try new things can lead us down paths that we never could imagine, to places we never could have dreamed. Kelly Jo Higgins is someone who never passes up the chance for an adventure. Losing her father at the tender age of 18 impressed upon her that life is short, and that one has to make every day count. This mentality led her, as a 23-year-old who just achieved her Masters in sports marketing, to ... Continue Reading

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Panda Korman – Dream Bigger

Posted by on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

As a passionate anesthesiologist working in Los Angeles, Panda Korman was surprised to find herself quickly achieving and surpassing her initial career goals. Even while pregnant and with a toddler at home, she worked 80-hour weeks and still gave herself extra challenges. Panda repeatedly jumped at the chance to try something new. As an unexpected second career began to grow, Panda’s new dream of helping people beyond the hospital stretched her in different and exciting directions.  Dreaming of a new start As ... Continue Reading

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Janet Barrows – Exceed Your Own Expectations

Posted by on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

No matter who you are, self-doubt can hold you back at times. While it may be difficult at first, with a little confidence and some good old-fashioned hard work, you can banish that self-limiting voice from your thoughts. Janet Barrows was a teacher, wife, and mother who struggled to believe in herself—at least until a surprising opportunity came along. Today, after a year or two of eye-opening moments, she is now pleasantly surprised at the confidence she has developed—and at her ... Continue Reading

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Kristen Di Zinno – Taking an Unconventional Path to Success

Posted by on Thursday, March 9th, 2017

With more and more people working from home, or even on-the-go from 'hot-desks', hotels, and cafes, 'digital nomads' are becoming more and more common. With a phone, a laptop, and a decent internet connection, one can now operate an international business from their own sofa. And people are realizing that climbing the corporate-ladder is not the only way to achieve great things. Kristen Di Zinno is one of those people, someone who made modern technology work for her, and in ... Continue Reading

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Tory Shaughnessy – Owning Your Own Life

Posted by on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

When life gets busy, it can be difficult to remember who you really are beneath all the different roles you play. Whether you’re a mother, daughter, caregiver, professional, or all of the above at once, it’s important to remember what makes you unique. Tory Shaughnessy knew firsthand what it was like to lose her value in the midst of a busy and trying situation. As a loving mother of three with a longing for a professional career, she found that life’s ... Continue Reading

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Jamie Meeks – Working Toward a Less Chaotic Life

Posted by on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

We all lead busy lives, but for those of us who balance family with full-time jobs, it can feel like we live in two competing worlds of chaos: one governed by our growing brood, and the other by work that never seems to end. Jamie Meeks knows the feeling: she says her life was like a “bumper car ride” before she became an Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields®. The winter weather outside her Mississippi windows perfectly reflected her family’s experience: ... Continue Reading

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April Johnson – Have No Fear

Posted by on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Changing careers can be incredibly daunting. It’s often difficult to imagine doing something totally new, something you’ve never even dreamed of doing, and something completely different from your current life. This situation may be intimidating—but it can also be extremely rewarding. A positive individual with a thirst for new experiences, April Johnson was making the most of a difficult situation in her career. Working as a part-time nurse, while battling cystic fibrosis, was starting to weigh heavily on April’s body and ... Continue Reading

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