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A Company Free from Harassment: Mani Goulding Emphasizes Its Importance in the London Business Journal

At the height of the #MeToo Movement, what was thought as small voices have started to get heard. It is not only a reality in the entertainment industry or common households but is also existent in the corporate world.

Mani Goulding, author of the book Ready, Set, Launch! How to Help Your Teen Find a Career That Gives Them Purpose, Passion, and Fulfillment, has written much-needed pointers in The London Business Journal Vol 5 Issue 1 about how companies can prevent or respond to harassment (in different forms such as sexual or abuse of power). Because, according to her, while abuse is devastating to the victim, it is also costly for the business when complaints or lawsuits arise.

Harassment issues can also negatively impact your employment brand, productivity, and environment; Mani emphasizes in the piece, How to Make Sure Your Company Is Free from Sexual Harassment in the Wake of #Metoo, found in pages 31-33. The main key is being proactive. Even before a complaint is raised,...

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Nimesh Mehta Writes for London Business Journal about How to Drive Success in Sales and Marketing

It’s no news that when it comes to sales, marketing, and networking, everything seems to be all driven and measured by numbers. However, let us not forget that behind it all are people who, at the end of the day, need or prefer organic engagement somewhere along the way.

Nimesh Mehta, the author of the international bestselling book called Sales Booster: The New Science and Art of Selling, has recently written an article for The London Business Journal Vol 5 Issue 1 about making quality connections. These are potential customers or partners you are dealing with but they are still humans after all. So while most interactions may be brief, there have to be real conversations. It could even be on a personal level.

Further in his article called Driving Success in Sales and Marketing found in page 56, he shared some pointers to achieve networking milestones, particularly during events – from the preparation, to when you set foot on the venue, during your talks from person to...

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Dr. Virginia LeBlanc Shares in The London Business Journal the Challenges of Hiring Smart

Is there really such thing as over-qualified? In the society of prejudice and finite thinking, even when you say “think outside the box”, there is still a box – the premise, the limit, the frame for your perception.

Dr. Virginia LeBlanc, bestselling author for the book Love the Skin You’re In: How to Conquer Life through Divergent Thinking, has shared some insightful views about hiring practices in a piece written for The London Business Journal Vol 5 Issue 1. While some leaders look beyond the status quo when it comes to assessing candidates, businesses and society as a whole can still do better. It cannot be blamed on the industry alone because even in the educational system, children or the youth are directed to focus on tests, degrees, and credits more than to a holistic experience that prepares them for the dynamics of life.

In her article titled The “Box”: The Dissonance and Difficulty in Hiring Smart found on page 36, Dr. Virginia...

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Anne Marie Cummings Gets Interviewed about Her Life Transitions at Online Success Journey Podcast

There’s simply more to retirement than golf games and travel! The thing is, this excitement may only happen in the first year. Eventually, this wears down and people will end up getting bored and losing meaning.

This and more are the reasons why Anne Marie Cummings has written the book called Baby Boomer Bonding: Luxurious and Meaningful Lifestyle without Breaking the Bank and opened the Marigold Mansion to seniors who like to live together like one big happy family. To her, the mansion is the place where they can spend retirement fulfilling purpose rather than spending it in nursing homes where they’d wake up in the morning and wonder what to do with their day.

In her interview with Patience Nyesigire for Online Success Journey Podcast, Anne Marie did not only share about her book and business but also about her life transitions in tech sales, real estate, authorship, and entrepreneurship. She also talked about the importance of having a coach who not only inspires...

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Anne Marie Cummings Talks about Retirement as a New Adventure in BookMarketingBuzzBlog

For most, growing old brings a lot of fear and uncertainty. When you are beyond your 50’s, what’s waiting ahead?

Anne Marie Cummings wanted to see things differently. After realizing that she’s about to retire from a 30-year career in technology and upon noticing people worrying about making the most out of older age, she got inspired to write a book that she titled Baby Boomer Bonding: Luxurious and Meaningful Lifestyle without Breaking the Bank. She started thinking that the transition is a new adventure and not just an end of her career. Furthermore, she knew that there just has to be a place where boomers who think the same can be together and spend retirement more meaningfully. She talked about this with Brian Feinblum, the creator and author of BookMarketingBuzzBlog.

BookMarketingBuzzBlog is a unique site dedicated to covering the world of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories, and provocative...

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John Mavros Tackles Success of Children, Family, and Education on Different BrainsĀ®

An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Clearly, it’s not just parenthood but also family, education, and community that are factors and contributors to a child’s success.  

John Mavros has been an educator since his early college years and was a guidance counselor when he retired. Even after retirement, he has continued to use educational concepts forming non-profit organizations on family services. It was also then that he realized the importance of family in child-rearing. Eventually, with his unwavering focus on the youth, he was brought to the journey of writing his book Enough Iz Enough: How Parents and Teachers Can Regain Control. This is an addition to the juvenile research studies he had already done. He talks about his life’s work in this interview with Dr. Hackie Reitman of Different Brains®.  

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Gillian Stevens Opens the Discussion on Support for the Helpers

Taking care of one’s self is selfish? This is the society’s mindset that causes unnecessary guilt for helping professionals. At one point or another, we ourselves had been helpers – as parents to our kids or caregiver to our loved ones. When we are empathetic to others, we tend to sacrifice our own needs.  

These are exactly what Gillian Stevens had observed in her years of counseling and volunteering and after further studies on trauma, loss, and death. In her journey, she got led to the question of who are helping the helpers – the educators, the nurses, the doctors, the first responders. To find answers to this question and be part of the solution, she started writing her book Explore, Transform, Flourish: Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others (How Professionals Keep It Together). She talks about her...

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IRENE STRONCZAK-HOGAN: Webinar Experience Has Led To An Array Of New Opportunities

For more than 25 years, Irene Stronczak-Hogan accumulated a wealth of knowledge of, and experience in, the medical and pharmaceutical fields.

Now the author of Hot Chix Hot Sex: How to Survive Menopause is on a mission, offering a women’s health consulting practice specializing in serving menopausal women. Calling on her training as a pharmacist, she assesses patients and their symptoms, recommending appropriate therapies associated with her menopause-related programs.

“If you want to expand your tribe and your business, your journey as an author involves more than just writing pages for your book. It requires that you engage, educate, and inform your audience through other media such as webinars.” – Irene Hogan

Irene admits she ventured into the live webinar universe without really knowing what she was doing but with other experts in her field having gone that route, she decided to grab the bull by the horns, so to speak.

“I decided to...

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MAGGIE GEORGOPOULOS Gets Featured in Forbes.com Article

Never underestimate the power of inspiration. Maggie Georgopoulos, author of Up the Ladder in a Skirt, clearly knows that.

As a global business coach and inspirational speaker, Maggie has inspired business leaders and entrepreneurs around the globe, particularly helping women succeed in traditionally male-dominated businesses and industries. And, as a leading authority on women achieving success, Maggie has been, and remains, a highly sought-out source by various journalists and prestigious media publications such as Forbes Magazine.

If you are featured by a publication, it will generally come in one of two ways from the reporter if they’re contacting you from a press release. I have had journalists both email me and call me. The key to be featured is being available.” – Maggie Georgopoulos

In early 2017, Maggie recalls, she received an email asking if she would be able to speak to a journalist before 2 p.m. that very same day.

I was in London...

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