September 20, 2022
More than 60 Million people working in the USA are affected by workplace bullying, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. Whether it's sexual harassment, racial discrimination or other negative behaviors, a toxic workplace can be devastating to our self-confidence. I know, because it's happened to me more than once! Business Coach Zenica Chatman turned her own bullying experience into her business coaching specialty. Her six-week, virtual course, Surviving Corporate, is the first step to reclaiming your MOJO and getting "back in the saddle" after workplace setbacks. Listen here or your favorite podcast platform to learn how to recognize, survive and power back up to your full potential after toxic workplace experiences.
September 6, 2022
Since 1999, the suicide rate in the USA has increased 30%. And that's just the tip of the Mental Health Crisis Iceberg in the USA, which the COVID pandemic made even worse. But help is on the way. The 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline has just been launched and immediate, virtual access to Behavioral Health Urgent Care specialists is growing. Heather Rae, president and CEO of Common Ground, which has been providing emergency mental health services for 50 years, joins me to talk about the severity of the crisis and the urgency of making emergency mental health help as important as police and fire support.
July 7, 2022
Leadership coach and former corporate HR executive Kelli Thompson spent years negotiating employee salaries and getting an insider's view of the gender pay gap. Now she wants very woman to know the secret to getting paid what she is worth. You'll learn all that and more in her upcoming book, CLOSING THE CONFIDENCE GAP: Boost Your Peace, Your Potential and Your Paycheck. Kelli shares with Anne what she's learned about the challenges aspiring women face in today's post-COVID workplace and the skills needed to successfully navigate 21st Century career journeys that are STILL rougher for women.
June 15, 2022
Horse lovers of every age will love meeting three highly-skilled horsewomen of different generations and very different riding disciplines. Michelle Conrad, dressage; Sarah Mauzey, western performance; and Caroline Berg, hunter/jumper were all little girls who loved horses and have found ways to keep these magnificent spirits in their lives. This episode will inspire horse lovers of any age to answer the call of the hoofbeats in their hearts.
May 3, 2022
The Gen Z generation, which is just coming of age as young adults, is the most educated generation in history, with 57% of 18-21 year olds in college or advanced training. Gen Z young women and teenage girls are already indicating they may be the most socially conscious and political active generation of females the world has ever seen. Forget all the complaining about what's wrong with Gen Z's and listen to the voices of Oakland University seniors Ashlyn Smith and Tayler Swartz. future change agents just hitting their stride. I hope you are inspired as I was by their insights on social media, gender bias, their sheroes, their fears and how they plan to change the world.
April 4, 2022
Energy Healing, once considered "alternative medicine," is steadily growing in credibility as a valuable tool in an integrative approach to mental, physical and emotional health. For over 20 years, Energy healer, intuitive and educator, Elaine Grohman has been helping individuals to tap into the power of the energy that is all around us. Most recently she has been asked to lecture at medical, nursing and hospice schools where today's students are more open than previous generations to new tools for enhancing health. Grohman believes the world will be a safer and healthier place when we reconnect to the ancient knowledge about humanity's essential and intimate connection with the Energy of Living Earth.
March 15, 2022
March 15 is Equal Pay Day, which is how long white women -- who earn about 83 cents for every dollar earned by the average man -- need to work in order to earn the same that men in similar positions earned by the end of last year. But the gender pay gap is even worse for women of color, with Latina women at the very bottom of the gender and racial pay gap, earning an average of only 49 cents for every dollar earned by white men. JoAnn Chavez, a SVP with a major Michigan energy company and one of the Most Influential Women in Michigan sees the issue as not only hurting individual women, but also a serious waste of economic power that she is committed to change. The granddaughter of immigrant, Mexican farmworkers Chavez shares her remarkable leadership journey, as well as insights on what she's learned about how and when to strategically raise your voice to make a powerful difference.
February 28, 2022
Nichole Kraatz, Chief Vehicle Engineer for General Motors' 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pick-up, shares insider insight on why a battery-powered, full-size truck with a range of up to 400 miles per charge is not just revolutionary, but is powerful evidence that the future of vehicle transportation is all about electric. Kraatz attributes the influence of her older brother and cousin, as well as the advice -- "Be bold, but respectful" -- of her Italian immigrant grandfather as invaluable to her effectiveness in the still male-dominated world of automotive engineering and manufacturing.