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About Chris Efessiou:  Chris Efessiou is an entrepreneur, business leader, educator, mentor, international speaker, radio show host, and best-selling author of CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood  based on his own experience from raising his daughter as a single dad by applying his business knowledge to the business of parenting.  Listen to Chris’s weekly Radio Show Straight Up With Chris:  Real Talk on Business and Parenthood on Voice America Radio.  You may connect with Chris on Facebook, follow on Twitter and visit www.ChrisEfessiou.com

WalfishListen Now "Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child" with Dr. Fran Walfish (3.13.14)

Dr. Fran Walfish is the top leading child and family psychotherapist and author in Beverly Hills, California. In addition to her thriving private practice, Dr. Walfish was on clinical staff in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 15 years. She was a school psychologist and recently completed her 4 year-term as Chair of the Board of The Early Childhood Parenting Center founded at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. Dr. Walfish has her own weekly Q & A in The Beverly Hills Courier and is featured in every issue of Parents Magazine "sk The Experts". She is an expert contributor to NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, KCBS2 News, The Doctors CBS, NPN - national syndicated network, ABCNews.com, NBCNews.com, FoxNews.com, and many sites. Dr. Fran’s current book is The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child, Please visit her website www.DrFranWalfish.com.


 

 

MarinaroListen Now "Balancing Work & Family in a Uncertain Market" with Ed Marinaro (3.6.14)

Ed Marinaro is well known for both his athletic and acting achievements. He played football for Cornell University, was named a three-time All-American, and honored as a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1971. After college, Ed was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as a running back; he played for the Vikings for four seasons, including two trips to the Super Bowl, before spending a year with the New York Jets and then the Seattle Seahawks. When a sideline injury hindered his athletic career, Ed turned to acting and moved to Hollywood. His big break was landing a guest-spot-turned-recurring-role on the sitcom, Laverne and Shirley. After that, he landed the role of Officer Joe Coffey on Hill Street Blues, which served as a template for future roles. Now a veteran actor, his most recent role was Coach Marty on the Blue Mountain State sitcom. Ed has moved his family to South Carolina and plans to take part in a Blue Mountain State feature film in the near future and is a frequent guest speaker.





 

MarinaroListen Now "Balancing Work & Family in a Uncertain Market" with Ed Marinaro (3.6.14)

Ed Marinaro is well known for both his athletic and acting achievements. He played football for Cornell University, was named a three-time All-American, and honored as a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1971. After college, Ed was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as a running back; he played for the Vikings for four seasons, including two trips to the Super Bowl, before spending a year with the New York Jets and then the Seattle Seahawks. When a sideline injury hindered his athletic career, Ed turned to acting and moved to Hollywood. His big break was landing a guest-spot-turned-recurring-role on the sitcom, Laverne and Shirley. After that, he landed the role of Officer Joe Coffey on Hill Street Blues, which served as a template for future roles. Now a veteran actor, his most recent role was Coach Marty on the Blue Mountain State sitcom. Ed has moved his family to South Carolina and plans to take part in a Blue Mountain State feature film in the near future and is a frequent guest speaker.





 

CorleyListen Now "Set a Path for Success – and Stay On It!" with Catherine Corley (2.27.14)

Catherine Corley is currently Vice President of Business Member Services at Sam’s Club, a $56 billion plus division of the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, Inc. With over 20 years experience in business-to-business marketing, she brings a unique blend of strategy, marketing and financial expertise to her role of ensuring Sam’s Club is meeting the needs of small business members. Sam’s Club serves millions of small business members. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Catherine worked for Tyson Foods, Inc holding VP roles in strategic planning and foodservice marketing and received the “Emerging Leader” Award from the Women’s Foodservice Forum for her leadership at her company and contributions to the industry. Catherine serves on the Small Business Development Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Visit Sam’s Club at www.samsclub.com.



CorleyListen Now "Set a Path for Success – and Stay On It!" with Catherine Corley (2.27.14)

Catherine Corley is currently Vice President of Business Member Services at Sam’s Club, a $56 billion plus division of the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, Inc. With over 20 years experience in business-to-business marketing, she brings a unique blend of strategy, marketing and financial expertise to her role of ensuring Sam’s Club is meeting the needs of small business members. Sam’s Club serves millions of small business members. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Catherine worked for Tyson Foods, Inc holding VP roles in strategic planning and foodservice marketing and received the “Emerging Leader” Award from the Women’s Foodservice Forum for her leadership at her company and contributions to the industry. Catherine serves on the Small Business Development Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Visit Sam’s Club at www.samsclub.com.



LevinListen Now "3 Things All Businesses Need to Survive" with Marissa Levin (2.20.14)

Marissa Levin is a speaker, author and CEO of Information Experts, a global strategic communications and education firm, founded in 1995 and launched her second company, Successful Culture in June 2011. She has authored “My Company ROCKS!” Eight Secrets to a Growth-Driven Culture That Keeps Employees Happy & Engaged" and “Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards”. She is the greater Washington region’s small business expert on ABC’s Washington Business Report and a syndicated columnist for SmartCEO Magazine. Marissa was selected as one of greater Washington’s “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal. She has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, BisNow, Fortune, to name a few and on many TV networks as a successful woman business owner and working mother.
Please visit Marissa’s websites: http://www.informationexperts.com and www.successfulculture.com.




 

LevinListen Now "3 Things All Businesses Need to Survive" with Marissa Levin (2.20.14)

Marissa Levin is a speaker, author and CEO of Information Experts, a global strategic communications and education firm, founded in 1995 and launched her second company, Successful Culture in June 2011. She has authored “My Company ROCKS!” Eight Secrets to a Growth-Driven Culture That Keeps Employees Happy & Engaged" and “Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards”. She is the greater Washington region’s small business expert on ABC’s Washington Business Report and a syndicated columnist for SmartCEO Magazine. Marissa was selected as one of greater Washington’s “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal. She has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, BisNow, Fortune, to name a few and on many TV networks as a successful woman business owner and working mother.
Please visit Marissa’s websites: http://www.informationexperts.com and www.successfulculture.com.




 

"How Do You Spell Love? T-I-M-E" by Chris Efessiou

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On this Valentine's Day, let's all take the opportunity to give our children and loved ones the gift they want most. Our Time.

Who hasn't heard from another parent, "enjoy your children now; they grow up so fast!" That is a true statement. They do grow up very fast. All children do. You did too when you were a child. But when another parent gives you this line, what are they really telling you? No, they are not simply stating the obvious, and they are not telling you to take lots of pictures or videos because your children will soon look very different. They are telling you that you should take the time to sink into your children and make this time of their development, and every time of their life, as memorable as you can by sharing it.


Think back to the days you were little. You probably got your favorite car or truck for a present, or your favorite doll or kitchen set. Did you love it? Of course you did. Do you remember asking your parents "mommy, daddy come play with me." Did they? If they did, you remember that time as clearly as it was yesterday, and you recall the experience with fond memories. If they didn't, you remember that too but your memory is that of a gift, an inanimate object, that was given to you as a present and you were expected to keep yourself busy with it. A very different memory, won't you agree?

Children are no different than adults. Think of the people you work with, or the people that work for you. You celebrate someone's birthday and you give them a gift certificate to a spa treatment. They appreciate it for sure, but don't you think that they would have appreciated lunch with a few coworkers and several authentic cards even more? It isn't the value of the gift that counts. It is the thought and Time that goes into selecting it, offering it, celebrating it.

I raised my daughter as a single dad, and I gave her the best I could. She got the dolls, and the dresses, and all the things young girls enjoy. But what she recalls most vividly, is the time we spent together braiding her hair, polishing her nails, playing with her dolls, going to a restaurant, making her feel like the princess she was and still is today. I am here to tell you, that every day of her adult life has been a treasure, because unbeknownst to me, the T-I-M-E I spent with her from infancy to adulthood was interpreted as L-O-V-E, and she has shared this with me on several occasions in spoken and written word. In fact, her notes to me from elementary school to college adorn the pages of my book, and serve as a beautiful reminder of the one thing I know I did correctly in my life.

Remember this. Your children will not always need you, but if you gave them your time and love, they would always want you to be near them and figure prominently in their lives. So this Valentine's Day give to those you love the everlasting gift. Your Time!

This is my opinion. It worked for me and it can work for you. You just have to try it!



 

About Chris Efessiou: Chris Efessiou is an Entrepreneur, Leadership Expert, Marketing Strategist, Negotiations Architect, Top 100 Leadership Expert to Follow on Twitter, Educator, Mentor, International Speaker, Radio Show Host, and best-selling author of  CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood based on his own experience from raising his daughter as a single dad by applying his business knowledge to the business of parenting. For more information visit www.ChrisEfessiou.com, connect with Chris on Facebook, follow on Twitter and listen to his radio show Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood Thursdays at 6:00 PM Eastern – 3:00 PM Pacific on Voice America Internet Radio

Friday, 14 February 2014 21:21

How Do You Spell Love? T-I-M-E

heart-clock

On this Valentine's Day, let's all take the opportunity to give our children and loved ones the gift they want most. Our Time.

Who hasn't heard from another parent, "enjoy your children now; they grow up so fast!" That is a true statement. They do grow up very fast. All children do. You did too when you were a child. But when another parent gives you this line, what are they really telling you? No, they are not simply stating the obvious, and they are not telling you to take lots of pictures or videos because your children will soon look very different. They are telling you that you should take the time to sink into your children and make this time of their development, and every time of their life, as memorable as you can by sharing it.

JohnsonListen Now "The Path to Health and Success: Leading by Example" with Susan L. Johnson, PhD (2.13.14)

Susan Johnson, PhD is Director of Health Promotion and Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She directs and manages system-wide initiatives related to organizational wellness and provides leadership in the development of a comprehensive and collaborative approach to promoting health to students, employees, patients and the community. Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from University North Carolina Charlotte, Master’s degree from The Citadel and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Johnson was recently named Smoke Free Advocate of the Year by the Smoke Free Lowcountry Coalition and winner in the Rising Star category of Influential Women in Business by the Charleston Business Journal. Susan currently resides on Isle of Palms with her two young daughters and in her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and kayaking in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.

 

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