Christine Conte is the new Executive Director of TohonoChulPark, a nationally recognized oasis of nature, art and culture.She is a PhD anthropologist and cultural ecologist with contributions galore at the Smithsonian Institution doing field research overseas, to over 20 years in marketing, donor and program development, education, and curation at the OldPuebloMuseum, the Nature Conservancy of Arizona, and the Arizona-SonoraDesertMuseum.Hers is truly a full circle career.
KimStates isPresident and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Tucson.A journalist by education and early career experiences, Kim moved into the public relations field working in economic development, retail, non-profit and behavioral health.She is one of the youngest CEOs in the network of 120 better business bureaus in North America, bureaus dedicated to consumer education, advocacy and member organization certification.They are in the business of trust.
Hildy Gottlieb sees building healthy organizations as the first step in building strong, healthy, vibrant communities.Based on her own field experience, Hildy is a “contrarian” veteran consultant and author of the book The Pollyanna Principles: Reinventing Non-profit Organizations to Create the Future of the World.She focuses on helping others change with a keen eye on creating a positive future, which includes moving her for-profit enterprise to become a non-profit for higher impact.
Bill Moomey is a celebrated artist of the Southwest, recognized as a painter, sculptor and designer whose art is represented in over 15 countries.A former college football player and Olympic athlete, he studied art and became Director of the DenverArtAcademy.In addition to leading a successful design and new product development firm, Bill is known in equestrian circles for the quarter horse lineage of Coy’s Bonanza.A life-long storyteller, he also wrote and produced three award-winning western movies, a documentary on cougars, and a television series.Bill’s new book, The Art of Moomey: A Retrospective is a beautiful and diverse collection of some of his finest works.
Jack Kulawik is an innovative and versatile photographer, an artist dedicated to maximizing his craft of “controlling within the rectangle” the authentic portrayal of reality.A native of Chicago who trained under Ansel Adams to master shadow and light, Jack’s early career was in commercial product advertising based in the Pacific Northwest.
He is 100% self-taught in the tools of his trade, including state-of-the-art digital imaging and reproduction equipment to the beloved simpler cameras of his early days.Jack did a masterful job in taking the visual facets of the new book The Art of Moomey from a collection of mixed media to full vivid print-ready life.
Ted Larsen is a 25-year veteran of the automotive industry as a design and manufacturing engineer to service technology expert, with roots deep in the skills trades.Redirecting his career later in life to architecture and moving to Arizona in 2004, Ted has launched two entrepreneurial businesses – custom Damascus steel collectible knives under the Hat Creek T brand, and in 2010 Nighthorses, a fine art and book publishing company. While Ted has four unique books on the drawing board, he believes not knowing exactly what is next allows innovation and spontaneity to show up.Ted is the publisher of The Art of Moomey.
John Davis assumed ownership and leadership of Arizona Lithographers in 1978, bringing it out of bankruptcy to become a hallmark printing enterprise that services clients throughout the Southwest and Mexico.Based in Tucson, AZ Litho is known in particular for the reproduction of Western art and specialty publications, such as The Art of Moomey.Originally trained as an automotive mechanical engineer, John pursued an MBA at the U of A and transitioned to commercial banking prior to stepping onto the entrepreneurial track.He is very active in the greater Tucson through civic, historical, charity and faith-based organizations.
Martha Mayhood Mertz is the founder of Athena International, a non-profit that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspiring them to reach their full potential, and create balance in leadership worldwide.Martha’s book Becoming Athena: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership outlines eight “gold standard” principles distilled from over 500 interviews with leaders who have been recognized for their contributions to business, community and mentorship of the next generation.
Lisa Napoli was in the midst of a mid-life crisis in 2006, and stepped away from a fast-paced media career to help start a youth radio station in a very remote Himalayan kingdom.Radio Shangri-la: What I learned in Bhutan, the HappiestKingdom on Earth is Lisa’s first book, a story of personal change in the backdrop of a nation emerging on its own terms into the world of media and technology.Lisa affirmed the world is a beautiful and complicated place, learning to appreciate life in a way she never imagined.
Dr. Marcia Reynolds is an international business consultant, executive coach and author.Her doctorate research in psychology focused on what high-achievers need to thrive in the workplace, leading her then into the disciplines of emotional intelligence and brain management, in particular what triggers passion and innovation.Marcia’s book Outsmart Your Brain: How to Make Success Feel Easy is an inspiring, illuminating guide to open the door to healthier, happier relationships.
Steve Darter isaffiliated with SIMA International, and president of People Management based in Connecticut. In addition to being an executive recruiter, speaker and facilitator of seminars, Steve helps organizations maximize their people power through “best fit” assignments, as well as coach individuals to better direct their lives based on a deep understanding of their motivated abilities. The second release of his practical book Managing Yourself, Managing Others is imminent.
Lala Corriere of Tucson is the “The Mistress to Suspense,” a full time writer who shifted mid-life in 2001 from being a fine artist/painter, stage performer, interior designer and engaged in the high-end real estate industry. In Widow’s Row, her new self-published fiction book, she offers vivid descriptions of the most nefarious of characters. Lala’s stories include a redeeming social message, bringing readers to experience human conditions in ways with which they may not be familiar. www.lalacorriere.comFebruary 16, 201121 minutes
Dr. Marilee Adams developed the innovative Question Thinking System to help clients get results in work and life, a technique that is a culmination of her global consulting experience and prior psychotherapy career.She has now turned her attention to education, applying organizational development concepts to advising students, teachers and administrators on how to get results through staying on a path of learning as opposed to judging.Marilee’s book Change Your Questions, Change Your Life is a best seller that has sold over 80,000 copies and is available in fifteen languages. www.inquiryinstitute.comFebruary 16, 201121 minutes
Robert Sidell is the talk radio show host of the Dream Power Show in Las Vegas.A 30-year veteran attorney who has counseled people in crisis dealing with the negative aspects of life, Robert’s new book lays forward a better way to make it in today’s rapidly changing world – The Gateway: Discover the power to create an outrageously successful professional and personal life.He weaves a personal story of overcoming obstacles with insights learned from a lifetime of action, introspection, and learning.
Marion Hyland, Carla Martin and Ginger Hambly are philanthropic leaders who represent the Empire Ranch Foundation and Empire 100 Art Show & Sale. The southern Arizona landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a former cattle ranch dating back to 1865.In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the ranch serves as an education center and continues under restoration, funded in part by the annual Western Art Show and Sale sponsored by Northern Trust.One hundred paintings by prominent artists were juried from over 500 entries from around the world.
Linda Noble Topfis a spiritual and wellness coach, ordained minister, professional speaker and author of the book You are Not Your Illness.A graphic artist and designer involved in high profile city/community events in Philedelphia, Linda was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 30 years ago.She feels that her life from a wheelchair is anything but restrictive.In fact through years of building her own self-awareness, Linda has come to feel it is an advantage for leading a rich and fulfilling life now focused on helping others.
Becky Shambaugh leads Shambaugh Leadership, a coaching, training and consulting company that advises clients on how to position their employees for top performance.Becky’s first book was featured on our show in 2009, a piece targeted for women – It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor and her second book, The Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton was released last year focused on the necessity of resiliency for members of all levels within organizations and communities during times of turbulent change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote the day-by-day book of reflections Simple Abundance which has sold over 7 million copies worldwide since its release in 1995, occupying the #1 spot on the New York Times best seller list for over a year.Sarah’s second book is Peace and Plenty:Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity and is part autobiographical retelling her journey from success and fame to crashing into bankruptcy, and now re-emerging.It is frank, honest, compelling and inspirational around the sensitive topic of money, shifting from the misnomer of financial security to financial serenity.
Larry Lof and Chris Lopezare respected financial planning advisors focused on helping their clients advance and protect their portfolios to enable living their lives on their own terms.Taking a systems view of all of a client’s holdings (stocks, bonds, insurance, estate planning), Lof Lopez & Associates uses quantitative and qualitative technical analyses.This approach is effective for both short and long term investment windows, and they see cash as a viable, if not expected position during turbulent economic times like we are now experiencing.
Russell Bishopis a speaker, educator, coach, and consultant whose clients include Fortune 500 executives in aerospace, healthcare, information technology, and telecommunications.His new book Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work is as applicable to our daily lives as it is to enable shifts within organizations.Russell pragmatically guides readers to overcome complex systems, bypass frustrating processes, and neutralize negativity and resistance.
Stephanie Coakley is Director of Education at the Tucson Museum of Art. As a young professional she is dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to best look at and fully experience visual art as individuals, and in community together.The Museum’s programs also help people build cognitive skills necessary for learning about other topics of interest, and successfully participating in exciting life experiences in general.In the big picture – transform our attitudes and perspectives towards what it means to be human.
Special Show Spotlighting Five Purdue University Students: Debunking the Myth that 20-Somethings are Taking Too Long to Grow Up
Enjoy a special series of interactive conversations with five undergraduate students making the most of their total college experience.In November, 2010, these students hosted Dr. Larsen for the Purdue University Old Masters Program, three fast-paced days that bring alumni “home” to share their career and life stories to inspire the next generation, plus reawaken connections and appreciation for the lifetime gifts that a college education can offer.Just who is the mentor and who is the protégé?
Dan Van De Voordeis a junior in the College of Liberal Arts, double majoring in Communication and Industrial & Organizational Psychology.Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dan loves to travel and learn things about different parts of the world.So far he has been to Australia, New Zealand, England, Mexico and various states in the US.He is a natural ambassador for any organization he becomes a part of.
Lauren Suttie is a sophomore from St. Louis, anxiously awaiting news of her acceptance into Purdue’s pharmacy school.Before St. Louis, she lived in Kansas City and Milwaukee.Lauren loves music and traveling, and being a part of new experiences.She is involved in Purdue Student Government, College Mentors for Kids, the honors/community service organization Sigma Alpha Lambda, and her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.
Amanda Lukawski is a junior in Hospitality & Tourism Management, and is involved on campus working with disadvantaged youth to being Vice President of New Member Education of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha.She has a natural zest for life and a passion for people.Amanda has enjoyed several internships as part of her Purdue career and will be studying abroad this summer in Spain.
Natalie Chumakov is a junior studying Management with a Human Resources focus, having finished high school in the Netherlands where her family lived for three years.Active in her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, Natalie also enjoys traveling, skiing, Shakespeare and photography.She intends to pursue a masters degree in business some day to better effect and motivate employees in positive, contemporary ways.
Steve Anderson is from Darien, Illinois, and a senior about to “take flight” from Purdue in May.Studying Landscape Horticulture and Design with a minor in Food and Agri-business, Steve has been active in Purdue’s new student orientation program and his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. He has been very resourceful in networking through Purdue faculty contacts to net internships and several fulltime job offers.Decisions.Decisions.
Linda and Larry Grossman established “Taste the Life of Tuscany” Food and Wine Programs in 2001.Linda is a longtime member of the culinary community, and Larry is a career US Foreign Services professional who worked at embassies around the world.Together they orchestrate customized visits to Tuscany, Italy, for small groups of travelers, blending authentic food and wine with the people of this enchanting region – a true cross-cultural, educational experience of a lifetime topped with fun and relaxation.
Marni Hockenberg isan experienced leadership search and staffing professional who specializes in manufacturing and human resource placements.Her business is focused on personalized, custom searches for but a few major clients at a time, netting trusted relationships and sustainable client partnerships. A true believer in eyeball-to-eyeball connection, Marni discusses how and why the right search professional can help companies effectively and efficiently attract, select and retain top talent.“Do it yourself” may not be the smartest way to go.
Caroline Adams Miller isa noted expert in how goal accomplishment is directly linked to happiness.Her most recent of five books, Creating Your Best Life bridges academic research on positive psychology (the science of flourishing) to very practical ways to manage those lists, commitments, resolutions and intentions for success.Caroline stresses how happy people tend to set harder and more challenging goals with a higher threshold for risk taking, which in turn get them more of what they want in life.
Dave Lyons isExecutive Vice President and Southern Regional President for National Bank of Arizona, a full-service community bank founded in Tucson in 1984 that offers personal and business financial solutions via branches in over 50 communities.A multi-generation Tucsonan, Dave continues to build a corporate culture that at its core is about connections, community and collaboration, with a particular passion for supporting small business and “growing Arizona.”He believes that customers tell you clearly what they need, and it is ours to listen.Special thanks as sponsors of “Circles of Change”, too!
Susan Schindehette is the founder of MiWorld.com, a global humanitarian communications and commerce portal, a new model for a humane form of capitalism.A two-time New York Times best selling author, in 2009 Susan left the spotlight of being the top human interest senior writer for People magazine, where she had access to over 43 million weekly readers.She is on a mission to “open up the world” and change the game of philanthropy across global borders by getting the stories of people in need connected to innovators and producers of the right products and services to improve lives.
Dr. Gabriela Cora works with people and organizations that want to remain healthy as they become wealthy.A true renaissance woman, Gaby is a wellness doctor, board certified psychiatrist, and business coach that has developed proven ways to integrate individual health with organizational health.Her new book is a must read for leaders and employees alike, particularly during these tumultuous times of change – Leading Under Pressure: Strategies to Avoid Burnout, Increase Energy, and Improve Your Well-Being.
David Couper isa 20-year veteran career coach, training leader and writer based in Los Angeles who has worked in Europe, Asia, and the USA.David’s eighth book launched in 2010 and offers unique advice for unique individuals, anyone who has ever felt like a square peg in a round hole. Outsiders on The Inside: Creating a Winning Career...Even When You Don't Fit In advises how to make the most of where you are, or set a strategy to shift with increased self-awareness.
Dianna McPhail isan intuitive healer of horses, animals and people. A former advertising leader, 20-year breast cancer survivor, and author of the autobiographical book On the Right Lead: Intuition and Coincidences – How the Mind and Body Affect One Another, Dianna is certified in Animal Bowen Healing methodologies specializing in trauma release.She is gifted to work in particular with and through horses via mind connection “at a distance,” being invited as a partner to be part of healing miracles.