Category Archives: Motivational

Entrepreneurs: Develop Your The 7th Sense

Peter Karpinski is a creative, Denver-based restaurateur and hospitality entrepreneur.  To date, Peter has successfully conceptualized and developed, from the ground up, 9 entirely unique restaurant destinations (all at hotels) including Portland’s Asian concept Departure, Urban Farmer steakhouse and The Original, a “Dinerant”; Chicago’s Catalan tapas hotspot Mercat a la Planxa with Chef Jose Garces; and Toasted Oak in Detroit, an American brasserie and market. Peter has accomplished some impressive accolades in his young but wide-ranging culinary career, including being recognized by Food & Wine as a Forty Under Forty “big thinker” in 2010.



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Build Income Around Your Passion

Davida Shensky has owned her own business for the last 28 years since she entered the workforce 15 years and before the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.  It is not the limit she places on herself but the limits that society places on her due to their misunderstanding of the disability community at large. She has had to learn to become her own advocate and to think outside of the box when it comes to employment.  She started Career Performance Institute  and works with both companies and individuals to help them reach their maximum potential in life and learn to create opportunities for themselves,  due to the changing workplace, just as she had to do, when she entered the workforce.

Career Performance Institute is a nationally known company that helps you learn to create your own opportunities in life and to live without limits. It helps clients with performance improvement that works with companies focused on developing the skills and abilities of their management teams, customer service team, and front-line workers, as a strategic priority for business growth.  This is a very important issue in a poor economy because people are always looking for good customer service– to keep customers coming back today it is  very important to offer good customer service even if you own your own business. To learn more about Davida & the Career Performance Institute visit her website!



Succeeding In Business & In Life

Chantay has worked with a vast amount of celebrities, political and business icons throughout the years. She has personally worked with Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, John Travolta, Jennifer Hudson, many, many, more. Her knowledge and dedication to the world around her has contributed to her success matched only by her sincerity, dependability and efficiency. Chantay Bridges articles, interviews and publications have been featured at over 100 media outlets. Including CNBC, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise magazine, Fox, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Readers Digest and numerous others. Her accomplishments can be seen far and wide. She is a true inspiration making an impact in her community. Articles, interviews and features have been found at

Planned Happenstance: The Magic of Preparedness and Coincidence in Your Career Path

Yael C. Sivi is a consultant and executive coach with over 12 years experience working in Fortune 1000 companies and public sector/governmental agencies on projects relating to individual and team effectiveness. Yael holds a MS in Social Work from Columbia University. She earned her BA in Urban Studies at Macalester College. She has been trained as a coach through the Coaches Training Institute with additional training in team coaching, conflict resolution, and Gestalt psychotherapy Be sure to check out more at

Be Relentlessly Dedicated!

Ethan Austin is the co-founder of GiveForward. As a child he lost his father to solon cancer. Since then, he has dedicated his free time to helping cancer organizations. Realizing how powerful technology can be to help do good in the world Ethan met Desiree Vargas and began GiveForward. If Ethan isn’t thinking up new ways to help fundraisers reach their goals, you can usually find him running a marathon for Imerman’s Angels in his banana costume or inhaling a Chipotle burrito.

Simple Financial Wisdom

Danny Koefke is currently a special education teacher and author of “How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher’s Salary.” His frugality has enabled him to pursue a job he is passionate about and, at the same time, support a family of four on his salary alone. He’ll discuss his journey as a teacher and present resources from his new book “A Simple Guide To Financial Wisdom” Follow Danny’s Blog, find him on Twitter, and order his book.

Entrepreneurs: Start A Revolution!

Shennandoah Diaz is the CEO of Brass Knuckles Media, director of the social entrepreneur directive at Tech Ranch Austin, advisory partner at Diaz Lawn, and a mentor for the Sharp Skirts entrepreneur network. Based in Austin, Texas, Shennandoah is on a personal mission to lead a Brass Knuckles Revolution, a movement that gets people off their butt to do something meaningful for themselves and others. Learn more about the revolution and how you can use your business to couple profits with social change! Enjoy the episode and check out Brass Knuckles Media.

Break Out Of Your Rut!

Tiffani Murray shares insights on how professionals and job seekers can break out of their rut and re-invent themselves. Tiffani has been featured in Smart Money, Money, Redbook & Black Enterprise magazine. She is also the author of the Stuck on Stupid book series and esteemed presenter of the “Get Unstuck Motivational Seminar.” Be sure to check out and follow Tiffani on Twitter @tmurrayonline