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Shayne Walsey, President of Urban Enterprises has been with the company her entire life!

As the daughter of the founder, Jill Brown, Walsey began her apprentice at the dinner table.  Having managed all aspects of the business from customer service to sales to client relations, Walsey has been running the business for the last 5 years.

Walsey is passionate about her family, her new baby, her hometown – Atlanta! – and growing her business!

Direct download: 12-19-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Shayne_Walsey.mp3
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Eric Holtzclaw and Susan McMullen interview Ari Fleischer and Aly Moler of Frozen Pints featuring beer-flavored ice cream.

Ari grew up in New York and moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University. He graduated with a degree in business in 2006. After school, he couldn’t leave the warm weather and southern hospitality, so he’s been in Atlanta ever since. Before starting Frozen Pints, Ari worked in client service with The Nielsen Company. He supported both the Georgia Pacific and Coca-Cola accounts and gained valuable experience in market research and the retail world, but his true passion has always been craft beer. He started Frozen Pints in late 2010 after a serendipitous accident involving beer and an ice cream maker. He’s worked with his partner, Aly Moler, to build the business since then. His favorite part about his current job is the “R&D” – someone has to try all the beers to make the next great flavor…

A Virginia native, Aly Moler moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, graduated in 2009 from Goizueta’s undergraduate business program, and began her professional career in the corporate world. She worked in Global IT at Coca-Cola before securing a position with The Nielsen Company, where she consulted with clients on marketing and market research solutions. It was during this time that she met Ari, they bonded over an appreciation of good food and drink, and she joined him in developing the innovative concept. She recently left her day job to focus on Frozen Pints, and has enjoyed the challenge of pioneering a new space in the food and beverage worlds. She’s also glad that all her time spent as an aspiring foodie is paying off.

Website: www.frozenpints.com

Direct download: 12-12-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Frozen_Pints.mp3
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Nicole Flint is an interior designer who put a career on hold to start and raise a family.

Still having a desire for a creative outlet, she used her love of lines and textiles to create a small custom upholstery business.

Besides creating chairs, Nicole is also a blogger and a retail shop owner.

http://nicoleflint.com

Direct download: 12-05-2012_Nicole_Flint.mp3
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Dr. Ann Vertel inspires women 35-65 to live fearless, rich, and radiant. As a success expert, speaker, and trainer, she leads a dynamic community of women embracing who they really are by answering the call to lead others in their life and life’s work.

As a retired Naval Officer, as well as a psychologist, an entrepreneur, and the leading academic authority on the success factors of online women entrepreneurs, Ann is uniquely positioned to help women step up and lead in the entrepreneurial world.After a successful twenty-year career as a Naval Officer, Ann decided she wanted her second career to be one where she made the rules. Her mantra became, “My rules. My hours. My dress code.”

Besides loving her work-at-home lifestyle, if it involves tropical beaches, West Highland Terriers, travel, cruises, family, friends, or chocolate she’s “in!”Ann lives with her husband and daughter in sunny San Diego.

Connect with Ann at: http://AnnVertel.com

“Inspiring Women to Live Fearless, Rich, and Radiant”

Direct download: 11-28-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Ann_Vertel.mp3
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Darrah Brustein is an Atlanta transplant, by way of Philadelphia and Baltimore.  She holds a BA from Emory University in Religion and Italian,  which she naturally parlayed into her first job in wholesale apparel sales.  Ready for a new challenge, Darrah and her twin brother launched Equitable Payments in 2009.  Together they work with businesses to help find them the best fit and lowest cost solution to accept credit card payments.  Seeing a need for young professionals to have an environment where they can network both socially and professionally, she launched Atlanta Under 40 in 2011 and Atlanta Lawyers Under 40 in 2012.  She also launched Finance Whiz Kids in 2012, a series of kids books that teach elementary aged children the basics of financial literacy.

When Darrah's not working, she's volunteering as Chairman of the Board for Emory's Atlanta Young Alumni chapter and board member with the College Alumni Board.  She is also amongst the inaugural class of the Forum of Global Shapers in Atlanta, a hub of the world economic forum for 'young global leaders', working to become Altanta's leading think tank for young minds assisting non-profits.  She also spends time as an ambassador at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Direct download: 11-21-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Darrah_Brustein.mp3
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Make Purpose Your Priority!

From rural Charleston, SC to the White House, ‘Q’ has an unique commitment to building communities and people.

Quinetha Frasier of Strategic Funding Group shares how her entire life has been enjoyed by helping nonprofits, individuals and organizations to obtain the resources to fund their vision.

Quinetha believes that every person was born with a gift and talent that is essential to the success of our communities. She has had the opportunity, for the past fifteen years, to help colleges, nonprofit agencies, churches, and foundations find the inspiration and resources to Fund Their Vision. Quinetha has a passion for building the sustainability of nonprofits across the country.

Direct download: Quinetha_Frasier.mp3
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The "Better You" Project highlights the journey of Eric Holtzclaw, your co-host, as well as the CEO and founding partner of User Insight.

Eric is an entrepreneur, business consultant, strategic thinker, and trusted confidant. He has over 20 years of experience building companies from the ground up. Join us as we highlight his journey of success.

Direct download: 11-7-2012_Eric_Holtzclaw.mp3
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What can the dying teach us about living?

When you’ve compassionately aided people leave the planet for 30 years—helped them be comfortable, reduced their pain and listened to their words—what emerges is not just a way of dying, but also a way of living.

In her book, TRANSITIONS: A Nurse’s Education About Life and Death, Hawkins, who spent the heart of her career as an oncology and  hospice nurse in Oklahoma, offers 60 tenderly-rendered short recollections of those experiences that stayed with her…the one’s that touched her heart, took her breadth away and opened her to a greater wisdom. It’s that wisdom which she shares with us—how we can live better, more richly, more wisely and with greater love before we, too, transition—and look back to wonder what we missed.

Direct download: 10-31-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Becki_Hawkins.mp3
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Alyssa Phillips is more than just a cancer survivor, she’s a miracle.

It’s been a long road for Alyssa but by sharing her life-changing story, she hopes to empower others with what she used to turn two bone marrow transplants and a less than five percent chance of survival into a beautiful new beginning. Alyssa wants people to know that there is no such thing as “impossible” and that miracles can and do happen…she’s living proof. Alyssa encourages all of us to transcend our circumstances, physical or otherwise, by choosing to view the challenges, and even the tragedies, of our lives as veiled lessons and gifts that can break us in beautiful ways into the people we were always meant to become—if we let them. “It’s the choice that changes everything,” she says. “And it’s why I know that, no matter what it looks like, Something beautiful is happening™.”

You can also get a nice dose of inspiration from Alyssa’s uplifting blog, including all of the original “updates” she shared during her pivotal cancer journey. Alyssa continues to share her incredible story as she moves beyond her miraculous turnaround—both inside and out—to help others with what she’s learned and how she did it—including some of her favorite tips, trips and pics from along the way and even an excerpt from her upcoming book!

Direct download: 10-24-2012__Alyssa_Phillips.mp3
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Paul Evans does not believe that business and life are separate. What he loves most about online business is that he gets to do what I love every day... help people reach their dreams.Maybe you're like Paul. The structure of the corporate world just doesn't fit. Commuting, clocking in and sitting in a cubicle isn't your idea of the real life. You know you're meant for something more.Eric Holtzclaw and Susan McMullen interview Paul and learn more about how Paul’s life radically changed Tuesday, May 4, 1993 at 11:14 a.m. when his first wife, Sherri, passed away in his arms. Their son, Sam, was just 5 weeks old. And because of that Paul is driven to help others succeed so they can call the shots in their lives by being there for their family and friends, both with their time and finances.
Paul is married to Marla for 17 AWESOME years and have two sons, Sam and Steven. They live in Alabama, USA - the "deep south" as you'll notice from his accent on his videos. :)
Direct download: 10-17-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Paul_Evans.mp3
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