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Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Heard daily on SiriusXM.

 

Direct download: 8-29-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Jeanne_Robertson.mp3
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James Ball is well known as a skilled, self-made, and counter cultural marketer among his peers in the marketing and social media space around the greater Atlanta area and beyond.  To say that James has a back story and a history like no other only begins to paint the inspiring portrait of his path toward becoming the successful entrepreneur that he is today.

James has a heart for small business and for the past several years he has strived to help them to understand and integrate social media into their marketing efforts through his blog, NotEasyToForget.com. The title itself is one more insight into the personality and experiences that make James’s story both exciting and inspiring. James lives in the North Georgia Mountains with his wife and daughter and 2 Boston Terriers.

Direct download: 8-22-2012_The_Better_You_Project_James_Ball.mp3
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Ginger Ackerman - 30+ years in sales and sales management.   Ackerman worked with large and small organizations such as Baxter Healthcare, Caremark and NDC Health.  She joined RPM as VP of Sales and was instrumental in the growth and sale of the company.  She has also started and sold a small successful business.

Josette Fleszar - 25+ years management experience in healthcare.  Founder and President of Receivable Process Management (RPM), founded in 2000.  In 2004, named 5th faster growing companies in Atlanta by Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2nd fastest growing women owned company in Georgia and top 50 entrepreneurs.  Sold RPM in 2004.  It sold again in 2005 and today is owned by a division of United Healthcare.


Ms. Hester is the CEO of LAN Systems, which provides IT solutions in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area.  LAN Systems is dedicated to providing business technology that works for people.

In 2004, Mary founded Intelligent System Solutions, Inc. (ISS) which provides high-tech consulting, sales and service to utility customers. Mary brings extensive experience managing a support and service group renowned for its “Best in the Industry” rating and standards.  She is an expert in customer loyalty and retention.  She has designed and delivered numerous training courses and workshops on a variety of topics.

Prior to founding ISS, Mary worked as the Support and Services Department Head for Advanced Control Systems providing assistance to customers on a wide-range of topics. Ms. Hester has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from the University of Georgia at Athens. In addition to working with utilities on security and other topics, she is very active in the industry and serves on several committees that address security concerns for public utilities.

Mary volunteers for several not-for-profit organizations that promote engineering education and careers to young people. She is active in promoting engineering as a career to young women.  Mary serves on the Board of Utility Technology Associates, a not-for-profit dedicated to the advancement of education and training for electric power utilities which conducts the Southeastern Meter School and the Distribution Apparatus School.

Direct download: 8-8-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Mary_Hester.mp3
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Judi is the founder and chief of New Tricks, a company dedicated to helping small businesses to create branded WordPress websites. Judi also helps her clients use Social Media to grow their businesses.  She brings a wealth of experience into her work with a background that includes: a Ph.D. in Psychology, CEO of a medical records software company, and real estate developer doing design, build and restoration of special properties.

In addition to working with clients at New Tricks, Judi is the organizer of the Atlanta WordPress Users Group with over 900 members, is a frequent national speaker and blogger and publishes Just a Digital Minute, a popular weekly newsletter with easy social media tips.  Judi’s motto at New Tricks, is  “It’s Never too Late” …to start a new business, to have a great website, or learn to use new technologies to grow your business. Sign up for the Just a Digital Minute and visit New Tricks for more info.

Direct download: 8-1-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Judi_Knight.mp3
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Born in Oakland, California, Glenda’s drive and passion to make a difference with her music fueled this fire and light to go beyond touring the US, Asia and into Europe. Her talents range from songwriter, producer, philanthropist, music designer, healer and business owner to powerful vocalist and entertainer. She combines unique musical styles – blending sounds from the Middle East, Pakistan, Latin percussion from South America and even a driving grunge guitar to sell and point. With her soulful voice, she invites us to expand the boundaries of our minds, open our hearts and enliven our spirits.

Direct download: 7-25-2012_The_Better_You_Project.mp3
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Rhoda is a thrifting diva who frequented second hand shops long before it was cool! She loves repurposing and sharing her trash to treasure inspiration, as well as cooking and fun excursions, with others and does so daily on her blog, Southern Hospitality. Considered a veteran in her niche, Rhoda began blogging in early 2007 and has successfully turned her hobby into a full-time business. Rhoda’s passion exudes as she encourages others by instilling in them creativity and confidence that they, too, can achieve a beautiful home on any budget. Finding inspiration and sharing creativity at blog conferences is something that Rhoda loves to experience with other like minded DIY/home bloggers; therefore, she was motivated to get the ball rolling for Haven 2012!

Direct download: 7-18-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Rhoda_Vickers.mp3
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Voicework on Demand, Inc. President and CEO, Sandy Weaver Carman, has over 30 years of on-air experience. Over the span of her radio career, Sandy has also written, voiced and produced radio commercials. Listen as Sandy discusses repurposing work you’ve already done to make more money for you, Listen as Sandy gives advice on how timeless strategies lead to success even decades after you’re learned them.

Direct download: 7-4-2012__Sandy_Weaver_Carmen.mp3
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Anne grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Syracuse University in NY, and graduated with a degree in Social Work. She moved to Atlanta where she got married, and worked outside the home for many years until leaving the workforce to raise her children. Anne joined the direct sales industry as a Southern Living At Home (now Willow House) consultant 11 ½ years ago and has been enjoying it ever since.

Direct download: 6-27-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Anne_McCulloch.mp3
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Having spent 10+ years in the field of communications and public relations, Jacqueline has founded Media Mouse Marketing
as a vehicle to help small businesses understand how to use social media to connect with clients and expand their markets.

Join us for this interview and learn why Social Media is so important.

Direct download: 6-20-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Jacqueline_Ballone.mp3
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 Scott McCord grew up in the days before bicycle helmets when children dammed creeks and played with lawn darts…a time that, for better or worse, has passed.  He graduated from Georgia Tech, earned his MBA at the University of Memphis, and in 2008, he made a huge career change to teach special education math in the public school system.

After realizing his desire to give back to the community through teaching, in 2012 McCord attained his life-long dream of publishing his debut novel, The Bones of Boulder Creek. Join us and get inspired as we talk with Scott about changing his career, following his passion and leaving a legacy!

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Susan McMullen is a writer, speaker, self awareness coach and co-host of The "Better You" Project radio show.  Susan speaks frequently on Taking Care of You, So You Have More to Give to Others. Through her audiences, Susan frequently hears comments such as, I know there's something more out  there;  I want to do something different, but I don't know how or what; or I wish I had some guidance figuring out what I really want to do.  Her passion for helping others led her to develop her popular series, Success IS F O C U S.   This series of workshops helps others to focus in on their gifts and talents, establish objectives and goals, learn how to build their community, inventory their skills and move forward with the services and products they can offer to others. Join us and get inspired as we talk with Susan and our special guests about times of transition in our lives and what YOU can do to move forward.

Direct download: 6-6-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Susan_McMullen.mp3
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Chris Brogan is president of Human Business Works, as well as a New York Times Bestselling author of books like Trust Agents (co-written with Julien Smith), Social Media 101, and Google Plus for Business. He has been blogging since 1998 when it was called journaling.  Chris also writes regularly for Entrepreneur Magazine, Success Magazine, and American Express Open Forum. He has 12 years of experience in online networks, social communities, and other elements of digital business. Chris consults and speaks with companies like Disney, SAS, Citrix Online, Microsoft, Pepsico, Ford and many others.  Join us and get inspired as Chris puts the human back in business!

Direct download: 5-30-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Chris_Brogan.mp3
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Susan Dansby received four Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy® Awards and three Writers Guild of America Awards for her work on the CBS daytime drama, As the World Turns. She is currently a script writer for The Young and the Restless, and she is the author of “How Did You Get That Job? My Dream Jobs and How They Came True.”  Join us and get inspired as Susan shares how you, too, can get that dream job!

Direct download: 5-23-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Susan_Dansby.mp3
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Dianna has been a Roswell, GA resident since 1989 and is a proud mom to three boys. She has recently retired from a 23 year long career as an Actress/Model/Body Double in film, tv, and print media. Dianna feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to represent Roswell Ghost Tours.  Her book, "Roswell: History, Haunts and Legends" was released in October of 2007.  She is also the founder of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations. Come listen to Dianna's haunting story and get inspired to follow your passion!

Direct download: 5-16-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Dianna_Avena.mp3
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Jonathan Horowitz, Chief Brand Officer, joined the Lascos  in 2005 as the first partner, and was named Chief Brand Officer in 2011.  During that time, the business has expanded to include The Tasting Room Wine Cafes, MAX's Wine Dive, Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden and The Black Door, and Jonathan has helped oversee the growth of the business to over 300 employees.  Prior to  following his entrepreneurial passion and dream of owning a food and wine business, Jonathan spent six years as an attorney in Houston. Join us and get inspired as you hear that it is possible to jump off that cliff and follow your passion.

Direct download: 3-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Jonathan_Horowitz_.mp3
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Katie Guiterrez Miller is the Founder and President of Assistant Match, a company that provides the right pre-screened, virtual assistants to the busy people who need them,  A leader in the industry, Katie has taught thousands of professionals how to increase income and productivity by delegating. She created the Virtual Assistant Quickstart program to provide virtual assistants with training and resources needed to build successful businesses, and she is the creator and host of the Productive Business Owner Telesummit.

Direct download: 5-2-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Katie_Guiterrez_Miller.mp3
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Bella Martin is a user-centered designer and researcher who in 2009 left her job with a great design team and set out to write her co-authored book titled Universal Methods of Design by Rockport Publishers. Before writing the book, Bella spent 14 years working with and managing design teams to build online products and applications that are useful, usable, and delightful.

Direct download: 4-25-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Bella_Martin.mp3
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Mike Wien spent 30 years in senior marketing roles with Frito-Lay, Pepsi, CitiBank, Omni Hotels and Deloitte before reinventing himself 9 years ago as a professional speaker, college professor, consultant and Ironman Triathlete. He talks to audiences about the importance of imagining a dream and then taking steps to live it. Listen and get inspired to find your passion!

Direct download: 4-4-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Mike_Wien.mp3
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Garlic Clove Foods is a gourmet health food producer. Born out of the humble dream to revolutionize the convenience food industry by providing consumers with healthy, delicious and convenient cooking meal options. The vision of Amy and Dean D’Angelo is to create foods that incorporate Whole Grains, Legumes, Lentils, Vegetables and other high quality and healthy ingredients. You may get hungry listening but you're not gonna want to miss their journey!

Direct download: 3-28-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Dean_DAngelo.mp3
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With the accolades, the charisma, the voice and the talents, this Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and creative Visionary, is truly an aspiring Legend who has caught the eye of both the industry and it’s consumers. Listen as he discusses his continued journey of pursuing his dream and bringing soul back to R&B!

Direct download: 2-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Xavier_Lewis.mp3
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Listen as Deborah Gonzalez discusses her worldwide journey from New York Law School 15 years ago to the foundation of Law2sm, LLC in Georgia. Law2sm is a consulting firm focusing on the legal issues relating to the new digital and social media world. In addition, Deborah speaks on the legal issues relating to intellectual property; art, music, and digital entertainment law; and social media legal trends and practices in various venues throughout the United States and abroad.

Direct download: 3-14-2012_The_Better_You_Project.mp3
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For over 30 years Tom Nixon has been helping his clients refine and communicate their core messages to their audiences. Tom is a graphic designer, photographer and writer. Listen as he talks about his journey and success as owner of Tom Nixon Design in Marietta, Georgia.

Direct download: 4-1-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Tom_Nixon.mp3
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Sisters Leesa, Leslie and Lauren are passionate about the beauty and comfort of the Camlettes product, an affordable and attractive accessory and solution for today’s fashions. Listen as they talk about their partnership and background in design.

Direct download: 2-29-2012_The_Better_You_Project.mp3
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Sue Snape left her career in the medical illustration industry after 16 years, and went to Culinary School. Today she is a chef/kitchen manager in a small Cafe in Buckhead, Georgia. She started Leaf and Loaf and began baking her own 'Nola immediately.

Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Sue_Snape_podcast.mp3
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Shannan Lewark, is the President and Designer of Shaye Blue, which is a new fashion line. Shannan is one of Parsons NYC's young designers. Shaye Blue offers fun and contemporary, Vintage Preppy Chic clothing with dresses for all ages including gameday dresses! Listen as we highlight her journey to success at such a young age.

Direct download: 2-11-2013_Shaye_Blue_podcast.mp3
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After ten years ago, Clark McMullen left a twenty-five year career in the corporate world working for others. He followed his dream and a passion for woodturning and developed a business creating works of art that function as cremation urns.

Direct download: 3-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Clark_McMullen_podcast.mp3
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Emily Myers used to be a counselor but founded Emily G's Jams after she and a neighbor went on a routine playdate with their children picking strawberries in 2008. After picking more then they could eat, they made their first batch of strawberry jam. After sharing it with family and friends, the requests for more started rolling in. What started as a lark quickly became a fulltime business. Now Emily G's jams can be found in farmers markets, online, and in retail locations nationwide. Her culinary skills have been showcased on many shows and magazines, from CNN to Martha Stewart to Southern Living.

Direct download: 2-4-013_The_Better_You_Project_Emily_Gs.mp3
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Dan Jourdan “The Deej” likes being referred to as "Your friendly neighborhood business broker". He is a small business guy and in the employment business helping people just like you succeed in getting your own business through his Business Brokerage Firm; Neighborhood Business Brokers, and then staff it for you through his recruiting firm, Remedy Staffing! Listen as Dan inspires others to pursue their dream of starting their own businesses.

Direct download: 1-25-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Dan_Jourdan.mp3
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Brian talked to The "Better You" Project about starting his own faith based electrical company, B & R Electrical Services and the life-altering events that led up to that, including 12 years with an Atlanta based company, being electrocuted, and his recovery. Prior to the accident, he felt as though he had reached his full potential and wondered if he even had a continued future with that company.

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Direct download: 1-18-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Brian_Holley.mp3
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Cathy Iconis decided that being just a CPA wasn't enough! Cathy had a career in auditing and forensic accounting as well as senior accounting for two private firms before forming Iconis Group, LLC. Her goal was to help small businesses better manage their financials and take the worry out of their accounting. Sometimes referred to as a Virtual CFO, Cathy develops close relationships with her clients, becoming intimately knowledgeable of their processes and as instrumental as any member of a company’s full-time team.

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