Beyond 6 Seconds
Summary: Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!
Lauren Magura is the founder of Cinematcher, a matchmaking app that enables diverse talent to hire and get hired for film, TV and digital projects instantly and globally. In this episode, Lauren shares how she got the inspiration to create Cinematcher, her skills that help her succeed as an entrepreneur, and how she is growing and diversifying Cinematcher for the future. You can contact Lauren at Lauren.Magura@cinematcher.com & visit www.cinematcher.com to download the app and sign up for their newsletter.
Christine Gritmon founded her own social media consulting company, Christine Gritmon Inc., to help small local businesses (mainly in Rockland County and Westchester County NY) strategically connect with their customers on social media. On this podcast she shares the hard lessons she learned during her first year in business, and how they have reenergized and strengthened her business in Year 2. You can find Christine at http://christine.gritmon.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.
What if you knew your true calling but were forbidden to pursue it? This was what Barbara Monahan faced until a year of illness and loss fueled her to fulfill her purpose. Barbara shares her journey from Corporate to Cleric: how she made the transition from a long career in the corporate world to fulfill her true calling as a minister, spiritual director, author & coach. You can contact Barbara at www.linkedin.com/in/barbaramonahan234 and learn more about her book “Tattitude: Don't over think me” on Ama
What would you do if your greatest talents were suddenly taken away from you? Kristal Murren had a successful career in leadership development & training that was interrupted by a devastating car accident. Through her recovery, she found the courage to learn from her experience by what she calls “walking through hell and taking notes”, fulfill her lifelong purpose and inspire others. You can reach Kristal at Kristal@bossygirl.org or (717) 460-4795 or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Yvonne Connolly shares her experience with ageism in her job search and advice for dealing with age discrimination as a job seeker. She also talks about her #100DaysofHelp social media campaign to connect people to job opportunities, resources and support. Yvonne shares what she is looking for in her next role, and we discuss the importance of mentoring, company culture, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. You can contact her via cell phone at (215) 272-0324 or email at Yvonne.Connolly@gmail.com .
This episode features Anna Pilette, a Geophysicist and a Technologist in Portland Oregon. Anna shares her experience working with robotics and drone technology, her thoughts on the future of drones and robotics, and how she combines her scientific experience with her artistic interest through her art company, Atomic Dumpling Media. She is also looking for a role working with a drone manufacturer. Learn more about Anna at her website www.aspilette.com .
This podcast features Fennie Wang from the ixo network, a nonprofit organization that uses blockchain technology to create social impact. Fennie discusses how she pivoted her career from traditional securities law to blockchain, the impact of a chance introduction to Ross Ulbricht - the infamous founder of the Silk Road darkweb, and how her latest project with UNICEF uses blockchain to improve attendance tracking in South African preschools. You can find more information at http://ixo.network/ .
This episode features Shobha Vanchiswar, a writer and artist in NY who is supporting the education of HIV+ girls at an orphanage in India called Mukta Jivan. Shobha talks about how she started bringing school supplies and money to the orphanage, then expanded her support to build and fund a music program there, and how she uses her artistic and writing talents to sustain the flow of funds and support for the children. You can learn more and support Shobha’s work at www.seedsofdesign.com/the-lucky-ones/ .
Can a pair of spoons change lives and support a community? Yes, if they are the fun and functional Cuddle Spoons! Lynn Urlaub shares how her partner Ken created Cuddle Spoons after he became disabled, how the spoons help people with disabilities be more independent, and how their business is supporting Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Lynn also discusses her job search for a full-time Office Manager role. For more information visit www.cuddlespoons.com and our show notes at www.beyond6seconds.com .
This episode features Petal Pennycooke, the Founder and Chief Executive Right Hand of Executive Right Hand, a premium provider of support to C-suite executives who are in transition in their careers. We'll learn about Petal's journey to start and grow Executive Right Hand and how her business supports senior executives and helps combat age discrimination (ageism) in the job market. You can find more information about Executive Right Hand at www.executiverighthand.com .
This is an introduction to Beyond 6 Seconds, the podcast that shares extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring interviews with people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world.