High Achievers, Grit & Talent – Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” & TED Talk Star

“Race your strengths and train your weaknesses” to accomplish your goals, Angela Duckworth on Green Connections Radio. Listen to best-selling author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. in this inspiring conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about grit, talent, strengths, weaknesses and strategies to achieve your goals. Duckworth’s TED Talk has nearly 20 million views!

“Genius” Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

“To me, creativity is the ability to connect, in often unexpected ways, observations or experiences or skills from completely different realms,” Ingrid Daubechies on Green Connections Radio The next time you send a photo to someone from your smartphone, and it asks you for which size to send, you’ll think about that decision differently after… Continue reading “Genius” Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

10 Best Career Tips For Women Of 2018

To start 2019 off strong, here are a bakers’ dozen of the top career tips for women from my ForbesWomen blogs in 2018. These apply to women in every field from government to the arts, and especially science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other male-dominated fields. See which of these resonate with you: Embrace… Continue reading 10 Best Career Tips For Women Of 2018

Eco-Kids? Ellen Sabin, Author of “The Greening Book,” Watering Can Press

How do you “grow kids with character”? That’s the goal of Ellen Sabin, President of Watering Can Press and author of experiential children’s books that teach different values, including “The Greening Book” about taking good care of the environment.  How can a book be experiential? How can you teach kids values without being preachy? Listen to this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson to find out and also learn about her unique book publishing business model that guarantees sales before she starts writing.  She does extensive research before she starts writing and provides tools for teachers too.

A Creative Way To Teach Kids To Be Eco-Conscious

“What do you appreciate?” “What do you value?” “What’s your favorite animal?” “What does the earth need from you?“ “Why should we care?” These are all big questions that Ellen Sabin, founder and president of Watering Can Press, asks in the children’s activity books she writes. She is focused on helping kids “see how they… Continue reading A Creative Way To Teach Kids To Be Eco-Conscious

How To Delegate – And Why We Don’t

Raise your hand if you don’t have enough time in the day to do everything on your “to do” list. I imagine your hand went up. In our daily lives, one of the most repeated phrases is “I don’t have time.”  This was borne out in our recent Green Connections Radio survey too, where “work-life… Continue reading How To Delegate – And Why We Don’t

Measuring “Inclusion” – Sarah Cho, SurveyMonkey, Director of Research

How Can You Tell If Your Employees Are Engaged? “Part of retaining top talent is to make sure they feel they belong and are included in the workplace…There actually is a really big difference between women who plan on leaving their workplace and men who are planning on leaving…For example…(in whether they) feel their opinion… Continue reading Measuring “Inclusion” – Sarah Cho, SurveyMonkey, Director of Research

“What People Say About You”: Your Brand – Diane Diaz, The Brand Teacher

“Clarity, credibility and consistency are the three most important things about your brand….Understand what you want to do and what you’re good at… You have to live up to your brand promise”
Diane Diaz on Green Connections Radio. Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room” (according to various sources). Yikes! So, what is your personal brand or your company’s brand, why should you care, and what can you do to understand and control yours? It’s complicated. Trust. Listen to “brand teacher” Diane Diaz, who literally teaches about branding as well as coaches people on their personal and organizational brands, in this fascinating interview with Green Connections host Joan Michelson to find out. They talk about Diane’s favorite brand assessment tool, which Joan did – and its enlightening insights.

Eco-Bedding? – Eileen Mockus, Coyuchi

Are you shopping for new bedding for your college kids or yourself? Before you do, listen to this interview with Coyuchi CEO Eileen Mockus about eco-bedding — and you might never shop for bedding the same way again! Coyuchi has been manufacturing organic cotton sheets, towels and related bedding for 25 years so they know… Continue reading Eco-Bedding? – Eileen Mockus, Coyuchi

Speaking 4 Your Career – Bobbie Carlton, Innovation Women Public Speakers

Does your event have an equal number of female and male speakers? When was the last time you spoke at an event, as either a panelist, host, moderator or keynote speaker? Gave a presentation?
Public speaking is a very powerful tool to advance your career, as you’ll hear in this inspiring interview of Bobbie Carlton, Founder/CEO of Innovation Women and Carlton PR & Marketing by Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.