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Why Macy’s Got It Only 50% Right

Maybe you caught the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year? I happened to tune-in for the first time in a long while to see if I could catch a glimpse of ReinventionWorks's Executive Administrator and Marketing Coordinator, Terry Handerhan's son playing in the drum...

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Episode #36 – Deborah Kevin: emancipated as a teenager, corporate superstar-turned-entrepreneur-activist-author – 5/10/16

At 17 years old, Deborah became emancipated and was the first person in her family to attend college. She studied special education, having a developed an interest in autism. Little did she know that 29 years later that interest would take on a special meaning. After graduation, Deborah held numerous positions in the corporate world including, accountant, a certified corporate problem-solver, a corporate trainer. However, she left that world behind in 2010 to help her son, who has autism, and became an autism activist. Deborah’s reinvention journey did not stop there though. She went on to write a book, start a communications business, and most recently, found her true passion in writing down other people’s family stories. She created Our Tales Untold to help family members record their stories.

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Episode #35 – Tanner Gers: blinded in a horrific car accident, he turned his tragedy into an entrepreneur and paralympian success story – 4/6/16

An All-American kid, after a horrible car accident, Tanner Gers woke up in the hospital totally blind. Since then, Tanner has reinvented a-plenty, graduating from college, starting multiple business ventures, competing as a Paralympian, hosting The Athlete Summit, creating a podcast (Creative Success), and writing, speaking, and consulting to help people across the world achieve their potential in every aspect of life, regardless of circumstance.

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A Scandalous Yes?

About six months ago, I found myself intrigued by a new Netflix series called Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda as Grace and Lily Tomlin as Frankie, two women facing divorce as their business partner husbands come out of the closet and profess their love for one...

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Episode #34 – Denise Montrose: faced with an unexpected layoff, she used her skills to open her own specialized recruiting firm – 3/16/16

After a decade as an employee, Denise Montrose left the world of logistics freight forwarding sales to open Small World Recruiting, where she instead focuses on bringing top talent and great companies together in the logistics and supply chain industry. Though in the same industry space, she quickly learned that recruitment + entrepreneurship were nothing like selling as an employee! She loves being an entrepreneur and helping people with their career advancement, while holding her own potential success in her own hands.

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Episode #33: “Innovation Insurgent” Jorge Barba makes reinvention part of his daily life – 3/2/16

Jorge Barba is an “Innovation Insurgent” with a passion for problem-solving and a partner at Blu Maya, a consultancy which helps companies build new puzzles using human skills. Jorge is a serial entrepreneur, with previous incarnations in information technology and Internet marketing. He’s also been part of four separate start-ups not of his own founding. Jorge is also a film producer, podcaster, and occasional actor.

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Episode #4: Yvonne DiVita, Co-Founder – Blog Paws & Founder; The Lipsticking Society – 6/3/15

Yvonne DiVita is an award winning blogger and social media professional with a passionate desire to help women everywhere achieve their highest goals. She has started three companies and organized a national conference bringing major brands, professionals in social media and marketing and bloggers from all over the world.

In 2015 she launched The Lipsticking Society, a community designed to work with women small business owners, providing best practices in writing, social media, and all forms of communication. The Lipsticking Society is “Collective Communication for the Empowered Woman.” They will be offering webinars online, and, eventually, small, intimate offline events.

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Episode #3: Reinvention Conversations with Saul Kaplan – 5/27/15

Saul is the founder of the Business Innovation Factory and author of How to Stay Relevant when the World Is Changing. Saul’s company has attracted over 5,000 innovators to the internationally renowned BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit. Saul’s past lives include working in pharmaceuticals, being a business consultant, and 6 years as the Executive Director for Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corporation.
Saul shares his innovation musings on Twitter (@skap5) and his blog (It’s Saul Connected), and as a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

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