What does a sense of humor have to do running a homeless shelter? Being a sales manager? A nursing assistant? A ballroom dance instructor? A certified archeologist? Or a mediator? A lot – if you’re Tonya Dalhaus who also parleyed it into a stint as a stand-up comic.Continue Reading →
From a blue-collar upbringing in Groton, NY, a small town near Ithaca, to Cornell University majoring in industrial engineering, to “Philly,” to the NYC poetry scene, to three cross-country poetry tours, back to Groton, now in Colorado, Hahne’s journey is not over yet.Continue Reading →
People never get numb to tragedy. Even our first responders, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and doctors sometimes see things so disturbing they need a way to deal with them. It’s Mary Rollinger’s job to help. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for her, either.Continue Reading →
Can you tell if a shop owner loves what she sells? At The Audubon Shop and Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, you think – maybe so. Small business owner Diane Rastello tells you her brother said, “Don’t just buy what you like, you’ll never sell it.” Rastello didn’t take it as an insult. She laughed.Continue Reading →
When Tracey Stubbs was in college in California, she took a job as a warehouse clerk. It was a nice desk job for a college girl; but she looked around and saw what she thought would be a more interesting job – being a forklift operator. And she said, “Hey, I wanna do that.”Continue Reading →
Arnald Gabriel is off to conduct in Chicago, Miami, and other cities. You’d never know he’s almost 90. He looks 60. He packs his favorite baton. It’s light, made from balsa wood. He chose it because it balances perfectly on his finger. To a conductor, every detail is crucial.Continue Reading →
A new professional field is taking shape. Having emerged about 15 years ago, it’s coaching – variously billed as executive, career, business, life, or personal coaching. The basic purpose is to help you realize your goals. Who coaches? And why? Flying High Solo interviewed two coaches to explore their practices.Continue Reading →
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