Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Sabrina Umstead Smith

The 2018 Be The Change Interview Series

Week 3 – Featuring: Sabrina Umstead Smith, Grief Specialist and Advocate for Special Needs Families

Here’s the direct link to the recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7eUDATvTl3Y

About

Sabrina is the author of Gratefully Disappointed – Learn Through Forgiveness her inspirational and encouraging memoir. Sabrina shares her journey to remind us no matter what we experience there is a lesson for us to share. Sabrina is the creator of Forgive4U, a program that defines the six essential steps to overcome emotional roadblocks. She coaches clients one-on-one and spreads the Forgive4U principles through professional speaking engagements. Sabrina and her husband Roosevelt (Rosy) founded, Erick’s Place, a non-profit organization named after her son, a special needs child, who passed away at the age of 3. She is also a contributing author to two books: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made and; the Amazon Best Seller, Pathways to Vibrant Health and Well-Being.

Visit Sabrina’s website: www.gratefullydisappointed.com for additional information and resources.

How You Can Help

Support Erick’s Place and help chronically ill children as well as the hospitals, facilities and people who care for them get the resources they need.

Resources mentioned

Sabrina’s other book mentioned: Pathways to Vibrant Health & Well-Being

 

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Until Next Time…Peace!

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Be The Change Interview Featuring: Global Women 4 Wellbeing

The 2018 Be The Change Interview Series

Week 2 – Featuring: Mim Senft and Nancy Board of Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W)

Here’s the direct link to the recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xYz2Eujm7aY

About

GW4W is on a mission to Empower healthy female leaders for a more sustainable world. They accomplish this by:

*Honoring that true gender equity is about addressing both diversity and inclusion issues

*Welcoming women from all backgrounds who want to see positive change and the great men that stand beside us

*Producing quality, unbiased research for women’s health, wellbeing and leadership challenges

*Inspiring through sharing our stories, our wisdom, mentoring and advocacy

*Highlighting self-care for leaders for personal empowerment and to be a role model for those you lead

Mim Senft, CWWS GBA AAI RYT / CEO – Global Women 4 Wellbeing
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Mim Senft has over 20 years of corporate experience in project management, benefits design and wellness program strategy and implementation. She specializes in providing companies with strategies that positively impact culture and create team innovation. She is a certified as a Worksite Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute; has her GBA group benefits designation through the International Foundation of Benefit Professionals (IFEBP); her property and casualty insurance certification, Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), through the Insurance Institute of America; and became a certified yoga instructor in 2006. Prior to founding Motivity Partnerships, she worked with over 70 clients in a variety of industries including finance, manufacturing, law, fashion/retail and not-for-profit. Some representative companies include Optum @ Goldman Sachs, Springleaf Financial, Tory Burch, Steptoe and Johnson Law Firm, Natures Path, Open Door and Consolidated Precision Products.

Mim is a co-founder of Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W), served on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute and is a member of The Global Wellness Institute’s Future of Well Work Initiative. She is a regular speaker at conferences and roundtable discussions on topics related to employee benefits, corporate wellness/wellbeing programs, and keeping a competitive edge in today’s workplace.

Nancy Board, MSW – Co-Founder / COO – Global Women 4 Wellbeing
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Nancy Board is a long time EAP professional, experienced in corporate health and wellbeing globally, and a leader in workplace mental health, trauma response, risk management and women’s issues. She is also a sought after speaker, facilitator and international trainer for women’s health & wellbeing worldwide, having worked with thousands of women to help them remove barriers to achieving success.

Previously Nancy was Vice President of Healthcare, EAP and Wellness for JP Morgan In the Asia Pacific region, responsible for over 38,000 employees in 18 countries. She is a versatile, technically savvy, culturally competent leader. Having also led individuals, teams and organizations through the chaos and grief of workplace violence and major disasters, Nancy has a unique lens from which to gauge and teach personal resiliency, recovery and trust. As Co-Founder of Global Women 4 WellBeing, she is passionate about doing more good to create gender equity and build inclusive, respectful workplaces for women to become thriving, healthy leaders.

Nancy received her Master’s degree in Social Work/Behavioral Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo, certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources and certification as Facilitator and Guide for Women’s Circles through the non-profit organization, Woman Within, International.

How You Can Help

You can visit https://gw4w.org/ to find ways to get involved with GW4W and their global mission to empower healthy female leaders.

Resources mentioned

Women won’t have equality for 100 years – World Economic Forum

The medical research gender gap: how excluding women from clinical trials is hurting our health

 

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Until Next Time…Peace!

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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Faith Waringa Odhiambo

Here is our Interview. We had a lot of technical difficulties so we thought it best to write the answers out. You can also watch video is below as well.

If the video didn’t show up here’s the direct link: https://youtu.be/8Y-cslF9o14

1) Lynette: What does “Be The Change” mean to you?

Faith: Be the change to me means that change starts with you as an individual and the ripples effect should be seen in the your attitude and how you handle day to day obstacles.

2) Lynette: Can you tell me about the work you’re doing over in Mombasa, Kenya?

Faith: Girls Shift Africa works to empower and inspire young women and girls to believe in themselves and rocking know That they can make it no matter the circumstances.
We do have mentorship sessions with institutions.
We are in the process of starting new program.

~women as tools/ambassador for peace in the homestead , community and the whole nation as a whole.

Last year we were trained with a organization called creators of peace circles and in July we had a recap with them and it was one awesome day as we shared how the training changed our lives and our relationship with friends and family.

3) Lynette: Why should someone care to give back? And what does that typically look like?

Faith: For me giving as always been part of my day to day activity. I feel it is our responsibility to take care of each other. What makes [us] do this work is the feedback [we] get from parents and guardians of the girls that we work with in institutions.

They always want to have us back, but the resources are minimal so we are just able to reach the few we can.
If you give to us it goes a long way to mentor a young Girl having problems with self esteem , one who doesn\’t know who to talk about the common teenager body changes etc.it also helps us to spread the awesome awareness of peace and conflict resolution.

4) Lynette: Business owners and grassroots organization leaders-how can we combine our superpowers and create real impact?

Faith: I Believe that entrepreneur(s) are in solidarity, so things move a bit faster plus the power of networking is just too wide this Is the only Way small business owners can grow. When we are in unison it is easier to access funds etc.

5) Lynette: What is one actionable piece advice you can give someone who wants to start a nonprofit or take up a cause?

Faith: Just make sure that you are passionate about the business /organization cause. Without passion it will be very easy to drop and just leave. But if you love what you do, money will never be an issue because you will try all the techniques possible to make sure that the organization thrives.

How You Can Help

1) Girls Shift is a very Grassroots organization so any donations are going straight to the women who are boots to ground. Please reach out to Faith via her Facebook Page to learn how you can support these young girls and women over in Africa. Girls Shift Africa Facebook Page

About Faith

Known to friends as Fei-zy, she is the iniatiator of Girls Shift Africa. Faith works in Tudor, an impoverished area in Mombasa, Kenya, where she inspires and empowers girls and young women to give their gifts to the shift and realize their full potential. Faith, along side volunteers are breaking the cycle of poverty and dependency by upLifting, inSpiring and emPowering girls and young women to Be Who They Really Are and shine their lights.

 

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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Tim McDonald

Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Tim McDonald

If the video didn’t show up here’s the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIktE8H8JoI

 

How You Can Help

1) Signup to be a part of the #365DaysOfGiving movement

2) Join the effort to leave No Kid Hungry

 

About Tim

Tim McDonald builds communities, not networks, through individual relationships that create movements.

As the Purveyor of Purpose at Be The Change Revolutions, Tim leads the overall vision, strategy and execution of key client accounts.

Co-Founder of CreatingIs, Tim and his partner, Ayelet Baron are re-imagining leadership beyond money, fame and big titles. Bringing together unsung heroes who are changing the world and amplifying their voices to create action.

Previously he was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. Prior to this position, Tim built and managed a community for Huffington Post’s live streaming network, HuffPost Live. Continuing his passion for community management, Tim founded My Community Manager, a resource for community managers and a community of community managers.

He is the founder of Lake County Social Networking and the former Director of Communications and Community Manager for Social Media Club Chicago. Tim’s dedication to his clients’ satisfaction is matched by his exceptional coordination and negotiation skills, which are evident throughout each of his transactions. Tim is a client advocate and his first priority is to meet his client’s goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.Community Manager is just a title for being a connector that builds relationships. It connects people, ideas and brands.

Connect with Tim on:
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tim McDonald

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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring ChopArt

Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring ChopArt

If the video didn’t show up here’s the direct link: http://youtu.be/pBgXdeFc3_M

About ChopArt’s Founder

Malika Whitley is the Founder & CEO of ChopArt, a nonprofit arts organization for homeless youth in Atlanta, GA and Hyderabad, India. ChopArt has served over 4,000 youth in 3 countries with the assistance of professional artists, arts organizations and volunteers. Malika is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA and has worked on five different continents within the international marketing, arts curation and social enterprise industries. As an advocate for youth and the arts, Malika has dedicated herself to the development of her community through inclusion in creative and meaningful ways. She has been featured as Atlanta Tribune’s “Young, Gifted and Black” entrepreneur and her programs have been publicly recognized by the governments and business leaders of Hyderabad, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and London, England. In her spare time, Malika enjoys attending events around Atlanta, binge watching television shows and spending time with her family. To learn more about ChopArt visit www.chopart.org.

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