Ep 99 The Shifting Vision on Aging

What comes to mind when you think about getting old? Do you think frail and helpless or active and vibrant? Do you worry about aging? 

Let’s join the conversation with Dr. Geneva and Wendy Adlerstein, executive and gerontology expert, as they discuss the shifting views about what it means to grow old.

Wendy Adlerstein, LSW, a Wellesley, MA resident, is an owner and Executive Director at FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston.

Wendy has more than 20 years of experience in working with seniors. She holds a B.A. from Clark University, in Psychology with a concentration in Sociology and Human Services. In addition to her Massachusetts License in Social Work, Wendy holds a Certificate in Gerontology from the Worcester Consortium Gerontology Program. 

She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Finally, Wendy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner® in good standing from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. 

Under Adlerstein’s leadership, FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston has built a reputation for the outstanding quality of care and service in the West Suburban Boston area–as evidenced by the many word-of-mouth referrals from clients and professionals who have high standards and expectations for the delivery of home care services.  Further evidenced by the twenty-three 5-star client on-line reviews and testimonials.

 

 

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Ep 96 Top Ways to Conquer Limiting Beliefs during Difficult Times

“We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs. Look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experience.” –Louise L. Hay

Yes, those thoughts, often negative ones that run around in our head. We can let those thoughts run wild or turn them into positive action. Dr. Geneva talks with Business Operations Strategist, Arian Hargrove about resiliency and other attributes that help us overcome adversity and break thru to success.

Arian Hargrove, helped fortune 500 companies save millions of dollars to their bottom line while driving continuous improvement in their operations and customer service experience! Creating across-the-board consistency is critical to a successful business. Ms. Hargrove is in the business of helping other businesses scale their business + empower their team = a business that runs without them with maximum success. Propelling businesses to their next level of success is a large aspect of her style of business training. Arian Hargrove is more than a coach and consultant-she is a business identity designer. Her distinct touch will make the personalities of businesses and business owners resonate with potential clients and customers. Leading at the helm of her success, Operating in Excellence has always been her unwavering focus. That very passion is what led Arian to build her own company, Love 4 Systems®so that she can make an even greater impact on the world. That impact has now coined her as Your Systems Queen®. Her motto: “Drive costs down, drive profits UP! The customer service experience should always be TOP Priority!”

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Ep 95 Finding ME time when there is no FREE time in TOUGH times 

Is it the end of the day and you suddenly realize you haven’t done a single thing that really makes you happy? Bottom line- you haven’t made yourself a priority.

Dr. Geneva talks with Rashida Williams, well known motivational speaker and beauty expert, about self-care tips and other ideas to find Me time even in the midst of difficulty.

Rashida Williams, founder, and CEO of The Glam Doctor is an award-winning makeup artist, educator, mentor, and public speaker who transforms lives by unlocking inner beauty. Her professionalism, skill, and exceptional service have caused her to become a sought after rising star in the beauty industry.

Rashida began her journey as a makeup artist in 2001. By 2006, her clientele had grown significantly and she discovered the need to expand her reach. She became known as “The Glam Doctor”. Her reputation preceded her and up-and-coming makeup artists sought after her expertise and experience. By 2013, she had mentored and assembled a strong team of dedicated artists, know as the Glam R Us team, and became a full-time makeup artist and business owner.

Since then, The Glam Doctor has serviced an expansive and diverse national client list that ranges from celebrities to entrepreneurs to homemakers. Her experience includes weddings, proms, film TV, stage, and professional photoshoots. In 2017 she once again forged new territory by launching two new arms of the business: the Glam R Us team in Atlanta (a mobile makeup and hair team) and the Glam Doctor Studio (her home base and makeup studio in metro Detroit).

Not neglecting her love for her community and her desire to see women empowered, Rashida create I AM SUPERB – a community outreach program designed to bolster confidence and self-esteem in young women. Additionally, her beauty institute provides instruction and mentorship not only for emerging artists but also offers classes to help everyday women release their inner glam.

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Ep 94 The Best Ways to Keep It Together during Difficult Times

Feeling out of balance during these times? Not sure how to stay happy and positive? Dr. Geneva talks with Dr. Michele Leno about personal development tips and ways to keep it together and be happy even in difficult times. This insightful conversation with one of the most renowned mental health experts will inspire YOU and help get you back in sync.

Dr. Leno is a native of Detroit and a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at Marygrove College and later attended the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, and obtained her M.A. in clinical psychology. She completed her doctoral degree at Saybrook University in California. Dr. Leno is the owner of DML Psychological Services, PLLC, a company that provides consulting services throughout Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Psychology Today. Dr. Leno serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners(NAWBO). She has offered her expertise to several media outlets including WXYZ Detroit and The National Psychologist. Dr. Leno is currently a co-host on 3D View, which airs on WADL TV. Dr. Leno has several years of experience providing court-ordered psychological evaluations, therapy, coaching, and consulting services to individuals and organizations. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, including children, adolescents, adults, athletes, and various professionals. Dr. Leno offers special intensive therapy and coaching session to busy professionals. Some of her interests include performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, situational depression, and the effects of social media on mental health. Dr. Leno helps others get unstuck, transition, and cope with chronic and situational stressors. Her treatment is based on some guiding principles: first, she maintains that many physical symptoms and somatic complaints stem from poor mental health and coping; second, others often remain in positions with which they are unhappy due to fears and anxiety about change. She encourages others to recognize their own self imposed obstacles. Dr. Leno believes that by improving your mental health, you improve your life.

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Ep 93 What it Takes to Find Joy During Difficult Times

Feeling mentally and physically drained or uninspired especially when times are tough? 

Dr. Geneva talks with Dr. Portia Lockett to find answers and tips on how to inspire yourself, find happiness and help others in spite of difficulties. This conversation will inspire YOU to create extraordinary impact in your business, in your everyday personal life, and in the community.

Everyone has a purpose, but not everyone knows their purpose early in life. At the age of seven, Dr.Portia Lockett was clear on her calling: teaching and encouraging others, which later evolved into her being a school teacher that inspired students to be their best regardless of their path. Eventually, she transitioned into speaking and training for major corporations and nonprofits which included but not limited to UAW GM, Chrysler, GoodwillI Industries, State of Michigan Mental Health Conferences, and 3rd District Drug Court, later becoming a licensed and ordained Chaplain that allowed her to support and encourage individuals from the womb to the tomb. Eventually being led into the world of being a missionary allowed her to travel and support the underserved in Japan, Barbados, Mexico, Bahamas, Canada, Kenya, and Jamaica. National Geographic selected her and her family to be a part of the TV series World’s Apart where they lived an authentic lifestyle with a Peruvian family in the Andes. Like most of us, Dr. Portia has experienced a few traumatic episodes in her life, but through the grace, the favor of God, and self-determination, she pulled herself up and kept it moving forward each time. From surviving a divorce from her childhood sweetheart, diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a cancerous cell in her uterus while pregnant, foreclosure, bankruptcy, her car being reposed, and being unemployed just to name a few. Lockett has received several awards and her most recent includes the City of Detroit Spirit Award, Michigan Chronicle”s Women of Excellence, and the Career Mastered Winning Spirit Award. Lockett is the co-author of Anointed Moments Meditational CD and Amazon’s # 1 seller Delayed But NotDenied 2, and featured lyric writer and psalmist of Happy Birthday Jesus. She’s been featured on CNN, National Geographic, BET, The Michigan Chronicle, The Detroit News, and Radio One. One of her most memorable moments other than giving birth to her three amazing sons was spending time talking with Dorothy Height, Maya Angelou, and Michelle Obama while being the guest of our beloved Natalie Cole at Oprah’s Legends Ball.

 

 

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Ep 92 Secrets to Making Positive Moves during Difficult Times

Do you worry about what to do next in your career…business…life especially when times get tough?

Listen to some great advice and tips about making the right moves even in the face of adversity in this conversation with Dr. Geneva and special guest Kim Boudreau Smith.

Throughout a decades-spanning career, crossing a myriad of job descriptions and industries, Kim Boudreau Smith has achieved success, because she pays attention to and develops Her Bold Voice. Kim provides support and encouragement, coupled with strategy and tools, to help other women develop their own bold voice and show up in the world through their voice. Often referred to as a multi-media maven, Kim has experience on a multitude of platforms where she expresses Her Bold Voice. Performing as a dancer since seven helps Kim feel comfortable on an international stage sharing her hard-won wisdom. Not only a former radio station owner and host of a weekly show to a global audience, but Kim is also a frequent guest on radio and podcasts all over the world. Kim has compiled and co-authored several books that have made their mark in the Amazon Best-seller arena. Through her fitness business, she began recording video long before it was popular. Her training, coaching certification, and corporate experience are the winning trifecta for having Kim mentor high achievers to a better media presence and asserting their own bold voice. Kim is real, raw, and undoubtedly honest about the challenges of stepping into your bold voice.

 

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Ep. 91 Practicing Self Care and Kindness During Difficult Times

Do you know some of the best ways to take care of yourself especially during tough times? Are you confused about how to start a self care routine when things are difficult and still make yourself a priority? What are some really great self care ideas that you can do today?

Margaret “Peg” Tallet, renowned nonprofit fundraiser and community leader, provides answers on how to practice self care, and be kind to yourself, even in tough times.

CEO of Peg Tallet Strategic Consulting, Peg is deeply committed to effective, sustainable non-profits as core community assets. Peg has a proven record of accomplishment in creating strong donor/investor relationships with top area philanthropists and global businesses, and for building collaborations among both for-profit and non-profits. She’s created great impact and has learned a lot about practicing self care and kindness everywhere she goes.

She has been active in fundraising, marketing communications, and collaborations in metro Detroit’s arts & cultural, social services, and education communities for three decades. She held leadership positions in some of the area’s most successful organizations, including Chief External Relations Officer at the Detroit Zoo, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement at The Henry Ford, President of the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, where she oversaw the Detroit International Jazz Festival–the nation’s largest free music event, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Peg assumed a C-level role in 2013 with the Michigan  Women’s Foundation, as Chief Community Engagement Officer, responsible for all externally-facing efforts, including development, marketing communications, public and media relations, government affairs, special events as well as the organizational planning at the statewide organization. When the Foundation was called upon to direct the Enough SAID campaign to solve the backlog of untested rape kits in Detroit, Peg assumed the leadership of the unique public/private collaboration. She later became MWF’s Chief Operating Office where she managed a highly successful rebranding to Michigan Women Forward. Peg joined the ISAIC(Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center) team in 2020, charged with Strategy andDevelopment.

Among her most treasured professional experiences are serving as the driving force behind The Inspiration Project–the Campaign to Transform The Henry Ford, raising over $150 million to support the development and implementation of new exhibits and capital improvements to the 80-year-old institution, and as the co-founder and 20-year advisor/cheerleader for The Women’s Power Breakfast that raised awareness for the hunger issue and more than $2Million for feeding the hungry.

Peg has an MBA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, with a concentration in Arts and Nonprofit Management, and a BA in Community Organization from St. Mary’s College/the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband Peter reside in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. She loves to travel and to cook for family and friends.

 

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Ep.90 Loretta Bush Speaks on How to Stay Resilient in Difficult Times

Is it hard for you to bounce back when you’ve had a major change or misfortune? Do you sometimes feel mentally and physically drained during tough times?

Loretta Bush, CEO and President of Authority Health gives us answers, tips, and advice on how to deal with these questions and more in this conversation about Resiliency in Difficult Times.

Loretta V. Bush has been a leader in the health and human service field for over 35years. Mrs. Bush has demonstrated her commitment to access to health services for underserved populations, first as the public health officer for the City of Detroit and Wayne County, then as president and CEO of the Michigan Primary Care Association. She has served in key leadership roles overseeing the administration of primary care, behavioral health and dental services, a school-based health center, community-based health promotion programs, and home visiting initiatives

Loretta received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and her master’s in health services administration from Central Michigan University. She is a proud member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Ep. 89 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #4

When you’re consistent, honest and do what you say you’re going to do— the people you lead will start to take notice. 

This episode is the fourth installment in my Leadership Lesson series. It is a collection of insights gained while reliving the stories from my father, Ermon K. Jones’ fight for civil rights. These lessons and more are documented in our book, Justice on the Jersey Shore. 

In this segment of the series, hear why integrity and credibility are two absolutely essential ingredients for meaningful leadership. I share how my father set a standard for credibility in our New Jersey community- becoming an advocate that could always be counted on. Hear how you can start to focus on what’s most important in your relationships as a leader: keeping your word. 

Key Takeaways:

  • What it means to be credible as a leader.
  • How politicians can lead with integrity.
  • Ways credibility will help you as a leader.

Episode Highlights:

 

  • [00:05] Intro
  • [01:25] Impact leadership lesson #4
  • [02:52] Credibility, honesty and integrity
  • [04:25] The equal employment fight for Sanitation workers
  • [08:03] Nancy Pelosi and politicians with integrity
  • [11:35] What Nancy Pelosi and my father had in common
  • [12:17] Summarizing insights on leading with honesty
  • [16:16] Outro

 

 

Quotes:

 

  • “I believe that great leaders do what they say they’re going to do. A good leader knows the importance of credibility in all relationships, but especially in the position of leadership.” – Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [03:31]

 

  • “Leaders who are credible, do what they say they’re going to do.” – Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [12:04]

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Ep.88 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #3

Truly impactful leadership leaves something behind that can be felt long after your departure from any industry, organization or community. 

This episode is the third installment in my Leadership Lesson series- a collection of insights on truly impactful leadership takeaways, debuting during Black History Month. I share lessons learned while writing the book, Justice on the Jersey Shore with my father, Ermon K. Jones who fought for change during some of the most segregated times in American history. 

Listen in to hear why legacy is possibly the most important part of your role as a leader. I share some of the impact and influence left behind by my father and the story of Oseola McCarty, who inspired countless others through one seemingly simple act of philanthropy. Find out how as you continue to develop and contribute to the world, you can find ways to ensure your leadership transcends you.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Questions leaders with a legacy can answer.
  • The lasting impact legacy leadership can have.
  • My father and Oseola McCarthy’s legacy on society and institutions.

Episode Highlights:

 

  • [00:06] Intro
  • [01:39] Impact leadership lesson #3
  • [02:07] Creating a legacy through leadership.
  • [03:02] Questions leaders looking to leave a legacy can answer
  • [05:01] My father’s societal and institutional legacy
  • [06:58] Oseola McCarty and a legacy birthed from philanthropy
  • [10:56] The impact of Oseola McCarty’s legacy
  • [13:56] What is your vision for the future and how will it create legacy?
  • [14:20] Outro

 

 

Quotes:

 

  • “Leaders- as they’re doing what they do in the present tense. As they’re looking in the future and creating vision, [they] are in fact creating legacy.” – Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [02:46]

 

  • “Hard work gives your life meaning. If you want to feel proud of yourself, you’ve got to do things you can be proud of.” [08:45]  

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