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Hilary Topper On Air

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Meet Ray Cushmore, the Triathlete
"Some people say to me, I can't get motivated unless I have a race. To me, the training and the whole experience motivates me. It's really about the journey. Think about that for a moment. Think about all the people you meet along the way. Think about the new friendships. Think about the experience. I always say, 'Be grateful.'" Ray Cushmore the Triathlete In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, hear from one of Hilary's triathlon training partners, Ray Cushmore. Learn how Ray got his start in endurance sports. Hear how Hilary and Ray became triathlon training partners and the memorable experiences they had together while training and racing. Also, discover what motivates Ray and his goals for the year ahead. Order Your Copy of From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete If you haven't bought From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete yet, be sure to purchase your copy today! The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at a bookstore near you. Interested in hearing Hilary speak about the inspiration behind her book? Attend one of her upcoming book signing events on her nationwide book tour. Next up is Woodland Park, NJ on Saturday, October 22nd at 1 pm. Join WeREndurance WeREndurance is for any endurance athlete. Member benefits include virtual educational seminars, being part of an international team, major sponsor discounts, race discounts, giveaways, contests, and camaraderie. Plus the team gets priority at Ironman events and entries to the NYC Marathon and other hard to get into races. As a member of WeREndurance, you get access to live webinars with opportunities to ask questions of leading experts in the field of endurance sports. For more information visit www.atriathletesdiary.com/werendurance.
31:22 09/30/2022
Embrace Crankiness to Achieve Goals
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary interviews Steven Joseph, author of the new book, Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles. Hear from Steven as he talks about his book and how adults and kids alike should embrace crankiness to achieve goals. In addition, learn about Steven's own journey as a marathon runner and what motivates him to continue to push himself and cross those finish lines as well as how he gets his writing ideas while running. About Steven Joseph Steven Joseph is a first-generation American, son of a Holocaust Survivor, speaker, and 5-time Boston Marathon and 17-time NYC Marathon runner. He is a humorist who likes to marry therapists in his spare time and has spent nearly a lifetime going back and forth between schuckling at the synagogues, and sitting in stillness staring at the blank wall in the Zendo. Steven Joseph is a BookFest award winner and a Mom’s Choice award winner. His first book, the award-winning children’s book The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris, was the start of his crankiness journey. His second book, The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness, also an award-winner, helped adults around the world embrace their crankiness. Now, his third book, Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles seeks to inspire kids, parents, educators, and everyone still feeling a little cranky with humor, insights, and of course plenty of those all-too-necessary noodles. About Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles Steven Joseph is back with a new book for kids and adults to help them laugh a little while embracing crankiness. We are all naturally cranky and the pandemic has made us even more cranky than normal. But with a sense of humor and the delightful metaphors found in his new book, Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles, Steven gives us all a new perspective on embracing our crankiness. As an attorney and negotiator, Steven knows a thing or two about shifting one’s point of view to see things anew. Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles casts fresh light on how we handle everything from mask-wearing to distance learning, to the climate and environment. To learn more about Steven and his new book, visit www.stevenjosephauthor.com.
23:42 09/27/2022
WeREndurance Walk/Run Group
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with members of WeREndurance, her walk/run group. Learn how the group has influenced Hilary's journey from non-athlete to triathlete. About WeREndurance WeREndurance is for any endurance athlete from beginners to experienced Ironman triathletes. Member benefits include virtual educational seminars, being part of an international team, major sponsor discounts, race discounts, giveaways, contests, and camaraderie. Plus the team gets priority at Ironman events and entries to the NYC Marathon and other hard to get into races. As members of WeREndurance, you first dibs access to live webinars with opportunities to ask questions of leading experts in the field of endurance sports. For more information visit www.atriathletesdiary.com/werendurance. Order From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete is available to purchase. You can find the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at a local bookstore near you. Hilary's book tour is still going strong!  At each author event, Hilary will talk about her book, answer your questions, and sign your copy. For more information on book tour cities and dates, or to order your book, visit ATriathletesDiary.com.
21:50 09/16/2022
Lightning Warriors
“If at any time, you feel overwhelmed or out of control in your life, take a deep breath and volunteer at a triathlon race to be inspired!” About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, listen as Hilary interviews Noah Lam, founder of the Lightning Warriors - a Long Island-based not-for-profit triathlon team focused on making the sport of triathlon available to all young athletes. Learn Noah's story and how he and his wife, Irene, got involved in the sport of triathlon and how it has impacted his family and life. Discover Noah's impact on Hilary's journey. And hear more about the upcoming book signing on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm at the Barnes & Noble at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY for Hilary's book, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete. During the book signing event, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lightning Warriors. About Noah Lam Noah is a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach, Youth and Junior Elite, and Road Runners Club of America Running Coach. Noah believes that every athlete is unique and has capabilities that are waiting to shine. He wants each athlete to excel beyond their current abilities and by providing a foundation that creates strong successful leaders who excel at all levels of life. About Lightning Warriors The Lightning Warrior Youth Triathlon Team is a Long Island-based not-for-profit triathlon team focused on making the sport of triathlon available to all young athletes. Its goal is to unlock each member's potential, both athletically and leadership-wise. Each athlete's individual skills are enhanced by being part of a team that is supportive in a competitive environment. As the team rises the community benefits as well. Their goal is to have each athlete be able to excel in all levels of life. As a member of the Lightning Warriors, all coaching, equipment, and race fees are included. However, it is important that each member do their best to be an ambassador of the Sport of Triathlon, and part of being part of this not-for-profit will be the aspect of fundraising. For more information visit www.lightningwarriors.org.
25:02 09/09/2022
Open Water Swimming with Bryan Krut
"Mechanical issues will happen. Currents and weather conditions also happen. You cannot control them. However, when you want to do something, you must mentally dig deep. Don't let those negative thoughts get in the way. Just focus on the moment and when you look back, you will see that you enjoyed it!" About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary interviews Bryan Krut, a USA Certified Swim Coach, United States Masters Swim Coach, FI Ocean Lifeguard, and Founder/Owner of Open Water Swim LLC and the Fire Island Junior Lifeguard Program. Hear Hilary talk about Bryan's impact on her own journey to triathlete. Learn about Bryan's background, Open Water Swim LI, and what motivates him to keep going and train other swimmers to accomplish their goals too. About Bryan Krut Coach Bryan Krut is a USA Certified Swim Coach, United States Masters Swim Coach, FI Ocean Lifeguard and Founder/Owner of Open Water Swim LLC and the Fire Island Junior Lifeguard Program. He is a 5-time Cross Bay Champion, Nationally ranked All-American and Zone Champion. He has trained swimmers to achieve their highest possible goals through his Open Water Swim program which began in 2009. To learn more about Open Water Swim LI visit www.openwaterswimli.com. Order From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete To learn more about Hilary's journey, purchase a copy of her book today. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at a bookstore near you! Be sure to check out her upcoming book tour destinations. Next up is the Barnes & Noble at the Smithtown Mall in Lake Grove, NY on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm followed by Fleet Feet/Jackrabbit on the Upper West Side in NYC on Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm.
26:18 09/02/2022
Do You Have the Courage to Find Love?
Falling in love takes courage. Courage to put yourself out there. Courage to possibly get hurt. Do you have the courage to overcome your fear to find love? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Clyve Rose, an award-winning author. She  has been writing historical romance fiction for the best part of two decades and works in the historical romance, fantasy, and speculative fiction genres. Learn about Clyve's latest book, Always a Princess. Discover why it takes courage to find love and listen as Clyve speaks about her writing process and how running has become a part of her daily life. About Clyve Rose Clyve has been writing historical romance fiction for the best part of two decades. She also creates literary novels under an alternative pen name. In between her devotion to fiction writing, Clyve researches various mythologies and historical periods, often basing her characters on actual historical personalities. When Clyve isn’t writing fiction, she can be found pounding the sand at just about any of the beautiful beaches near her Australian home. She is also addicted to short-haul ocean swims and has a ‘thing’ for Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the Seas. Much of the inspiration in her stories are drawn from the ocean landscapes near her home. One of her novels was longlisted for a 2010 Hachette Award for Fiction while her paranormal short story The One Below is a Sexy Scribbles award-winning piece. Her novel, Always a Princess is a winner in The BookFest Awards Spring 2022. Clyve Rose believes that love is the highest and strongest force in the world and that it only manifests when we are our best and truest selves. Anything less, and we diminish our divinity. She believes she will continue writing about love in all its various, glorious forms, and that one day her epitaph will read ‘just one more read-through’. Order Always a Princess To order a copy of Always a Princess or learn more about Clyve and her other works, visit www.cylverose.com.
22:17 08/26/2022
Hilary Topper's Journey and the Impact on her Children
"Go outside your comfort zone. You will find a whole new world out there! Don't forget to laugh at yourself. Just have fun and smile when you can." About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with her children, Zoey and Derek Topper, about the impact of her journey from couch potato to endurance athlete. Listen as they talk about special moments together and the takeaways each one of them has walked away with from watching Hilary change her life and her health. Learn more about Hilary's newly released book! Purchase From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete, is now available. You can purchase the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or at a local bookstore near you. Hilary is also appearing across the country this year at various bookstores where she'll be there to talk about her book, answer your questions, and autograph your copy. For more information on book tour cities and dates, or to order a book, visit ATriathletesDiary.com.
25:48 08/12/2022
Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen
Have you ever accomplished something in your life that you’re truly proud of? Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration in order to achieve your goals? Season 15 of Hilary Topper on Air is a special one! Hilary's new book, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete, published by Meyer and Meyer Sport, has officially been released! The book is her story about overcoming life’s obstacles — from injury and business trouble to grief and loss and everything in between. It chronicles her journey from literally the couch to triathlete. It took her a year and a half to write this book and now it’s time to celebrate its debut. So this season, Hilary is interviewing guests that have had an impact on her journey along the way, and she hopes they will inspire you to get out there and cross that finish line too. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Chris Gannon, CEO and co-founder of Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen - a fresh and bold fast-casual dining experience featuring nutritious fare - about the brand's beginnings and current expansion. Hear about why he co-founded Bolay and how they give back to the triathlon/endurance sports community. In addition, learn about Hilary's book signing sponsored by Bolay happening on August 6th at 1 pm at the Boca Raton, FL Barnes & Noble. About Chris Gannon Chris Gannon, CEO and co-founder of Bolay (along with his father, Tim Gannon) wanted to do more than simply create a restaurant. He wanted to create a lifestyle brand. Through listening, researching, taste-testing, and experimenting, he sought out the talent and developed the ideas necessary to bring about the boldest, freshest brand in the fast-casual dining market. About Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen Founded in Wellington, Florida in 2016, Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen is a build-your-own ‘Bol’ restaurant taking a customizable and modern approach to dining. Created by Outback Steakhouse Co-Founder Tim Gannon and his son Chris Gannon, Bolay provides all the quality and excellence of modern dining through the convenience of a fast-casual concept. Explore crave-able and nutritious menu options that include greens and grains like Forbidden Black Rice and Kale Yeah! Salad, freshly roasted veggies like Balsamic Mushrooms, and savory proteins like Lemon Chicken, Spicy Thai Shrimp, and Asian Sweet Potato Noodles. Bolay’s menu truly has something for everyone who wants to eat better and is on a mission to redefine the fast-casual dining experience. For more information about Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen or to get in touch with Chris, visit www.bolay.com.
23:17 08/05/2022
From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete
In this special edition of Hilary Topper on Air, hear Hilary and HTOA, producer, Lisa Gordon, discuss Hilary's upcoming book, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete: A Portait of a Non-Athletic Athlete. Learn how the book came to fruition, what the reader can expect, and what goals Hilary has set for herself for the current swim, bike, run season. About Hilary JM Topper Hilary JM Topper, MPA, is a 30-year public relations veteran. She runs both HJMT Public Relations Inc., a full-service public relations and social media agency, and HJMT Media Company, where she curates two blogs and a podcast. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University where she teaches digital communications and public relations classes to undergraduate and graduate students. Hilary has written two other books: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media (2009) and Branding in a Digital World (2019). In her spare time, she trains for endurance events, including triathlons. She is a level 1 USA certified coach, a Galloway-certified running coach, and a certified personal trainer. She runs an international triathlon team, WeREndurance, and she has a local running club where she meets weekly with her members. Hilary lives on Long Island with her family. About Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete For those who have ever thought they were too old or too unfit to compete in a triathlon, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete will prove that it is never too late to compete! This is a story about overcoming life’s obstacles—from injury and business trouble to grief and loss and everything in between. Hilary Topper was a 48-year-old working mother who once upon a time had practically failed high school gym class. She was working 60-plus hours a week, running a small business. Her focus was on others—her children, her aging parents, and her staff. In the meantime, her weight kept increasing, and she was unhappy with the way her life was going. She needed a change. To turn things around, she joined a gym for the first time in her life. This book will take the reader on Hilary’s decade-long journey as she trains for and runs her first 5K, swims the aqua-blue waters of the Caribbean, cycles a hilly course in Milwaukee, learns how to run–walk her way through the New York City Marathon, and competes in her first triathlon in Sanibel, Florida. The reader will be right with Hilary as she narrates each experience—even a 5-mile swim in the murky waters of Long Island. Hilary’s story will move, motivate, and inspire readers. They will laugh and cry as they follow her on her journey. Even if a reader doesn’t start out as an endurance athlete, after reading this book, they will walk away feeling that no matter what happens, they can cross the finish line, too. To pre-order the book order here: Barnes and Noble US Books-a-Million US Bookshop.org US Amazon US Bookshop.org UK
19:28 06/03/2022
Street Art Today
Street art and street artists have long been the documenters of history and culture. In the past two years, this especially rings true as we faced the COVID-19 pandemic, the BLM Movement, political turmoil, climate change, the War in Ukraine and so much more. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Jeff Jaffe, Founder and Owner of Pop International Galleries, an art gallery on The Bowery at the junction of Spring Street in New York City. Hear from Jeff about how in times of social injustice and unrest, Street Art has always provided a snapshot of what our country is feeling like as a whole while amplifying marginalized voices. Listen as Jeff breaks down street art today and what he predicts for the future. Also hear an update on his gallery and what's coming. About Jeff Jaffe Jeff came to the USA in the early 80's after leaving South Africa during the apartheid years. He earned an MFA in sculpture from the Cranbrook Art Academy near Detroit, and eventually set up a studio and settled in New York City, where he has lived and worked in the visual arts ever since. Straddling the art world, both as a gallerist and as an artist, Jeff believes he has developed a keen understanding of what collectors really want and need. Over the years, Jaffe remains struck by a few things that are constant at POP. Through the relationships the gallery forges and the reputation POP continues to build, the collections the gallery helps grow, tend to remain with people for many years...sometimes even generations. He truly believes that what Pop does, adds value and substance to their lives in both subtle and profound ways, and consequently, he remains convinced that as families grow, so should their art collections! As POP is now into its third decade of operation, Jeff Jaffe is humbled and deeply grateful for the unwavering loyalty and continued support of Pop International Galleries collectors and friends the world over. About Pop International Galleries As a New York City gallery, Pop International Galleries recognizes that the heart of our city thrives on its creative community. New York is home to some of the greatest artists, art collectives, museums and galleries in the world; but none of this could exist without all of the unstoppable, generous and resilient people who make up our incredible city. We may be currently socially distant, but make no mistake, we are ONE CITY! To quote the curators: “POP may be a small business, but we always aim to make a big impact. Please spread the word to support the arts and to make a difference for those who so desperately need our help!” Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, Pop International Galleries - aka "The Pop Gallery" - is an exciting art gallery on The Bowery at the junction of Spring Street in New York City. Pop International specializes in Pop Art, Urban Art and art and photography that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture. To contact Jeff or learn more about Connect For Cause and Pop International Galleries, visit www.popinternational.com.
26:19 05/27/2022
365 Sportscast Network | Changing the Face of Sports Talk Radio
Are you an avid sports fan that loves to stay up-to-date on your favorite teams, but you’re sick and tired of the crude jokes, incessant shouting, and inane phone calls that comes with traditional sports talk radio? The 365 Sportscast Network has you covered! About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Mark Rosenman and A.J. Carter, longtime co-hosts of the show SportstalkNY, and creators of the 365 Sportscast Network - presenting the best of intelligent, focused sports podcasts in radio format. Learn why they started the network, the benefits it brings to their broadcasters, and their goals for the future. About Mark Rosenman Mark has been covering sports in New York for over 40 years. He is currently co-host and producer of the internet radio sports talk program SportstalkNY and partner and CEO of the 365 Sportscast Radio Network. He is the co-author of a number of hockey and baseball books. He lives in Melville, NY with his wife, Beth, and their dog, Miyaggi. About A.J. Carter A.J. Carter is an award-winning newspaperman who spent 34 years at the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, as a reporter, editor and columnist, including seven years as the deputy sports editor, before changing careers and going into government public relations, most notable as the spokesman and public information officer for the town of Huntington, New York. He has partnered with Mark Rosenman as the co-host of SportstalkNY and co-author of Glove Story: Fathers, Sons and the American Pastime and is a partner and COO of the 365 Sportscast Radio Network. He lives in Commack with his wife, Eileen, and their dog, Cooper. Contact 365 Sportscast Network The 365 Sportscast Radio Network fuses the best of sports talk radio and sports podcasts into a unique format that presents unusual, themed sports shows in digestible one-hour segments, cutting through the clutter of sports talk radio and challenging traditional on-air programming by providing an outlet for listeners seeking intelligent sports talk. To learn more, visit www.365sportscast.com.
27:59 05/20/2022
Disparities in Healthcare for Hispanic Minorities
Being proactive in your healthcare is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself. Scheduling regular doctor visits, as well as monitoring your symptoms at home are crucial to living a happy, healthy life. According to a report by World Population Review, Hispanic citizens make up about 18% of the U.S. population, yet despite this large population size, they may not be receiving the same quality of healthcare that other US citizens do. These disparities in healthcare for Hispanic minorities need to be recognized. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Isabel C. Mira, Esq. an attorney at Pegalis Law Group, LLC about disparities in healthcare for Hispanic minorities. Learn tips on how to better look after your health, especially for those in the Hispanic community. She will also discuss home remedies, language barriers, and building communication and trust. About Isabel Mira Isabel C. Mira, Esq. has been an advocate for plaintiff’s rights since she started her legal career in Colombia, South America and she continues to do the same here in the United States. She conducts pre-trial litigation, representing patients in medical malpractice actions for Pegalis Law Group, LLC in Lake Success, New York. Ms. Mira came to Pegalis Law Group after a successful career in New York, protecting creditors’ rights while navigating the intertwining federal and state compliance regulations. She had a niche practice representing individuals with disabilities, which serves her well at Pegalis Law Group. Ms. Mira also enjoyed the opportunity to intern at Glen Cove City Court for the Honorable Joseph McCain. Although already an attorney when she first arrived in the United States, she acquired the skills to practice in New York by working in a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm and attending St. John’s University School of Law. She has been profiled as a prominent medical malpractice lawyer in the Long Island Business News, in their “Who’s Who” publication. In 2020 and 2021, Ms. Mira was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®, which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in New York. In her native country of Colombia, South America, Ms. Mira was a civil litigation solo practitioner. She also practiced law at Corantioquia, a governmental agency charged with the enforcement of the environmental policy. There she prepared legal responses to public petitions, and administrative decisions, and addressed environmental regulations. Ms. Mira is a member of the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Colombia, as well as in the Federal Courts for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. She obtained her law degree from Universidad de Medellín, Colombia. She graduated with a Master of Law in American Legal Studies from St. John’s University School of Law. About Pegalis Law Group, LLC Pegalis Law Group represents people suffering from preventable medical errors and personal injury. We strive for accountability by advocating for clients, which ensures safer medical practices and better patient care. To discuss your medical/legal situation, call Pegalis Law Group at 1-866-MED-MAL7. There is never a fee for legal consultations. To contact Isabel or to learn more about Pegalis Law Group, visit https://pegalislawgroup.com/.
18:56 05/13/2022
A Hamptons Alternative
Have you heard of the town Nissequogue on the North Shore of Long Island? Many are calling this town a “Hamptons Alternative” or a "Mellower Hamptons”. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Tracey Kupferberg – a licensed associate real estate broker, and Terri Orlando – an accredited real estate staging professional, who make up the Kupferberg Orlando Team. Learn about the charming community, Nissequogue, more about real estate on the North Shore of Long Island, and what makes the Kupferberg Orlando Team so unique and dynamic. About Tracey and Terri Each with their own unique skill set, The Kupferberg Orlando Team members together offer a full-service approach to your real estate needs. Tracey’s sales and legal expertise, Lindsay’s marketing savvy, and Terri’s design and staging prowess allow them to provide exceptional services to their clients. This includes their unique, pre-listing service that they implement for the homes they market and sell. They skillfully guide buyers and sellers through the complex real estate process with knowledge and a wealth of resources on staging, interior design, renovations, mortgages, landscaping, moving, cleaners, and more. Contact the Kupferberg Orlando Team The Kupferberg Orlando Team serves discerning clients at every price point on Long Island’s North Shore. Their primary focus is on creating value for their clients, listening to their needs, educating them on the market, and finding them the best solutions. 'Buying and Selling Done Beautifully!' For more information on the Nissequogue Open House on June 5th and 6th, visit kupferbergorlandoteam.elliman.com.
26:04 05/06/2022
How to Stop Making Mistakes In Your Estate Plan
Although 56% of Americans think having a will is important, did you know that only 1 in 3 actually has an estate planning document? And more so, people who do have an estate plan in place often make costly mistakes. So, how can you stop making mistakes in your estate plan? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Kim N. Christian, Esq., Partner at Russo Law Group, P.C. Learn about the importance of an estate plan, how to stop making mistakes in your estate plan, common misconceptions, how often to review or update your plan, and best practices people can use when creating their estate plan. About Kim Christian Kim is a Partner with Russo Law Group, P.C. of Garden City, Islandia, Lido Beach and Manhattan, New York. Her areas of practice include Elder Law, Estate and Trust Planning, Real Estate, and Special Needs planning. Kim has presented seminars on Elder Law and Estate Planning, as well as Special Needs planning throughout Nassau County and Queens County, and is a sought-after speaker on these topics. Kim earned her law degree at St. John’s University School of Law and served as Research Editor of the New York Litigator. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association as well as the Nassau County Bar Association. Kim is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey, and has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP). Kim began her career as a general practitioner, but soon gravitated to Elder Law, Estate Planning, and related practice areas. “I chose to focus on this area of the law because I believed it would give me the opportunity to help people when they need it most… and it has,” says Kim. “Nothing gives me greater professional satisfaction than helping clients receive the long-term care they need while protecting their life savings at the same time. I also strive to help my clients remain independent for as long as possible, live their golden years in comfort and dignity, and cope during times of family crisis.” About the Russo Law Group, P.C. Russo Law Group, P.C. is dedicated to providing peace of mind to you and your family. Their team of elder law attorneys, estate planning attorneys and special needs (disability) attorneys have experience in helping people with their problems. They promise to answer any question with a straight answer. Once they meet with you, they will be able to assist you. For more information about Deanna, estate planning for second marriages, and the Russo Law Group visit https://www.vjrussolaw.com/.
21:59 04/29/2022
Why Reading To Children Is Important
Did you know that starting in kindergarten, if a student reads or is read to for 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year? By 6th grade they will have read for 851 hours! So, why is reading to children important? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with David Konrad, author of the Project Adventure Children’s Book Series - an action-packed, fun-filled, and driven by characters series that will be cherished by young readers seeking their next favorite mystery. Listen as David discusses the importance of reading to children at any age. Learn why dads should get involved, about David's own experiences as a stay-at-home parent, why kids ages 9-12 want adventure stories, the pros and cons of screen time, and more! About David Konrad David Konrad is an adventurous dad who shares his love of storytelling not only with his twins but with young readers around the world. He is the author of the Project Adventure Children’s Book Series. These action-packed, fun-filled mysteries feature characters that young readers root for again and again. His desire to make a difference in the lives of children is reflected in his writing. With his own children in mind, David set out on his own adventure as an author. While moving to different European locations and raising his young family, he found inspiration to write. When not writing or reading, David enjoys cooking and playing basketball with his kids. About Project Adventure The Project Adventure Children’s Book Series tells the story of preteens Ethan and Matt who are best friends and founders of the Project Adventure kid-detective agency. They are always looking for adventures, solving a good mystery, and making new friends. Together, they embark on exhilarating journeys that strengthen their friendship, courage, and social skills. The digital box set contains the first four mysteries in the Project Adventure children’s books series including The Heart of the Island, Rumble at the Zoo, The Courtside Mystery, and The Scrapyard Shakedown. Discover more information on David's website, https://davidkonradauthor.com/, or order books on Amazon.
18:49 04/22/2022
The KIDS TOO Movement
The ME TOO Movement gained a lot of momentum working to protect women from harassment in the workplace. But now some women are left wondering, what about the kids? With more than 21.7 million reports of inappropriate incidents on well-known platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram reported to the CyberTipline during the pandemic alone, what can we do to protect our children? Learn more about the KIDS TOO Movement. About the Interview On this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Tania Haigh, Founder of the KIDS TOO Movement and co-founder of Parents Against Child Sex Abuse (P.A.X.A.). Listen as Tania discusses child safety and how to protect children from inappropriate behavior online and how parents can get involved in the KIDS TOO Movement. About Tania Haigh Tania Haigh is a passionate advocate for protecting children from harm. Through her work as co-founder of Parents Against Child Sex Abuse (PAXA), Tania identified a need to elevate parents’ voices addressing child protection. After five years taking on one of the toughest epidemics impacting children, Tania has disrupted the child protection space by launching the #KIDSTOO movement in November 2021. Beyond the hashtag, KIDS TOO builds on child sexual abuse, online safety, and child poverty. Tania’s commitment to this work reflects her tenacity in solving these areas. Tania’s rigor has been consistent in her 20+ year career in business, more notably a decade at McDonald’s USA leading Family Marketing & the Happy Meal; an entrepreneur supporting brands like Nutella; producer as TEDxOakParkWomen founder and as a public speaker. About the KIDS TOO Movement The KIDS TOO Movement has been activated to send a rallying cry of support for women to join together and now help protect our children online. For more information visit, www.kidstoo.org.
16:10 04/15/2022
How to Fuel Your Body to Increase Sports Performance
In order to maximize sports performance, athletes need the right nutrition to fuel their bodies and recover well. But how do you fuel your body to increase your sports performance? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Gary Jomrich, established endurance athlete and co-creator of TrainingMeals - an app-based solution for smart and effective nutrition and supplement planning for athletes. During the interview, Gary discusses how athletes can fuel their bodies to increase their sports performance and his new app, TrainingMeals - essentially a sports nutritionist on your phone. About Gary Jomrich A professional in the all-natural and organic foods sector and a vivid age group triathlete Gary Jomrich always struggled with nutrition during training and at his races. After meeting his wife Klara, a nutritionist, she took over his coaching. Not only did Gary become a better athlete but using correct nutrition made him enjoy endurance sports even more. The idea was born to share Klara's expertise and how other athletes can fuel their bodies to increase sports performance too. So, they created a platform that would allow the implementation of nutritional planning based on an athlete's physiological and training data. Gary's expertise in the food industry and experience as a triathlete help a bit as well. About TrainingMeals TrainingMeals provides a complete web-based solution for smart and effective nutrition and supplement planning for athletes of all different sports, training seasons, physiological circumstances, and training. We're athletes and health nuts, and we are passionate about helping motivated individuals to achieve their goals. We are our own customers - we use TrainingMeals in our own training and racing every day. We are proud of the unique work environment this has created. Every one of us, beginning with our chefs to developers and graphic designers, is enthusiastic about our product. This passion ensures that work rarely gets boring, and we all move towards better results for their staff, their athletes, and their shareholders. For more information visit www.trainingmeals.org.
16:05 04/08/2022
How to Prepare for a Business Divorce
After a difficult two years, many businesses are hoping 2022 is the year things turn around. But for some, this may mean making a dramatic change in who will remain the stakeholders of the business…Business divorces can be tricky and emotional. Whether the “break up” is between friends, family members or business partners, parting ways in business can cause irreparable damage to a valued relationship. So, how do you prepare for a business divorce? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with David Saponara, an attorney at Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP – a commercial law firm representing businesses and business owners, government entities, executives, and professionals in a wide variety of matters, including corporate divorce. David discusses what a corporate divorce is, four key items that need to be addressed before proceeding with the process, case studies, and more! About David Saponara David is a senior associate whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and bankruptcy and restructuring. David represents business clients of all shapes and sizes across a variety of industries, including finance, retail, real estate, and hospitality. He guides clients through every stage of litigation and arbitration, beginning with conducting pre-suit investigations and evaluations, continuing through discovery and motion practice, and concluding with trial and appeal. Throughout the litigation and arbitration lifecycle, David works collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their objectives. David’s experience and expertise also involves guiding clients through difficult situations in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. He has represented creditors and other parties in interest in large, complex chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings such Sears, The Weinstein Company, Dean & DeLuca, Centric Brands, J.C. Penney, and Brooks Brothers. Whether the issues involve a client’s own financial difficulties, or those of an important customer, supplier, or business partner, Mr. Saponara utilizes his bankruptcy and restructuring experience to achieve efficient results in each representation. Before joining Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP, David was an associate at a boutique bankruptcy firm, where his practice focused on bankruptcy litigation and representing debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest in chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Contact Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP To contact David or for more information about how to prepare for a business divorce from the attorneys at Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP, call 212-868-1010 or visit www.kudmanlaw.com.
18:55 04/01/2022
How to Find Your Body’s Natural Size
Are you constantly battling your body and your weight? Is it hurting your mental health? How can you find your body's natural size? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Heather Mathes, author of Paid to Be Perfect: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect – A guide to eating, looking, and feeling your best while maintaining YOUR BODY’S natural size at ANY size or ANY age. Learn from Heather what your natural size is and how to find it, her thoughts on diet culture, and mental health. In addition, hear about her experiences in the modeling world. About Heather Mathes Heather Mathes began modeling in 1988. She continued modeling professionally after graduating from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 1993 before signing her first contract fit modeling with a major national retailer in 1996. After a ten consecutive year fit modeling contract, as well as modeling for other companies outside of her contract, she retired to become a mom in 2008. She then came out of retirement in 2016 at the age of 46 to continue fit modeling for the same company at the exact measurements she was in her twenties, not because she was under contract, but because she had developed health and wellness methods that kept her weight from fluctuating. She did this unconsciously as these methods became her norm. These methods and more are what she shares in her book, Paid to Be Perfect: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband, her son, and her dog. Order Paid to Be Perfect Heather shares stories about her own experiences in the fit modeling world, includes insider secrets into the fashion world where she was paid to be “perfect”, and offers tips and expert advice for anyone who wants to find and maintain their body’s natural size. She is relatable and informal in sharing what is possible for anyone to achieve. A guide to eating, looking, and feeling your best while maintaining your body's natural size at any size or any age! To order your copy of Paid to Be Perfect: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect, visit paidtobeperfect.com.
24:19 03/25/2022
Is a Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
Are non-compete agreements enforceable? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Gary Trachten, partner at Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP, a New York City commercial law firm representing businesses and business owners, government entities, executives, and professionals in a wide variety of matters, including employment law. Hear from Gary about non-compete agreements in terms of employment, reasons why they exist, and whether or not they are based on anti-competition. In addition, learn about New York State standards and what makes a non-compete enforceable or not. About Gary Trachten Gary Trachten, a founding partner in 1986, has a practice concentrating on employment law and commercial litigation. Providing both transactional and dispute resolution services, he regularly represents inter-dealer brokers, traders, portfolio managers, investment bankers, corporate officers, physicians, salespersons, middle managers, and other employees. His business clients, for commercial as well as employment matters, have included companies in fashion apparel, hospitality, banking, cosmetics, music production, restaurant franchisor, flavor and fragrance, building products, and other industries. He has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community, who have given him the highest possible rating for his legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards, rating him AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM in Martindale-Hubbell®. He has also been awarded Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers® status for the New York metro area every year in 2010 – 2017. Contact Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP To contact Gary about non-compete agreements or for more information about Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP, call 212-868-1010 or visit www.kudmanlaw.com.
28:53 03/21/2022
Visit Vista Verde Ranch
Are you ready to travel again? Have I got the destination for you! Visit Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado! About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Stephanie Wilson, Director of Sales & Marketing at Vista Verde - a luxury guest ranch located outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Learn all about this one-of-a-kind year-round getaway destination from the food to the horses, the guests, and more! About Stephanie Wilson Stephanie came to Vista Verde fresh out of college and tried to figure out what she was going to do with her life. Assuming this was a quick stop before she dove into her career, she never imagined she would be calling this a career 25 years later. From her starting point of wrangling horses to being a part of the executive team running the ranch, Stephanie has found a fulfilling career in hospitality. Contact Vista Verde Ranch Vista Verde is a luxury guest ranch located outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  The ranch offers all-inclusive vacation packages that vary throughout the year from family dude ranch vacations to girlfriend getaway weekends to romantic escapes during adult-only times. For more information or to book your stay, visit www.vistaverde.com.
22:31 03/18/2022
Ohana Triathlon | Swim Bike Run Chill
Do you love endurance sports? Is there nothing better than swimming, biking and running? Then you don’t want to miss this episode with the founder of OHANA TRIATHLON. In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Olivier De Schutter, Founder of OHANA TRIATHLON - a sports apparel brand focused mostly on triathlon. Learn all about the company and Olivier's podcast and book by the same name, Devenir Triathlete. About Olivier De Schutter After several years working in both IT & management consulting with a few ex-pat experiences around the world, Olivier decided to quit the corporate world. He wanted to dedicate himself fully to endurance sports. In early 2020, he launched ohana.boutique, a sports apparel brand focused mostly on triathlon. He also co-created a podcast and co-wrote a book in French both called Devenir Triathlete. His goal is to build the biggest community of triathletes in the world and to inspire sedentary people to become active. Contact OHANA TRIATHLON Since the end of 2019, Olivier has been collecting feedback from the triathlon community until today. And now, he is very pleased to present you OHANA TRIATHLON, a sports apparel brand made by artists and engineers focused mostly on triathlon and inspired by the big island, Hawaii. For more information or to purchase apparel, visit https://ohana.boutique/.
19:12 03/04/2022
Manufacturing on Long Island
Many people think that manufacturing is dead on Long Island, ever since Northrup Grumman left. But contrary to that belief, manufacturing on Long Island is still an economic engine for the Long Island community. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Ron Loveland, President of Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions – a company that helps manufacturers thrive in the high-cost Northeast by improving safety, quality, and efficiency. Ron discusses how manufacturing on Long Island is still alive and well. He also talks about how his company helps bridge the gap between job seekers and potential employers. About Ron Loveland Ron has over 30 years of manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, change management, leadership, general management, and operations experience, including over 15 years of training and consulting accomplishments. As a West Point graduate, former Army officer, and business manager, Ron brings a wealth of management, leadership, and change management experience to his clients. Many manufacturers that Ron speaks to have challenges with safety, rising costs, late deliveries, quality problems, shrinking margins, flagging sales, and shortage of cash. Ron’s business, Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions, uses Safety, Quality & Industrial Engineering techniques to address these issues through Safety, Quality, and Efficiency improvement. About Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions helps manufacturers thrive in the high-cost Northeast by helping them improve Safety, Quality, and Efficiency Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions is dedicated to helping manufacturers and introducing job seekers and students to the high-paying careers available in manufacturing for both college and non-college-bound students. For more information about Ron or Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions, please visit www.SummitSafetyPro.com.
21:46 02/25/2022
Estate Planning in a Second Marriage
Getting married again after a divorce or the death of your spouse can have a lot of mixed emotions, one of which feels like a fresh start. But it’s important to consider how joining your life with someone else may impact your future, especially your estate plan. So, what do people entering a second marriage need to know when it comes to planning for the future? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Deanna Eble, Partner of Russo Law Group, P.C., Long Island’s Signature Elder Law, Special Needs, and Estate Planning Law Firm. Hear Deanna discuss the main factors people getting married for a second time need to know when planning for the future. Learn about a variety of estate planning for second marriages options including prenuptial agreements, inheritance, and more! About Deanna Eble Deanna is a Partner at Russo Law Group, P.C. of Garden City, Islandia, Lido Beach, and Manhattan, New York. She focuses on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, and Medicaid Planning, and has practiced in these areas for more than fifteen years. Deanna is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Elder Counsel, and is admitted to the New York Bar. She earned her law degree at Hofstra University School of Law. Deanna frequently presents seminars on Elder Law and Estate Planning throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. As an attorney, Deanna has helped hundreds of families with all levels of planning. She assists families interested in planning in advance for the possibility of incapacity, the need for long-term care, and estate planning for second marriages. She also helps families in crisis situations—when they have been told that a loved one must enter a nursing home soon or has already been placed in one, and they need to obtain assistance from Medicaid quickly. About the Russo Law Group Russo Law Group, P.C. is dedicated to providing peace of mind to you and your family. Their team of elder law attorneys, estate planning attorneys and special needs (disability) attorneys have experience in helping people with their problems. They promise to answer any question with a straight answer. Once they meet with you, they will be able to assist you. For more information about Deanna, estate planning for second marriages, and the Russo Law Group visit https://www.vjrussolaw.com/.
25:16 02/18/2022
How to Stay Germ Free with the Bathroom Butler
Unfortunately, winter cold and flu season is here. On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all looking for ways to stay germ free and healthy this winter and into spring. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Craig Taylor, vice president of Bathroom Butler – a leading bathroom tech innovation, accessories, and finishes company serving the U.S., South Africa, Mauritius, and Australia. Learn why kitchens and bathrooms are prime areas for germs and how the Bathroom Butler's heated towel rack can help families stay hygienic for the rest of cold and flu season. About Craig Taylor Craig grew up watching his father, Keith, hard at work and during school holidays he would get involved and help him. He learned the ropes of the business from a young age and built a business from the ground up. Keith instilled the importance of work ethic in Craig early on and that it pays off. After completing his various studies, Craig began work for the family business, starting from the bottom and then becoming a leader. In 2005, he started and launched Bathroom Butler to the market. About Bathroom Butler Bathroom Butler is a leading bathroom tech innovation, accessories, and finishes company serving the U.S. South Africa, Mauritius, and Australia. The company is known for its smart technology Heated Towel Rack that can be remotely temperature gauged or programmed to simply dry ongoing wet towels in all seasons to keep them bacteria and germ free. In addition, they can be dialed up in the winter to provide a heated germ free towel experience for users during the colder winter months. Bathroom Butler also has a secondary product line featuring a full suite of bathroom accessories all of which use their patented RIGID Loc Mounting System. For more information visit www.bathroombutler.com.
18:34 02/11/2022
How to Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most difficult and challenging things anyone can experience. Often, caregivers forget to take care of their own needs. While never easy, there are strategies you can follow to make sure you take care of yourself while caring for someone with Alzheimer's. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with William Nields M.D., Medical Director of Cognitive Health Centers - the first primary care clinic in the nation that focuses solely on preventing cognitive health decline and even improving brain health. Learn ways in which you can take care of yourself while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease as well as ways in which you can take care of your brain health too. Also hear from Janet about her husband's dementia and his treatment at Cognitive Health Centers. About William Nields M.D. Dr. Nields graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He is on a mission of bringing healing and optimal health to all people. Combining traditional Western Medical Training with Holistic, Naturopathic, and Functional Medical techniques allows him to regularly see people set free from chronic disease and the medical system. He is the medical director of Cognitive Health Centers in Sarasota, Fla. About Cognitive Health Centers CHC is the first primary care clinic in the nation that focuses solely on preventing cognitive health decline and even improving brain health by combining Dr. Dale Bredesen’s protocols with a primary care approach. If you have Alzheimer’s or dementia – or you’re at risk – our program is focused entirely on you. At CHC, we apply evidence-based protocols in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive decline issues. For more information and to learn how to take care of yourself while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, visit cognitivehealthcenters.com.
24:00 02/04/2022
How to File a Tax Assessment Grievance in Nassau County
Did you know that the median price of homes across the United States is about $250,000? This means that property values on Long Island are more than twice the national average. Those who live here have higher property assessment rates. So what options does a homeowner have when it comes to taxes and how can you file a tax assessment grievance in Nassau County? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Jeff Gold, Partner at Gold Benes, LLP, a full-service litigation firm with a broad base of experience. With tax season upon us, hear from Jeff about the importance of filing a tax assessment grievance in Nassau County. Learn step-by-step instructions on how to challenge an assessment without paying an attorney any fees and without paying a percentage. He will also talk about how his firm can help file a tax assessment grievance for you. About Jeff Gold Jeff Gold, a partner at Gold Benes, LLP is a former member of the Nassau Board of Assessors and a former Commissioner of the Assessment Review Commission. For the last 18 years, he has taught homeowners how to grieve their Nassau County Tax Assessment. His 33,000 member Facebook group is among the County’s largest groups. Contact Gold Benes, LLP Gold Benes, LLP, is an insurance law and commercial litigation firm located in Bellmore, NY. The firm provides its clients with the personalized attention of a small firm and the knowledge and experience of a large firm. They are committed to serving their clients with the utmost respect, professionalism, and attention to detail. For more information on how to file a tax grievance in Nassau County or learn more about Gold Benes, LLP visit www.goldbenes.com.
28:01 01/28/2022
How to Embrace Crankiness
We all get cranky. You have a bad day, a bad week, a bad month, and everything seems to bother you that much more. It can be a continuous cycle and before you know it, you’re cranky all of the time. But maybe, we need to learn how to embrace crankiness and not bury it. About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Steven Joseph, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris as well as The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness. Hear Steven's advice on how adults should accept their crankiness and not use it on other people. Learn tips on how to process your crankiness and express yourself in a healthy way. About Steven Joseph Steven Joseph is a first-generation American, son of a Holocaust Survivor, attorney, negotiator, speaker, author, fully cured overweight person,  five-time Boston Marathon and 16 time NYC Marathon runner, a humorist who has spent 28 years as a partner with therapists, a lifetime of schuckling at countless synagogues, many years sitting on a cushion staring at a white wall at the Village Zendo, but is a person who still smart enough to know that he hasn’t figured everything out – except for crankiness. He is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris as well as The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness. About The Crankatsuris Method Using good humor throughout, Steven Joseph observes that we typically do not hesitate to pour out our CrankaTsuris all over our spouses, kids, parents, and siblings-and then there can be a CrankaTsuris retaliation. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a CrankaTsuris food fight. We’re all cranky at times, but it’s imperative we find a more effective way to be cranky while still making the world a happier place. In this book, learn how to: – Create space for both yours and your family’s crankiness – Utilize a fun “team” approach to crankiness – Take steps to avoid being too cranky – Improve communication with friends and family – Handle cranky dinosaurs in your life (including children) – Effectively diagnose and treat the “Common CrankaTsuris” When it comes to crankiness, the infection rate in a given room is likely close to 100 percent. When trying to manage that crankiness-as well as your own-the ultimate answer will always be love. To learn more about Steven and or purchase his book, visit www.stevenjosephauthor.com.
25:31 01/21/2022
Long Term Career Success for Women
Women often face unique challenges on their path to long-term career success. How can you embrace your leadership role and excel at it in order to achieve a seat at the table? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Ellen Snee EdD, Author of Lead: How Women In Charge Claim Their Authority. Learn about Ellen's experience as a former nun, her research at Harvard University, and her professional experiences. Hear how she used that background to help other women learn to become effective leaders and then take that advice and author her book. About Ellen Ellen has been at the forefront of women’s leadership development for more than 25 years. Her original research at Harvard University on women’s experience in roles of authority formed the foundation of her company’s with Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Goodyear, Marriott, Pfizer, and Schwab. Later, as Global VP of Leadership Development at VMware, she launched its business initiative, VMwomen, to attract, develop, advance, and retain talented women. About Lead: How Women In Charge Claim Their Authority During Ellen Snee’s eighteen years as a Catholic nun, she gained a number of essential—and, happily, transferable—skills: how to discern a call or deep desire, how to work collaboratively with other women, and how to be a savvy operator within male hierarchies. In Lead, she draws on that knowledge—as well as lessons learned and insights gained from her Harvard dissertation on psychological dimensions of authority for women, two decades of work with executive women as CEO of Fine Line Consulting, and five years as VP of Organizational & Leadership Development at VMware, a global technology leader—to address the exercise of authority by women. Lead guides readers through specific challenges of leadership Snee has identified as most vital to success through her own corporate experience and consulting work: developing resilience, presenting with authority, gaining financial literacy, managing in every direction, and more. Throughout, Snee urges women to find and speak with their unique voice and claim their personal power. Full of illuminating personal and client anecdotes and surprising research insights, Lead is an accessible, instructive, and empowering road map. To learn more about Ellen and her book, Lead, visit www.ellensnee.com.
22:37 12/23/2021
Alternative Cancer Treatments | Hope Never Dies
Sadly, in the United States, there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 608,570 cancer deaths in 2021. Getting a cancer diagnosis, especially when the cancer has spread and the outlook doesn’t look good, can be nothing short of devastating. But, can alternative cancer treatments help some people beat the odds? About the Interview In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Rick Shapiro, author of Hope Never Dies, and Cancer Coach in the field of safe, evidence-based, integrative, and alternative cancer therapies. Hear from Rick about the key takeaways from his book including what alternative therapies exist that have helped people extend their lives and what questions to ask your doctor should you receive a cancer diagnosis. About Rick Shapiro Rick, a former practicing attorney, is a leading consultant and coach in the field of safe, evidence-based, integrative, and alternative cancer therapies. He has engaged in deep research about efficacious treatments that are saving lives, and enhancing quality of life, beyond statistical norms found in the conventional cancer world. He collaborates with internationally renowned doctors, and researchers, and has consulted with patients all over the world, including China, New Zealand, Okinawa, Europe, the United States, and in his hometown, Scottsdale, Arizona. The culmination of his work, developed after cancer took his father’s life, is found in his Amazon  Best-selling book, Hope Never Dies. Rick is a passionate advocate who seeks to educate the public about proven remedies that save and extend lives. He has interviewed hundreds of people who have stymied metastatic cancer, and who are thriving many years after being given death sentences by their conventional doctors. He is a member of numerous cancer associations and is on the Board of Directors of the Annie Appleseed Project, a non-profit that educates people about integrative and innovative, science-based cancer therapies. Order Hope Never Dies To order Hope Never Dies, to learn more about alternative cancer treatments, or to contact Rick, visit www.HopeNeverDies.com.
25:52 12/17/2021