133 Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

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Growing in a family of 9 children, Cheryl learned that ‘many hands make light work’. Her parents empowered their children, then watched them rise to the occasion. Cheryl shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– train children, then trust them
– don’t do for children, what they can do for themselves
– the past can live on in memory as a source of strength
– recite comforting prayers/mantra/sayings that calm and energize you
– you are loved and will find love again

Cheryl and her eight siblings grew up with a paintbrush in their hands and a song in their hearts. As soon as they were old enough to wrench a nail out of ancient lumber―so it could be used again―they were put to work renovating old houses in Ames, Iowa. Cheryl’s growing-up years included babysitting for a local family that kept a lion as a pet. A real, adolescent-aged lion. Uncaged. Using a flyswatter to defend herself, she survived the lion, and today is a freelance journalist for The Wall Street Journal as well as the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The Tribune distributes her articles to hundreds of newspapers and websites around the country, such as The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baltimore Sun, and Orlando Sentinel. McCarthy holds an MBA from City University in London and a bachelor’s in journalism from Iowa State University. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

https://www.cherylstritzelmccarthy.com/

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132 Dr. Tim Jordan

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Growing up, Tim didn’t have a clear idea of his future. He experienced lots of anger and criticism in his home and didn’t feel safe. After becoming a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, he created summer camps, where children can experience a safe and nurturing environment, that accepts them for who they are. Tim shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– our lives unfold
– our lives are not prescribed paths
– notice the opportunities that you are drawn to
– you are not alone
– tell your story
– see and accept others for who they are
– trust your intuition
– it’s OK to make mistakes
– take time for self care
– reflect, contemplate and soul search
– notice and acknowledge children that show leadership skills

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037 Lionnel Yamentou

 

Here’s Lionnel’s advice:

  • listen to your inner voice
  • identify your coaches, mentors and cheerleaders
  • develop and maintain a gratitude list
  • practice your daily disciplines
  • if you are stuck, engage with people and projects

Lionnel Yamentou is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and personal growth and development. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Information Systems from the California University of Management and Sciences in Anaheim, California.

Born and raised in Cameroon (Central Africa), Lionnel moved to Ghana (West Africa) for undergraduate studies in 2004, and later moved to the United States in 2011 for graduate studies. He has been a member of Toastmasters International since June 2012 when he was part of the 20 charter members of the All Nations Toastmasters Club in Anaheim. Toastmasters International is the leading organization in the world dedicated to training effective communicators and leaders.

In 2013 Lionnel served in the Toastmasters International Founder’s District as Area Governor. The same year, he also went on a road trip speaking tour across the United States (from California to Washington, DC) during which he had scheduled to meet and speak at 10 different Toastmasters clubs in 10 cities, in 5 days.

Lionnel has volunteered with DECA as a Competition Judge, and with Orange County Academic Decathlon as an Interview Judge. When he is not doing pro-bono work speaking to local high schools, colleges and universities you will find him speaking at conference or leading training for corporations.

He has authored the following downloadable books:

  • 3 Essential Ingredients ? To live a successful life
  • The 3 P’s of Public Speaking ? How to make every speech a masterpiece
  • The Pathway to Financial Wealth ? Guide to material and monetary abundance
  • Dream Busters ? Obstacles to your dreams and what to do about them

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