Health Warrior. Revelationist. Spirit Ninja. Tara is a trailblazer in the holistic health & healing world leading with grace and compassion. She has the ability to connect to a truth that so many are seeking & speaks with an authenticity only available through experience. Her raw vulnerability challenges us to break the chains of limiting beliefs & self-doubt and re-weave the fabric of our lives.
Tara is a certified holistic health counselor, wellness expert (CHHC & AADP), motivational speaker, author, mental health activist and founder of Divine Lifestyles. Divine Lifestyles is a multi-media healthy lifestyles brand that creates positive, conscious content, creates workshops, transformational programming and retreats to educate, inspire and transform. Through her work, Tara leads others towards happier, healthier, purpose-driven lives.
Her philosophy is that EVERYTHING IS FOOD. Health is more than just eating kale, juicing, and working out. True “health” means looking at the whole picture, including all aspects of our lives: having a career we’re passionate about, engaging in fulfilling relationships, establishing a spiritual foundation, indulging in regular self-care, eating right, exercising, and most importantly giving back.
Our conversation with Tara reminded us how important it is to take good care of yourself and make time for healthy living in order to lead a fulfilled and purposeful life.
"The world needs great leaders. And the world needs its leaders to perform at their best."
Leaders, whether they are good or bad, have an exponential effect on the people around them, and indeed on how the world evolves. May Busch helps people become great leaders of their companies and organizations, and helps companies and organizations become great leaders of their industry and in their marketplace.
She brings her insights and experiences following her successful investment banking career to help top leaders advance their organizations, and to promote greater thought leadership, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace. She offers workshops, keynotes, consulting and executive coaching to high-potential and high-performance leaders.
Prior to this, May enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley spanning two continents and nine different business roles across Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Firm Management. She was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Europe where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Firm’s business strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She chaired the firm’s European Diversity Council and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s European Management Committee as well as a Board Member of the Firm’s FSA-regulated UK broker dealer.
May is also Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence in the Office of the President, and Professor of Practice at W.P. Carey School of Business, at ASU (Arizona State University). She lectures on leadership, and works on interdisciplinary initiatives across the university with an emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurship and enhancing the engagement between business and academia. She chairs The Idea Enterprise, a program for bringing experienced business leaders to ASU to help turn its best ideas into forces for change in the world. ASU is the largest US public research university, and pioneer of the New American University model for higher education.
May is a founding partner of M|C Advisors, a private consultancy in the UK that works with professional services firms on organizational strategy, leadership development, client effectiveness, and gender diversity. As part of this, May and fellow founding partner, Catherine Claydon, work closely with firms who seek to attract, retain and develop the careers of their professional female workforce.
When Adda Birnir was laid off from her job at a high-profile media company in 2009, she noticed that most of the people in the technology department were spared, which got her thinking about the value of their skillset. She began teaching herself basic tech skills, including how to code and build a website. But for Birnir, becoming “tech-literate” was not just about job security – she saw that teaching men and women outside the tech world how to creatively harness tech tools could help them advance their careers in any field. And so, in 2012, she launched Skillcrush, an online series of courses designed to help others – especially women – learn how to code, design a website, and build a digital portfolio.(Via NBC news)
In this episode, Adda shares her personal story in details: From the moment she got laid off to teaching herself how to code and then going on to launch a successful tech company in a male dominated. She is definitely our #TechWomanCrush!
With her self-taught tech skills, she’s worked on building sites for the New York Times, ProPublica and MTV. She has been named one of the 20 Women to Watch in Media by the Columbia Journalism Review, one of the 30 Most Important Women in Tech by Business Insider, and been featured on the BBC, Fast Company, and Mashable.
If you need a little inspiration or extra motivation this week, then this episode is for you! Adda is the definition of a self-made successful tech entrepreneur and her passion for what she does will make you want to go after your dream career.
We have had some incredible guests on the podcast so far, but Michelle Dutro has completely shook my world and took my breath away with her wisdom and knowledge.
"And when you get down to what moves your soul, nothing will get in the way. And if it's 'hey, the electricity's turned off for a month so I guess I'm gonna get little hand warmers and a thicker blanket, but nothing's gonna stop me' - that's when you know you've hit your 'why'. Nothing will stop you. And when I say no matter what, we don't craft up a plan B. Failure is not an option, but you have to be there. And you realize this is a soul calling. And it gets to the point that you can no longer compromise that, or settle for anything less. And that vision, when things get tough, that's what will pull you through." - Michelle Dutro
Michelle Dutro is a Certified Biofeedback Specialist/Instructor and Supervisor. Certified as a Life Coach in Strategic Intervention, a Wellness Consultant, Hypnotherapist, Yoga and Meditation Instructor, and passionate advocate for the humane treatment of all beings, especially those without a voice.
She has built up a whole business around helping others find their passion and their inner north star - And you guessed it right, it's called www.innernorthstar.com
Inner North Star is a place where you can find inspiration and motivation as you work to find the courage, guidance and willpower required to pursue your passions. The pursuit of passion requires one to look deep within. You must reconnect with your inner guide; the voice that will imbue you with the strength required to succeed!
Michelle also hosts an incredible and practical podcast called The Game Changer podcast, where she interviews people who are willing to look different, act different, and swim in their own direction. Her show is extremely inspiring and full of game changing advice and lessons.