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Laura Wellington is a former preschool teacher and owner of three small businesses, two in the technological arena and The Giddy Gander Company. Laura lost her husband to cancer and was left to raise four small children on her own. This is when she brought the colorful characters she used to draw as a teenager to life. They are now known as The Wumblers and over the last four years Laura has been on an adventure to turn the Wumblers into an award winning children's brand.
Laura has accomplished a tremendous amount considering she didn't know anything about the business she embarked on, but made amazing connections along the way and brought on key people to guide and influence her every step of the way.
Along with numerous awards for the Wumblers, Laura has also garnered a few of her own. The Forbes Small Enterprise Award, Top 50 Women in Business in NJ, Garden State Woman of The Year, two consecutive nominations for Women in Toys and more.
Laura has also been asked to be a parent expert on Fox 5 News and the Tyra Banks Show.
Internet radio program covering the TV scene. Our guests: Russ Schafer, Yahoo! senior director of marketing; Laura Wellington, creator/producer of The Wumblers; and John Markus, BBQ Pitmasters executive producer/on-air commentator (and former producer on The Cosby Show and Taxi)
Join me Wednesday for what is sure to be an awe inspiring hour. My very special guest will be Laura Wellington, creator of the Wumblers. For you Moms and Dads with small children, for you business owners who dared to jump off the cliff with just a dream and some inspiration, and for all of you standing at the shore, afraid to explore distant oceans, this is a show for you.
Widowed by cancer, left with 4 small children, where many of us might have given up and given in, Laura, after seeing what was missing on children's television, and questioning other moms as to what they wanted their young children to watch, formulated a series that teaches children to be better human beings by being socially and globally concious. Thus was The Wumblers born. (www.wumblers.com)
She then signed a deal to broadcast nationally and internationally. (Check your local cable station for dates and times) And, because, although the goal of the series is to nurture the whole child - nutritionally, emotionally, intellectually, and educationally, she also believed it should above all be fun, she partnered with the National Watermelon Association (www.nationalwatermelonassociation.com) to provide a line of creative toys. This added to the existing line of apparel. plush toys, puzzles, games. dvd's, cd's, and educational tools (www.giddygander.com).
Laura has recently been nominated for the 1010Wins Newsmaker Award, and has won the Forbes Enterprise Award as well as the Garden State Woman of the Year Award.
Wanting to teach her children how to thrive after a loss, she has a lesson for all of us.
Please tune in Wednesday at 1pm to listen to this amazing woman. As always, feel free to join us in the chat room., or call in (718) 466-4706 to ask questions of myself or my guest.
And if you miss this inspiring story, be sure to catch it in the archives.
On The Yvonne Pierre Show: She's an inspirational and motivating woman who unfortunately lost the love of her life to cancer about six years ago. A preschool teacher, mother of four, and widow, Ms. Wellington's insight and understanding of children has proven itself invaluable to both her professional and personal lives. Laura J. Wellington, CEO, co-founded The Giddy Gander Company LLC, and active President of Wellington Consulting Company and Wellington Financial Systems. Visit, www.hyhradio.com or www.blogtalkradio.com/hyhonline