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    30 Minutes with Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Business

    Here's an ideal opportunity to learn more about Carole Copeland Thomas, her business philosophy, how she started her company and her plans for future endeavors. Carole opened a temporary employment agency in 1987 after business school, a MBA degree, a corporate job. a husband and three children.  Now fast forward 24 years later, she's a grandmother on a mission to connect the world in conversation about multiculturalism, empowerment, global diversity and leadership issues.
    Learn more about the launch of her September Webinar Series, her upcoming 5th Multicultural Conference on October 27th and Membership opportunities in the Multicultural Symposium Series.
    It's a rare opportunity to sit back and learn from one of the earlier diversity professionals in the industry. 
    And before or after you listen to the show, visit Carole's newly launched websites: www.tellcarole.com and www.mssconnect.com.
    Enjoy the journey!

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    Inside The Mind Of An Entrepreneur: Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Business

    Ever wonder what’s it’s really like to be an entrepreneur, or even a social entrepreneur?  It’s one thing to dream about it.  It’s something very different to “live it outloud” every day as a full time profession.

    Carole Copeland Thomas shares secrets, successes, obstacles, and little known realities about the day to day life she has led for the past 25 years as a self employed entrepreneur. This up close and personal encounter will be especially useful for those thinking about entrepreneur but are afraid to take the leap.

    It should also be helpful for those already self employed and looking for some inspiration and insight toward the next level of your business journey.  

    It may look glamorous, but becoming your own boss is hard work, offers no guarantees, and requires much stamina and determination. You’re constantly reinventing yourself and always looking for new opportunities to identify new clients and customers in the pipeline.  

    As a speaker, trainer, global thought leader, author, and community builder, Carole has worked in nearly every state in the US, and has taken her work to the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, and El Salvador.  Listen to today’s show and see if the world of entrepreneurship is right for you.

    Learn more about Carole at either www.tellcarole.com ...  or ... www.mssconnect.com or email her at tellcarole@mac.com.  Phone: 508 947-5755

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    Christmas, Kwanzaa, Music & Milestones with Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Business

    On today's show, put your feet up, relax, listen to the music and celebrate the holidays with Carole. We'll look at the dramatic events of the Lame Duck Congress, where remarkable bills were passed despite the naysayers. And we'll reflect on the beauty of Christmas and what it means around the world to millions of Christians who honor the birth of Jesus Christ. Then we'll look at the week long celebration of Kwanzaa, a secular celebration with African roots, that has caught on in many parts of the world. Let's celebrate the end of 2010 in triumph!!!

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    Remembering Our Stories On Flag Day w/Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Business

    For some, it's Flag Day, a day to remember the rich history of the American flag.

    For others, it's just another work day.

    For me, its a day like no other in my entire life.  It's the day my only son was killed in a single occupant car accident on June 14, 1997.

    This is Flag Day -- marking the date in 1777 when John Adams proposed the stars and stripes as the official flag of the United States.  Making flags, banners, and pennants is a nearly $5 billion annual business in the U.S.

    Today we'll listen to the Census Bureau's profile on the American Flag. Then we'll turn our spotlight on three remarkable  "slice of life" stories from  StoryCorp, the national organization archiving real stories about real people around the United States.  One story details the transference of anger, pain and suffering into good when a father is murdered.  Another story describes the personal partnership of a couple in the classroom. The third story is an unusual love story that transcends the stereotypes.

    And then I will share some special stories of my late son, his twin sister and his older sister, and how the bonds of family love and connection even transcend death.  

    This show is dedicated to the memory of my late son, Mickarl D. Thomas, Jr.
    Visit My Website And Learn More Under The Student Safety Month Tab:  www.tellcarole.com

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    Looking Back at 2010 and Looking Forward To 2011 with Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Business

    Soooooooo much has happened in 2010! In today's show Carole will highlight a wide range of events, disasters, miracles, and milestones that happened in 2010, making it one of the most memorable years in recent history. Then she will make a few predictions that will leave you scratching your head for more! Happy New Year and Thank You for listening to Focus On Empowerment All Year!

  • 00:16

    Black History Month Still Matters - Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Business

    Carole Copeland Thomas has been a speaker, trainer, global thought leader, and business owner since 1987. Her experiences and connections inform her positive, insightful and uplifting presentations and training sessions. Listen as Ms Thomas shares WHY this topic remains so central in today’s “post racial” society and how WE can help make sure the truth is available.

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    Expand Your Awareness: Build Your News Organization Portfolio

    in Business

    The horrific and shocking nature of breaking news shouldn’t stop you for becoming a well rounded consumer of worldwide news.  In order for you to form an intelligent decision about world events, you MUST develop a portfolio of news organizations that will deliver a diversity of perspectives for you to consider.  

    On today’s show we’ll skip around the world and list a number of news organizations, associations, online resources and opinion makers so that you can keep current on world events and lead the conversation in meaningful new ways.

  • 00:30

    Inside The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Sarah Babineau of Compass Metrics

    in Business

    Ever wonder what is really takes to start, develop and operate a small business?  Sarah Babineau, Founder and Managing Partner of Compass Metrics walks us through the day in the life of running her business.  From concept to execution, operating a small business is not for the faint of heart.  But the positive outcomes and longterm benefits outweigh the challenges and uncertainties that often come to entrepreneurs big and small throughout the marketplace.

    Do you have a burning desire to start your own company?  Do you have what it takes to keep it up and running year after year?  What does it take to finance a small business?  And when do you know it’s time to take your business to the next level?  We’ll ask Sarah these important questions as we profile her business strategies and techniques that give her a leading edge to success.

    Compass Metrics is a diversity and inclusion business specializing in diversity metrics and analysis and affirmative action planning.

    For more information contact Sarah Babineau at www.compassmetrics.com

  • 00:31

    Helping The Island Of Dominica After Tropical Storm Erika’s Wrath

    in Current Events

    Quick geography lesson.  The Dominican Republic and Dominica are NOT one in the same. The Dominican Republic is on the island of Hispanola and is right next to Haiti.  Dominica is a separate Caribbean island/country that was devastated by the wrath of tropical storm Erika on August 27th.  

    Dominica now lies tattered but unbowed, and needs your help. The storm caused severe flooding and mudslides and killed at least 20 people. More than 50 people are still missing.  

    A group of Dominican-Americans have now joined forces in an effort to help their native land, while working with the government to help rebuild shattered communities.

    On today’s show we’ll talk with Pastor Cuthbert Joseph, the official spokesperson for Boston for Dominica who will discuss what happened last month and how we can help.

    It’s a show where your compassion will be appreciated and welcomed.

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    When The Answers Just Don’t Come. Why Tragedy Strikes Us In Such A Cruel Manner

    in Culture

    June is always a hard month for me and my family.  The tragic accidental death of my son, Mickarl D. Thomas, Jr. on June 14, 1997 still leaves a void in my heart too painful for many to understand. His death was the result of a single occupant fatal car accident after drinking at a party, days after graduating from high school with his twin sister. That was 18 years ago, but the memories are still vivid in my mind.  

    Tragedy is hard to comprehend…whether it’s accidental or intentional. It leaves a trail of tears in the wake of surviving victims, family members and friends often left behind.  

    The latest tragedy occurred last night when worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were simply exercising their right to attend Bible Study in the House of God. For nine of them, including the Pastor of the church, it would be their last day on earth, as they were murdered by a hateful young man bent on ending their lives for his own personal satisfaction.

    What do you do when the answers don’t come from such tragedies?  How do you console family members and friends whose unbearable pain can be difficult to watch?  What do you say when the words are too cumbersome?  

    Today’s show will offer some responses to life’s tragedies from my personal perspective, having lived all of these years in the wake of my son’s death.

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    6 More Great Websites For 2015

    in Business

    Here are 6 more great websites I personally recommend for 2015.  Sure there are millions of websites on the Internet…but these 6 I personally recommend for projects, professional research and personal development.

    And send us your favorite website and why you like it:  Send your favorite picks to carole@mssconnect.com. We’ll send you a special E Report detailing some of the websites covered in today’s program.

    Grab a pen and paper or log in today’s information straight to your computer, laptop, iPad or smartphone.  We’ll give you the websites that will move you forward straight throughout the months ahead!

    For the complete list visit http://www.tellcarole.com/caroles-blog/6-more-great-websites-for-2015