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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

  • 01:01

    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.

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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

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    True Confessions Part 2: Type 2 Diabetes and Eating To Live!

    in Health

    My May 21st radio broadcast revealed that I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes…something shocking and very sobering to me. I immediately changed my food regiment, started exercising regularly and have lost 20+ pounds in the course of the past six weeks. 

    Today I want to focus on HOW I plan on consistently eat healthy foods…not for a season..but for the rest of my LIFE! 

    Some foods have been banned from my list…and some have been modified.  It’s all a matter of choices I make to bring forth a new healthy approach to living a full rich life for the next 20 to 40 years! 

    Listen to today’s show and I’ll walk you through a regiment that you can live with by making smart choices about food, nutrition and tasty eats and treats along the way.

  • 00:31

    *Moving America Forward Race, Politics, Religion & Guns

    in Current Events

    As difficult to fathom America is now catching up with the rest of the world with last week’s horrific killings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  Americans barely blinks when mosques are blown up in distant lands or Christians are burned alive as they huddle together seeking safety in war torn nations.  Now in this country the carnage has moved from schools building to Bible study classes in the basement of historic Black southern churches.

    The Honorable Rev. Clementa Pinckney will be buried tomorrow and eulogized by President  Barack Obama.  The other eight victims will be buried in the days to come. The services will be huge and no doubt televised.  The tears will flow and the ultimate question, “Why?” will be asked. 

    And in the wake of last week’s massacre remains a demented 21 year old “soldier of death,” who still waves his Confederate flag in his twisted mind. White, young, hateful with a gun.  A deadly combination. 

    Today we will explore the challenges and opportunities that America faces as it wrestles with the contingency of dissonances that just cannot embrace a globally connected multicultural nation.

    And we will celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling today that upholds the Affordable Care Act…otherwise known as Obamacare.