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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!

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    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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    Boston’s Cycling Craze: 1880-1900

    in Fitness

    Sometimes in our fast paced world it’s difficult to imagine our communities of the past.  Historian Rui Santos detailed an average trip by horse and carriage from Boston to Plymouth in the 1830s lasting some 10 hours.  Fifty years later a new form of transportation would take center stage: the bicycle.  


    And it was during that time period between 1880 and 1900 that the intersection of race, athleticism and cycling came to mean new forms of freedom and expression.


    Lorenz Finison’s remarkable new book, Boston’s Cycling Craze paints the landscape of how a host of visionaries took to the streets and byways … all for the glory of the bicycle. Black, White, Asian and Biracial…they are all in the book and all chronicled in detail during these pioneer years of cycling.  


    Come explore with us as we turn back the clocks to the golden age of bicycles during and era worth noting in the annuls of American history.

  • 00:30

    10 Great Websites For 2015

    in Business

    Here are 10 great websites I personally recommend for 2015.  Sure there are millions of websites on the Internet…but these are 10 that I use 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 our smartphone.  We’ll give you the websites that will move you forward straight through this New Year!!


     

  • 00:31

    Times Are Changing: Is A Religious Freedom Law Relevant?

    in Business

    It’s Holy Week, the most important season in the Christian calendar.  During this week millions of Christians worldwide will commemorate the cruxifiction and resurrection of Jesus Christ between Good Friday and Easter Sunday morning.   Yet the story of the week is not so much the triumph of Jesus dying and rising from the dead for our sins….but rather an obscure “Religious Freedom” bill that just passed in Indiana, targeted squarely at discriminating against those in the LGBTQ community.


    The country, quite frankly is up in arms against this new law and it’s putting much heat on the governor of Indiana and the legislature that passed the law.  Companies are moving their employees out of the state, and major conventions are weighing their options about holding future meetings in Indiana.  Even the giant retailer, Walmart, flexed its muscles and put a squeeze on the governor of Arkansas not to sign a similar bill. 


    Times are changing. The question is why do some feel the need to shut out minority groups…this time in the name of religion??


     

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    ADR - Carole Copeland Thomas

    in Entrepreneur

    My guest will be Carole Copeland Thomas author of newly published "Best Practices:  21 Ways To Bring Multiculturalism To Your Job Your Home And Your Community." Ms Thomas will also share insights prior to her annual Multicultural Conference on Oct. 25 http://www.mssconnect.com/oct-25th-conference.html.

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    Six Ways To Embrace Multiculturalism And Diversity in 2015

    in Business

    As the new year charges in with opportunities, challenges and promising expectations, how can you assure that you’re doing YOUR part to enhance multiculturalism and diversity into your daily life?  This show will feature SIX ways that diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion can enhance your career path, your family life and your community involvement. From watching historical movies to sharing your family history… you can indeed contribute in a very active way to activities that bring us together in light of our differences and similarities.  


    The cost can be minimal. The impact can be great.  You decide the many ways that multiculturalism and diversity can build new bridges to cross cultural connections throughout the world.